Any citizen of good moral character over 21 years of age shall be admitted to practice law as an attorney. (Repealed)

Chapter 177

Sec 2. Any citizen of the age of twenty-one years, of good moral character, on application to the superior court, shall be admitted to practise as an attorney.

Any common piper or fiddler, juggler or magician may be sentenced to jail (Repealed)

Chapter 116 § 2

Sec 2. All rogues, vagabonds, lewd, idle or disorderly persons; any person going about begging; any person using any subtle craft, juggling, or unlawful game or play; any person pretending to have knowledge in physiognomy or palmistry; any person pretending for money to tell destinies or fortunes, or discover by any […]

It was illegal to bathe within sight of your own house in the daytime (Repealed)

Chapter 113 § 6

Sec 6. No person shall within the view of any dwelling house or of any public road, street or wharf, in the day time, bathe or swim without necessity, or expose his person indecently in dressing or undressing for the purpose of swimming or bathing, or otherwise, without necessity.

It was illegal to play ball in a public place (Repealed)

Chapter 113 § 1

Section 1. No person shall make any brawls or tumults, or in any street, lane or alley, or other public place, be guilty of any rude, indecent or disorderly conduct, or shall insult or wantonly impede any person passing therein; or shall throw any stones, bricks, snow balls or dirt, or […]

No bounty shall be paid on the head of a wolf unless it has its ears when delivered to the selectmen (Repealed)

Chapter 133 § 1

If any person shall kill any wolf or wolf’s whelp within this State, and shall produce the head thereof to the selectmen of the town within which it was killed; or if there be no selectmen in such town, then to the selectmen of the nearest town having such officers; and […]

It is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria.

It is illegal to clean up the national forest without a permit

If a person is caught raking the beaches, picking up litter, hauling away trash, building a bench for the park, or many other kind things without a permit, he/she may be fined $150 for ”maintaining the national forest without a permit”.

In cemeteries it is illegal to: get drunk, picnic, enter at night, and enter by one’s self if that person is younger than 10.

No person shall:

(4) Use the cemeteries as picnic grounds, or consume alcoholic beverages in a cemetery, or bring the same upon the premises.

(9) No child under the age of ten (10) years shall be allowed in any cemetery unless accompanied by an adult.

(11) Be within the cemetery at any time other than […]

It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach at night





Collecting Seaweed

Section 207:48

In Night. If any person shall carry away or collect for the purpose of carrying away any seaweed or rockweed from the seashore below high-water mark, between daylight in the evening and daylight in the morning, he […]

On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.

You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.

You may not run machinery on Sundays.

You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.

Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.

It is considered an offense to check into a hotel under an assumed name.





Defrauding an Innkeeper

Section 353:10

Evidence. In prosecutions brought under this subdivision, it shall be prima facie evidence of intent to defraud or of intent to avoid paying an owner of an inn or hotel if service was obtained from, in, or through an […]