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Form of Conviction under the Law for suppressing Immorality.
County,) to wit.
day of in the year of our Lord one thousand A B was convicted before me C D, mayor, (recorder, or one of the aldermen of the said city, or one of the justices of the peace of the said county) of crying, or shewing forth or exposing to sale, one. (or two or more, specifying the number, quantity and kind of goods) on a Sunday, in the said city, (or the town of the said county) or of travelling, (or doing servile work or labor, or of shooting, fishing, sporting, playing, horse-racing, hunting, or frequenting tippling houses, or using some unlawful exercise or pastime) on Sunday, or of swearing one (or two or more) profane oath or oaths, or of uttering one or more) profane curse (or curses) in the said city, (or at the town of in the said county, as the case may require) or of obstructing, day of
the free passage of the highway, in the city (or town of -) within the distance of one mile from a place of public worship, or of wilfully disturbing, on the day of --- an assembly of people met for religious worship, in the city or town of by making a noise, or by rude and indecent behavior, or by profane discourse, or by exhibiting shows or plays, or by promoting or aiding horseracing or gaming, (as the case may be) or by exposing to sale ardent or distilled liquors, or of having, on the
kept or opened a huckster's shop upon the highway, within the distance of one mile from the place where such religious society were assembled for public worship (as the case may require.") Given, &c.
Form of the Information. County of SS. BE it remembered, that on the day of J S of
- in the said county, gentleman, informs and makes oath, before me, J P Esquire, one of the Justices of the peace, in and for the said county, that on the
day of last past, [being the Lord's day, cormonly called Sunday, if it be for breach of Sabbath] at the town of in the said county, he, the said J S saw 0 0 of
-expose to sale one (or two, or more, specifying the number, quality and kind of goods ;] or travelling, or, doing servile work; or, hunting; or, heard him swear one (or more] profane oath ; or, utter
one (or more) profané curse, in these words, to wit: [hste set forth the words of the oath]or, saw him drunk, [as the case may be.]
Summons thereon. County of ss. To any Constable of &c.
WHEREAS information upon oath has this day been made before me, J P, esq. one of the Justices of the peace in and for the said county, by J S of - that on the day of [being the Lord's day, commonly called Sunday, if it be for breach of Sabbath] he saw [or heard] 0 0 of expose to sale one, &c. [or, swear one profanc oath, &c. here set forth the offence as it is in the information ;] These are therefore to command you to cause the said 0 O forthwith to appear before me, to answer the premises, and to be further dealt with according to law. Given under my hand and seal at the
Warrant for Penalty, County of
WHEREAS O 0, of - in the said county, is duly convicted before me, J P, Esq. one of the justices of the peace in and for the said county, of travelling on a Sunday, contrary to the statute in that case made and provided, whereby he has forfeited, to the use of the poor of the said town, the sum of seventy-five cents. These are therefore to command you forthwith to levy the said seventy-five cents. And also which I have settled and ascertained as, and for the charges of the proceedings against him, touching his said offence, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the said 0 0, and to pay the said forfeiture to the overseers of the poor of the said town, for the use of the poor thereof. And you-are to certify to me, with the return of this precept, what you shall have done in the execution thereof. Given under my
hand .and seal, at in the said county, the day of
Appointment of a town officer by three Justices. County of
WE, JP, EP, and S P, Esquires, three of the justices of the peace in and for the said county, residing in [or, near, or, the said E J and FJ, residing in) the town* of in the said county, [and the said S J residing near the said tonn, as the case may be] do hereby nominate and appoint A S, being a freeholder and inhabitantt of the said town of
- to be su: pervisor (or, as the case may be] for the same town, according to the direction of the statute in that case made and provided. Given under our hands and seals the
* If the appointment is in a city, say,residing in the city of, &c.
+ If a constable for the city of Albany, say, being an inhabitant of said city. But neither the word freehollers or inhabitants is mentioned in the statute as qualifications of any of the town officers of the city of Hudson.
Oath to be taken by commissioners before the granting of any
licence. I, one of the commissioners of excise for the town of
-in the county of - do solemnly swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will not on any account or pretence whatsoever, grant any licence to any person within the said town of - for the purpose of keeping an inn or tavern, except where it shall appear to me to be absolutely necessary for the benefit of travellers ; and that I will in all things, while acting as a commissioner of excise, domy duty according to the best of my judgment and ability, without fear, favor, or partiality, agreeable to law.
Indorsed on the back thus : I, one of the justices of the peace for the county of
within mentioned, do certify that, on this
A B, &c. within named, took and subscribed before me the within written oath.
day of Form of a permit for an Inn. To all persons to whom these presents shall come or ngay concern.
It appearing to us whose names and seals are hereunto af fixed, commissioners of excise for the town of in the county of
that A B of the said town is a person of good character, and that an inn or tavern at the house in which the said AB now resides in the said town is necessary for the aecommodation of travellers, and the said A B having applied to us for a licence to retail strong liquors, at such place, we do, therefore, in pursuance of the authority given to us by the Act for laying a duty on strong liquors, and for regulating inns and taverns, license the said A B to keep an inn or tavern and to retail strong or spirituous liquors under five gallons, as an inn keeper, at his dwelling house aforesaid, and not elsewhere in the said town of - until the first Tuesday of May next and no longer. Given under oar hands and seals this
Recognizance by the Innkeeper. County of
BE it remembered, that on the day of in the year of
L L of in the county aforesaid, innkeeper, personally came before me, J P Esq. justice of the peace for the said county (or if in a city, mayor, or in his sickness or absence, recorder of the said city) and ack nowledged himself to owe to the people of the state of New-York the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars, to be made and levied of his goods and chatteis, lands and tenements, to the use of the said people, if default shall be made in the condition underwritten.
Whereas the above bounden, L L is licensed to keep an inn or tayern from the present
until the first Tuesday of May next, in the house where he now dwells at aforesaid. Now the condition of this recognizance is such, that if the said L L shall not, during the time he shall keep an inn or tavern, keep a disorderly inn or tavern, or suffer or permit any cock-fighting, gaming, or playing with cards or dice, or keep any billiard table, or other gaming table, or shuffle board, within the inn or tavern by him to be kept, or within any outhouse, yard or garden belonging there
unto; then this recognizance shall be void, or otherwise remain in full force and effect. Taken and acknowledged the day and year above written,
Conviction against an Innkeeper.
day of in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred andA B of the city of New-York, (or of Bedford in the county of Westchester, or other city or town, or county, as the case may require) merchant or farmer, or other addition, as the case may require) (and adding) being an inn-holder ortavern keeper, (if the case be so) is this day convicted before C D mayor (or recorder, or one of the aldermen, as the case may require) of the said city, (or one of the justices of the peace of the said county, as the case may require,) of having on the day of- last, (or instant) at in the said city, (or county) sold by retail one quart (or other quantity) of rum, (or cther spirituous liquors, without having such permit, drank in his or her) house or out house, yard or garden; without having entered into such recognizance as is mentioned in the act, entitled “ an act to lay a duty on strong liquors, and for regulating inns and taverns," or, of not having in his or her) house, two spare beds for guests, with good and sufficient sheeting and covering for such beds respectively, for the accommodation of travellers; (or) of not having good and sufficient stabling and provender, of hay and grain, if in winter, and if in summer, of hay or pasturage for four horses, or other cattle, more than his or their own stock, for the accommodation of travellers, according to the form of the act, entitled, an act to lay a duty on strong liquors, and for regulating inns and taverns,” (or) of having day of
last, (or instant) at in the said city (or county) sold one gill (or other quantity) of rum (or other strong liquor) to an apprentice (or servant, cr slave) of - knowing or having reason to suspect or believe him or her to be such, without the consent of his or her master, (or mistress) against the form of the act, entitled
an act to lay a duty on strong liquors, and for regulating inns and taverns;" (or) of having for the space of one month (or two or more months) neglected to put up and keep