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STATE OF MAINE.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, July 13, 1846. Ordered, That 350 copies of the foregoing bill, reported by Mr. Getchell of North Anson, from the Committee on the Judiciary, be printed for the use of the Legislature.

SAMUEL BELCHER, Clerk.

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE.

No. 27.

HOUSE.

STATE OF MAINE.

IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND

FORTY-SIX.

AN ACT to restrict the sale of intoxicating drinks.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows:

SECTION 1. No person shall be allowed at any time, 2 to sell by himself or his clerk, servant or agent, di3 rectly or indirectly, any wine, brandy, rum or other 4 spirituous liquors, or any liquors a part of which is 5 spirituous, except as hereafter provided.

Sec. 2. The provisions of this act shall not extend 2 to wine or spirituous liquors, which shall have been 3 imported into the United States from any foreign port 4 or place, when sold in quantities of twenty-eight gal5 lons and over, and delivered and carried away at one 6 time.

Sec. 3. The selectmen, clerk and treasurer of ev

W T. Johnson, Printer to the State.

2 ery town, shall annually meet on the first Monday of 3 May, or on the succeeding day, or both, and at such 4 place in said town as they may appoint, by posting up 5 notices in two or more public places therein, at least 6 seven days previously, stating the purposes of the 7 meeting, and at such meeting, shall license under 8 their hands, and under such rules and regulations as 9 they may deem necessary, one person of good moral 10 character, if any such shall appear and request it, for 11 every town having less than one thousand inhabitants, 12 two for every town having over one thousand and 13 less than three thousand, and three for every town 14 having more than three thousand inhabitants, to be 15 sellers of wine, brandy, rum or other strong liquors, 16 in said town, to be used for medical and mechanical 17 purposes, and no other; provided however that no 18 such license shall be granted, until the person to be 19 licensed shall have executed and delivered to said 20 treasurer a bond with two good and sufficient sureties, 21 in the sum of six hundred dollars, in substance as 22 follows: 23 Know all men, that we — as principal, and — as 24 sureties, are holden and stand firmly bound to the in25 habitants of the town of - in the sum of six hundred 26 dollars, to be paid them, to which payment well and

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