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House. Comm. on the Judiciary. Report on prosecution of illegal sale of ardent spirits, 1841
House No. 49 The Committee on the Judiciary was to consider a suggestion of the Attorney General that prosecutions of illegal sales of liquor be
made in the name of the Commonwealth based on a complaint by a town which would pay court costs. On February 20, 1841, the Committee reported. It did
not think having the complaint on illegal liquor sales made by towns was a good idea. It was a good idea for a town to make complaints of public
drunkenness, but not to have to pay court costs. Justices of the Peace and Police Court judges should be able to use conditional fines and sentences in
cases of extreme poverty of the miscreant. An Act concerning criminal prosecutions, 1841. No complaint of drunkenness could be heard unless it was
made by a selectman or an overseer of the poor, but this did not apply to Boston. Justices of the Peace or Police Court judges were allowed to levy
conditional sentences. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The Committee on the Judiciary, who were directed by an order of the House of Feb. 9, to consider the expediency of providing by law, that all prosecutions for the illegal sale of ardent spirits, or for undue indulgences in the use of them ... .
OCLC Number:   1408786271
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