Section 12 of Chapter 219 from New Hampshire Revised Statutes of 1843 covers cruelty to animals. Specifically, the statutes states what qualifies as cruelty to animals and the punishment for it.
New Hampshire Revised Statutes
OFFENCES AGAINST CHASTITY, DECENCY AND MORALITY
SECTION 12. If any person shall willfully and maliciously kill, maim, beat or wound any horse, cattle, sheep or swine, he shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety days, or by both of such punishments.