Petition from John Barnett and Others, circa 9 March 1844

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To the Hon City Council of the City of
Gentleman of the City Council we your Humble petitioners pray your Hon Body to Repeal the Ordinance Commonally Cal’d the Hog law the Reasons that we would assign is first that our is two new and thinly Settld Second it gives design<​ing​> men a pretext to impose upon the citizens third all Citizen will have the prevelege of Raising his or her own pork and numer<​ous​> other Reasons Could be adduced if Space would permit And pass Some ordinance that would make owners of all unruly Hogs accountable for damages done and we your petitioners will ever pray
Minus 15 <​hogs​>
Major S Russell
Benj Willis Andrew Smith
Joseph F Phippen T Markham
James Moffett
Wm. Barton Henry Cooley
Asa Barton James Randalll
Norton Jacob Evrett Whitlock
Daniel W Kunzell
S Dregs Lewis Robison
[p. [1]]
March 9th. 1844
Petition to have the Hog Law repealed
<​A Petition to the Hon City Council​>
<​Read March 9, 1844—​>
<​Rejected​> [p. [2]]


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    Signatures of petitioners.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Thomas Bullock.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of Willard Richards.