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To make byhaws for preserving health.
Notice to proprietors.
Designation of line,
Damage, by whom to be paid.
By whom to be estimated.
Proviso, as to persons aggrieved.
sect. 12. Full power and authority shall be, and hereby is granted to the court of common council of said city, to make by-laws for preserving the health of the inhabitants of said city: Provided nevertheless, that such bylaws be approved and published, and be liable to be repealed, in the same manner as the by-laws which said court of common council are already authorized to make.
sect. 13. And this act shall be, to all intents and purposes, a public act.
An Act in addition to an act regulating the streets and buildings in the city of Hartford, and for preserving the health of the inhabit
--- E it enacted by the Senate and House of RepSECT. 1. resentatives, in General Assembly convened, That when the court of common council of the city of Hartford, shall, in pursuance of the fifth section of the aforesaid act, designate a line or lines, on the lands of proprietors adjoining any street, highway or alley, public or private, said court of common council shall cause reasonable notice to be given to the proprietor or proprietors of the land, where said line or lines are proposed to be designated, to be present, at the time such designation shall be made ; and in making such designation, due regard shall be had to the general line of such street, highway or alley. And the court of common council shall cause a survey, in writing, to be made, containing a particular description of such line or lines, with the quantity of land on which the proprietor or proprietors are prohibited to build, which, being accepted by said court of common council, shall be recorded in the records of said city. And the damage done to such proprietor or proprietors, by such designation, shall be paid in whole, or in part, by the city, or in whole or in part, by the person or persons, who may apply for the same, as the court of common council shall direct; which damages shall be estimated by three judicious, disinterested freeholders of said city, or town of Hartford, who shall be appointed and sworn, by the mayor or senior alderman, and a certificate thereof made, and recorded in the records of the city. And it shall be the duty of said freeholders, to make a return of their doings, to the clerk of said city, who shall record the same. Provided nevertheless, that if any person shall be aggrieved by the esti
mate of damages, as aforesaid, such aggrieved person
TITLE 16. Communities.
An Act enabling Communities to enforce and defend their rights.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convend, That towns, and all lawful societies, communities, or corporations, shall have powerto commence and prosecute any suits or actions, to maintain and recover their rights, before any court proper to try the same ; and may appear and prosecute, by their agents or attornies, duly appointed, and may, in like manner, defend, in all suits brought against them; and when sued, the service of the writ, by leaving a true and attested copy of it, by some proper officer, with their clerk, or either of the select-men, or of the committee, or the secretary or cashier, twelve days before the sitting of the court to which it is returnable, shall be sufficient notice for them to appear and answer. And where any community, or corporation, incorporated by authority of this state, transact their business in the same, and have no secretary, clerk, cashier, or other officer, residing therein,
Re-estimate of damages.
Within what times, damages shall be paid.
Communities, how to sue and be sued.
May appoint agents.
Towns to appoint constables.
to put forth hue-and-cries ;
to apprehend offenders ;
then a true and attested copy of the writ, left with the agent of such corporation, residing in this state, or if there be none, then at the house or place where such corporation transact their business, and exercise their corporate powers, shall be sufficient service of such writ. sect. 2. All towns, and lawful societies, communities, and corporations, shall have power, in their lawful meetings, to appoint agents to appear in their behalf, and to employ attornies, if necessary, to prosecute or defend, in the suits in which they are parties.
TITLE 17. Constables.
An Act relating to Constables.
T. I B. it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
SECT, I - resentatives, in General Assembly convened, That every town shall, at their annual meeting, appoint one constable, to levy and collect the state taxes, and such other number of constables as they may judge expedient, not exceeding seven, who shall take the oath prescribed by the constitution, for executive officers, on, or before the first Monday of January, in each year, and shall hold their offices until the next annual meeting of the town, or until others are chosen, and sworn in their room.
sect. 2. Constables shall have the same power within their own towns, to serve and execute all lawful writs, precepts, and warrants, directed to them, by lawful authority, as sheriffs have by law, within their counties, and shall be liable, in the same manner, for any neglect, default, or misconduct in their office.
sect. 3. Constables shall duly receive all hue-andcries, and the same diligently pursue to full effect; and where they are granted, or sent out, after capital or criminal offenders, such pursuit shall be at the expense of the state ; but such as are taken out, by private persons, in their own cases, at the expense of those who take them out.
SECT. 4. Constables shall have power to put forth pursuits, or hue-and-cries, after murderers, peace-breakers, thieves, robbers, burglarians, and all capital or criminal offenders, when no justice of the peace is near at hand; and also, without warrant, to apprehend such as are guilty of profane swearing, drunkenness, or sabbathbreaking, and them carry before the next justice of the peace, to be dealt with according to law: Provided, they
be taken and apprehended in the act, or on present infor-
TITLE 18. Convicts.
B'. it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That no person convicted of any crime in a foreign country, and sentenced therefor to be transported abroad, shall be imported into this state; and that any person, or persons, who shall import or bring into this state, any such convict, or be aiding and assisting therein, knowing such person, so imported, to be a convict, and sentenced as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay to the treasurer of the state, the sum of three hundred and thirty four dollars, for every such convict so imported as aforesaid : and whenever any person sall be prosecuted for a breach of this act, he shall be deemed guilty of the same, upon proof that he has imported foreigners into this state, or has been aiding or assisting therein, unless he can show, to the satisfaction of the triers, that such foreigners were not convicts, and that he had lawful right to import the same. And it shall be the duty of attornies for the state, and grand jurors, to make information and presentment of all breaches of this act.
TITLE 19. Counterfeiting.
An Act to prevent the passing of counterfeit Bills or Coins.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That when any false, forged, altered or counterfeit bill, made in imitation of, and purporting to be, a bill of public
may command assistance.
Penalty for neglect of duty.
Convicts may not be brought into the state.
Mode of proof.
Treasurer of the state and cashiers of
banks, authorzed to sieze and deface counterfeit bills and notes.
Justices of the peace authorized to seize and deface them.
Any person possessing counterfeit bill or note
credit, issued by the authority of the United States, or
shall deliver it justice of the peace is of opinion, that such bill or note
to a justice of the peace.
Power of justices of the peace to examine. bind over, or commit.
is counterfeit, he shall enter on the back of it the name