Disorderly Houses Act, 1751

Constable neglecting his duty forfeits £20.

7. Provided also, that in case such constable shall neglect or refuse, upon such notice, to go before any justice of the peace, or to enter into such recognizance, or shall be wilfully negligent in carrying on the said prosecution, he shall for every such offence forfeit the sum of twenty pounds to each of such inhabitants so giving notice as aforesaid.