Ordinance, 22 April 1842–A

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An Ordinance fixing the size of brick moulds, in the City of .
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that from and after the passage of this ordinance, all bricks made in the City of , for sale, shall be made in moulds of the following size and denominations, that is to say: nine inches and one quarter long in the clear, four inches and five <​a​> eighths <​half​> wide in the clear, and two inches and a half deep in the clear; but stock bricks shall be made in moulds, two inches and five-eighths deep in the clear.
Sec. 2. That if any person or persons shall sell, or expose to sale, within the City of , bricks hereafter made in moulds of any other dimensions than those given and described in the first section of this ordinance, arch bricks, cornice bricks, and water table bricks, excepted, or in moulds not tested and stamped as correct, and with the letter N, (by which letter all articles passed upon by him shall hereafter be stamped,) by the Sealer of Weights and Measures, (by which letter all articles passed upon by him shall hereafter be stamped,) who shall receive as a compensation therefor, for the owner of such moulds, the sum of twelve and a half cents for each mould <​for the bricks​> so stamped, they shall forfeit and pay, upon conviction thereof, from one to twenty dollars for each and every offence as aforesaid, at the discretion of the Mayor, or Municipal Court.
Passed, April 22nd, AD. 1842.
, Mayor
Recorder) [p. [1]]
April 22nd.. 1842.—
Ordinance fixing the Size of Brick Moulds. [p. [2]]


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    Signatures of John C. Bennett and James Sloan.  

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    Docket in handwriting of James Sloan.