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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 7: Warrants, mittimuses and processes; contents; filing

Section 7. All warrants, mittimuses, processes and other official papers by which a prisoner is committed or released, or attested copies thereof, shall contain a detailed statement of the fees of the officer for making the commitment, shall be regularly filed in chronological order, and safely kept with the calendar in a suitable box for that purpose. Upon the expiration of the sheriff's commission, his death, resignation or removal from office, it shall be delivered to his successor; and in default thereof the sheriff or his executor or administrator shall forfeit two hundred dollars.