Ordinance, 12 May 1843

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An Ordinance in relation to Swine running at large.
Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of , that from & after the 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 off the Goods and Chattles of the Defendant as in a common .
Sec. 3. And be if further Ordained, that from & 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 expences incurred by virtue of this act, said Swine shall be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, and after deducting all necessary expences, the proceeds shall be paid into the City Treasury.
Sec. 4. And be it further ordained, that the Marshal of said shall 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, & be in force from & after its passage.
, President P. T.
Passed May 12th. 1843.
, Recorder. [p. [1]]
May 12th. 1843.—
Copy of An Ordinance in relation to Swine running at large. [p. [2]]

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    Docket in handwriting of James Sloan.