1847 Conn. Acts 11, An Act Relating To Cemeteries, chap. 9.
That every person, who shall willfully and maliciously destroy, mutilate, deface or injure, or remove any tomb, monument or gravestone or other structure placed within any cemetery, grave yard or place of public burial . . . or shall discharge any gun or other fire-arm within said cemetery, shall upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in a common gaol not exceeding six months, or by such fine and imprisonment both at the discretion of the Court having cognizance of the offence . . . .