Bill from George W. Harris and Others, circa 30 January 1843

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Laws and ordinances of the City of the City of passed in the City Council
The City Council Council do ordain as follows:—
The several Sections following are declared Laws and Ordinances of the said and any person who shall be guilty of any of the offences hereinafter mentioned mentioned shall be subject to the penalty hereinafter to be prescribed to be sued for and collected before the Mayor the Municipal court or any alderman of said
of City Officers
There shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of Bienally the following officers for the City of . in addition to those provided for in the City Charter of said To wit, an engineer, Market Master Weigher and sealer of Weights of and measures, a fire Warden in each Ward of the City a sexton and a Police officer to act under the deriction of the Mayor as captain of the Watch and a supervisor of Street and alleys— [p. [1]]
First Division
Sec 1 No person of the preser[v]ation of good order and Nuisance
No person shall keep a billiard Table Pharo Bank or any other instrument of gaming where or on or with which money, liquor or other articles shall in any maner manner be played for, or if any person shall keep a disorderly or gaming house such person shall for every offence forfeit and pay a penalty of twenty five Dollars, and also the further penalty of twenty five Dollars for every forty eight hours during which such person shall continue to keep the same, after the first conviction for any violation of the section
Sec. 2 Any person or persons who shall make, aid countinance or assist in making any improper noise. riot, disturbance or diversion in the streets or elsewhere and all persons who shall collect in bodies or erands for unlawful purposes to the anoyances or disturbance of citizens or travellers shall for each offence forfeit and pay a penalty of not less exceeding fifty Dollars in the discretion of the court convicting
Sec. 3 No person shall use any abusive indecent or threatening lang words to annother individual without being deemed a disturber of the peace and shall forfeit and pay a penalty of not less than one Dollar and not exceeding twenty Dollars and shall moreover be bound to keep the peace in the discretion of the court
Sec 4 If any person shall injure another by assault or otherwise quarelling fighting or by assaulting beating or otherwise the person so offending shall on conviction be forfeit and pay a penalty not less than three Dollars and not exceeding one hundred Dollars. and moreover may be [p. [2]] imprisoned not exceeding six Months in the discretion of the court convicting [p. [3]]
Second Division
Sec 1st Of Streets and Alleys
No person shall place or caused to be placed any stones, timber lumber, plank boards or other— Material for building in or upon any street lane <​alley​> or public square, without a written permission for that purpose first obtained from the Mayor or one of the Alderman under the penalty of two Dollars for each offence and the further penalty of two dollars for each and every forty eight hours during which the Articles or materials aforesaid shall be or remain in any such street lane alley or public Square (without permission as aforesaid) after notice from the Mayor any Alderman the supervisor of Street or any Police Officer to remain the same
Sec 2 The Mayor or <​any​> either of the Alderman, is authorised to grant to any person permission in writing to place and keep any building Materials in any of the public streets for a period not exceeding four Months but such permission as aforesaid shall not authorise the obstructing of more than one half the side-walk and one half the street on the side next the lot on which a building is to be or being erected by the person to whom such permission is granted, and such permission may be revoked at any time by the City council in their discretion
Sec. 3 Every person to whom permission is granted as aforesaid, shall cause all the timber building materials and rubbish arrising therefrom to be removed from the street by the expiration of the time limited in such permission as aforesaid under the penalty of one Dollar for every forty eight hours the timber materials or rubbish aforesaid shall be and remain in such [p. [4]] street after the expiration of the time limited in the permission granted but no single recovery shall exceed the sum of twenty five Dollars—
Sec 4 No Person or persons shall place or set out or cause to be set out
All ornamental or shade trees hereafter placed or set out in any street shall be placed within one foot of the outer line of the sidewalk of such street under the penalty of five Dollars for each offence and the further penalty of one Dollar for each week <​any​> such tree shall be suffered to remain contrary to the prohibition contained in this section
Sec, 5 all side walks in this said shall be at least eight feet in width where the streets are three rods wide but where the streets shall exceed that width ten feet shall be the width
sec 6 Any person who shall injure or tear up any pavement side or cross walk, drain or sewer or any part thereof or who shall dig any hole, ditch or drain in any street without due authority, or who shall hinder or obstruct the making or reparing any pavement. side or cross walk, which is or may be making under any law or resolution of the City council. or who shall hinder or obstruct any person employed by the City council or the Supervisor of Streets or the person employed by him in making or repairing any public improvement or work ordered by the City council shall for every offence forfeit and pay a penalty of ten Dollars
Sec 7 No person shall cast or throw or cause to be cast or thrown into any of the drains or sewers within the any straw shavings wood stones shells rubbish or any filthy or other substances or any obstructions, nuisance or injury in or to the same by diverting or stopping the course therof or [p. [5]] otherwise under a penalty of not exceeding ten dollars nor less than one Dollar for every offence in the discretion of the court convicting
Sec 8 No person shall without permission from the city council dig remove or carry away or cause the same to be done any stone ea[r]th sand or gravel from any Public Street highway alley or Public ground in this under the penalty of five Dollars for each offence— [p. [6]]
Third Division
Sec 1 Nuisances
No person shall throw, place or deposite or suffer any person in his in or her employ to place or deposite any dead animal carraion putred meat or fish or decayed vegetables or nuisances of any kind in any street, alley Public square in s[ai]d , any person who shall violate any of the prohibitions of <​contained in​> this section shall for each offence forfeit and pay a penalty of two Dollars
Sec. 2 No owner or occupant of any lot or in said , shall cause or permit any nuisance to be or remain in or upon the same lot or tenement or between the same and the centre of the Street adjoining, upon the pain of forfeiting the penalty of two dollars for each and every twenty four hours during which the same nuisance shall be or remain on the same lot or tenement or are such <​part of the​> streets adjoining as aforesaid but no single recovery shall exceed the sum of twenty five Dollars
sec 3 Every Butcher or other person immediately after killing any beeves calves, sheep or other animals shall destroy the offal. garbage and other offensive and useless parts thererof or convey the <​same​> into some place where the same shall not be injurious or offensive as aforesaid to the inhabitants under a penalty of twenty Dollars for every offence
sec 4 Wenever any dead carcass putrid or unsound meat of any kind, fish, hides or skins of any kind or any other putrid or unsound substance, shall be found in any part of the , it shall be the duty of Supervisor of streets to cause the same to be destroued or to be disposed of in [p. [7]] such <​other​> maner as may be equally secure as regards the public health, And if any person shall resist the supervisor of streets in the of the duties hereby imposed, or shall disturb hinder molest or resist him or any person or persons by him employed in the execution <​thereof​> of the duties hereby imposed such offender shall forfeit and the penalty of twenty five Dollars
sec 5 It shall be the duty of the supervisor of streets to cause any stagnant waters to be drained off or removed from any lot or out of any Street or other place within said and he is hereby authorised to call upon such persons as one road labor to assist him therein and also to abate <​or remove​> every nuisance whatever within this <​said the​>
sec 6 It shall be lawful for <​the duty of ​> the supervisor <​of streets​> to report to the City Council with respect to any other nuisances that may exist in the such as may be be caused from vats, pits or pools of stationary water whether from tanners, skinners dyers or other persons as he may deem injurious or dangerous to the public health; for their order thereon and shall carry the order of the City council into effect in the premises [p. [8]]
of the prevention of Fires
Forurth Division
of the prevention of Fires
Sec 1. No pipe of any stove or Franklin shall be put up, unless it be conducted into a chimney made of brick or stone except where the Mayor or any Alderman shall deem it equally safe if otherwise put up, to be certified under his hand
sec 2 It shall be the duty of the fire Wardens of each ward to examine carefully under the direction of the City Council any cause from which immediate danger of fire may be apprehended. and to cause remove or abate with the consent of the Mayor or any Alderman (in case of neglect or refusal of the owner or occupant) any cause from which danger may be apprehended and to cause all buildings chimmeys, stones pipes hearths ovens boilers, ash-houses, and apparatus used in any building, which shall be found in such condition as to be considered unsafe to be without delay at the expense of the owner thereof or occupant thereof put in such condition as not to be dangerous in causing or promoting fires
sec 3 If any person shall obstruct or hinder any person under the direction of the Warden aforesaid in the performance of his duty under the preceding section such person shall for <​every​> such offence forfeit and the penalty of twenty five Dollars [p. [9]]
Fifth Division
of the City Watch.
Sec 1st} Be it ordained by the City council of the City of
That there be a City Watch or
That there be established in said a night Watch or patrol to be composed of a captain of the Police. and such watchmen as may from time <​to time​> be appointed by the City council: and who shall be governed by such laws and regulations, and endowed with such powers and authority as may be given or imposed upon them by the City council
sec 2 It shall be the duty of the Captain of the police to keep a general superintendance of the watch: direct the manner of keeping watch and the times and rounds of the watchmen: and to perform such duties as are necessary and proper for the discharge of his duty and office he shall keep a register of the watchman and have a house or building for the use of the same: and shall appoint a lieutanant who who shall discharge his duties in his absence
sec 3. To the said watch shall be intrusted the peace and safety of the during the night and they shall arrest all persons who may be found in said at unusual hours and under suspicious circumstances and bring such person or persons before the Captain of the Police, who may in his discretion detain such person or persons until such time as the Mayor or some Alderman can examine into the nature of the charges against him or them they shall also stop all riotous or improper noises during the night and may arrest offenders as aforesaid and exercise such [p. [10]] a discretion in preserving the peace and quiet of the as may be allowed proper and salutary: and for such or other services there shall be allowed them such reasonable compensation as the council may agree upon.
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Sixth Division
Sec 1st, Public Market
All persons keeping fresh meat or fish in this shall at all times keep the building in which such meat or fish is exposed for sale, clean and free from any disagreeable smell; and any person neglecting to comply with this or the next succeeding section shall for each offen[s]e forfeit and pay the sum of five Dollars
sec. 2 It shall be the duty of the supervisor of streets to inspect the state of all places within this <​​> in which fresh meat or fish is exposed for sale once in each Month, between the first of November and the first of April and once in each week between the first of April and the first of November and if they <​he​> shall find the foregoing section <​to be​> not complien [compliant] with he shall order the said buildings to be cleansed: and it shall be the duty of the [p. [11]] of the person or persons in where charge of said buildings or buildings to facilitate such examination and when directed as aforesaid to cause such place or places to be cleansed and put in a healthy condition.
A <​passed​> January 30th A D 1843.
<​, Recorder.​>
<​Joseph Smith, Mayor.​>
 
Jan.y. 30th. 1843.
Laws & Ordinances of the City of . [p. [12]]

Footnotes

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    Insertion in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Insertion in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Insertion in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    TEXT: James Sloan overwrote the numbers “30” and “1843”, originally written by Daniel H. Wells, to read “passed January 30th A D 1843”, matching his usual language endorsing ordinances.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Docket in handwriting of James Sloan.