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on which it
security of the drains, shall be defrayed from the city unds. And all such assessments shall be made out How assessin the manner aforesaid by the direction of the Com- be made out missioners of Streets and Lamps, and after being ap
and collected. proved by them and by the City Council, shall be lodged in the hands of the City Treasurer, who shall collect the amount thereof, in the manner, in which the city taxes are collected, giving twenty days notice to the parties assessed, and shall be obliged to settle with the undertaker or undertakers of any such drain or foot pavement, and with the contractor or contractors for any such posts, in sixty days, after any such assessment hath been lodged in his hands, unless otherwise ordered by the City Council.
12. That whenever a foot pavement, or any part Pavement re. thereof, is broken, the same shall be repaired and paired at the replaced by order of any Commissioner of Streets owner of lot and Lamps, at the expence of the owner of the lot, buted butting on the same, if such owner should fail or refuse, to repair and replace the same, after ten days notice being given him by the City Marshal, or by Assessment the Clerk of the aforesaid Commissioners; and the
costs and charges, attending the repairs and replacei ment of any such broken foot pavement, shall be assessed and collected in the same manner, and under the same regulations, as above directed with regard
White person to new foot pavements. And if any white person or
to pay penalty or persons should molest, or abuse, or repel any work-for molesting i man employed in repairing or replacing any broken workmæn.
foot pavement, every such white person shall, for y each and every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars; or if a negro or person of colour, How slaves to
shall be dealt with, as directed in the eighth clause be dealt with. 14. of this ordinance.
13. That it shall not be lawful to or for any perof son or persons, to make use of any foot pavement, for the purpose of rolling any barrels or wheel bar- White persons
rollng barrels, - rows, or of driving a cart or dray, or carts or drays, &c. to be fined. or riding, or leading, or hitching any horse or horses, upon the same.
And every white person herein offending, shall for each and every such offence, be
be fined in the sum of five dollars; and every negro to be whipped Hi or person of colour shall receive ten stripes for each
to be fined.
and every such offence, to be adjudged by any Warden of the city.
14. That injuring posts
who shall wilfully
up or carry away, or cut, or otherwise injure any post or posts, which have been or may hereafter be, put along the edge of any foot pavement, shall forfeit
and pay the sum of fifteen dollars, for each and every How to deal post so taken up, carried away, cut or injured; and with Negroes, every negro or person of colour, committing any such &
offence, shall be dealt with in the same manner, as directed in the eigth clause of this ordinance.
15. That any person or persons, who shall wilfully
break down, destroy, injure, or remove any of the White persons trees, planted or growing, or which shall be planted injuring trees and grow, on the edge of any foot pavement in the
city, or any of the boxes encompassing the same, shall, for each and every such offence, forfeit and pay
the sum of twenty dollars, if a white; or if a negro or Negroes, &c. person of colour, shall receive such correction, as to receive cor- shall be adjudged by any Warden of the city, not ex
ceeding twenty lashes. But the Commissioners of Commission Streets and Lamps, and any of them, shall at all er's duty.
times have power and authority, to order any tree or trees to be removed by the City Scavengers, in their respective divisions, as they may think proper; and likewise to order any tree or trees, shading or obscuring the light of any of the lamps, to be trimmed by the City Lamp-Lighters, in their respective divi
And every person, molesting, opposing, or White persons abusing either of the City Scavengers, or either of the lamplighter voy City Lamp-Lighters, in the performance of any of scavenger to the aforesaid services, shall, for each and every such
offence, forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars ; or if to be correct. a negro or person of colour, shall receive such bodily
correction, for each and every such offence, as any Warden of the city may adjudge.
16. That any white person or persons, who shall wilfully break any lamp or part thereof, whether pub
lic or private property, already set up, or hereafter to Whitei persons be set up in this city; or who shall remove any lamp breaking or moving any
or lamp-post from the place, where it is fixed, shall to be one posts for each and every such offence, forseit and pay to
the use of the city, the sum of ninety dollars, and to
use of the Lamp-lighter ten dollars, for every lamp so broken or injured in his respective division ; and every negro or person of colour, committing any he contined
Negroes &c. to such offence, shall be confined in the Work-House and corrected. for one month, and during said month receive three corrections at the public market in Queen or Marketstreets; each correction not to be less than twelve nor more than twenty iashes, and to be adjudged by any Warden of the city. And if any person or persons shall extinguish any such lamp, or take a burner White persons or burners from any lamp or lamps, every sich per- lamp to be son, if a white, shall forleit and pay for each and fined. every such offence, to the use of the city, five dollars, and to the use of the Lamp-lighter in his respective division, one dollar, for each and every burner
Negroes, &c. so taken away; or, if a negro or person of colour, to be correctshall receive such corporal punishment, as shall be ed, adjudged by any Warden of the city.
17. That any person purchasing from either of the White persons City Lamp-lighters, or from the negroes or servants, purchasing oil by them respectively employed in lighting the lamps lighter, &c. to of the city, any oil furnished at the expence of the be ined. city, shall, for each and every such offence, forfeit and
pay the sum of one hundred dollars; or is a regro or person of colour, shall receive, for each and Negroes &c. to every such offence, such bodily corrections as any of the City Wardens may adjudge.
18. That the Commissioners of the Streets and Lamps shall have the power and authority, to have commissionthe public drains and sewers cleansed, from time to drains cleanstime, as they may deem it necessary or expedient, for the same. and with the consent of the City Conncil, to contract for the same, with such workman or workmen, as they may approve. And, in order to prevent dangerous Commissionor fatal accidents, every Commissioner of Streets ers to keep the and Lamps is hereby authorized and required, to drains la re
pair. have any grate, across a public drain or sewer, which may
be broken or loose, or removed from its proper place, immediately repaired, or, if unfit for repair, substituted by a new grate, or fastened or restored to its proper place, as the case may be ; and likewise to have every breach, which may appear on the crown
to be fined.
or at the sides of any public drain or sewer, instantly repaired. And all expences, of cleaning public drains and sewers, of procuring new grates as aforesaid, and repairing such as may be broken, of fixing the same, and of keeping the crowns and sides of public drains
and sewers in good order, and in a constant state of breaking or re- security, shall be defrayed from the city funds. And moving grates
any white person or persons, who shall wilfully break or remove any of the grates, which have been, or shall hereafter be placed in any street, lane, alley or open court, within the city, shall forfeit and pay the
sum of one hundred dollars for each and every such Negroes, &c. offence ; or if a negro or person of colour, shall reto be correct- ceive for every such offence, such bodily correction,
as any Warden of the city may adjudge. Penalty for
19. That no person or persons whosoever, shall keeping water course above make or keep up any drain or water course above ground.
ground, in any street, lane, alley or open court, in which a public drain or sewer exists, under a penalty of five dollars, with costs, for every day, while such
drain or water course is continued above ground; but May build diagonnl drain
it shall and may be lawful to and for the owner or under ground. occupant of any lot, to make at his or her expence,
under the direction of a Commissioner of Streets and Lamps, a private diagonal brick drain under ground,
for conveying the water from his or her premises, intó Fine for hav- any common drain or sewer. And any person, making a trunk &c.
ing a water course by means of a wooden drain or trunk, in any street, lane, alley or open court, within the city, shall be liable to a fine of two dollars, for each and every day while such wooden drain or trunk
is making or is continued. If any pri
20. That whenever any Commissioner of Streets vate drain be and Lamps is informed, or hath reason to suspect, missioners to that any private drain, leading into and connected prder the same with a public drain or sewer, is choaked or filled with if not obeyed dirt, it shall and may be lawful to and for him to orat the owner der, through the City Marshal, or through the Clerk of expence, and the Commissioners of Streets and Lamps, the cleans
ing of such private drain; and if the owner or occupant of the lot, from which such private drain proceeds, should not within ten days after notice being
to assess for the same.
given by the City Marshal or Clerk aforesaid, have the same duly cleansed, it shall be done at the expence of such owner or occupant, and the costs and charges shall be assessed, and collected in the same manner, and under the same regulations, as above directed with regard to the repair and replacement white persons of foot pavements. And, if any white person or per- molesting sons shall molest, abuse or repel any workman, em- Cleansing pria ployed in cleansing any such private drain, every vate drain to such person shall, for each and every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars; or if a negro How negroes . or person of colour, shall be dealt with, as directed in to be treated. the eigth clause in this ordinance. And it shall not be lawful to convey, by a private drain or otherwise, co Penalty for the contents of any privy or privies, into any public ing privy with drain or sewer, under a penalty of twenty dollars, for every day while such private drain shall exist, or on which the contents of a privy or privies shall be discharged into a public drain or sewer; which fine shall be payable by the owner or occupant of the respective premises.
21. And, whereas the preservation of the health of the inhabitants of Charleston, depends on a strict regard to clenliness, and on a timely prevention or immediate removal of all nuisances, that isy exist in the city: Be it further ordained, That any Commis- All putrid mat. sioner of Streets and Lamps, accompanied by the removed. Intendant, or any two Wardens of the city, shall have power and authority, to direct the owner or owners, as well as the occupant or occupants of any building or lot, on which there shall be any damaged grain or other putrid substance, of the vegetable or animal kind, or other offensive or dangerous nuisance, to have all such damaged grain or other putrid substance removed, and every such nuisance abated; and in case that the owner or owners, or the occupant or occupants, of any such building or lot shall refuse or neglect to comply with the directions of such Commissioner of Streets and Lamps, and of the Intendant or Wardens attending, within the time and in the Pine for remanner by them prescribed, every person herein of-fusing to me fending, shall be liable to a fine of one hundred dol-matter lars. And it shall and may moreover be lawful to