Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the Mayor of the be, & he hereby is authorised to contract with any competent person, to furnish materials for, and erect and finish a good, susbstantial, & convenient market house for this , on the ground that shall be selected for that purpose by the City Council, which said building shall be built on the most approved plan, and Cost not less than five hundred dollars.
Sec. 2. When said Market House shall be finished, the Mayor is hereby Authorized to make, execute, and deliver unto the competent person building the market house aforesaid, a lease of the same for five years, for and as a full consideration to him for the materials furnished, and labor bestowed in and about the erection & finishing said building by said Person as aforesaid; and that said competent person may lease out the Stalls thereof at public auction in this , to the highest bidder, for such period of time as he may think best, within the five years above mentioned; and the rents and profits arising from the same during the said five years shall be payable to, and for the sole uses of the said competent person aforesaid, for the consideration aforesaid; and at the expiration of said term said competent person shall surrender the possession of said Market House, in good Order, to the Market Master of this , or to such other Person as the City Council shall direct.