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6 aforesaid, which shall be attached to the license 7 granted.

Sec. 9. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 2 prevent any citizen of this State from selling any fish, 3 fruit or provisions or from vending any farming uten4 sils or other articles manufactured in this State5 playing cards and jewelry excepted.

Sec. 10. The act entitled an act relating to hawk2 ers and pedlars, approved March twenty-third, in the 3 year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and À forty-three—and all other acts and parts of acts, in5 corsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby 6 repealed.

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Sec. 6. Any person who shall travel for the pur2 poses aforesaid, shall exhibit his license at any and all 3 times, when required to do so by any justice of the 4 peace, or any constable of any city, town or planta5 tion, and a refusal to exhibit such license when re6 quired as aforesaid, shall be deemed as evidence of 7 not having such license; and if prosecuted after such 8 refusal to show his license, the production of his 9 license at the time of trial shall not avail him in the 10 defense of such prosecution, and the person so refus11 ing, shall be dealt with as is provided in the fifth sec12 tion of this act.

Sec. 7. The carriages, goods, wares and merchan2 dise of any such person as is described in the third 3 section of this act, who refuses to exhibit his license 4 as provided in this act, may be seized by warrant 5 from any justice of the peace, and detained until such 6 justice shall decide whether such person is liable to

fine imposed by this act, and until such fine, if 8 any, shall be paid.

Sec. 8. Every person who shall apply to the county 2 commissioners for the purpose of obtaining a license 3, as aforesaid, shall present to said commissioners a 4 certificate of his good moral character, signed by the 5 selectmen of the town where he has his residence, as

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6 aforesaid, which shall be attached to the license 7 granted.

Sec. 9. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 2 prevent any citizen of this State from selling any fish, 3 fruit or provisions or from vending any farming uten4 sils or other articles manufactured in this State5 playing cards and jewelry excepted.

Sec. 10. The act entitled an act relating to hawk2 ers and pedlars, approved March twenty-third, in the 3 year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 4 forty-three—and all other acts and parts of acts, in5 consistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby 6 repealed.

STATE OF MAINE.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, July 1, 1816. Ordered, That 350 copies of the foregoing bill, reported by Mr. Gould of Wilton, from the Joint Select Committee, to which was referred sundry petitions praying for the suppression of hawking and peddling, be printed for the use of the Legislature.

SAMUEL BELCHER, Clerk.

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