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attestations with the seal of the corporation shall be good evidence of the act or thing so certified.

SECT. 9. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 'That the treasurer (if required) shall give sufficient security for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, and for the safe delivery of all monies, books and accounts appertaining thereto, into the hands of his successor, upon demand made for that

purpose. Sect. 10. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the street commissioners, treasurer, high constable, clerk of the market and collector, as well as all other officers which may be appointed by the corporation or council, shall at the meeting of the council in the month of April yearly, render their accounts to the said council for settlement, and the said accounts being so adjusted and settled accordingly, shall be forthwith published by said council, shewing particularly the amount of taxes laid and collected, and of all monies paid into the treasury, and the amount of expenditures.

SECT. 11. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the chief burgess, assistant burgess and president of the council, or any two of them, shall constitute a court of appeal, and prior to the collection of any borouglı tax, the collector shall inform each in. habitant of his tax, and of the time and place of appeal: Provided nevertheless, that said court of appeal shall have no other power than to determine the justness of the apportionment of said tax, and to remedy any grievance that may occur in imposing the same.

Sect. 12. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the high constable to give notice of the annual elections of the said borough, held in pursuance of this act, by setting up advertisements in the market house, and in four other public places in the said borough, ten days previous thereto ; he shall attend and see that the same is opened at the time and in the manner directed by this act : Provided, that it shall be the duty of the present high constable to publish and superintend in like manner the election to be held on the third Friday in March next, as is herein before directed.

Secr 13. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid: That the judges, inspector and clerks of the elections aforesaid shall be allowed each one dollar a day for their services in holding said elections, and the town council shall from time to time affix the salaries of the high constable, town clerk, treasurer, clerk of the market and such other officers as may be appointed under this act, which salaries shall be paid out of the borough treasury by orders drawn thereon signed by the president of the council, wbich shall not be increas

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ed or diminished during the time for which the s I officers were appointed respectively : Provided, that if any person appointed by the Town Council as aforesaid, shall neglect or refuse to take upon himself the duties of the office to which he shall be so appointed, shall forfeit and pay for the use of the corporation, the sum of ten dollars unless he can render to the said council a satisfactory reason why he should be exonerated from such service, of which they shall be the only-judges :—Provided also, that no person shall be compelled to serve in any borough office aforesaid, more than one year in three years.

Sect. 14. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any person or persons shall think him, her or themselves aggrieved by any thing done in pursuance of this act, except in what relates to the imposing and collecting the borough tax and appointments made by the town council, he, she or they may appeal to the next court of quarter sessions, to be held for the said county, upon giving security according to law to prosecute his, her or their appeal with effect; and the said court having taken such order thei ein ay sball seem to them just and reasonable the same shall be conclusive against all parties.

Sect. 15. And be it further enacted by the authority atoresaid, That the inhabitants of said borough and all persons holding property therein, shall be competent witnesses in all actions arising under this act or the by-laws and ordinances of said corporation.

Sect. 16. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the third Friday of March next, so much of the act entitled, “ An act for the erecting the town of Carlisle, in the county of Cumberland, into a borough, for regulating the buildings, preventing nuisances and encroachments on the commons, squares, streets, lanes and alleys of the same, and for other purposes therein mentioned,” as is altered, supplied or amended by this act, be and the same is hereby repealed : and that so much of said act as authorizes the holding of fairs in said borough, be and the same is hereby repeal. ed.

JOHN ST. CLAIR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

P. C. LANE,

Speaker of the Senate.

APPROVED-The fourteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and four.

SIMON SNYNDER,

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Market days and hours fixed-Retailing provisions without license prohibite

ed Penalty for purchasing provisions out of market during market hours --Penalty for retailing without license-Quantity of provisions, to be pur. chased, limited-And penalty for a breach-Duty imposed on High Con. stable, Clerk of the market and other officers to give information of

any olation of the ordinances-Fines levied to be paid into Treasury-Amount of licenses to retailers fixed.

1 Butter not weight to be forfeited Penalty on persons offe ing for sale unwholesome provisions

3 Penalty on Butchers occupying Stalls without license

4 Penalty on persons acting fraudulently

5-6 Clerk of market to keep standard weights and measures-to test weights and

measures used in the Borough, quarterly,--Penalty on persons using un. just weights or measures-Clerk to attend at market house during market hours-rates allowed for weighing and measuring-Clerks Salary-Com. pensation for testing weights and measures-Clerk of the market to cause the market house to be kept clean-Compensation therefor

7 Butchers Blocks to be placed under the stalls after market bours-- Penalty for bringing carts, drays, &c. within the line of posts set round the market house Penalty for wheelbarrows remaining in market house--Penalty for offals being suffered to remain in market house, &c.

8 Hucksteis not permitted to set in market house during market hours-Pen. alty.

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AN ORDINANCE AND LAW TO REGULATE THE

MARKETS Sect. 1. Be it ordained by the Town Council of the Borough of Carlisle, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That no person or persons shall be admitted to buy any article of provision (groceries, bread and grain only excepted) between the hours of sunset of the evening of the day preceding the markets as established by the Charter, and seven o'clock of the morning of the said Market days from the first day of May in the present year, and from the first day of April until the first day of October in every year hereafter, and between the hours of sunset in the evening of the said days preceding the Market days and eight o'clock of the morning of the said Market days from the first day of October until the first day of April in

every year hereafter, except in the public Market House. And that all persons shall be prohibited from retailing in shops or houses within the said borough all and every article or articles of provision (groceries, all kinds of grain, and bread only excepted) without having first obtained a license for that purpose from the Burgesses of the said Borough for the time being, which license the said Burgesses or either of thein, are hereby authorized to issue, and to make an entry

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of such license in a book to be kept for the purpose.* And if any pers son or persons shall purchase any articles of provison, except as bed fore excepted, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act, every person so offending, and being thereof legally convicted, shall forfeit and pay to the use of the corporation, the sum of two dollars: And if any person or persons shall, after this act shall be legally in force, sell or expose to sale any articles of provision in shops or houses within the Borough, which provisions had been bought for the purpose of sale, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act, with out having obtained a license as aforesaid, such person or persons shall forfeit and pay to the use of the borough the sum of five dollars, and all such persons as shall have obtained license as aforesaid shall be prohibited, and they are hereby prohibited and restrained, from purchasing all and every article of provision as aforesaid, within the market hours aforesaid, above the quantity herein limited, to wit: two dozen of Eggs, four pounds of Butter, one peck of Potatoes, one peck of Fruits, twenty pounds of smoked or dryed Beef, Bacon, or other Meat, (except a single peace should exceed 20 lbs.) And if any person or persons having obtained such license, shall purchase any provisions exceeding the quantity above stated, he she or they so offending, and being thereof legally convicted, shall forfeit and pay to the use of the borough the sum of five dollars, for every such offence. And that all persons are hereby prohibited and rese trained from purchasing within the market hours herein limited, any greater number than three fresh slaughtered hogs, and if any person or persons shall purchase any greater quantity of fresh slaughtered hogs, against the provisions of this act, and being thereof legally convicted, shall forfeit and pay to the use of the corporation the sum of ten dollars. And it shall be the duty of the high constable, town clerk, clerk of the market, and all other of the officers and good citizens of the said borough, to inform of and prosecute to conviction all persons so oftending against the provisions of this act, and the several officers before whom such conviction shall be made, shall cause the several fines so incurred, to be levied agreeably to the charter, and paid into the hands of the treasurer. (And all persons obtaining such licenses as aforesaid, shall pay therefor to the treasurer for the use of the borough the sum of four dollars per annum.) *

Sect. 2 And be it further ordained, That if any person shall hereafter sell or offer for sale, any butter, which shall be found not to be of full weight, such butter shall be forfeited for the use of the borough,

* See ordinance passed 22d of May 1823 regulating the issuing of Licences: See Ordinance passed 8th September 1821, reducing the amount.

AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE THE MARKETS.

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to be sold by the clerk of the market, and the proceeds paid over into the hands of the treasurer.

Sect, 3. And be it further ordained, That if any person shall bring to market for sale unwholesome, bad or unmarketable provisions, he, she, or they, shall for every such offence, pay a fine of five dollars, to be recovered for the use of the borough, and that the said provisions shall be removed by the clerk of the market, at the expense of the owner or person offering the same for sale.

Sect. 4. (And be it further ordained, That the town clerk be directed to record in the town book, the occupant and number of all the stalls in the market house, and that he deliver a copy of the same to the treasurer, and that no butcher or victualler be permitted from and after the first day of May next, to occupy any stall or stalls therein, unless he obtain every year, or every quarter, license or written permission therefor, to be signed by the chief burgess or assistant, and countersigned by the treasurer, which same shall not be counter. signed by the treasurer before the payinent in advance for the term of said occupation by the said butcher or victualler, to the treasurer, at the rate of ten dollars per annum for each stall he shall so occupy, nor until the full payment of all arrearages, if any such there be. And if any butcher or victualler shall occupy any of said stalls without 'having first obtained such license or permission signed and countersigned as aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay to the use of the borough the sum of one dollar for each market day he shall so occupy the same.)*

Sect. 5. And be it further ordained, That to secure fairness in buying and selling, and to preserve peace and good order in the market, that any person using any fraud, force or violence in the act of purchasing any article or articles of provision, or who shall remove or attempt to remove the same without the consent of the owner, he, or she, shall instantly be obliged by the clerk of the market, upon the complaint of the owner or any other person, to restore the same, and shall moreover pay

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such offence the sum of one dollar, Sect. 6. And be it further ordained, That if any person or persons shall use any other fraudulent or dishonest practice either in buying or selling during market hours, in the market place, (not herein specially provided for) and being thereof legally convicted, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one dollar for every such offence.

Sect. V. And be it further ordained, That the clerk of the market shall keep always for the use of the corporation, exact standard

• See Supplement to Ordinance passed 22d. May, 1824, reducing the amount, and also the ordinance of 220 May 1823, regulating, issuing of same.

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