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not reside in this District at the time he became insane, may be admitted into the said hospital upon the application of the corporate authorities of Washington City or Georgetown, or of the levy court of the county of Washington, and at the expense of either of said corporations, or levy court, during the continuance of such insane person in said hospital, provided such application be accompanied by the certificate of two respectable physicians, taken in the manner and to the effect mentioned in section eleven of this chapter. The superintendent shall take charge of such insane person until the said corporations or levy court, as the case may be, shall cause him to be returned to his friends or to the authorities of the place from which he came.
SEC. 14. If any person charged with or convicted of crime be found, in the court before which he is so charged or convicted, to be an insane person, such court shall certify the same to the Secretary of the Interior, who may order such person to be confined in said hospital. If he be not indigent, he and his estate shall be charged with the expense of his support in said hospital.
SEC. 15. The Secretary of the Interior may order any person to be admitted into the said hospital, who, in the opinion of the appropriate. physician, becomes insane during the continuance of his confinement in the jail or penitentiary of this District. If in the opinion of the superintendent of the hospital, however, such insane person is so depraved or furious as to render his custody in said hospital insecure or his example pernicious, such order shall not be given, or, if given, may be countermanded. Before any such order is given, the superintendent shall have due notice.
SEC. 16. When any person confined in said hospital charged with a crime and subject to be tried therefor, or convicted of a crime, and subject to be punished therefor, shall be restored to sanity, the superintendent of said hospital shall give notice thereof to the judge of the criminal court, and deliver him in obedience to the proper precept; and when any other person confined in said hospital as an insane person shall be restored to sanity, the said superintendent shall discharge him, and give him a certificate of such discharge.
SEC. 17. Independent or pay patients may be received into said hospital on the certificate of two respectable physicians of this District, stating they have properly examined the patient and beleve
him to be insane at the time of giving said certificate, and a fit subject for treatment in said hospital, accompanied by a written request for the admission from one or more of the nearest relatives of such patient or his legal guardian or friend. Any application for such admission must be made within five days from the date of such certificate. Such patient may remain in said hospital until restored to sanity, provided his friends comply with the regulations of said hospital in relation to the payment of board and all other respects.
SEC. 27. If any person will give bond, with sufficient security to be approved by the circuit and criminal court, or by any judge thereof in vacation, payable to the United States, with condition to restrain and take care of any insane person not charged with or convicted of crime, whether in the said hospital or not, until such insane person is restored to sanity or delivered over to the superintendent of said hospital, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, such court or judge may, in its discretion, deliver such insane person to the party giving such bond. If such insane person be an inmate of the hospital, the superintendent shall be notified before any bond be taken.
SEC. 19. If any insane person confined in said hospital shall escape, the superintendent or any justice of the peace may issue his warrant to the marshal or other officer to arrest and carry him back to said hospital.
SEC. 20. All appropriations of money by Congress for the support of said hospital shall be drawn from the United States treasury upon the requisition of the Secretary of the Interior, and shall be disbursed and accounted for in all respects according to the laws regulating ordinary disbursements of public money. All moneys received by the superintendent for the board of pay patients, or from the sale of the surplus products of the farm, shall be accounted for in like
OF THE MAINTENANCE OF BASTARD CHILDREN.
1. Proceedings when any person is charged as being the father of a bastard child. 2. What proceedings may be had on the recognizance.
3. Party allowed to appeal.
4. Proceedings on the appeal.
5. What is meant by the word "county" in this chapter.
SECTION 1. If any woman shall be delivered of a bastard child, and shall, upon examination before any justice of the peace, charge any person upon oath with being the father of such child, such justice shall, by warrant, cause the person so charged to be brought before him, and if, upon hearing, he shall be satisfied that such person is the father of such child, he shall require him to enter into a recognizance to the United States, with good and sufficient security, in a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, with condition to indemnify and save harmless any city, county, or person from all cost and charge for the maintenance of such child until it shall arrive at the age of seven years, and may order the person so charged to be committed to jail until such recognizance be given.
SEC. 2. Such recognizance shall be immediately returned to the clerk of the criminal court, and filed in his office. Execution, from time to time, may be issued thereupon by the said criminal court, upon motion and ten days' notice, for so much as may be due to any city, county, or person, for the maintenance of such child, until the amount of the penalty be exhausted. The person entering into any such recognizance, and his sureties, shall not be responsible for any sum greater than fifty dollars per annum for the maintenance of any such child.
SEC. 3. If any person charged as aforesaid with being the father of a bastard child, should think himself aggrieved by the judgment of the justice, he may appeal to the criminal court, upon his entering into bond, with sufficient security, for his appearance at the next term of said criminal court, and for the payment of the costs of such appeal in the event of the same being decided against him.
SEC. 4. Upon the trial of any such appeal, the issue to the jury shall be, whether the party so appealing is guilty or not guilty; and if the jury shall find him guilty, the recognizance returned by the justice, and filed in the office of the clerk of the criminal court, under the provisions of the second section of this chapter, shall be in full force, and execution may issue thereon, as is provided in said section; but if, on such trial, the party so appealing shall be found not guilty, the said criminal court shall discharge him and his sureties from such recognizance. The mother of the bastard child shall be a competent witness in any such trial.
SEC. 5. The word "county" in this chapter shall be construed to mean that part of Washington county which lies outside the corporate limits of Washington City and Georgetown.
OF THE OBSERVANCE OF SUNDAY.
1. Penalty for laboring on Sunday.
2. Certain cases excepted.
3. Penalty for suffering servants, &c., to profane Sunday.
4. Penalty for selling intoxicating liquors, &c., on Sunday.
5. Civil process not to be served on Sunday. 6. Within what time prosecutions to be begun for offences under this chapter.
SECTION 1. If any person on the sabbath day, usually called Sunday, be found laboring at any trade or calling, or shall employ his children, apprentices, servants, or slaves, in labor or other business, ` except in household or other work of necessity or charity, he shall forfeit and pay five dollars for every such offence.
SEC. 2. No forfeiture shall be incurred, under the preceding section, for the transportation on Sunday of the mails, or of passengers and their baggage. And the said forfeiture shall not be incurred by any person who conscientiously believes that the seventh day of the week ought to be observed as a sabbath, and actually refrains from all secular business and labor on that day; provided, he does not compel his children, apprentices, servants, or slaves, not of his belief, to do secular work or business on Sunday, and does not on that day disturb any other person.
SEC. 3. If any person shall suffer or permit his children, apprentices, servants, or slaves, to profane Sunday by gunning, fishing fowling, hunting, or by any unlawful recreations, he shall forfeit and pay five dollars for every such offence.
SEC. 4. If any person shall sell any intoxicating liquors on Sunday, (except in cases of necessity,) or shall suffer any drunkenness, gaming, or unlawful sports in his house, or about his premises, on said day, he shall forfeit and pay twenty dollars for every such offence.
SEC. 5. No civil process shall be served on Sunday, except in such cases as shall be specially provided for by law. If any civil process, not so specially allowed, be served on said day, it shall be void.
SEC. 6. All prosecutions for the penalties incurred under any of the sections of this chapter, shall be begun within one month after the offence shall have been committed.
3. Defendant compelled to answer on oath.
1. Gaming contracts void.
2. Money lost by gaming may be recovered
SECTION 1. Every contract, conveyance, or assurance, of which the consideration, or any part thereof, is money, property, or other thing won, or bet at any game, sport, pastime, or wager, or money lent or advanced at the time of any gaming, betting, or wagering, to be used in being so bet or wagered, (when the person lending or advancing it knows that it is to be so used,) shall be void.
SEC. 2. If any person shall lose to another, within twenty-four hours, twenty dollars or more, or property of that value, and shall pay or deliver the same, such loser may recover it back from the winner by an action, to be brought within three months after such payment or delivery. It may be so recovered from the winner, notwithstanding the payment or delivery was to the endorsee or assignee of such winner.
SEC. 3. Every person liable by virtue of this chapter for the money or property so won as aforesaid, shall be compelled to answer on oath touching the money or property so won as aforesaid; but the testimony which may be given by such person shall in no other case or proceeding be used against him.
OF THE LAW OF THE ROAD.
2. Certain penalties provided.
1. Travellers to take the right-hand side of
SECTION 1. Whenever any persons shall meet each other on any bridge, street, or road, travelling with carriages, wagons, carts, or other vehicles, each person shall seasonably drive his carriage or other vehicle to the right of the travelled part of such bridge, street, or road, so that the respective carriages or other vehicles may pass each. other without interference.