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Pound. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any sheep or

O horse shall have continued in the pound forty-eight hours, tifications. the pound-keeper shall set up a notification in three pub

lic places, in each of the towns of Providence, North

Providence and Johnston, describing the marks of any To be sold sheep or horse so impounded; and if no owner shall ap&c.

pear within twenty days after the date of such notification, and pay the fine, together with the charges, then the town-treasurer shall cause such sheep or horse to be sold at public auction, and out of the money arising from the sale, shall pay the costs and charges; and the residue

thereof shall be put into the treasury of the town, for the Proviso.

use thereof: Provided nevertheless, and it is the true intent and meaning of this act, That it shall not extend unto any sheep or horse belonging to any person living without the bounds of said towns, that may stray away from the owner or keeper by mere accident and casualty, without

any default or neglect of such owner or keeper. Goats at Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no person dwelllarge in ing in the town of Providence shall permit any goat or Provi. dence, for- kid to run at large in any of the streets, highways or comfeited.

mons in the said town, upon the pain and penalty of forfeiting every such goat or kid so running at large; and it shall and may be lawful for any person, being a freeman of said town, upon finding any goat or kid going at large within the bounds of the said town, to slay, seize and take up every such goat or kid, belonging to any inhabitant of the said town, so going at large, and to convert it to his own use, without being answerable or accountable in any sort or manner whatsoever for the same.

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1759'98. An act to prevent Horses from going at large in the town of

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Horses go- SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by ing at the authority thereof it is enacted, That if any horse shall large in Newport at any time be found going at large within the limits of may be the town of Newport, it shall be lawful for any inhabitant impound

of said town to take up and impound such horse ; and the owner shall not receive such horse again until he pay a fine of forty cents, into the town-treasury, with the cost of impounding and keeping such horse; one half of which fine shall be for the use of said town, and the other half to him who shall impound tiie same; and the pound

keeper shall not release any horse so impounded, without a certificate from the town-treasurer that such fine is paid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any horse Pound. so taken up shall have continued in the pound forty-eight see

" duty, &c. hours, the pound-keeper shall set up a notification in three public places in each of the towns of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth, describing the marks of such horse, and if no owner shall appear within twenty days from the date of said notification, and pay the fine and all costs and charges, then the town-treasurer shall cause such horse to be sold at public auction, and out of the money raised by the sale shall pay the cost of impounding, keeping, and all other incidental charges, and the residue (if any there be) shall be put into the town-treasury: Pro- Proviso. vided nevertheless, and it is the true intent and meaning hereof, That this act shall not extend unto any horse belonging to any person living without the bounds of the town of Newport, that may stray away from the keeper or owner by mere accident and casualty, without any default or neglect of such owner or keeper.

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An act to prevent Horses and Cows from going at large in 1818.

those parts of the towns of Warwick and Cranston composing the village of Pawtuxet.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and Horses not by the authority thereof it is enacted, That if any horse be to go found going at large in the village called Pawtuxet, or Pawtuxet. within one mile of the bridge in said village, it shall be lawful for any of the inhabitants of said village, or of the towns of Warwick and Cranston, to take up and impound To be imthe same; and the owner of such horse shall not have it po again, until he shall have paid as a fine into the treasury of the town where such horse shall be so impounded, forty cents for every horse so taken up and impounded, together with all costs and charges of impounding and keeping such horse ; and the pound-keeper shall not discharge any such horse from the pound, until he shall have produced to him a certificate under the hand of the towntreasurer of such town, that the fine is paid agreeably to this act. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any horse Pound

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thkeeper's shall have continued in pound forty-eight hours, the des pound-keeper shall set up a notification in three public

places, in each of the towns of Warwick and Cranston, de scribing the marks of any borse so impounded; and if no owner shall appear within twenty days after date of such notification, and pay the fine, together with the charges, then the town-treasurer shall cause such horse to be sold at public auction, and out of the money arising from the sale, shall pay the costs and charges; and the residue thereof shall be lodged in the treasury of the town, for the use thereof, unless the owner or owners of such borse shall, within one year thereafter, demand the same, who

shall in such case be entitled thereto. Cows pot Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the provisions

e in of this act shall extend to any cow that shall be found the night. going at large within the limits aforesaid, from two hours

after the setting of the sun until its rising in the morning : Proviso. Provided nevertheless, That it is the true intent and mean

ing of this act, that it shall not extend to any horse or cow belonging to any person living without the bounds or limits beforementioned, that may stray away from the owner or keeper by mere accident or casualty, and without any default or neglect of such owner or keeper.

1814. An act to prevent Horses from going at large in the town of

Warren. Horses Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by going at large in the authority thereof it is enacted, That if any horse shal Warren to be found going at large within the town of Warren, it be impounded. shall be lawful for any inhabitant of said town to take up

and impound such horse; and the owner shall not receive such horse again until he pay a fine of forty cents into the town-treasury, with the cost of impounding and keeping such horse; one half of which fine shall be for the use of said town, and the other half to him who shall impound the same; and the pound-keeper shall not release any horse so impounded, without a certificate from

the treasurer that such fine is paid. Pound. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any horse keeper's duis, &c. so taken up shall have continued in the pound forty-eight

hours, the pound-keeper shall set up a notification in three public places, in each of the towns of Warren, Barrington and Bristol, describing the marks of such horse; and if no owner shall appear within twenty days of the date of said notification, and pay the fine and all costs and

charges, then the town-treasurer shall cause such horse to be sold at public auction, and out of the money raised by the sale, shall pay the costs of impounding, keeping and all other incidental charges, and the residue (if any there be) shall be put into the town-treasury: Provided neverthe- Proviso. less, and it is the true intent and meaning hereof, That this act shall not extend unto any horse belonging to any person living without the bounds of the town of Warren, that may stray away from the owner or keeper by mere accident and casualty, without any default or neglect of such owner or keeper.

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An act to prevent Horses from going at large in the village 1815.

called Chepatchet, in Glocester. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the Horses not authority thereof it is enacted, That if any horse be found to go at going at large within the limits of one half mile from the Chepatchbridge in said village, it shall be lawful for any inhabitant et. of the town of Glocester to take up and impound said horse ; and the owner shall not receive such horse again until he pay a fine of forty cents into the town-treasury of said town of Glocester, with the cost of impounding and keeping such horse ; one half of which fine shall be for the use of said town, and the other half for him who shall impound the same; and the poundkeeper shall not release any horse so impounded, without a certificate from the town-treasurer that such fine is paid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when any horse Pound. so taken up shall have continued in the pound forty-ke

? set up eight hours, the poundkeeper shall set up a notification, in notificathree public places, in each of the towns of Glocester, tion. Burrillville and Scituate, describing the marks of such horse; and if no owner shall appear within twenty days of the date of said notification, and pay the fine and all costs and charges; then the town-treasurer of said Glocester shall cause such horse to be sold at public auction, and out of the money received by the sale, shall pay the costs of impounding, keeping, and all incidental charges; and the residue (if any there be) shall be put into the town-treasury of said Glocester: Provided nevertheless, Provise. and it is the true intent and meaning hereof, That this act shall not extend unto any horse belonging to any person living without the limits aforesaid, that may stray away

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from the owner or keeper by mere accident or casualty. without any default or neglect of such owner or keeper.

1748, 51, '56 '6871, 1000,15, An act to prevent Hogs from going at large in the places 16'17 '20,

therein mentioned. 21 . Hogs not SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the to go at Targe in authority thereof it is enacted, That no person shall permit

any hog or hogs to go at large in the streets, highways or Providence, &c. commons, within the town of North-Providence, or in that

part of the town of Cranston called Pawtuxet; or within one mile of Pawtuxet falls, in the town of Warwick or Cranston; or in the town of Bristol, within one mile of the court-house in said town; or in the town of East-Greenwich, within half a mile of the court-house in said town; or within the compact part of the town of Warren ; or in the village of Apponaug, in Warwick, within one mile of the bridge called Apponaug bridge; or that part of NorthKingstown called Wickford, within half a mile, in every direction that a street or highway now runs, or may hereafter run, from the bridge across the salt-water cove, in said village of Wickford; or in the village of Chepatchet in Glocester, within half a mile from Chepatchet bridge; or in the village of Little-Rest in South-Kingstown, within one mile from the court-house in said village ; or in the village of Woonsoket in Smithfield, within one mile from the present bank-house of the Smithfield Union Bank; or in the village of Natick in the town of Warwick, within half a mile from the Providence and Pawcatuck turnpike bridge, north of the Pawtuxet river; or within the town of Cumberland; or in that part of

Warwick called Centreville, within one mile of the bridge: May be, and that every hog which shall be found at large in the seized, &c.

streets, highways or commons, within the limits aforesaid, shall be liable to be seized by any freeholder inhabiting within said limits, who, upon seizing the same, shall set up a notification in the office of the town-clerk, and in one or more public houses within the limits within which such hog or hogs shall be so seized; and unless the owner of said hog or hogs shall, within forty-eight hours next after the notification shall be so posted up as aforesaid, pay to the treasurer of the town where the same shall be seized, as a fine, to and for the use of said town, one dol

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