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APPROPRIATIONS TO FIRE COMPANIES,

of the house, against which the same may be attached, may remove the same, having first given ten days written notice to one of the burgesses

of his intention so to do. Passed in Town Council, this 9th day of November, A. D. 1822.

JAMES HAMILTON,

President of the Council. Attest-GEO, A. GRAYSON, Town Clerk,

AN ORDINANCE Making an annual appropriation to the two Fire Companies of this borough,

for the better preservation of the Engine, and the purchase of Fire Appa.

ratus.

Sect. 1. Whereas, it is of great importance to all the citizens of this borough, to have their dwellings protected from the ravages of fire, so far as well organized companies can afford; and it is unreasonable, that a few individuals should be at the sole expense of supporting the same.

Be it therefore enacted, by the Town Council of the borough of Carlisle, that the President of the Town Council, for the time being, shall on the second Saturday of October, in each year, Graw his warrant on the Treasurer of the borough, in tavour of the respective treasurer's of the two Fire Companies, organized in this town for the sum of Thirty-tour Dollars each.

Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid : That it shall be the duty of the officers of said companies, on the said 2d. Saturday of October, in each year, to exhibit to the Town Council, for the information of the citizens, how and in what männer, the said appropriation of the preceding year, has been expended, or whether the same remains in their treasury; under the penalty of forfeiting the appropriation for that year, Enacted and ordained in Town Council, March 28, 1824.

JAMES HAMILTON,

President of the Council Attest THOMAS JONES, Clerk.

AN ORDINANCE, OR ACT,
Laying a Tax on the borough of Carlisle, for the year 1824.
Passed in Towa Council, the first day of April, A. D. 1824.

STOVE PIPES AND CHIMNIES-PUMPS.

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AN ORDINANCE,

Respecting Stove Pipes and Chinnies. Be it ordained by the Town Council of the borough of Carlisle, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That if any stove pipe, or chimney within the said borough, shall be so placed as to be inconvenient or dangerous, it shall be the duty of the Burgesses or any one of them on the complaint of any inhabitant, to issue an order to the and regulators for the time being, to view the place complained of, and if they or a majority of them, shall be of opinion, that inconvenience or danger does exist ; to designate the manner of placing or using the same, as can best be done to avoid such inconvenience or danger; which alteration they shall forth with report in writing to the occupier of such stove pipe or chimney, and also to the burgesses or to one of them. And every owner or occupier of such stove pipes or chimnies, to whom such report shall be so made, who shall continue to use the same for three days thereafter, without having made the alteration directed iņ said report, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars : Provided, that if such alteration cannot reasonably be made within the time herein limited, the burgesses may allow such further time as to them, or any of them, shall be deemed necessary for making such alteration. Passed 13th January, 1816.

D. WATTS,

President of the Town Council. Attest-Geo. KLINE, Jr. Cleik.

AN ORDINANCE

respecting Pumps in the public streets of the borough. Sect. I. Be it enacted and ordained, by the Town Council of the borough of Carlisle, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That where any inhabitant or inhabitants, shall agree to sink a well, and place a pump in front of a lot belonging to them or any of them, and to keep it in repair, it shall be the duty of the regulators, or any two of them, to grant permission to sink such well, and place a pump, in such place between the street and footway, as to the said regulators, or any two of them, shall seem meet.

Secr. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the exclusive use of the said well and pump, shall be possessed and enjoyed, by the inhabitant or inhabitants, so sinking it, and placing a pump therein, and keeping it in repair, except in case of fire, in which case, it shall be for the public benefit, but the exclusive use in those for whom it is so vested, shall be ascertained, by the inhabitant or in. habitants (so sinking a well and placing a pump therein) having their application, entered with their names, in the books of this corporation, and the inhabitant or inhabitants so registered, or those claiming under them, and having their names entered as their representatives, shall be liable individually or as a body, to be called on by the regulators for the time being, to keep the said pump in repair ; so that the same may be used and enjoyed by the inhabitants paying for the same as is hereinafter provided: And also, that the same shall not be an impediment to the street, or footway in consequence of the want of such repair, under the penalty of one dollar for every forty eight hours, that the same shall be so out of repair.

Sect. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be lawful for the owner or owners of said pump or pumps, to assess the sum of two dollars on tavern keepers, and one dollar on all other persons, using the water of said pump or pumps, per annum, for keeping the same in repair, except such persons who are not freeholders, and who are unable to pay for the use of the said water, and if any person or persons other than those above mentioned, shall use the water from said pump or pumps as aforesaid, without the consent of said owner or owners, or without having first paid in advance the sum aforesaid, the said person or persons, if the head of families, or the head of the families to which such person or persons belong, shall forfeit and pay a fine of Three Dollars, one half to the use of the corporation, and the other moiety to the use of the owner or owners of said pump, to be recovered before any justice of the Peace, as similar penalties are made recoverable by the ordinances of this borough.

Sect. 4. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the pumpsin the public square, shall be under the care and superinten. dance of the burgesses for the time being, and they are authorized to levy the sum of One Dollar per annum in advance, upon the head of every family making use of the said water generally, for the purpose of keeping the same in repair, and any person using the water of said pump or pumps as aforesaid, without having first paid the said sum in advance, the head of the family to which such person belongs, shall forfeit and pay the sum of three Dollars, to be recovered as above.

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Provided, that the public offices of the county, all persons attending the same, Court, Market, or any public body or meeting, and all persons passing or repassing through this borough, shall be exempt from paying any thing for the use of the said water.

Seot. 5. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That where any inhabitant or inhabitants, shall have heretofor a well and placed a pump therein, whose names have been reg as aforesaid, or who shall hereafter have their names entered a said such inhabitant or inhabitants, shall possess and enjoy t' priviledges, and be under the same obligations and penalties, herein before provided : And it shall be the duty of the town cl application made to record the same, and furnish a copy of said under seal of the corporation, for the sum of fifty cents; which eate, shall be evidence in all courts of justice, of the ownership of said pump, and of the right of the owner to the immunities and priviledges, herein before specified and contained.

Enacted and ordained in town council, this 12th day of July, A.D. 1824:

JAMES HAMILTON,

President of the Town Council. Attest-THOMAS JONES, Clerk.

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ERRATA. Page 19, Section 2d, fourth line of the section, for April 12, 1823,

read May 22d. 1823.

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