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well as his clothes, shall be taken from him, an inventory of which shall be entered under the description of his person in his presence; after which he shall be conducted to the cell assigned him, informed of the rules of the prison, and set to labor as soon as conveniently may be. The effects and clothes of each convict shall be carefully kept by the warden and restored to him on his discharge, unless he shall desire to have the same sold by the warden ; if so, he shall receive the proceeds thereof on his discharge.

Sec. 33. The uniform of the prison shall be determined by the inspectors. A change of linen shall be furnished each prisoner at least once a week.

Sec. 34. No convict shall receive any thing but the prison allowance, unles by order of the physician. When a convict shall be discharged, he shall receive his effects and clothes taken from him at his commitment, or the proceeds thereof, and shall also be paid four dollars by the warden, to be charged to expenses, whereby he can support himself until he can obtain employment.

Sec. 35. All breaches of this act shall be punished by indictment.

An Act directing the Keepers of Jails in this Stute to receive

and safe keep all Prisoners committed under the authority of the United States.

Jailers and warden to receive prisoners committed under the authority of the United

States.

Whereas by an act of the Congress of the United States at the session begun and holden on the fourth day of March, A. D. one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, it was

Resolved, that it be recommended to the several legislatures of the several states, to pass laws making it expressly the duty of the keepers of their jails to receive and safe keep therein, all prisoners committed under the authority of the United States, until they shall be discharged by due course of the laws thereof, under the like penalties as in case of prisoners committed under the authority of such states respectively; the United States to pay for the use and keeping of such jails, at the rate of fifty cents per month for each prisoner that shall, under their authority, be committed thereto, during the time

such prisoner shall therein be committed ; and also to support such of said prisoners as shall be committed for offences:""

In accordance with the above recommendation,

It is enacted by the General Assembly, as follows:

The keepers of the respective jails in the counties of Newport, Providence, Washington, Bristol and Kent, and the warden of the state prison, are hereby ordered and directed and it shall be expressly their duty to receive and safe keep therein, all prisoners committed or who shall be committed under the authority of the United States, until they shall be discharged by due course of the laws thereof, under the like penalties as in case of prisoners committed under the authority of this state, and upon the terms in the said resolve of Congress expressed.

An Act to protect the Officers of Justice of adjoining States in

passing through this State in the execution of their duties.

Officers of justice of adjoining states protected while passing through this state in the

discharge of their duties-penalty for obstructing, the same as for obstructing an officer of this state.

It is enacted by the General Assembly, as follows:

Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, constables and other officers of the adjoining States, with their assistants, in the legal execution of any writ, warrant or other process issuing from and returnable to courts in their respective states, may and shall have full liberty, power and authority, to pass and repass, and also to convey such persons or things as they may legally have in their custody by virtue of any writ or warrant, in or by any of the roads or ways lying in or leading through any of the towns or lands of this state, in as full, free and ample manner as the officers of justice of this state do use and exercise in the discharge of their duty and office; and all persons that menace, threaten, obstruct, strike, insult or assault, or in any other manner abuse any such officer of the adjoining states, in such execution of his office, as he is passing through any

of the lands or roads of this state, shall be subject to the same pains and penalties as persons would by law be subject unto for insulting or otherwise abusing similar officers of justice of this state, in the due execution of their office.

An Act for the preservation of Stakes and Buoys within the

waters of this State, and for other purposes.

SECTION
1. No vessel or raft to be made fast to

any stake or buoy placed by the Uni-
ted States in Narragansett bay, north
of Kinnimicut point, or in Providence
or Warren river-penalty not more
than ten dollars, nor less than three

dollars. 2. No vessel or raft to be made fast to the

buoy south of Kinnimicut point, the stake on that point, the ftag staff on half-way rock, stakes at the mouth of Bristol harbor, or to any moorings

SECTION

of said buoys, under penalty of not more than twenty dollars, or less than

five dollars. 3. Captain and owner of any vessel in

juring the buoys at the north or south end of Goat Island, at the entrance of Bristol harbor, or other buoys south of Kinnimicut point, or stakes on that point, or the chains or anchors by which they are moored, liable to a penalty of not more than thirty-six dollars, or less than twelve dollars.

It is enacted by the General Assembly, as follows:

SECTION 1. Each and every owner and each and every person having the charge of any vessel, scow, boat or raft of any kind, which shall be hereafter made fast to any stake or buoy which hath been or shall be placed, at the expense of the United States, for the security and direction of vessels, either in Providence river or in any part of Narragansett bay, or the waters thereof north of Kinnimicut point, or in Warren river, and each and every person who shall in any way injure or destroy any of the said stakes and buoys placed as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding ten dollars, nor less than three dollars; to be recovered by an action of debt, two-thirds thereof to the use of the United States, in order to replace such stake or buoy, and the other third to the informer wlio shall prosecute for the same. For any of fence aforesaid committed in Providence river or in any part of Narragansett bay or the waters thereof north of Kinnimicut point, the action may be tried and determined before any justice of the peace in the county of Providence or Kent, and the part of the forfeiture belonging to the United States as aforesaid for such offence, shall be paid to the collector of the district of Providence; and for any offence aforesaid committed in Warren river, the action may be tried and determined before any justice of the peace in the county of Bristol, and the part of the forfeiture belonging to the United States as aforesaid for such offence shall be paid to the collector of the district of Bristol ; and all forfeitures that may accrue under this section shall be prosecuted for within the term of six months after they shall accrue.

Sec. 2. Every person who shall make fast any ship, vessel, scow, boat or raft of any kind to the buoy on the shoal south of Kinnimicut, or to the stakes on said point, or to the

flag staff on the half-way rock, or to any stake which has been or may be placed at the mouth of Bristol harbor, or to any of the moorings of said buoys, and the master or owner of such ship, vessel, scow, boat or raft, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding twenty dollars, nor less than five dollars; to be recovered by action of debt before any justice of the peace in the county of Kent, Bristol or Providence; one third thereof to and for the use of the person who shall sue and prosecute for the same, and the other two thirds to be paid to the collector of the customs within whose district the offence shall be committed, for the use of the United States.

Sec. 3. The captain, owner or owners of every ship or vessel that shall by running against either of the buoys at the north and south end of Goat Island, or at the entrance of Bristol harbor near Castle Island, or shall otherwise injure the beacon on said island, or any other buoy placed or hereafter to be placed, at the expense of the United States, in any of the waters of the Narragansett bay south of Kinnimicut point, or the stakes on said point, or in any way injure, destroy or remove the chains or anchors by which they are or shall be moored, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding thirty-six dollars, nor less than twelve dollars; to be recovered by an action of debt before any court proper to try the same in the county of Kent or Newport; to be distributed, paid and appropriated in the manner herein before pointed out.

An Act in relation to Lotteries and Lottery Tickets.

SECTION

SECTION 1. Lotteries prohibited.

5. Transfer and acceptance of tickets pro2. Selling and purchasing lottery tickets hibited. prohibited.

6. Penalties in this act how recovered. 3. Purchaser may recover back purchase 7. Act not to extend to lotteries now money.

granted, or to sales of tickets by licen4. Obligations given for tickets void.

ses now in force.

It is enacted by the General Assembly, as follows:

SECTION 1. No person shall directly or indirectly set up or put forth any lottery, by whatever name the same may

be called : if any person shall offend against the preceding provision, he shall forfeit and pay as a fine a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, nor less than fifty dollars.

SEC. 2. If any person shall sell or purchase any ticket in any lottery set up in this state, or in any other state in the United States, he shall forfeit and pay as a fine for offence the sum of twenty dollars.

every such

Sec. 3. The purchaser of any lottery ticket shall and may recover back the amount which he paid for the same, of the person from whom the same was purchased, in an action on the case for money had and received.

Sec. 4. All obligations and securities given for the purchase of any lottery ticket are, and are hereby declared to be null and void.

Sec. 5. Every person who shall sell or purchase, give away or accept, or in any way dispose of to or receive from another

any lottery ticket, shall forfeit and pay as a fine the sum of twenty dollars for every offence.

Sec. 6. Penalties incurred under this act shall be recovered by indictment.

Sec. 7. Nothing in this act shall be deemed or construed to refer to or include any transfer of any lottery ticket, or any obligation or security given for any lottery ticket, in any lottery now granted by the general assembly, or sold by virtue of any license, by any licensed vender of lottery tickets, during the continuance of any such license.

An Act to prevent Trespasses.

SECTION
1. Penalty for cutting trees, &c., without

leave-how recovered.

SECTION
2. Method of proceeding in convicting

offenders-parties may be sworn.

It is enacted by the General Assembly, as follows :

Section 1. If any person shall cut, destroy or carry away any tree, timber, wood or underwood whatever, lying or growing on the land of any other person, without leave of the owner thereof, he shall for every such trespass pay the party injured twice the value of any tree so cut, destroyed or carried away; and for the wood or underwood, treble the value thereof; which several penalties, forfeitures and damages, shall and may be recovered by action of trespass before any justice of the peace in the county, if the penalty or damage exceed not the sum of twenty dollars; but if it be above that value, then before the court of common pleas in the same county.

Sec. 2. In case any dispute shall arise upon any action brought as aforesaid, where the plaintiff shall charge the defendant in trespass with cutting, destroying, or carrying away any particular tree, parcels of timber, wood or underwood, off or from any such land as aforesaid, or of being aiding or assisting therein, then and in such case, if the plaintiff or his

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