History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​December 16​> the Mayor in executing the laws and ordinances of the City Corporation, and the laws of the and at the disposal of the Governor for the public defence, and the execution of the laws of the or of the , and shall be entitled to their proportion of the public arms; and Provided, also, that said Legion shall be exempt from all other military duty. Sec 26. The Inhabitants of “the City of ” are hereby exempted from working on any road beyond the limits of the , and for the purpose of keeping the Streets, lanes avenues and alleys in repair, to require of the male inhabitants of said , over the age of twenty one, and under fifty years, to labor on said Streets, lanes, avenues, and alleys, not exceeding three days in each year; any person failing to perform such labor when duly notified by the Supervisor, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one dollar per day for each day so neglected or refused. Sec 27. The City Council shall have power to provide for the punishment of offenders by imprisonment in the or Jail in all cases when such offenders shall fail or refuse to pay the fines and forfeitures, which may be recovered against them. [HC 4:244] Sec. 28. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and shall take effect on the first Monday of February next.
Wm. L. D. Ewing, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
S. H. Anderson, Speaker of the Senate.
Approved Decr. 16. 1840.
State of )
Office of Secretary of State)
I, , Secretary of State do hereby Certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled law now on file in my office. Witness my hand and seal of State, at , this 18th. day of December 1840
L.S. . Secretary of State.
The following are the Legislative powers, alluded to in the 13th. section of the foregoing act as pertaining to the City Council of the City of , and which, consequently, become a part of the Charter of the City of , to wit;
Of the Legislative powers of the City Council.
Sec.1. The City Council shall have power and authority to levy and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within the , not exceeding one half per cent, per annum, upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner prescribed by ordinance not repugnant to the Constitution of the and of this . Sec 2. The City Council shall have power to require of all officers appointed in pursuance of this Charter, bonds with penalty and security for the faithful performance of their respective duties as may be deemed expedient, and also to require all officers appointed as aforesaid to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices upon entering upon the discharge of the same. Sec.3. To establish support and regulate common schools, to borrow money on the credit of the : Provided, that no sum or sums of money shall be borrowed at a greater interest than six percent, per annum, nor shall the interest on the aggregate of all the sums borrowed and outstanding ever exceed one half of the revenue arising for taxes assessed on real property within the Corporation. [HC 4:245] Sec 4 To make regulations to prevent the introduction of [p. 1128]
December 16 the Mayor in executing the laws and ordinances of the City Corporation, and the laws of the and at the disposal of the Governor for the public defence, and the execution of the laws of the or of the , and shall be entitled to their proportion of the public arms; and Provided, also, that said Legion shall be exempt from all other military duty. Sec 26. The Inhabitants of “the City of ” are hereby exempted from working on any road beyond the limits of the , and for the purpose of keeping the Streets, lanes avenues and alleys in repair, to require of the male inhabitants of said , over the age of twenty one, and under fifty years, to labor on said Streets, lanes, avenues, and alleys, not exceeding three days in each year; any person failing to perform such labor when duly notified by the Supervisor, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one dollar per day for each day so neglected or refused. Sec 27. The City Council shall have power to provide for the punishment of offenders by imprisonment in the or Jail in all cases when such offenders shall fail or refuse to pay the fines and forfeitures, which may be recovered against them. [HC 4:244] Sec. 28. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and shall take effect on the first Monday of February next.
Wm. L. D. Ewing, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
S. H. Anderson, Speaker of the Senate.
Approved Decr. 16. 1840.
State of )
Office of Secretary of State)
I, , Secretary of State do hereby Certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled law now on file in my office. Witness my hand and seal of State, at , this 18th. day of December 1840
L.S. . Secretary of State.
The following are the Legislative powers, alluded to in the 13th. section of the foregoing act as pertaining to the City Council of the City of , and which, consequently, become a part of the Charter of the City of , to wit;
Of the Legislative powers of the City Council.
Sec.1. The City Council shall have power and authority to levy and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within the , not exceeding one half per cent, per annum, upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner prescribed by ordinance not repugnant to the Constitution of the and of this . Sec 2. The City Council shall have power to require of all officers appointed in pursuance of this Charter, bonds with penalty and security for the faithful performance of their respective duties as may be deemed expedient, and also to require all officers appointed as aforesaid to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices upon entering upon the discharge of the same. Sec.3. To establish support and regulate common schools, to borrow money on the credit of the : Provided, that no sum or sums of money shall be borrowed at a greater interest than six percent, per annum, nor shall the interest on the aggregate of all the sums borrowed and outstanding ever exceed one half of the revenue arising for taxes assessed on real property within the Corporation. [HC 4:245] Sec 4 To make regulations to prevent the introduction of [p. 1128]
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