Act of Mar. 7, 1848, P.L. 110, No. 98               Cl. 11
                                  AN ACT

     For the better regulation of the fire department in the city and
        incorporated districts of the county of Philadelphia.

        Section 5.  Injury or destruction of property or apparatus of
     fire companies
        Any person or persons who shall wilfully and maliciously
     deface, injure or destroy any estate or apparatus of any fire
     company in the said city or districts, shall be deemed guilty of
     felony, and being thereof convicted, shall be sentenced to
     undergo an imprisonment at hard labor for a term not less than
     six months, or more than one year, and shall give security for
     future good behavior in such term and for such time, according
     to the nature and the enormity of the offence, as the court
     before whom such conviction shall take place may fix; and any
     person or persons who shall otherwise offend against the
     provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
     and being thereof convicted, shall be fined in a sum not
     exceeding one hundred dollars, for the use of the County of
     Philadelphia, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both,
     at the discretion of the court, and may be held to bail for
     future good behavior.  1848, March 7, P.L. 110, Sec. 5.