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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 13: Failure of sheriff to pay fines or forfeitures of escaped prisoner; remedy

Section 13. If a sheriff neglects to make such payment for thirty days, the state treasurer shall recover of him in contract the amount of such fines, forfeitures and forfeited recognizances, with interest at the rate of twelve per cent from the time he is held to have received the same and costs.