||72 Sec. 3. All fence, four and a half feet high, in good repair, consisting of rails, poles, boards, stone, or other suitable materials, and all fence, of any description whatever, and all brooks, rivers, sloughs, ponds hedges, or other obstructions, which shall be in the judgment of two or more fence-viewers equal thereto, shall be deemed a lawful fence. Sec. 4. Any person owning fence, or different individuals owning portions of fence inclosing fields owned as tenants in common for farming or other purposes, who shall refuse or neglect to keep in lawful repair such fence or portions of fence, shall pay all damages sustained by any other person in said field, in consequence of such neglect. Sec. 5. Any person or persons, who shall throw down fence, or open bars or gates into any inclosure other than their own, or into any field owned by joint occupancy, and leave the same open, thereby exposing the crops or property of others, shall be deemed guilty^ of a trespass, and on conviction thereof, shall pay a fine of not less than five dollars, and all damages thereby sustained. Sec. 6. Any person, who shall cut down, injure, or carry away any timber, wood, tree, grass, grain, roots, plants, or fruit, placed or growing for use, ornament or shade on land not his own in which he has no interest, or shall dig stone, mineral, coal, ore, or clay thereon, or drive a team over the same, without the consent of the owner thereof, shall, on conviction thereof, pay four times the value of the injury done to the owner of the land. Sec. 7. Each precinct in this State shall, at the time of election, elect two or more fence-viewers, whose term of office shall be the same as a justice of the peace, whose duty it shall be to examine and decide upon the legality of all fence in their respective precincts, when called upon, and see that the above law is faithfully executed. Sec. 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and after the first day of May next. - JEDEDIAHM. GRANT, Speaker of the House of Representatives.