Ordinance, 25 October 1842–B, as Published in the Wasp

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An Ordinance respecting absent members.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That in case a less number than a quorum of the City Council shall convene, they are hereby authorised to send the Marshal or any other person or persons by them authorized, for any or all absent member or members, as the majority of such members present shall agree, who shall take him or them into his or their custody, and bring him or them forthwith before the Council, at the expense of such absent member or members, respectively, unless such excuse for non-attendance shall be made as the Council when a quorum is convened, shall judge sufficient; and in that case, the expense shall be paid out of the City treasury.
Sec. 2. That the same fees be allowed the City Marshal or other persons employed by the City Council, as are awarded to the City Marshal for like services, and that they shall be collected as all fines are, of a similar kind.
Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
passed Oct. 25th 1842.
, Pres. pro tem.
, Recorder. [p. [3]]