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withdraw, or become non-suit, after issue joined, and be-
bond, than the value of the property replevied by virtue
of said writ.
Replevin of goods attached.
Writ, to what court returnable.
Officer's liability for neglect.
Replevin of stock of incorporated companies.
Limitation of liability oil. replevin bonds.
goods attached, by a stranger to the suit.
Authority to make proclamation to rioters.
replevin to effect, and in case he sail to make his plea good, to return and redeliver the goods and chattels attached, to the officer attaching the same, so that they may be forth-coming to be taken by an execution that may be granted in the suit on which they were attached, and on failure thereof, to pay the debt, or damage that may be recovered in such suit. And the plaintiff in such writ of replevin may cite the party, who attached the goods and chattels ordered to be replevied, to appear before a proper court, to answer to a charge for unlawfully taking the same : and if such plaintiff shall make out a title to such goods and chattels, he shall have judgment to retain the same, with his damages and costs; but if he shall fail to make out a title, judgment shall be rendered against him to return such goods and chattels to the officer who attached the same, and that, on failure thereof, he shall pay the value of such goods and chattels, or the debt or damages and costs, recovered in the action on which they were attached, in case they exceed in value the amount of the debt or damages and costs.
- TITLE 81. Riots.
----- B” it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-
proclamation in these words, or in words to the like ef.
Form of proclamation.
Power to apprehend riot
fect, to wit: “In the name and by authority of the state
mation made as aforesaid, shall not disperse themselves,
TITLE 82. Sabbath.
An Act for the due observation of the Sabbath. or Lord's Day, and days of public Fasting and Thanksgiving.
1 Bo it enacted by the Senate and House of RepSECT. I. resentatives, in General dssembly convened, That it shall be the duty of the citizens of this state to attend the public worship of God, on the Lord's day; and that no person or persons shall do any secular business, work or labor, works of necessity and mercy excepted; nor keep open any shop, ware-house or work-house ; nor expose to sale any goods, wares or merchandize, or any other property; nor use any sport, game, play or recreation, on the Lord's day; nor shall any traveller, drover, waggoner, or teamster, travel on said day, except from necessity or charity. And every person, so offending, shall pay a fine not exceeding four dollars, nor less than one dollar. sor. 2. No person shall be present at any concert of music, dancing, or other public diversion on the evening preceding the Lord's day, on said day, or on the evening of said day, on penalty of four dollars.
ers continuing together, after proclamation made.
Secular business, &c. prohibited on the Lord's day.
Attending public diversions, prohibitMeeting in companies, prohibited.
sect. 3. No persons shall meet in company or companies, in the streets, or elsewhere, on the Lord's day, except for the public worship of God, or some work of necessity or mercy, on the penalty of one dollar, each, for every such offence. t sect. 4. All prosecutions for the breach of the preceding sections, shall be within one month after the commission of the offence. -sect. 5. If any civil process shall be issued, or served, between the setting P the sun on Saturday night, and twelve o’clock of the succeeding Lord’s-day night, it shall be void.(1) sect. 6. If any person or persons, either on the Lord's day, or at any other time, shall wilfully interrupt or disturb any assembly of people, met for the public worship of God, each person, so offending, shall pay a fine not exceeding thirty-four dollars, nor less than one dollar. sect. 7. Each town shall, at their annual meeting, choose two or more tything-men, in each society or congregation, who shall be sworn to a faithful discharge of the duties of the office; and it shall be the duty of such tything-men, and of grand-jurors and constables, to enquire aster, and make due presentment of, all breaches of this act; and every sheriff, constable, grand-juror and tything-man, shall have power, and they are hereby directed, to apprehend and carry before a justice of the peace, all persons transgressing this act, to be dealt with according to law, provided they are taken on sight, or immediate information of others; and to command all necessary assistance ; and whosoever shall refuse to obey such command, and shall neglect to afford his utmost assistance to apprehend such offenders, shall suffer the same penalties as persons who refuse to assist sheriffs and constables in the execution of their office. sect. 8. And on days appointed for public fasting or thanksgiving, by proclamation of the governor of the state, all persons shall abstain from every kind of servile labor and recreation, works of necessity and mercy excepted; and every person who shall be guilty of a breach of this
Limitation of prosecutions.
Civil process, when void.
Disturbing assembly for public worship, prohibited.
Tything-men to be chosen and sworn.
Officers empowered to apprehend transgressors.
Servile labor and recreation, on days of fasting and thanksgiving, prohibited.
(1) No people ever had a higher idea of the sanctity of the Lord's day than the first settlers of New-England. They prohibited all secular business, excepting works of necessity and mercy, on that day; and, for a long time, it was observed with the utmost strictness and rigor. But in more modern times, sundry decisions having been made, by the superior court, confin
ing the operations of the statute to the solar day , and the supreme court of errors having decided, that civil process could be executed before sun-rise and after sunset, on the Lord's day; the language of the statute is now rendered more explicit, so as to remove any doubt respecting its construction. See For v. Abel, 2 Conn. Rep. 541.
section, shall be fined a sum not exceeding two dollars,
An Act for regulating Salaries and Fees. SECT. 1 B'. it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- - - resentatives, in General Assembly convened, That the salaries and sees of the several officers of the state herein mentioned, and of the members of the general assembly, shall be established as follows, to wit:
To the governor, per annum, one thousand one hundred
Senate and clerk,
Representatives, speaker and clerks,