Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 February 1841–8 February 1845

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Ordinance, 16 December 1843–A
An ordinance concerning <​regulating​> Merchants’ and Grocer’s Licences.
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of , that before any person or persons can legally sell or vend goods, wares provisions or commodities, as Merchants or Grocers, <​Auctioneers or druggists​> at any stand, store or grocery, within the limits of said , he, she, or they shall first obtain a licence from the City Recorder, for which, he, she, or they shall pay down at the rate of one dollar for every hundred dollars worth of stock in trade, at the discretion of said Recorder by enquiry upon oath, as to the amount of stock; and shall said Licence shall continue in force one year from the date; The Amount for said Licence shall be by the Recorder, paid into the Treasury for the use and benefit of said .
Sec 2 And be it further ordained that this ordinance shall go into effect on the 25th. day of December, instant, and that the penalty for a refusal or neglect to comply with its requirements, shall be five <​two​> Two dollars upon every hundred dollars worth of stock in trade, recoverable before the Mayor of said upon proof as in other cases of violating ordinances.
Sec 3. And be it further ordained that the City Marshal, (whose duty it is to carry this ordinance into effect) or any other person, shall be allowed ten percent, out of the fine, for proscuting violations of this ordinance to effect.
Sec 4. And be it further ordained, that the Recorder, at the ’s expence, shall furnish a Book to Register the names of persons and dates to whom Licences are granted, withe the amount of stock, for which Registry and Licence, he shall receive on dollar fees, and persons to whom Licences are granted, shall post them in a conspicuous place in the store or Grocery so licenced.
Sec 5 And be it further ordained that where the stock in trade is increased after the Licence is granted during the continuance, such person or persons shall report the same [p. 195]
Ordinance, 16 December 1843–A
An ordinance regulating Merchants’ and Grocer’s Licences.
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of , that before any person or persons can legally sell or vend goods, wares provisions or commodities, as Merchants Grocers, Auctioneers or druggists at any stand, store or grocery, within the limits of said , he, she, or they shall first obtain a licence from the City Recorder, for which, he, she, or they shall pay down at the rate of one dollar for every hundred dollars worth of stock in trade, at the discretion of said Recorder by enquiry upon oath, as to the amount of stock; and said Licence shall continue in force one year from the date; The Amount for said Licence shall be by the Recorder, paid into the Treasury for the use and benefit of said .
Sec 2 And be it further ordained that this ordinance shall go into effect on the 25th. day of December, instant, and that the penalty for a refusal or neglect to comply with its requirements, shall be Two dollars upon every hundred dollars worth of stock in trade, recoverable before the Mayor of said upon proof as in other cases of violating ordinances.
Sec 3. And be it further ordained that the City Marshal, (whose duty it is to carry this ordinance into effect) or any other person, shall be allowed ten percent, out of the fine, for proscuting violations of this ordinance to effect.
Sec 4. And be it further ordained, that the Recorder, at the ’s expence, shall furnish a Book to Register the names of persons and dates to whom Licences are granted, with the amount of stock, for which Registry and Licence, he shall receive on dollar fees, and persons to whom Licences are granted, shall post them in a conspicuous place in the store or Grocery so licenced.
Sec 5 And be it further ordained that where the stock in trade is increased after the Licence is granted during the continuance, such person or persons shall report the same [p. 195]
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