Dartmouth Common

P. 270. Stat. 29th, Geo. 3d, Cap. 6, Sec. 1, 2, 3:

“Trustees named in the grant of the Common of Dartmouth, to call meetings of the persons interested in that Common; Trustees may sue, or be sued, as it respects the management and safe keeping of said Common; Proprietors, at their meetings, to vote money to pay the expense, and also the charge for managing any of the affairs of that Common, the same to be assessed, levied, and collected, as the public taxes are at Halifax, and to be paid to the Clerk, who is to be sworn, and is to be appointed at a meeting of the proprietors; the proprietors also, at their meetings, to make regulations for fencing and improving the Common; and to impose penalties, not to exceed fifteen shillings, for the breach thereof; orders not to be repugnant to the general laws of the Province; penalties to be recovered before two justices; Trustees not to alienate Common; money to be assessed on each Commoner in proportion to the number of cattle he pastures, but not to be assessed on a proprietor who makes no use of the Common.”

“The statutes at large passed in the several general assemblies held in His Majesty’s province of Nova-Scotia: from the first assembly which met at Halifax the second day of October, in the thirty-second year of His late Majesty Geo. II. A.D. 1758, to the forty-fourth year of His present Majesty Geo. III. A.D. 1804, inclusive; with a complete index and abridgement of the whole”, Uniacke, Richard John. 1805. https://www.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.9_01616/509?r=0&s=3

See also:

An act to enable the Inhabitants of the Town Plot of Dartmouth to use and occupy the Common Field…in such way as they may think most beneficial to them, 1789 c6