“Sect. 73. The mayor and aldermen of any city, or the selectmen of any town, upon complaint made to them under oath, that the complainant has reason to believe that any booth, shed, or other temporary erection, situated within one mile of any muster field, is used and occupied for the sale of spirituous or fermented liquors, or for the purpose of gaming for money, or other property, may, if they consider the complaint well founded, order the owner or occupant thereof to vacate and close the same immediately ; and if the owner or occupant shall refuse or neglect so to do, the said mayor and aldermen or selectmen may forthwith abate such booth, shed or other temporary erection, as a nuisance, and pull down or otherwise destroy the same in any manner they may choose, or through the agency of any force, civil or military, which they may see fit to employ.”
Acts and Resolves Passed by the Thirty-Fifth Legislature of the State of Maine, A. D. 1856 (Augusta, ME: 1856), 97. Ch. 265 An Act to Organize and Discipline the Militia, §73 Temporary Buildings within One Mile of Muster Field, Used for Sale of Intoxicating Liquors, May Be Removed. Approved 9 April, 1856.