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An act establishing and regulating fees.

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79, '80 '82 SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and '95; '98 99, by the authority thereof it is enacted, That the fees of the 1804, ?12,

'13, '16 '21 several officers, for the services hereinafter mentioned, 22. bę as follows, to wit:

The justices of the supreme judicial court shall be allowed, Supre For every writ granted out of term,

0 25 judicial For every bill of cost allowed,

wohl med Common The justices of the courts of common pleas shall be allowed,

pleas. For the entry of every action or petition,

100 For every special court called, if an answer be filed, and the justices meet,

3 0 But if no answer be filed,

i ở For every warrant granted out of term,

0 25 For every bill of cost allowed,

0 10 The secretary shall be allowed,

Secretary. For every bond,

: 0 15 For every petition to the general assembly, 0 12 For all copies, for every lawful page,

0 10 For making a certificate, and affixing the seal of the State to any writing, wherein the State is not concerned,

0 75 For searching the records by the hour,

0 10 For allowing each bill of cost upon petitions to the general assembly,

0 10 The attorney-general shall be allowed,

AttorneyFor every bill of indictment drawn and found by

general. the grand jury,

. 1 50 For discharge of every person on bond to the peace, 0 35 For every cause argued to the court or jury, upon işsye joined in law or fact, on behalf of the State, in criminal cases,

. 3 0 For every day's attendance on the general assembly and courts, to be proved by a certificate from the secretary and the respective clerks of the several courts, and paid out of the general treasury, 10

The clerk of the house of representatives shall be allowed, Clerk of For attending the general assembly by the day, 30

o the house

of repreFor the entry of every petition,

0 12 sentatives. For taxing a bill of cost upon petition to the general assembly,

0 10 And in all other cases, the same fees as the clerks of the supreme judicial court.

Clerks of judicial

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The clerks of the supreme judicial court shall be allowed,
For the entry of every writ, action or petition, 025
For filing every reason of appeal, petition, motion,
plea or answer, .

0 4 For every interlocutory judgment,

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For all copies for every lawful page,
For every action called,
For drawing and recording final judgment upon

nihil dicit,
Where the general issue is pleaded,

0 40
And in all cases where there are further pleadings,
For swearing every witness,
For a writ of execution and indorsements,
For every other writ,
For entering a rule of court,

0 15
For copying writ and rule to referees,
For every bond or recognizance taken in court,
For filing all other bonds or recognizances,
For every bill of indictment found,
For reading the same,
For entering plea on the same,
For drawing and reading sentence,
For drawing and recording final judgment upon in-

dictment,
For every person summoned,
For every paper in a case, -
For every discontinuance or default,
For discharge of every bond or recognizance,
For every petition read in court,
For recording judgment thereon,

0 25 For every citation or notification,

0 25 For searching the records by the hour,

0 10 For attending the court by the day,

0 50 For acknowledging satisfaction of judgment upon record,

08 For recording return of partition,

1 0 For taxing and examining the bill of cost in every case,

The clerks of the court of common pleas shall be allowed, For every original writ and seal,

06 For the entry of every action or petition, 0 13 For drawing and recording final judgment upon

nihil dicit,
Where the general issue is pleaded,

0 20 And in all cases where there are further pleadings, 0 40

Clerks common pleas.

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For all copies for every lawful page,

0 10 For every noli prosequi, discontinuance, non-suit, retraxit, nihil dicit, or default,

05 For a writ of execution and the indorsements, 0 25 For all other writs, other than summons for vouchers, 0 20 For every writ of summons to warrant,

050 For filing every declaration, plea, reason of appeal, motion or answer,

0 4 For every action called,

0 4 For entering a rule of court,

0 12 For every interlocutory judgment,

06 For copying rule and writ to referees,

0 40 For every bond in the clerk's office,

0.8 And where the attorney becomes bound, the same.

fee. For every person summoned,

0 3 For every paper in a case,

0 2 For searching the records by the hour,

0 10
For taxing and examining the bill of cost in every
case,

08
For swearing every witness,
For entering appearance,
For attending the court, by the day,

0 25 For recording every deputation or revocation thereof by the sheriff,

0 12 For acknowledging satisfaction of judgment upon record,

08 For recording return of partition,

10 The clerks of the general sessions of the peace shall be allowed, Clerks of For the entry of every indictment,

0 12 general For drawing and recording final judgment thereon, 0 50 For filing recognizance,

0 4 For drawing and filing recognizance,

0 16 For the discharge of every recognizance,

0 5 For a warrant for the peace, or good behavior, 012 In all other respects the same as the clerks of the

courts of common pleas, excepting that they shall not be allowed compensation by the day.

Justices of the peace and wardens shall be allowed, Justices of For every writ upon note or book account,

0 12 the peace. For every other original writ, .

0 25 For the entry of every action,

06 For every summons for witnesses,

04 For annexing an account,

03 For administering an oath or affirmation.. 0 3

sessions.

For everstices of the pepensation by i

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Courts of probate.

For judgment,
For recording the same, or recognizance,
For a bond to the peace, or good behavior,
For an appeal bond,

0 10 For a writ of execution and indorsement,

0 16 For a bond or recognizance other than to the peace

or good behavior,
For all copies, for every lawful page,
For taking the acknowledgment of any instrument

of one or more persons at the same time,
For every paper in a case,
For a complaint and warrant,
For drawing and taxing a bill of cost,
For a warrant of distress for collecting fines for
breaches of the militia law,

0 25 For entering a rule of court,

0 25 The courts of probate shall be allowed, For the probate of every will granting letters testamentary thereon and allowing the bond of the executor,

10 For the filing of every will proved out of the State, 1 0 For granting letters of administration on every intestate estate and allowing the bond of the administrator,

1 0 For every warrant of appraisement and swearing the appraisers,

° 0 25 For receiving and allowing an inventory and swearing the executor, administrator or guardian, exhibiting the same, when the amount thereof shall be less than one hundred dollars,

0 25 Ifamounting to one hundred dollars and not exceeding five hundred dollars,

0:50 If over five hundred dollars and not exceeding one thousand dollars,

i o If over one thousand dollars, one tenth of one per cent. not exceeding in any case,

500 For receiving and allowing an account of an executor, administrator or guardian, and swearing the person or persons: exhibiting the same, 0 25 For granting letters of guardianship over minors, idiots, or persons non compos mentis, comprehending one or more,

0 50 For granting a warrant for dividing real estate or assigning dower, and swearing persons appointed thereon,

0 25

five huned dollared dollars

clerks.

010

For receiving and allowing a division of real estate or assignment of dower,

0 50 To each decree of said court, other than aforesaid, 0 25 To the persons appointed to appraise and divide estate or assign dower of persons deceased, each by the day,

1 0 The town-clerks, clerks of the town-councils, and clerks of pro- Town.

bate shall be allowed For entering a caveat against the probate of a will, or granting letters of administration,

0 6 For citation to the parties concerned,

0 16 For taking bond and granting letters of administration or testamentary,

0 50 For registering and copying for every lawful page,

to be paid in advance if requested,
For receiving and filing a certificate of attachment
of real estate,

010
For every summons or citation other than the above, 0 6
For a bond and letter of license for keeping tavern, 0 33
For drawing the probate of a will or allowance of
an inventory or an account,

0 10 For recording every certificate of marriage and certifying the same,

0 12 For recording every birth or death,

0.6 For searching the records by the hour,

0 10 For a certificate acknowledging the inhabitancy of any person,

0 10 The public notaries shall be allowed,

Public noFor drawing a protest and registering the same (ex

taries. cept for some bank within this State)

1 50 For swearing witnesses relative to the same, each, 0 5 For recording all instruments for every lawful page, 0 10 For taking the acknowledgement of any instrument and affixing his seal,

025 For noting a protest for any bank as aforesaid, 0 25 For extending and registering the same at the request of the holder,

050 The sheriffs shall be allowed

Sheriffs For serving a writ, if not more than a mile from the place of appearance,

0 20 If more than a mile,

0 16 For his travel in serving any writ, summons, warrant, execution or process, per mile,

( 4 To be computed from the place of service to the place where the same is returnable; and if more

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