782 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS. [ART. 27
1888, art. 27, sec. 18. 1860, art. 30, sec. 12. 1723, ch. 16, sec. 1.
1819, ch. 49.
20. If any person, by writing or speaking, shall blaspheme
or curse God, or shall write or utter any profane words of and
concerning our Saviour Jesus Christ, or of and concerning the
Trinity, or any of the persons thereof, he shall on conviction
be fined not more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not
more than six months, or both fined and imprisoned as afore-
said, at the discretion of the court.
Ibid. sec. 19. 1860, art. 30, sec. 13. 1723, ch. 16, sec. 2.
21. Every person who shall profanely swear or curse in the
presence and hearing of any justice of the peace, sheriff, cor-
oner, county clerk or constable, or be convicted thereof before
any justice of the peace, by the oath of one lawful witness, or
confession of the party, shall for the first oath or curse be
fined twenty-five cents, and for every oath or curse after the
first fifty cents.
Ibid. sec. 20. 1860, art. 30, sec. 14. 1722, ch. 8, sec. 2.
22. No person under any pretense whatsoever shall cut down
or otherwise destroy any boundary or bounded trees, either of
his own lands or of the lands of any other person whatsoever,
even although such boundary or bounded trees should stand
within the person's own land so cutting down and destroying
the same, under the penalty of one hundred dollars for every
Ibid. sec. 21. 1860, art. 30, sec. 15. 1722, ch. 8, sec. 3.
23. If any person shall, without lawful authority, either at
random or for his own pleasure, bound any tree or trees in
the woods or upon his own lands, or shall bound any tree or
trees, or set up other boundaries for his own or others' land,
in lieu and place of any original boundary or bounded tree
that is any way decayed or destroyed, without first giving
notice to all persons concerned in such boundaries, of the time
and place proposed for setting up or making such new bounda-
ries, or upon the failure of the persons concerned in such
lands (upon notice, or when notice cannot be given,) being
present at the time and place appointed, shall not take with
him four substantial freeholders of his neighborhood at the least,
that may be present at the bounding such tree or trees, or