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

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<January 30> such condition as to be considered unsafe, to be without delay, at the expence of the owner thereof,  or occupant thereof, put in such condition as not to be dangerous in causing or promoting fires.
Section 3. If any person shall obstruct or hinder any person under the direction of the Warden  aforesaid, in the performance of his duty under the preceding section, such person shall for  every such offence forfeit the penalty of twenty five dollars.
Fifth Division
of the City Watch.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that there be established in said , a  night watch, or patrol, to be composed of a Captain of the Police, and such watchmen, as may from time  to time be appointed by the City Council; and who shall be governed by such laws and regulations,  and endowed with such powers and authority, as may be given or imposed upon them by the  City Council.
Section 2. It shall be the duty of the Captain of the Police to keep a general superintendance  of the Watch; direct the manner of keeping watch, and the times and rounds of the Watchmen;  and to perform such duties as are necessary and proper for the discharge of his duty and  office; he shall keep a Register of the Watchmen, and have a house or building for the  use of the same, and shall appoint a Lieutenant who shall discharge his duties in  his absence.
Section 3. To the said Watch shall be intrusted the peace and safety of the during  the night, and they shall arrest all persons who may be found in said at unusual  hours, and under suspicious circumstances, and bring such Person or Persons before the  Captain of the Police, who may in his discretion detain such Person or Persons, until  such time as the Mayor or some Alderman can examine into the nature of the  charges against him or them: they shall also stop all riotous or improper noises during  the night, and may arrest offenders as aforesaid, and exercise such a discretion in preserving  the peace and quiet of the , as may be proper and salutary; and for such or other  services there shall be allowed them such reasonable compensation as the Council may  agree upon.
Sixth Division
Public Market.
Section 1. All persons keeping fresh Meat or fish in this , shall at all times keep the  building in which such meat or fish is exposed for sale, clean, and free from any disagreeable  smell; and any Person neglecting to comply with this or the next succeeding Section, shall  for each offence forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars.
Section 2.It shall be the duty of the Supervisor of Streets, to inspect the state of all places  within this , in which fresh meat or fish is exposed for sale, once in each Month, between  the first of November and the first of April, and once in each week between the first of  April and the first of November, and if he shall find the foregoing Section to be not complied  with he shall order the said buildings to be cleansed; and it shall be the duty of the  Person of Persons in charge of said building or buildings to facilitate such examination,  and when directed as aforesaid, to cause such place or places to be cleansed and put  in a healthy condition. Passed Jany. 30th. 1843 Joseph Smith Mayor— Recorder—[”]
31 January 1843 • Tuesday
<31> Tuesday 31 At home all day— a severe Snow blow.
2 February 1843 • Thursday
<February 2> Thursday February 2. Spent the day at home, the weather extremely cold— towards evening  I rode on to the hill to enquire about the Caucus which was there held the previous evening— [p. 1463]
January 30 such condition as to be considered unsafe, to be without delay, at the expence of the owner thereof, or occupant thereof, put in such condition as not to be dangerous in causing or promoting fires.
Section 3. If any person shall obstruct or hinder any person under the direction of the Warden aforesaid, in the performance of his duty under the preceding section, such person shall for every such offence forfeit the penalty of twenty five dollars.
Fifth Division
of the City Watch.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that there be established in said , a night watch, or patrol, to be composed of a Captain of the Police, and such watchmen, as may from time to time be appointed by the City Council; and who shall be governed by such laws and regulations, and endowed with such powers and authority, as may be given or imposed upon them by the City Council.
Section 2. It shall be the duty of the Captain of the Police to keep a general superintendance of the Watch; direct the manner of keeping watch, and the times and rounds of the Watchmen; and to perform such duties as are necessary and proper for the discharge of his duty and office; he shall keep a Register of the Watchmen, and have a house or building for the use of the same, and shall appoint a Lieutenant who shall discharge his duties in his absence.
Section 3. To the said Watch shall be intrusted the peace and safety of the during the night, and they shall arrest all persons who may be found in said at unusual hours, and under suspicious circumstances, and bring such Person or Persons before the Captain of the Police, who may in his discretion detain such Person or Persons, until such time as the Mayor or some Alderman can examine into the nature of the charges against him or them: they shall also stop all riotous or improper noises during the night, and may arrest offenders as aforesaid, and exercise such a discretion in preserving the peace and quiet of the , as may be proper and salutary; and for such or other services there shall be allowed them such reasonable compensation as the Council may agree upon.
Sixth Division
Public Market.
Section 1. All persons keeping fresh Meat or fish in this , shall at all times keep the building in which such meat or fish is exposed for sale, clean, and free from any disagreeable smell; and any Person neglecting to comply with this or the next succeeding Section, shall for each offence forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars.
Section 2.It shall be the duty of the Supervisor of Streets, to inspect the state of all places within this , in which fresh meat or fish is exposed for sale, once in each Month, between the first of November and the first of April, and once in each week between the first of April and the first of November, and if he shall find the foregoing Section to be not complied with he shall order the said buildings to be cleansed; and it shall be the duty of the Person of Persons in charge of said building or buildings to facilitate such examination, and when directed as aforesaid, to cause such place or places to be cleansed and put in a healthy condition. Passed Jany. 30th. 1843 Joseph Smith Mayor— Recorder—”
31 January 1843 • Tuesday
31 Tuesday 31 At home all day— a severe Snow blow.
2 February 1843 • Thursday
February 2 Thursday February 2. Spent the day at home, the weather extremely cold— towards evening I rode on to the hill to enquire about the Caucus which was there held the previous evening— [p. 1463]
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