Minutes, 14 December 1844

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Decr. 14. 1844 20 min past 10
Regular Session
Names of Members called— a Quorum present— Prayer by Councillor read a letter from <​to​> the Representative— — in answer to his letter— Ald. spoke on the behalf of retaining our present Charter and not to give up a good Charter because others whine— the Legislature gave us a Charter to make any law not repugnant to the Constitution— and we ought to keep it—
said we have not transgressed any law— we have done no wrong— if we had, there is a tribunal to bring us before— let us hang on to the Charter— if they take away our rights they shall have the glory of it— and shew to the world that there is no faith in the Legislature
Co. has similar feelings. I never would consent to let it be altered in the least— the Habeas Corpus has saved Joseph— and we may want it to save ourselves, if one Charter cannot be defended— another cannot— if they do repeal it— let it be to their own disgrace— — the letter be dispensed with—
Motioned and carried that the ordinance relating to Swine passed last Session be stricken out
Letter from Recorder read and accepted
Moved and seconded that be our Clerk for the time being
— do.— do.— that the alteration in [Samuel] Marr & s bills be made as reduced—
— do.— do.— that the bill of be referred to the Committee of claims
— do.— do— that Ald be added to the Committee on claims for the time being
— do.— do.— that the Petition of and two others for opening a Street [p. 52]
Decr. 14. 1844 20 min past 10
Regular Session
Names of Members called— a Quorum present— Prayer by — Councillor read a letter to the Representative— — in answer to his letter— Ald. spoke on the behalf of retaining our present Charter and not to give up a good Charter because others whine— the Legislature gave us a Charter to make any law not repugnant to the Constitution— and we ought to keep it—
said we have not transgressed any law— we have done no wrong— if we had, there is a tribunal to bring us before— let us hang on to the Charter— if they take away our rights they shall have the glory of it— and shew to the world that there is no faith in the Legislature
Co. has similar feelings. I never would consent to let it be altered in the least— the Habeas Corpus has saved Joseph— and we may want it to save ourselves, if one Charter cannot be defended— another cannot— if they do repeal it— let it be to their own disgrace— — the letter be dispensed with—
Letter from Recorder read and accepted
Moved and seconded that be our Clerk for the time being
— do.— do.— that the alteration in [Samuel] Marr & s bills be made as reduced—
— do.— do.— that the bill of be referred to the Committee of claims
— do.— do— that Ald be added to the Committee on claims for the time being
— do.— do.— that the Petition of and two others for opening a Street [p. 52]
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