Ordinance, 1 March 1841–D, as Published in Times and Seasons

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An Ordinance in relation to public meetings.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That, in order to guarantee the constitutional right of free discussion upon all subjects, the citizens of this may, from time to time, peaceably assemble themselves together for all peaceable, or lawful, purposes whatever; and should any person be guilty of disturbing, or interrupting, any such meeting, or assemblage, he shall, on conviction thereof before the Mayor, or Municipal Court, be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor, or Court.
Sec. 2. Should any person be guilty of exciting the people to riot, or rebellion, or of participating in a mob, or any other unlawful, riotous, or tumultuous, assemblage of the people, or of refusing to obey any civil officer executing the ordinances of the , or the general laws of the or , or of neglecting or refusing to obey, promptly, any military order for the due execution of said laws, or ordinances, he shall, on conviction thereof as aforesaid, be fined, or imprisoned, or both, as aforesaid.
Sec. 3. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, March 1st, A. D. 1841.
, Mayor,
, Recorder. [p. 337]
An Ordinance in relation to public meetings.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That, in order to guarantee the constitutional right of free discussion upon all subjects, the citizens of this may, from time to time, peaceably assemble themselves together for all peaceable, or lawful, purposes whatever; and should any person be guilty of disturbing, or interrupting, any such meeting, or assemblage, he shall, on conviction thereof before the Mayor, or Municipal Court, be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor, or Court.
Sec. 2. Should any person be guilty of exciting the people to riot, or rebellion, or of participating in a mob, or any other unlawful, riotous, or tumultuous, assemblage of the people, or of refusing to obey any civil officer executing the ordinances of the , or the general laws of the or , or of neglecting or refusing to obey, promptly, any military order for the due execution of said laws, or ordinances, he shall, on conviction thereof as aforesaid, be fined, or imprisoned, or both, as aforesaid.
Sec. 3. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, March 1st, A. D. 1841.
, Mayor,
, Recorder. [p. 337]
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