Ordinance, 10 August 1844–A

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An ordinance concerning Brothels and disorderly characters
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all Brothels or Houses of ill fame erected or being in the city of , be, and the same hereby are henceforth prohibited and by Law declared public nuisances, and that the owners or keepers of such Houses be fined in a sum of not less than fifty, nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars, and imprisoned for six months for each offence of one days continuance of such establishment, and that any person frequenting such establishment (except on lawful business) shall be fined in any sum of not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, and Six months imprisonment for each offence; and futher, that for every act of Adultery or Fornication, which can be proved, the Parties shall be imprisoned six months and fined each in the sum of not less than fifty nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars, and that the individual’s own acknowledgment shall be considered sufficient evidence in the case
Sec 2 Be it ordained that the ordinance concerning Brothels and disorderly characters passed May 14th. 1842 be, and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec 3. Be it further ordained that this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage.
Passed Aug 10th 1844
President Pro tem
, Recorder [p. [1]]
An ordinance concerning Brothels and disorderly characters
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all Brothels or Houses of ill fame erected or being in the city of , be, and the same hereby are henceforth prohibited and by Law declared public nuisances, and that the owners or keepers of such Houses be fined in a sum of not less than fifty, nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars, and imprisoned for six months for each offence of one days continuance of such establishment, and that any person frequenting such establishment (except on lawful business) shall be fined in any sum of not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, and Six months imprisonment for each offence; and futher, that for every act of Adultery or Fornication, which can be proved, the Parties shall be imprisoned six months and fined each in the sum of not less than fifty nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars, and that the individual’s own acknowledgment shall be considered sufficient evidence in the case
Sec 2 Be it ordained that the ordinance concerning Brothels and disorderly characters passed May 14th. 1842 be, and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec 3. Be it further ordained that this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage.
Passed Aug 10th 1844
President Pro tem
, Recorder [p. [1]]
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