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

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VTTORNEY-GENERAL 



LEGISLATURE. 



FEBRUARY, 1856. 




BOSTON: 

WILLIAM WHITE, PllINTEIl TO THE STATi* 

1856. 



\ '@55-60 
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fflommoHtoeaWij of i«as«sacl)usrtts. 



Attorney-General's Office,- ) 
February 29, 1856. \ 

To the Honorable Charles A. Phelps, 

Speaker of the House of Representatives :— 

RiR— I have the honor to transmit through you, to the 
legislature, my Annual Report of the criminal busmess o the 
Commonwealth, for the year 1855, so far as the same s em- 
braced in the official action of the Attorney-General and the 
prosecuting officers of the several districts. 

In transmitting this Report, with the accompanymg Abstia^ 
of the Returns made to me by the District-Attorneys it is m 
the duty of the Attorney-General to submit to the legisla.. 
- such observations and statements, as in his opinion he crimi- 
nal jurisprudence, and the proper and economical ^administra- 
tion of the criminal law shall warrant and require. 
Tcompliance with-this requirement of tlie « ^ f^ 
it my duty to call the attention of the two Houses t^o the sig- 
nificant U disclosed in these Returns, that of he grea 
h crease in tile criminal business of the Commonwealth whu^ 
hey compel us to contemplate and deplore, a very large pi o- 
Son 1 as arisen out of the efforts thaf have -on made to 
Enforce the prohibitory liquor laws of 1852 and 18o5 n 1 
several counties of the State. Of the -P-^^^^f ^^J^^^^ 
number of cases which have been carried from the Court 
Common Pleas, and the Municipal Court of Boston, to tl. 



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-.cial Court, upon bills of exceptions, and motions 
ae.. of judgment, and vhich have ^03n argued brthe 

ed and my-ono, more than two thousand, or nearly a moiety 
all the enmnial prosecutions for the year -.1, i 
*d the Court of Common Pleas and tVSnieipa C T 
of tl e same elass. Of a total of one hundred and eS 
asand dollars of taxed eosts, embraced in these l^tun 

han tlurty-seven thousand dollars have been exS 
n these prosecutmns. These statistics, however, it should 
- added, funush a very inadequate view of the exp n e to the 
Commonwealth, arising out of the efforts on the part ^Z m,b ! 
officers to enforce these laws. Probablv a n n.l, , "^ 
tl.an this has been taxed in tJ.e several Poc. of T f"" 
tices of the Peaeo, before who^ett L^C tl ^^^^^ 
and „. addU,on to these, largo drafts have been made upon 

naa acted undei the seizure clauses of the law of 1852 since 
adjudged unconstitutional by the Supreme Judicial Court 
In vew o these facts, it is worthy of the serious cosideriv 

ns e tier ir::;™' I"'""*'" '-^^""^ °f "-- p--" 

nen, , ' ™'»™»to'-y, disciplinary or pnniti>e 

ets, liave been at all commensurate witi, the means and the 
acluuery wluch have been found necessary to be appM „ 
Mvl'" """^"^""S '''*- »f P"Wic sentiment on thtfsufec 
My oyn deliberate judgment is that it has proved a i exoen 

to^-e.ody. The t^^.'T:::.';:;^^^^ ::Ti 

province or my purpose to discuss. It is undeniable fn 7 

people of Massachusetts are earnestly desi™: of i Zj^l 

he agency of the law, all that it is practicable for ZeZ!nt 

t do by wise and considerate legislation, to arrest tlie pro"rl 

pis trrrfi: f"' ---'-'-'"01. utterly fails toVcC 
pus], this beneficent purpose, while it adds in so lar^e a mea.s 
ure to the public burdens, cannot, with an inteCit Ind 
oracfcal people, be a permanent or a satisfactory one 




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At the last session of the legislature a bill passed the House 
of Representatives, but failed in the Senate, which a recent 
decision of the Supreme Judicial Court seems to render im- 
portant to be again called to the attention of tiie legislature. 
By an early decision of that court it was held, that a person 
committing a larceny in another State of the Union, and being 
found with the stolen property in his possession in this State, 
was liable to conviction and punishment for larceny here. A 
^ccnt case occurred of a larceny committed in the nci 'hbor- 
g Province of Nova Scotia, the perpetrators of which made 
nr escape with their boot}^, and sought refuge in this State, 
ey were prosecuted and found guilty by the jury, but the 
■diet was set aside, and the prisoners discharged, by the 
ipreme Judicial Court, upon the ground that the existing 
w did not extend to, and cover, the case of a larceny originally 
aimitted beyond the limits of the United States. As it was 
md that the international treaty with Great Britain, for the 
tradition of fugitives from justice, did not reach the case, 
ese felons obtained entire impunity, by making Massachusetts 
e depot of their stolen goods, and converting our territory 
to a modern Alsatia for fugitive criminals. 'The courts of 
mie of our sister States, — Vermont, for example, — have held 
contrary doctrine, and applied to the neighboring British 
rovinccs the same rule that obtains with us respecting the 
aiited States. New York has done the same, by legislation 
and the bill before referred to was designed to meet and remed 
the mischief which may grow out of the decision in this ca? 
when it shall become known that the criminals of a fore* 
jurisdiction can find impunity for themselves, and protec 
ibr their plunder within our borders. 

The diversified duties which attach to the office of Att*- 
General, and tlie very great increase of his labors from y 
year, arising out of the extended business of the Com 
wealth in all its departments, make it proper that I should 
the attention of the legislature to tlie necessity of some le^ 
lation respecting this office. I prefer to do this frankly, throu 
this medium, rather than to resort to the solicitation of t 
support of individual members of the legislature to soi 
specific measure of relief; not only because I regard it as mor . 
fitting to the relation which I hold to the two Houses, but 



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6 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

because the Commonwealth is more interested in the matter 
than any individual incumbent of the office can be. 

In addition to the criminal business which requires the ser- 
vices of the Attorney-General, the accompanying schedule of 
cases conducted and argued by him, will show that important 
civil causes are confided to his management in the courts. 
Among those now pending is the Bill in Equity, to determine 
the boundary between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, in thf 
Supr ne Court at Washington. His labors in this cause a 
performed without any compensation additional to his sala 
under the existing law, although, in the general increase 
the salaries of the public officers, his has remained as it 
originally established. Indeed, the present rate of compe 
tion presents the somewhat anomalous proportion, between 
salaries of the Attorney-General and the County-Attorney 
Suffolk, of the former being five hundred dollars less than 
latter ; while the one has no duties out of his own county, : 
the other incurs a large amount of travelling expenses, — al 
which, within the State, are paid out of his salary. The i 
vices of the County-Attorney, constant and laborious beyc 
those of almost any puljlic officer, are cheaply obtained by i 
Commonwealth at the salary which attaches to his office. I 
the duties of the Attorney-General are so various, that 
presence is often required at the same time in different coi 
ties ; and the calls upon him for written opinions, consuli 
tions and advice, by the several departments of the govern- 
>ient, committees of the legislature and public officers, render 
indispensable that he should be authorized, as cxigcncie' 
'y require, to employ such assistance, professional and cleri 
as the public interests demand. At the last session of the 
lature a Resolve passed the House of Representatives, 
)rizing him to employ such clerical assistance as the 
atch of the public business in his office might require. 
.£ it was amended in the Senate by inserting a limitation of 
le annual expense of such assistance to the sum of two hun- 
red dollars. This limitation, it is obvious, rendered the pro- 
ision practically of little value. I respectfully submit, that in 
. matter of this nature, a certain degree of confidence must 
oe reposed in the discretion of such an officer, and that his 
judgment and character can safely be relied upon, that it will 



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ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 




CASES 

Conducted and Argued hy the Attorney -General, from January 1, 
1855, to January 1, 1856. 

County of Suffolk. 

Commonwealtli v. James Hawkins. Murder. S. J. C Ji 
Trial. Verdict — Guilty of Manslaughter. Sentence — 10 years Stt 
Prison. 

Commonwealth, by Bank Commissioners, v. Salem Savings Bar 
6. J. C. Information filed in Suffolk, returnable in Essex, ft? 
Term. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick Holly. Liquor Law. ' S. J. C. Moti 
in arrest of judgment overruled. 

Commonwealth z'. same. Liquor Laro. S. J. C. Exceptions fr 
Municipal Court overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Charles Todd. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Mot. 
in arrest of judgment overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Joseph Drew. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Motie 
in arrest of judgment overruled. 

Commonwealth V. same. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Exceptions frc 
Municipal Court overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Henry Stone. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions from Municipal Court and motion in arrest of judgment over- 
L ruled. 

it Commonwealth v. William Dawson. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 

ceptions and motion in arrest overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Amasa W. Bailey. Liquor Laxv. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions and motion in arrest overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Francis Sibley. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions and motion in arrest overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Edward McLaughlin. Liquor Law. S. J. C. 
E:^ceptions and motion in arrest overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Peter B. Brigham. Liquor Laic. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions and motion in arrest overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Mary Hartnett. Larceny. S. J. C. Exceptions 



not be abused. Especially is this true under the recent an 
ment of the Constitution, which makes the Attorney-Gen*, 
elective by the people or the legislature, and by limiting th 
tenure of the office, subjects him to an annual ordeal of public 
responsibility. 

These " observations and statements " are presented for the 
consideration of the legislature, in the confidence tliat the two 
branches will take such action upon them as they may deem 
the public interests and public justice require. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JOHN H. CLIFFORD, Attorney- General. 



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1856.] HOUSE— No. 70. 9 

stained. Nol. pros. 2d count, and remitted to Municipal Court for 
tence. 

;ommonwealth v. Francis Call et als. Assault on Officer. S. J. 
Nol. pros, entered, upon the petition of the prosecutor on file. 

Commonwealth v. Andrew Uprichard. Larceny. S. J. C. Ex- 
jptions sustained. Nol. pros, entered. 

Commonwealth v. Thomas Carey. Larceny. S. J. C. Exceptions 
sustained. Nol. pros. 

Commonwealth v. Felix Galls. Receiving Stolen Goods. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to Municipal Court for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Luke Mullen. Assault on Officer. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to Municipal Court. 

Commonwealth v. Lyman Paine. Forgery. S. J. C. Exceptions 
overruled. Remitted to Municipal Court for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Thomas Williams. Emhezzlement. S. J. C. 
Exceptions sustained. 

Commonwealth v. James F. Elisha. Receiving Stolen Goods. S. 
J. C. Exceptions sustained. Remitted to Municipal Court for new 
trial. 

Commonwealth i'. Minor L. Ray. Forgery. S. J. C. Exceptions 
sustained. New trial in Municipal Court. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick Holly. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to Municipal Court for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Edward H. Williams. Liquor Law. S. J. C, 
Argued — not yet decided. Continued. 

Commonwealth v. Edwin E. Walkins. Liquor Laio. S. J. C- 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to Municipal Court for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. John Brawley. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to Municipal Court for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. William Lacey. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Ar- 
gued, and continued for advisement. 

Edward Young et als. v. Ebenezer W. Stone, Adjutant- General. 
An action of tort for taking possession of certain military equipments 
under the orders of the Commander-in-Chief. Affidavit of merits, 
and answer, filed. Continued. Neither party entered, upon plain- 
tiffs' discontinuance of the suit. 

Attorney-General, by Information, v. the City of Roxbury. hifor- 
mation for Intrusion. Entered in Sufi'olk — returnable in Norfolk, 
October Term. 

Edmund J. Baker et als., Trustees under the Will of Walter Baker, 
V. the State Reform School at Westborough et als. Bill in equity to 
determine the construction of said Will. Entered appearance for the 
Reform School. Continued. 
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10 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb 

Matilda Smith, in Error, v. the Commonwealth. S. J. C Ente 
and continued for argument. 

Commonwealth, bj' Bank Commissioners, v. the Grocers' Bank. 
J. C. Information filed. Injunction granted. Receivers appoin 
Continued. 

Joseph Goodnow v. the Commonwealth. Superior Court. Petiti 
for assessment of damages for land taken to widen Charles Riv 
Bridge. Continued. 

George W. Gerrish v. the Treasurer and Receiver-Genpral. S. J. 
C. Bill in Equity to redeem mortgage to the Commonwealth. Con- 
tinued. 

John Hancock v. the same. S. J. C. Bill in Equity to redeem 
ijiortgage to the Commonwealth. Continued. 

Commonwealth v. Aaron Sias. Murder. S. J. C, Prisoner ar- 
raigned — plea, not guilty. Continued. 

Commonwealth v. Ellen F. Tobin. Murder. S. J. C. Prisoner 
j^rraigned — plea, not guilty. Continued. 

Commonwealth v. Peter Brown. Murder. S. J. C. Prisoner 
arraigned — plea, not guilty. Continued. 

Betsey J. Sullivan, Petitioner, for Habeas Corpus. S. J. C. For 
release from custody of the jailer in Middlesex. Argued on Return 
of Writ. Prisoner remanded to custody. 

COUIN'TY OF BeRKSIIIRE. 

Commonw-ealth ii. Louis LaFountaine. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. 
Motion in arrest of judgment. Argued. Overruled. Remitted to 
C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

County of Hampshire. 

Commonwealth v. Lewis B. Edwards. Liquor Law. S. J. C. 
Motion in arrest of judgment. Argued. Overruled. Remitted to 
C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. James Sugland. Rape. S. J. C. Motion in 
arrest of judgment. Argued. Overruled. Rem. to C. C. Pleas for 
gentence. 

County of Franklin. 

Commonwealth v. Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad Company. 
Nuisance. S. J. C. Exceptions argued. Continued for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. Abraham P. Putnam et als. Disturhing Tem- 
perance Meeting. S. J. C. Exceptions argued and overruled. Re- 
mitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 



1856.] HOUSE— No. 70. 11 

Commonwealth v. Henry A. Ewers. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions to ruling of C. C. Pleas upon taxation of costs. Exceptions 
sustained. 

Commonwealth v. Henry M. Livermore. Liquor Law. S. J. C 
Exceptions sustained, and new trial ordered. 

Commonwealth ?', John Palmer. Liquor Lata. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions sustained, and new trial ordered. 

Commonwealth v. James Eagan. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions sustained, and new trial ordered. 

Commonwealth v. James Jones, 2d. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions sustained, and new trial ordered. 

Commonwealth v. Moses L. Stebbins. Liquor Lata. S. J. C. 
Exceptions sustained, and new trial ordered. 

Commonwealth v. Elbridge G. Stebbins. Liquor Lata. S. J. C. 
Exceptions sustained, and ne^v trial ordered. 

Commonwealth r. William Putnam. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions sustained, and new trial ordered. 

Commonwealth x\ Philip Burke. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions sustained, and new trial ordered. 

Commonwealth u. Samuel B.Woods. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled, and remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 



County of Hampden. 

Commonwealth v. Lewis Gibbs et als. Consjuracy. S. J. C. Ex. 
ceptions argued, and continued for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. Honora Higgins. Assault and Battery. S. J. 
C. Exceptions overruled, and remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Joseph A. Harwood. Keeping House of 111 
Fame. S. J. C. ' Exceptions sustained. New trial in C. C. Pleas. 

Commonwealth v. Turner Moulton. Larceny. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Philip H. Sears. Forgery. S. J. C. • Excep- 
tions. Continued nisi. 

Commonwealth i'. Alonzo D. Randall. Assault and Battery. S. 
J. C. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Martin Bullis. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Demur- 
rer to Indictment. Demurrer sustained. 

Commonwealth v. Enoch Blood. Liquor Laio. S. J ''^ -'^■^ 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sente' 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Law. S. J. 
tained. New trial in C. C. Pleas. 



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Commonwealtli v. Ezekiel Adams. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions sustained. New trial in C. C. Pleas. 

Commonwealtli r. Henry McKinney. Liquor Law. S. J. L. 1.x- 
ceptions argued. Continued for advisement. . t n t i 

Commonwealtli t'. Field Cotton. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. o t n "Pv 

Commonwealtli «. Ellen Downing. Liquor Law. S. J. C. l^x- 

ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

County of Wokcester. 

Commonwealtli v. Calvin Bond. Larceny. S. J. C. Motion in 
arrest overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. George E. Mann. Nuisance. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth ^>. David Webster. Perjury. S. J. C. Exceptions 
overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Apollos S. Bugbee. Perjury. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions and motion in arrest overruled. Remitted to C. C Pleas for 

Commonwealth v. Ann Boodle. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Arthur Barlow. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth i>. same. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Andrew J. Wilder, Liquor Laio. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. William Fitzpatrick. Liquor Law. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick Hughes. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. James McCool. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. William Byrne. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Barna Bagan. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. James Wade. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Exccp- 
'.-opc overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sensence. 
mitted to C. Lo. ^, Catherine Daley. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence, 
nn J. Crowley. Murder. S. J. C. Arraigned. 




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Plea, not guilty Trial assigned for December 11, 1855. December 
lo, entered a nol. pros. 

{ Commonwealth v. George Stacey. Murder. S. J. C. Jury trial 
) upon indictment for murder of Sarah K. Phinney. VerdicI, not 

Commonwealth v. same. Murder. S. J. C. For the murder of 
• Minam Ivneeland. Nol. pros, entered. 



S. J. C. 



County of Middlesex, 

Commonwealth r. Zechariah B. Porter. Liquor Law 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence 

Commonwealthz,. Michael McLaughlin. Liquor Laic. 'sjC 
i.xceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence 

Commonwealth .. Michael Reardon. Rape. S. J. C. Exceptions 
sustained. New trial in C. C. Pleas. -exceptions 

Commonwealth v. Jeremiah Plummer. Adukery. SJC Con 
tmued nm. ^ o. j. c.. uon- 

Commonwealth v. Owen Mahan. Liquor Law. S. J. C Excen- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. " 

Commonwealth .. same. Liquor Lan,. S. J. C. Exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Con.monwealth .. Zechariah B. Porter. Liquor Law. S J c 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence " * " 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Law S T P Vv.„ .• 
,.,,i„^ T. •.. 1 ^ ^ i^.'J.C.. -bxceptions over- 

ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Michael Welsh. Liquor Law SJC Ex 
ceptions sustained. New trial in C. C. Pleas 

Commonwealth .. Mary A. Nevils. Liquor Laro. S. J C Ex 
ceptions sustained. New trial in C. C. Pleas 

Commonwealth .. William G. Wilson. ' Liquor Law. S J C 
t.xceptions sustained. New trial in C C Pleas " ' 

Commonwealth .. David Bryant. Liquor Larc. S. J. C Exceo 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. ' " 

Commonwealth v. Owen Mahan. Liquor Law. S. J. C Excep 
tions overruled. Remmitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence ' ' 

Commonwealth v. Hugh Donahoe. Liquor Law. S J C Ex 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence ' ' 
Commonwealth v. Samuel L. Batchelder. Liquor Law 



S. J. C. 



Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence 

Commonwealth v. Alexander McLane et al. Sci. Fac ' S J C 
Judgment for defendants. Exceptions sustained ' ' " 



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Commonwealth v. William B, Dudley. Malicious Mischief. S.J. 
C. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Cdmmonwealtli v. Abel Hunt et al. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions sustained. New trial in C. C. Pleas. 

Commonwealtli V. same. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth I). Barney McSherry. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth r. same. Liquor Laio. S.J.C. Exceptions over- 
ruled., Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Silas Button. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Edwin Fales et als. Sci. Fac. S. J. C. Con- 
tinued Tim. 

Commonwealth v. Punbar Eastman. Writ of Error. S. J. C. 
Judgment affirmed and writ dismissed. 

Commonwealth v. John Boudrie. Larceny. S. J. C. Exceptions 
sustained. Order of C. C. Pleas annulled. 



County of Bristol. 

Commonwealth v. Freeman Berry. Riot. S. J. C. Exceptions 
overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. same. Assault arid Battery. Nol. pros. 

Commonwealth v. James Kennedy. Liquor Laio. Nol. pros. 

Commonwealth v. Alice Whalen. Disorderly House. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Stephen Lowell. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Jeremiah Eldredge et al. Disturhing a ScJiooL 
S. J. C. Judgment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. Franklin Whitney. Common Drunkard. S. J. 
C. Judgment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. Maxiem Belgard. Adultery. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions sustained. New trial in C. C. Pleas. 

Commonwealth v. Elizabeth Ploward. Assault. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Albert Green. Disorderly House. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Clark Green. Disorderly House. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 



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Commonwealth i\ Alexander Massie. Rape. S. J. C. Exceptions 
overruled. Remitted to C. C. Picas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Dick Hutton. Liquor Lctiu. S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. Edward Lakeman. Receiving Stolen Goods. 
S. J. C. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sen- 
tence. 

Commonwealth t?. same. Receiving Stolen Goods. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Virgil H. Wilde. Larceny. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth T'. Dennis Desmond. Arson. S.J. C. Exceptions 
sustained. New trial in C. C. Pleas. 

Commonwealth v. Adam Mackie. Sci. Fac. S. J. C. Judgment 
for the Commonwealth. 

Commonwealth v. Joel 11. Tirrell. Liquor- Laio. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Hugh Sweeney. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Plarvey Cabbs. Liquor Law.- S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 

Commonwealth s. same. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Thomas J. Eaghton. Liquor Law. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Caroline Carroll. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. David Clapp. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth ?.\ Eustis K. Clapp. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Charles Wormley. Liquor Law. S. J. C. 
Judgment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. Antone Perry. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. John Strong. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth r. William Dux. Larceny. S. J. C. Exceptions 
overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. James Gullivaai. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 



16 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

Commonwealtli ik Hugh McLoon. Liquor Lmo. S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Lmo. S. J. C. Judgment ar- 
rested. 

Commonwealth v. Lucas Packard. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 

CommonAvealth v. same. Liquor Laio. S. J. C. Judgment ar- 
rested. 

Commonwealth v. Phinehas Mason. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. John Brady. Perjury. S. J. C. Continued 
nisi. 

Commonwealth v. James Gullivan. Liquor Laic, S. J. C. Judg- 
ment arrested. 

County of Plymouth. 

Commonwealth v. John McAlpin. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Con- 
tinued nisi. 

Commonwealth v. Henry L. Thayer. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. John W. Burns. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

County of Norfolk. 

Commonwealth v. George Thompson. Adultery. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. George W. Bundy. Liquor Law. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Philip Anthis. Liquor Laic. S. J. C. Con- 
tinued nisi. 

Attorney-General, by Information, v. the City of Roxbury. Leave 
to file amendment granted. Continued. 

County of Essex. 

CommonAvealth i'. Eastern Railroad Company. Causing Death of 
Passenger. S. J. C. Continued 7iisi. 

Commonwealth v. Francis Long, Jr. Felonious Assault. S. J. C. 
Continued nisi. 

Commonwealth r. John Ford. Aggravated Assault. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 



1856.] HOUSE— No. 70. 17 

Commonwealth v. James S. Lane. Liquor Laic. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealtli v. Dennis Leary. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. George W. Payne. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Horatio M. Hitchings. Liquor Laxo. S. J. C, 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas to sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick Quinn. Liquor Laii\ S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealths. Patrick Cunningham. Liquor Law. S. J. C. 
Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Jacob N. Shaw. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. John Deevy. Liquor Laic. S. J. C. Excep- 
tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth f. same. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v, Thomas Switzer. T^iquor Law. S. J. C. Ex- 
ceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick O'Connell. Liquor Law. S. J. C. 
Continued nisi. 

Commonwealth v. John Martin. Liquor Law. S. J. C. Contin- 
ued nisi. 

Commonwealth, by Bank Commissioners, r. Salem Savings Bank. 
Continued nisi. 

3 



ABSTRACTS 



REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT-ATTORNEYS, 



ACCOMPANYING THE 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, 
TO THE LEGISLATURE. 



FEBRUARY, 185G, 



20 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE I. SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
.2 

3 
o 

i 


c 
o 

o 


3 

a 
< 


T3 
O 

CM 
o 


CO 

c 


o 
!?5 


■a 

•< 
1 


o c 
Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person, ) 
feloniously, . \ 


74* 


28 


7 


2 


16 


15 


1 


- 


$3,679 32 


Againxt the person, ) 
not feloniously, ^ 


259 


129 


19 


20 


38 


31 


2 


20 


5,614 53 


Against property, ^^ 
with violence, ) 


127 


75 


10 


4 


18 


17 


- 


3 


3,310 69 


Against property, ) 
without violence, ) 


340 


183 


31 11 


57 


41 


1 


16 


8,074 57 


Other offences, . 


1,139 


432 


75 184 

1 


118 


225 


39 66 


20,749 50 


Totals, . 


1,939* 


847 


142 221 


247 


329 


43 


105 $41,428 61 


Table of Offences. 




















Abortion, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 




- 


- 


- 


Adultery, 


IG 


6 


1 


2 


3 


3 


1 


- 


$308 08 


Aiding an Escape, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


17 32 


Assault and Assault ? 
and Battery, . ^ 


191 


95 


15 


14 


28 


24 


2 


13 


4,241 18 


Assault on Officer, . 


58 


27 


4 


6 


10 


5 


- 


6 


1,070 72 


Assault, Felonious, . 


19 


7 


3 


- 


4 


5 


- 


- 


717 38 


Attempt to Rescue, . 


3 


- 


1 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


37 25 


Attempt to Steal ) 
from Person, ^ 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


116 76 


Attempt to Cheat, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


15 11 


Barn Burning, • 


2 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


162 10 


Breach of the Peace, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17 05 



♦Five certified to Supreme Court. 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 
Table I. — Continued. 



21 



OFFENCES. 







^ 




•6 


= S 






•=5 














s 


< 


s 3 


a 


o o 






o 






'A 


>q 


Q 



Breaking Jail, 

Breaking and Enter- \ 
ing and Larceny, \ 

Bribery, 

Carrying Slung Shot, . 

Cheating by False ? 
Pretences, . ^ 

City Ordinance, Vio- ? 
lating, . . ^ 

Common Drunkard, 

Common Nig!;t- Walker, 

Conspiracy, . 

Counterfeit Money, ? 
Having, &c., . \ 

Cruelty to a Horse, 

Drunkenness, 

Disorderly House, 

Embezzlement, 

Escape from StatePrison, 

Escape from House of ? 
Correction, . ^ 

False Imprisonment, . 

Fast Driving, 

Forgery, . 

Fornication, 

Gaming-house, Keeping, 

Having B'rglarious Tools 



1 


1 


125 


73 


1 


- 


1 


1 


46 


10 


12 


3 


27 


18 


9 


8 


8 


1 


4 


2 


1 


- 


6 


3 


47 


27 


16 


1 


3 


1 


2 


- 


2 


- 


1 


1 


15 


9 


1 


- 


9 


1 


3 


1 



10 



10 



18 



17 
1 



15 



$20 47 
3,255 55 

13 17 

34 84 

1,208 72 

203 44 

364 57 
109 15 
144 91 

78 51 

13 71 

92 68 

814 06 

361 35 

20 79 

17 28 

7 35 

254 11 

5 28 
152 85 
166 48 



22 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table I. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


a, 

a 
o 

I 


§ 

o 

V 

a 

o 
O 


'3 
< 


§ 

Ph 
o 


to 

.5 

•a 


o 


r3 
o 


K . 
C a 
OB 

ft 


COSTS. 


Having Forged Check, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$35 35 


Illegal Voting, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


6 02 


Indecent Exposure, 


7 


4 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


128 82 


Keeping a Brothel, 


79 


46 


- 


3 


15 


6 


4 


5 


1,374 83 


Larceny, 


105 


47 


12 


5 


22 


16 


- 


3 


2,314 45 


Larceny from the Per- ? 
son, . . S 


46 


23 


8 


1 


6 


5 


- 


3 


1,440 48 


Larceny in a Building, ) 
&c., . . \ 


156 


97 


10 


3 


26 


11 


1 


8 


3,553 10 


Letting House for ? 
Prostitution, . \ 


4 


- 


- 


- 


1 


3 


- 


- 


57 82 


Lewdness, . 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


24 76 


Libel, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Liquor Law, Violating, 


668 


196 


61 


150 


40 


168 


33 


21 


12,484 06 


Lunatic, 


31 


31 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


509 94 


Maiming, . 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


89 96 


Manslaughter, 


10 


8 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1,227 73 


Murder,* 


9 


- 


- 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


869 32 


Malicious Mischief, 


5 


3 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


52 24 


Nuisance, . 


4 


1 


- 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


182 11 


Obscene Books, Hav- ? 
ing, &c., . . S 


4 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


37 89 


Perjury, 


6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 


- 


1 


103 33 


Prison Breach, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


10 34 


Prize Fighting, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


34 67 


Prize Fighting, Aiding, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


20 95 



* Five certified to Supreme Court. 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 
Table I. — Continued. 



23 



OFFENCES. 



Polygamy, 

Receiving Stolen ) 
Goods, . . ^ 

Riot, 

Robbery, . 

Running Toll Bridge, 

Scire Facias against ? 
Bail, . . \ 

Sellmg Mortgaged ^ 
Property without > 
leave of Mortg'ee, ) 

Selling Unwhole- ? 
some Provisions, ^ 

Spendthrift, 

Sunday Law, Vio- ? 
lating, . , \ 

Taking Horse, Un- ? 
lawfully, . ^ 

Threats to Extort ) 
Money,. . \ 

Uttering Forged ? 
Notes, Orders,&c., \ 

Totals, 



16 

5 

14 

1 

78 



2 

2 

13 



3 
5 

49 



1,939* 



847 



3 
142 



19 



$247 01 
209 53 

536 22 

466 85 
5 77 

579 75 

20 43 

31 27 

23 07 

192 79 

152 20 

35 57 

233 43 



221 2471 329 



43! 105 



$41,428 61 



'Five certified to Supreme Court- 



24 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE IL EASTERN DISTRICT. 

[County of Essex constitutes this District.] 



OFFENCES. 


■J 

O 


a 
o 

'? 

B 
O 

O 


"3 


£ 

i 


c 
■3 
c 


o 


■6 

< 

o 


6 

y 
II 

1 


COSTS. 


Against the person, ? 
feloniously, . ^ 


19 


9 


- 


1 


8 


- 


- 


$560 27 


Against the person, ? 
not feloniously, ^ 


42 


11 


2 


13 


12 


- 


- 


4 


767 77 


Against property, with ? 
violence, . . I 


15 


6 


1 


- 


8 


- 


- 


- 


999 14 


Against property, ? 
without violence, ^ 


59 


21 


2 


11 


12 


- 


- 


3 


1,086 23 


Other Offences, . 


217 


104 


12 


52 


37 


- 


2 


10 


3,731 62 


Totals, . 


342 


151 


17 


77 


77 


- 


2 


18 


$7,145 03 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, 


14 


6 


- 


1 


6 


- 


- 


1 


$357 99 


Assault, 


13 


- 


2 


4 


7 


- 


- 


- 


195 01 


Assault and Battery, . 


17 


6 


- 


8 


3 


- 


- 


- 


356 35 


Assault, Aggravated, . 


3 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


58 78 


Assault, Felonious, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


98 99 


Assault on Officer, 


8 


3 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


3 


129 37 


Assault on Magistrate, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27 26 


Arson, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


127 70 


Billiard Law, Violating, 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


41 78 


Breach of the Peace, . 


7 


- 


- 


6 


1 




- 


- 


106 99 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 
Table II. — Continued. 



25 



OFFESCES. 


c 

o 
o 

2 


§ 

c 

o 


to 

"S 

"3 
c 
a 
< 


•6 

I 

P- 

o 


■3 

c 


o 
'A 


•3 
O 

< 
1 


c a 
•a g 

£ S 


COSTS. 


Burglary, . 


14 


6 


1 


- 


7 


- 


- 


- 


$986 20 


Common Drunkard, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 63 


Contempt of Court, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 85 


Cruelty to Animals, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


33 51 


Disorderly House, 


6 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


4 


116 42 


Drunkenness, 


17 


11 


- 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


273 99 


Defective Highway, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


48 98 


Embezzlement, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


2 


56 64 


Evading Railroad Fare, 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


26 61 


False Pretences, . 


4 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


106 83 


Forgery, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23 74 


Fornication, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18 99 


Indecent Exposure, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


30 13 


Keeping a Brothel, 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


38 35 


Larceny, 


33 


14 


2 


6 


8 


- 


- 


3 


760 59 


Lewdness, . < . 


4 


4 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


90 81 


Liquor Law, 


152 


78 


11 


38 


20 


- 


2 


3 


2,587 60 


Malicious Mischief, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


56 16 


Malicious Trespass, 


9 


3 


- 


5 


1 


- 




- 


108 27 


Manslaughter, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


36 71 


Nuisance, . 


6 


2 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


92 36 


Personating an Officer, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


10 80 


Polygamy, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


58 10 


Pound Breach, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 94 



:26 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 

Table II. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


u 

3 

2 


a 
o 

§ 


3 
5 

'3 
c 


2 

1 


s 

2 


p; 

o 


1 

■< 

o 

[21 


o a 

■Si 




COSTS. 


Profanity, 


1 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


- 


$10 08 


Rape, .... 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


Road Law, Violating, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


14 33 


Robbery, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


8 48 


Selling Mortg'd Prop- j) 
erty without consent > 


2 








2 








40 61 


of Mortgagee, . ) 




















Totals, . 


342 


151 


17 


77 


77 


- 


2 


18 


$7,145 03 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



2T 



TABLE III. NORTHERN DISTRICT. 

[Middlesex County constitutes this District.] 

































u 




■o 








o 


a 


i^ 


? 


B 






o a 
■aS 




OFFENCES. 


3 
a 


V 


2 
a 




C 


m 


< 


It 


COSTS. 
























S 




u 


o 


B 




o 








!U 


o 


< 


^ 


OD 


^ 


)li 


O 




Against the person, ) 
feloniously, . ^ 


24 


3 


1 


3 


12 


4 


- 


1 


$406 52 


Against the person, ) 
not feloniously, ^ 


86 


25 


6 


20 


24 


5 


- 


6 


1,986 69 


Against property, 7 
with violence, . ^ 


8 


4 


- 


- 


2 


2 


- 


- 


168 66 


Against property, ) 
without violence, ^ 


91 


34 


11 


11 


19 


13 


- 


3 


3,121 83 


Other offences, . 


588 


152 


48 


160 


147 


37 


3 


41 


9,670 32 


Totals, . 


797 


218 


66 


194 


204 


61 


3 


51 


$15,354 02 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, 


13 


2 


- 


1 


6 


4 


- 


- 


$228 05 


Aiding an Escape, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


32 55 


Aiding a Prisoner, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27 84 


Arson, 


11 


6 


- 


1 


- 


4 


- 


- 


720 32 


Assault and Battery, . 


64 


13 


5 


18 


19 


4 


- 


5 


1,403 45 


Assault Feloniously, . 


7 


- 


1 


2 


3 


- 


- 


1 


71 89 


Assault on an Officer, . 


13 


7 


1 


- 


4 


1 


- 


- 


319 19 


Attempt to Burn, . 


2 


- 




1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


32 25 


Billiard Table, Keep- ) 
ing, . . . ^ 


2 


- 




2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


37 87 


Birds, Unlawful Taking, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


9 15 


Breaking Glass, . 


1 


1 


- 


- - 


- 


- 


- 


13 27 



28 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table III. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



















i> 




















«» 






oS 








bb 




"S 


C o 








1 


s 


? 


c 




a> 


o c 




OFFENCES. 


3 


o 


« 


u 


c 


^ 


fc 


5.2 


COSTS. 




1 


'? 


'S 


(^ 


(2 


S 


< 


3 ifl 
OS O 






o 


a 


c 








■^ 








u 


o 




o 


;p 


o 


p 








A4 


o 


< 


!?; 


DO 


S^i 


^ 


» 




Burglary, 


5 


3 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


$135 67 


Burning Barn, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


68 02 


Burning Shop, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


187 83 


By-Laws, Violation of, . 


14 


1 


- 


3 


9 


- 


- 


1 


61 37 


Cheating, . 




- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


23 93 


Contempt of Court, 


21 


11 


2 




8 




- 


- 


86 41 


Common Drunkard, 




2 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


53 97 


Conspiracy, . 




- 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


28 57 


Cruelty to Horse, 




- 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


19 72 


Counterfeiting, . 




- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


48 53 


Counterfeit Money, ? 










3 


1 






30 74 


Passing, . . \ 




















Counterfeit Money, ) 




1 














60 58 


Having, &-c., . ^ 




















Disobeying Fire War- ) 










1 








15 48 


den, . . . \ 




















Disorderly House, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


3 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


84 28 


Escape, 


3 


- 




- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


8 20 


Evading Railroad Fare, 


1 


- 




- 




- 


- 


- 


14 82 


Drunkenness, 


20 


13 


2 


2 




- 


- 


2 


248 28 


False Pretences, . 


4 


- 


- 


1 




2 


- 


- 


65 93 


Forgery, . 


4 


2 




1 




- 


- 


- 


61 80 


Fornication, . 


4 


3 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


148 89 


Fire Crackers, Throwing 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


42 97 


Gaming, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 




41 18 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 
Table III. — Continued. 



29 



OFFENCES. 


c 

3 
1 


o 

B 
o 


3 

< 


2 

o 


c 

•3 
a 
v 
Pi 


S 

o 
'A 


•6 

o 
'A 


1. 

o c 
■a 3 

O 


COSTS. 


Horse, Taking Away, . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$18 41 


Indecent Exposure, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


25 50 


Keeping a Brothel, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


47 95 


Larceny, Aggravated, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


20 50 


Larceny, 


Gl 


24 


10 


9 


14 


2 


- 


2 


1,787 51 


Larceny in a Building, . 


6 


- 


- 


- 


1 


5 


- 


- 


188 74 


Larceny from the Per- I 
son, . . . \ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


20 53 


Lewdness, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24 91 


Libel, .... 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25 62 


Lottery, Keeping, 


4 


- 


- 


1 


1 


2 


- 


- 


56 60 


Liquor Law, 


420 


107 


38 


146 


74 


21 


3 


31 


7,462 18 


Malicious Mischief, 


5 


2 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


77 52 


Manslaughter, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


105 63 


Malicious Prosecution, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


55 82 


Nuisance, . 


26 


5 


- 


3 


14 


5 


- 


- 


422 46 


Perjury, 


4 


- 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Polygamy, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Pound Breach, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Rape, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


95 


Rescue, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


9 51 


Resisting Officer, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


4 


2 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


307 98 


Scire Facias, 


20 


2 


5 


- 


7 


- 


- 


6 


88 11 


Shop Breaking, . 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


90 QO 



30 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table III. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



















^6 














bo 




■o 


a a 






^ 






y 


a 




ia 


o a 














•a 






■a S 




OFFEKCES. 


i 


"? 


04 


i^ 


a 


n 


s 


S bo 

<a o 


COSTS. 




2 




1 


o 
"A 


3 


o 




Q 




Slung Shot, Carrying, . 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$59 23 


Uttering Forged Note, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Threatening Violence, . 


4 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


115 16 


Totals, . 


797 


218 


m 


194 


204 


61 


3 


51 


$15,354 02 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



81 



TABLE IV. SOUTHERN DISTRICT. 

[This District comprises the Counties of Bristol, Barnstable, Nantucket and Dukes 

County.] 

COUNTY OF BRISTOL. 



OFFENCES. 


I 

P4 


o 
o 

■p 

c 

o 


"5 

3 

C" 

< 


2 

O 


•5 
c 


o 

J2! 


1 

o 
5Ji 


c o 
o a 
■=« 
^ c 

<2S 

<u 

Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person, f 
feloniously, . \ 


15 


5 


1 


2 


3 


4 


- 


- 


$782 33 


Against the person, ) 
not feloniously, \ 


31 


11 


4 


11 


2 


3 


- 


- 


806 86 


Against property, ? 
with violence, . ^ 


11 


10 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


393 98 


Against property, ? 
without violence, ^ 


83 


50 


4 


6 


3 


20 




- 


3,339 30 


Other offences. 


181 


93 


12 


40 


21 


14 


- 


1 


5,312 27 


Totals, . 


321 


169 


21 


59 


29 


42 


- 


1 


$10,634 74 


Table op Offkkces. 




















Adultery, 


4 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


$240 15 


Aiding a Prize Fight, . 


1 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


1 


- 


- 


15 31 


Arson, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


54 46 


Assault and Battery, . 


28 


11 


4 


9 


1 


3 


- 


- 


655 48 


Assault on Officer, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


78 92 


Assault, Feloniously, . 


7 


4 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


324 84 


Burning Barn, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


114 33 


Burning Building, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18 17 


Burglary, 


10 


9 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


318 77 


Commoa Drunkard, 


4 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


137 70 



32 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table I Y. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFESCES. 


a 
o 

3 
1 


1 


"3 

3 

■< 


I 

'A 


c 

■3 

B 


o 
'A 


-a 

< 

o 


0) 

K . 

S " 

o c 

s Si 
a o 

Q 


COSTS. 


Disturbing Scliool, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$66 08 


Drunkenness, 


13 


5 


2 


4 


2 


- 


- 


- 


359 59 


False Pretences, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


24 67 


Forgery, . 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


102 49 


House Breaking, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 21 


Keeping a Brotliel, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 




27 72 


Keeping a Disorderly ? 
House, . . ^ 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


42 77 


Larceny, 


71 


45 


3 


4 


o 


17 


- 


- 


2,876 08 


Liquor Law, 


IIG 


65 


8 


30 


6 


6 


- 


1 


3,576 11 


Malicious Mischief, 


8 


1 


1 


2 


1 


3 


- 


- 


276 26 


Murder, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


150 22 


Nuisance, . 


23 


10 


- 


1 


9 


3 


- 


- 


452 18 


Perjury, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


34 86 


Prize Fighting, . 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


50 17 


Polygamy, . 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


123 06 


Profanity, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


8 94 


Rape, .... 


2 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


3 


o 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


217 58 


Robbery, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


67 12 


Selling Diseased Meat, 


1 


- 


- 


" 




1 


- 


- 


29 72 


Sunday Law, Violation { 
of, •. . . i 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


43 32 


Threatening Violence, . 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 




- 


72 46 


Totals, . 


321 


169 


21 


59 


29 


42 


- 


1 


$10,634 74 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



33 



TABLE V. SOUTHERN mSTWiCT— Continued. 
COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE. 



















i 






. 








Ul 




■d 


a S 






§ 


R 


B 


-d 


_c 




— 


o s 




OFFENCES. 


s 


f. 


s' 


2 


a 


J 


i 




COSTS. 




a> 


> 


3 


Ch 


(^ 


P9 


< 


3 g) 














































Hh 


o 


■< 


^ 


CO 


in 


^ 


fi 




Against the person, } 
feloniously, . ^ 






































Against the person, ) 
not feloniously, ^ 


5 


1 


2 




1 


1 


- 


- 


$93 94 


Against property, ^ 
Avith violence, j 


1 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16 53 


Against property, ? 
without violence, ^ 


6 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


226 06 


Other offences, . 


22 


- 


1 


4 


8 


9 


- 


- 


197 07 


Totals, 


34 


5 


3 


4 


9 


13 


- 


- 


$533 60 


Table or Offences. 




















Adultery, . 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


$32 05 


Assault, 


3 


1 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


61 89 


Burglary, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16 53 


Burning Wood-lot, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


■ - 


- 


40 51 


Coal Law, Violation of. 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15 82 


Indecent Exposure, 


2 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


36 49 


Larceny, 


4 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


158 08 


Liquor Law, Violation of. 


8 


- 


- 


2 


6 


- 


- 


- 


48 77 


Malicious Mischief, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


27 31 


Nuisance, . 


7 


- 


- 


- 


2 


5 


- 


- 


21 85 


Peddler's Law, Viola- ) 


1 










1 








tion of, . . I 

















84 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table V. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



















i 




















M . 






A 








uo 




■a 


eg 






o 


§ 


£ 


•p 


■S 




« 






OFFENCES. 


3 
1 


'> 


3 


2 


t^ 


S 




s'3 

3 tJD 


COSTS. 




Y. 


Q 


o 


o 


tI 


o 


o 


oj 






cw 


o 


< 


^ 


CQ 


'A 


;z; 







Perjury, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


$18 24 


Polygamy, 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


34 99 


Riot, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


20 91 


Totals, 


34 


5 


3 


4 


9 


13 


- - 


$533 60 



COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY. 

[None.] 



COUNTY OF NANTUCKET. 

[None.] 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



85 



TABLE YI. SOUTHERN mSTRlCT— Continued. 
RECAPITULATION. 

Wliole Number in the Southern District. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
o 

3 


m 

a 
o 

o 

■? 

a 
o 
O 


1 


2 

i 


B 

■S 

a 

St 


S 
^ 


13 

Si 
I 

< 

1 


o e 

11 


COSTS. 


Against the person, ) 
feloniously, . \ 


15 


5 


1 


2 


3 


4 


- 


- 


$782 33 


Against the person, ) 
not feloniously, \ 


36 


12 


6 


11 


3 


4 


- 


- 


900 80 


Against property, } 
with violence, . \ 


12 


11 


- 


- 


~ 


1 


- 


- 


410 51 


Against property, ? 
without violence, \ 


89 


53 


4 


6 


3 


23 


- 


- 


3,565 36 


Other offences, . 


203 


93 


13 


44 


29 


23 


- 


1 


5,509 34 


Totals, . 


355 


174 


24 


63 


38 


55 


- 


1 


$11,178 34 



86 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE VII. SOUTH-EASTERN DISTRICT. 

[This District comprises the Counties of Norfolk and Plymouth.] 
COUNTY OF NORFOLK. 



OFFENCES. 






Against the person, 
feloniously, 

Against the person, 
not feloniously, 

Against property, with 
violence, . 

Against property, 
without violence, 

Other Offences, . 

Totals, . 



34 

22 

62 
217 



13 

27 

38 



9 
29 



12 

1 

7 
50 



4 
33 



11 

18 



4 
46 



342 87 



42 70 50 



37 



3 53 



$193 27 

913 45 

449 70 

1,917 79 
3,721 84 



17,196 05 



Table of Offences. 
Adultery, 

Arson, 

Assault, 

Assault and Battery, . 

Assault on an Officer, . 

Attempt to Extort Money, 

Assault, Feloniously, . 

Burglary, 

Breaking and Enter- ? 
ing, «Sz.c., . . I 



3 
1 
10 
21 
3 
1 
2 
2 

19 



13 



$73 23 

159 79 
334 73 
466 02 
112 70 

91 83 
427 71 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 
Table VII. — Continued. 



3T 











^aj 








■o 




•o 


c 




-2 


°5 




•o 








c 
















fM 


p^ 


a 


■< 














!z; 


m 


*A 


o 


o 



Billiard Saloon, Keep- ' 
ing open Saturday 
Evening, . 

Causing Death of Rail- 
road Passenger, 

Chea' ing, 

Common Drunkard, 

Common Railer and 
Brawler, . 

Contempt of Court, 

Drunkenness, 

Disorderly House, 

Duelling, 

False Pretences, . 

Forgery, 

Gaming, . 

Immoderate Driving, 

Larceny, 

Larceny from the Per- ) 
son, . . \ 

Liquor Law, Violation of. 

Malicious Mischief, 

Lewdness, . 

Nuisance, . 

Perjury, 

Profanity, 

Receiving Stolen Goods, 



1 
1 

1 

11 
12 
4 
1 
3 
1 
3 
1 
50 

1 

133 
9 
1 
16 
1 
1 
1 



22 

18 
3 



7 

1 

14 
1 



27 
3 

11 
1 
1 



18 
1 



10 



43 



$21 17 



30 34 
15 12 

60 92 

48 17 
403 15 
60 27 
28 21 
39 89 
68 23 
68 76 
43 78 
1,417 61 

109 25 

2,539 87 

229 79 

9 30 

190 56 

27 08 
7 88 
1 35 



38 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table VII. — Continued. 



[Feb. 













ti 




-d 


U 






o 


a 


■i 


P 


a 




-♦-* 


O C 




OFFENCES. 


53 


"> 


a 

3 


2 
Pi 


a 


3 


u 




COSTS. 




























o 




53 












Ph 


U 


< 


^ 


CO 


^ 


"A 


O 




Scire Facias, 


23 


15 




- 


8 


- 


- 


- 


$78 75 


Shop Breaking, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21 99 


Threatening Violence, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


Vagabond, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


9 60 


Totals, . 


342 


87 


42 


70 


50 


37 


3 


53 


$7,196 05 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



39 



TABLE VIII. SOUTH-EASTERN DISTRICT— Continued. 
COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH. 



OFFENCES. 


S 

.2 
a 
a 

2 


V 

c 
o 
O 


3 


g 

o 


ti 

_c 

■3 
a 


S 

o 


•6 

b 

< 

o 


6 

^ o 
C o 

o c 

So 
O 


COSTS. 


Against the person, ) 
feloniously, . ^ 


4 


2 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


$237 40 


Against the person, ) 
not feloniously, ^ 


19 


5 


1 


7 


1 


5 


- 


- 


309 76 


Against property, ? 
with violence, . ^ 


7 


5 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


306 53 


Against property, ? 
without violence, ) 


17 


9 


1 


1 


- 


6 


- 


- 


263 83 


Other offences, . 


65 


17 


7 


20 


10 


8 


- 


3 


1,271 17 


Totals, . 


112 


38 


10 


29 


12 


20 


- 


3 


$2,388 69 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, 


4 


2 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


$237 40 


Assault, 


11 


- 


- 


6 


1 


4 


- 


- 


93 66 


Assault and Battery, . 


7 


4 


1 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


185 33 


Assault on Officer, 


1 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


30 77 


Breaking and Entering, 


7 


5 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


306 53 


Common Drunkard, 


3 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


46 70 


Drunkenness, 


6 


1 


- 


4 


1 


- 


- 


- 


75 35 


False Pretences, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


High School, Not ) 
Maintaining, . ^ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Larceny, 


16 


9 


1 


1 


- 


5 


- 


- 


263 83 


Liquor LaWjViolation of. 


45 


16 


5 


11 


7 


3 


- 


3 


1,051 41 



40 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table VIII. — Continued. 



[Feb. 













ti 




-d 


^6 








2 




•a 


□ 




_2 


o a 






.2 


§ 


>s 




■a 




rfi 


■aS 




OFFENCES. 


3 


'> 


3 




a 


n 


-< 


S o 


COSTS. 












































Ph 


u 


<! 


t^i 


OS 


^ 


izi 


Q 




Nuisance, . 


7 


- 


- 


3 


1 


3 


- 


- 


$53 11 


Sunday Law, Violation ) 
of,'. . . \ 


2 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


44 60 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


1 


- 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Totals, . 


112 


38 


10 


29 


12 


20 


- 


3 


$2,388 69 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



41 



TABLE IX. SOUTH-EASTERN Bli^TBICT— Continued. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Whole Number in the South-Eastern District. 















tb 




"d 












s 


. 


r3 


s 




s 


o c 


























OFFENCES. 




3 


> 


3 


2 


iS 


S 


< 


= ^ 


COSTS. 


















































Ph 


o 


< 


^ 


35 


^ 


^ 


Q 




Agfainst the person 
feloniously, 


\ 


11 


4 


1 


1 


2 


3 


- 


- 


$430 67 


Against the person 
not feloniously, 


\ 


53 


12 


4 


19 


4 


11 


- 


3 


1,223 21 


Against property, 
with violence, . 


\ 


29 


18 


1 


7 


9 


-' 


- 


- 


756 23 


Against property, 
without violence, 


\ 


79 


36 


10 


8 


4 


17 


- 


4 


2,181 62 


Other Offences, . 


• 


282 


55 


36 


70 


43 


26 


3 


49 


4,993 01 


Totals, . 


454 


125 


52 


99 


62 


57 


3 


56 


$9,584 74 



42 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE X. MIDDLE DISTRICT. 

[Worcester County constitutes this District.] 













ti 




■d 








c 


a 


• 


? 


s 




s 


o c 








.2 






-o 






•c g 




OFFENCES. 


1 




s 


>-• 




-5 


t 




COSTS. 




m 


V 


■g 


c^ 


Ph 


« 


< 


s SI 

03 O 








c 


C 




a 












u 


o 




o 




o 


o 








Ph 


Q 


< 


5^ 


£ 


^ 


^ 


ft 




Against the person, > 
feloniously, . \ 


11* 


4 


2 


2 


2 


- 


1 


- 


$1,351 60 


Against the person, ? 
not feloniousl}'-, ^ 


: 66 


36 


2 


5 


23 


- 


- 


- 


1,690 45 


Against property, ) 
with violence, . ^ 


1 

10 


4 


2 


- 


4 


- 




- 


312 78 


Against property, ? 
without violence, \ 


38 


11 


5 


1 


19 


- 


- 


2 


1,519 29 


Other offences, . 


418 


140 


40 


22 


128 


44 


23 


21 


4,511 38 


Totals, . 


643 


195 


51 


30 


276 


44 


24 


23 


$9,385 50 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, . 


5 


3 


- 


1 




— 


1 


- 


$152 25 


Assault with Intent, &c. 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 




48 02 


Assault and Battery, . 


45 


19 


2 


1 


23 


- 


- 


- 


1,082 74 


Assault on an Officer, . 


17 


14 


- 


3 


- 


- 




- 


545 43 


Burning Barn, 


3 


- 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


287 67 


Burglary, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


2 02 


Common Drunkard, 


19 


6 


- 


- 


12 


- 


- 


1 


277 58 


Contempt of Court, 


16 


4 


6 


- 


6 


- 


- 


- 


62 39 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


9 


5 


- 


1 


3 


- 


- 


- 


175 27 


Disturbing a School, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15 58 


Drunkenness, 


7 


4 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


112 58 



* Three certified to Supreme Judicial Court. 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 
Table X. — Continued. 



43 



OFFENCES. 


□ 

o 

3 

2 

04 


c 
o 

o 


1 
3 

< 


2 

o 
'A 


do 

.s 

•3 
a 

Ah 


(3 

o 

i2< 


< 

o 


« . 

a, N 

p 


COSTS. 


Embezzlement, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 




$115 39 


Extortion, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


~ 


54 42 


False Pretences, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


3 87 


False Representation ) 
in a Sale, . . \ 


1 


- 




1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


9 63 


Forgery, . 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




40 99 


Fornication, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


33 52 


Gaming, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


28 57 


Keeping a Disorderly } 
House, . . \ 


4 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


145 10 


Keeping a Brothel, 


6 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


117 58 


Larceny, 


34 


11 


2 


1 


18 


- 


- 


1 


1,153 54 


Lascivious Cohabitation, 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


35 18 


Letting House for ? 
Prostitution, . \ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


16 14 


Liquor Law, 


241 


99 


29 


16 


84 


- 


12 


1 


2,296 46 


Malicious Mischief, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


78 08 


Manslaughter, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


93 58 


Murder, 


3* 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1,057 75 


Not Stated, . 


44 


- 


- 


- 


- 


44 


- 


- 


- 


Nuisance, . 


8 


2 


- 


- 


6 


- 


- 


- 


122 34 


Perjury, 


5 


2 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


268 11 


Rape, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Refusing to Serve } 
Warrant, . . \ 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27 03 


Riot, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


175 18 



►Certified to Supreme Judicial Court. 



44 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 

Table X. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
o 

Pi 


1 
§ 


"3 

3 

O 

< 


J3 
o 

Ph 

o 
"A 


ti 
a 
■3 

1 


o 
"A 


■6 
2 

■♦-> 
o 
(5 


c g 

° c 

,3 O 


COSTS. 


Scire Facias, 


32 


G 


- 


- 


9 


- 


- 


17 


$162 93 


Search Warrant, . 


8 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


165 99 


Selling Diseased Meat, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 36 


Selling Wood, Un- ? 
measured, . \ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


7 47 


Shopbreaking, 


9 


4 


2 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


310 76 


Spendthrift, 


2 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


61 24 


Threatening Violence, . 


3 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


28 76 


Totals, . 


643 


195 


51 


30 


276 


44 


24 


23 


$9,385 50 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



TABLE XL WESTERN DISTRICT. 

[This District comprises the Counties of Hampden and Berkshire.] 
COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. 



OFFENCES. 



COSTS. 



Against the person, 
feloniously, 

Against the person, 
not feloniously, . 

Against property, 
with violence, . 

Against property, 
without violence, 

Other offences, . 

Totals, . 



22 
44 
21 

59 

270 
416 



20 

16 

22 
57 



2 
17 



5 
41 



16 

2 

10 
131 



13 
23 



1123 



28 



49 



1C3 



45 



$692 71 
869 42 

688 04 

1,802 08 
4,865 28 



^,897 53 



Table op Offexces. 

Adultery, 

Aiding an Escape, 

Assault, 

Accessory to a Felony, 

Assault and Battery, . 

Assault on an Officer, . 

Assault, Felonious, 

Assault with Danger- ? 
ous Weapon, . \ 

Assault with a Loaded ) 
Pistol, . . ( 



12 
1 
2 
1 
25 
11 
4 



7 

10 

3 



11 
1 



$388 91 
48 67 

46 31 
516 r 
li# 
216 74 

33 69 
16 59 



46 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table XI. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 
1 

2 


1 

V 

K 

o 


1 
"3 


P 
o 

o 


til 
s 
■-3 
g 

00 


S 
1 


r3 
o 


M ■ 
C o 

c a 

3 bo 

03 O 


COSTS. 


Breaking House of ? 
Correction, . ) 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$24 15 


Breaking Jail, 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Breaking, with Intent, . 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


549 58 


Breaking House, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Burglary, . 


9 


6 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


26 12 


Breaking Shop, . 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


87 02 


Blowing up a Mill, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 07 


Bridge, Defective, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


11 77 


Burning Barn, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13 11 


Cheating, . 


3 


1 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


29 39 


Common Drunkard, 


8 


3 


1 


1 


3 


- 


- 


- 


89 48 


Conspiracy, . 


3 


1 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


1,417 26 


Compounding a Felony, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


10 87 


Common Railer, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Disturbing Meeting, . 


2 


- 




- 


2 


- 




- 


- 


Drunkenness, 


4 


2 


- 


1 


1 


- 




- 


46 16 


Dog, Allowing at Large, 


1 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Embezzlement, . 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


28 28 


Exposure of Person, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


37 44 


False Pretences, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


10 24 


Firing Crackers, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Forgery, 


4 


1 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


251 18 


Fornication, . 


5 


2 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


168 57 


Gaming, Allowing, 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 
Table XI. — Conti?iued. 



4T 

































«a; 


o 








M 




■a 






c 


^ 


■a 


C 






o a 




a 


OS 
3 


2 


c 


5 




ij '3 




















o 


< 


»; 


03 


z 


:z 


a 



COSTS. 



Hiring a Witness to f 
Abscond, . • y 

Incest, 

Keeping a Disorderly ) 
House, . . ^ 

Keeping Gaming-house, 

Keeping House of 111- ? 
Fame, . . ^ 

Keeping Liquor for Sale, 

Larceny, 

Larceny in a Building, . 

Lnrceny from the Per- 
son, . 

Lewdness, , 

License Law, 

Liquor Law, 

Lottery, Setting up, 

Lottery Tickets, Sell- 
ing, . 

Malicious Burning, 

Malicious Mischief, 

Malicious Trespass, 

Manslaughter, 

Nuisance, . 

Perjury, 

Polygamy, . 

Rescue, 



1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 




1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


"" 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


7 


3 


- 


1 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 

28 


5 




1 
3 


4 


9 


1 


6 


11 


10 


- 


1 


- 






- 


3 

1 


2 


1 


- 


- 


■ 
1 


- 


- 


4 
171 


43 


14 


26 


4 

84 


3 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


6 


2 


- 


- 


3 


1 


- 


- 


5 
2 
3 


2 


1 


1 


1 


2 


- 


- 


2 


_ 


- 


1 




- 


22 


- 


- 


- 


16 


6 


- 


- 


5 


1 


1 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 



$8 80 



34 80 


9 13 


91 17 


23 68 


^633 45 


357 07 


121 93 


45 14 



2,200 72 

27 77 

495 89 

119 61 

61 02 

46 78 

143 99 

264 20 

37 42 



48 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table XI. — Continued. 



[Feb. 



















i 






^ 








ti 




■c 








c 


* 










-2 


c c 








o 


.2 




'O 




w 


■ag 




OFFESCES. 


3 


"> 


'5 






n 


C 
-< 


II 


COSTS. 




o 






o 


:= 


o 


O 








p4 


O 


< 


!z< 


oc 


'A 


'A 


« 




Receiving Stolen Goods, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 






Sunday Law, Breach of. 


3 


- 


- 


1 


2 




- 




- 


Scire Facias, 


16 


- 


- 


8 


2 


- 


- 


6 


$44 44 


Totals, . 


416 


123 


28 


49 


163 


45 


1 


7 


$8,897 53 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



49 



TABLE XII. WESTERN DISTRICT— Continued. 
COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
_o 

s 

i 


o 

s 
o 
O 


< 


•6 
o 

i 


C 
B 


S 


•d 

< 

o 
•a 




COSTS. 


Against the person, ? 
feloniously, . ^ 


8 


5 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


$375 84 


Against the person, ) 
not feloniously, ^ 


26 


11 


4 


6 


4 


- 


- 


1 


545 55 


Against property, ) 
Avith violence, ^ 


5 


3 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


233 67 


Against property, ? 
without violence, ^ 


10 


5 


2 


- 


2 


- 


- 


1 


482 01 


Other offences. 


115 


46 


6 


8 


21 


29 


- 


5 


2,233 89 


Totals, 


164 


70 


13 


15 


30 


29 


- 


7 


$3,870 96 


Table op Offences. 




















Abortion, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


~ 


$43 15 


Aiding an Abortion, , 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


87 


Adultery, . 


4 


3 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


240 49 


Assault, 


12 


3 


1 


3 


4 


- 


- 


1 


181 81 


Assault and Battery, . 


11 


6 


2 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


292 71 


Assault on Officer, 


3 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


71 03 


Attempt to Burn a ? 
Building, . . ^ 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


147 90 


Attempt to Defraud ) 
Insurance Company, ^ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


_ 


1 65 


Attempt to Poison, 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


50 52 


Assault, Feloniously, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


40 81 


Breaking and Entering, 


4 


3 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 




172 83 



50 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
Table XII. — Contimied. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES, 


a 
o 

3 

t-i 

Ph 


1 
'? 

s 
o 


3 

'3 
< 


2 

Pi 

o 
55 


a 
1 
5 


S 

o 


•d 

P 
< 
o 
'A 


(b 

o c 

■Si 

;S a 
P 


COSTS. 


Burglary, . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$60 82 


Cheating, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 15 


Common Railer, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


53 34 


Counterfeiting, . 


2 


- 


- 


2 


-■ 


"■ 


- 


- 


1 70 


Counterfeit Money, ? 
Having, &c., . \ 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


66 19 


Contempt of Court, 


8 


5 


- 




3 


- 


- 


- 


40 41 


Drunkenness, 


4 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


52 22 


Disturbing School, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13 58 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18 13 


Forgery, . . . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


28 48 


Keeping a Disorderly ? 
House, . . \ 




- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


43 68 


Larceny, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


66 53 


Larceny in a Build- ? 
ing,. . . S 


3 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


107 54 


Lewdness,, . 


4 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


64 02 


Liquor Law, 


52 


34 


4 


1 


12 


- 


- 


1 


1,971 88 


. Malicious Burning, 


1 


.- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


83 51 


Malicious Trespass, 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


76 53 


Not Stated, . 


29 


- 


- 


- 


- 


29 


- 


- 


700 65 


Perjury, ; . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


69 36 


Rescue of Property, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20 01 


. Riot, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


55 57 


^ Scire Facias, 


5 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


4 


23 55 


•: Totals, 


164 


70 


13 


15 


30 


29 


- 


7 


$3,870 96 



1856.] 



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5t 



TABLE XIII. WESTERNI^DISTRICT— Oo«/m«e</. 
RECAPITULATION. 

Wlioh Number in the Western District. 



OFFENCES. 


c 

3 

2 


c 
o 


1 
< 


o 
o 




5 


•6 
S 

1 


o c 
•q S 




COSTS. 


Against the person, ? 
feloniously, . \ 


30 


13 


3 


1 


7 


6 


- 


- 


$1,068 55 


Against the person, ? 
not feloniously, ^ 


70 


31 


9 


8 


20 


1 


- 


1 


1,414 97 


Against property, 7 
with violence, . ^ 


26 


19 


2 


1 


2 


2 


- 




921 71 


Against property, ? 
without violence, ^ 


69 


27 


4 


5 


12 


13 


1 


7 


2,284 09 


Other offences, . 


385 


103 


23 


49 


152 


52 


- 


6 


7,099 17 


Totals, . 


580 


193 


41 


64 


193 


74 


1 


14 


$12,788 40 



62 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE XIV. NORTH-WESTERN DISTRICT. 

[This District comprises the Counties of Hampshire and Franklin.] 
COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE. 



OFFENCES. 



Against the person, ) 
feloniously, . $ 

Against the person, ? 
not feloniously, ^ 

Against property, with ? 
violence, . . ^ 

Against property, ? 
without violence, ^ 

Other Offences, . 

Totals, . 



Table of Offences. 

Adultery, . 

Assault and Battery, 

Assault, Felonious, 

Breach of Peace, 

Breaking House of 
Correction, 

Burning Barn, 

Burning Mill, 

Contempt of Court, 

Cheating, 









to 




CO 


■a 


c 










> 




o 


c 

(2 


a 


c 






o 








O 


< 


^ 


03 



5 

6 
2 

3 

67 



22 



83 30 



.5 13 



16 



1 
12 



2 
12 



14 15 1 



COSTS. 



$212 01 

53 04 

30 32 

49 70 
855 35 



$1,200 42 



$103 09 
38 06 
93 38 

19 56 

13 39 

48 75 
95 

14 05 

20 38 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 



53 



Table XIV. — Continued. 



0FFEKCE3. 


c 
o 

3 

o 

2 

C4 


c 

c 
o 


'3 
< 


o 






■3 

< 
O 


c c 

II 


COSTS. 


Conspiracy, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$0 75 


Common Drunkard, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


61 34 


Common Victualler, 


1 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 20 


Drunkenness, 


2 


1 


- 


1 






- 


- 


22 40 


Forgery, . . * . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


1 


1 45 


Inciting to Perjury, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 95 


Keeping Gaming-house, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15 72 


Larceny, 


8 


1 


- 


1 


5 


1 


- 


- 


99 08 


Liquor Law, 


31 


13 


2 


8 


2 


6 


- 


- 


471 03 


Maiming Horse, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16 93 


Not Stated, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


12 89 


Nuisance, . 


6 


2 


- 


- 


1 


3 


- 


- 


62 64 


Rape, .... 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


15 54 


Scire Facias on Re- ) 
cognizance, . ^ 


4 


2 


- 


_ 


2 


- 


- 


- 


16 20 


Sunday Law, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22 47 


Stubbornness, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


12 24 


Threatening Violence, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 98 


Totals, . 


83 


30 


5 


16 


14 


15 


- 


2 


$1,200 42 



54 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE XV. NORTH-WESTERN DISTRICT— Continued. 
COUNTY OF FRANKLIN. 



OFFEIfCES. 







u> 




■o 


oe 


xs 


S. 




ii 
























u, 




2 


t; 


3 




A4 


s 


•«: 






















■< 


^ 


m 


;zi 


i«i 



Against the person, 
feloniously, 

Against the person, 
not feloniously, 

Against property, 
with violence, . 

Against property, 
without violence. 

Other offences, 

Totals, . 



Table of Offekces. 

Adultery, 

Assault and Battery, . 

Breaking Jail, 

Cheating, 

Conspiracy and In- 1 
veigling, . . \ 

Disorderly House, 

Disturbing a Public 1 
Meeting, &c., . \ 

Drunkenness, 

False Pretences, . 

Highway, Defective, . 



13 

37 



58 17 



14 21 - 



$277 23 
143 96 

442 72 

1,728 35 



$2,592 26 



$277 23 

72 73 

2 10 

56 90 

305 99 

161 03 

441 75 

40 26 
21 49 
14 21 



1856.] 



HOUSE— No. 70. 
Table XY. — Continued. 



55 



OFFEXCES. 


s 
o 

9 

2 


_o 

a 

O 


1 

'3 

< 


o 
o 


ts 
c 
•3 
a 


S 

o 
S?5 


<; - 

o 


« . 

c S 
oc 

— £ 

3 CO 


COSTS. 


Larceny, 

Liquor Selling, . 
Liquor Seizure, . 
Malicious Mischief, 
Malicious Trespass, 
Perjury, 
Sunday Law, 
Threatening Violence, . 
Taking Fish Illegally, . 


6 

118 

6 

1 
1 
1 
2 

1 


6 

1 

1 
1 


3 
1 


7 

3 
1 

1 


8 
1 
2 

1 

1 






- 


$•245 64 

420 71 

66 51 

168 83 

28 25 
127 10 

42 28 
71 23 

29 02 


Totals, . 


58 


17 


5 


14 


21 


1 


- 


- 


$2,592 26 



56 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE XVI. NORTH-WESTERN BHiTUlCT— Continued. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Whole Number in the North-Western Distriet. 



OFFEXCES. 



Against the person, 
feloniously, 

Against the person, 
not feloniously, 

Against property, 
with violence, . 

Against property, 
without violence, 

Other Offences, . 

Totals, . 



11 



16 7 

104 28 
141 1 4/ 



a- r: 





be 


T3 






■a 


O 


a 






(1, 


&, 










O 


^ 


'A 


w 



10 



10 



4 
21 



3 
29 



30 35 



2 

12 
15 



$489 24 

197 00 

30 32 

492 42 

2,583 70 
13,792 68 



1856.] 



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67 



TABLE XVII. 

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





a 
o 






? 






•6 


o a 




OFFENCES. 


3 

2 


o 

V 
S 


'3 
< 


o 


s 


3 
1 


< 


3 S 


COSTS. 


Against the person, ? 
feloniously, . \ 


192* 


71 


15 


13 


51 


33 


2 


2 


$8,768 50 


Against the person, ? 
not feloniously, \ 


623 


261 


48 


100 


126 


52 


2 


34 


13,795 42 


Against property, ? 
with violence, \ 


229 


139 


16 


6 


43 


22 


- 


3 


6,910 04 


Against property, ? 
without violence, \ 


771 


372 


67 


57 


129 


109 


2 


35 


20,143 79 


Other offences. 


3,336 


1,107 


257 


602 


683 


419 
635 


72 

78 


196 


58,848 04 


Totals, . 


5,151* 


1,950 


403 


778 1,032 


270 


$108,465 79 



♦Eight Capital Cases certified to the Supremo Judicial Court. 
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