Ordinance, 27 November 1841–B, as Published in Times and Seasons

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An Ordinance in relation to hawkers, pedlars, and public shows and exhibitions.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that it shall not be lawful for any person or persons, usually denominated hawkers and pedlars, to hawk or carry about from place to place in this , any goods, wares, or merchandise, excepting such as are manufactured within the limits of this Corporation, who shall not, previously to selling or offering for sale, such goods, wares, or merchandise, have obtained a license therefor from this Corporation, signed by the Mayor, and counter-signed by the Recorder, for which he, she, or they shall, at the time of obtaining the same, pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, nor less than ten dollars; and such person or persons as aforesaid, who may be found hawking about any goods or merchandise, except as aforesaid, and selling or offering the same for sale without a license therefor, shall forfeit and pay for each and every such offence the sum of twenty dollars: and any person or persons who shall refuse to exhibit his, her, or their license so obtained, upon being required by any citizen so to do, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars for each and every such refusal: Provided, that nothing in the foregoing shall be construed to require a license for hawking about for sale any articles of poultry, fish, meat, bread-stuffs, butter, cheese, eggs, or vegetables; or such perishable merchandise as is used for food.
Sec. 2. That all licenses granted by this Corporation to hawkers or pedlars, shall expire on the first Monday of November next following the date of such license.
Sec. 3. That any person or persons desiring to exhibit, within this Corporation, any curiosities of nature or art, not inconsistent with decency, or contrary to good morals, shall procure a license as aforesaid, for which he, she, or they, shall pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, nor less than ten dollars; and the said license shall continue in force for one week and no longer: and such person or persons as aforesaid, who may be found in open violation of this section, shall forfeit and pay for each and every such offence the sum of fifty dollars: all exhibitions inconsistent with decency, or contrary to good morals, are expressly prohibited under the penalty of one hundred dollars for each offence.
Sec. 4. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage. Passed—Nov. 27, A. D. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 637]