Ordinance, 5 July 1842–A, as Published in the Wasp–B

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An Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance, in relation to writs of .”
Sec. 1. Be it, and it is hereby ordained by the City Council of the City of , That no Citizen of this shall be taken out of the , by any writ, without the privilege of investigation before the Municipal Court, and the benefit of a writ of Habeas Corpus, as granted in the seventeenth section of the charter of this .
Be it understood that this ordinance is enacted for the protection of the citizens of this , that they in all cases have the right of trial in this , and not be subjected to illegal process by their enemies.
Sec. 2. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force from and after its passage.—Passed July 5, 1842.
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