History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 29​> I consulted with my Lawyers, and told them that was the nearest place where writs of Habeas Corpus could be heard and determined, they examined the subject, and decided I was correct, when we turned our steps towards , which gladdened my heart at the prospect of soon being in the midst of my friends again; I sent a Messenger to inform the citizens of of the glad change and I requested Conover to ride a head to Mr. ’s on and call for supper for 100 men. After dinner we travelled about 15 miles, on arriving at ’s I jumped out of the buggy and instead of going through the gate or climbing the fence walked up and jumped over the fence, without touching it. ran out and embraced me and bade me welcome. A flock of turkeys and chickens were killed, and a substantial supper was provided for all, and the company feasted, sang and had a happy time that night. I shewed my sides to and the Company, which still continued black and blue from the bruises I had received from the Pistols of and while riding from Inlet Grove to , 8 days ago. [HC 5:456]
“To Recorder of the city of . We your Petitioners Alderman of said request you to notify the to call a special meeting of the city Council, at the Mayors court room this afternoon at 2 o’clock. . , , Alderman.”
City Council accordingly met and passed “An ordinance concerning strangers and contagious diseases, and for other purposes. <​as follows​>
“Sec 1 Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , ‘for the peace, benefit, good order, convenience, cleanliness, health and happiness” of said , agreeable to the Charter of the same, that the city Council Marshal, Constables and City Watch, are hereby authorized,—— empowered, and required, to require all strangers who shall be entering this , or are already tarrying, or may hereafter be tarrying in said , in a civil and respectful manner to give their names, former residence, for what intent they have entered or are tarrying in the , and answer such other questions as the officer shall deem proper or necessary for the good order, health, or convenience of the said ; and for a failure or refusal on the part of strangers to give the desired information or for giving false names or information, they shall be subject to the penalty of the ordinance concerning “Vagrants and Disorderly Persons,” passed November 13th 1841.
Sec 2. And be it further ordained, that the aforesaid authorities of the said , are further authorized and empowered, and required to hail, and take all persons found strolling about the at night, after nine o’clock, and before sunrise, and to confine them in Ward for trial according to the aforesaid ordinance concerning “Vagrants and Disorderly Persons” unless they give a good and satisfactory account of themselves, or offer a reasonable excuse for being thus caught out after nine o’Clock.
Sec 3. And be it further ordained that the aforesaid authorities are further authorized, empowered, and required to require all such persons as they may suspect, [p. 1591]
June 29 I consulted with my Lawyers, and told them that was the nearest place where writs of Habeas Corpus could be heard and determined, they examined the subject, and decided I was correct, when we turned our steps towards , which gladdened my heart at the prospect of soon being in the midst of my friends again; I sent a Messenger to inform the citizens of of the glad change and I requested Conover to ride a head to Mr. ’s on and call for supper for 100 men. After dinner we travelled about 15 miles, on arriving at ’s I jumped out of the buggy and instead of going through the gate or climbing the fence walked up and jumped over the fence, without touching it. ran out and embraced me and bade me welcome. A flock of turkeys and chickens were killed, and a substantial supper was provided for all, and the company feasted, sang and had a happy time that night. I shewed my sides to and the Company, which still continued black and blue from the bruises I had received from the Pistols of and while riding from Inlet Grove to , 8 days ago. [HC 5:456]
“To Recorder of the city of . We your Petitioners Alderman of said request you to notify the to call a special meeting of the city Council, at the Mayors court room this afternoon at 2 o’clock. . , , Alderman.”
City Council accordingly met and passed “An ordinance concerning strangers and contagious diseases, and for other purposes. as follows
“Sec 1 Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , ‘for the peace, benefit, good order, convenience, cleanliness, health and happiness” of said , agreeable to the Charter of the same, that the city Council Marshal, Constables and City Watch, are hereby authorized,—— empowered, and required, to require all strangers who shall be entering this , or are already tarrying, or may hereafter be tarrying in said , in a civil and respectful manner to give their names, former residence, for what intent they have entered or are tarrying in the , and answer such other questions as the officer shall deem proper or necessary for the good order, health, or convenience of the said ; and for a failure or refusal on the part of strangers to give the desired information or for giving false names or information, they shall be subject to the penalty of the ordinance concerning “Vagrants and Disorderly Persons,” passed November 13th 1841.
Sec 2. And be it further ordained, that the aforesaid authorities of the said , are further authorized and empowered, and required to hail, and take all persons found strolling about the at night, after nine o’clock, and before sunrise, and to confine them in Ward for trial according to the aforesaid ordinance concerning “Vagrants and Disorderly Persons” unless they give a good and satisfactory account of themselves, or offer a reasonable excuse for being thus caught out after nine o’Clock.
Sec 3. And be it further ordained that the aforesaid authorities are further authorized, empowered, and required to require all such persons as they may suspect, [p. 1591]
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