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on six feetz
, and shall measure every grave by a rod of the length aforesaid, which rod shall always be used as a standard for the depth of the graves.
8. That no interment on the aforesaid Burying No intermenis. Ground shall be made, either after dark, or before day to be made aflight, or without the privity of the said Superintend- ter dark, coches
light. ant, but that he shall superintend all interments on the said ground, agreeably to such directions, as are herein contained, or as shall from time to time be given him by the City Council respecting the same, And every white person, or free person of colour, making or attempting to make or to procure, any interment on the said Burying Ground at Cannonborough, without the privity of the said Superintendant, shall by him be reported to the Intendant of the city, who shall give the necessary directions with regard to the prosecution of any such offender; and every Prosecution of slave committing, or attempting to commit, a similar offenders. offence, shall be apprehended and committed to the work house by the said Superintendant, who shall forthwith give notice thereof to the Intendant of the city, and pursue his directions, relative to the prosecution of any such slave.
9. That from and after the aforesaid first day of SuperintendAugust next, the said Superintendant shall com-ant to keep
two separate mence and keep two separate books, in one of which he shall fairly and accurately register the interment of all white persons, and in the other the interment of all negroes and other persons of colour, who shall be buried on the aforesaid city Burial Ground at Cannonborough. The former book he shall rule into Books how to
appropriate columns, stating the date of interment, interments. the name of the person interred, his or her age, occupation, place of nativity, time of residence in the parish of St. Philip or St. Michael, and the disease or casualty whereof he or she died. The latter book he shall also rule into appropriate columns, distinguishing free persons of colour from slaves, and stating the date of interment, the name of the person interred, (and if a slave, also the owner's name) his or her age, place of nativity, time of residence in the parish of St. Philip or St. Michael, and the disease or casualty, whereof he or she died. He shall make no
interment, without previously entering in one of the
respective books aforesaid, all or as many of the aforeBooks to be
said particulars, as can possibly be ascertained relasubmitted to tive to the person to be interred. He shall at all the inspection times submit the aforesaid books to the inspection of ber of the City any member of the City Council or other city officer other city of- who may require it, and furnish them, or either of
them, with such extracts and statements from the same, as may be requested of him. He shall, as soon as he goes out of office, or is removed therefrom, deliver the said books to such person or persons, as shall be authorized by the City Council to receive them at his hands.
10. That the said Superintendant shall, as a compensation for his services, receive the following fees and perquisites, which shall be paid him by the person or persons, respectively to him applying, and at the time of making such application, viz:
Dolls. Cts. Fees and per. For digging a grave for and making the inquisites.
terment of a white person and for regis-
1 64 For digging a grave for, and making the in
terment of a negro or person of colour,
the same, 0
to the erection of a wooden form over a
0 25 For opening a grave yard, and attending to
the erection or a form, being of other
1 0 For every certificate from either of his books,
to be given and signed by him when re-
0 124 For opening the books for the inspection
of any person, desirous of making search
0 61 11. That, whenever application is made to the said Superintendant for the interment of any person on the
* Altered to one dollar. See ordinance, page 144.
for terment of per
aforesaid City Burial Ground at Cannonborough, who Superintenddied beyond the limits of the city of Charleston, the ant to receive person or persons, applying for such interment, shall pay to him, besides his own fees, and at the time of sons dying bepaying the said fees, two dollars to the use of the of the city, &c. city, which sum he shall invariably demand and receive, and the amount of which sums he shall pay over to the City Treasurer, every three months. And it shall be his duty, to keep a cash book, in which he shall from day to day note all sums thus received for the city, as well as all fees and perquisites by him received, and to cast up at the end of every month the aggregate amount, by him collected and received aforesaid.
12. That the said Superintendant shall be obliged Superintendto bury on the aforesaid Burying Ground, all persons ant to bury all dying at, and sent from the Poor House, Orphan Orphan and House, or Marine Hospital, or any person or persons Poor Houses, who may be buried at the instance of any three of the Commissioners of either of the said institutions ; to open the grave yards at the instance of any mem
To open the
grave yards for ber of the City Council or other City Officer, desir- the inspection ous of visiting the same; to give a certificate or cer- of Council, des tificates from his books, to any member of the City Council or other City Officer, upon demand; and to open his books for the inspection of any member of the City Council, or other City Officer, whenever thereunto requested; without charging, or being allowed to charge, any fee or perquisite whatever, in any such case or for any such service.
13. That the said Superintendant shall pay, to the use of the city, a fine of twenty dollars, for each and ant's fines for every refusal or neglect, to prepare a grave on the neglecting to City Burial Ground within four hours, after having ground for the been applied to and paid for the same; and a like reception of fine of twenty dollars for each and every charge, which he shall make over and above the above limited respective stipulations; and a like fine of twenty dollars, for each and every neglect or violation of any direction, to him herein prescribed, or to be given him at any time by the City Council of Charleston; and that he shall moreover be liable to removal from office, for any
the dead, &c.
14. That the Superintendant of the City Burial Time of eleot. ing Superin-Ground shall be annually elected by the City Countendant and cil of Charleston, on the third Monday in October
, or at the next meeting of Council thereafter, and a shall bold his office until the next annual election, unless previously removed by a vote of Council; and
that in case of his death, resignation, or removal from Vacancy in office, the vacancy thereby occasioned shall be filled case of death, during the unexpired term, conformably to the tenth
clause of an ordinance, entitled “ An Ordinance, fur“ ther regulating the appointments, duties, and sala“ ries of the City Officers, and of other persons em
ployed in the public institutions and departments 66 of the city of Charleston.”
15. That the said Superintendant shall, agreeably Superintendant to give to the twelfth clause of the afore cited ordinance, give sureties, and bond in the sum of six hundred dollars, for the due make oath,&c. and just performance of the duties of his office, with
such surety or sureties, as shall be approved of by the City Council; and that he shall likewise, before entering upon his station, make oath, or affirmation, before the City Council, in manner and form following, that is to say : “1, A. B. do solemnly swear, (or
affirm) that I will diligently and faithfully perform 6 and execute all the duties of a Superintendant of “ the City Burial Ground, as prescribed, or to be “ prescribed, by any ordinance or resolution of the “ City Council of Charleston. So help me God."
16. That the members of the City Council, consticity lands to tuting the committee on the city lands, shall jointly attend to the and severally have it in charge, to attend to the proof the burying per management of the City Burial Ground at Canground.
nonborough ; to visit the same from time to time, and
, sit the burial to visit the City Burial Ground one at least in every ,
week, and at any other time, when the Intendant of
Marshal to vi.
city, or any member of the committee on city lands, shall require it; to report to them respectively on the state thereof, and on any special matter to him referred concerning the same; and to execute all such orders, as may be given to him in regard thereto, by the Intendant, or any member of the aforesaid committee.
Whereas, the fees and emoluments assigned to the Superintendant of the City Burial Ground, are an in- 20th, 1809. adequate compensation for the expence he incurs, and the time and trouble he is under the necessity of devoting thereto:
1. Be it ordained, That from and after the first day of February next, the Superintendant of the City Interment fees Burial Ground, shall receive for making the interment and register of every negro or person of colour, one hundred cents; and that until the fees and perquisites which are demanded by the said Superintendant are fully paid, he may refuse to receive within the enclosure of the cemetry, any corpse brought to be deposited therein; except such as are sent from the Poor or Orphan House, or Marine Hospital, under the twelfth clause of the ordinance for regulating interments within the City Burial Ground.
2. That so much of the ordinance to regulate interments within the City Burial Ground, passed the cropus rape
clauses repealtwentieth day of June, in the year of our Lord one ed. thousand eight hundred and seven, as is repugnant hereto, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
Whereas certain free persons of colour, belonging Passed, Aug, , to the Independent Religious Congregation, having 24th, 1318, petitioned the City Council of Charleston, that they may be authorized to purchase and open a Burying Preamble. Ground in Boundary-street, adjoining the Methodist church yard, as a place of interment for free persons of colour :
1. Be it ordained, That free persons of colour, residents of Charleston, shall be authorized to purchase, of colour au. hold and occupy the lot of land in Boundary-street, thorized to