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HOUSE.... ...No. 5^. 

ABSTRACT 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



FEBRUARY 19, 1847. 



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CommonlDrnUlj of itla^jsactiit^'cUsi* 



Secretary's Office, Boston; Feb. lOtli, 1847. 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

SiRj — I herewith transmit, to be laid before the Legislature, 
the Abstract of the Annual Reports of the Attorney for the 
County of Suffolk, and the District Attorneys, required by the 
act of 1844 (chap. 87) to be prepared by the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth. 

I have the honor to be. 

Very respectfully. 

Your obedient servant, 

JOHN G. PALFREY. 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [Feb. 



^ommonlDtaUlj of JHassacijiisetts* 



The abstract submitted to the Legislature last year, has been 
taken as the model for the present. It was then thought advis- 
able to enlarge the plan pursued in previous years, and, in ad- 
dition to the general classes of " offences against the person," 
and those "against property," to give a list of the diiFerent 
crimes in each county. 

Much more information on the important subject of criminal 
statistics might undoubtedly be collected than is here presented. 
But this abstract is made from the reports of the several attor- 
neys in the Commonwealth, who have furnished all the infor- 
mation required by statute. (Laws, 1844, chap. 87.) 

It would be interesting to know the ages of the criminals, 
their education, their place of birth, their habits, <fcc. &c. But 
there is no provision in the statute for securing this information 
in the attorneys' reports. The tables published by the Austrian 
and Prussian governments are very full in these particulars. 

In the class of ofTences against the person, feloniously, are in- 
cluded murder., rajje, felonious assault, assault with knife, gun, 
&,c. (fee. 

The class of offences against the person, not feloniously, in- 
cludes assault and battery. 

In the class of offences against property, with violence, are 
included arson, riot, burglar]) and larceny, and higJiway rob- 
bery. 

In the class of offences against property, without violence, 
are included larceny, counterfeiting, &lc., forging, cheating and 
embezzlement. 

Nothing has occurred, in the criminal business of the State, 



1847.] HOUSE— No. 55. 6 

that requires further notice than may be found under the differ- 
ent titles of this abstract. 

Under the head of "convictions," in the tables, are included 
convictions by juries and pleas of guilty. 

The title of " nol pros'd " includes all cases which have been 
discontinued or withdrawn for any cause. 

Under the head of " still pending" are included all actions 
that have been continued for trial or sentence, and those which 
have been carried up by defendants, after convictions. 

The tables of costs in the Municipal and Police Courts, in 
Boston, were furnished by the Treasurer of the county of 
Suffolk. 

The table relative to the convicts in the State Prison was fur- 
nished by the Warden of the Prison. 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [Feb. 



ABSTRACTS, 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 

The Attorney for Suffolk returns but nine hundred and 
twenty-three complaints. Where several persons are joined in 
one bill, unless there is something to distinguish them, either in 
the verdict, or in the proceedings had upon the complaint, it is 
reckoned as but one indictment. But where the result of the 
trial is different in regard to the different persons, each is con- 
sidered, in this Abstract, as a party to a separate indictment. 
In other cases, the report of the Attorney has been strictly fol- 
lowed. 

Ninety-three of these cases were continued actions brought 
forward from the docket of 1845, and disposed of at the Jan- 
uary term of 1846. 

In addition to the amount of business referred to in the fol- 
lowing Abstract, the Attorney reports, that he has, in the course 
of his official duty, attended to thirty-nine other cases in the 
Supreme Judicial Court, in which the Commonwealth was a 
party, in many of which questions of law were argued before 
the whole court. Some of these cases are yet to be disposed of. 

Upon the application of the Governor, through the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth, the Attorney for Suffolk reports that he 
has examined twenty-six requisitions made by Governors of 
other States for the arrest of fugitives from justice, &c. ; in each 
of which he gave a written opinion. He has also given 
written and oral opinions, at their request, to the Secretary, 
the Adjutant General, and the Treasurer of the Common- 
wealth, in several important matters. 

The Attorney reports that he has paid over, to the Treasurer 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of two thousand and thirty- 
five -iV(T dollars, collected from the penalties of recognizances 
in criminal prosecutions, for breach of the conditions thereof, 
and the costs of suits thereon. 



1847.] 



HOUSE~No. 55. 



Table I. 
SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 
O 
(U 

O 

Ph 


a 
_o 

u 

'> 
a 
o 
O 


5 

i 

<! 


S 

Oh 

"o 


be 

s 
a) 
Oh 


o 

2; 


o 

s 

o 


1 q3 
^ S 1 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


4 


] 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- - 


$104 29 


Against the person not 




















feloniously, 


120 


85 


5 


10 


9 


1 


- 




2,011 98 


Against property with 
violence, - - - 


27 


13 


5 


2 


4 


2 


2 


- 


395 93 


Against property with- 




















out violence, - 


254 


138 


16 


24 


29 


28 


18 


6 


4,244 16 


Other offences, - 


565 


307 


16 


53 


53 


67 


37 


9 


6,463 04 




960 


544 


42 


89 


97 


99 


57 


15 


$13,219 00 



Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - - - 


14 


3 


1 


2 


1 


2 


4 


1 


$216 82 


Arson, (capital,) - 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 




^ 26 22 


" not capital. 


4 


2 


- 


1 


1 




- 


- 


, 64 87 


" attempt to com- 
mit, - - . 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 
1 

J - 


Assault and Battery, - 


59 


37 


3 


5 


13 


- 


- 


1 


1 1,076 48 


" aggravated, 


7 


5 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


. - 


" and Maimirg, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


j 20 35 


" and Larceny, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


4 05 


" felonious. 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


15 64 


" on an Officer, - 


52 


42 


2 


4 


3 


- 


1 


- 


801 10 


Breach of City By-laws, 


5 


4 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


54 41 


Keeping Brothels, 


49 


38 


3 


2 


2 


- 


4 


- 


586 81 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 

Table I — Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


a 

o 
o 

o 


c 
.2 

"> 

e 
o 


5 

i 


o 


a 
a. 


M 
o 


T3 

v 
cs 
O 


o • = 
^ o 


COSTS. 


Lei'g Houses for Broth- 










els, - - - - 


4 


- 


- 


2 


- 


2 


- 


- 


p3 34 


Letting Furniture do., - 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15 30 


Burglary, - 


1 


1 


' 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 06 


Cheating by False Pre- 




















tences, - - - 


35 


4 


1 


10 


5 


2 


10 


4 


464 94 


Cheating, - - - 


29 


4 


- 


6 


7 


11 


1 


- 


158 07 


Civil Actions, (Recog- 
nizances,) 


62 


62 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


298 07 


Compounding a Felony, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


Conspiracy, 


5 


1 


- 


1 


- 


3 


- 


- 


30 56 


Conspiracy to Cheat, - 


14 


1 


- 


7 


4 


1 


1 


1 


297 67 


Receiving and uttering 




















Counterfeit Money, - 


10 


5 


- 


1 


2 


2 


- 


- 


186 46 


Escape from House of 
Correction, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


. 


. 


- 


- 


11 96 


Escape fr'm State Pris'n, 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


33 69 


Forgery, - 


10 


4 


- 


2 


2 


1 


1 


- 


80 35 


Fornication, 


10 


8 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


117 42 


Fraud, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


3 01 


Gross Lewdness, 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


31 m 


House-Breaking, &c., - 


27 


13 


1 


5 


4 


- 


4 


- 


411 48 


Illegal Voting, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


7 75 


Kidnapping, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


11 33 


Jliarceny, - - - 


169 


121 


15 


5 


13 


11 


6 


2 


3,351 33 


Libel, - 


2 


- 


1 


- 




1 


- 


- 


50 11 


License Law, 


79 


35 


1 


3 


26 


16 


5 


- 


505 64 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 



Table 1 — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 

2 
90 


a 

o 
■> 

o 
O 


S 
'3 

< 


•p 

a 

oi 

Z 


a 

c 


o 


-6 

a 

a 

c3 

o 
Z 


§1 

— a 


COSTS. 


License Law and Sun- 
day Law, 


63 


- 


8 


4 


11 


2 


2 


$842 36 


Proceeding against Lu- 
natics, - - - 


20 


sent 


to 


Wor 


cest 


er. 


- 


- 


325 18 


Malicious Trespass, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


8 26 


Manslaughter, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


81 26 


Mayhem, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 26 


Night Walker, - 


1 


1 


• 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


11 12 


Noisy and Disorderly 
House, and License 
Law, . - - 


29 


23 


. 


1 


4 


1 


1 


1 


286 09 


Nuisance, - - - 


21 


1 


- 


7 


9 


1 


1 


2 


71 45 


Perjury, - 


9 


1 


3 


2 


1 


3 


- 


- 


267 33 


Attempt to Suborn, 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


17 21 


Polygamy, - - - 


7 


3 


- 


- 


1 


1 


2 


- 


190 32 


Publishing and Selling 
Obscene Books, &c.. 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


70 61 


Rape, - - . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


7 39 


" (assault with in- 
tent,) 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


30 47 


Receiving and Conceal- 
ing Stolen Goods, - 


7 


4 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


125 48 


Riot, - - - - 


17 


9 


4 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


292 78 


Shop Breaking, - 


3 


1 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


48 99 


" " and Lar- 
ceny, - - - 


36 


21 


5 


4 


1 


4 


1 


- 


1,114 17 


Sunday Law, 


13 


11 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


121 04 


Threatening a Witness, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


■ 


21 24 


Avoiding Toll, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 57 



10 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 

Table I — Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


3 
u 

(U 

o 


s 

'> 

c 


"(5 
'a 

< 


•p 

2 
"o 


B 

'a 
s 


« 
o 


■6 
•2 

O 

2:; 




COSTS. 


Torturing a Horse, 

Selling Lottery Tickets, 

Breaking into a Vessel, 

Exposing an Infant, 

Procuring an Abortion, 

Petition for Review, - 

Second Comers to the 
State Prison, - 

Third do, do. - 


3 

13 

1 

2 
1 

1 

4 
4 


1 

4 
1 

4 
4 


1 
1 


1 


1 
1 


9 
1 


1 


1 


$43 34 
79 67 

18 84 
36 71 

19 09 

50 94 

48 88 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 



11 



NORTHERN DISTRICT. 

This district includes Essex and Middlesex. 

The Attorney says, in his report, " It will be seen that three 
hundred and fifty-five cases have arisen in the County of Es- 
sex, and four hundred and fifty-eight cases in the County of 
Middlesex. In addition to which, about one hundred cases of 
complaint have been examined before the grand juries of the 
respective counties ; making a total of about nine hundred and 
thirteen cases; and in the investigation of which, before the grand 
juries, upwards of three thousand witnesses were examined. 

" But one capital case has occurred during the year ; the 
result of which was, (the charge being one of rape,) a verdict of 
guilty of adultery." 

The Attorney has been occupied, in the discharge of his 
official duties, twenty-five weeks. 

It will be seen that the number of cases in this Abstract, 
reported from Essex County, is eleven more than are stated in 
the Attorney's report. For the reason of this difference, see 
introduction to report of Suffolk County. 



Table II. Northern District. 
ESSEX COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


.2 

3 

M 

2 


1 

o 
■> 

a 
o 
O 


■5 

a* 
< 




2 


c 

1 


z 




cs 

Z 


? 
OS U 

!•= 

~ So 

■s s 

Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


3 


1 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


$335 24 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


19 


9 


1 


1 


8 


- 


- 


- 


622 05 


Against property with 
violence, - - - 


5 


3 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


129 59 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


37 


16 


2 


1 


21 


- 


- 


- 


1,287 49 


Other offences, - 


302 
366 


136 
165 


18 
22 


45 

48 


137 

169 


- 


- 


- 


5,286 32 


Total, - 


- 


#7,660 69* 



96 paid by defendants. 



12 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 

Table II — Cotitinved. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


C 

o 

3 
u 

V 

2 


o 

'> 

s 
o 
O 


5 
'3 

< 


■p 
2 


a 
'•B 

a 


o 


■6 

£ 
a 

o 
Z 




COSTS. 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - - - 


3 


3 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


" 


#163 31 


Arson, - . _ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Assault and Battery, - 


19 


9 


1 


1 


8 


- 


- 


- 


622 05 


Assault Felonious, (a) - 


] 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


30 59 


Bowling Alley, - 


4 


3 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


143 38 


Brothel, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


" 


- 


- 


- 


16 67 


Burglary, - - - 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


58 52 


Cheating, - - - 


4 


- 


1 


1 


3 


- 


- 


- 


131 31 


Common Drunkard, (6) 


9 


- 


3 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


246 28 


Conspiracy, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


39 36 


Contempt, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 60 


Disorderly House, 


3 


1 


- 




2 


- 


- 


- 


15 53 


Disturbing Peace, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


41 91 


" Worship, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


19 43 


Escape, - - - 


3 


3 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


77 08 


Fornication, 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


79 73 


Gaming, - . - 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


13 35 


" House, - 


6 


3 


- 


2 




- 


- 


- 


159 86 


Larceny, - - - 


30 


13 


2 


- 


16 


- 


- 


- 


1,126 11 


LaRcivious Cohabitat'n, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


28 18 


» Conduct, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


54 43 


Libel, - - - - 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


58 86 


License Law, 


221 


113 


10 


25 


102 


- 


- 


- 


3,124 67 



(«) 



Insane; sent to Hospital. 
do. do. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 

Table II — Continued. 



13 



OFFENCES. 


c 
.o 

3 
U 

o 
0. 


s 
.o 

"> 
a 
o 
O 


"3 
< 


O 


c 

i 


o 
Z 


o 


Dig 

§1 
f 1 


COSTS. 


Lottery, - . . 

Malicious Mischief, - 

" Trespass, - 

Nuisance, - - - 

Assuming to be an Offi- 
cer, - - . 

Resisting an Officer, - 

Profane Swearing, 

Common Railer, - 

Rape,{c) - 

Riot, - - - - 

Robbery, - - - 

Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 

Sunday Law, 

Breaking and Stealing, 

" » Entering, 


2 
21 

4 
1 
2 


3 

1 

1 

1 

1 
2 

1 
2 


1 

2 

1 

1 


1 

8 

1 
1 


1 

5 
12 

1 
1 

1 

2 

2 


- 






$43 72 

1 45 

236 14 

354 87 

29 03 
27 20 
50 66 
J9 61 

304 65 

71 07 

Not taxed. 

6 91 

221 10 
12 96 
27 11 



(c) Guilty of carnal knowledge without force. 



14 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table III. Northern District — Continued. 
MIDDLESEX COUNTY. 



OFFENCES, 


.2 

3 

o 

4) 

£ 


_o 
o 

'> 
a 
o 

O 


"5 
c 

o 

< 


O 




M 
o 


o 
o 


H 

^ be 

Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


18 


10 


- 


2 


6 


- 


- 


- 


$592 06 


Against property with 
violence, - - - 


4 


1 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


298 07 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


37 


14 


3 


5 


15 


- 


- 


- 


1,044 39 


Other offences, - 


397 


95 


12 


110 


193 


- 


- 


- 


7,890 06 


Total, - 


458 


120 


15 


117 


217 


- 


- 


- 


^,824 58* 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - - - 


14 


7 


- 


- 


9 


- 




- 


$304 69 


Arson, . - - 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


101 73 


Assault and Battery, - 


18 


10 


- 


2 


6 


- 


- 


- 


592 06 


Assault, - - - 


7 


7 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


246 53 


" on an Officer, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


15 82 


Bigamy, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


70 76 


Billiards, - - - 


3 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


181 97 


Bowling Alleys, - 


7 


- 


- 


2 


5 


- 


- 


- 


226 93 


Common Brawler, 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


31 92 


Common Drunkard, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


21 47 


Cheating by False Pre- 
tences, - - - 


2 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


Conspiracy, 


3 


- 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


30 95 



;g 1,324 48 paid by defendants. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 

Table III — Continued. 



15 





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s 


a 


• 


•d 


_c 




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o 






'O 






^ " 




OFFENCES. 


3 




2 
'3 


o 

P. 


a 
a. 


M 






COSTS. 




o 


a 
o 




"o 


:^ 


o 


o 








0. 


O 


< 


Z 


m 


Z 


Z 


Q 




Contempt, - - - 


15 


14 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


#70 76 


Utter'g Counterfeit Mo- 




















ney, 


7 


1 


- 


1 


5 


- 


- 


- 


235 88 


Embezzlement, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21 41 


Escape, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


7 22 


Forgery, - 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


97 26 


Gaming, - - - 


4 


- 


- 


2 


2 


' 


- 


- 


14 93 


Illegal Voting, - 


2 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


43 52 


Unlicensed Innholder, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 35 


Larceny, - - - 


25 


11 


2 


3 


9 


- 


- 


- 


690 34 


Lascivious Behavior, - 


2 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


32 01 


Lewdness, (a) 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22 25 


Libel, - 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


32 52 


License Law, 


289 


62 


8 


21 


130 


- 


- 


- 


5,907 65 


Malicious Mischief, 


2 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 




162 82 


Nuisance, - - - 


25 


- 


- 


6 


19 


- 


- 




251 91 


Obscene Picture, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


37 24 


Peddling, (unlawful,) - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




7 43 


Perjury, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


35 83 


Pub. Show, (unlicens'd,) 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


38 69 


Riot, - - - 


2 


1 


- 


- 


] 


- 


- 


- 


196 54 


Sunday Law, 


2 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


5 90 


Breaking and Entering 




















a House, - - - 


4 


- 


- 


" 


4 


- 


" 


" 


84 94 



(a) Insane. 



16 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table IV. Recapitulation. Whole No. in the Northern 

District. 



OFFENCES. 






Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, - - - 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 

Total, - 



3 
27 

9 

74 
711 



1 

19 

4 

30 
231 



5 

30 



6 
155 



1 

13 

5 

36 

330 



824 



2851 37 



165 



385 



#335 24 


1,214 11 


427 66 


2,331 88 


13,346 39 



17,655 28* 



* ^2,129 44 paid by defendants. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 



17 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT. 

This district comprises the counties of Bristol, Nantucket, 
Plymouth, Barnstable, and Dukes. 

There is nothing in the Attorney's report requiring particu- 
lars, besides what may be found in the Table below. 

Table V. Southern District. 
BRISTOL COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


a 

3 
o 
V 

o 


.1 

o 
■> 

R 
O 

O 


1 

"3 


2 
"o 


bi) 

a 
u 

G. 
02 


pa 
o 


■6 
o 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


15 


6 


1 


4 


9 


2 


- 


2 


#177 38 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


52 98 


Against property with 
violence, - - - 


8 


3 


- 


- 


_ 


4 


- 


1 


60 56 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


49 


34 


2 


3 


1 


9 


_ 


- 


974 52 


Other offences, - 


218 


151 


1 


17 


38 


15 


- 


10 


3,032 42 


Total, - 


29.3 


195 


4 


24 


49 


31 


- 


13 


#4,297 86 



Table of Offences. 

Adultery, - - - 

Arson, . . _ 

Assault and Battery, - 

" (felonious,) 

" (on an Officer,) 

Breach of town By-law, 

Burglary, - - - 

Cheating by False Pre- 
tences, - - - 

Contempt, - - - 



1 

2 
3 
14 
5 
2 
4 

2 
1 



$22 94 
137 93 
52 98 
177 38 
22 06 
14 06 
37 62 

3 75 



18 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 

Table V — Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
o 
■s 

a 

a 
o 


1 

o 
'> 

a 
o 
O 


"(3 
'5 

o 

< 


O 


.5 
'•5 

S 


o 

Z 


2 

CS 

o 


O N 

~ he 

Q 


COSTS. 


Hav'g and utter'g Coun- 




















terfeit Money, - 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$52 98 


Disorderly House, 


11 


6 


- 


1 


1 


3 


- 


- 


220 87 


Drunkenness, 


7 


2 


- 


5 


- 


- 


- 


- 


130 13 


Gaming House, - 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


41 25 


Gross Lewdness, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15 08 


Larceny, - - - 


15 


8 


1 


2 


1 


3 


- 


- 


309 60 


" in House, 


6 


6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


148 09 


" " " and 




















breaking do., 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


11 12 


♦' in Shop, 


6 


4 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


151 12 


" « " and 




















breaking do.. 


12 


9 


- 


1 




2 


- 


- 


219 27 


" with intent, - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


" in Office, - 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


59 39 


" fr'ni the person. 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23 05 


Libel, - 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


54 02 


License Law, (a) - 


141 


102 


- 


8 


29 


3 


- 


9 


2,046 80 


Malicious Mischief, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


_ 




- 


Manslaughter, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Nuisance, - 


11 


7 


- 


- 


3 


1 


- 


- 


70 55 


Perjury, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Polygamy, - 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


103 21 


Rescue, 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


10 21 


Robbery, - 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


Scire Facias, 


25 


25 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


162 50 



{a) 123 of these were appealed cases. 



1847.J 



HOUSE— No. 55. 



19 



Table VI. Southern District — Continued. 
PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 

1 


o 
'X, 

■> 

§ 


i 
< 


■a 


s 


o 
Z. 


OS 

o 
Z 


i aj 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, - - - 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 


7 

5 

4 
44 


2 

1 

4 
18 




2 

8 


1 
15 


1 

4 
10 


- 


1 
1 


#98 44 

90 33 

126 64 
395 76 


Total, - 


60 


25 


- 


10 


16 


15 


- 


2 


$711 17 



Table of Offences. 




















Arson, - . . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


I 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


Assault Felonious, 


7 


2 


- 


2 


1 


1 


- 


1 


$98 44 


Disorderly House, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


Not taxed. 


Larceny, - . - 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


61 34 


" in House and 
breaking. 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


65 30 


Gross Lewdness, - 


1 


- 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


License Law, 


23 


16 


- 


7 


8 


- 


- 


- 


359 16 


Malicious Mischief, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


14 56 


Nuisance, - - - 


12 


2 


- 


1 


6 


3 


- 


- 


22 04 


Perjury, 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


Rescue, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


Riot, - - - - 


4 


1 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


90 33 



20 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table VII. Southern District — Continued. 
NANTUCKET, BARNSTABLE AND DUKES COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


.2 

3 

p 
o 


i 

_o 

c 
o 
O 


i 

u 

< 


35 



bi) 

"-3 

1 
Pi 

m 





-6 

3 

C3 


1 fli 

§.2 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


3 


1 


- 


2 


- 


. 


- 


- 


$50 72 


Against the person not 
feloniously. 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Against property with 
violence, - - - 


2 


2 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


11 13 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


21 


8 


. 


. 


7 


6 


- 


. 


102 19 


Other offences, - 


9 


5 


- 


- 


1 


3 


- 


- 


38 17 


Total, - 


35 


10 


- 


2 


8 


9 


- 


- 


#202 21 


Table of OrrEiNCES. 




















NANTUCKET. 




















Adultery, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


Assault Felonious, 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$17 13 


Embezzlement, - 


7 


- 


- 


- 


7 


- 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


License Law, 


7 


5 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


38 17 


BARNSTABLE. 




















Arson, ... 


2 


2 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


11 13 


Larceny, - 


11 


5 


- 


- 


- 


6 


- 


- 


49 17 


" and Shopbreak- 
ing, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


29 52 


Manslaughter, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


33 59 


Obstructing Highway, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


DUKES. 




















Larceny, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23 50 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 



21 



Table YIII. Recapitulation. Whole No, in the Southern 

District. 



OFFENCES. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, - - - 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 

Total, - 



25 



15 

74 
271 

389 



46 
174 



236 4 



3 
25 

36 



10 
1 



54 



73 



15 

28 
55 






11 



15 



#326 54 


52 98 


162 02 


1,203 35 


3,466 35 



5,211 24 



22 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



MIDDLE DISTRICT. 

This district includes the counties of Worcester and Norfolk. 
Every thing, that seems to be of interest, will be found in the 



Table below. 



Table IX. Middle District. 
WORCESTER COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
.2 

3 
o 

M 
O 


a 
.2 

o 
■> 

s 
o 
O 


1 

cr 

< 


£ 


to 

a 
-5 
a 
<u 


S 


2 


. 
-a 
<v 

a> 
>-. 

C3 



z 


i 6 

O.N 

■-^ 

Q 


COSTS, 


Against the person fe- 
loniously. 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, - - - 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 


4 

26 

4 

15 
344 


3 

12 

3 

9 
105 


3 

1 
2 


2 
47 


1 

10 

1 

4 
210 


- 


- 


_ 


#196 70 

514 55 

162 54 

212 60 
2,322 83 


Total, - 


393 


132 


6 


49 


226 


- 


- 


- 


#3,409 22* 


Table of Offences. 

Arson, 

Assault and Battery, - 

" with intent to 
kill. 

Bestiality, - - - 

Bowling Alley, - 

Burglary, - - - 

Cheating, - - - 

Common Drunkard, - 

Utter'g Counterfeit Mo- 
ney, 


1 
26 

3 
1 

7 
2 
1 

8 

1 


12 

3 
1 
1 
2 

1 


3 
1 


2 
6 


1 

10 

4 

1 
1 


- 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 
#514 55 

75 70 
66 47 
34 85 

76 68 
14 52 
83 51 



• ^,300 22 paid by defendants. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 

Table IX — Continued. 



23 



OFFENCES. 


o 

3 
u 

2 


s 

'> 

a 
o 


1 
"3 
cr 

< 


T3 
O 

&< 


til 

B 

a 
<o 
a. 


o 


-6 
a; 

a 

o 
Z 


~ tJD 

^ g 


COSTS. 


Disorderly House, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Forgery, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Larceny, . - - 


12 


8 


1 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


$198 08 


License Law, 


309 


100 


1 


33 


195 


- 


- 


- 


2,113 57 


Murder, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Nuisance, - - - 


11 


2 


- 


5 


5 


- 


- 


- 


131 96 


Profanity, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13 47 


Rescue, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Breach of Road Law, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Scire Facias, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Shop Breaking, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


85 86 



And five cases in the Supreme Judicial Court. 



24 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table X. Middle District — Continued. 
NORFOLK COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence. 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 

Total, - 



3 

18 

13 

15 
162 



211 



1 

G 

5 

10 
60 



5 

12 



2 
22 



35 



1 
2 
5 

3 

94 
105 



0) <u 



COSTS. 



$553 36 

459 39 

237 94 

346 55 
1781 51 



3378 68* 



Table of Offences. 

Assault and Battery, - 

Bigamy, - 

Bowling Alley, - 

Burglary, - 

" Burning a House," - 

Cheating, - - - 

Common Drunkard, 

Contempt, - - - 

Utter'g Counterfeit Mo- 
ney, 

Disorderly House, 

Disturbing Worship, - 

Escape, . - - 



18 
1 
3 
1 
1 
1 
8 
1 

1 
5 

4 
4 


6 

3 
1 
1 

2 

1 

1 

2 


6 

2 

2 


3 

1 

1 


2 
1 

1 

4 

4 
2 
2 


. 


1 


- 



$459 32 
15 05 
31 14 
20 87 
342 43 
11 23 
64 69 
4 22 

7 01 
22 35 
61 47 

7 10 



g97G fi9 pair! by defendants. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 
Table X — Continued. 



25 



OFFENCES. 


s 

I 

2 


'> 
a 
o 

O 


S 

'3 

cr 

u 

O 


1 

"o 


bio 

s 
■■5 
s 
<u 
o. 


C3 
o 


•6 

(0 

o 
2 


i 6 


CQSTS. 


Kidnapping, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


#512 10 


Larceny, - - - 


13 


10 


- 


1 


2 


- 


1 


- 


328 21 


License Law, 


123 


52 


- 


23 


76 


- 


- 


- 


862 04 


Malicious Mischief, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


49 86 


Murder, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


241 26 


Nuisance, - - - 


13 


- 


- 


5 


9 


- 


- 


- 


52 77 


Recognizance, - 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


Rescue, - . - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


43 02 


Riot, - - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


91 64 


Shop-breaking, - 


6 


4 


- 


1 


1 


- 


1 


- 


150 90 



And four arguments in the Supreme Judicial Court. 



Table XL Recapitulation. Whole No. in the Middle 

District. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously. 


7 


4 


1 


. 


2 


- 


_ 


. 


$750 06 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


44 


18 


9 


3 


12 


- 


1 


- 


973 87 


Against property with 
violence, - ~ - 


17 


8 


- 


8 


6 


- 


1 


- 


400 48 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


30 


19 


1 


4 


7 


- 


1 


- 


559 15 


Other offences, - 


506 


171 


7 


69 


303 


- 


- 


- 


4,104 34 


Total, - 


604 


220 18 


84 


330 


- 


3 


- 


#6,787 90* 



3,276 91 paid by defendants. 



26 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



WESTERN DISTRICT. 

This district comprises the counties of Hampshire, Hampden, 
Franklin, and Berkshire. 

Table XII. Western District. 
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, - - - 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 



Total, 



15 

20 



47' 



a 5 



#346 30 

64 31 

102 61 

300 41 
610 96 



1,424 59 1 



Table of Offences. 

Abducting Witness, - 

Arson, - - - 

Assault and Battery, - 

Cheating, - - - 

Conspiracy, 

Utter'g Counterfeit Mo- 
ney, 

Forgery, - - - 

Larceny, - - - 

* 15 cases continued from 1846. 



1 








1 








2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 


- 


1 


3 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 




1 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


7 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


1 



^ 28 

87 52 

62 23 

106 91 

Not taxed. 

29 83 

53 73 

109 94 



t gl28 60 paid by defendants. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 



27 



Table XII — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


.2 

s 
o 

2 


c 
.2 
« 

3 


■3 

cr 

< 


33 
2 

Oh 

"o 
Z 


s 


m 



T3 
« 

2 
a 


Z 




COSTS. 


Libel,- - - - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


" 


- 


- 


- 


$15 50 


License Law, 


10 


2 


1 


- 


3 


2 


- 


2 


213 39 


Malicious Burning, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


" Mischief, - 


% 


- 


" 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


40 45 


Nuisance, - - - 


3 


1 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


35 96 


Perjury, - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


101 64 


Rape, - - . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


346 30 


Riot, - - - - 


5 


- 


1 


-. 


- 


1 


- 


3 


15 09 


Sending Threatening 
Letters, - - - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


202 82 



28 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table XIII. Western District — Continued. 
HAMPDEN COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
o 

3 
o 

O 

a; 


B 

.2 

'> 

a 
o 
O 


2 
'3 

u 

< 


a, 

"o 


s 

s. 


o 


1 

i 

cS 

1 


c.a 

o c 
i bo 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, - - - 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 


2 
12 

4 

18 
139 

175* 


1 

3 

2 

10 
27 

43 


1 

8 
9 


6 

3 
35 


1 

3 
55 


1 

2 

2 

2 
17 


- 


- 


$74 50 

222 96 

83 &Q 

445 63 
1,800 75 


Total, - 


44 59 


24 


- 


- 


$2,627 50t 


Table of Offences. 

Abduction, - - - 

Adultery, - - - 

Assault and Battery, - 

" Aggravated, - 

" Felonious, 

Blasphemy, 

Billiard Room, - 

Keeping Brothel, 

Bowling Alley, - 

Burglary, - 

Cheating by False Pre- 
tences,J - . - 


1 

3 

10 
2 
1 
2 
1 
1 
2 
2 

4 


2 


1 

1 

1 


6 

2 

1 


1 
1 

1 


1 
2 

1 
1 


- 


- 


$30 01 

126 88 

168 44 

54 12 

44 49 

9 40 

6 70 

59 67 

94 

QQ 25 

44 35 



* 47 pases continued from 1845. 



t 5313 98 paid by defendants. 



X 1 False Imprisonment. 



1847.] 



house- 
Table XIII- 



-No. 55. 
■Continued. 



29 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 
u 

o 


s 
.2 

u 
■> 

s 
o 
O 


"5 

'3 

< 


T3 

2 

Pi 

"3 
2 


a 


3 

o 
Z 


-d 

V 

CS 

o 


OS c 
c « 

~ bo 


COSTS. 


Common Drunkard, 


3 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


$57 01 


Disturbing Worship, - 


2 




- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


68 45 


Embezzlement, - 


1 




- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


18 56 


Indecent Exposure of 
Person, - - - 


4 


4 


_ 


_ 


_ 


. 


_ 


_ 


27 94 


Lascivious Cohabitation, 


1 


- 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


14 21 


Larceny,* - - , - 


13 


9 


- 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


382 72 


License Law, (a) - 


95 


19 


1 


25 


47 


9 


- 


- 


898 27 


Malicious Mischief, 


7 


1 


1 


4 


- 


1 


- 


- 


99 57 


Nuisance, - - - 


10 


- 


- 


2 


5 


3 


- 


- 


23 QQ 


Perjury, 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


162 13 


Shop-breaking, - 


I 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


16 76 


House-breaking, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


65 


Selling Unwholesome 




















Provisions, 


3 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


150 83 


To recover forfeiture for 




















Loss of Life for de- 




















fective Bridge, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


18 22 


(o) 2 before S. J. C. - 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


77 27 



* One in a store. 



30 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table XIV. Western District — Continued. 
FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, 



COSTS. 



Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 

Total, - 



12 
75 

92^ 



2 

36 
39 



3 

30 



34 



3 
11 
14 



$4 14 



163 16 



527 52 
1,302 77 



#1,997 59t 



Table of Offences. 

Adultery, - - - 

Assault and Battery, - 

" Felonious, 

Bowling Alley, - 

Burning a Barn, - 

Attempt to burn a Fac- 
tory, 

Utter'g Counterfeit Mo- 
ney, 

Embezzlement, - 

Larceny, - - . 

License Law, 

Malic'us Cutting Trees, 



3 
4 
1 
4 
2 

1 

4 

1 

7 

55 

1 


1 
1 
1 

1 

2 
33 


1 
5 


[ 


3 
1 

3 

1 


1 
2 

1 

2 
25 


1 

1 
1 
8 


2 
1 

2 





$87 06 

163 16 

4 14 

33 06 

168 80 

51 38 

227 84 

87 62 

212 06 

717 04 

44 1 



* 15 cases continued from 1845. 



t ^117 27 paid by defendants. 



1847.J 



HOUSE— No. 56. 

Table XIV — Continued. 



31 



OFFENCES. 


a 
o 
•s 

3 
u 
v 

2 


a 
o 

u 

■> 

a 
o 
O 


JS 

"3 

u 

< 


O 


•a 

g 


o 
2 


1 
1 

o 


4) (U 

O.N 


COSTS. 


Malicious Mischief, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


#34 80 


Nuisance, - - - 


6 


- 


2 


- 


2 


2 


- 


- 


78 72 


Violating P. 0. Law, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


15 17 


Aiding Prisoner to Es- 
cape, - - - 


1 


- 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 


72 58 



32 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table XV. Western District — Continued. 
BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 

2 


1 

§ 

o 


'3 

CI 

< 


S 

Oh 


bio 

B 
C 

a. 


o 


w 

(8 
O 
Z 


(u 6 

ess 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


8 


4 


- 


- 


5 


1 


2 


$245 56 


Against the person not 

feloniously, 


14 


6 


1 


3 


7 


- 


1 


- 


326 90 


Against property with 
violence, - - - 


5 


3 


1 


I 


- 


- 


. 


_ 


127 44 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


23 


8 


- 


3 


6 


4 


2 


_ 


475 56 


Other offences, - 


118 


18 


16 


23 


63 


8 


2 


- 


1,502 15 


Total, - 


168* 


39 


18 


30 


81 


13 


7 


- 


$2,677 61 1 


Table of Offknces. 




















Adultery, - - - 


3 


1 


- 


- 


1 


1 


1 


- 


$49 89 


Assault and Battery, (a) 


14 


6 


1 


3 


7 


- 


1 


- 


326 90 


Assault Felonious, 


5 


3 


- 


- 


4 


- 


2 


- 


98 38 


Burning Barn, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


67 48 


Cheating, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


65 32 


" by False Pre- 
tences, - - . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


11 31 


Conspiracy, 


3 


- 


- 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


9 81 


Common Drunkard, 


4 


- 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


118 26 


Utter'g Counterfeit Mo- 




















ney, 


5 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


2 


- 


101 52 


Embezzlement, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


69 20 


Forgery, - 


5 


2 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


84 89 


Larceny, [h] 


10 


4 


- 


- 


4 


2 


- 


- 


143 32 



* 68 cases continued from 
(a) 1 threat. 



1845. t ^286 76 paid by defendants. 

{b) 1 accessory. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 

Table XV — Continued. 



33 



OFFENCES. 


3 
u 

o 


c 

6 


2 
"3 

< 


•p 
2 

"o 
2 


s 

s 
<u 
cu 


M 
o 
2 


•a 

A 

O 

Z 


SI *" 

15 8 

Q 


COSTS. 


Libel, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


License Law, (a) - 


80 


11 


8 


17 


48 


1 


1 


- 


$1,017 57 


Malicious Mischief, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Not taxed. 


Manslaughter, 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


24 96 


Murder, - - - 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


122 22 


Nuisance, - - - 


15 


4 


- 


2 


9 


4 


- 


- 


25 01 


Profane Swearing, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20 92 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


34 55 


Shop Breaking, - 


5 


3 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


127 44 


Tippling Shop, - 


7 


- 


5 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


123 30 


(a) And two argued be- 




















fore the S. J. C, judg- 




















ment below affirmed. 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


36 36 



Table XVI. Recapitulation. Whole No. in the Western 

District. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously. 

Against property with 
violence, - - . 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 

Total, - 



12 


6 


1 


- 


5 


2 


2 


- 


34 


12 


1 


12 


10 


2 


1 




16 


5 


2 


2 


- 


3 


- 


4 


68 


23 


7 


10 


12 


11 


6 


1 


352 


84 


31 


65 


151 


42 


5 


2 


482 


130 


42 


89 


178 


60 


14 


7 



$670 50 

777 53 

313 71 

1,749 12 
5,217 63 

$8,728 49* 



§846 61 paid by defendants. 



34 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table XVII. 

Showing the amount of Criminal Business in the Common- 
wealth. 



OFFENCES. 


n 
o 

3 
o 

s 


s 
.2 
o 

§ 


'3 

o 

< 


T3 
O 

"o 


feJO 

a 

'•S 
a 
<u 


S 

o 


T3 

a; 

CO 
o 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


51 


21 


4 


9 


20 


6 


2 


3 


$2,186 63 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


228 


135 


16 


28 


45 


4 


2 


- 


5,030 47 


Against property with 
violence, - - - 


84 


36 


7 


12 


15 


13 


3 


5 


1,699 80 


Against property with- 
out violence, - . 


500 


256 


31 


47 


92 


54 


25 


7 


10,087 66 


Other offences, - 


2414 


067 


85 


367 


891 


137 


42 


22 


32,597 75 


Whole number, - 


3277 


1415 


143 


463 


1063 


214 


74 


37 


$51,602 31 



Owing to the obscure chirography of some of the reports, 
and especially the indistinctness of the figures in the tables of 
costs, it ha.s been found very difficult to ensure perfect accuracy 
in this Abstract. 

There is an error of a few cents in the general tables, which 
it is not thought worth while to correct, by taking the work to 
pieces. The result is not materially afiected. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 



35 



Table XVIII. 

Amouni of Bills of Cost taxed on cases terminated in the Police 
Court of the City of Boston, in the year 1846. 





Officers' 
Fees. 


Assist- 
ance 
Fees. 


Court 

Fees. 


Witness 
Fees. 


Amounts. 


Total. 


From 1st January to 
31st March, inclusive, 

Deduct for cases un- 
der By-Laws, - 


$676 18 
51 92 


$7 83 


#1025 37 
109 75 


$436 54 
29 16 


$2145 92 
190 83 






624 26 


7 83 


915 62 


407 38 


2970 94 
179 56 


$1955 09 


Prom 1st April to 30th 
June, inclusive, 

Deduct for cases un- 
der By-Laws, - 


962 53 
46 24 


10 83 


1400 00 

108 48 


597 58 
24 84 






916 29 


10 83 


1291 52 


572 74 


3190 06 
40 54 


2791 38 


From 1st July to 30th 
September, inclusive, 

Deduct for cases un- 
der By-Laws, - 


1010 88 
11 65 


10 57 


1481 03 
22 95 


687 58 
5 94 






999 23 


10 57 


1458 08 


681 64 


2791 38 

270 58 


3149 52 


From 1st October to 
3]stDec., inclusive, 

Deduct for cases un- 
der By-Laws, - 


839 17 
62 98 


6 97 


1359 02 
161 70 


566 22 
45 90 


2520 80 



36 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [Feb. 



Table XIX. 

Amount of Fines and Costs, ^c. received on cases terminated 
in the Police Court of the City of Boston, in the year 1846. 





Fines. 


Costs. 


Fees. 


Amount. 


Total. 


From 1st January to 31st 
March, inclusive, - 

Deduct for cases under By- 
Laws, - - - - 


$486 20 

101 50 
384 70 


#654 25 
136 03 


$28 52 


$1168 97 
237 53 






518 22 


28 52 


1572 49 

300 82 

1613 50 
49 60 


$921 44 


From 1st April to 30th June, 
inclusive, . - . 

Deduct for cases under By- 
Laws, - - - - 


622 50 
142 00 


926 99 
158 82 


23 00 
23 00 






480 50 


768 17 


1271 67 


From 1st July to 30th Sep- 
tember, inclusive, - 

Deduct for cases under By- 
Laws, - - - - 


610 00 
16 50 


988 53 
33 10 


14 97 






603 50 


955 43 


14 97 


1592 05 
237 97 


1573 90 


From 1st October to 31st 
December, inclusive. 

Deduct for cases under By- 
Laws, - - - - 


729 24 
80 00 


836 28 
157 97 


26 53 






649 24 


678 31 


26 53 


- 


1354 08 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 



37 



Table XX. 

Amount of Costs taxed in the Municipal Court., in the year 
1846, as per General and Special Bills. 



Month. 



Costs. 



Monthly Costs. 



1846. 
January, 



March, 

April, - 

May, - 

June, - 

July, - 

August, 

September, 

October, 

November, 
December, 



Amount of Special Bill, 
" " General " 



February, - Amount of Special Bill, 
« « General « 



Amount of Special Bill, 
" « General " 



Amount of Special Bill, 
« " General " 



Amount of Special Bill, 
" « General " 



Amount of Special Bill, 
" « General " 



Amount of Special Bill. 
« " General « ' 



Amount of Special Bill, 
" " General « 



Amount of Special Bill, 
" " General " 



Amount of Special Bill, 
« « General " 



Amount of Special Bill, 
" " General " 



Amount of Special Bill, 
" " General " 



$1257 83 
351 43 



981 40 
140 96 
436 23 



847 92 

489 30 



825 84 
235 11 



985 52 
415 03 



999 48 
494 90 



1032 73 

402 84 



967 05 
315 19 



1183 98 
534 25 



825 55 

498 69 



1984 04 
582 75 



1507 26 
601 18 



#1609 26 



1558 59 



1337 22 



1060 95 



1400 55 



1494 38 



1435 57 



1282 24 



1718 23 



1324 24 



2566 79 



2108 44 
#18,896 46 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table XXI. 

Showing the number of Convicts sentenced to, and received at, 
the State Prison, from the several Counties in the State, dur- 
ing the year 1846, the Crimes of which they were convicted, 
and the Terms for which they were sentenced, as obtained from, 
the books of the State Prison. 

[The convicts from Suffolk County were sentenced in the Municipal Court ; convicts from 
the other counties were sentenced in the Court of Common Pleas, excepting a few cases 
for the higher offences, which were tried, and the convicts sentenced, in the Supreme 
Judicial Court.] 

BERKSHIRE. 



No, 



Court. 



C.C.P. 



Term. 



March, 



Nov. 



Crime. 



'Felonious Assault, 

do. do. 

do. do. 

Arson, 



When re- 
ceived. 



March 7 
« 7 
« 7 

Nov. 11 



Sentence. 



Sol- 
itary. 



days 
1 

1 

1 

1 



Labor. 



1 year, less 

1 day. 
I year, less 

1 day. 
1 year, less 

1 day. 
5 years. 



BRISTOL. 



1 


C.C.P. 


March, 


Breaking^ and entering a Dwel- 
















ling House, and Larceny, - 


March 30 


2 


li yrs., less 
















2 days. 


2 


(( 


June, 


C Shop Breaking, 


June 


17 


2 


1 year, less 
2 days. 








(_ do. do. 




17 


2 


U yrs., less 
2 days. 


3 


(( 


(( 


C Shop Breaking, 




17 


2 


1 year, less 
2 days. 








(_ do. do. 




17 


2 


2 years, less 
2 days. 


4 


(( 


(C 


Polygamy, 




17 


3 


2 years, less 
3 days. 


5 


(( 




Larceny, - . - 




17 


2 


Ih yrs., less 
2 days. 


6 


(( 


(( 


'Assault with intent to com- 
















J mit a Larceny, 


Sept 


26 


1 


1| years. 








(Larceny, 


u 


26 


1 


li years. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 
Table XXI — Continued. 



39 



Court. 



Term. 



C.C.P. 



Sept. 



Dec. 



Crime. 



f Assault with intent to com- 
j mit a Larceny, 

(^Larceny, - - - 

Larceny, . - - 

do. ... 

Assault and Mayhem, 
Larceny, - . . 

C Burglary, - 
< do. 
Larceny, _ - - 

do. . . . 

do. . . . 

Shop Breaking and Larceny, - 
Larceny, . . . 

do. . . . 

Shop Breaking and Larceny, - 
Larceny, - - - 

C Larceny, - - - 

(do. 

^Larceny, - . - 

^ do. 
C Larceny, 
^ do. 

C Shop Breaking and Larceny, 
f do. do. do. do. 



When re- 
ceived. 



Sept 26 

« 26 

" 26 

« 26 

« 26 

« 26 

« 26 

« 26 

" 26 

Oct. 19 

Dec. 30 

" 30 

« 30 

« 30 

" 30 

« 30 

» 30 

« 30 

« 30 

« 30 

« 30 

« 30 

" 30 

" 30 



Sentence. 



Sol- 
itary. 



Labor. 



If years. 

U " 

1 10-12 yrs. 

2 years. 
2 « 
U " 

1 " 

2 » 

1 « 

H " 

1 year, less 

1 day. 
11-6 years. 



1 year. 

year, less 
1 day. 
year. 



U 



year, less 
1 day. 
year, less 
1 day. 
year, less 
1 day. 

iar, less 

day. 
yrs., less 

day. 



year. 



1 



1 
1 1 



year. 



year 



1 
1 

Ido 



years, 
less 
do. 



40 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 

Table XXI — Continued. 



[Feb. 



No 


Court. 


Term. 


Crime. 


When re- 
ceived. 


Sentence. 




Sol- 
itary 


Labor. 


25 

26 


C.C.P. 


Dec. 


Larceny, - . - 

'Uttering Counterfeit Bank 

Bills, 
< 
Having in possession Coun- 
terfeit Bank Bills, with in- 
tent to pass the same, 


Dec. 30 
" 30 

" 30 


2 
2 

2 


2 years, less 
2 days. 

2 years, less 
2 days. 

5 years, less 
2 days. 



BARNSTABLE. 



C.C.P. 



April, Manslaughter, 



April 14 



2 years. 



ESSEX. 



C.C.P. 



June, Burglary, 



June 22 



2 years. 



FRANKLIN. 



1 


C.C.P. 


Aug. 


2 


(( 


(( 


3 


(C 


C( 



Larceny, - . . 

Setting fire to a Barn, 

Attempting to burn a Manu- 
factory, - - - 



Sept. 14 


3 


Nov. 19 


3 


" 19 


3 



I year, less 
3 days. 

8 years, less 
3 days. 

1^ yrs., less 
3 days. 



HAMPDEN. 



1 


C.C.P. 


May, 


Shop Breaking and Larceny, - 


June 2 


2 


2 years. 


2 
3 




Dec. 


Larceny, . _ - 
do. ... 


Dec. 23 
« 23 


2 
1 


3 years, less 

2 days. 
If yrs., less 


4 


(( 


u 


Entering a Dwelling House 
with intent to commit a Lar- 






1 day. 








ceny, ... 


" 23 


2 


2 years, less 
2 days. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 



41 



Table XXI — Continued. 
HAMPSHIRE. 



No 


Court. 


Term. 


Crime. 


When re- 
ceived. 


Sentence. 




Sol- 
itary. 


Labor. 


1 
2 


C.C.P. 


March, 
Oct. 


Forgery, 

Larceny, . - - 


April 1 
Oct. 29 


1 

1 


3 years. 
2 " 



MIDDLESEX. 



1 

2 
3 


C.C.P. 


Feb. 

« 


Larceny, - - - 

do. ... 

Adultery, - - - 


Feb. 


19 
19 
24 


1 
1 
1 


1 year, less 

1 day. 
1 year, less 

1 day. 
1 year. 


4 
5 




Oct. I 
1845$ 

July, 


Larceny, . - - 

'Shop Breaking in the day 
time, with intent to Steal, 


May 
July 


28 
11 


1 
2 


1 " 

1 10-12 yra. 








do. do. do. do. 


(( 


11 


1 


1 year. 








do. do. do. do. 


<( 


11 


1 


1 " 


6 


ll 


ll 


'Shop Breaking in the day 
time, with intent to Steal, 


« 


11 


2 


2 years. 








do. do. do. do. 


ll 


11 


1 


1 year. 








^do. do. do. do. 


(t 


11 


1 


1 " 


7 


» 


Nov. 


Assault with intent to Murder, 


Nov. 


7 


3 


3 years. 


8 
9 




Dec. 


Arson, ... 
Larceny, - - - 


Dec. 

a 


8 
17 


3 
3 


5 years, less 
3 days. 

4 years, less 
3 days. 



NORFOLK. 



1 


C.C.P. 


May, Shop Breaking, 


May 13 


2 


2 years. 


2 


ll 


C( 


do. do. 


« 13 


2 


2 " 


3 
4 




u 

June, 


Larceny, 

Shop Breaking and Larceny, - 


" 13 

July 4 


1 
2 


1 year, less 

1 day. 

2 years. 



42 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



[Feb. 



Table XXI — Continued. 
PLYMOUTH. 



No, 


Court. 


Term. 


Clime. 


When re- 
ceived. 


Sentence. 




Sol- 
itary. 

3 


Labor. 


1 


C.C.P. 


April, 


Burglary, - - . 


April 15 


3 years, less 
3 days. 



SUFFOLK. 



1 


M. C. 


Jan. 


C Forgery, - 


Jan. 


3 


3 


3 years. 








^ do. 


(( 


3 


- 


2i " 


2 


(( 


(( 


Forgery, 


(( 


3 


1 


2 « 


3 


(( 


(( 


Common and Notorious Thief, 


« 


3 


3 


2 « 


4 


(( 


(( 


do. do. do. 


(( 


3 


3 


31 " 


5 


u 


(( 


Larceny, 


« 


17 


1 


1 year. 


6 


« 


(( 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


« 


21 


1 


U « 


7 


il 


(( 


Breaking and entering a Shop 
in the night time and steal- 
ing therein, 


(( 


21 


1 


2 years. 


8 


(( 


(( 


do. do. do. do. 


(( 


21 


1 


2 « 


9 


u 


Feb. 


Breaking and entering a Dwel- 
ling House and stealing 
therein, - - . 


Feb. 


14 


1 


2 " 


10 


(( 


« 


do. do. do. do. 


(( 


14 


1 


1 year. 


11 


<c 


April, 


Larceny, - . . 


April 


16 


1 


U " 


12 


<( 


u 


do. ... 


(( 


17 


2 


2? years. 


13 


(i 


Jan. 


Breaking and entering a Shop 
in the night time with intent 
to steal, - - - 


it 


30 


1 


1 year. 


14 
15 


(( 

(( 


May, 
June, 


Stealing from the Person, 
Common and Notorious Thief, 


May 
June 


14 
11 


2 
1 


2 years, less 

2 days. 
3<l years. 


16 


<( 


« 


Breaking and entering a Dwel- 
ling House in the night time 
and stealing, 


(( 


11 


2 


2i years. 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 
Table XXI — Continued. 



43 















Sentence. 


Nn 


Court. 


Term. 


Crime. 


When re- 
ceived. 






.So'- Labor, 
itary. 


17 


M. C. 


June, 


Breaking and entering a Shop 
in the night time with intent 
to steal, - - - 


June 


11 


i 
1 

1 2^ years. 


18 


u 


(« 


do. do. do. do. 


(( 


11 


1 2i " 


19 


(( 


July, 


Bigamy, 


July 


27 


2 2i « 


20 
21 




Aug. 
Sept. 


Escaping from House of Cor- 
rection, Suffolk County, 

Larceny, . . - 


Aug. 
Sept. 


15 
15 


- 2i years & 

i 59 days. 
1 1 year. 


22 


(( 


(C 


do. ... 


« 


15 


1 
11" 


23 


(( 


« 


Breaking and entering a Dwel- 
ling House and stealing 
tlierein, ... 


u 


25 


1 


4 years. 


24 


(( 


(C 


do. do. do. do. 


(( 


25 


1 


4 " 


25 
26 
27 


« 


Oct. 

u 


Larceny, ... 
do. ... 
do. ... 


Oct. 

(C 


17 

24 
29 


1 
2 
1 


1 year, less 

1 day. 

2^ yrs., less 

2 days. 
1 year. 


28 


(( 


Nov. 


Stealing from the Person, 


Nov. 


14 


2 


2 years. 


29 


(C 


« 


do. do. do. 


(( 


14 


1 


11 «' 


30 


« 


(( 


Breaking and entering a Shop 
and stealing therein. 


a 


23 


1 


2 « 


^1 


« 


Dec. 


Shop Breaking with intent to 
steal, ... 


Dec. 


3 


1 


1 year. 


32 


(( 


(( 


do. do. do. do. 


u 


3 


1 


1 « 


33 


(( 


(( 


Larceny, ... 


(( 


22 


1 


If " 



WORCESTER. 



C.CP. 



Jan. 



Shop Breaking and Larceny, - 
Larceny, . _ - 



Jan. 28 

" 28 



2 years. 
2 « 



44 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 

Table XXI — Continued. 



[Feb. 



No. 


Court. 


Term. 


Crime. 


When re- 
ceived. 


Sentence. 


Sol- 
itary. 


Labor. 


3 

4 

5 

6 


C.C.P. 

(( 
(( 
(( 


Jan. 
u 

Oct. 


Larceny, - . - 

r Larceny, - - - 

1 Breaking and entering a 
1^ Shop in the night time, - 

r Assault with intent to Mur- 
der, _ - - 

\dt.o. do. do. do. 
Perjury, ... 


Jan. 28 
« 30 

« 30 

Oct. 15 
« 15 
« 15 




3 years. 
1 year. 

1 « 

15 years. 
3 " 
3 « 



Total number of Prisoners sentenced to the State Prison, in the year 1846, 
from the several Counties in the State, . - - - 92 



1847.] 



HOUSE— No. 55. 



45 



Table XXII. 

Recapitulation of Table XIKI. with a comparison of the number 
of Convicts for the years 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846. 









1846. 


1845. 


1844. 


1843. 




CO 

u 

W 


Comparison of 
1845 and 1846. 






is 


No. of Convicts from Barnstable, 


1 


- 


- 


4 


- 


4 


1 


- 


it « 


(( 


Berkshire, 


2 


10 


- 


3 


- 


3 


- 


8 


M (( 


« 


Bristol, - 


26 


14 


14 


13 


1 


- 


12 


- 


i( (( 


(( 


Essex, 


1 


6 


8 


11 


- 


3 


- 


5 


(( (( 


« 


Franklin, - 


3 


- 


2 


1 


1 


- 


3 


- 


« (( 


(( 


Hampden, 


4 


6 


3 


6 


- 


3 


- 


2 


({ « 


(( 


Hampshire, 


2 


2 


2 


4 


- 


2 


- 


- 


t( <( 


« 


Middlesex, 


9 


13 


11 


11 


- 


- 


- 


4 


u « 


(( 


Nantucket, 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


(( {( 


(( 


Norfolk, - 


4 


7 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


« (( 


« 


Plymouth, 


1 


2 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


1 


(( u 


« 


Suffolk, - 


33 


29 


50 


33 


17 


- 


4 


- 


U (( 


<( 


Worcester, 


6 


6 


6 


11 


- 


5 


- 


- 




92 


95 


102 


103 


19 


20 

19 



1 


20 


23 




Excess in 1843 over 


1844, 


20 












Excess in 1844 over 


1845, 


7 












Excess in 1845 over 


1846, 


- 


- 


3