Mayor said the reason why he asked for a Licence wereasking was, that others were selling and he wanted the privilege lawfully which others took unlawfully,— was willing to hold my licence if the council says to, & have men appointed in each [wa]rd.— <Temperance house cannot support, itself, and if any body needs those proffits, I do.>
— moved an amendment, “or such person or persons as he shall depute” to be added to the Mayors Licence,— proposed an ordinance, proposed <to> refere to a committee, spoke in favor of the amendment, referred to the <a> committee,— <, <Counseller> — —>
10 min <before> 6 adjourned to next Tuesday 10 o clock A M.
24 minutes past 11, names of members called.— Prayer by .— Minutes of last council read and approved.— Petition of <&> , concerning s Lot in relation to Water Sts, read & referred to a <the> Committee on streets <Public>— grounds.—
An ordinance concerning the Registry of deeds read by ,— Read 2d time by Mayor objected to having any thing to do with things out of the . explained.— Mayor explained,— the terms should be explicit.— explained. It is customary in all countries to make exceptionsto <regulation for> foreign deeds.— Counlmade <took> exceptions.— to requiring a seal— corrected. no seal required in the .— <the words> “or— Justice of the Peace” was inserted on motion.— Mayor objected to saying any thing about qualifications <of> out of the .— C. .— thought further investigation necessary.— and noticed the bill lay on the table, for further <investigation> and carried.—
Ordinance concerning Report.— An ordinance concerning the sale of spirituous Liquors Read twice by , and Report accepted. Read twice third time by its title & passed.— satisfied with its title. called to the chair Mayors absent.—
read a Report on the petition of ,— Report be accepted.— An ordinance Regulating a City Directory and an Inte[ll]igence officer [p. 44]