Petition from William Nesbitt, 6 December 1842

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To the honble the City Col of the City of .
The Petition of Wm. Nesbitt humby Sheweth/
That Petr erected a Slaughter House in the South West pt of this , near to a lot occupied by , considering it <​one of the​> the most best adapted places in the for that purpose, as it stands on an emmence [immense] sloping towards, & quite contiguous to the , by which means it could be kept quite clean, <​& at all times​> without any <​offinsive​> stench <​or effluvia​> to injure any of the Inhabitants of the , & <​Sheweth​> that & other inhabitants <​lately​> petitioned this Your honble body, & obtained the passage of a law for the <​erection​> regulation & removal of Slaughter Houses within this , by means whereof, Petr will be <​put to consid[era]ble inconvenince &​> receive <​much​> damage & injury in his property <​if sd law is not altered <​repealed​> or amended.​>— Petr Sheweth that <​in case he is permitted to Slaughter in sd House​> he is willing to undertake to keep the same <​continually​> washed out & clean [illegible] after the Slaughter of each <​from time to time after being used for h◊◊d Slaughter. so that​> Beast of the same can bear <​the inspection​> the closest of a Board of Health, or other proper officer of this , in as much as he intends to have a proper way to Convey away all filth into the , from <​by​> which it will pass off instantaneously, by reason of the swift Current which is constantly at that place. & Petr as in duty bound will Pray.—
Decr 6th 1842. [p. [1]]
We the Undersigned <​persons​> Petr approve of the <​plan &​> intention of Wm. Nesbitt the Petr within named, as stated in the within Petn., & pray your the honble the City Col of the City of to take his Petn into Considn., & grant him the relief thereby Sought for. [p. [2]]