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Senate. Comm. on the Judiciary. Act to establish a Police Court in Charlestown, 1841
Senate No. 30 On February 15, 1841, the Committee on the Judiciary responded to the petition of Chester Adams with a bill: An Act to establish a
Police Court in the town of Charlestown, 1841. A Police Court was established in Charlestown, whose Justice had the same powers as a Justice of the
Peace, and was appointed by the Governor. The Court would have original jurisdiction when the plaintiff lived in Charlestown. The Court could issue
warrants and appeal from its decisions was allowed. The Court had to keep records of proceedings and financial matters. Criminal Court was to be held
at least twice a week and Civil Court held twice a month. Two special justices would be available as substitutes. Effective date: March 31, 1841.
(Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was committed the petition of Chester Adams and others, praying for the establishment of a police court in Charlestown, respectfully report the accompanying bill.
OCLC Number:   1407072123
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