Ordinance, 1 March 1841–E, Thomas Bullock Copy

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An Ordinance in relation to religious Societies
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of That the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter Day Saints, Quakers Episcopalians, Universalists, Unitarians, Mahommedans, and all other religious sects and denominations whatever shall have free toleration and equal privileges in this , and should any person be guilty of ridiculing abusing or otherwise depreciating another in consequence of his religion, or of disturbing or interrupting any religious meeting within the limits of this he shall on conviction thereof before the Mayor or Municipal Court be considered a disturber of the public peace and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of the said Mayor or Court.
Sec 2. It is hereby made the duty of all Municipal officers to notice and report to the Mayor any breach or violation of this or any other ordinance of this that may come within their knowledge, or of which they may be advised and any officer aforesaid is hereby fully authorized to arrest all such violaters of rule, law, and order, either with or without .
Sec 3. This ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage
Passed March 1st. 1841
— Recorder—
State of Illinois)
City of )
Office of Recorder—
I recorder of the City of do hereby Certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled ordinance now on file in my office.
Witness my hand and seal of Corporation at the City of , this 25th. day of May 1844—
Recorder [p. [1]]
An ordinance in relation to Religious Societies
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Filed May 28, 1844
Filed august 12 1844
James M Campbell clk [p. [2]]


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    Signature of Willard Richards.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Docket and notation probably in handwriting of David E. Head.  

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    Notation in handwriting of James M. Campbell.