Ordinance, 5 July 1842–A, as Published in the Wasp–B

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An Ordinance entitled “An Ordinance, in relation to writs of .”
Sec. 1. Be it, and it is hereby ordained by the City Council of the City of , That no Citizen of this shall be taken out of the , by any writ, without the privilege of investigation before the Municipal Court, and the benefit of a writ of Habeas Corpus, as granted in the seventeenth section of the charter of this .
Be it understood that this ordinance is enacted for the protection of the citizens of this , that they in all cases have the right of trial in this , and not be subjected to illegal process by their enemies.
Sec. 2. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force from and after its passage.—Passed July 5, 1842.
JOSEPH SMITH, Mayor.
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