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HOUSE No. 63. 



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ABSTRACT 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 



MARCH 2, 1849. 



[March, 1849.] HOUSE— No. 63. 

eomtnontutaltl) of J^aisfiiatiittisetts* 



Secretary's Office, Boston, March 2d, 1849, 

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives : 

Sir : — 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 Secretarj'- of the 
Commonwealth. 

I have the honor to be, • 

Very respectfully. 

Your obedient servant, 

W. B. CALHOUN, Secretary. 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 



ABSTRACTS. 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 

The Attorney for Suffolk returns sixteen hundred and sev- 
enty-two complaints, sixty-four of which were commenced in 
1847, and disposed of at the January term of 1848. He has 
also attended to forty-nine cases in the Supreme Judicial Court, 
and to one case in the Court of Common Pleas. 

Upon the application of the Governor, the Attorney reports, 
that he has given thirty written opinions relative to the arrest 
of fugitives from justice. He has also given written and oral 
opinions to, and drawn up legal papers for, the Treasurer, and 
Adjutant General of the Commonwealth, and the Superintend- 
ent of Alien Passengers. 

The Attorney reports, that he has paid over, to the Treasurer 
of the Commonwealth, thirteen hundred and forty-four -j-V^ dol- 
lars, collected from the penalties of recognizances, and that the 
Sheriff of Suffolk has paid to the County Treasurer, in 1848. 
fourteen thousand six hundred and thirty-three y^^r dollars for 
fines and costs received by him in the Municipal Court of the 
City of Boston. 

The Attorney for Suffolk closes his Report with the follow- 
ing remarks : — " It is apparent, from the exhibits in this Report, 
that there has been a very large increase of criminal business 
in the county of Suffolk, during the past year. The cases on 
the docket of the Municipal Court only, are sixteen hundrep 
and seventy-two. In the Supreme Judicial Court, there also 
has been a great increase of capital trials, and of very import- 
ant law questions, in which the Commonwealth was a party : 
and it has been clearly perceived, by the judges of the courts, 
by the grand and traverse juries, and by the members of the 
bar, that the proper administration of the public justice in this 



1849.] HOUSE— No. 63. 5 

county requires the time and services of more than one prose- 
cuting officer. If the criminal business increases hereafter as 
heretofore, it will be physically impossible for one person to 
perform it. The excessive and unremitted pressure of official 
duty has already undermined my health ; unremitted profes- 
sional labors, night and day, with no vacation and no assist- 
ance, and perpetual confinement daily and all day, in badly 
ventilated court-rooms, will break down the best constitution ; 
and I hesitate not to say, that I feel it a duty to ask for relief 
in such a manner as shall seem best to the wisdom of the Legis- 
lature to provide it. If it cannot be obtained, I must retire from 
an office too onerous to be borne by one unassisted individual,*' 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 







Table I. 














SUFFOLK COUNTY. 






OFFENCES. 


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1 


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II 

C ? 

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COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


26 


12 


2 


2 


7 


2 


1 


. 


$•715 72 


Against the person not 
feloniously, - 


190 


103 


15 


13 


27 


21 


2 


9 


3,334 82 


Against property with 
violence. 


45 


29 


5 


. 


4 


1 


3 


3 


1,076 17 


Against properly with- 
out violence, - 


358 


173 


42 


13 


58 


48 


12 


12 


6,996 43 


Other oifences, - 


1053 
1672 


545 

862 


24 

88 


38 


111 


234 


56 


45 


9,129 30 


Total, 


66 


207 


306 


74 


69 


#21,252 44 


Table of Offences. 




















Abduction, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


8 15 


" and House 




















of Ill-fame, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


65 19 


Abortion, procuring an, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


32 10 


Adultery, - - - 


10 


4 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


2 


161 59 


" and Lewd Co- 




















habitation, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


" Lewd Cohab- 




















itation, and Fornica- 




















tion, - - - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


36 37 


Arson, - - - 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


74 22 


Assault, - - - 


21 


14 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 


- 


400 82 


" Sunday, 


1 


1 


- ! 


- 


- 


- 


- 1 


- 


30 60 



1849.J 



HOUSE— No. 63. 
Table I — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


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.2 

3 
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bi) 
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2 


o 


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_ to 
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Q 


COSTS. 


Assault, &c., attempt 




















to escape, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


^14 75 


Assault and False Im- 




















prisonment, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


5 01 


Assault, Felonious, - 


6 


4 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


112 59 


« « on a 


















Watchman, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 1 26 30 


Assault, felonious, with 


















intent to Murder, - 


1 


1 


- 


~ 


- 


- 


- 


31 05 


Assault, with intent to 


















commit a Rape, 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- I 26 51 


Assault and Battery, 


117 


57 


10 


8 


23 


12 


- 


7 2,006 49 


gravated, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


. 


. 


42 16 


Assault and Battery, 


















and committing a 




















Rape, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


22 39 


Assault and Battery, 




















and false imprison- 




















ment, ... 


1 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


6 17 


Assault and Battery, 




















attempt to commit 
Fornication, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


3 01 


Assault and Battery, 


















Felonious, and with 




















attempt to commit 




















Rape, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


28 64 


Assault and Battery, in- 
tent to commit Rape, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


39 99 


Assault and Battery, 
indecent, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17 64 


Assault and Battery, 
and Lewdness, 


1 


1 


. 


. 


. 


. 


. 


. 


11 95 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 
Table I — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


s 

3 

s 

o 

Oh 


c 

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■> 

s 


'3 

< 


T3 

o 


c 
c 


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o 


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£ 

o 


§1 

^ be 
^ S 

Q 


COSTS. 


Assault and Battery 
with a Candlestick, 


1 










1 






$11 40 


Assault and Battery 
with Coin in a hdkf. 


1 


1 


- 


. 


- 


- 


. 


- 


29 00 


Assault and Battery 
with a Bar of Iron, 


1 


1 


- 


. 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21 31 


Assault and Battery 
Avith Bricks, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


. 


. 


- 


. 


20 48 


Assault and Battery on 
an Officer, 


4 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


62 32 


Assault and Battery 
with Stones at trav- 
ellers in cars, 


1 














1 


12 03 


Assault and Battery, 
and resisting a Con- 
stable, - - - 


1 


1 














20 83 


Assault and Battery, 
with intent to Kill, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


1 


- 


14 88 


Assault and Battery, 
with Knife, - 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


32 04 


Assault and Maiming, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


29 71 


" " Rescue, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18 55 


Assaulting an Officer, 


14 


10 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


255 62 


" a Watchman, 
and Rescue, - 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


29 61 


Assaulting a Watch- 
man, and attempt at 
Rescue, - 


1 




. 




1 




_ 




10 81 


Assaulting a Female 
Child, indecently, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




9 71 


Attempt to escape from 
House of Correction, 


1 
1 2 


1 


. 


. 


1 


. 


. 


_ 


10 13 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 
Table I — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 



Bribing Witnesses, at- 
tempt at, 

Brothel, - - - 

Brothel, Letting House 
for, . _ . 

Brothel and License law 

Brothel and License and 
Letting out Brothels, 

Brothel and License, 
and Noisy, &.C., 

Brothel, License, and 
Sunday, 

Do. and Noisy House, 

Brothel, Noisy and Dis- 
orderly, - - - 

Burglary and Larceny, 

Cheating, - - - 

Cheating, by False Pre- 
tences, - - - 

Civil Actions, (Recog- 
nizances,) 

Civil Action, (Writ of 
Review,) 

Common Drunkard, 

Conspiracy, 

Conspiracy and Cheat- 
ing, 

Conspiracy to Cheat, - 

Conspiracy to get away 
a Witness, 

2 



] 
113 

C 

7 

2 
5 

] 

7 

2 
3 

28 

34 

68 

1 
2 
3 

2 
1 



46 

1 
5 

2 

4 

1 
5 

1 
2 
3 

1 

52 

1 
1 



5 13 

o 
1 



1 
3 

11 

3 

1 
2 



U Q 



1 

30 



10 

7 



$7 17 
1,139 49 

52 11 
127 75 

54 87 

78 08 

24 17 

89 99 

20 42 

80 95 

347 42 

557 86 

336 05 

5 30 
13 53 
42 51 

22 C8 
10 60 



10 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 
Table I — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
o 

£ 

a; 


S3 

_o 

■> 

c 
o 
O 


B 

"5 

cr 
o 
< 


3: 




.5 
'■5 

c 






2; 


Ji 5c 

::_ c 

a; 
G 


COSTS. 


Conspiracy, to injure, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


$0 93 


Counterfeit, having and 
uttering, - - - 


1 


1 


. 


- 


. 


- 




_ 


32 78 


Counterfeit Bank Bills, 
uttering, - - - 


3 


. 


2 


- 


1 


- 


. 


. 


51 10 


Counterfeit Money, hav- 
ing. 


2 


2 


. 


- 


- 


- 


. 




30 83 


Counterfeit Money, hav- 
ing, with intent to ut- 
ter, - - - - 


9 


G 


1 




1 






1 


243 06 


Counterfeiting an Order, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


" 


28 40 


Cruelty to Animals, - 


4 


1 


1 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


35 98 


Disorderly House, 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


45 48 


Disorderly house, Broth- 
el, and Lewd Cohab- 
itation, - - - 


1 






1 










18 12. 


Disorderly House, and 
License Law, - 


8 


5 


. 


- 


- 


3 


. 


- 


64 84 


Embezzlement, - 


o 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


2 17 


Embezzlement, or Lar- 
ceny, 


2 


1 


1 


- 


_ 


_ 


- 


_ 


58 39 


Escape from House of 
Correction, 


1 


1 


. 


- 


_ 


. 


- 


_ 


9 21 


Escaping State Prison, 


4 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


27 92 


Forgery, - 


6 


3 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


78 16 


Forgery and Fraud, - 


5 


2 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


49 21 


Forged Paper, uttering. 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


245 56 


Fornication, 


7 


C 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


60 37 


Fornication, &c.. 


1 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


42 74 



1849.] 



' HOUSE— No. 63. 
-.Table I — Continued. 



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T3 


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T3 


ass 








o 






■D 






,- re 




OFFENCES. 


3 






£ 


o 


OQ 






COSTS. 






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s- c 






y 


o 


u 


o 


•^ 


O 


o 


a> «j 






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O 


<! 


Z 


OQ 


z 


2 


Q 




Fornication and Lewd 




















Cohabitation, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


§30 41 


Fornication and Lewd 




















and Lascivious Co- 




















habitation, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


93 


Fornication and Assault, 




















attempt, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


31 39 


Gambling, - - - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


10 37 


Harbor, Intrusion on, - 


20 


- 


- 


- 


16 


4 


- 


- 


142 88 


Having Fire in a Stable, 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


30 54 


Hiring a Witness not 




















to Testify, 


I 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


93 


Housebreaking and Lar- 




















ceny, - . - 


5 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


84 24 


House of Ill-fame, keep- 




















ing, 


8 


3 


- 


3 


- 


1 


1 


- 


101 66 


Indecent Books and Pic- 




















tures, - - - 


4 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


89 04 


Introducing Spiritous 




















Liquors into Jail, - 


2 


2 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17 30 


Intelligence Office — 




















Keeping, Unlicensed, 


1 


' 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


23 53 


Larceny, - - - 


218 


146 


20 


2 


18 


20 


3 


9 


4,732 19 


Larceny, attempt at, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


27 07 


Larceny, Compounding, 




















Extortion, &c., 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


4 05 


Larceny, Robbery, Fe- 




















lonious Assault, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


26 77 


Lewd and Lascivious 




















Cohabitation, - 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


16 77 



12 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 

Table 1 — Continued. 



[March, 





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a 
o 




"^ 


T3 












OFFENCES. 


5 
4) 




"5 


O 




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a 


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COSTS. 








cr 










^ ?, 






2 


3 


o 


O 


■ — 


o 


o 


o u 






Qh 


U 


< 


a 


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■z. 


Z 


Q 




Lewdness and Exposure 


9 


4 


1 


- 


- 


. 


4 


- 


$103 34 


Libel, - - - 


3 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


9 18 


License Law, 


502 


244 


4 


16 


48 


154 


20 


16 


3,636 63 


License and Disorderly 




















House, and Brothel, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22 32 


License Law and Ga- 




















ming, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 31 


License and Gambling, 




















and Sunday, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


7 40 


License Law and Ga- 




















ming, Noisy and Dis- 




















orderly House, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


18 27 


License Law, and Let- 




















ting House for Broth- 




















el, - - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


License Law, Noisy and 




















Disorderly House, - 


13 


10 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


- 


166 05 


License and Sunday, - 


118 


74 


1 


3 


8 


12 


10 


10 


1,032 66 


License Law, Sunday, 




















Noisy, &c., 


17 


13 


1 


- 


1 


- 


2 


- 


240 61 


License, Exhibiting Pic- 




















tures without, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


9 72 


License, Selling News- 




















papers without, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


3 78 


Lottery, ... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


- 


Lottery Tickets, Selling 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


12 32 


Lunatic, - - - 


14 


13 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


197 34 


Murder, 


7 


1 


- 


- 


5 


1 


- 


- 


205 40 


Manslaughter, - 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


78 03 


Manslaughter, Acces- 




















sory after the fact, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


23 61 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 
Table I — CoJitinued. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
.2 

3 
u 
a> 

2 


.2 

§ 
U 


'5 

< 


y 

o 

»-. 

"o 


bo 

a 

'-5 
a 
<a 


n 

o 
Z 


•d 

a 

a 
o 


g.s 

^ bic 

^ o 

Q 


COSTS. 


Manslaughter, Aggra- 




















vated, 


1 


1 


• 




• 


• 


• 


• 


$95 63 


Noisy House, 


8 


3 


2 




3 




• 


• 


76 29 


Noisy and Disorderly 
House, . 


5 


1 


2 


, 


. 


2 


^ 


, 


56 37 


Nuisance, . 


6 


. 




1 


1 


4 




• 


62 24 


Offence, not mentioned, 


3 


1 






1 


1 


• 


• 


10 81 


Office-breaking and lar- 
ceny. 


2 


2 




* 


. 




. 


. 


31 57 


Omnibus, Ordinance 




















Cases, 


21 


3 






18 




• 


• 


33 26 


Ordinance as to Dogs, 




















Violation of, . 


2 


2 






• 




• 


• 


21 77 


Perjury, 


10 


. 






1 


8 


• 


• 


124 78 


Polygamy, . 


2 


1 






• 




1 


• 


41 54 


Rape, .... 




. 






1 




. 


• 


10 21 


Rape, or attempt. 




. 






• 




• 


• 


12 21 


Receiving, &c., . 




1 






• 




• 


• 


16 92 


Receiving a Prisoner, 




















&c., 




1 






• 




• 


• 


18 78 


Receiving Stolen Goods 


12 


3 


5 




2 


2 


. 


. 


258 20 


Rescuing a Prisoner, . 




1 






• 




. 


• 


15 42 


Rescue, attempt to, a 
Prisoner, . 




. 






1 




, 


, 


18 14 


Rescue, attempting, Re- 
sisting Officer, 




. 






. 


1 


. 


. 


24 49 


Resisting Deputy Sher- 
iff, ... . 




. 




1 


, 


. 


. 


. 


46 41 


Riot and Assault, 


3 


3 




, 


, 




. 


. 


100 88 



14 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 

Table I — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
_o 

3 
4) 
O 


5 

o 

§ 


B 
'5 

< 


o 

"3 
Z 


bit) 

c 

C 

in 


o 


-d 
a; 

o 
2 


— c: 

t. o 

Q 


COSTS. 


Shop-breaking, . 


3 


2 


, 






. 


. 


1 


^66 56 


Shop-breaking and Lar- 
ceny, 


20 


19 


1 




3 




3 


. 


607 77 


Spiriting away a Wit- 
ness, 


1 


. 


. 




. 


1 






6 75 


State Prison, Second 
comer, 


16 


16 


. 




^ 


, 




• 


177 32 


Do. Third do. 


2 


2 


. 




. 




. 


. 


24 44 


Store -breaking and Lar- 
ceny, 


2 


, 


2 




, 


. 




. 


79 48 


Sunday Law, 


4 


1 




1 


. 







. 


31 13 


Threats to extort Money 
Malicious, 


] 


. 


. 


, 


. 


^ 


1 




5 81 


Threatening an Accu- 
sation, to extort Mon- 
ey, . 


1 




1 












16 35 


Trespass, Malicious, . 


1 


. 


• 


1 


• 


• 


• 


• 


15 50 


Uttering and Cheating, 


1 


1 


• 


. 


. 


• 


• 


. 


15 27 


* Vessel-breaking and lar- 
ceny, 


2 

1672 


1 
862 


88 


. 


. 


. 


. 


1 


51 38 




66 


207 


306 


74 


69 


$21,252 44 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63 



15 



EASTERN DISTRICT. 

By the act of 1S48, chapter 10, it is provided, that, '' for the 
administration of the criminal law in this Commonwealth, the 
comity of Essex shall constitute a separate district, which shall 
be the Eastern District." Previously to the passage of this act. 
the county of Essex had formed part of the Northern District. 

The Attorney for the Eastern District reports as follows : — 
"I have been in actual attendance on the courts, during the 
past year, in the transaction of criminal business exclusively, 
not less than fifteen weeks — about fourteen weeks of this time 
in the Court of Common Pleas. I think the amount of criminal 
business in this district, the past year, and for many years 
past, if former reports are examined, will show a clear and 
urgent necessity for the separation of the criminal from the civil 
business of the Court of Common Pleas, by the establishment 
of a suitable number of terms of that court for criminal busi- 
ness exclusively, as in some of the other large districts of the 
Commonwealth. The considerations in favor of such an ar- 
rangement would seem to be so obvious, that they need not be 
alluded to any further than the bare statement of the time ac- 
tually consumed the past year, in the Court of Common Pleas, 
in the exclusive transaction of criminal business, during all 
which time the civil business has been suspended and greatly 
delayed. I trust the Legislature, in its wisdom, will provide a 
remedy which will remove the present ground of complaint in 
this behalf" 

Table II. Eastern District. 





• 








be 






OJ ^ 






_o 


c 


m 


■p 


■B 




T3 


cs 




OFFENCES. 


3 
o 
O 




'5 


o 




5 


<I> 




COSTS. 




n 


S 


c 


^^ 


^ 




^_, 


c^ c 






£ 


o 


o 


o 


'■^ 


o 


o 


<u t- 






^ 


O 


< 


z. 


m 


Z 


Z 


a 




Against the person fe- 




















loniously, 


9 


2 


1 


1 


4 


1 


• 


• 


#1,636 29 


Against the person not 




















feloniously, 


33 


20 


4 


5 




2 


2 


. 


1,263 14 



16 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS^ REPORTS. [Marcli, 

Table II — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


c 

3 

s 


B 

_o 

'> 

C 

o 
O 


to 

'5 
cr 

< 


o 


b 
c 

c 
a 
p. 

a 


c 

2: 


-6 

O 


O OP 
^ b£ 

Q 


COSTS. 


Against property with 
violence, 


14 


8 


3 


1 


5 


J 






#342 5t) 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


47 


15 


8 


10 


< 


2 11 


1 




1,346 03 


Other offences, - 


208 


93 


8 


35 


3( 


J 34 


2 




4,512 78 


Total, - 


311 


138 


24 


52 


4^ 


1 48 


5 




#9,100 80 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, . 


1 


1 


• 


• 




• 


• 






155 67 


Assault, 


17 


G 


3 


4 




2 


2 






490 72 


Assault, Aggravated, . 


1 


• 


1 


' 




• 


• 






45 42 


Assault and Battery, . 


8 


7 




1 




• 


• 






422 48 


Assault, Felonious, 


2 


2 








• 


• 






272 98 


Assault on an Officer, 


7 


7 




. 




• 


• 






304 52 


Bigamy, . 


1 


1 




• 




• 


• 






122 58 


Bowling Alley, . 


1 


• 




1 






- 






4 05 


Breach of the Peace, . 


2 


• 




2 




• 


• 




33 50 


Burglary, . 


4 


4 




• 




• 


• 




119 33 


Burglary, 2nd Degree, 


10 


4 


3 


1 


( 


J 


• 




i 223 23 


Cheating, . 


6 


1 


1 


2 


] 


[ 1 


• 




275 79 


Common Drunkard, 


3 


1 




1 


] 


. 


• 




95 25 


Contempt, . 


2 


1 




• 


] 


• 


• 






9 73 


Counterfeit Money, 


o 


1 




. 




1 


• 






49 08 


Disorderly House, 


4 


2 




• 




1 


1 






206 77 


Drunkenness, 


2 


. 




2 




. 


. 






. 



1S49.J 



HOUSE— No. 63. 
Table II — Continued. 



17 



OFFENCES. 


O 
O 

0^ 


'> 

a 
o 
O 


'5 
< 

1 


■p 

o 

"3 

Z 


a 
'■B 
c 

in 


33 

o 


-6 

a 

6 

(0 

o 
Z 


Ji bjo 

Q 


COSTS. 


Embezzlement, . 


1 


. 




$47 82 


Escape, 


1 


• 




1 


. 




. 




62 88 


Forgery, . 


2 


• 




1 


• 




1 




. 


Gaming, 


9 


3 




2 


3 




1 




160 26 


Highway, . 


C 


1 




. 


5 




. 




39 43 


Illegal Voting, . 


1 


• 




, 


. 


1 


* 




5 80 


Larceny, 


35 


13 


5 


7 


1 


9 






930 54 


Lewd and Lascivious 




















Cohabitation, . 


1 


• 


• 


1 


• 


• 






155 67 


Libel, .... 


1 


1 


• 




• 


• 






160 16 


License Law, 


149 


75 


5 


21 


23 


25 






2,659 94 


Malicious Trespass, . 


3 


1 


• 


• 


• 


2 






54 08 


Manslaughter, 


1 




• 


• 


. 


1 






4 60 


Murder, 


] 




1 


• 


• 


• 






1,128 05 


Murder, attempt to. 


2 




• 


1 


1 


. 






144 57 


Neglecting to provide 
a High School, 


] 




. 




1 


. 








Nuisance, . 


3 




• 




1 


2 






39 87 


Perjury, 


5 




1 




1 


3 






216 63 


Rape, .... 


2 




• 




2 








41 22 


Receiv'g Stolen Money, 


1 




1 




. 








42 80 


Resisting an Officer, . 


1 




• 




. 








8 80 


Riot, .... 


7 


5 


2 




• 








252 58 


Robbery, 


1 




• 




1 








44 87 


Toll Bridge, 


3 




• 


3 


. 








31 67 


Unlawful Exhibition, . 


] 
311 


1 
138 


24 


52 


44 








37 46 




48 


5 




$9,100 80 



18 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March. 



NORTHERN DISTRICT. 



This district comprises the county of Middlesex. 

The Attorney makes no report of business transacted pre- 
vious to the time of his appointment. June 15th, 1848, and no 
return has been received from his predecessor. 

Table III. Northern District. 



OFFENCES. 


s 

3 
o 
<1> 

o 


_3 

o 

'> 
a 
o 
U 


'5 

< 




ti) 

c 
a) 


o 
2 


O 

S 
o 

2 


_ « 

- 5b 
c_ o 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


13 


7 


1 




5 








#■397 75 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


26 


14 


1 


2 


3 


, 


2 


4 


462 24 


Against property Avith 
violence, . 


16 


14 


1 


, 


1 


, 


^ 


^ 


546 96 


Against property with- 
out violence, . 


49 


19 


8 


2 


11 


9 


^ 


^ 


945 10 


Other Offences, . 


132 

236 


57 


8 


22 


26 


16 


2 


1 


1,752 06 


Total, . 


111 


19 


26 


46 


25 


4 


5 


? #4,104 11 


Table of Offences. 




















Abortion, Procuring, - 


1 


• 


• 


• 


• 


1 


• 


. 


103 55 


Adultery, . 


5 


2 


1 


1 


• 


1 


• 




91 42 


Assault and Battery, . 


20 


12 


• 


2 


1 




1 


4 


374 58 


Assault, Felonious, 


7 


4 


1* 


. 


2 




. 


. 


222 72 


Assault, Riotous, 


1 


• 


1 


. 


• 




. 


. 


62 17 


Assault, Avith intent to 




















commit a Rape, 


2 


2 


• 


• 


• 




• 


• 


41 88 


Bigamy, 


1 


1 


• 


• 


• 




• 


• 


25 91 


Breach of Peace, 


G 




2 


4 


. 




. 


. 


93 70 


Burglary, . 


16 


14 


1 


• 


1 


• 


. 


546 96 




*Sen 


ItoH 


ospila 


,at\^ 


'orccs 


er. 




- 





1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 
Table III — Continued. 



19 



OFFENCES. 


c 

3 

o 
o 


'> 

a 
o 
O 


'5 
< 


■p 

o 
"o 


'■B 
3 

m 


i5 

o 

Z 


■d 
S 

ts 
o 


OS g 


COSTS. 


Common Drunkard, 


7 


5 


, 


2 


, 


, 


. 


, 


$101 62 


Common Gaming-house, 


1 


• 


• 


. 


1 


• 


. 




. 


Counterfeit Money, and 
Altered Bills, utter- 




















ing, .... 


4 


1 


1 


• 


2 


• 


• 




156 04 


Counterfeit Money, hav- 
ing, with intent. 


3 


, 


1 


. 


2 


, 


, 




48 35 


Disorderly House, 


1 


• 




. 


1 


• 


• 




. 


False Pretences, 


5 


3 




. 


1 


1 


. 




56 14 


Forgery, . 


2 


• 




• 


2 


• 


• 




• 


Fornication, 


5 


3 




. 


2 


. 


. 




31 20 


Highway Robbery, 


1 


. 




. 


1 


. 


• 




• 


Larceny, 


34 


15 


6 


2 


3 


8 


. 




684 57 


Lewd and Lascivious 




















Cohabitation, . 


2 


• 


• 


1 


1 


• 


• 




• 


License Law, 


78 


42 


3 


9 


13 


9 


1 




890 60 


Malicious Mischief, . 


4 


• 


1 




2 


1 


• 




48 43 


Murder, 


3 


1* 


. 




2 


. 


. 




133 15 


Negligence, Railroad, 


1 


. 


. 




. 


1 


. 




25 64 


Nuisance, . 


8 


1 


. 


5 


2 


. 


. 




81 26 


Obscene Prints, . 


1 


• 


. 




1 


• 


. 




• 


Obstructing an Officer, 


2 


1 


. 




. 


. 


1 




15 03 


Obstructing a Railroad, 


2 




1 




. 


1 


. 




123 m 


Perjury, 


3 


• 


• 




1 


1 


1 




17 59 


Receiving Stolen Goods 


1 


• 


• 




1 


• 


• 




• 


Riot, .... 


5 


3 


' 




1 


1 


. 




117 48 



Manslaughter. 



20 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. .March, 

Table III — Continued. 













bio 




T" 


a> ^ 


























O 


S 


^ 




-0 










OFFENCES. 


3 
O 

O 


.y 


CO 

■5 


p 


a 
<a 


cq 




^ bit 


COSTS. 




^ 




0- 


_ 


— ; 




_ 


i. c 








o 


u 













0) c^ 






a. 


O 


-sJ 


^: 


m 


Z 


^; 


Q 




Threatening-, 


3 


1 


. 


. 


2 


, 


. 


$10 46 


Vagabond, . 


1 


• 


• 


• 


1 


• 


• 


• 


• 




238 


]1I 


19 


26 


46 


2.5 


4 


5 


#4,104 11 



\K) !:'■ 



. .,;..ir"f 



.\'li"iMI' .|i .'/ 



.i.-'H 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 



21 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT. 

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

Table IV. Southern District. 
BRISTOL COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


3 

3 
u 
<u 

O 


§ 


ra 
'3 

< 


y 

3 

"o 


3 

Oh 


o 

1 


o 

C3 

O 
Z 


i 6 
2S - 

Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


2 


1 










#68 16 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


18 


6 


. 




2 


5 


. 


4 


252 02 


Against property with 
violence, . 


23 


20 


. 




3 


, 


, 


, 


324 17 


Against property with- 
out violence, . 


60 


39 


^ 




3 


16 


, 


1 


684 93 


Other offences, . 


155 

258 


108 


1 


11 


3 


19 


1 


12 


9,0.35 11 


Total, . 


174 


1 


13 


11 


41 


1 


17 


#3,364 39 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, . 


4 


4 






• 


• 




• 


76 64 


Arson, 


1 


1 






. 






• 


51 81 


Assault and Battery, . 


15 


4 






2 


4 


' 


4 


213 35 


Assault on an Officer, 


3 


2 






• 


1 




• 


38 67 


Assault, with intent to 




















Maim, 


1 


• 






• 


1 




• 


• 


Burglary, . 


7 


6 






1 


• 




• 


90 24 


Burglary, attempt to 
commit, . 


2 


2 






. 


, 




. 


25 01 


Contempt, . 


1 


1 






. 


. 




. 


8 20 



22 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 

Table IV — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
_o 

3 

a 
o 


u 
'> 

3 
O 


B 

'5 

cr 

< 


o ' 
"o 




o 


o 

a 
o 


i a; 

^ 5d 
^ c 
<u « 
Q 


COSTS. 


Disorderly House, 


13 


12 


. 


1 


. 


. 


. 


. 


^412 87 


Drunkenness, 


8 


6 


1 


. 


. 


• 


. 


1 


127 37 


Forgery, . 


1 


. 




• 


1 


• 


• 


• 


. 


Gaming House, . 


2 


. 




• 


. 


2 


. 


• 


. 


Larceny, 


57 


37 




1 


2 


16 


• 


1 


618 78 


Larceny and Shopbreak- 
ing, .... 


13 


11 






2 


. 


• 


. 


157 11 


Lewd and Lascivious 




















Cohabitation, . 


5 


4 




• 


• 


• 


1 




85 37 


License Law, 


72 


42 




10 


. 


10 




10 


831 78 


Making a False Alarm 




















of Fire, . 


1 


1 






• 


• 






27 83 


Malicious Mischief, 


3 


• 






2 


1 






• 


Nuisance, . . 


7 


2 






1 


4 






35 69 


Polygamy, . 


1 


• 








1 






• 


Receiving Stolen Goods 


2 


2 




* 




• 






66 15 


Riot, .... 


5 


5 








• 






232 62 


Robbery, . . . 


1 


1 








• 






68 16 


Scire Facias, 


31 


31 








• 






186 90 


Selling Obscene Books, 


1 


. 








1 






• 


Sureties of the Peace, 


1 


• 








• 




1 


9 84 




258 


174 


1 


13 


11 


41 


1 


17 


#3,364 39 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 



23 



Table V — Southern District — Contimted. 
PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
.2 

3 

o 


o 


5 
'3 

< 


c 


bh 

c 
u 


P3 
o 


O 


^ Eic 

c o 

Q 


COSTS. 


Agrainst the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, . 

Against property with- 
out violence, . 

Other Offences, . 


3 
2 
2 

9 


1 
1 

7 
40 


1 


1 
1 

2 


3 


2 

1 
12 


• 


1 
9 


#19 G3 

28 72 

69 34 

288 46 
942 92 


Total, . 


82 


49 


1 


4 


3 


15 


• 


10 


#1,349 07 


Table of Offences. 

Adultery, . 

Arson, 

Assault and Battery, . 

Assault, with intent to 
Ravish, . 

Assault, with intent to 
Rob, 

Cheating by False Pre- 
tences, 

Contempt, . 

Embezzlement, . 

Gaming House, . 

Larceny, 

Larceny and House- 
breaking, 


7 
1 
2 

2 

1 

1 

1 
I 
2 
6 

1 


2 

2 
5 

] 


1 


1 
1 




5 

2 

1 


• 


1 


AQ 73 
46 81 

28 72 

19 63 

6 15 

74 07 

75 61 

188 02 

22 53 



24 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March. 

Table V — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


3 
o 

01 

o 


'> 

o 
O 


n 

'5 
a- 


c 

2: 


bo 

s 


c5 

o 


0) 

o 

z; 


i aj 

^ Si; 
C o 

P 


COSTS. 


Lewd and Lascivious 
Coliabitation, . 

License Law, 

Nuisance, . 

Receiving Stolen Goods 

Scire Facias, 

Tippling Shop, . 


3 

27 

7 
1 

12 
7 

82 


2 
13 

3 

1 
12 

5 
49 




2 


3 


1 

5 

1 






9 


$8G 87 

431 G3 

G2 60 

26 37 

68 40 

164 93 




1 


4 


3 


15 




1 10 


$1,349 07 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 



25 



Table VI. Southern District — CoiUinncd. 
BARNSTABLE, NANTUCKET, AND DUKES COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


s 

3 
U 

o 


c 

■> 
a 
o 
O 


'3 

< 


■p 

O 
0-1 

"o 
Z 


'■B 
3 


P3 
o 
2 


■6 
S 

1 

O 
2 


u 

:^ be 
C o 

Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, . 

Against property with- 
out violence, . 

Other Offences, . 


1 

2 

3 
11 
17 


3 
2 
5 




2 


8 


1 
1 


• 


• 


$23 12 

52 45 
25 13 


Total, . 


2 


8 


2 




• 


#100 70 


Table of Offences. 

BARNSTABLE. 
Adultery, . 

Assault, with intent to 
Ravish, . 

Forgery, . 

Nuisance, . 

NANTUCKET. 
Assault and Battery, . 

Common Railer and 
Brawler, . 

Rescue from Field Dri- 
vers, 

DUKES COUNTY. 

Larceny, 


1 

1 
1 
1 

2 
1 

8 

2 

17 


1 
1 

1 

2 
5 


• 


2 


8 


1 
1 


• 


• 


15 19 
11 17 

23 12 
13 96 

37 26 






2 


8 


2 


. 


. 1 $100 70 



26 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 



Table VII. Recapitulation. Whole No. in the Southern 

District. 



OFFENCES. 


c 

U 
O 


1 

■> 

c 
o 
O 


"5 

c 

< 


T3 
O 

"o 


c 
■■5 

s 

CL, 


c2 

o 
Z 


a> 

O 
Z 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


6 


2 








4 






#87 79 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


22 


6 


, 


4 


2 


5 


, 


5 


303 86 


Against property with 
violence, . 


25 


21 


1 




3 


. 


, 


. 


393 51 


Against property with- 
out violence, . 


72 


49 


, 


2 


3 


17 


, 


1 


1,025 84 


Other Offences, . 


232 


150 


1 


13 


14 


32 


] 


21 


3,003 16 


Total, . 


357 


228 


2 


19 


22 


58 


1 


27 


$4,814 16 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 



27 



MIDDLE DISTRICT. 

This district includes the counties of Worcester and Norfolk. 

Table VIII. Middle District. 
WORCESTER COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


B 

_o 

3 

s 


s 
.2 

'> 

a 
o 
O 


"5 

< 


T3 
O 

"o 


si) 

s 

'•V 

a 
<u 
Oh 


o 
Z 


•6 

O 


4> 6 

c O 

a" 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously. 

Against the person not 
feloniously. 

Against property with 
violence, . 

Against property with- 
out violence, . 

Other Offences, . 


2 

44 

5 

28 
339 
418 


16 
2 

12 

38 

68 


2 

2 

1 

6 

4 

15 


6 

2 
40 


20 

1 

5 

257 




• 


1 

3 


$1,109 97 

711 42 

311 29 

504 38 
1,998 19 


Total, . 


48 


283 




• 


4 


$4,635 25 


Table of Offences. 

Adultery, . 

Assault, 

Assault and Battery, . 

Assault on an Officer, . 

Attempt to Burn a Barn, 

Attempt to Murder, . 

Bowling Alley, . 

Brawler, 

Burglary, . 

Burning a House, 


3 
1 

40 
3 
1 
1 
3 
1 
1 
1 


1 

1 
14 

1 

1 


1 

1 
1 

1 
1 


6 

1 


1 

19 

1 
1 

2 
1 








220 38 
27 95 

616 84 
66 63 

102 57 
27 66 

23 60 

176 95 



28 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 

Table VIII — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


o 


a 
o 

'> 

a 
o 
O 


'3 
cr 

< 


y 

o 

Oh 

Z 


bio 

c 

•5 

c 
<u 
Oh 

m 


o 


a, 

o 
Z 


0) V 

«- ? 

Q 


COSTS. 


Burning a Shop, . 


1 






, 


, 






. 


$110 74 


Cheating, . 


3 




. 


1 


1 






. 


32 41 


Common Drunkard, 


5 






. 


4 






. 


23 07 


Contempt, . 


1 








. 






• 


1 10 


Disorderly House, 


1 






. 


1 






. 


. 


Disturbance of Peace, 


5 


2 




3 


. 






. 


112 27 


Drunkenness, 


1 


. 




. 


1 






. 


. 


Employing Children in 
Factories, without 




















Schooling, 


4 


• 




• 


4 






• 


• 


Gaming, 


3 


2 




• 


1 






• 


41 84 


Larceny, 


24 


11 


5 


1 


4 






3 


450 82 


License Law, 


278 


24 


1 


27 


226 






• 


1,126 51 


Mischief, 


3 


2 


. 


1 


• 






• 


62 74 


Murder, 


1 


• 


1 


. 


. 






. 


1,007 40 


Nuisance, . 


18 


1 


. 


2 


15 






• 


77 05 


Receiving Stolen Goods 


1 


• 


1 


• 


. 






. 


21 15 


Riot, .... 


3 


3 


• 


• 


. 






. 


52 70 


Scire Facias, 


4 




• 


4 


. 






• 


19 36 


Selling Unwholesome 




















Meat, 


1 




1 


• 


• 






• 


143 34 


Shop-breaking, . 


1 




• 


• 


. 


! 


1 


• 


Sureties of Peace, 


4 




1 


2 


1 


. ' • 




52 74 


Threatening to Accuse 


















of Crime, 


1 






• 


• 


• 


• 


37 43 




418 


68 


15 


48 


283 


. 1 . 4 


$4,635 25 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 



29 



Table IX. Middle District — Continued. 
NORFOLK COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
o 

s 

V 

o 


o 

'> 
a 
o 
O 


S 
'3 

cr 
o 
< 


S 

CL, 


til 

c 
'•B 
a 
« 

1 

3 

4 

1 
41 




B 
o 
ctf 
o 


~ be 

c o 


COSTS. 


Ajrainst the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, . 

Against property with- 
out violence, . 

<3ther Oifences, . 


2 
18 

18 

14 

128 


1 

13 

13 

9 
63 


7 


2 

1 

2 

16 


• 


• 


2 
1 


$'49 18 

296 18 

448 93 

229 56 
917 16 


Total, . 


180 


99 


7 


21 


50 


• 


• 


3 


#1,941 01 


Table of Offences. 
Adultery, . 
Assault and Battery, - 
Assault on an Officer, 
Attempt to Ravish, 
Bowling Alley, . 
Breach of By-law, 
Burning a Barn, . 
Burning a House, 
Cheating, . 
Common Drunkard, 
Contempt, . 
Cruelty, 
Disorderly House, 


1 
14 
4 
2 
3 
1 
3 
1 
1 
4 
3 
1 
1 


9 
4 

1 
3 

1 

1 
1 
2 

1 




2 
1 


1 

3 

1 

1 
2 

1 

3 

1 






• 




- 


223 88 
72 30 
49 18 
13 98 

200 32 

27 31 

7 84 

15 77 

37 69 



30 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 

Table IX — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


_5 

3 
o 
V 

o 


c 

o 
'> 
c 
o 
O 


'5 

< 


o 


bi) 

= 

Ph 


o 

Z 


-d 
S 

o 

z 


§•1 


COSTS. 


Escape, 

Gaming, 

Larceny, 

License Law, 

Lord's Day, 

Malicious Mischief, . 

Nuisance, . 

Scire Facias, 

Shop-breaking, . 

Violation of Road Law, 


1 
] 

13 

86 
1 
4 

13 
7 

14 

] 

180 


1 

1 

8 

49 

1 

1 

3 
12 

99 


3 

4 

7 


2 

7 

7 

1 

I 

21 


1 

26 

3 
6 

1 










r 

] 


I 

I 


$12 33 
21 25 

202 25 

665 76 
14 90 
14 72 
96 62 
16 30 

248 61 




50 










3 


$1,941 01 



Table X. Recapitulation. Whole No. in the Middle District. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


4 


1 


2 




1 








$1,159 15 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


62 


29 


2 


8 


23 


. 




. 


1,007 60 


Against property with 
violence, . 


23 


15 


1 


1 


5 


, 




1 


760 22 


Against property with- 
out violence, . 


42 


21 


6 


4 


6 


, 




5 


733 94 


Other Offences, . 


467 
598 


101 

167 


11 


56 


298 


• 




1 


2,915 35 


Total, . 


22 


69 


333 






7 


$6,576 26 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 



31 



WESTERN DISTRICT. 

This district comprises the counties of Hampshire, Hamp- 
den, Franklin, and Berkshire. 

Table XI. Western District. 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


8 
O 

3 
U 

O 


B 

.2 
o 
'> 

a 
o 
O 


< 


o 

"o 
Z 


ha 

G 

'•6 

a 
u 


o 


-d 

V 

re 
o 


=1 

:= he 

0) o 

Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously. 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, .. 

Against property with- 
out violence, . 

Other offences, . 


1 
1 

1 

12 

30 


1 


1 
1 


* 

8 


2 

7 


1 

2 
2 


4 




$17 23 
42 19 

235 91 
425 64 


Total, . 


45 


17 


2 


8 


9 


5 


4 


• 


#720 97 


Table of Offences. 

Adultery, . 

Assault, 

Assault, with intent to 
Ravish, . 

Bowling Alley, . 

Burglary, . 

Cheating, . 

Contempt, . 

False Pretences, . 


2 
1 


1 




2 




1 

1 




• 


36 35 
42 19 

17 23 

19 78 

19 50 

5 87 

44 67 



32 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS" REPORTS. [Marcli, 

Table XI — Contimied. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
o 

a 
o 

c 
0^ 


c 
_o 

'> 

a 
o 
O 


to 

'5 

o 

< 


O 


c 
'•B 

a 


o 


o 
Z 


i 6 

« to 

:^ c 

o 


COSTS. 


Keep'g Victual'g House, 


1 




1 


. 


. 




. 




$43 28 


Larceny, 


10 


6 


1 


• 


2 


1 


* 


. 


171 74 


License Law, 


19 


4 




3 


7 


1 


4 




227 95 


Malicious Trespass, • 


1 


. 




1 


• 


• 


• 




23 55 


Nuisance, . 


3 


2 




. 


• 


1 


. 




2 55 


Scire Facias, 


1 


• 




1 


• 


* 


. 




6 58 


Tippling House, . 


1 


• 




1 


• 




• 




59 73 




45 


17 


2 


8 


9 


5 


4 




#720 97 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 



33 



Table XII — Western District — Continued. 
HAMPDEN COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

o 


_o 
o 
'> 

c 
o 
O 


B 

'3 
cr 
u 

< 


2 


bii 

a 


o 


■d 

fa- 

o 
2 


^ 03 
Pig 
g.| 

w. O 
Q 


COSTS. 


Agrainst the person fe- 
loniously, 


5 


2 


1 




1 




1 




$129 84 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


15 


9 




5 


, 


. 


. 


1 


343 98 


Against property with 
violence, . 


2 


, 


. 


. 


. 


2 


. 


. 


64 45 


Against property with- 
out violence, . 


37 


16 


2 


2 


2 


14 


. 


1 


1,168 41 


Other Offences, . 


60 


18 


3 


6 


9 


13 


7 


4 


981 09 


Total, . 


119 


45 


6 


13 


12 


29 


8 


6 


#2,687 77 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - 


6 


* 1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


• 


• 


244 77 


Assault, 


5 


3 


• 


2 


. 




• 




130 02 


Assault, Felonious, . 


4 


1 


1 


• 


1 




1 




90 80 


Assault on an Officer, 


2 


2 




• 


. 




• 




50 74 


Assault and Battery, . 


8 


4 




3 


• 




• 


1 


163 22 


Bad Road, . 


2 


1 




1 


. 




• 




43 48 


Billiard Table, . 


1 


. 






• 




1 




4 42 


Bowling Alley, . 


4 


• 






3 




I 




20 84 


Burglary, . 


1 


• 






• 


1 


• 




15 45 


Burning a House, 


1 


• 






• 


1 


• 




49 00 


Capias, 


3 


3 






• 


• 


• 




6 77 


Carnal Connection, 


1 


^ 






^ 


1 


. 




16 03 


5 





















34 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. 

Table XII — Continued. 



[March, 



OFFENCES. 


1 

S 
o 

n 

o 


m 

c 

a 
o 
O 


'5 
cr 

•< 


2 


bi) 

s 
'•B 

B 

vx 


05 
o 


-d 
3 

s 

o 


g.S 
c_ c 

o 


COSTS. 


Common Drunkard, 


3 


3 


. 


. 


. 


, 




. 


#41 32 


Embezzlement, . 


1 


. 


. 


1 


. 


. 




,. 


. 


Employing Children in 




















a Factory, contrary 
to statute. 


1 


. 


. 


1 


» 


. 




. 


36 68 


False Pretences, 


5 


. 


. 


. 


1 


4 




. 


36 60 


Forgery, . 


1 


1 


• 


. 


- 


. 




. 


18 10 


Gaming, 


1 


. 


. 


• 


' 


• 




1 


7 08 


House of Ill-fame, 


1 


. 


. 


• 


' 


1 




. 


10 03 


Larceny, 


28 


15 


1 


1 


1 


9 




1 


1,024 80 


Lewdness, . 


2 


. 


. 


• 


» 


2 




. 


24 58 


License Law, 


11 


4 


1 


1 


2 


2 




1 


191 46 


Lord's Day, Violation 




















of, ... . 


1 


• 


1 


• 




• 




• 


52 82 


Malicious Mischief, . 


3 


2 




• 




- 




• 


51 97 


Not providing suitable 
House of Correction, 


1 






, 




, 




, 


85 


Nuisance, . 


4 






2 




• 




2 


28 68 


Passing Counterfeit Mo- 




















ney, 


1 










1 






17 66 


Perjury, . L ' . 


2 










2 






m 33 


Receiving Stolen Goods 


1 










- 






71 25 


Riot, .... 


3 










3 






92 77 


Robbery, 


1 


1 








• 






39 04 


Scire Facias, 


10 


4 








• 


5 




10 21 


... I : . . 


119 


45 


6 


13 


12 


29 


8 


6 


$2,687 77 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 



35 



Table XIII. Western District — Continued. 
FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
_o 

3 
o 
w 

2 


3 

o 

'> 

s 
o 
O 


'5 
< 




B 

■■5 

a 


5 

o 


■6 

c3 
o 


V 6 

tag 

^ be 

c o 

a" 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously. 

Against property with 
violence, . 

Against property with- 
out violence, . 

Other Offences, . 


1 
5 
1 

11 

29 
47 


1 

2 

1 

9 
16 

29 


2 


3 
2 


1 

7 


1 

2 










#72 49 
90 44 
74 06 

301 25 

347 80 


Total, . 


2 


5 


8 


3 










#886 04 


Table of Offences. 

Adultery, . 

Assault and Battery, . 

Assault, Felonious, 

Burglary, . 

Capias for Contempt, . 

Forgery, . 

Larceny, 

License Law, 

Malicious Mischief, 

Malicious Trespass, . 

Nuisance, . 

Suffering a Ram to go 
atl arge, . 


1 
5 
1 

1 
4 
1 

10 

16 

4 

1 

2 

1 


1 

2 
1 

1 
2 

9 
8 
3 

2 


2 


3 

1 
1 


1 
7 


] 

] 

] 


I 

I 

I 










47 07 

90 44 

72 49 

74 06 

20 70 

8 12 

293 13 

169 40 

83 52 

19 83 

6 96 

32 




47 29 


2 


5 


8 


3 










$886 04 



36 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, 



Table XIY. Western District — Continued. 
BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


.1 

3 

a 


a 

"> 

a 
o 
O 


• '3 

o 


"o 


a 


o 


V 

o 


Ǥ 
§.| 

:^ he 

s. c 

Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously. 

Against the person not 
feloniously. 

Against property with 
violence, . 

Against property with- 
out violence, . 

Other Offences, . 


1 

13 

3 

27 
116 


1 

8 

1 

12 

58 


3 
5 


1 

13 


1 
1 

21 


2 

1 

5 
5 


1 
1 
1 

5 


1 

4 
9 


.#53 42 

233 72 

43 60 

532 31 
1,245 53 


Total, . 


160 


80 


8 


14 


23 


13 


8 


14 


$2,108 58 


Table of Offences. 

Adultery, . 

Assault, 

Assault, Aggravated, . 

Assault, Felonious, 

Bowling Alley, . 

Capias, 

Common Drunkard, 

Counterfeit Money, pass- 
ing, . 

Drunkenness, 

False Pretences, . 

Forgery, . 


6 
9 
4 
1 
4 
7 
1 

2 
3 

8 
1 


2 
4 
4 
1 
3 
5 
1 

2 

1 
5 


2 
1 


3 

1 
1 


1 


2 
1 


1 
1 

1 


1 
1 


192 88 
97 23 

136 49 
53 42 
31 80 
34 45 
29 88 

105 23 
60 88 

114 29 
12 05 



1849.] 



HOUSE— No. 63. 
Table XIY — Co7ili?med. 



37 



OFFENCES. 


B 
O 

3 
U 
V 

I 

EL, 


R 

_o 

'> 
a 
o 
O 


'3 

T 

< 


33 



a 

a 




Z 


1 

CIS 




It 


COSTS. 


Larceny, 


16 


5 


2 


. 


1 


4 


. 


4 


$300 74 


Libel, .... 


1 


. 


. 


• 


• 


1 


. 


. 


49 12 


License Law, 


69 


32 


3 


5 


19 


3 


3 


4 


678 19 


Malicious Burning, 


1 




. 


• 


• 


1 


• 


. 


18 44 


Malicious Mischief, 


1 


• 


• 


• 


• 


1 


. 


. 


21 89 


Nuisance, . 


9 


8 


. 


. 


1 




. 


. 


25 13 


Polygamy, . 


1 


1 


• 


. 


. 




. 


• 


54 63 


Scire Facias, 


7 


. 




3 


. 




. 


4 


55 90 


Shop-breaking, . 


2 


1 


• 


• 


. 




1 




25 16 


Threatening, 


1 


. 


• 


1 


. 




. 




10 78 


Town By-law, breach 
of, ... . 


6 


5 


. 


. 


1 




♦ 




. 




160 


80 


8 


14 


23 


13 


8 


14 


S2,108 58 



Table XV. 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, . 



8 


4 


1 


• 


1 


1 


1 


34 


20 


• 


8 


1 


2 


1 


7 


3 


• 


• 


• 


3 


1 


87 


44 


6 


3 


6 


22 


1 


235 


100 


11 


29 


44 


22 


16 


371 


171 


18 


40 


52 


50 


20 



. $272 98 

2 j 710 33 

182 11 



5 

13 

20 



2,237 88 
3,000 06 
S;6,403 36 



38 DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' REPORTS. [March, '49.] 



Table XVI. 

Showing the whole amount of Criminal Business in the Com- 
monwealth. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
_o 

O 

o 


s 
« 

H 

o 


ffl 
"3 


t 

o 
"3 


c 
■■5 

s 

Oh 

m 


CO 
o 


-6 

a 
o 


K a 

a" 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


m 


28 


7 


3 


18 


8 


2 




$4,269 83 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


367 


192 


22 


40 


56 


30 


7 


20 


7,081 99 


Against property with 
violence, . 


130 


90 


11 


2 


15 


4 


4 


4 


3,301 53 


Against property with- 
out violence, . 


G55 


321 


70 


34 


86 


107 


14 


23 


13,285 22 


Other offences, . 


2327 


1046 


63 


193 


529 


338 


77 


81 


24,312 71 


Whole number, . 


3545 


1677 


173 


272 


704 


487 


104 


128 


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