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Cafes, Civil and Criminal.

and Excife, pay or allow them therefor on their Rates or Taxes, and Accounts in the Monies, Notes, and Certificates for which collecting Fees are made payable in the fame Monies, Notes, and Certificates, and in the Proportions in which they are paid into his Hands.

That on all Taxes which fhall become due and payable to the Treasurer of this State, from and after the Thirtieth Day of November, 1785, the Collectors Fees therefor fhall be Six-pence on every Pound he fhall collect and pay into the Treasury, to be discharged in the Manner provided by this Act, which shall be paid or allowed by the Treasurer of this State, befides the Poft-mileage, as heretofore allowed.

And the levying Fees of every Collector of Taxes, which shall become due and payable after the faid Thirtieth Day of November, 1785, fhall be One Shilling on every Tax not exceeding One Pound, and Six-pence on the Pound (befides the faid One Shilling which fhall be allowed upon every fuch Levy) on every Pound for which the Levy is made, which levying Fees may be discharged in the Manner before directed.

And be it further enacted, That fo far as the paffing this Act fhall alter the Fees of Collectors of State Taxes, on Taxes which fhall become due and payable after the faid Thirtieth Day of November, 1785, it shall operate as a Repeal of every Act of the General Affembly heretofore paffed for the Purpose of regulating Collectors Fees.

An Act in Addition to a Law of this State, entitled, "An Act for the Limitation of Profecutions in divers Cafes, Civil and Criminal.”

BE it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Representatives, in General Court affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That no Suit or Action, either in Law or Equity, fhall hereafter be brought or maintained against any Sheriff, Sheriff's Deputy, Conftable, or any other Perfon or Persons whatsoever, for any Neglect or Default of fuch Sheriff, Sheriff's Deputy, or Conftable in their Office and Duty, but within two Years next after the Right of Action fhall accrue; and that where the Right of Action hath already accrued, no Action fhall be brought or maintained as aforefaid, but within two Years from the rifing of this Affembly; any Law, Usage, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

Provided nevertheless, That Nothing in this Act fhall extend to, or affect any Feme Covert, or Minor under the Age of Twenty One Years, during the Time of their respective Disabilities; but that they may bring their Actions as aforefaid, at any Time within two Years next after the Removal of fuch Disabilities; any Thing in this Act notwithstanding.

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Naval-Offi

cer for the

Navigation. Ferries. Trefpaffes.

An Act in further Addition to an Act, entitled, "An "Act for regulating of Navigation.”

BE it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Representatives, in General

Court affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That there fhall be kept at the Port of Stonington, one Naval-Officer; 'who fhall be port of Ston- nominated and deputed in the fame Way and Manner, and be fubject to the fame Rules and Regulations that other Naval-Officers in this State by Law are.

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in this state.

An Act in Addition to a Law of this State, entitled, "An Act for regulating Ferries."

it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Reprefentatives, in General

the several Ferries within this State, fhall, by the First Day of Deferries to be cember next, and from that Time forward, keep up and maintain on each fet in writing Side the River where fuch Ferry is kept, a Poft, with the several Fares alat all ferry- lowed by Law for fuch Ferry, writ thereon in large Capitals, and place places with- fuch Poft fo near the Place where the Paffengers enter the Boat ufed for fuch Ferry, that the fame, with the Writing thereon, fhall be open and vifible to fuch Paffengers. And if any Owner or Owners of any Ferry, fhall at any Time after the faid First Day of December next, fail or neglect, for one Week, at any Time, to keep up or maintain a Post in Manner and Form-aforefaid, fhall forfeit and pay the Sum of Forty Shillings; the one Half thereof to the Perfon or Perfons who fhall fue for the fame; and the other Half thereof to the Treasurer of the County wherein fuch Ferry is.

Preamble.

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An Act in Addition to an Act, entitled, " An Act for detecting and punishing Trefpaffes in divers Cases, "and directing Proceedings therein."

WHEREAS great Damage, Lofs, and Expence has been occafioned to

the Owners of Mafts, Yards, and Spars floating down Connecticut River, by their being taken up, and towed into By-places.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Reprefentatives, in General Nomaft, &c. Court assembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That from and after the rifing of this Affembly, no Perfon or Perfons fhall ftop, take up, or inceeds 40 feet in length, a terrupt any Maft, Yard, or Spar, which exceeds forty Feet in Length, float in Con- floating down Connecticut-River, within this State, above Middletown, necticut-ri- unless authorized thereto by the Owner, except he or they carry the fame ver, to be ta- into the Cove at Wethersfield. And whoever fhall ftop, take up, or inken up above terrupt any Maft, Yard, or Spar, contrary to this Act, fhall be liable to double Damages that may accrue to the Owner of faid Maft, Yard, or Spar, to be by him recovered in any Court within this State proper to try the fame.

Middletown uniefs, &c.

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Highways. New-Haven City.

An Act directing Repairs of the Highways and Roads, used by the Stages carrying the public Mails.

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HEREAS the Congress of the United States, have directed that the
public Mails in future, be carried by the Stages; and it is necessary Preamble.
that the public Roads be repaired immediately, on the Rout ufed by
the Stages.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Reprefentatives, in General Court affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That the Select-men of the feveral Towns through which the Stages charged with the Mails pafs, do immediately mend and repair the Bridges and Roads ufed by the Stages, and keep the fame in good Repair: And upon Complaint made to the County Court of any Neglect in fuch County, fuch Court fhall order neceffary Repairs, and grant a Warrant against the Select-men of the Town where fuch Neglect is found, to collect the Sums expended in Repairs from the Select-men of the Town or Towns fo neglecting.

Bridges and roads ufed by that carry the stages

the mails, to be repaired,

&c.

An Act in Addition to, and Alteration of an Act, entitled, "An Act for providing, altering, regulating, " and mending Highways.".

WHEREAS it is found that the Penalties in Jaid Act annexed, for neglect

ing to work in the Highways, are found infufficient to enforce Obedience
to faid At: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Reprefentatives, in General Court affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That if any Person shall refuse or neglect to work in the Highways, according to the Requifitions of faid Act, he fhall forfeit for every Day's Neglect, viz. For a Perfon, the Sum of Three Shillings; and for a Man and Team, the Sum of Six Shillings; any Provision in said Act notwithstanding.

Preamble.

Penalty for neglecting to work in the highways.

An Act in Alteration of an Act, entitled, " An Act for incorporating a Part of the Town of New-Haven."

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The city of
New-Haven

authorized

BE it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Representatives, in General Court affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That the City of New-Haven be, and they are hereby authorized and impowered to erect a Work-Houfe within faid City, and to make fuch By-Laws as faid City fhall judge neceffary; relative to the Perfons who may be committed to fuch Work-Houfe; relative to the Manner of their being committed work-houfe; and confined therein; and relative to the well-ordering and governing &c. faid Work-House, and keeping the Perfons confined therein to Labour.

Provided nevertheless, That fuch By-Laws fhall be under the fame Regulations, and liable to be repealed in the fame Way and Manner as the By-Laws which faid City are already authorized to make and pass.

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be erected in each located fociety in this ftate.

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Sign-Post.

An Act in Addition to an Act, entitled, "An Act for erecting and continuing a Sign-Poft in each Town "in this State."

A fign poft to BE it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Reprefentatives, in General Court affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That there fhall in future be erected in each located Society in this State, by the Committee of fuch Societies refpectively, and in fuch Situation as fuch Committee shall judge most convenient, a Sign-Poft, at the Coft of fuch Society, under the fame Penalties as is by Law provided against Select-men for their Neglect to fet up and maintain Sign-Pofts in their feveral Towns, to be recovered of fuch Society Committee, in the fame Way and Manner as is by Law provided against Select-men.

Advertise

ments of land

And be it further enacted, That Advertisements of Lands or Goods taken by Execution or Diftrefs, for Rates and Taxes in fuch Societies refpectively, fhall be posted on the Sign-Poft of the Society where fuch Lands or taken by exGoods are taken, and fold thereat. And the faid Sign-Posts fhall otherecution, &c. wife be improved for fimilar Purposes and Ufes as Sign-Pofts in the feveral Towns in this State have heretofore been improved according to Law.

to be pofted

on fociety fign-pofts.

Conftables

authority in focieties

made out of two or more

towns.

This act to be in force

Be it further enacted, That in fuch Societies as are made out of two or more Towns, the Conftables of fuch Towns fhall have the fame Power and Authority in the Matters aforefaid, where the faid Sign-Pofts fhall be without the Limits of the Town to which they belong, as other Constables by Law have within their refpective Districts; any Law, Ufage, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

This Act to take Effect and be in Force from and after the first Day of after ift Jan. January next.

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Comptroller.

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UTENSIS

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ACTS AND LAWS,

Made and paffed by the General Court or Affembly. of the State of Connecticut, holden at Hartford,

(in faid State) on the fecond Thursday of May, Anno Domini, 1786.

An Act for the better methodizing and regulating the public Accounts, and for effecting a speedy Settlement of all outstanding Debts due to this State.

BE

E it enacted by the Governor, Council and Reprefentatives in General Court affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That there shall be annually appointed by the General Affembly a Comptroller of all public Accounts of this State; and the faid Comptroller is hereby authorised to appoint from Time to Time as he fhall find neceffary, one Clerk · or more to affift him in his faid Office and Duty. And in order that the faid Comptroller may be enabled to execute the Duties of his Office, he fhall have free Accefs to the public Offices of the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Pay-Table, or any other public Offices or Records, with full Power to examine all Books, Accounts, Documents or other Papers whatsoever, that refpect, or have any Relation to his faid Office and Truft, and may call for any Acts, and Refolutions, and alfo for fuch general or particular Abftracts or Statements of any and all public Accounts as he fhall judge neceffary, in order to investigate their real fituation. And it fhall be the Duty of the faid Comptroller from Time to Time diligently to examine, and state the amount of all the public Debts, and Credits of this State with the United States, or with any public Of ficer, or other Individual or Community whatever.

And in order to effect and bring about a speedy Settlement with fuch as are indebted to this State,

Comptroller authorized

to appoint a Clerk.

May have accefs to the or Records. public Offices

To ftate the public debts and credits of this state with

the U.States.

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