Ordinance, 21 December 1843, Draft

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An ordinance to prevent unlawful search or seizure of person or property by foreign process, in the City of
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that to prevent kidnapping, illegal arrests of persons, or unlawful searches for property, that all writs or warrants issued out of the shall, before, they are executed within the limits of said , be examined <​by​> and receive the Mayors approval and signature <​of the Mayor of said ​> on the back of said process, and be served by the Marshall of said <​,​>
Sec 2 And any officers who be it further ordained that any every officer who shall execute or attempt to execute any process as aforesaid, without first obtaining the approval and signature of the Mayor of said as above specified <​in the first section of this ordinance​> shall be subject to a fine of not less than five <​dollars​> nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not less than one month nor more than six months in the City Prison, or both, as a breach of ordinanc to be tried before the Municipal Court of said
Joseph Smith
passed Decmber 21. 1843
, Recorder, [p. [1]]
An ordinance to prevent unlawful search or seizure of person or property—— by foreign process in the City of .—
<​Passed Dec 21— 1843​>
<​Filed same date.​> [p. [2]]


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    JS signature in handwriting probably of Willard Richards.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Willard Richards.  

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    Endorsements in handwriting of Willard Richards.