Minutes, 29 March 1841, Draft

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Colr J. Smith Objected to the Amendment, & wished it to stand as Originally moved,
said Petn was changed into another shape, & would <​amend, &​> give Owner of Dog liberty to Kill his Dog or pay a Fine of from one to Ten Dollars at discretion of the Magistrate, who is to assess Damages,
Colr J. Smith said he agreed with ’s Views.
Aldmn proposed, that killing Dogs should not acquit the Owner of the Dog from paying Damages.— & wished that Amount of Damage should not be limitted to Ten Dolls.
explained,
The said all Fines granted by City Col, are Criminal, & suit for Damages will be in a Civil Court.
Aldmn again Rose & spoke, & the amendment was
Carried, that word Five be struck out, & the Words One & Ten be inserted.
To be called an Ordinance in Relation to Dogs.—
Moved & seconded that Petn respecting Dogs be printed, & was discussed by several of the Council, also whether the Name of the Poet be inserted.
Colr J. Smith spoke at length. Resoln amended by Vote, & <​that​> it be printed at expence of the Corporation—
Aldmn said he wished One Advertisement to be stuck up in each Ward.
Colr spoke.
Colr [p. 16]
Colr J. Smith Objected to the Amendment, & wished it to stand as Originally moved,
said Petn was changed into another shape, & would amend, & give Owner of Dog liberty to Kill his Dog or pay a Fine of from one to Ten Dollars at discretion of the Magistrate, who is to assess Damages,
Colr J. Smith said he agreed with ’s Views.
Aldmn proposed, that killing Dogs should not acquit the Owner of the Dog from paying Damages.— & wished that Amount of Damage should not be limitted to Ten Dolls.
explained,
The said all Fines granted by City Col, are Criminal, & suit for Damages will be in a Civil Court.
Aldmn again Rose & spoke, & the amendment was
Carried, that word Five be struck out, & the Words One & Ten be inserted.
To be called an Ordinance in Relation to Dogs.—
Moved & seconded that Petn respecting Dogs be printed, & was discussed by several of the Council, also whether the Name of the Poet be inserted.
Colr J. Smith spoke at length. Resoln amended by Vote, & that it be printed at expence of the Corporation—
Aldmn said he wished One Advertisement to be stuck up in each Ward.
Colr spoke.
Colr [p. 16]
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