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Full text of "Report of the attorney general for the year ending .."

HOUSE No. 2. 



THE 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S 



ANNUAL REPORT. 



1836. 



o88 



To the Honorable the Legislature of Masssachusetts. 

I have the honor herewith to present an Annual Re- 
port and Abstracts, as required by the provisions of the 
Statute of 1832. Chapter 130. 

With perfect respect, 

JAMES T. AUSTIN, 

Attorney General. 

January 6, 1836. 



THE 



OFFICIAL DUTIES 

OF THE 

ATTORNEY GENERAL, 

PERFORMED DURING THE YEAR ENDING ON OCTOBER 
31, 1835, AND WHICH HE IS REQUIRED TO 
REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE, ARE 
AS FOLLOWS : 



ESSEX. 

Supreme Judicial Court — November Term, 1834. 

Commonwealth vs. Nathaniel Treadwell, Jr. Indicted on 
the Victuallers Licence Law. Questions of Law, on 
exceptions to the direction of Court of Common Pleas. 
Argued. Defendant died before Judgment. 

Commonwealth vs. Benjamin Walker. Indictment on the 
Victuallers Licence Law. Exceptions to the direction 
of the Court of Common Pleas. Argued on the Law. 
New trial ordered. 



4 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

Commonwealth vs. Nathaniel Collins. Indictment on 
same law. Motion 
Judgment arrested. 



same law. Motion in arrest of Judgment. Argued. 



'b" 



Commonwealth vs. Philip Markoe. Indictment on same 
law. Exceptions to the direction of the Court of 
Common Pleas. Argued on the questions of law re- 
served in the bill of Exceptions. Continued. 



November 6th. Commonwealth vs. John Eldridge. In- 
dicted in Berkshire for Murder. Application for Bail 
by the Prisoner. Argued before one of the Judges of 
Supreme Court at Chambers in Suffolk, and proceed- 
ings suspended until the session of the whole Court in 
Middlesex. 

SUFFOLK. 

Supreme Judicial Court — November Term., 1834. 

Commonwealth vs. Patric Donnelly accused of Murder. 
Examination before the Grand Jury. Deft, indicted for 
Manslaughter, and the case remitted to the Municipal 
Court. 

Commonwealth vs. Jabez W. Wilson accused of Murder. 
Case examined by the Grand Jury. No Bill. 

Commonwealth vs. Abner Kneeland, Appellant, on an In- 
dictment for Blasphemy. Trial. Argued, 17th and 18th 
November. Jury charged on the 19th. The Jury not being 
able to agree were discharged and the case continued. 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 5 

November 19th. By order of the Governor. Examin- 
ation of an Executive requisition from the Governor of 
Connecticut for the delivery of Alexander Webster and 
John Palmer, fugitives from justice, under charge for fel- 
ony. A certificate made of the facts with an opinion 
thereon, according to the provisions of the Statute of 
1834. Ch. 155. 

November 20th. Examination by order of the Governor, 
of the case of Samuel Wells, a fugitive from justice, on 
application for an Executive requisition to the Governor of 
New-York, to deliver him for trial in this Commonwealth. 
Certificate of the facts made out and an opinion prepared 
according to the provisions of the aforesaid Statute. 

November 21st. Examined the Bond directed to be 
given to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth by the pro- 
prietors of Chelsea free Bridge, together with the East 
Boston Company as surety ; — approved and certified the 
same. 

December 1st. Examined the Executive requisition of 
the Governor of New-York, for the body of Isaac Gibson, 
a fugitive from justice. Certificate made and opinion 
given in pursuance of the Statute aforementioned. 

MIDDLESEX. 

Supreme Judicial Court held by adjournment on 2d De- 
cember 1834. 

Commonwealth vs. John R. Buzzell. The Defendant 
was charged in an Indictment consisting of Eighteen 



6 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

Counts with various degrees of Arson and Burglary. 
The trial commenced on the 2d December, and proceed- 
ed from day to day until the eleventh, on which day the 
Jury returned a Verdict Not Guilty. 

Commonwealth vs. William Mason, Marvin Marcy and 
Sargent Blaisdell. The Defendants were indicted as 
in the before named case. The trial commenced on 
the twelfth day of December, and proceeded from day 
to day until the twenty-first, on which day, the Jury re- 
turned a Verdict of Not Guilty as to Mason and Blais- 
dell, and reported that they were unable to agree in the 
case of Marcy. The two former were thereupon dis- 
charged, and the latter remanded for further proceedings. 

The Indictments in these several cases were so prepared 
that the Jury were at liberty to have found the Defend- 
ants Guilty of the whole charge which was capital ; or 
of any offence less than capital, for which the punish- 
ment might have been imprisonment in the State Pris- 
on, for a period not exceeding fifteen years — if in the 
opinion of the Jury such offence had been proved against 
them. It was pressed upon them in argument, in this 
case particularly, that they should find a verdict special- 
ly for an offence not capital if in their judgment such 
offence was proved on the Prisoners, 

Commonwealth vs. Alvah Kelley, Prescott P. Pond, Isaac 
Parker and Marvin Marcy. 

The same Indictment had been returned against these 
parties as against the former, including Marcy, who was 
again put on trial. Before the Jury was empannelled 
all the Counts but one were relinquished, and the De- 
fendants put on trial for Arson, it being admitted on the 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 7 

record, that evidence would be given of Arson in the 
second degree only, for which the punishment was by 
law on conviction, imprisonment in the State Prison for 
the life of the party convicted. 

The Defendants having each by law a peremptory right to 
twenty challenges, could object without assigning any 
cause to eighty of the Jurors. 

The trial commenced on the twenty-second day of De- 
cember, and proceeded from day to day, until the twenty- 
ninth, on which day the Jury returned a verdict of Not 
Guilty as toBarker; Guilty as toMarcy; and reported that 
they were unable to agree on any verdict in the cases 
of Pond and Kelley. Parker was discharged. Pond 
and Kelley remanded. At a subsequent day of the 
term, Marcy was sentenced to the State Prison for the 
term of his natural life. 

Commonwealth vs. Samuel Freeman, for contempt of Court, 
in not obeying its summons to attend as a Witness. 
Hearing of the case. Defendant sentenced to three 
days imprisonment in the County Jail. 

Commonwealth vs. John Eldridge. Habeas Corpus. 
Again heard by the whole Court. Bail allowed ; — to 
be taken by Commissioners appointed for the purpose. 

SUFFOLK. 

At the Supreme Court — January 2, 1 835. 

. Pond and Kelley petitioners for bail. Habeas Corpus 
awarded. Order admitting them to bail on terms. Suf- 
ficiency of the Bail subsequently examined. Defendants 



8 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

discharged on their recognizance with sureties approved 
by the Court. 



January 12th. Received from the Honorable Senate an 
Order to report the dates of the several acts, incorporating 
the Bridges and Avenues into the City of Boston, also the 
period at which the Acts aforesaid will expire, the nature 
of the interest held by the Commonwealth in the several 
Bridges and Avenues, and the present probable revenue 
derived from the same by the proprietors, with such no- 
tice of the general provisions of the Acts as may be pe- 
culiar to the same. 

January 19th. A report was made in writing in obedi- 
ence to the above order. 

January 20th. Request from a Committee of the Hon- 
orable House to prepare the draft of a Bill for the sup- 
pression of Riots, &c. 

January 22d. Bill in conformity with such request trans- 
mitted to the Committee. 

January 28th. Examined the case of George Chase, 
charged with fraud and being a fugitive from justice, on 
an application to the Governor for an Executive requisi- 
tion to the Governor of the State of Maine. State of 
facts reported to the Governor, and an opinion as to the 
expediency of granting the request under such conditions 
as were therein expressed. 

February 2d. Received from a Committee of the Hon- 
orable House a copy of their vote in the following terms 



1836. HOUSE— No. % 9 

Voted, That the Chairman be instructed to desire the 
Attorney General to attend this Committee, and submit 
to them his opinion on such questions concerning the 
matter before them, [Amendments to the Constitution], 
as the Committee may propose. 

February 5th. Attended the Committee as required. 

February 7th. Attended the Committee. 

February 9th. Attended the Committee, and delivered 
to them an opinion in writing on the several questions pro- 
posed by them. 

February 9th. Examined the case of John B. Norris, on 
an application made to the Governor, for an Executive re- 
quision to the Governor of the State of Maine, to return 
him as a fugitive from justice — and prepared a statement 
of facts, with an opinion thereon, as required by the 
statute. 

February 10th. Prepared two assignments of two seve- 
ral bonds, belonging to the Commonwealth, from Heze- 
kiah Barnard Treasurer, &c. to Nathan Willis, under a re- 
solve of the Legislature, of the 7th inst. 

February 1 1 th. Attended at the Treasurer's office, on the 
execution and delivery of the same in furtherance of said 
resolve. 

February 11th. Received from the Honorable Senate, 
an order that the Attorney General be directed to exam- 
ine and report to that Board, whether the petition of Abi- 

2 



10 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

jah Goodrich and others, for a Rail-road in Charlestown 
and Cambridge, interferes with the rights of the Com- 
monwealth in the flats, in, over or near which the same is 
proposed to be located, and also, what rights the Com- 
monwealth have to the flats which lie between the pro- 
posed road and the shore, and also between said road and 
channel. 



February 17th. Reported to the Senate in obedience to 
said order. 

February 11th and 14th. Attended a joint and special 
Committee of the two branches at their request. 

February 17th. Revised the taxation of costs for the 
Defendant, in the case of Commonwealth vs. John R. 
Buzzell, and filed exceptions thereto. 

Same in case of Mason & al. 

Same in case of Pond & al. 

Same in above cases for the Commonwealth's wit- 
nesses. 



NORFOLK. 

Supreme Judicial Court, February 18th. 

Commonwealth vs. John Wade. Arson. Prisoner ar- 
raigned. Counsel assigned by the Court. Proposition 
to plead specially. Ordered that pleas be filed by 1 st 
Julv. Case continued. 



February 23d. Prepared the form of an article for the 
amendment of the Constitution, according to the direc- 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 11 

tions of a Committee of the House of Representatives, 
to whom that subject had been referred. 

February 24th. Attended at the adjournment of the 
Supreme Judicial Court at Middlesex, at which Marcy 
was sentenced. The exceptions as to the taxation of costs 
argued, and a rule of Court established in regard to them. 

Commonwealth vs. Henry Buck. Arson. In the mat- 
ter of the Convent. The Defendant was charged as an 
accomplice with the other parties indicted, and had with 
his own consent been admitted to tesify. He was 
now brought into Court to await its order under the cir- 
cumstances of his case, and after examination was re- 
manded until the next term, the other cases not yet 
being finally disposed of. 



February 25th. Attended the Committee on the Amend- 
ments of the Constitution, and received their directions in 
regard to the modifications by them made of the propo- 
sitions before them, and prepared an article for their ac- 
ceptance in conformity thereto. 

February 25th. Attended His Excellency the Governor 
in consultation, confidentially, on questions proposed by 
him for consideration and advice. 

February 25th. Received a communication from the 
Committee of the Senate on the Judiciary, proposing en- 
quiries, by order of that Committee, in regard to the ex- 
pences and other operation of the laws for arresting fugi- 
tives from justice. 



12 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

February 26th. Communicated an answer in writing to 
said inquiries. 

February 26th. Application from the Warden of the 
State Prison, for an opinion, in regard to the service of a 
warrant of the Commonwealth in a case stated, and opinion 
given accordingly. 

February 27th. Made out subpoenas for thirty-nine wit- 
nesses to attend at Concord, on 14th April, on the trials 
assigned for that day. 

February 27th. Addressed a letter to the District Attor- 
ney of the Northern District, in regard to proceedings to 
be had before the Grand Jury at Concord in March, with 
a memorandum of witnesses then to be examined. 

February 28th. Attended the Supreme Judicial Court 
at Cambridge, for further proceedings in regard to the 
costs as before mentioned, and the recognizances of sun- 
dry parties and witnesses. 

March 1 st. Addressed a letter to the Lieutenant Govern- 
or as Chairman of a Committee of the Council, contain- 
ing a statement of proceedings in the case of Common- 
wealth vs. Marvin Marcy, now a petitioner for pardon. 

March 9th. Conference with the Council of the several 
parties charged with libel, riot, assault and battery at Sa- 
lem, with a view to such arrangement as might subserve 
the purposes of justice without public trials, or might di- 
minish the time and cost of the same. 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 13 

March 12th. Examined the case of Lilburn Lapham, a. 
fugitive from justice, charged with forgery, on an applica- 
tion made to the Lieutenant Governor for an Executive re- 
quisition to the Governor of New York. Certificate of 
the facts made, and an opinion given as by the statute re- 
quired. 

March 13th. Examined the case of Frederick Sowden, 
an alleged fugitive from justice, charged with larceny — 
on application to the Lieutenant Governor for an Execu- 
tive requisition to the Governor of Pennsylvania for his 
arrest. 

Opinion that it was not expedient to make the requi- 
sition. 

March 13th. Conference again as on 9th. 

March 14th. Examined the case of Jonathan Tobey, 
applicant for the prerogative process of the Common- 
wealth, to obtain possession of a lot of land in New Bed- 
ford, to which the Commonwealth, under presumption of 
a right by escheat, had released its right by resolve 1828 ; 
the Supreme Court in 1832, having decided that the re- 
lease did not convey the Commonwealth's title. 

Declined interfering at the expence of the Common- 
wealth, without instructions from the Legislature to 
whom the applicant was referred. 

March 15th. Sunday. Urgent request to examine the 
case of Alvah Josseylin, charged with an aggravated fel- 
ony anci being a fugitive from the State of Maine, sup- 
posed to be in this Commonwealth. Papers examined 
and found imperfect and not available. Opinion that it 



14 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

was not expedient or proper to sustain the application. 
Other measures advised for the detention of the fugitive, 
until he could be legally delivered under the charge afore- 
said. 

March 16th. Prepared a draught of a bill in relation to 
Pauper Aliens, at the. request of a Committee of the 
House of Representatives. 

ESSEX. 
Court of Common Pleas, at Ipswich — March Term, 1835. 

Commonwealth vs. Dudley Phelps. Libel. Indict- 
ment drawn — case continued on recommendation of 
the Court. 

Commonwealth vs. George B. Cheever. 
Same. 

Commonwealth vs. Freeman Andrews. 
Same. 

Commonwealth vs. Elias Ham. Assault and Battery. 
Continued. 

Commonwealth vs. George F. Putnam. Same. Con- 
tinued. 

Commonwealth vs. George W. Jenks. Same. Continued. 

March 19th. Received from the Lieutenant Governor 
and Acting Commander in Chief, an order to examine the 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 15 

Militia election return, and report to him an opinion, wheth- 
er by Law and the Constitution, commissions should issue 
to the several parties, or whether it was competent to the 
Commander in Chief to refuse commissions to the per- 
sons elected, and order new elections. The cases were 

John Ware, 4th Reg. 2d B. 4th D. M. M. 

Jno. W. Payson, " " " « 

Joshua Standish, 5th Division M. M. 

John Treble, " " " 

Ichabod Richards, 4th R. 2d B. 5th D. M. M. 

Samuel Richards, " " " " 

And in compliance with said order, an opinion in writ- 
ing was on the 21st transmitted to His Honor as directed. 

SUFFOLK. 

Supreme Judicial Court — March Term. 

Commonwealth by Information vs. Ebenezer Evans. 
State Prison Convict. Demurrer filed by Defendant. 
Argued on the law. Demurrer overruled. Sentence 
3 days and 7 years State Prison. 

Same vs. John Gitchell. State Prison Convict. Demur- 
rer. Argued on the law. Demurrer overruled. Sen- 
tence State Prison 3 days and 2 years. 

Commonwealth by Indictment vs. City of Boston. Nui- 
sance in not repairing highway. Case reserved on the 
report of the Judge. Argued. Exceptions overruled. 
Continued for Judgment. 

Commonwealth sci. fac. vs. William McNeil. Defendant 
filed eight special pleas in Bar. Continued. 



16 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

Commonwealth sci. fac. vs. Thomas H. Perkins, Jr. On 
same recognizance. Case to await decision in above 
case. 

Commonwealth vs. Abner Kneeland. No Jury being 
summoned, this case was continued ; the Defendant re- 
newing his recognizance to appear next term. 

March 20th. Received an order of the Commander in 
Chief to examine the election returns of the following 
cases, and report an opinion, whether on the examination 
of the papers accompanying them, the said parties are en- 
titled to a commission, viz. 

Samuel Morse, Jr. 4th R. 1st B. 5th D. M. M. 

Nathan Thomas, 4th R. 1st B. 5th D. M. M. 

Melvin Mecherson, 4th R. 1st B. 5th D. M. M. 

Jacob Stearns, 1st R- 1st B. 3d D. M. M. 

Ordered further to report whether the vacancy of Lieu- 
tenant and Ensign existing in 1st R. 2d B. 7th D. M. M. 
might be filled by the Governor with advice of Council. 

Opinion in writing on each of the foregoing inquires, 
reported accordingly. 

March 25th. Received an order from the Lieutenant 
Governor, requiring information as to the then state of the 
appeal made to the Supreme Court of the United States, 
in the case between the proprietors of Charles River 
Bridge, and the proprietors of Warren Bridge. 

March 26th. Report made in writing to the Lieu- 
tenant Governor. 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 17 

April 8th. Received from the Lieutenant Governor, 
an order to report an opinion on the following questions, 
in relation to Warren Bridge, viz. 

1st. Does the Bond now in possession of the govern- 
ment, cease to bind the obligors to take care of the Bridge, 
and demand toll for passing the same, as heretofore ? 

2d. When will the Bond cease to bind the obligors to 
the Commonwealth? 

3d. If the Corporation of Warren Bridge,- refuse to 
renew the Bond, to take toll, can the Executive demand 
by its Agents toll as it has been heretofore demanded by 
the Corporation of the Warren Bridge ? 

4th. Does the Bridge revert to, and become the pro- 
perty of the Commonwealth, by virtue of the Statute, 
Ch. 127 — sec. 6, of 1828, or by any other Statute? 

5th. If this Bridge is the property of the Common- 
wealth, who possesses the power, and whose duty is it to 
attend upon the draw and lamps, and repairs, and from 
whence is to be derived funds to meet the expenses ? 



April 10th. Answer in writing, to these inquiries, sent 
to His Honor the Lieutenant Governor, and subsequently 
printed by order of the Senate. 

April 11th. Consultation with the District Attorney 
of the Western District, by letters, in relation to certain 
prosecutions for capital offences within said District. 



18 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

April 11th. Received from the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives, the following papers, viz. 

The statement of a Committee of the House of Rep- 
resentatives in regard to the Pauper accounts of the Towns 
of Belchertown, Danvers and Cambridge. 

Report on the support of State Paupers, by the Town 
of Middleton. 

Report on money drawn from the Commonwealth by 
the Town of Dorchester. 

Petition of the Town of Deerfield, for remuneration for 
money paid the Treasurer of the State Lunatic Hospital 
at Worcester, for the support of Lavina Whetherell. 

Several orders of the 4th, 6th, and 8th of April, passed by 
the House of Representatives, requiring the Attorney Gen- 
eral to report at the adjourned session of the Legislature, a 
statement of facts in these several cases, and his opinion 
on the questions in said order and papers propounded. 

It is not supposed to be necessary to report in detail the 
measures taken to comply with the above orders. The 
Reports were printed by order of the Honorable House. 

April 15th. Communication with the Superior of the 
Ursuline Community, who had been summoned as a Wit- 
ness in the cases pending in Middlesex, on the annuncia- 
tion of her intention, through fear of personal violence to 
herself and family, to leave the Commonwealth, before 
the time appointed for her attendance in Court. 

April 15th. Consultation with the Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor, in relation to the affairs of the Commonwealth and 
Warren Bridge. 

April 16th. Received from the Post Master at Spring- 
field, an intercepted letter, indicating a design among cer- 



1836 HOUSE— No. 2. 19 

tain persons, to commit Burglary in a House designated in 
the same. Answered, and measures directed by which, 
although the attempt was made as expressed, it was not 
successful. 

April 21 st. Consultation by letter with the District At- 
torney of the Middle District, in regard to certain capital 
prosecutions in said District. 

April 23d. Examination of the case of Commonwealth 
vs. Reuben H. Ober, and Luman Heard, charged with ob- 
taining goods by false pretences, on an application for an 
Executive requisition to the Governor of the State of 
New-Hampshire, to return them as fugitives from justice. 
Opinion, that it was not expedient to issue the requisition. 

April 25th. Further consultation with the District At- 
torney of the Middle District, in relation to the testimo- 
ny to be procured at the trial of the persons capitally in- 
dicted in said District. 

April 27th. Examined the several cases of Common- 
wealth vs. Moses B. Foster, and George B. Foster, char- 
ged with Forgery, on application for an Executive requi- 
sition to the Governor of the State of New-Hampshire, 
to surrender them as fugitives from justice. Statement of 
facts made, and opinion given, that, it was proper and ex- 
pedient to issue the requisition. 

April 30th. Examined the case of the Commonwealth 
vs. Nathaniel Josselyn, a convict under sentence in the 
House ot Correction in Boston, who had escaped; on an 
application for an Executive requisition to the Governor 



20 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPOKT. Jan 

of Rhode Island, and certified the facts, and an opinion, 
according to the Statute, that a requisition should issue. 

April 30th. Commonwealth vs. William Potter, as 
above. Examined and certified. 

May 6th. Consultation with the District Attorney of 
the Western District, concerning the capital prosecutions 
in said District. 

May 7th. Commonwealth vs. Jeptha Raymond, and 
Artemas Raymond, charged with obtaining property by 
fraudulent pretences. Application made for an Executive 
requisition to the Governor of New-York, to deliver them 
as fugitives from justice. Opinion, that such requisition 
was inexpedient. 

May 8th. Eighty six cases of Delinquent Auction- 
eers, were sent from the Treasurer, under the provisions 
of the Statute of 1834, Ch. 199, to be proceeded with as 
might be necessary, for the purpose of enforcing a settle- 
ment of the claims of the Commonwealth, on said Delin- 
quents or their Bondsmen. 

It is not deemed necessary to report the names of these 
several persons, many of whom by mistake or accident, 
had omitted to comply with the Law ; nor to specify the 
proceedings had in regard to them, for the purpose of ef- 
fecting a settlement. In the course of the Summer, an 
adjustment was made with all of them to the satisfaction 
of the Treasurer, without suit, or costs to the parties, or 
to the Commonwealth. 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 21 

May 9th. Reapplication for an Executive warrant, in 
the case of Jeptha and Artemas Raymond. Re-examina- 
tion. Opinion certified to the Lieutenant Governor, that 
an Executive requisition might legally be issued, but that 
it was not expedient to issue the same. Requisition re- 
fused by the Lieutenant Governor. 

May 11th. Received from the Lieutenant Governor, a 
letter addressed to him in his official capacity, by Edward 
Livingston, Esq., then Minister Plenipotentiary from the 
United States, in France, in which the said Minister re- 
quests that the Attorney General may be directed to re- 
port to him, " without pecuniary remuneration, 1 ' for the 
use of American citizens and others, an answer to the 
following questions : 

1 st. What are the forms required for executing a last 
Will devising real Estate ? What for testaments of per- 
sonal Estate. 

2d. Must such will or testament be recorded ? With- 
in what time ? How must it be proved ? 

3d. Are entails permitted by your laws ? 

4th. Is there any, and what limitation to the number 
of succesive contingent remainders that may be created 
by devise of the same Estate ? 

5th. What is the distribution of real Estate, in case 
of Intestacy ? 

6th. What of personal Estate ? 



22 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

7th. What are the rules of inheritance, which govern 
in respect to children of the half blood, as to the inheri- 
tance of their parents and that of collateral ? 

8th. Can an alien hold real Estate by conveyance ? 
By devise ? 
By Intestacy ? 

9th. Is such alien heir or devise, if not. allowed to 
hold permanently, permitted to sell ? If so in what 
time ? 

10th. How are absent heirs to be represented in the 
distribution of testate or intestate estates ? What 
time is given them to claim ? What notice is given ? 
What becomes of their portion if unclaimed at the time ? 

11th. Are lands liable to be sold for payment of 
taxes ? If so, is the whole exposed for sale, or a part 
only, and is there any time for redemption and on what 
terms ? 

12th. Are lands liable to be sold in execution for 
debt ? 

Can judgment for debt be obtained against an ab- 
sentee, without personal or other, and what notice ? 

13th. Do judgments form liens on landed property? 
If so, for how long a period and where are they re- 
corded ? 

14th. Do conveyances take effect from the time of 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 23 

their execution or of their recording ? Is there a general 
office of record in the State ? 

Answers to most of these questions were prepared, but 
as the session of the Legislature for the revision of the 
laws was about to be held, delay was had as to others, 
on which the law might probably be changed, with a view 
of being able to communicate to the Minister of the Uni- 
ted States at Paris, the precise state of the law regard- 
ing them at the time when an answer should be re- 
ceived. 

In the mean while, the return of Mr. Livingston from 
France, and the unsettled state of the Legation there 
prevented further proceedings. 

Full answers will await the order of Mr. Livingston's 
successor, in case they should be required. 

MIDDLESEX. 

Supreme Judicial Court, adjourned Term, held by a ma- 
jority of the Court, June 1st. 1835, at Concord. 

Commonwealth vs. Alvah Kelley, Prescott P. Pond, Na- 
than Hadley and Nathaniel Budd, Jr. for Arson. 
Trial by jury, commenced on Monday, 1st June, and on 

Friday evening, a verdict was rendered that the prisoners 

were not Guilty. 

Commonwealth vs. Henry Buck. Admitted as State's 
witness, on the trials of Kelley and others. Nol. pros. 



24 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

ESSEX. 

Common Pleas June 1 7th, 1 835. 

Commonwealth vs. John Stone. Assault and Battery — 
examined before the Grand Jury. No bill. 

June 24th. Commonwealth vs. George B. Cheever. 
Libel. Trial. Verdict Guilty on 2d Count ; on 3d 
Count the jury could not agree. Nol. pros, on 1st and 
3d Counts. Defendant appealed. 

Commonwealth vs. Dudley Phelps. Libel. Nol. pros. 

Commonwealth vs. Ferdinand Andrews. Libel. De- 
faulted. 

Commonwealth vs. Elias Ham. Assault and Battery. 
Defendant pleads that he will not contend with the 
Commonwealth. Sentenced to pay a fine of $40 and 
costs. 

Same vs. George W. Jenks. Nol. pros. 

Same vs. George F. Putnam. Nol. pros. 



July 2d. Commonwealth vs. James Burt, charged 
with an aggravated larceny in New Bedford. Applica- 
tion for an Executive requisition, on the Governor of New 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 25 

York, to deliver him as a fugitive from justice. Examin- 
ed. Certificate of facts made and opinion that an Ex- 
ecutive requisition should be issued. 

July 8th. Settled with the Town of Dorchester the 
errors in their pauper account. Received the amount, 
and paid the same to the Treasurer of the Common- 
wealth. 

July 10th. Examined the requisition made by the 
Governor of New York, on the Executive of this Com- 
monwealth, for George Heath, charged with forgery, and 
alleged to be a fugitive from justice. Certificate of the 
facts and opinion that the said fugitive should be surren- 
dered, forwarded to the Lieutenant Governor. 

August 4th. Received the order of the Lieutenant 
Governor to examine the papers transmitted by Lord 
Aylmer, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Can- 
adas, on the subject of pauper claims — and transmitted 
an opinion thereon to the Lieutenant Governor. 

August 9th. Consultation, confidentially, with the 
Lieutenant Governor, on matters connected with the ad- 
ministration of justice and preservation of the public 
peace. 

August 31. Commonwealth vs. George S. Caldwell, 
charged with larceny, on an application for an Executive 
requisition to the Governor of New York, to deliver him 
as a fugitive from justice. Certificate of facts made, and 
opinion, that the requisition should be issued. 
4 



96 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

September 2d. Report and opinion in regard to the 
pauper accounts of sundry towns, and on the petition of 
Deerfield, made to the House of Representatives. 

BERKSHIRE. 

Supreme Judicial Court, September 6th, 1835. 

Commonwealth vs. Abigail Coslear, 1st Count Murder. 
Four other Counts on the Statute of 1784, ch. 42, sec. 
2d and 3d. Trial by Jury. Verdict not Guilty of the 
Murder, but guilty of the offence set forth in the 2d 
section of said Statute. Sentence, imprisonmnent in 
the Common Jail 1 year. 

Commonwealth vs. John Eldridge, for Murder. This 
case was commenced on Thursday, 10th September, 
and continued from day to day, until the succeeding 
Monday ; in the afternoon of which day, the jury re- 
turned a verdict Not Guilty. 

Commonwealth vs. Benjamin Collins, for Murder. Trial 
by Jury. Verdict not guilty of murder, but guilty of 
manslaughter. Sentence, imprisonment 2 years. 

HAMPSHIRE. 

Supreme Judicial Court, September Term. 

Commonwealth vs. Joel Jennings, on writ of error, sued 
by said Jennings as Plaintiff in error, to reverse the 
judgment of the Common Pleas in Hampden. Argued 
in writing;. Continued. 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 27 

September 29. Application to secure the attendance 
of an absconding witness, in the case of the Common- 
wealth vs. sundry persons, to be examined in Worcester 
County, on a charge of feloniously taking $20,000 from 
the Providence rail-road cars ; and process accordingly. 

October 5th. Sent to the Grand Jury in Suffolk, in 
answer to their request for an opinion on the true con- 
struction of the 25th section of the City Charter, an 
opinion thereon, to be used by them, in determining on a 
complaint pending before them, against the Mayor and 
Aldermen of the City of Boston, for an alleged official 
misdemeanor. 

October 6th. Attended the Probate Court in Dedham, 
on the citation of the Administrator of J. B. Lewis, 
against whom the Commonwealth had obtained an order 
of distribution. The said administrator being a petitioner, 
for a deduction to be made from the balance due the Com- 
monwealth. 



October 8th. At Dedham again as above. Petition 
dismissed. 



October 9th. Writ issued on the Probate Bond, 
against the Administrator and his sureties. 

MIDDLESEX. 

Supreme Judicial Court, Law Term, October, 1835. 
Habeas Corpus, to remove George Walton, from the 



28 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 

State Prison to the County Jail at Dedham, for trial. 
Ordered. 



October 19th. Examination of the case of the Com- 
monwealth vs. Daniel Ely, a fugitive from justice, on ap- 
plication for an Executive requisition to the Governor of 
New-York. Certificate of facts made, and opinion that 
such requisition should issue. 

October 20th. Conference with the Committee of the 
House of Representatives, on certain Pauper accounts. 

October 21st. As above. 



PLYMOUTH. 

Supreme Judicial Court — Law Term — October. 

Commonwealth vs. Robert Inglee, and others. Riot. 

Re-argued on motion to amend the special Verdict. 
Continued. 

Commonwealth vs. Cyrus Raymond. Victuallers licence 
Law. Exceptions to the direction of the Court of 
Common Pleas. 

These exceptions brought into question the constitu- 
tionality of the Licence System, with a view, as was un- 
derstood, to carry the question involved in it before the 
Supreme Court of the United States. Before the time 



1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 29 

ior hearing, the exceptions were withdrawn. This is the 
third time, in which such exceptions have been made and 
abandoned without argument, after preparation had been 
made to sustain the legislation of the Commonwealth, 
on this important subject. 

NORFOLK. 

Supreme Judicial Court — Law Term — October. 

Commonwealth vs. John Wade. Arson. Plea in bar of 
former acquittal. Demurrer. Argued. Plea overrul- 
ed. Plea Not Guilty. Trial by Jury. Verdict, Guil- 
ty. Sentence, Death. 

Commonwealth vs. George Walton. Highway Robbery. 
Continued. No time remaining after the case vs. Wade 
was finished, for the trial of this case previous to the 
setting of the Court in Essex, on the day next after the 
preceding sentence. 

Commonwealth sci. fac. vs. Fisher A. Kingsbury, and 
others. Debt on Probate Bond. Motion of Defend- 
ants to plead double. Continued. 



Of the Documents printed by order of the Legislature, 
during the above period, two hundred and seventy-two 
printed pages have been supplied by the Attorney Gen- 
eral. 

Actual Travel, Seven hundred and Ten Miles. 



30 ATTONEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan. 



ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 



CHARLES A. DEWEY, ESQ. 

Attorney for the Commonwealth for the Western District, 
comprising the Counties of 

HAMPSHIRE, HAMPDEN, FRANKLIN AND 
BERKSHIRE, 

Of his Official business to the 31st October 1835, as made by him to the 

ATTORNEY GENERAL. 



1836. 



HOUSE— No. 2. 



31 





Cases to be 


Disposed of. 


How disposed of. 






m O 




















CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 


Is- 

beg 
c — 

1) 




■/i 

5 
— 
5 


CD 

S5 


o 


■si 

U 

< 


DO 

c 
.2 


- 

V 
■fl 

c 




REMARKS. 




"> 

B 
O 

O 


= s 
o O 




Murder, 


1 


2 




1 


4 


1 


2 








Burglary, 




] 




1 


2 




1 








Forgery, 


1 


2 






3 


1 


1 




1 




Larceny, 


1 


3G 




? 


44 


1 


*29 




7 


*5 forfeited 


Perjury, 








1 


1 








1 


recog'ance. 


Adultery, 


] 


5 






6 


1 


4 




1 




On the Victuallers License 
Law, 

Assault and Battery, 


2 
3 


23 
14 


3 


11 
12 


36 
32 


2 
6 


9 
11 


*1 
1 


13 

2 


^defendant 
died. 


Riot, 


1 


I 




5 


7 


2 










Fraud, 


2 


1 




J 


4 


1 


*1 




1 *1 forfeited 


Nuisance, 


10 


7 




15 


32 


2 


9 


1 


recog'ance. 
5 


Common Drunkards, 


2 








2 




1 


1 






Disturbing Religious Wor- 
ship, 


2 


7 






9 




8 




1 




Malicious Mischief, 




6 




4 


10 




5 




1 




Libel, 








1 


1 












Lewdness and Lascivious 
Cohabitation, 




2 






2 


1 






1 




Peddling, 




3 




1 


4 




*3 






*1 do. 


Illegal Voting, 








-'3 


3 












Maintenance, 








1 


1 













Carried over. 



32 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



TAB LE — Continued. 





Cases to be disposed of. 


How disposed of. 




CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 


<0 

£ • 
s o 




m 

id 

i. 
a 

PL 

< 


o 

z; 


2 

o 

H 


'5 
— 
u 
<! 


CO 

S 
O 

u 

'E 

5 
O 


— 

CD 
X 

O 
£ 

"3 
2 


— 

CD 

C 

o 
O 


REMARKS. 


Official Misdemeanor, 








2 


2 












Total, 


26 


110 


3 


66 


205 


18 


84 


4 


33 




Writs of Scire Facias, 










7 












Total Cases on this Abstract, 










212 












Deduct Cases pending at the 
date of last Report, 










26 












Total new Cases since last 
Report, 










186 













Mr. Dewey adds, " The duties of the Office the last year, have required the attendance 
on fifteen Terms of the Court, and actual travel of six hundred and ninety miles." 



1836. 



HOUSE— No. 2. 



33 



Of the foregoing persons convicted, there were sentenced to 
confinement to hard labor in the State Prison : 



No. of Individuals. 


Term of Sentence. 


Number of Sentences. 


3 


for 


4 years 


3 


3 




3 " 


5 


1 




2 » 


1 


1 




18 months 


1 


4 




1 year 


5 


1 




8 months 


1 


13 individuals 




sentences 16 




sentenced. 




as passed. 



34 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 



PLINY MERRICK, ESQ. 

Attorney jor the Commonwealth for the Middle District, 
comprising the Counties of 

NORFOLK AND WORCESTER, 

Of his Official business to 31st Oct. 1835, inclusive, as made by him to the 

ATTORNEY GENERAL. 



1836. 



HOUSE— No. 2. 



35 





Cases 


to be disposed of. 


How disposed of. 




CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 


S §- 

"5 a) 

bog 

a o 
<a 

a* 


o5 

3 


- 
< 


O 


5 

o 


a 

E- 
u 

< 


5 

o 
O 


r- 
■- 

L 

"o 

65 


"■a 

3 
S 

o 
O 


REMARKS. 


Forgery and Counterfeiting, 


2 


l 




3 


6 




2 




i 


Larceny, 

Accessory to Larceny, 




39 
1 


1 


12 


52 
1 


1 


30 
1 


1 


*8 


*4 laid on 
file. 


Perjury, 


1 








1 


1 










Assault to commit Felony, 




1 




1 


2 




1 








Adultery, 




4 




1 


5 


1 


2 




1 




Lewdness and Lascivious 
Cohabitation, 




2 




1 


3 




2 








On the Gaming Law, 




1 


2 






3 




2 




*1 


*laid on file 


Arson in 1st degree, 






1 






1 




1 








Arson in 2d degree, 






1 






1 




1 








On the Victuallers License 
Law, 

Assault and Battery, 


6 
2 


22 
12 


3 


8 

10 


36 

27 




17 

15 




*11 
2 


*3 laid on 
file. 


Riot, 

Fraud, 

Libel, 




5 
1 
1 




1 
6 
1 


6 

7 
2 






*1 
1 


*5 


*1 laid on 
file. 

*defendant 
died. 


Nuisance, 
Jail Breach, 


11 


11 
4 




5 


27 
4 


2 


8 


1 


*11 
4 


*1 laid on 
file. 


Pound Breach, 




1 




2 


i 
3 

] 




1 








Peddling, 




8 






8 




7 




1 




Trespass and Malicious Mis- 
chief, 


2 


5 






7 


1 


5 




1 




Maintenance, 










1 


11 













Carried over. 



36 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



TABLE— Continued. 





Cases to be Disposed of. 


How disposed of. 




CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 


« . 

45 O 

— C 
« qj 

«5 
feD 2 

— CC 

•5 «*« 
s o 

IV 

Oh 


09 


jo 

5 

< 




*s3 

o 


00 

"3 

— 

< 


CO 

s 
o 

°> 
a 
o 
O 


'3 

— 

X 

a 

"a 


u 

s 
c 

3 



U 


REMARKS. 


Extortion, 


1 








1 








*1 


*laid on file 


Total, 


26 


122 


4 


52 


204 

16 

220 

26 

194 


6 


95 


•1 


4? 
11 
36 


11 laid on 
file. 


Writs of Scire Facias, 

Total Cases on this Abtract, 

Deduct Cases pending at the 
date of last Report, 

Total new Cases since last 
Report, 










continued. 



1836. 



house—No. 2. 



37 



Of the foregoing persons convicted, there were sentenced to 
confinement to hard labor in the State Prison : 



2 
1 
1 
4 
3 
3 
9 
2 
6 



for 



15 years 
12 

10 

7 
5 
4 
3 

2 
1 



31 convicts. 



38 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 



ASAHEL HUNTINGTON, ESQ. 

Attorney for the Commonwealth for the Northern District, 
comprising the Counties of 

ESSEX AND MIDDLESEX, 

Of his Official business to 31st Oct. 1835, inclusive, as made by him to the 

ATTORNEY GENERAL. 



1836. 



HOUSE— No. 2. 



39 







Cases to be Disposed of. 


How disposed of. 




CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 


2 g. 

cs ^ 

c _2 
-5 <~ 

c o 

09 

CM 


t 

: 

»■ s 

03 < 
1 


o J2 

5 ~ 
- — 

id o 

5 z; 


a 
o 
H 

2 


73 

u 

< 


GO 

o 

O 

o 
O 


'3 

— 

r 

Z 

1 

"5 

z 


— 

9 

s 

- 


REMARKS. 


Manslaughter, 


1 


1 


1 








On the Victuallers License 
Law, 


33 


21 


7 


61 


7 


17 


20 


10 




Larceny, 


3 


54 


16 


74 


4 


47 


4 


2 




Nuisance, 


9 


20 


1 


29 




5 


15 


9 




Assault and Battery, 


6 


25 


2 4 


37 




14 


5 


14 




Riot, 




6 


2 


8 




3 




3 




Arson, 




1 




1 




1 








Forgery and Counterfeiting, 


2 


3 




5 


2 


3 








Conspiracy, 




1 




1 


1 










Perjury, 




1 


1 


2 


4 






1 


1 




Adultery, 




3 


3 


2 


8 


1 


2 


1 


1 




Fraud, 




1 


1 


3 


5 


1 




1 






Lihel, 






3 




3 




1 


1 


1 




Official Misdemet 


inor, 


1 






1 






1 






Trespass and Mai 
chief, 


Cious Mis- 


3 


3 


6 


12 


2 




3 


1 




Peddling, 


1 


3 


2 


6 




3 




1 




Lewdness and Lascivious 
Cohabitation, 


1 




1 


2 




1 




1 




On Gaming Law, 


4 


3 


1 


8 




5 


1 


1 




Escape from House of Cor- 
rection, 




5 




5 




3 


1 


1 


















Ca 


m 


ea 


' over. 



40 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



TABLE- 


—Continued 














Cases to be Disopesd of. 


How disposed of. 




CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 


« . 
■c « 

2 §. 

~ oT 
a ^ 

tag 

a o 

03 




OB 

3 

— 
< 


o 


o 


rt 

5" 
< 


CO 

s 
_o 

s 
o 
U 


— 

0> 
•/. 



- 

_g 

"5 
S5 


-r 

V 

- 
P 

B 

o 
O 


REMARKS. 


Common Drunkard, 

Contempt of Court, 

Pound Breach, 

Rescue, 

Felonious Assault, 

Voluntary Escape, 

On Post Office Law U. S. 




4 
2 
1 
3 
1 
1 


1 

3 


3 

] 

57 


1 

4 
2 

4 

4 
1 
1 

289 

8 

297 

69 

228 


1 

20 


4 

1 

1 

1 

113 


1 
55 


1 
] 
2 

50 




Total, 


69 


160 




Writs of Scire Facias, 

Total Cases on this Abstract, 

Deduct Cases pending at the 
date of last Report, 

Total new Cases since last 
Report, 













1836. HOUSE— No. 2. 41 



Of the foregoing persons convicted, there were sentenced to 
confinement to hard labor in the State Prison : 



4 


for 


5 years 


2 


ct 


4 " 


7 


ii 


3 " 


5 


ii 


2 " 


11 


ii 


1 " 


2 


ii 


8 months 


1 


a 


6 "" 


32 convicts. 







42 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 



SAMUEL D. PARKER, ESQ. 

Attorney for the Commonwealth within the County of 
Suffolk, 

Of his Official business to 31st Oct. 1835, inclusive, as made by him to the 

ATTORNEY GENERAL. 



1836. 



HOUSE— No. 2. 



43 





Cases to be diiposed of 


How disposed of 




CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 


2 
-a £ 

85 O 

s o 

0) 
PL) 


js5 

3 


3 
Q. 

< 


73 

if 

o 
SB 


3 
o 


00 

< 


DO 

a 

_o 

8 

'? 
s 
o 

O 


09 

c 
■- 

- 

~c 

2 


a 

2 

a 


REMARKS. 


Manslaughter, 




l 






1 


1 










Arson 2d Degree, 




1 






1 


1 










Robbery 2d Degree, 




2 






2 




2 








Forgery and Counterfeiting, 


3 


12 




5 


20 


1 


7 




2 


5 abated by 
deft's death 


Larceny, 


3 


127 


1 


8 


139 


9 


113 


2 


7 




Accessory to Larceny, 




5 






5 


2 


3 








Perjury, 




1 




6 


7 








1 




Assault to commit Felony, 




7 




1 


8 


1 


5 




1 




Adultery, 


J 


2 




4 


7 




1 




2 




Lewdness and Lascivious 






















Cohabitation, 




5 




1 


6 




2 


1 


2 




Gaming, 




2 




1 


3 








2 




On the Victuallers License 






















Law, 


1 


4 


4 


2 


11 


3 


4 


9 






On the Lottery Law, 




3 




1 


4 




3 








Assault and Battery, 


1 


41 




3 


45 


5 


35 


1 


1 




Informations on the State's 






















Prison Convict Law, 




9 






9 


3 


5 


1 






Riot, 


1 


4 






5 


2 


1 


2 






Fraud, 


3 


17 




U 


31 


4 


7 


2 


7 




Libel, 


1 


3 




3 


7 


1 


2 


1 






Blasphemy*, 






1 




1 








I 





Carried over. 



44 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



TABLE— Continued. 



CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 



Cases to ba disposed of. 



a" 

g>a 

a o 



Nuisance, 

On Gunpowder Law, 

Conspiracy, 

Jail Breach, 

Rescue, 

Official Misdemeanor, 

Bribery, 

Illegal Voting, 

Disturbing Religious Wor- 
ship, 

Police Offences, 

Total, 

Peace Warrants, 

Writs of Scire Facias, 

Total Cases on this Abstract, 

Deduct Cases pending at the 
date of last Report, 

Total new Cases since last 
Report, 



17 



pq 



=5 



286 12 



25 
3 

1 
9 
1 

1 



How disposed of. 



371 
54 
17 

442 

17 



425 



38 



O 



221 



REMARKS. 



; ilwi| 

« % o o B 



.2 2< 



S§ 



— ~Z u. 2 2 U 



'■£ o:i s |.| 

''USUI 

■ =S »'a .1 § 

-'5 J3 



-.= 5. 



_ c S a ■ 
c a = em 



■g L">' 5 
° a " 



£8. 

S.2 B 



l, y 



e = g s = 5 .= 



C r- ° -^ — jj 

© o w 3 rt ci 



'< ri 0> " 



33 5 abated ut 

i 
supra. 

18 Laid on file. 



15 



Continued. 



1836. 



HOUSE— No. 2. 



45 



Of the foregoing persons convicted, there were sentenced 
to confinement to hard labor in the State Prison : 



No. of Individuals. 


Term 


of Sentence. 


No. 


of Sentences 


4 




for 


Life 




4 


3 
3 






7 years 
5 " 




3 
3 


4 






4 " 




4 


3 






4 " 




5 


14 






2 « 




18 


3 






18 months 




3 


1 






13 « 




1 


2 
1* 






1 year 
6* months 




3 
1 


1* 






3* « 




1 


j# 






1* it 




1 


40 C 


individuals 
sentenced. 


sentences 
passed. 


)47 



* These three were sentenced to the State Prison for the periods specified 
— from and after the expiration of previous sentences under which they 
were then holden in the State Prison. 



46 ATTONEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



i mrmimm 



ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 



CHARLES H. WARREN, ESQ. 

Attorney for the Commonwealth for the Southern District, 
comprising the Counties of 

BRISTOL, PLYMOUTH, BARNSTABLE, DUKES 
COUNTY AND NANTUCKET. 

Of his Official business to the 31st October, 1835, as made by him to the 

ATTORNEY GENERAL. 



1836. 



HOUSE—No. 2. 



47 



CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 



Burglary, 

Assault to Murder or other 
Felony, 

Larceny, 

Arson in 2d Degree, 

Perjury, 

Bigamy, 

Lewdness, 

Adultery, 

Concealing Birth of Bastard 
Child, 

Libel, 

Riot, 

Assault and Battery, 

Malicious Mischief, 

On Victualler's License Law, 

Nuisance, 

Refusing to aid Civil Officers, 

On the Gaming Law, 

Illegal Voting, 

Official Misdemeanor, 

On the Law of the Road, 



Cases to be disposed of. 



m o 

■fig- 

c J2 



S3 



a. o 

< £ 



26 



128 
24 

1 

1 



13 



2 
42 
1 
2 
1 
3 
2 

1 
2 

3 
28 

1 

286 

51 

4 

1 

1 

1 

1 



How disposed of. 



S3 ! S 
O | O 



REMARKS. 



120 

18 

1 

1 



Carried over. 



48 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Jan 



TAB LE — Continued. 





Cases to be Disposed of. 


How disposed of. 




CAUSES OF COMPLAINT. 


_2 a. 

C S3 

S ° 


pq 


a5 

- 
a. 

< 


■S2 
o 


"5 
c 
H 


3 

'5 

— 

V 

< 


o 

"> 
G 
O 

D 


5- 

V 

DO 


£ 

"o 

z; 


— 

3 
B 


REMARKS. 


Unlicensed Exhibitions, 

On the Law establishing the 
District of Marshfield, 




1 




1 
1 


1 
2 




1 








Total, 

Writs of Scire Facias, 

Attachments for Contempt of 
Court, 

Total Cases on this Abstract, 

Deduct cases pending at date 
of last Report, 

Total new cases since last 
Report, 


77 


198 


11 


151 


437 
15 

15 

467 

77 
390 


1 


180 


13 


92 

7-1 

18 


*Cases where 
Defendants 
have not been 
arrested. 



Of the foregoing persons convicted, there were sentenced 
to confinement to hard labor in the State Prison 



1 
3 

1 
5 

1 
8 

1 



for 



5 years, 
4 

3 

2 

H 

i 

6 months. 



20 



in 



nHn 



mm 



Wffl 



m 



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