City Charter: Laws, Ordinances, and Acts, July 1842

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the
CITY CHARTER:
LAWS, ORDINANCES, AND ACTS
of the
CITY COUNCIL
of the
CITY OF .
AND ALSO, THE ORDINANCES
of the
:
from the commencement of the city to this date.
 
, ILL.
PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
JOSEPH SMITH, Printer.
July . . . 1842. [p. [1]]
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CITY CHARTER.
 
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CITY OF .
Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of , represented in the General Assembly, That all that district of country embraced within the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the north-east corner of section thirty-one, in township seven, north of range eight, west of the fourth principal meridian, in the county of , and running thence west to the north-west corner of said section; thence north to the ; thence west to the middle of the main channel of the said ; thence down the middle of said channel to a point due west of the south-east corner of fractional section number twelve, in township six, north of range nine west of the fourth principal meridian; thence east to the south-east corner of said section twelve; thence north on the range line between township six north and range eight and nine west, to the south-west corner of section six, in township six, north of range eight west; thence east to the south-east corner of said section; thence north to the place of beginning; including the town plats of and , shall hereafter be called, and known, by the name of the “City of ,” and the inhabitants thereof are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic by the name aforesaid, and shall have perpetual succession, and may have, and use, a common seal, which they may change, and alter at pleasure.
Sec. 2. Whenever any tract of land, adjoining the “City of ,” shall have been laid out into town lots, and duly recorded according to law, the same shall form a part of the “City of .”
Sec. 3. The inhabitants of said , by the name and style aforesaid, shall have power to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts of law and equity, and in all actions whatsoever; to purchase, receive, and hold property, real and personal, in said , to purchase, receive, and hold real property beyond the for burying grounds, or for other public purposes, for the use of the inhabitants of said ; to sell, lease, convey, or dispose of property, real and personal, for the [p. [3]] benefit of the , to improve and protect such property, and to do all other things in relation thereto as natural persons.
Sec. 4. There shall be a City Council to consist of a Mayor, four Aldermen, and nine Counsellors, who shall have the qualifications of electors of said , and shall be chosen by the qualified voters thereof, and shall hold their offices for two years, and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. The City Council shall judge of the qualifications, elections, and returns of their own members, and a majority of them shall form a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members, under such penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance.
Sec. 5. The Mayor, Aldermen, and Counsellors, before entering upon the duties of their offices, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation that they will support the Constitution of the , and of this , and that they will well and truly perform the duties of their offices to the best of their skill and abilities.
Sec. 6. On the first Monday of February next, and every two years thereafter, an election shall be held for the election of one Mayor, four Aldermen, and nine Counsellors, and at the first election under this act, three judges shall be chosen viva voce by the electors present; the said judges shall choose two clerks, and the judges and clerks before entering upon their duties shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, such as is now required by law to be taken by judges and clerks of other elections; and at all subsequent elections, the necessary number of judges and clerks shall be appointed by the City Council. At the first election so held the polls shall be opened at nine o’clock, A. M., and closed at six o’clock P. M.; at the close of the polls the votes shall be counted and a statement thereof proclaimed at the front door of the house at which said election shall be held; and the clerks shall leave with each person elected, or at his usual place of residence, within five days after the election, a written notice of his election; and each person so notified shall, within ten days after the election, take the oath or affirmation herein before mentioned, a certificate of which oath shall be deposited with the Recorder, whose appointment is hereafter provided for, and be by him preserved; and all subsequent elections shall be held, conducted, and returns thereof made as may be provided for by ordinance of the City Council.
Sec. 7. All free white male inhabitants who are of the age of twenty one years, who are entitled to vote for officers, and who shall have been actual residents of said sixty days next preceding said election, shall be entitled to vote for city officers.
Sec. 8. The City Council shall have authority to levy and collect taxes for city purposes upon all property, real and personal, within the limits of the , not exceeding one-half per cent. per [p. 4] annum, upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner to be provided by ordinance, not repugnant to the Constitution of the , or of this .
Sec. 9. The City Council shall have power to appoint a Recorder, Treasurer, Assessor, Marshal, Supervisor of Streets, and all such other officers as may be necessary; and to prescribe their duties, and remove them from office at pleasure.
Sec. 10. The City Council shall have power to require of all officers appointed in pursuance of this act, bonds with penalty and security, for the faithful performance of their respective duties, such as may be deemed expedient; and also, to require all officers appointed as aforesaid to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices.
Sec. 11. The City Council shall have power and authority to make, ordain, establish, and execute, all such ordinances, not repugnant to the Constitution of the or of this , as they may deem necessary for the peace, benefit, good order, regulation, convenience, and cleanliness of said ; for the protection of property therein from destruction by fire or otherwise, and for the health, and happiness thereof; they shall have power to fill all vacancies that may happen by death, resignation, or removal, in any of the offices herein made elective; to fix and establish all the fees of the officers of said corporation not herein established; to impose such fines, not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offence, as they may deem just, for refusing to accept any office in or under the corporation, or for misconduct therein; to divide the into wards; to add to the number of Aldermen and Councillors; and apportion them among the several wards, as may be most just and conducive to the interest of the .
Sec. 12. To license, tax, and regulate auctions, merchants, retailers, grocers, hawkers, pedlars, brokers, pawn-brokers, and money-changers.
Sec. 13. The City Council shall have exclusive power within the , by ordinance, to license, regulate, and restrain, the keeping of ferries, to regulate the police of the ; to impose fines, forfeitures and penalties, for the breach of any ordinance, and provide for the recovery of such fines and forfeitures, and the enforcement of such penalties, and to pass such ordinances as may be necessary and proper for carrying into the powers specified in this act; Provided such ordinances are not repugnant to the Constitution of the , or of this : and, in fine, to exercise such other legislative powers as are conferred on the City Council of the City of , by an act entitled “An Act to incorporate the City of ,” approved, February third, one thousand eight hundred and forty. [p. 5]
Sec. 14. All ordinances passed by the City Council shall, within one month after they shall have been passed, be published in some newspaper printed in the , or certified copies thereof be posted up in three of the most public places in the .
Sec. 15. All ordinances of the may be proven by the seal of the corporation, and when printed or published in book or pamphlet form, purporting to be printed or published by authority of the corporation, the same shall be received in evidence in all courts or places without further proof.
Sec. 16. The Mayor and Aldermen shall be conservators of the peace within the limits of said , and shall have all the powers of Justices of the Peace therein, both in civil and criminal cases, arising under the laws of the : they shall, as Justices of the Peace, within the limits of said , perform the same duties, be governed by the same laws, give the same bonds and security, as other Justices of the Peace, and be commissioned as Justices of the Peace in and for said by the Governor.
Sec. 17. The Mayor shall have exclusive jurisdiction in all cases arising under the ordinances of the corporation, and shall issue such process as may be necessary to carry said ordinances into and effect; appeals may be had from any decision or judgment of said Mayor or Aldermen, arising under the city ordinances, to the Municipal Court, under such regulations as may be presented by ordinance; which court shall be composed of the Mayor, as Chief Justice, and the Aldermen as Associate Justices, and from the final Judgment of the Municipal Court, to the Circuit Court of , in the same manner as appeals are taken from judgments of Justices of the peace; Provided, That the parties litigant shall have a right to a trial by a jury of twelve men, in all cases before the Municipal Court. The Municipal Court shall have power to grant writs of in all cases arising under the ordinances of the City Council.
Sec. 18. The Municipal Court shall sit on the first Monday of every month, and the City Council at such times and place as may be prescribed by city ordinance; special meetings of which may at any time be called by the Mayor or any two Aldermen.
Sec. 19. All process issued by the Mayor, Aldermen, or Municipal Court, shall be directed to the Marshal, and in the execution thereof he shall be governed by the same laws as are, or may be, prescribed for the direction and compensation of Constables in similar cases. The Marshal shall also perform such other duties as may be required of him under the ordinances of said , and shall be the principal ministerial officer.
Sec. 20. It shall be the duty of the Recorder to make and keep accurate records of all ordinances made by the City Council, and of all their proceedings in their corporate capacity, which record [p. 6] shall at all times be open to the inspection of the electors of said city, and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by the ordinances of the City Council, and shall serve as Clerk of the Municipal Court.
Sec. 21. When it shall be necessary to take private property for opening, widening, or altering any public street, lane, avenue, or alley, the corporation shall make a just compensation therefor to the person whose property is so taken; and if the amount of such compensation cannot be agreed upon, the Mayor shall cause the same to be ascertained by a jury of six disinterested freeholders of the .
Sec. 22. All jurors empanneled to enquire into the amount of benefits or damages that shall happen to the owners of property, so proposed to be taken, shall first be sworn to that effect, and shall return to the Mayor their inquest in writing, signed by each juror.
Sec. 23. In case the mayor shall at any time be guilty of a palpable omission of duty, or shall wilfully and corruptly be guilty of oppression, mal-conduct, or partiality in the discharge of the duties of his office, he shall be liable to be indicted in the Circuit Court of , and on conviction he shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, and the court shall have power, on the recommendation of the jury, to add to the judgment of the court that he be removed from office.
Sec. 24. The City Council may establish and organize an Institution of learning within the limits of the , for the teaching of the Arts, Sciences, and Learned Professions, to be called the “University of the City of ,” which institution shall be under the control and management of a Board of Trustees, consisting of a Chancellor, Registrar, and twenty-three Regents; which Board shall thereafter be a body corporate and politic with perpetual succession, by the name of the “Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of ,” and shall have full power to pass, ordain, establish and execute all such laws and ordinances as they may consider necessary for the welfare and prosperity of said University, its officers, and students; Provided, That the said laws and ordinances shall not be repugnant to the Constitution of the , or of this ; and Provided, also, that the Trustees shall at all times be appointed by the City Council, and shall have all the powers and privileges for the advancement of the cause of education which appertain to the Trustees of any other College or University of this .
Sec. 25. The City Council may organize the inhabitants of said city, subject to military duty, into a body of independent military men to be called the “,” the Court Martial of which shall be composed of the commissioned officers of said Legion, and constitute the law making department, with full powers and autho [p. 7]rity to make, ordain, establish, and execute, all such laws and ordinances as may be considered necessary for the benefit, government and regulation of said ; Provided, said Court Martial shall pass no law or act repugnant to, or inconsistent with, the Constitution of the , or of this ; and, Provided, also, that the officers of the Legion shall be commissioned by the Governor of the . The said Legion shall perform the same amount of military duty as is now, or may be hereafter, required of the regular militia of the , and shall be at the disposal of the Mayor in executing the laws and ordinances of the City Corporation, and the laws of the , and at the disposal of the Governor for the public defence, and the of the laws of the , or of the , and shall be entitled to their proportion of the public arms; and, Provided, also, that said Legion shall be exempt from all other military duty.
Sec. 26. The inhabitants of the “City of ,” are hereby exempted from working on any road beyond the limits of the , and for the purpose of keeping the streets, lanes, avenues, and alleys in repair, to require of the male inhabitants of said , over the age of twenty-one, and under fifty years, to labor on said streets, lanes, avenues, and alleys, not exceeding three days in each year; and person failing to perform such labor, when duly notified by the supervisor, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one dollar per day for each day so neglected or refused.
Sec. 27. The City Council shall have power to provide for the punishment of offenders by imprisonment in the or jail, in all cases when such offenders shall fail or refuse to pay the fines and forfeitures which may be recovered against them.
Sec. 28. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and shall take effect on the first Monday of February next.
,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Speaker of the Senate.
Approved, December 16, 1840.
.
 
STATE OF .)
Office of Secretary of State.)
I, , Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled law now on file in my office.
L. S.
Witness my hand, and seal of State, at , this 18th day of December, A. D. 1840,
,
Secretary of State. [p. 8]
The following additional section, in relation to the , passed both houses of the Legislature and was approved, December, 1840.
“Any citizen of , may, by voluntary enrolment, attach himself to the Nauvoo Legion, with all the privileges which appertain to that independent military body.”
 
The following are the legislative powers alluded to in the 13th Section of the foregoing Act, as pertaining to the City Council of the City of , and which, consequently, become a part of the Charter of the City of , to wit:
 
OF THE LEGISLATIVE POWERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
Sec. 1. The City Council shall have powers and authority to levy and collect taxes upon all property, real and personal, within the city, not exceeding one-half per cent. per annum, upon the assessed value thereof, and may enforce the payment of the same in any manner prescribed by ordinance not repugnant to the Constitution of the , and of this .
Sec. 2. The City Council shall have power to require of all officers appointed in pursuance of this charter, bonds with penalty and security, for the faithful performance of their respective duties, as may be deemed expedient and also to require all officers appointed as aforesaid, to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices upon entering upon the discharge of the same.
Sec. 3. To establish, support, and regulate common schools, to borrow money on the credit of the city: Provided, That no sum or sums of money be borrowed at a greater interest than six per cent. per annum, nor shall the interest on the aggregate of all the sums borrowed and outstanding ever exceed one-half of the city revenue arising from taxes assessed on real property within the corporation.
Sec. 4. To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city, to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and enforce the same.
Sec. 5. To appropriate and provide for the payment of the debt -[and]- expenses of the city.
Sec. 6. To establish hospitals, and make regulations for the government of the same.
Sec. 7. To make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants, to declare what shall be a nuisance, and to prevent and remove the same.
Sec. 8. To provide the city with water; to dig wells, and erect pumps in the streets for the extinguishment of fires, and convenience of the inhabitants. [p. 9]
Sec. 9. To open, alter, widen, extend, establish, grade, pave or otherwise improve and keep in repair streets, avenues, lanes and alleys.
Sec. 10. To establish, erect, and keep in repair bridges.
Sec. 11. To divide the city into wards, and specify the boundaries thereof, and create additional wards, as the occasion may require.
Sec. 12. To provide for lighting the streets and erecting lampposts.
Sec. 13. To establish, support, and regulate night watches.
Sec. 14. To erect market houses, establish markets, and market places, and provide for the government and regulation thereof.
Sec. 15. To provide for erecting all needful buildings for the use of the city.
Sec. 16. To provide for enclosing, improving, -[and]- regulating all public grounds belonging to the city.
Sec. 17. To license, tax, -[and]- regulate auctioneers, merchants and retailers, grocers, taverns, ordinaries, hawkers, pedlars, brokers, pawn-brokers, and money-changers.
Sec. 18. To license, tax, and regulate hacking, carriages, wagons, carts and drays, and fix the rates to be charged for the carriage of persons, and for the wagonage, cartage, and drayage of property.
Sec. 19. To license and regulate porters and fix the rates of porterage.
Sec. 20. To license and regulate theatrical and other exhibitions, shows and amusements.
Sec. 21. To tax, restrain, prohibit, and suppress tipling houses, dram shops, gaming houses, bawdy and other disorderly houses.
Sec. 22. To provide for the prevention and extinguishment of fires, and to organize and establish fire companies.
Sec. 23. To regulate the fixing of chimneys and the flues thereof, and stove pipes.
Sec. 24. To regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, rosin, and other combustible materials.
Sec. 25. To regulate and order parapet walls and partition fences.
Sec. 26. To establish standard weights and measures, and regulate the weights and measures to be used in the city, in all other cases not provided for by law.
Sec. 27. To provide for the inspection and measuring of lumber and other building materials: and for the measurement of all kinds of mechanical work.
Sec. 28. To provide for the inspection and weighing of hay, lime, and stone coal, the measuring of charcoal, firewood, and other fuel, to be sold or used within the city. [p. 10]
Sec. 29. To provide for and regulate the inspection of tobacco, and of beef, pork, flour, meal, and whiskey in barrels.
Sec. 30. To regulate the weight, quality, and price of bread sold and used in the city.
Sec. 31. To provide for taking the enumeration of the inhabitants of the city.
Sec. 32. To regulate the election of city officers, and provide for removing from office any person holding an office created by ordinance.
Sec. 33. To fix the compensation of all city officers and regulate the fees of jurors, witnesses and others, for services rendered under this act or any ordinance.
Sec. 34. To regulate the police of the city, to impose fines, and forfeitures, and penalties, for the breach of any ordinance, and provide for the recovery and appropriation of such fines and forfeitures and the enforcement of such penalties.
Sec. 35. The City Council shall have exclusive power within the city, by ordinance, to license, regulate, suppress, and restrain billiard tables, and from one to twenty pin alleys, and every other description of gaming or gambling.
Sec. 36. The City Council shall have power to make all ordinances which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into the powers specified in this act so that such ordinance be not repugnant to, nor inconsistent with, the Constitution of the or of this .
Sec. 37. The style of the ordinances shall be “Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of .”
Sec. 38. All ordinances passed by the City Council shall, within one month after they shall have been passed, be published in some newspaper published in the city, and shall not be in force until they shall have been published as aforesaid.
Sec. 36 [39]. All ordinances of the city may be proven by the seal of the corporation, and when printed and published by authority of the corporation, the same shall be received in evidence in all courts and places without further proof.
 
The first election for members of the City Council took place this day, (Feb. 1st, 1841,) and the following persons were elected.
, Mayor.
 
Aldermen.
, ,
, .
 
Counsellors.
Joseph Smith, , ,
, , ,
, , .
[p. 11]
The City Council of the City of held their first meeting at the house of , on Wednesday, February 3d, 1841, at six o’clock, P. M.
Meeting opened by prayer by councillor Joseph Smith.
, Esq., the Mayor, was sworn into office by , J. P.
The Mayor gave notice that had been appointed City Marshal, and requested the public to respect and obey him as such.
Aldermen , , , and ; and Councillors Joseph Smith, , , , , , , and , were sworn into office by the Mayor; having respectively subscribed their oath of office, and the Mayor having duly subscribed his oath of office.
(, who was elected as the other City Councillor, not being present.)
was then duly appointed City Marshal, and sworn; and to continue for two years ensuing.
was appointed City Treasurer, and sworn; and to continue for two years ensuing.
was appointed City Recorder, and sworn; and to continue for two years ensuing.
was appointed Supervisor of Streets, (not present,) and to continue for two years ensuing.
was appointed City Assessor, and sworn; and to continue for t[w]o years ensuing.
The Mayor then addressed the Council and citizens present, with an inaugural speech of considerable length, and read and cited parts of the City Charter, observing as to what he considered should be done in the forthwith, &c., &c.
 
AN ORDINANCE ORGANIZING THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF .
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the “University of the City of ,” be, and the same is hereby organized, by the appointment of the following Board of Trustees; to wit: , Chancellor; , Registrar; and Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and Lenos M. Knight, Regents; who shall hereafter constitute the “Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of ,” as contemplated in [p. 12] the 24th section of “An Act to Incorporate the City of Nauvoo,” approved December 16, 1840.
Sec. 2. The Board named in the 1st section of this ordinance shall hold its first meeting at the of Joseph Smith, on Tuesday, the 9th of February, 1841, at 2 o’clock, P. M.
Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, February 3, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
VOTE OF THANKS TO THE AND OTHERS.
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the unfeigned thanks of this community be respectfully tendered to the , Council of Revision, and Legislature of the State of , as a feeble testimonial of their respect and esteem for noble, high-minded, and patriotic statesmen, and as an evidence of gratitude for the signal powers recently conferred—and that the citizens of be held in everlasting remembrance for their unparalelled liberality and marked kindness to our people, when in their greatest state of suffering and want.
Passed, February 3, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO THE CITY COUNCIL.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That should any member of the City Council absent himself from, or neglect or refuse to attend, any regular or special meeting of said council, for more than thirty minutes after the time appointed, or should the Marshal or Recorder be guilty of a like offence, they shall be fined in the sum of two dollars for each offence.
Sec. 2. Should any member of said council neglect or refuse to attend said meetings, forthwith, on a summons from the Mayor, served by the Marshal, or special messenger of said council, he shall be fined in the sum of twenty-five dollars, for each offence; Provided, That the City Council may, on good cause shown, remit any fine herein, or by this ordinance assessed.
Sec. 3. The above fines to be collected as other debts before the Mayor, at the suit of the city corporation. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, February 8, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 13]
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO TEMPERANCE.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That all persons and establishments whatever, in this , are prohibited from vending whiskey in a less quantity than a gallon, or other spiritous liquors in a less quantity than a quart, to any person whatever, excepting on the recommendation of a physician duly accredited, in writing, by the “Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of ,” any [and] any person guilty of any act contrary to the prohibition contained in this ordinance, shall, on conviction thereof before the Mayor or Municipal Court, be fined in any sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars, at the discretion of said Mayor, or court; and any person or persons who shall attempt to evade this ordinance by giving away liquor, or by any other means, shall be considered alike amenable, and fined as aforesaid.
Sec. 2. This ordinance to take effect, and to be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, February 15, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO THE UNIVERSITY.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That all matters and powers whatever in relation to common schools, and all other institutions of learning, within the city of , be, and the same hereby are transferred from the City Council of the City of , to the Chancellor and Regents of the University of the City of .
Sec. 2. Teis [This] ordinance to take effect, and to be in force, from and after its passage. Passed, February 22, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the city of , That the freedom of the be, and the same is, hereby conferred on the present , , Council of Revision, and members of both Houses of the General Assembly of the State of ; and also, to the Hon. , as an evidence of our gratitude for their great liberality to this community, during the present winter. Passed, February 22, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the city of , That the citizens of Kimball’s Addition to be, and they hereby are permitted to extend the survey of the original plot over said Addi [p. 14]tion; Provided, That no survey shall ever be made therein which does not conform to the city plot of .
Passed, February 22, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder,
 
AN ORDINANCE DIVIDING THE CITY INTO WARDS.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , That the be, and the same hereby is, divided into four wards, as follows; to wit: all that district of country, within the city limits, north of the centre of Knight street, and west of the centre of Wells street, shall constitute the First Ward; all north of the centre of Knight street, and east of the centre of Wells street, the Second Ward; all south of the centre of Knight street, and east of the centre of Wells street, the Third Ward; and all south of the centre of Knight street, and west of the centre of Wells street, the Fourth Ward of said .
Sec. 2. Each ward shall be entitled to the following representation in the City Council; to wit: one Alderman and two Councillors; Provided, That the Fourth Ward shall be entitled to three Councillors;—and the Mayor for the at large.
Sec. 3. The Aldermen and Councillors already elected be the general ticket system, shall be assigned as follows, for the first term; to wit: , Alderman; and and , Councillors for the first ward;—, Alderman; and and Councillors, for the second ward;—, Alderman; and and , Councillors, for the third ward;—, Alderman; and Joseph Smith, and , Councillors, for the fourth ward of said .
Sec. 4. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor,
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO ROADS AND TOWN PLOTS.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , That all state and county roads within the limits of this , excepting where they occupy the same ground as the city streets, and the original surveys and plots of the old town of , and , be, and the same hereby are vacated.
Sec. 2. This ordinance to take effect, and to be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 15]
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO THE CITY PLOT.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That no tract of land, within the limits of this , shall hereafter be surveyed, plotted and laid out into city lots, unless the same be surveyed, and plotted so as to correspond with the original survey and plot of the city of —and any survey, or plot made in violation of this ordinance shall be null and void.
Sec. 2. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
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 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 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , That the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter-Day-Saints, Quakers, Episcopalians, Universalists, Unitarians, Mohammedans, and all other religious sects, and denominations, whatever, shall have free toleration, and equal privileges, in this , and should any person be guilty of ridiculing, abusing, or otherwise depreciating, another, in consequence of his religion, or of disturbing, or interrupiing, any religious meeting, within the limits of [p. 16] this , 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. It is hereby made the duty of all municipal officers to notice, and report to the Mayor, any breach or violation of this or any other ordinance of this city that may come within their knowledge, or of which they may be advised; and any officer aforesaid is hereby authorised to arrest all such violators of rule, law, and order, either with, or without process.
Sec. 3. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage. Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE CREATING CERTAIN ADDITIONAL CITY OFFICES THEREIN NAMED.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That, in addition to the city officers heretofore elected, there shall be elected by the City Council, one High Constable, for each ward, one Surveyor and Engineer, one Market Master, one Weigher and Sealer, and one Collector, for the , whose duties shall hereafter be defined by ordinance.
Sec. 2. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage. Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
ELECTION BY CITY COUNCIL OF HIGH CONSTABLES AND STREET SUPERVISOR.
, for the First Ward; , for the Second Ward; , for the Third Ward; and for the Fourth Ward of this . was also elected Supervisor of Streets, in the place of , who is necessarily absent from the . March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder,
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That ’s petition and map, (which was laid on the table,) be taken up, and that the petitioner be at liberty to withdraw his petition.
Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 17]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the Marshal give notice to the person having encumbrance on the street at ’s house, and oblige him to have the same removed within ten days. Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That all nuisances on the street which runs along the , be removed by the . Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , that be, and he is hereby appointed to attend the County Cimmissioners’ Court to procure an appropriation for roads in this section of country. Passed, March 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the general code of City Ordinances, now before the Committee, be brought forward separately for the convenience of discussion,
Passed, March 8th, 1841.
, Mayor,
, Recorder.
 
Upon motion of Councillor Joseph Smith, was appointed City Surveyor. Passed, March 8th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Upon motion of Councillor Joseph Smith, was appointed Weigher and Sealer for the .
March 8th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder,
 
Upon motion of , , the City Assessor, was appointed Collector of Taxes in the .
March 8th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Upon motion of Councillor Joseph Smith, was appointed Market Master for the .
March 8th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 18]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That a further time of ten days be, and the same hereby is extended to , for removing the obstructions upon the street at the mill. Passed, March 8th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Upon motion of , the labor tax for the citizens of , for this year, was fixed at three days.
March 8th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Upon motion of , the following Committee of four persons were appointed to ascertain where work is most needed upon the streets, and to report; to wit: Alderman , for the first ward, Alderman , for the second ward, Councillor , for the third ward, and for the fourth ward.
March 8th 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Upon motion of , time was granted until next meeting of Council, for the Committee on Streets to report.
March 15, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That ’s Mill be altogether removed. March 15th 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That four months time be granted to the of the mill, called Annis’s Mill, to remove the same, or in default, that it be removed at the expense of the . March 15, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO DOGS.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all persons who keep a Dog within the , be fined in a sum not less than one dollar, nor exceeding ten dollars, provided the dog is set upon cattle, or hogs, or molests any person.
Sec. 2. This ordinance to take effect, and to be in force, from and after its passage. Passed, March 29, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 19]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the City be ordered to survey the city of , and plots of , to accord with the City Plot of , and make out a map to be recorded. Passed, March 29, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the survey of the City Plot of the City of , be recognized by this Council. Passed, March 29, 1841.
, Mayor.
. Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the Report of the Committee on streets, be, and the same is hereby accepted. Passed, April 12, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the be instructed, and be exempt from working on streets in the third ward, until the first of October next.
Passed, April 12, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the sympathies of this Council be tendered to the relations of , deceased, who was the Assessor for this .
Passed May 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
Recorder.
 
Upon a motion, seconded and carried, Lewis Robison was appointed City Assessor for the City of , in the place of , deceased. May 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That a Burying Ground be procured, out of the , and purchased at the expense of the . Passed, May 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Upon motion, , and Councillors and were unanimously appointed a committee to procure a Burying Ground.
May 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 20]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That ten acres be the quantity of land to be procured for the burying ground.
Passed, May 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the be instructed to open that part of Wells street, which is north of Knight street, as far north as Young street; and also, that part of Young street west of Knight street, to the next corner by Mr. Harringshaws [Hugh Herringshaw’s]. Passed, May 1, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the citizens of this be protected for killing all dogs running at large which are set upon cattle, or hogs, or molests any person.
Passed. May 1. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That all persons who keep a slut, and let her run at large, while she has dogs following her, be fined twenty dollars. Passed, May 1, 1841.
; Mayor
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That Parley street be the street to be improved to meet the State Road.
Passed. May 21, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved By the City Council of the City of , That the the Resolution of the 12th of April last (exempting the from working upon the streets in the third ward, until the first of October next,) be recinded. Passed, May 21, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That Sunday, the eighteenth instant, be set apart, throughout this , as a day of public fasting, humiliation, and prayer, on account of the death of , as a feeble testimonial of our high regard, and great respect, for his public services and private virtues, as a statesman and citizen. Passed, July 12, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That any person, or persons, in the city of , be at liberty to sell vinous liquors in any quantity, subject to the city laws heretofore made and now in force. Passed, July 12, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 21]
Resolved, By the City Council of the city of , That the city do forthwith take a survey of a highway to be put on a line, on the best ground on either side, north or south, of the northeast corner of section 7, in range 6 north, eight west, and continue west to the river, and the road to be opened hereafter.
Passed, July 12, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
was duly elected a Councillor in the City Council of the city of , in the place of , deceased. September 4, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
and , were duly elected Regents of the University of the City of , in the places of and , both deceased.
September 4. 1841.
, Recorder.
, Recorder.
 
was duly elected Professor of Mathematics and English Literature in the University of the City of , and Master of Arts conferred upon him.
September 4. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the City Assessor do lodge the usual bond with the city , and proceed with the assessment. September 4, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the city procure a Seal for the corporation, and that the orders be issued by him under said Seal, to draw monies out of the city treasury, signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Recorder.
September 4, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the bonds of the Assessor and Collector be one thousand dollars.
September 4, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That be, and he is hereby appointed one of the committee (in the stead of ,) to procure a burying ground.
September 4. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 22]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the committee to procure a Burying Ground, be at liberty to purchase two blocks for that purpose, one on each side of the , and so as to agree with the city plot. September 4, 1841.
, Mayor.
. Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the committee to procure a Burying Ground be at liberty to lay off the same in such form as they may consider most suitable.
September 4, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
was duly elected Sexton.
September 4. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That that part of Partridge street north of Cutler street be, and the same is hereby ordered to be opened and graded. September 4, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
was duly elected City Treasurer for the city of , and required to give a bond for one thousand dollars.
September 4, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That , , and , be and they are hereby appointed a committee to inspect a street beginning at the north end of a street near the brick house of Mr. Nurse, thence running north across the half section the distance of half a mile, and report respecting the practicability of opening said street.
Passed. October 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That , , and receive instructions and act in viewing other streets deemed nessessary to be opened. Passed, October 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the be instructed to direct the to have work done in the neighborhood of General Smith’s dwelling.
Passed, October 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 23]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That Aldermen and , and , be a committee appointed to view the best grounds to open a street, or streets, near the Lot, to run from where a street was opened to, until it would extend to the eastern limits of the corporation, being a continuous route, and that they report at the next meeting.
Passed. October 16. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That some work be done on Parley street, and the street opened.
Passed, October 16. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the city Assessor procure necessary documents to enable him to assess the city taxes. Passed, October 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That be, and he hereby is appointed to act as City Marshal in the absence and until the return of the city who intended to go to . Passed, October 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the be instructed to notify the High Constables of this , that unless each of them do lodge a bond, (with sufficient sureties,) for five hundred dollars each, with the city , before the next meeting of this council, that they will be removed from said office for such neglect. Passed, October 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the bond of the Marshal be one thousand dollars, and that do lodge a bond with sufficient sureties for that amount, with the city , before the next meeting of the City Council.
Passed, October 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the thanks of this Council be given to , the City Marshal, for his good conduct, zeal, and indefatigable exertions, for the welfare of this , and the peace and tranquility of its inhabitants and citizens since his appointment to office, and which is highly esteemed and appreciated by us. Passed, October, 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 24]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the vote of thanks of this Council to the City , be copied and certified by the , and given to the .
Passed, October 16, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That certain houses in the City of , be, and the same are hereby declared to be nuisances; to wit: a small frame house upon the hill near the Lot, and old houses upon Kimball’s ground, namely; the house wherein Mrs. Huntington died; the house next to it on the north side, and the house wherein the family of Fisk died; and that the house on the hill be removed by Monday night, and the other houses in a week from this day; and that all vicious dogs are declared to be a nuisance, and Councillor Joseph Smith is hereby appointed to see that they be destroyed; also, to see that all other nuisances be removed. Given at City Council House, which we certify.
October 23d, 1841.
, Mayor.
, City Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That a street be opened beginning at the north end of a street near the brick house of Mr. Nurse; thence running north across the half section the distance of half a mile, and the route to be continued south to Mulholland street. Passed, October 23d, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the street be opened (from where a street was opened, to near the Lot,) around Speers’ field, to meet the Prairie, and Mulholland street to be opened entirely through the fields.
Passed. October 23d. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the street east of Warsaw street, between Mulholland and Parley streets, be opened. Passed, October 23d, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the street west of Winchester’s, between Parley street and Mulholland street, be opened, and continued north to Young street.
Passed, October 23d, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 25]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That ’s resignation as High Constable of the , and declining to accept of the office of City Marshal, be accepted.
Passed, October 23d, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
was this day appointed by the City Council, to be City Marshal of the City of , Illinois, in the place of, and during the absence of . October 23, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Lewis Robison was duly appointed High Constable of the Third ward, in the place of , resigned.
October 23d, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
was duly appointed High Constable of the Fourth ward, in the place of , resigned.
October 23, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
and were duly elected Aldermen, and added to the City Council. October 23d, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
, , and were duly elected Councillors, and added to the City Council.
October 23d, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the oral Report of the committee respecting the Burying Ground be, and the same is hereby accepted. Passed, October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
The petition of , relative to a pauper who had been at his house for a length of time, was referred to a committee, to wit: and , to inquire into the circumstances. October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the street east of Warsaw street be opened, from Parley street to the city limits. Passed, October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor
, Recorder. [p. 26]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the City Council have jurisdiction and authority over all fines imposed by the city officers, whether in retaining or remitting them.
Which we certify. October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
, , and were duly elected Councillors, and added to the City Council.
October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
and were duly elected Aldermen, and added to the City Council. October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
was this day appointed by the City Council of the City of , High Constable of the Fourth ward of the . Which we certify. October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
The freedom of the was conferred upon , Esq., and , Esq. October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That , Esq., counsellor at law, and , be permitted to act as lawyers in the discussion of the subject matter of the fine imposed upon . Passed, October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the fine do stand confirmed against , and be not mitigated.
Passed, October 30th, 1841.
, Mayor.
. Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the swamp directly west of Councillor ’s house be drained, so soon as circumstances permit. Passed, November 1st, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
It was adopted by the City Council of the City of , That the amount of wages for the Supervisor of streets, be fixed at one dollar per day. Which we certify. November 1st, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 27]
The resignation of as a councillor of this City Council, was accepted. Nobember 1st, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
was duly elected one of the City Councillors in the stead of , resigned. November 1st, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
was duly appointed City Attorney for the City of ; which we certify. November 6th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That this Council approve of the acts of the , as respects the removal and destruction of the house which was removed on the hill as a nuisance. Passed, November 1st, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the amount of damages claimed by , for the house which was removed on the hill as a nuisance, be not paid.
Passed, November, 1st, 1841.
, Mayor.
Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the City do lodge the usual bond with surety, in the sum of five hundred dollars, as Recorder of this . Passed, Nov. 6, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That liberty be, and the same hereby is given to to withdraw his petition respecting a pauper. Passed, November 6th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That this council meet on every Saturday evening at six o’clock, to discuss the laws of the , and other business. Which we certify.
November 6th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 28]
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That this council meet in Councillor ’s office, and that he receive pay for the use of the room, and for fuel and candles, out of the city Treasury. Which we certify.
November 6th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the city Assessor be instructed to assess all property, both real and personal within the city limits, which is taxable by the , for state or county purposes. Which we certify. November 6th 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the provide a desk and suitable books of record, and also stationary, and draw money from the city Treasury to pay for the same, and the above property be kept at the council house.
Passed, November 13th, 1841.
, Mayor.
. Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the ’s bond which has been presented by him, and hereby accepted by this council, be lodged with the city .
Passed, November 13th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
It was unanimously adopted by the City Council of the City of , That the claim of the City , for a sum of thirty two dollars, be allowed. Which we certify. November 13th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO APPEALS.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That when an appeal is taken from any decision of the Mayor or Aldermen to the Municipal Court, the person appealing shall give notice of his intention immediately on the rendition of the judgment, and within five days thereafter he shall file an approved bond with the Treasurer of the for all costs, and costs that may accrue, of which he shall give due notice to the officer before whom the judgment was obtained. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Which we certify.
Passed, November 13th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 29]
AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE COMPENSATION OF THE MAYOR AND RECORDER OF THE CITY OF .
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the Mayor and Recorder shall receive one hundred dollars, each, for the current year, as a compensation for their services. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Which we certify.
Passed, November 13th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING VAGRANTS AND DISORDERLY PERSONS.
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That all vagrants, idle, or disorderly persons; persons found drunk in or about the streets; all suspicious persons; persons who have no fixed place of residence, or visible means of support, or cannot give a good account of themselves; persons guilty of profane or indecent language or behaviour; persons guilty of using indecent, impertinent, or unbecoming language towards any city officer when in the discharge of his duty, or of menacing, threatning, or otherwise obstructing, said officer; shall, on conviction thereof before the Mayor, or Municipal Court, be required to enter into security for good behavior for a reasonable time, and indemnify the corporation against any charge, and in case of refusal or inability to give security, they shall be confined to labor for a time not exceeding ninety days; or be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars; or be imprisoned not exceeding six months; or all; at the discretion of said Mayor or Coutr [Court]. This act to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage. Passed, November 13th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
Resolved, By the City Council of the City of , That the certificate of the City , for the surveying of the first street south of Lumber street, be received, and that he be allowed the sum of six dollars and fifty cents therein set forth. Which we certify.
November 27th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING FIREARMS, AND PERSONS LITIGANT.
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That if any person shall fire or shoot a gun, pistol, or other fire arms, idly or for sport or amusement, in the night, or on Sunday, the per [p. 30]son so doing shall forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding fifty dollars; Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall be construed to affect any officer of this for firing or shooting as aforesaid while in the execution of his duty.
Sec. 2. That if any person shall prosecute another before the authorities of this , (in a criminal case) and fail to procure a conviction, said person shall be taxed with the costs of suit, if said authorities shall consider it a malicious prosecution; if not, the shall be liable for the costs thereof. This ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Passed, November 27th, 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
 
AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO HAWKERS, PEDLARS, AND PUBLIC SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons, usually denominated hawkers and pedlars, to hawk or carry about from place to place in this , any goods, wares, or merchandise, excepting such as are manufactured within the limits of this corporation; who shall not, previously to selling or offering for sale, such goods, wares, or merchandise, have obtained a license therefor from this corporation, signed by the Mayor, and countersigned by the Recorder, for which he, she, or they shall, at the time of obtaining the same, pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, nor less than ten dollars; and such person or persons as aforesaid, who may be found hawking about any goods or merchandise, except as aforesaid, and selling or offering the same for sale without a license therefor, shall forfeit and pay for each and every such offence the sum of twenty dollars; and any person or persons who shall refuse to exhibit his, her, or their license so obtained, upon being required by any citizen so to do, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars for each and every such refusal; Provided, That nothing in the foregoing shall be construed to require a license for hawking about for sale any articles of poultry, fish, meat, bread-stuffs, butter, cheese, eggs or vegetables; or such perishable merchandise as is used for food.
Sec. 2. That all licenses granted by this corporation to hawkers or pedlars, shall expire on the first Monday of November next following the date of such license.
Sec. 3. That any persons desiring to exhibit, within this corporation, any curiosities of nature or art, not inconsistent with decency, or contrary to good morals, shall procure a license as aforesaid, for which he, she, or they shall pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, nor less than ten dollars; and the said license shall continue [p. 31] in force for one week and no longer; and such person or persons as aforesaid, who may be found in open violation of this section, shall forfeit and pay for each and every such offence the sum of fifty dollars; all exhibitions inconsistent with decency, or contrary to good morals, are expressly prohibited under the penalty of one hundred dollars for each offence.
Sec. 4. This ordinance to take effect, and to be in force, from and after its passage.
Passed, November 27, 1841.
, Mayor,
, Recorder.
 
OFFICERS OF THE CITY OF , AND THE COURTS, AT THIS DATE.
Mayor, Recorder,
Attorney, Notary Public,
Marshal, Treasurer,
Marshal ad int. Surveyor,
Assessor & Collector—L[ewis] Robison Supervisor of Streets,
Weigher & Sealer Market Master,
Sexton
 
FIRST WARD.
Aldermen, .
Councillors, , , .
High Constable.
 
SECOND WARD.
Aldermen, .
Councillors, , , ,
High Constable.
 
THIRD WARD.
Aldermen, .
Councillors, , , .
High Constable—Lewis Robison.
 
FOURTH WARD.
Aldermen, .
Councillors—Joseph Smith, , ,
High Constable.
The City Council consists of the Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors, and sits on the first and third Saturday of every month, commencing at 6 o’clock, P. M. [p. 32]

Footnotes

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    TEXT: L. S. enclosed in a printed representation of a seal.