Ordinance, 16 December 1843–A, as Published in Nauvoo Neighbor–B

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An Ordinance regulating Merchants’ and Grocers’ 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 [p. [2]] the rate of one dollar for every hundred dollars worth of stock in trade, at the discretion of said Recorder by inquiry 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 city 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 per cent, out of the fine for prosecuting violations of this ordinance to effect.
Sec, 4. And be it further ordained that the Recorder, at the ’s expense, 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 one 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 of such licence such person or persons shall report the same to the Recorder, who shall be governed as in the first section of this ordinance, and claim the same proportion of licence money for the benefit of the , as there has been stock added; viz, one dollar for one hundred dollars worth a year; fifty cents for the same amount six months; and in like manner for all sums any length of time; and subject to the same penalty for neglect, refusal or non compliance as is provided in the second section of this ordinance.
Sec. 6. And be it further ordained that the Recorder shall deduct from the licence money, the amount which may have been taxed by the city assessors and collectors for the current year.
Passed Dec. 16, 1843.
, Recorder. [p. [3]]