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HOUSE No. 58. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



ATTORNEY GENE RAL, 



<!Iommonu3caltI) d itlassadjusdts, 



18 51. 



BOSTON: 

DUTTON AND WENT WORTH, STATE PRINTERS, 
No. 37, CoDf^retf Street. 

1852. 






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Feb., 1852.] HOUSE— No. 58. 



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Attorney General's Office, ^ 

February, 14th, 1852. \ 

To the Hon. Nathaniel P. Banks, Jr., Speakei' of the House 
of Representatives : 

Sir, — In conformity with the provisions of the statute, I have 
the honor to submit, through you, to the Legislature, the ac- 
companying Report of the Cases conducted and argued by me, 
during the year 1851, together with the Abstracts and Tabular 
Statements of the Reports of the several District Attorneys and 
the Attorney of the (yommonwealth for the county of Suffolk, 
for the same period. 

In addition to the cases comprised in the accompanying Re- 
port, which have required the attention of the Attorney General, 
I have also, under the instructions of His Excellency the Gov- 
ernor of the Commonwealth, been engaged in the preparation of 
a bill in equity against the State of Rhode Island, in order to 
bring to a judicial determination, by the Supreme Court of the 
United States, the long pending controversy between that State 
and this Commonwealth, respecting the true boimdary of our 
respective territories. It has been deemed expedient, before 
finally completing the bill in this case, to send to England for 
certain records, or to verify their non-existence, which may 
have an important bearing upon the questions at issue, and de- 
termine to some extent, the character and comprehensiveness of 
the claim upon which Massachusetts will insist in her bill. It 
is believed that this will be attended with no delay in the pros- 
ecution of the suit, which the manifest interests of Massachu- 
setts require should be brought to as speedy a decision as is con- 
sistent with a careful and provident preparation of the cause for 
trial. 



4 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

It was my purpose to have suggested in this Report, the im- 
portance of further legislation respecting the jurisdiction of po- 
lice courts and justices of the peace, in cases of petty larceny, 
aggravated by the commission of the offence, within "any 
building"' — and also the necessity of some statutory definition 
of felony. But I am gratified to perceive by the published pro- 
ceedings of the two branches, that both these subjects have been 
brought to the attention of the Legislature, by the appropriate 
committees — whose reports thereon, in my judgment, fully meet 
the exigencies which the experience of the past year have shown 
to exist. 

Beside the necessary consultations and personal conferences 
in which my advice has been required by the various depart- 
ments and officers of the government, boards of commissioners, 
and committees of the Legislature, I have prepared and fur- 
nished, since my last Report, ninety-seven written opinions, 
upon legal questions, arising out of the extended and diversi- 
fied interests of our busy and prosperous Commonwealth. 

All which is respectfully submitted, by 

JOHN H. CLIFFORD, 

Altorneij General. 



1852.] HOUSE— No. 58. 



CASES 

Conducted and argued by the Attorney General, from, January 
1, 1851, ?o January 1, 1852. 

County of Suffolk. 

Commonwealth v. Michael Gibson and nx. Rape. Munici- 
pal ( 'Onrt. Examination before the Grand Jury. No bill for 
the capital oflfence. Drew the indictment for a misdemeanor. 

Com. V. .Tames McN^ally. Murder. Municipal Court. Ex- 
amination before the Grand Jury. Final action of the jury post- 
poned. 

Com. V. Daniel Mahoney. Murder. Municipal Court. Ex- 
amination before the Grand Jury. No bill found upon the cap- 
ital charge. 

Com. V. Thomas Mulvin. Rape. Municipal Court. Exam- 
ination before the Grand Jury. No bill found for the capital 
offence. Drew an indictment for misdemeanor. 

Com. V. William H. Davis. S. J. Court. Exceptions from 
the Municipal Court. For argument. 

Com. V. Joseph Abrahams. S. J. Court. Exceptions from 
the Municipal Court. Exceptions waived, and remitted to the 
Municipal Court for sentence. 

Com. V. Joseph Jennison. Violation City Ordinances. Ex- 
ceptions from Municipal Court. Transferred to the City Solic- 
itor, City of Boston. 

Otis Jacquins in Error v. the Commonwealth. 
Same v. Same. 

Same v. Same. 

In these cases, which are three writs of error upon judgments 
rendered in the Municipal Court, no service upon, or order of 
notice to, the Attorney General, has been made. They are en- 
tered, and are pending, in the S. J. Court. 

Com. V. Thomas Davis. Murder. Municipal Court. Ex- 
amination before the Grand Jury. Indictment found and certi- 
fied to the S. J. Court. Accused in custody. 

Com. V. Felix H. Lambdin. Murder. Municipal Court. Ex- 
amination before the Grand Jury. Indictment for manslaughter. 



6 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

Com. V. John Tully. Murder. Municipal Court, Examin- 
ation before the Grand Jury. Indictment for manslaughter. 

Henry Dawes v. Saunders & Robinson. S. J. Court. This 
was an action by the plaintiff, under a tax-title from the city of 
Boston, to recover of the defendants certain valuable real estate 
on Harrison Avenue, in said city, upon which the Common- 
wealth had foreclosed a mortgage, and which had been conveyed 
by the Treasurer and Receiver General, with covenants of war- 
ranty, to the defendants' grantor. Upon an investigation of the 
case, after the Commonwealth had been cited to defend the suit 
upon its warranty, 1 was of opinion that the plaintiff's title was 
essentially defective, and that the action could not be maintain- 
ed. I was also of opinion that the Commonv/ealth was equita- 
bly bound to pay the sum of sixty-six and x^oa dollars, a moiety 
of certain expenses paid by the defendants, in reference to the 
suit. I so advised the treasurer, and upon the payment of this 
sum, the suit was discontinued and the Commonwealth released 
from all liability on its covenants arising out of the plaintiff's 
claim. 

County of Middlesex. 

Commonwealth V. Henry Rice and al. Adultery. S. J. Court. 
Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued. Continued for advise- 
ment nisi. 

Com V. Walter Batherick. License Law. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued. Continued nisi for advise- 
ment. 

Corn. v. the Fitchburg Railroad Company. Nuisance. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C, C. Pleas — argued. Continued nisi 
for advisement. 

Com. v. Stephen D. Carey. Murder. S. J. Court, Jury 
trial, in which 1 was assisted by A. W, Farr, Esq., District At- 
torney, Northern District. 

The prisoner was indicted for the murder of George Hey- 
wood, and upon the ruling of the court with respect to the au- 
thority of an officer to arrest a party without a warrant, for an 
offence not technically a felony, the jury returned a verdict of 
guilty of manslaughter. The prisoner was sentenced upon this 
verdict, to twenty years imprisonment in the State Prison, 
twenty days thereof to solitary confinement and the remainder 



1852.] HOUSE— No. 58. 7 

thereof to hard labor — the maximum of the statutory punish- 
ment for the crime of manslaughter. 

Com. V. James Gould. S. J. Court. Action for interrupting 
an easement claimed by the Commonwealth in connection with 
the State Prison lands, in Charlestown. Continued to await 
the action of the government with respect to the purchase of 
certain lands, the title to which, being vested in the Common- 
wealth, will render the prosecution of this suit unnecessary. 

Com. V. Boston and Lowell Railroad Company. Nuisance. 
S. J. Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas. Continued 7iisi for 
argument. 

Com. V. Jerome B. Kimball. Assault, tj'c S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions overruled. Re- 
mitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. Francis Rourk. Assault, <yc. 

Same v. Same. Same. 

S. J. Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. v. David Kenerson. AdulteTy. S. J. Court. Excep- 
tions from C. C. Pleas — overruled, and remitted to C. C. Pleas 
for sentence. 

Com. V. Samuel Huggins. License Law. S^ J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas. Continued nisi for argument. 

Com. V. James Bambric and al. Highway Robbery. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas— argued — exceptions sus- 
tained. 

County of Worcester. 

S. J. Court. Carey in Error v. the Commonwealth. 
Same v. Same. 

Same v. Same. 

Writs of error dismissed. 

Commonwealth v. Ira P. Bacon. Violation Sunday Law. S. 
J. Court. 

Same v. Same. Violation Gaming Law. 

Appeals from C. C. Pleas. Appeals dismissed, and cases re- 
mitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. Peter Tuhey, Liceiise Law. S. J. Court. Excep- 
tions from C. C. Pleas — argued— exceptions overruled. Remit- 
ted to C. C. Pleas for sentetice. 



8 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

Com. V. AVilliam Miles. License Law. 

Same v. Same. Same. 

Same v. Same. Same. 

Samev. Same. Same. 

Same v. Same. Same. 

S. J. Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas. Continued nisi 
for argument. 

County of Bristol. 

Commonwealth v. Wooster Carpenter. Nvisance. S. J. Court. 
Exceptions from C. C. Pleas waived. Continued for sentence. 

Com. V. Frederick Dame. License Law. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. 0. Pleas. Exceptions argued and overruled. 
Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

County of Berkshire. 

Commonwealth v. Xth Massachusetts Turnpike Corporation. 
S. J. Court. Information. Demurrer overruled. Continued by 
order of court, on defendant's motion. 

County of Franklin. 

Commonwealth v. Patience Bond and als. Continued from 
last term, and nol. pros, entered. 

Patience Bond and als. Petitioners, &c. Petition dismissed. 

County of Hampden. ^ 

Commonwealth v. John Crinley. Rape. S. J. Court. Pris- 
oner arraigned. Plea not guilty. 

In this case a tiol. pros, was entered, the prosecutrix having 
become disqualified as a witness, by her intermarriage with 
prisoner, on the day the case was set down for trial. 

Com. V. Sylvester C. Henry. Apparent Assault, cj'c. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. William G. Shedd and al. Conspiracy. S. J. Court. 
Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued and sustained. 



1852.] house-No. 58. 



County of Hampshire. 

Commonwealth v. Daniel Kellogg and al. Conspiracy. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued and sustained. 

Com. V. Ralph Utly. Nuisance. S. J. Court. Exceptions 
from C. C. Pleas. Exceptions sustained by consent, and nol. 



pros. 



en 



tered. 



County of Essex. 



Commonwealth v. South Reading Branch Railroad, 
Same v. Essex Railroad Company. 

These were informations 61ed in the S, J. Court, against the 
defendant corporations for alleged usurpations. In consequence 
of the act of the Legislature, of 1851, chap. 128, passed subse- 
quently to the commencement of the prosecutions, and the acts 
of the corporations under it, the informations were discontinued 
by the government. 

Com. V. Charles Furbush. Murder of John J. Purdy. 

Attended the examination of this case by the Grand Jury, at 
Ipswich, October Term C. C. Pleas. Indictment found and cer- 
tified to S. J. Court. November Term, when the prisoner was 
arraigned, pleaded not guilty, and had counsel assigned him. 
In consequence of the illness of the Attorney General, the trial 
was conducted by the District Attorney for the Eastern Dis- 
trict, Stephen H. Phillips, Esq., and resulted in a verdict of 
"not guilty by reason of insanity." 

Com. V. Samuel G. Morrill and als. Cheating by False Pre- 
ie?ices. S. J. Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued and 
overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. William F. Hills. Receiving Stolen Goods. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas. Continued nisi for argu- 
ment. 



10 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table I. 
SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence. 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 

Total, 



24 
234 

60 

456 
1277 
2051 



9 

129 

46 

280 
686 



5 

19 

7 

32 
121 



7 2 



27 

2 

58 
219 



1150 



123 



106 184 



$751 39 
4,505 11 
1,320 85 

9,211 85 

8,428 83 



313 110 



65 



#24,218 03 



Table of Offences. 

Adultery, - - - 

Arson, . - - 

Assault, - - - 

Assault and Battery, - 

Assault, felonious. 

Assault on OfScer, - 

Assisting arrest of slave. 

Bail, . - - - 

Bigamy, - 

Breach of City Ordi- 
nance, - - - 

Burglary, - 

Cheating, - - - 



13 

3 

4 

159 

13 

37 
1 

95 
4 

4 

3 

45 



24 



32 



39 



16 



3 14 



229 38 

50 41 

68 04 

3,346 51 

383 38 

488 13 

2 07 

442 30 

43 55 

39 87 

29 35 

780 99 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



11 



Table I — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


i 

.2 

1 
0^ 




r 

< 


1 


1 


n 

o 
2 


1 
< 

o 
Z 


1" 


COSTS. 


Conspiracy, 


5 


1 


- 


- 


2 


2 


- 


- 


$95 20 


Counterfeit Money, ha- 
ving, &.C., 


16 


12 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


1 


412 54 


Cruelly beating Horse, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 69 


Disorderly House, 


46 


22 


- 


3 


10 


1 


8 


2 


391 27 


Disorderly House and 
License Law, - 


91 


41 


_ 


3 


27 


8 


10 


2 


734 01 


Drunkard, - 


7 


5 


- 


- 


1 


- 




1 


58 32 


Embezzlement, - 


6 


1 




1 


1 


1 




1 


24 26 


Escape, - - - 


4 


3 




. 


- 


- 




- 


40 61 


Exposure of Person, - 


17 


11 


1 


- 


1 


3 




1 


301 67 


Forgery, - 


11 


8 


- 


1 


1 


1 




- 


392 30 


Fornication, 


4 


3 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


71 38 


Going armed at night. 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




- 


17 07 


Highway Robbery, - 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


104 57 


House-breaking, 


5 


5 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


77 38 


House-breaking and 
Larceny, 


32 


26 


1 


- 


1 


1 


2 


1 


695 89 


Illegal Voting, - 


' 


- 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 


23 73 


Keeping Brothel, 


35 


9 


2 


4 


5 


4 


5 


6 


364 99 


Keeping Gambling 
house, - - - 


24 


2 


2 


4 


1 


7 


5 


3 


165 32 


Larceny, - - . 


352 


224 


41 


2 


26 


41 


4 


14 


6,930 13 


License Law, - 


589 


322 


7 


10 


44 


160 


35 


11 


3,661 83 


License and Sunday 
Law, - - \ 


230 


169 


3 


5 


11 


12 


21 


9 


611 11 


License Law and Broth- 
el, - - - - 


23 


13 


. 


. 


4 


6 


- 


. 


175 58 



12 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table I — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 


'> 


.5 


z 


1 
1 


o 
2 


1 




COSTS. 


License and Sunday 
Law & Noisy House, 


13 


7 






4 




1 


1 


#104 92 


Letting House for 
Brothel, - 


6 


1 


. 


5 


. 


- 


_ 


. 


44 94 


Letting House for Gam- 
bling, - - - 


1 




- 




1 


- 


- 


- 


6 04 


Libel, - - - 


3 


1 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


23 52 


Lottery Tickets, hav- 
ing, &c.. 


12 


10 


. 


_ 


_ 


2 


- 


- 


159 04 


Lunatic, . - - 


15 


14 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


253 58 


Malicious Trespass, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


10 91 


Manslaughter, - 


6 


- 


- 


- 


2 


4 


- 


- 


139 98 


Misdemeanor, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


93 


Murder, - - - 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


148 22 


Nuisance, - 


2 


- 


■ 




2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Perjury, - . . 


9 


- 




1 


1 


6 


- 


- 


Ill 82 


Pretending to be Offi- 
cer, 


3 


1 


. 


. 


. 


2 


- 




35 20 


Rape, - - - 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


79 81 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 


20 


9 


2 


1 


4 


1 


2 


1 


407 93 


Resisting Harbor Mas- 
ter, 


1 


1 


. 


. 


- 


- 


. 


- 


7 21 


Riot, Assault, &c., - 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 




69 99 


Second Comer, - 


10 


10 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


99 62 


Selling Mortga'd Prop- 
erty, without con- 
sent, &.C., 


1 


1 






. 


. 


. 




25 91 


Selling Obscene Books, 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


15 46 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



13 



Table T — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


3 


1 
§ 


1 

1 

< 


2 

Oh 

"o 


c 

•-5 
1 


o 


-a 

o 
2; 


g.i 


COSTS. 


Selling Unwholesome 
Provisions, 

Shop-breaking «fc Lar- 
ceny, - 

Third Comer, - 

Threatening to Extort 
Money, - - - 

Vagabond, 

Vessel-breaking & Lar- 
ceny, ... 


1 

46 

1 

2 

1 

3 


36 

1 

2 


1 
2 


1 


7 




1 


1 


$21 76 

1,006 29 

10 58 

11 12 

- 

157 42 


Total, 


2051 


1150 


123 


106 


184 


313 


110 


65 


#24,218 03 



14 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table II. Eastern District. 
Essex County constitutes this District. 
COUNTY OF ESSEX. 



OFFENCES. 


^ 


c 
.Si 

6 


J2 

1 

< 


•T3 
On 

i 


1 


o 


Not Arrested. 

DeCh on Re- 
cognizance. 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


10 


3 




4 


2 




1 


. 


$539 51 


Against the person not 
feloniously, - 


39 


10 


4 


12 


10 


2 


- 


1 


1,006 62 


Against property with 
violence, 


36 


9 


1 


4 


16 


2 


4 


_ 


779 51 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


58 


21 


5 


14 


3 


14 


_ 


1 


1,406 28 


Other offences, - 


641 


187 


36 


153 


208 


42 


12 


3 


8,812 64 


Total, 


784 


230 


46 


187 


239 


60 


17 


5 


#12,544 56 


Table of Offences, 




















Abortion, attempt to 




















procure, - - - 


1 


- 




1 


- 




- 




- 


Adultery, - - - 


2 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 




49 80 


Assault, - 


3 


- 




- 


2 


1 


- 




43 31 


Assault, Aggravated, - 


3 


2 




- 


- 


- 


- 




272 74 


Assault and Battery, - 


25 


5 




10 


7 


1 


- 




444 87 


Assault, Felonious, - 


5 


2 




2 


- 


1 


- 




306 05 


Assault, Lascivious, - 


2 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 




117 48 


Assault on Officer, - 


6 


3 




2 


- 


- 


- 




128 22 


Attempt to Poison, 


1 


- 




1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


Bam Burning, - 


1 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 




10 24 


Bigamy, - 


4 


- 




1 


- 


1 


1 




91 26 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



15 



Table II — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 
1 


> 


a- 
< 


"o 

Z 


1 


o 

Z 


i 

< 




COSTS. 


Breaking Jail, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


#15 31 


Breaking Window, 


2 


- 


" 


1 


- 




- 


- 


17 52 


Burglary, - 


23 


9 


1 


3 


5 




4 


- 


648 86 


Causing Death of Rail- 




















road Passengers, - 


4 




- 


3 


1 




- 


- 


89 06 


Common Drunkard, 


14 


6 


1 


3 


3 




- 


- 


169 32 


Conspiracy, 


8 


2 


1 


5 






- 


- 


244 66 


Contempt of Court, - 


14 


7 


1 








5 


- 


44 36 


Contempt before Grand 
Jury, - . - 


2 


2 










- 




2 50 


Cruelty to Horse, 


2 


1 










- 


- 


53 30 


Counterf 't Money, hav- 
ing, &c., 


6 


- 










- 


-• 


107 10 


Cheating by False Pre- 
tences, - . - 


7 


3 








3 


. 


_ 


104 27 


Disorderly House, 


4 










■ 






58 54 


Disturbing Peace, 


1 












- 




- 


Disturbing Public Wor- 




















ship, 


3 












- 


- 


38 15 


Disturbing School, 


1 












- 


- 


- 


Embezzlement, - 


2 












- 


- 


55 53 


False Pretences, 


4 












- 


- 


65 09 


Forgery, - 


2 












- 


- 


65 60 


Felonious Burning, - 


10 








10 




- 


- 


102 89 


High School not main- 




















taining, - - - 


1 








1 




- 


- 


- 


Highway Obstructing, 


5 








3 




- 


- 


138 38 


Highway not Repair- 
ing, - . - 


10 


. 


_ 




7 


2 


. 


. 


140 89 



16 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

Table II — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


s 

3 


i 

> 

J 


a 
'5 


1 


hjo 

c 

Ph 


o 

Z 


■< 

o 

Z 


fi 


COSTS. 


Illegal Voting, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 




$8 98 


Incest, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 




1 23 21 


Indecent Exposure, - 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 




- 




53 56 


Keeping Brothel, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 




27 13 


Keeping Gaming house, 


17 


3 


- 


2 


10 




1 




222 30 


Keeping Bowling Alley, 


2 


- 


- 


1 


1 




- 




14 94 


Larceny, - 


26 


9 


3 


5 


1 




- 


1 


760 44 


Lewd Cohahitation, - 


4 


1 


- 


3 


- 




- 


- 


23 01 


License Law, 


434 


148 


23 


102 


143 


11 


4 


3 


4,869 94 


Lottery Tickets, hav- 
ing, &-C., 


3 


2 


. 


. 


1 




- 


. 


74 15 


Making False Alarm 
of Fire, - 


1 


_ 


_ 


- 


_ 




. 


" 


30 61 


Malicious Mischief, - 


6 


1 


1 


2 


1 




- 




136 54 


Marrying Minors, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 




" 




34 52 


Murder, - - - 


*1 


- 




- 


1 






- 


117 43 


Not Assessing accord- 
ing to Law, - 


1 


_ 


. 


. 


_ 




_ 




21 91 


Nuisance, - - - 


19 


1 


2 


1 


8 




- 


- 1 
1 


380 06 


Obstructing Justice, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


. 1 


- 


Papers Lost, 


10 


- 


- 


15 


1 




- 


- 


- 


Peddling Unlawfully, - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


12 59 


Perjury, - - - 


8 


- 


1 


1 


- 


6 


- 


- 


62 48 


Rape, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


116 03 


Riot, 


12 


3 


- 


2 


4 


3 


- 


■ 1 


423 20 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 


11 


- 


- 


2 


9 -1 


- 


- 


837 97 




*C 


erlifiec 


to Si 


preme 


Cour 


t. 









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17 



Table II — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


i 

1 


o 


1 


73 
§ 


1 


o 

z 


< 

o 
Z 


<2i 


COSTS. 


Rescue, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


$20 65 


Running Toll, - 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 




- 


' 


89 95 


Scire Facias, 


4 


- 


- 




4 




- 




- 


Selling Tainted Meat, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


13 84 


Selling Mortg'g'd Prop, 
erty, - 


1 


1 


' 


- 


.- 






- 


22 57 


Sending Threatening 
Letter, - 


1 


. 




- 


1 




- 


- 


45 42 


Sign, not having up, - 


1 




- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


- 


Setting up Lottery, - 


6 


3 


1 


" 


2 




- 


- 


115 05 


Smoking Cigar, - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


11 12 


Stealing, - 


13 


9 


1 


' 


1 


, 


- 


- 


303 78 


Uttering Forged Note, 


1 


- 


1 




- 






- 


45 88 


Total, 


784 


230 


46 


187 


239 


60 


17 


5 


$12,544 56 



18 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



NORTHERN DISTRICT. 

Tliis district comprises the County of Middlesex. 
Table III. Northern District. 



OFFENCES. 


(X 


c 

6 


5 

1 
< 


i 


bio 

c 

a 
1 


i 


1 

< 

1 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


11 


7 


2 


. 


1 


1 


. 


. 


$419 96 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


47 


18 


3 


4 


8 


11 




3 


1,390 35 


Against property witli 
violence. 


19 


16 




2 




1 


_ 


- 


637 87 


Against property, with- 
out violence, - 


56 


24 


4 


- 




18 


4 


2 


1,621 01 


Other offences, - 


171 


56 


10 


37 


31 


25 


- 


12 


3,538 37 


Total, - - 


304 


121 


19 


43 


44 


56 


4 


17 


$7,607 56 


Table of Offences. 




















Abduction, 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 




- 


18 63 


Adultery, - 


17 


8 


2 


1 




2 




4 


364 00 


Arson, . . - 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 




- 


85 72 


Assault, with intent. 


5 


3 


. 


1 




1 




. 


209 58 


&c., - 




















Assault and Battery, - 


38 


14 


2 


3 


6 


10 




3 


1,058 98 


Assault, Felonious, - 


' 


4 


I 


- 




- 






168 17 


Assault on Officer, 


' 


1 


1 


- 




- 






103 16 


Breaking Glass, - 


2 


1 


- 


1 




- 






45 29 


Burglary, - 


3 


3 


_ 


- 




- 






80 08 


Disorderly House, 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 






96 83 


Disturbing School, 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 






28 93 



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19 



Table III — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 


§ 


1 
< 


■6 
\ 


c 
1 


z 


1 

H 

■< 



Z 


5. a 


COSTS. 


Disturbing Peace, 


1 


- 




1 


- 




- 




$8 65 


Drunkenness, 


14 


8 




3 


1 




- 




201 74 


Embezzlement, - 


4 


2 




- 


- 




1 


- 


100 82 


Extortion, - 


1 


- 




- 


- 




- 


- 


41 72 


False Pretences, 


8 


2 




- 


1 




1 


- 


239 79 


Fast Driving, 


2 


2 




- 


- 






- 


23 62 


Forgery, - 


1 


1 




- 


. 




- 


- 


23 56 


Fornication, 


3 


1 




- 


1 




- 


- 


27 02 


House of 111 Fame, - 


1 


1 




- 






- 


- 


28 04 


Larceny, . - - 


41 


19 


4 


- 


2 


12 


2 


2 


1,199 93; 


License Law, - 


111 


34 


3 


31 


21 


14 


- 


8 


2,275- 44 


Malicious Mischief, - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


51 25 


Murder, . - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


112" M 


Nuisance, - - . 


7 


- 


2 


- 


4 




- 


- 


191 29- 


Perjury, - 


4 


- 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


68 28 


Passing Count'feit Mon- 
ey, - - - 


1 


- 


. 


- 


. 




. 


- 


16 58 


Polygamy, 


2 


- 


- 


1 


1 




- 


- 


35 17 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


40 a3 


Refusing to Assist Of- 
ficer, ... 


1 


1 


. 


. 


. 




. 


. 


20 21 


Robbery, - 


5 


3 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


139 65 


Selling Obscene Prints, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


12 33 


Selling Unwholesome 
Provisions, 


1 


_ 


. 


_ 


. 




_ 


. 


36 68* 


Shop-breaking, - 


5 


3 


- 


1 


- 




. 


- 


147 73 



20 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 



Table III — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
.2 

3 


1 


J2 

3 

S" 
< 


1 


1 


m 

c 


T3 

ii 

i 

•< 
? 
z; 


1" 


COSTS. 


Shop-breaking & Lar- 
ceny, - 

Trespass, - 

Unlicensed Exhibition, 

Witness put under 
Bonds, - 


8 

1 
1 


8 


- 


- 


1 




- 




$279 05 

8 30 

13 41 

5 46 


Total, 


304 


121 


19 


43 ! 44 


56 


4 


17 


#7,607 56 



1852.] 



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21 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT. 

This District comprises the Counties of Bristol, Plymouth, 
Nantucket, Barnstable, and Dukes County. 

Table IV. Southern District. 

BRISTOL COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 
1 


i 
> 

s 


< 


1 


1 


« 
o 


■6 

1 
o 


If 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


3 


. 


. 




2 


1 


. 




$1 16 


Against the person not 
feloniously, - 


29 


20 


2 


3 


2 


2 


. 


. 


587 49 


Against property with 
violence, 


16 


10 


. 


_ 


- 


6 


. 


. 


275 84 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


54 


26 


6 


1 


11 


8 


_ 


2 


694 45 


Other offences, - 


165 


75 


6 


21 


39 


13 


- 


11 


1,606 36 


Total, 


267 


131 


14 


25 


54 


30 


- 


13 


#3,165 30 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


. 


. 


25 44 


Arson, - - . 


1 




- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


35 15 


Assault, - 


24 


18 


2 


2 


- 


2 


- 


- 


516 40 


Assault, Felonious, - 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 16 


Assault on OflBcer, - 


5 


2 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


71 09 


Burglary, - - - 


5 


2 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


79 01 


Common Drunkard, 


11 


6 


- 


1 


4 


- 


- 


- 


81 26 


Contempt, - 


1 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 43 


Disorderly House, 


13 


8 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


1 


291 40 


Disturbing Meeting, - 


4 


- 


1 


1 


2 


- 


. 


- 


66 09 



22 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table IV — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 


i 

.9. 
> 

i 


.22 

•< 


1 

■5 
2 


bJD 

s 
■■3 
a 




1 

< 

o 

Z 




COSTS. 


False Pretences, 


2 


2 


_ 


_ 


. 


. 




. 


#17 61 


Firing Crackers, 


2 


2 




- 


- 


- 




- 


33 24 


Keeping Brothel, 


2 


2 


. 


- 


- 


- 




- 


59 54 


Larceny, - 


53 


26 


6 


1 


11 


7 




2 


686 55 


License Law, 


75 


35 


5 


7 


22 


3 




3 


651 22 


Malicious Mischief, - 


1 




- 


1 


- 


- 






52 93 


Nuisance, - 


22 


7 


- 


2 




9 






149 80 


Refusing to aid Officer, 


1 


- 


- 


1 




- 






16 26 


Robbery, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 




1 






7 90 


Shop Breaking & Lar- 
ceny, - 


10 


8 


. 


_ 




2 






161 68 


Sunday Law, - 


5 


4 


- 


1 




- 






49 23 


Scire Facias, 


18 


2 


- 


2 




- 






61 79 


Uttering Count'rft Bills, 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 






- 


Uttering Forged Order, 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 






24 67 


Unlawful Fishing, 


4 


4 


- 


- 




- 






30 45 


Total, 


267 


131 


14 


25 


54 


30 




13 


#3,165 30 



- l!. 



i - 



l.-O J)0 



I i r 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



23 



Table V. Southern District — Continued. 
PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 


1 


J2 

< 


■i 

1 


.1 

1 

1 

3 

2 

15 




Z 

1 

5 

1 
7 


1 

< 

o 
Z 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence, 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 


2 

14 

11 
51 


5 

6 
27 


1 

2 
1 


- 


■ 


$18 31 
231 29 

221 84 

883 53 


Total, 


78 


38 


4 


1 


21 


14 




- 


$1,354 97 


Table of Offences. 

Arson, 

Aiding Felon to Es- 
cape, - 

Assault on Officer, 

Bowling Alley, - 

Burglary, - - - 

Counterfeit Money, ut- 
tering, - - - 

Disturbing Religious 
Meeting, 

Gaming, - - . 

Keeping Gambling 
House, - 

Larceny, - - - 


2 

1 
2 
1 
2 

5 

4 
3 

4 
11 


_ 
1 

5 

4 
3 

4 
6 


1 
2 




1 
1 

2 


1 

1 
1 

1 
1 


- 




52 02 

27 02 
18 31 

28 16 
15 92 

85 95 

82 80 
40 26 

57 74 

221 84 



24 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

Table V. Southern District — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


i 

.2 

1 


B 

.2 

c5 


< 


-6 
S 
£ 

Z 


i 
1 


o 
Z 


f 

< 

o 
Z 


it 


COSTS. 


License Law, 


16 


7 


- 


1 


5 


3 


. 


- 


$299 71 


Malicious Mischief, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Nuisance, - - - 


12 


3 


- 


- 


8 


1 


- 


- 


56 91 


Perjury, - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




181 14 


Polygamy, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




- 


Shop-breaking & Lar- 
ceny, - 


10 


5 




. 


2 


3 


- 




163 35 


School, not maintain- 
ing. 


1 


- 


- 


- 




1 


. 




7 20 


Torturing Animals, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


' 


1 


- 




16 64 


Total, - - 


78 


38 


4 


1 


21 


14 


-■ 




$1,354 97 



0- 


'.■- 


rt^- 


')! 


!■; 


Tr. 


J!- 


I '.I 



1 



1852.] 



house-No. 58, 



25 



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



OFFENCES. 


3 


i 


"i 

"5 

< 


-d 

1 

■3 


-■6 

s 




t 

i: 

1 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, - 

Against property with 
violence. 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 


5 

10 

8 
26 


3 

1 
7 

20 


- 


- 


5 


2 

1 

1 
1 


- 


- 


$65 33 

122 02 

29 83 
813 18 


Total, 


49 


39 


- 


- 


5 


5 


- 




#1,030 36 


Table of Offences. 

Adultery, - - - 

Assault, - 

Disorderly House, 

Fornication, 

House-breaking and 
Larceny, 

Larceny, - - _ 

License Law, - 

Nuisance, - 

Perjury, - _ . 

Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 

Rescue of Animals, - 

Shop-breaking & Lar- 
ceny, - - - 


2 
5 

1 
1 

8 
8 
3 
1 
2 
8 

9 


2 
3 

2 

8 

8 


- 


- 


2 
2 

1 


2 


- 


- 


29 87 
65 33 

28 54 
17 32 

10 87 

29 83 
73 85 

34 52 

629 08 

111 15 


Total, 


49 1 39 1 


- 


- 5| 


5 


- 


- 


$1,030 36 



26 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table VII. Recapitulation. Whole No. in the Southern 
District. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
.2 

1 

0^ 


.2 
o 
> 

1 


J2 

t 
< 


•p 
£ 

1 


1 


1 


1 

< 

o 

Z. 


a"" 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


3 


. 


. 


. 


2 


1 


. 


. 


$1 16 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


36 


23 


2 


3 


3 


5 


- 




671 13 


Against property with 
violence. 


40 


24 


1 


- 


3 


12 


- 


_ 


629 15 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


73 


39 


8 


1 


13 


10 


- 


2 


946 12 


Other offences, - 


242 


122 


7 


22 


59 


21 


- 


11 


3,303 07 


Total, - - 


394 


208 


18 


26 


80 


49 


- 


13 


#5,550 63 



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27 



MIDDLE DISTRICT. 

This District comprises the Counties of Worcester and Nor- 
folk. 

Table VIII. Middle District. 

COUNTY OF WORCESTER. 



OFFENCES. 


i 
1 


§ 


i 

1 


y 
2 

■© 


.r 

1 

- 

CO 


« 
o 
Z 


t 
i 

< 

o 

Z 


H 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


2 


. 


. 


1 




1 






$U 29 


Against the person not 
feloniously, - 


26 


13 


5 


5 


2 


1 




- 


593 90 


Against property with 
violence, 


2 


1 


- 




. 


1 




. 


108 03 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


65 


29 


9 




11 


8 




7 


1,890 19 


Other offences, - 


349 


166 


26 


51 


75 


24 




7 


6,111 12 


Total, 


444 


209 


40 


58 


88 


35 




14 


$8,747 53 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - - - 


1 


- 


1 




" 


- 




- 


44 63 


Arson, . . - 


1 


- 


- 






1 




- 


33 60 


Assault and Battery, - 


24 


11 


5 




2 


1 


" 


- 


514 87 


Assault on Officer, 


2 


2 


- 




- 


- 




- 


79 03 


Assault, with intent to 
Ravish, - 


1 


- 


- 




. 


_ 




. 


15 67 


Attempt to Steal, 


1 


- 


- 




1 


- 




- 


- 


Cheating, - . - 


6 


1 


- 


. 


2 


3 




- 


114 59 


Common Drunkard, - 


11 


6 


1 




4 


- 




- 


185 57 


Complaint for Surety 
of Peace, 


1 








. 


. 






36 49 



28 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table VIII — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 


s 
.2 

> 


3 

o- 


3: 


1 




V 

< 
i 


:2 a 

g.i 


COSTS. 


Contempt of Court, - 


8 


3 


2 


- 


1 


. 


_ 


2 


#74 20 


Counterf 't Money, pass- 
ing. 


9 


2 


1 


_ 


3 


. 


. 


3 


411 50 


Disturbing Religious 
Meeting, 


1 




- 


1 




- 


- 


_ 


1 40 


Disturbing Peace, 


7 


2 


1 


4 


- 




- 


- 


106 22 


Disturbing School, 


1 


1 








- 


- 


- 


37 22 


Driving Sleigh without 
Bells, - - - 


1 


. 






1 


. 


. 


. 


«i 


"Embezzlement, - 


3 


- 


2 




1 


- 


- 




104 56 


Forgery, - 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


23 06 


Furnishing Liquors to 
Prisoners, 


1 


1 


. 




- 


- 


. 


_ 


12 03 


Gaming, - - . 


10 


2 


- 




4 


2 


- 


2 


289 87 


House-breaking, 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


74 73 


Incest, 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


110 35 


Keeping Disorderly 
House, - - - 


2 


. 


. 




- 


1 


. 


1 


39 46 


Keeping Tippling do.. 


4 


- 


- 




3 


1 


- 


- 


156 14 


Larceny, - - - 


46 


25 


6 


1 


5 


5 


- 


4 


1,236 48 


License Law, 


216 


110 


20 


19 


54 


13 


- 




3,874 39 


Libel, - - - 


1 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 73 


Malicious Mischief, - 


4 


1 




- 


- 




- 


2 


373 16 


Manslaughter, - 


1 


- 


" 


- 




1 


- 


- 


28 62 


Nuisance, - - - 


19 


2 




13 


3 


1 


- 


- 


286 31 


Peddling Unlawfully, - 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


31 56 


Perjury, - 


5 


- 




- 


- 


5 


_ 


. 


70 35 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



29 



Table VIII — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 


a 
.£ 

a 

6 


1 

< 




i 

1 




< 

1 




COSTS. 


Scire Facias, 

Selling Lottery Tick- 
ets, - - - 

Sending Threatening 
Letter, - 

Unlawful Assembly, - 

Violation of Road Law, 

Working on Lord's day. 


48 


34 

1 

1 




12 

1 


2 

1 
1 


" 


- 


- 


$163 36 

69 81 

26 97 
35 45 
10 45 


Total, 


444 


209 


40 


58 


88 


35 


- 


14 


#8,747 53 



30 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table IX. Middle District — Continued. 
NORFOLK COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


3 


1 


i 


i 


1 


o 


1 

i 
< 

1 


it C 
OS S 
c S 

1^ 


COSTS. 


AgainBt the person fe- 
loniously, 


2 






. 




2 






#26 79 


Against the person not 
feloniously, - 


14 


6 


3 


_ 


2 


2 


. 


1 


426 72 


Against property with 
violence, 


13 


10 


_ 


_ 




2 


. 


_ 


312 25 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


21 


9 


2 






2 


_ 


7 


263 59 


Other offences, - 


92 


41 


1 


15 




20 


- 


1 


960 77 


Total, - - 


142 


66 


6 


15 




28 


- 




$1,990 12 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - - - 


3 


- 


- 






3 


- 


- 


43 42 


Assault and Battery, - 


12 


5 


3 


- 




2 


- 


1 


363 03 


Assault on Officer, 


2 


1 


- 


- 






- 


- 


63 m 


Barn Burning, - 


2 


2 


- 


- 






- 


- 


116 54 


Bigamy, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 






- 


- 


25 30 


Causing Death of Rail- 
road Passenger, 


1 


. 


- 


_ 






. 




5 20 


Cheating, - - - 


1 




- 


- 






- 


- 


14 86 


Concealing Death of 
Bastard Child, 


1 


1 




. 






. 


. 


4 75 


Contempt of Court, - 


8 


7 


1 


- 






- 


- 


12 12 


Coiint'rf t Money, pass- 
ing, - - - 


2 


1 


. 


_ 




. 


. 


1 


17 73 


Drunkenness, 


2 


1 


- 


- 






- 


- 


8 20 


Forgery, . . . 


1 


- 


- 


- 






- 


- 


6 76 


Fornication, 


1 


- 


- 


- 






- 


- 


26 80 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



31 



Table IX — Cont'mued. 



OFFENCES. 


3 


1 


1 
1 

< 


1 

c 
Z 


i 
1 


1 

o 


< 

o 


If 


COSTS. 


Gaming, - - - 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


#19 79 


House-breaking, 


2 




- 


- 


- 






- 


48 79 


Indecent Exposure, - 


2 




- 


1 


- 






- 


26 92 


Jail-breaking, - 


' 




- 


- 


- 






- 


1 95 


Keeping Brothel, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 






- 


30 52 


Larceny, - 


17 


8 


2 


- 


1 






6 


224 24 


License Law, - 


40 


26 


- 


4 


6 






- 


417 14 


Malicious Mischief, - 


5 


- 


- 


- 


1 






1 


23 57 


Murder, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 






- 


21 59 


Nuisance, - - - 


18 


- 


- 


9 


5 






- 


124 06 


Obstructing Cars, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 






- 


48 49 


Rescue, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 






- 


31 80 


Selling Lottery Tick- 
ets, - - - 


4 


3 




- 


- 






_ 


97 93 


Shop-breaking, - 


8 


6 


- 


- 


1 






- 


144 97 


Sodomy, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




- 


19 96 


Violation School Law, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


Total, 


142 


66 


6 


15 


18 


28 




9 


#1,990 12 



32 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



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



OFFENCES. 


a 


J 


1 

< 


1 

i 


i 


j5 

o 


< 
o 
Z 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


4 




. 


1 




3 




. 


$71 08 


Against the person not 
feloniously, - 


40 


19 


8 


5 


4 


3 


- 


1 


1,020 62 


Against property with 
violence. 


15 


11 






1 


3 




- 


420 28 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


86 


38 


11 


1 


12 


10 


- 


14 


2,153 78 


Other offences, - 


441 


207 


27 


G6 


89 


44 


- 


8 


7,071 89 


Total, - - 


586 


275 


46 


73 


106 


63 




23 


$10,737 65 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



33 



WESTERN DISTRICT. 

This District comprises the Counties of Hampshire, Hamp- 
den, Franklin, and Berkshire. 

Table XI. Western District. 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

i 


1 

s 

6 


l 
< 


2 

"3 
Z 


1 


1 


1 

i 

< 

o 


a" 


COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


•2 


1 


. 


. 


1 


. 


- 


. 


$116 75 


Against the person not 
feloniously, - 


18 


2 


- 


1 


10 


4 


- 


1 


252 28 


Against property with 
violence, 


7 


3 


- 


- 


3 


1 


- 


- 


435 91 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


41 


6 


3 


3 


27 


2 


_ 


. 


685 58 


Other offences, - 


78 


12 


1 


4 


51 


10 


- 


_ 


725 69 


Total, 


146 


24 


4 


8 


92 


17 


- 


1 


#2,216 21 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25 14 


Assault, - 


16 


2 


- 


1 


8 


4 


- 


1 


252 28 


Assault and Battery, - 


2 


_ 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Assault, Felonious, - 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


116 75 


Breaking Jail, - 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


23 15 


Burning Shop, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


61 


Contempt of Court, - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 02 


Conspiracy, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


19 64 


CounterTt Money, pass- 
ing, 


7 


3 


_ 


. 


4 


_ 


- 


- 


63 08 


Disturbing School, - 


2 


1 - 


- 


1 


1 


. 


. 


- 


39 70 


5 





















34 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table XI — Cotitinued. 



OFFENCES. 


3 

2 


B 

1 


< 


■p 

2 


s 

1 

Ah 

i 


o 


1 

1 
< 

o 


II 


COSTS. 


Drunkard, - - - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


$25 53 


Embezzlement, - 


1 


- 




- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


False Pretences, 


2 


1 


' 


- 


1 


- 




- 


61 


Forgery, - 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 




_ 


64 96 


Gaming House, - 


1 


- 






1 


- 




- 


- 


Habeas Corpus, - 


5 


- 




- 


- 


5 




- 


16 52 


Larceny, - 


40 


6 


3 


3 


27 


1 




- 


620 62 


Lewdness, 


3 


- 




- 


- 


3 




- 


122 58 


License Law, - 


35 


4 




2 


28 


1 




- 


335 36 


Malicious Burning, - 


3 


1 




- 


1 


1 




- 


377 11 


Nuisance, - 


9 


1 




1 


7 


- 




- 


24 69 


Peddling Unlawfully, - 


2 


- 




- 


2 


- 




- 


10 35 


Perjury, , 


4 


- 




- 


4 


- 




- 


2 05 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 


1 


1 




- 


- 


- 




- 


1 00 


Riot, - 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 




- 


36 42 


Shop-breaking, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


35 04 


Total, 


146 


24 


4 


8 


92 


17 


- 


1 


$2,216 21 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



35 



Table XII. Western District — Continued. 
HAMPDEN COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, 

Against property with 
violence. 

Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 



Total, 



8 

28 

9 

28 
114 

187 



57 



41 



11 



16 



$455 69 

628 36 

343 09 

819 62 
3,046 96 



#5,293 72 



Table of Offences. 

Adultery, - - . 
Aiding Escape, - 
Arson, - - . 



Assault and Battery, 
Assault, Felonious, 
Assault on Officer, 
Bad Road, 
Bowling Alley, - 
Brothel, - 
Burglary, - 
Common Brawler, 
Conspiracy, 



262 32 

12 50 

32 08 

388 78, 

209 17 

294 64 

30 4} 

24 34 

95 00 

466 19 

233 44 

26 40 

85 40 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table XII — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


s 
.2 


1 


1 
"5 

< 


■d 
s 

■3 


i 

1 


o 
2 


i 

■< 

2 




COSTS. 


Counterf 't Money, pass- 
ing, 


5 


_ 


1 


1 


1 


2 


• 


. 


#104 89 


Drunkenness, 


5 


- 




1 


2 


- 


. 


2 


71 91 


Disorderly House, 


1 


1 




- 




- 


- 


- 


45 02 


Disturbing Peace, 


1 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18 98 


Disturbing Public Wor- 
ship, 


2 


. 




- 


2 


- 


- 


. 


82 82 


False Pretences, 


5 


- 




- 


2 


3 


- 


- 


160 80 


Forgery, - - - 


1 


- 




- 


" 


1 


- 


- 


81 31 


Fornication, 


1 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


37 28 


Larceny, - - - 


17 


4 




3 


4 


3 


- 


- 


472 62 


License Law, - 


38 


5 




4 


16 


10 


- 


1 


852 21 


Lewdness, 


3 


- 




- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


67 70 


Lottery, Setting up, - 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


17 12 


Malicious Mischief, - 


7 


- 




- 


3 


3 


- 


1 


157 82 


Murder, - - - 


1 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


51 95 


Nuisance, - - - 


9 


1 




2 


6 


- 


- 


- 


157 24 


Obscene Prints, hav- 
ing, &c., 


1 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


18 49 


Perjury, - 


6 


- 




1 


1 


4 


- 


- 


257 57 


Pretending to be Offi- 
cer, 


, 1 


1 




_ 


- 


- 


- 


. 


55 78 


Profanity, - - - 


1 






1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23 54 


Racing, - - - 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


32 05 


Rape, - - - 


2 


- 




- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


109 10 


Scire Facias, 


12 


6 




1 


- 


- 


- 


5 


45 93 


Shop-breaking, - 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


77 57 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



37 



Table XII — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 
1 


1 

6 


1 

.■2 
< 


1 


1 
1 


1 


< 


If 


COSTS. 


Sleighing without Bells, 


1 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


. 


#38 72 


Threatening, 


3 


- 


- 


2 


1 


. 


- 


- 


54 33 


Trespass, - 


1 


- 


- 




1 


- 


- 


- 


40 30 


Total, - - 


187 


42 


8 


23 


57 


41 


- 


16 


$5,293 72 



38 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table XIII. Western District — Cojitinved. 
FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 



S 



Against the person fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person not 
feloniously, - 

Against property with 
violence. 



Against property with- 
out violence, - 

Other offences, - 

Total, 



49 



63 



20 



36 



$37 26 
217 05 



372 00 
445 15 



,071 A6 



Table of Offences. 

Assault, - - - 
Assault, Felonious, - 
Assault on Officer, - 
Bad Road, 
Bowling Alley, - 
Larceny, - - - 
License Law, 
Not stated. 

Nuisance, - - - 
Total, 



- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


2 


- 


27 


1 


3 


1 


3 



206 74 

37 26 

10 31 

37 46 

21 47 

372 00 

246 53 

103 47 

36 22 



20 



36 



,071 46 



1852.J 



HOUSE— No. 



39 



Table XIV. Western District — Continued. 
BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


i 

I 

2 

0. 


J 

> 

1 


■i 

'5 

S" 
< 


■p 
S 

1 


tUC 

c 

1 


o 


1 

i 

< 

o 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


1 




1 












$113 70 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


9 


4 


- 


- 


5 


- 


- 




272 18 


Against property with 
violence, 


8 


3 


. 


. 


3 


2 


. 




225 07 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


27 


14 


3 


- 


5 


3 


1 




492 21 


Other offences, - 


110 


17 


- 


13 


72 


7 


- 




736 20 


Total, 



155 


38 


4 


13 


85 


12 


1 




$1,838 36 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, - - - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Arson, - . . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 




58 06 


Assault, - - . 


9 


4 


- 


- 


5 


- 


- 




272 18 


Assault, Felonious, - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




113 70 


Bad Road, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 




4 55 


Breaking Prison, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




3 03 


Burglary, - 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




82 40 


Counterfeiting, - 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 




1 70 


Counterf 't Money, pass- 
ing, 


2 


2 




. 


- 


. 


_ 




53 24 


Cruelty to Horse, 


1 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 




55 65 


Drunkenness, - 


4 


- 


- 


- 


3 - 


- 




19 81 


Forgery, - . - 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


. 


. 




17 17 



40 



ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



Table XIV — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


CL^ 


o 


1 
< 


1 


I 




■6 
■s 

< 
o 




COSTS. 


Larceny, - - - 


27 


14 


3 




5 


3 


1 


1 


$492 21 


Lewd Cohabitation, - 


1 


. 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


- 


License Law, - 


79 


10 


- 


10 


55 


4 


- 


- 


485 69 


Malicious Mischief, - 


1 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Marrying without Li- 
cense, - - - 


1 


. 


. 


. 


. 


1 


- 


. 


5 85 


Nuisance, - - . 


6 


- 




- 


5 


1 


- 


- 


43 28 


Not stated, 


2 


1 




1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


30 68 


Quo Warranto, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Scire Facias, 


4 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18 58 


Shop-breaking, - 


4 


1 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


81 58 


Sunday Law, - 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Total, 


155 


38 


4 


13 


85 


12 


1 


2 


$1,839 36 



1852.] 



HOUSE— No. 58. 



41 



Table XV. Recapitulation. Whole No. in the Western 
District. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

1 


1 

i 


1 
< 


y 
S 

is 


I 


i 


"S 

1 

< 

1 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


12 


4 


3 


_ 


4 


1 


. 


. 


$723 40 


Against the person not 
feloniously, - 


59 


14 




6 


26 


7 


- 


6 


1,369 87 


Against property with 
violence. 


24 


11 


. 


1 


6 


6 


. 


- 


1,004 07 


Against property with- 
out violence, - 


105 


30 


11 


9 


39 


14 


1 


1 


2,369 41 


Other offences, - 


351 


65 


3 


32 


193 


46 


- 


12 


4,953 00 


Total, - - 


551 


124 


17 


48 


268 


74 


1 


19 


$10,419 75 



42 ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb., 1852. 



Table XVI. 

Showing the whole amount of the C?'iminal Busi?iess in the 
Commonwealth. 



OFFENCES. 


Cu 


g 

1 

> 

J 


1 

< 


•i 


bjt) 


o 
Z 


1 

< 

o 

2 




COSTS. 


Against the person fe- 
loniously, 


64 


23 


5 


6 


14 


13 


3 


. 


#2,506 50 


Against the person not 
feloniously, 


455 


213 


34 


63 


70 


55 


5 


15 


9,963 70 


Against property with 
violence, 


194 


117 


5 


7 


33 


26 


5 


1 


4,791 73 


Against property, with- 
out violence, - 


834 


432 


83 


39 


103 


124 


16 


37 


17,708 45 


Other offences, - 


3123 


1323 


142 


368 


701 


397 


103 


89 


36,107 80 


Total, 


4670 


2108 


269 


483 


921 


615 


132 


142 


#71,078 18