Ordinance, 12 May 1843, as Published in Nauvoo Neighbor

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An ordinance in relatiom to Swine runing at large
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That from and after passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons owning hogs or swine to allow the same to run at large within the limits of said .
Sec. 2. And it is hereby further ordained that a fine of five dollars for every hog or swine shall be imposed upon any person or persons suffering their swine to run at large within the limits of said corporation; said fine to be imposed by the Mayor or any Alderman of said upon the complaint of any person or persons aggrieved, and to be collected of the goods and chattels of the defendant as in common .
Sec. 3. And be it further ordained, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be lawful for any citizen or constable to take up any swine found running at large within the bounds of said , and convey them to the Marshal of said , who shall give three days notice, posted up in three public places in the , in writing, and if no owner shall appear and pay all expenses incurred by virtue of this act, said swine shall be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, and after deducting all necessary expenses, the proceeds shall be paid into the City Treasury.
Sec. 4. And be it further ordained, That the Marshal of said be allowed twenty-five cents per day for keeping such hogs or swine, and ten per cent of the proceeds of sales made by him in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance.
This ordinance to take effect, and be in force from and after its passage.
Passed May 12th, 1843.
, Pres’t. pro. tem.
, Recorder. [p. [2]]