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Punishment shall extend to Confinement in New-Gate, exceptipg only in the Crime of Horse-stealing.

43. The said County Courts or Courts of Common Pleas fhall As courts of also have Jurisdiction of all Suits for Relief in Equity, wherein chancery.

the Matter or Thing in Demand does not exceed the Sum of Thres Hundred and Thirty-five Dollars (excepting Suits for Relief against any Judgment given or Cause depending at Law in the Superior Court :) and proceed therein to a final Sentence and Decree, and enforce the same according to the Rules of Equity.

44. And the said County Courts or Courts of Common Pleas

in each County, and the Grand Jurors there present, shall also have To tax the wounty.

Power and Authority, and they are hereby empowered to grant and levy a Tax annually as the neceflity of the Case may require, upon each Town in the faid County, according to the Lists of Estate for such Year, for paying those Debts of the County or necessary Charges thereof, which cannot be paid out of the Fines and Perquisites allotted for that end.

45. That the Times and Places for holding the faid County When & where Courts within the several and respective Counties shall be as folheld.

lows: that is to say, At Hartfords

46. For the County of Hartford, at Hartford, on the third Tuef3809783/day in March , and first Tuesday in November

, annually. New Haven. 47. For the County of New Haven, at New Haven, on the third

Tuesday in March, and fourth Tuesday in November, annually.

48. For the County of New-London, at New-London, on the feNew-London. cond Tuesday in Fune, and at Norwich, on the fourth Tuesday in

November, annually. Fairfield.

49. For the County of Fairfield, at Fairfield, on the third Tuesday in April, and at Danbury, on the third Tuesday in November,

annually. Windham.

50. For the County of Windham, at Windham, on the third Tuesday in August, and on the second Tuesday in December, an

nually. Litchfield.

51. For the County of Litchfield, at Litchfield, on the fourth Tuesday in March, and on the third Tuesday in September, an

nually. Middlesex.

52. For the County of Middlefex, at Middletown, on the second 4ho.

Tuesday in November, and at Haddam, on the first Tuesday in

April, annually. Tolland,

53. For the County of Tolland, at Tolland, on the second Tuesday in February and September, annually.

54. That the Judge of each respective County Court shall be, Judge may call a fpecial Court and he is hereby empowered to call a special County Court, upon

any extraordinary Occasion.

55. That the Judge and Justices of each respective County Power to ad. Court shall be, and they are hereby empowered to adjourn the said journ.

Court upon any necessary Occasion, as they shall lee Cause, to

some distant Time. New-London

56. And the Judges of the County Court in New-London Councounty. ty shall have Liberty to adjourn to, and hold their adjourned

Courts, either in the Town of New-London or Nerwich, as they

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shall judge convenient. And in the County of Fairfield, any
adjourned or special Court may be holden at such Time and Place Fairfield.
within the Towns of Fairfield or Danbury ; and in the County of
Middlefex, any adjourned or special County Court, may be holden Middlesex.
at such Time and Place within the Towns of Middletown or Had..
dam, as the respective Courts shall order and determine.
:57. And when and so often as it shall happen that by reason of Juftices may
the necessary Absence of, or just Exception against the Judge or be called on to
any of the Justices of the Quorum in any County, there shall not make a que-
be a fufficient Number of them to hold fuch Court, or try any
Cause, the Quorum shall be supplied by any of the Justices of the
Peace of that County to which the Court belongs.

58. And the said County Courts are hereby empowered to no. To appoint
minate, appoint, and swear their own Clerks, and a Treasurer, for clerk and

treasurer. their respective Counties,

59. Which Clerks, so appointed and sworn, shall be, and they respectively are hereby empowered to grant Attachments, Sum

Clerks to be monfes, and Replevins, according to Law : Also to grant Execu- sworn, their tions on Judgments rendered in laid Courts on which Executions

power. are to be issued ; and to act and do all other Matters and Things according to the orders and directions of said Courts, proper

for them in the Execution of said Office, and according to Law.

60. And be it further enaĉtd, That the Chief Judge or President for the Time being of the Superior Court, and the judge or Préf- Chief judge,

&c. every ident for the Time being of the County Courts, whenever an

court to have Equi-vote shall fall out in either of faid Courts, shall respectively

a casting voice. have a casting Voice. The like Power and Authority every President or Moderator, in any civil Court, Meeting, or Assembly in this State, shall exercise in such cases, except when the Law proa vides otherwise. 61. And be it further enafted, That there shall be a Court of Pro

Courts of probate held and kept in each of the several Districts hereafter

bate constitus
tioned, to be held by one Judge to be appointed and commissioned ted.
for that Purpose : each of which Judges shall have a Clerk, by him
to be appointed and sworn to the Office: which Courts of Pro-
bate shall have the Power and Cognizance of the Probate of Wills Their power
and Testaments, granting Administration, appointing and allow- and jurisdica

tion..
ing of Guardians, and of acting in all testamentary and Probate
Matters, and in every other Thing proper for a Court of Probate
to Act in according to Law.

62. That the Judges of Probate in this State, before they en-
ter on the Duties of their respective Offices, shall take the follow- Judges oath,
ing Oath, viz." You being appointed a Judge of Probate,
" within and for the District of for the Year ensuing ;
“ do swear that you will faithfully and truly execute the Office
6 of Judge of Probate, and impartially administer Justice there-
"in, according to your best skill and Judgment. So help you
6 God."

Which Oath may be administered by any Aslistant or Justice of the Peace in this State

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63. That the Districts of the several Courts of Probate shall be tricts.

as follows: that is to say ;

64. The Towns of Hartford, Windfor, Wethersfield, Suffield, and Hartford, that part of Berlin which was formerly in the Town of Wethers464 field, shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the Dif

trict of Hartford. New-Haven.

65. The Towns of New Haven, Milford, Derby, Woodbridge, East-Haven, North-Haven, and Hamden, shall be one District, and be called by the Narne of the District of New-Haven.

66. The Towns of New-London, Lyme, and Montville, shall be New-London. one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Newa

London. Fairfield.

67. The Towns of Farfeld, Norwalk, and Weston, shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Fairfield.

68. The Towns of Windham, Lebanon, Man's field and HanipWindham. ton, (except that part of the Town of Lebanon which is in the

Parish of Andover) shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Windham.

69. The Towns of Plainfield, Canterbury, Killingly, (except the Plainfield.

North Society) Voluntown, Sterling, and that part of Brooklyn which was taken from Canterbury, shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Plainfield.

70. The Towns of Guilford and Branford, (except the Society Guilford. of Northford,) shall be one District, and be called by the Name of

the Diftrict of Guilford.

71. The Towns of Weodbury, Southbury, Bethlem, and the SoWoodbury.

ciety of Judea in the Town of Washington, shall be one District, and be called by the Name of the District of Woodbury.

72. The Towns of Eall-Haddam, Colchester, and that part of East-Haddam

Chatham South of Salmon River, shall be one District, by the Name of the Diitri&t of Eaft-lladdan.

73. The Towns of Litchfield, Goshen, Torringlon, Cornwall, Hare Litchfield.

winton, Warren, and Washington, (except the Society of fudea,) shall be one Distriet, by the Name of the District of Litchfield.

74. The Towns of Stamford, and Greenwich, fhall be one DifStamford.

trict, by the Name of the District of Stamford.

75. The Towns of Danbury, Ridding, Newtown, Ridgefield, Danbury. New- Fairfield, and Brookfeld, (except the North Society in New

Fairfield,) shall be one District, by the Name of the District of

Danbury. Norwich. 76. The Towns of Norwich, Presion, Lisbon Franklin, and Boz

rah, shall be one Distriet. by the Name of the District of Norwich.

77. The Town's of Middletown, Haddam, Durham, Chatham, Middletown. (except that part South of Salmon River,) and that part of Berlin,

which was formerly in the Town of Middletown, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Middletown.

78. The Towns of Pomfret, Afhford, Woodstock, the North SoPomfret.

ciety in Killingly, Thompson, and that part of Brooklyn, not included in the Diftri&t of Plainfield, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Pomfreta

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79. The Towns of Sbaron, Salsbury, and Canaan, shall be one Sharon. District by the Name of the District of Sharon.

80. The Towns of Stafford, Tolland, Willington, Somers, Union, Stafford. and the East part of Ellington, extending as far West as the West Line of Tolland, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Stafford.

81. The Towns of Simsbury, Barkhempfted, Hartland, and Gran- Simsbury. . by, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Simsbury.

82. The Towns of Sionington, and Groton, shall be one District, Stonington. by the Name of the District of Stonington.

83. The Towns of Farmington, Southington, Nexu-Hartford,
Bristol, and that part of Berlin, which was formerly in the Town Farmington,
of Farmington, shall be one District, by the Name of the District
of Farmington.
84. The Towns of Wallingford, Cheshire, and the Society of

Wallingford.
Northford, in the Town of Branford, shall be one District by the
Name of the District of Wallingford.

85. The Towns of Saybrook, and Killingworth, shall be one Dif-Saybrnek. trict, by the Name of the Distriêt of Saybrook.

86. The Towns of Stratford, and Huntington, shall be one District, by the Name of the Distriet of Stratford.

Stratford. 87. The Towns of East-Windfor, Glaftenbury, Enfield, EastHartford, and Ellington, (except that part lying East of a Meridi- Eaft-Windsor an Line drawn from the North-west corner of Tolland:) shall be 484. one District, by the Name of the District of Eaft-Windfor.

88. The Towns of Waterbury, Watertown, and Plymouth, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Waterbury.

Waterbury. 89. The Towns of Norfolk, Colebrook, and Winchester, shall be one District by the Name of the Distriêt of Norfolk.

Norfolk. 90. The Towns of New-Milford, Kent, and the North Society in New- Fairfield, shall be one District, by the Name of the Distriết New-Milford. of New-Milford. 91. The Towns of Hebron, Coventry, Bolton, and that part of

Hebron. the Parish of Andover, which belongs to the Town of Lebanon, shall be one District, by the Name of the District of Hebron.

92. In each of which Districts shall be kept and held a Court of Probate as aforesaid.

93. That the Judges of the several Courts of Probate aforesaid, Court of proshall have Liberty and Power, and the same is liereby given them, bate may be to hold their said Courts in any of the Towns within the respective held ir, any

town in each Districts to which they are or shall be appointed.

94. And that so often as any difficult, or disputable Matter shall

happen, in any Cafe depending before any of the Judges of Judge may the Court of Probate, such judge shall have Liberty and Power call in justices

of quorum te - to call in to his Afli tance, any two or three of the Justices of the Quorum of that County in which such disputable Matter ariseth.

95. And be it further enacted, That if any Person be aggrieved with the Judgment, Sentence, Decree, Determination, Denial, or

Appeal allowOrder, of any of the Courts of Probate, he may appeal to the Superior Court in that County in which the Matters cf Dispute and

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Controversy shall happen to be or arise : Every Person fo Appealing, giving sufficient Security to prosecute such Appeal to effect, and answer all Damages in case he fail to make his Plca good.

96. Provided, That such aggrieved Person, if within this State, Provilo. or the States of New Hamphire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New

York, or New-Jersey, and of full Age, at the Time of such Court of 'Time of ap Probates declaring such Order, Sentence, or Decree, shall within peal limited eighteen Months after such Declaration, or within eighteen

Months after he or she come to the Age of twenty one Years, or come into this State, enter his or their Appeal from such Judgment, Sentence, Deterinination, Denial or Order.

97. And all Persons aggrieved as aforesaid, and being of full When to the Age, and present, or having legal Notice to be present, at the next superior

Court of Probate which shall give such Judgment, Sentence, Degourt only. termination, Denial, or Order, shall have Liberty to Appeal to,

the next Superior Court, and to no other after.

98. Be it further enacted, That the said Superior Court, and the Superior, coun

faid respective County Courts, and Courts of Probate, shall have ty, and pro- a proper Seal belonging to each of the respective Courts, to serve bate courts to and use for all Caules, Matters, Things, and Affairs, proper for have seals. the said Courts respectively. Each of which Courts are hereby

empowered to procure their respective Seals; and the same being so procured, fhall be lodged with the Clerks of the respective Courts, to be improved by their Direction.

An Act providing Compensation to the Judges of the

Superior Court for Sessions thereof, holden by Ad. journment.

[ENACTED IN MAY 1795.] fentatives, in General Court affembled, That for such Sessions

te of the faid Court, as shall necessarily be holden by Adjournment Compensation in the several Counties, the chief Judge thereof shall receive to the judges Three Dollars and Fifty Cents, and the rest of the Judges Three of the superior Dollars a Day, each, as a Compensation thercfor. And this Act

shall continue in force until the first Day of January One Thoue. fand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Seven.

court,

An Act concerning fudden or untimely Deaths.
PAR. 1.

B?

E it enacted by the Governor and Council, and House of

Representatives, in General Court assembled, That Whenany per. when, and so often as any Person shall come to any sudden, un

timely, or unnatural Death, or be found dead in this State, the dead, &c. Manner of whose Death is not known, the next Assistant or

Justice of the Peace, or in thcir Absence the Constable of the

fon is found

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