Petition from Philemon Merrill and Others, 3 February 1842

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Petition
To the honorable City Council of the City of
Gentleman
We the undersi[g]ned petitioners do reqest and pray You to take into consideration the bad affects of unruly Swine running at Large in the Streats of this as more or liss [less] damage is daily sustained by the inhabitants—o[w]ing to the breaking in of <​Swine​> to yards, Cribs & Gardens— and more or less of all that is practicable that comes <​with​> in there way— &c.— therefore we pray Your honorable body to annact [enact] such Laws and the time for there affect as you may think propper for the owners of all Swine to keepe them shut up uppon there own premmasis or in some other place— so that they may not be parmitted to run at Large if so— the owner <​owner​> there of <​are​> to pay such finnes— and damages as you may think propper to affix under such penalties &c. and thus we Subscribe our names— as petitioners
City of Feb the 3. 1842
J[ohn] Bills Philemon Merrill
Philander Colton
Perregrin[e] Sessions Henry Sprague
Jas Carroll S. B. Merrill
Horace Evans B[enjamin] R. Bentley
John Thomas Elisha Edwards
Jas. Graham
Charles Wheeler Franklin Green
John Pickles Phares Wells
James Randall
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Petition
To the honorable City Council of the City of
Gentleman
We the undersigned petitioners do reqest and pray You to take into consideration the bad affects of unruly Swine running at Large in the Streats of this as more or liss [less] damage is daily sustained by the inhabitants—owing to the breaking in of Swine to yards, Cribs & Gardens— and more or less of all that is practicable that comes with in there way— &c.— therefore we pray Your honorable body to annact [enact] such Laws and the time for there affect as you may think propper for the owners of all Swine to keepe them shut up uppon there own premmasis or in some other place— so that they may not be parmitted to run at Large if so— the owner there of are to pay such finnes— and damages as you may think propper to affix under such penalties &c. and thus we Subscribe our names— as petitioners
City of Feb the 3. 1842
John Bills Philemon Merrill
Philander Colton
Perregrine Sessions Henry Sprague
Jas Carroll S. B. Merrill
Horace Evans Benjamin R. Bentley
John Thomas Elisha Edwards
Jas. Graham
Charles Wheeler Franklin Green
John Pickles Phares Wells
James Randall
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