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An Act establishing the duties to be paid by certain officers therein named.
SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, That That every Sheriff, every Clerk of any Court of record, every County Attorney, Judge of Probate, every Register of Probate, every Justice of the Peace, every Coroner, every Notary Public, and every Inspector General, duly commissioned under the Government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, whether sworn to act as such or not, shall on or before the first day of February next take and subscribe the oaths required of like officers by the Constitution and Laws of this State, and each such Sheriff of the counties of York, Cumberland, Lincoln or Kennebec shall pay fifty dollars, and of any other County twenty-five dollars, each such Clerk of the county of York, Cumberland, Lincoln, or Kennebec, shall pay forty dollars, and of any other county twenty-five dollars, each county Attorney shall pay five dollars, each such Judge of Probate shall pay seven dollars, each such Register of Probate shall pay ten dollars, each such Justice of the Peace shall pay five dollars, each such Coroner shall pay three dollars, and each such Inspector General shall pay twenty dollars to the Treasurer of his county; and if such Sheriff, Clerk, County Attorney, Judge of Probate, Register of Probate, Justice of the Peace, Coroner, or Inspector General shall fail either to take such oath, or to pay the money hereby required, on or before, the first day of February next, he shall be thereafterwards disqualified to act under the same commission except to complete any business previously commenced under the authority of such commission.
SECT. 2. BE it further enacted, That every Sheriff, every Clerk of such Court, every County Attorney, every Judge of Probate, every Register of Probate, every Justice of the Peace, Every Coroner, and every Inspector General commissioned by the government of this State, shall within sixty days, from and after his being qualified to act under such commission, pay into the Treasury of his county the sum respectively as is herein before required of like officers, and if any officer mentioned in this act shall fail to pay the sums herein required, he shall for each and every official act by him performed, forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars to be recovered by indictment to the use of the county where he resides, or by action of debt in any Court proper to try the same, to the use of the person who shall sue therefor.
SECT. 3. BE it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of County Treasurer, at all times when he shall make out his account current with the State for settlement to credit all sums he shall have received by virtue of this act, and the names of the men from whom he shall have received such money, subsequent to his closing his next preceding' account.
[This Act passed June 28, 1820.]
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Act; Maine Law; 1820; Legislature; Statehood; Maine State Legislature
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