History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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30 January 1843 • Monday
[12 lines blank] <January 30> Monday 30 Spent the day at home, until 6 in the evening <when> I presided in the City Council, where much business was transacted, the most important of which was, A bill reported by a Committee which passed as follows
“Laws and Ordinances of the City of — The City Council do ordain as follows. The several sections following are declared Laws and Ordinances of the said , and any person who shall be guilty of any of the offences hereinafter mentioned, shall be subject to the penalty hereinafter to be prescribed, to be sued for and collected before the Mayor, the Municipal Court, or any Alderman of said
Of City Officers
There shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of , biennially, the following Officers for the City of , in addition to those provided for in the City Charter of said , to wit; an Engineer, Market Master, Weigher and sealer of weights and measures, a Fire warden in each Ward of the , a Sexton, and a Police Officer, to act under the direction of the Mayor as Captain of the Watch, and a Supervisor of Streets and Alleys.
First Division
of the Preservation of good order.
Sec. 1. No person shall keep a Billiard Table, Faro Bank, or any other instrument of gaming, where, or on, or with which, money liquor or other articles, shall in any manner be played for, or if any person shall keep a disorderly or gaming house, such person shall for every offence, forfeit and pay a penalty of twenty five dollars, and also the further penalty of twenty five dollars for every forty eight hours, during which, such person shall continue to keep the same, after the first conviction for any violation of this section.
Section 2. Any person or persons who shall make, aid, countenance or assist in making any—— improper noise, riot, disturbance, or diversion in the Streets, or elsewhere; and all persons who shall collect in bodies or crowds, for unlawful purposes, to the annoyance or disturbance of Citizens or travellers, shall for each offence forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars in the discretion of the Court convicting.
Section 3. No person shall use any abusive, indecent or threatning words to another individual, without being deemed a disturber of the Peace, and shall forfeit and pay a penalty of not less than one dollar and not exceeding twenty dollars, and shall moreover be bound to keep the peace in the discretion of the Court.
Section 4. If any person shall injure another by quarrelling, fighting, assaulting, beating, or otherwise, the person so offending shall on conviction, forfeit and pay a penalty of not less than three dollars, and not—— exceeding one hundred dollars, and moreover may be imprisoned not exceeding six months in the discretion [p. 1460]
[HC 5:262]
30 January 1843 • Monday
[12 lines blank] January 30 Monday 30 Spent the day at home, until 6 in the evening when I presided in the City Council, where much business was transacted, the most important of which was, A bill reported by a Committee which passed as follows
“Laws and Ordinances of the City of — The City Council do ordain as follows. The several sections following are declared Laws and Ordinances of the said , and any person who shall be guilty of any of the offences hereinafter mentioned, shall be subject to the penalty hereinafter to be prescribed, to be sued for and collected before the Mayor, the Municipal Court, or any Alderman of said
Of City Officers
There shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of , biennially, the following Officers for the City of , in addition to those provided for in the City Charter of said , to wit; an Engineer, Market Master, Weigher and sealer of weights and measures, a Fire warden in each Ward of the , a Sexton, and a Police Officer, to act under the direction of the Mayor as Captain of the Watch, and a Supervisor of Streets and Alleys.
First Division
of the Preservation of good order.
Sec. 1. No person shall keep a Billiard Table, Faro Bank, or any other instrument of gaming, where, or on, or with which, money liquor or other articles, shall in any manner be played for, or if any person shall keep a disorderly or gaming house, such person shall for every offence, forfeit and pay a penalty of twenty five dollars, and also the further penalty of twenty five dollars for every forty eight hours, during which, such person shall continue to keep the same, after the first conviction for any violation of this section.
Section 2. Any person or persons who shall make, aid, countenance or assist in making any—— improper noise, riot, disturbance, or diversion in the Streets, or elsewhere; and all persons who shall collect in bodies or crowds, for unlawful purposes, to the annoyance or disturbance of Citizens or travellers, shall for each offence forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars in the discretion of the Court convicting.
Section 3. No person shall use any abusive, indecent or threatning words to another individual, without being deemed a disturber of the Peace, and shall forfeit and pay a penalty of not less than one dollar and not exceeding twenty dollars, and shall moreover be bound to keep the peace in the discretion of the Court.
Section 4. If any person shall injure another by quarrelling, fighting, assaulting, beating, or otherwise, the person so offending shall on conviction, forfeit and pay a penalty of not less than three dollars, and not—— exceeding one hundred dollars, and moreover may be imprisoned not exceeding six months in the discretion [p. 1460]
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