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City Treasurer, to return, on oath, a statement of all taxes remaining page

unpaid, and to close his accounts before the second monday in july, annually, except as to non-residents,

136 Sheriff, to pay all monies received, monthly,

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ib. Non-residents, to return property,

137 Blank receipts to be furnished—and duplicates to be retained,

ib, Salary of inquirer and assessor, $800.

ib. Interments Establishment of city burial ground,

138 Burials, not to be made within the city, except in the cemetaries

owned by the different religious congregations, Superintendant, to reside on lot or square attached to city burial ground ib. Superintendant, to keep fences, &c. in order,

139 Partition fence, between white persons and persons of colour & negroes

ib. Graves, how to be opened; ground to be ceconomized,

ib. Two grave-diggers to be employed,

ib. No interments after dark or before day-light,

140 Offenders-how prosecuted,

ib. Superintendant, to keep books; account of interiments to be kept,

ib. Books to be open to inspection ; fees and perquisites,

141 Dead, from the orphan and poor houses, to be buried, by the superintendant, free of expence,

142 To open grave yard for the inspection of council,

ib. Superintendant, to be elected annually; when, and by whom,

143 Vacancy, how to be filled; superintendant to give bond, his oath, ib. Committee on city lands to visit burying ground; marshal to visit it, İnterment fees,

144 Independent religious congregation of free persons of colour, allowed to keep a burial ground in the city

ib. No interments to be made after dark or before sun-rise,

145 Penalty, for throwing dead bodies into the rivers,

ib. Offenders, to be exposed in the public prints; fines, how disposed of,

ib. Livery Stables To be erected of brick or stone, covered with slate or tile,

146 Fine for erecting wooden stables, w

ib. Place for fodder to be of brick or stone ; fine,

Not more than 3000 wt. of fodder to be kept at one time; penalty,
Starch and powder not to be made in the city ; fine,

147 Markets Establishment of centre-market in market street

147 Expences, defrayed out of the market fund,

ib. Meat, to be sold at the centre-market; penalty for selling elsewhere, ib. Duty of commissioners, stalls, how to be distributed, Six stalls, reserved for the use of planters,


149 Sum to be paid for stall hire, and time for making payment,

ib. Butchers, not to transfer or dispose of their stalls,

ib. Commissioners, to grant possession of vacant stalls, To give certificates to holders of stalls,

150 Penalty for holding stall without certificates, Penalty and punishment, for exposing meat for sale, except at market,



ib. ib.




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Neat cattle, to be killed in the city, only at places assigned,
Not more than six hogs, calves, &c. to be keep in a private pen, ib.
Meat, not to be carried about uncovered,

151 Not to be brought into the city before a certain hour, on sunday,

ib. Sheep, swine, calves or goats, not to be confined in the market pen on the sabbath day,

ib, Carts or waggons, not to remain longer than a certain time at market, ib. Price of stand for selling vegetables ; if not paid, articles to be seized, 152 Punishment of such as disobey the order of commissioners or clerk, ib. Milk, fruit, fish and provisions may be sold about the streets,

153 Slaves, selling without ticket, articles liable to seizure,

ib. Waggons or carts, with poultry, live stock, fruit, or any other species of provision, shall take their stand at the centre-market,

154 Regulations for selling fish,

ib. Ground of queen-street market to remain as a public street,

155 Market on south-bay, abolished,

ib. Market, and market days; market hours,

156 Fish and meat may be sold on sunday, from day light, until eight o'clock, in the morning,

ib. Any articles, excepting fish and meat, offered for sale by slaves on sunday to be seized,

157 Penalty for selling unsound meat, or stale provisions,

158 Uuwholesome to be destroyed,

ib. Forestalling and regrating prohibited; slaves not to sell on commission, 159 White persons over charging commissions, to be fined,

ib. Penalties and punishments,

160 Clerk's duty,

ib. Hay and fodder, to be sold only by weight,

161 Penalty and punishment, for refusing to have the same weighed, ib. Commissioners standard for weights and measures,

ib. Denomination of weights, &c.

ib. Commissioners to inspect weights and measures, where groceries and other goods are sold,

162 City Marshal and city constables to attend commissioners,

ib. Penalty for not doing it,

ib. Weigher's oath,

162, 163 Time of electing commissioners of markets,

163 Penalty for refusing to serve,

ib Commissioner's duty and power,

164 Duty of clerk of the market, and his deputy,

165 Clerk to be elected, and give bond, with two or more sureties,

166 Vested with the powers of a city constable, his oath,

ib. Clerk not to employ a deputy, but with the approbation of the commissioners; oath of deputy clerk,

167 Fines; how recovered and disposed of, Clerk to place up in the centre market, the ordinances respecting the same,

ib. Commissioners to render quarterly accounts to the city treasurer, ib. Rules made relative to fish, confirmed,

161 Penalty for obstructing the clerk of the market in his duty,

ib. Butchers and others to wear aprons, and appear clean; penalty, ib. Salary of the clerk of the market $900, and deputy $600




Marshal, Messenger of Council

, and Keeper of City-HallDuties to be discharged by the city marshal; salary of marshal $1000, page 169 To be elected annually; his oath,

170 To give bond with security, to be approved of by council,

"ib. To employ deputies,

ib. To pass through the streets twice on sunday, attended dy his deputies,

172 To seize articles, carried about for sale on sunday,

ib. To attend the intendant and wardens, for the purpose of weighing bread, 172 To accompany commissioners of the market, in the examination of.. weights and measures,

ib To seize and destroy goats and swine,

ib. To direct porters and day labourers to their stands,

173 To fix stands for public chairs,

ib. To apprehend horses running at large,

ib. To prosecute persons breaking horses,

ib. To prevent slaves from placing stalls in the streets, for exposing articles for sale,

174 To cause the removal of all nuisances; to report nuisances,

ib. To find out where private drains are connected with public drains, and

if choaked, to give notice thereof to the commissioners of streets and lamps,

ib. To require the removal of rubbish,

175 To require persons to pull down decayed walls and houses; penalty for interruping him in his duty,

ib. To remove incroachments on the streets,

ib. To attend council when granting licences, and give information against offenders,

176 To oblige licenced retailers, to take down painted boards, after the expiration of their licences,

ib. To serve process and rules on city sheriff, and receive fees,

ib. To keep book of record of his proceedings,

ib. To use every means to carry into effect all ordinances of the city, To receive all proceeds of goats and swine, the lawful costs and

charges for taking up horses, and one half of every fine recovered, for any offence against the city ordinances, upon prosecuting the offender to conviction,

ib. City Marshal subject to be fined for every neglect of duty, and removal from office, by the city council,

178 City Marshal's furher duty

See pages 20, 21, 30, 37, 39, 40, 41, 59, 76, 77, 143, 162, 188, 190,

191, 219 ,222, 226, 241 and 249. Negroes. Slaves not permitted to occupy, reside or sleep in any house, out-house,

building or enclosure, other than his or her owners, or his or her owners representative, without a ticket from their owner, or from their agent or agents, expressly describing the places, and period for which the same is granted; punishments not exceeding twenty lashes, or a fine not exceeding five dollars,

ib. Penalty of $20, for renting house or lot to a slave,

jb. Penalty for harbouring slaves,

ib. Free persons of colour liable to penalty for harbouring a slave, and also to corporal punishment.


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Wardens suspecting residence of a slave in a lot, may enter

and com- page mit them to the work-house,

180 Negroes and persons of colour, being more in number than seven, shall not, at any

time, (excepting when attending funerals) assemble or meet together, either in any house, building or lot within the city, unless some white person is present, or stay on the premises, or in any street, lane, alley or other public place of the city, unless some white person is with them,

ib. Any officer of the city authorized to enter any premises and apprehend such negroes or free persons of colour,

ib. Corporal punishment and imprisonment, or either, for said offence, 181 Not permitted to dance without permission of warden of the ward. ib. Opposing guard or city officers, liable to penalty,

ib. No owner, or person having charge of a slave, to permit them to carry

on any mechanic or handicraft trade, on their own account, or to take apprentices,

182 Penalty of $50 for first offence, and $100 for every repetition,

ib. Slaves, not permitted to own a boat, fishermen excepted, Fishermen to have a licenced boat, marked and numbered, to be renewed once a year,

ib. Slaves not permitted to trade on their own account,

183 Not permitted to sell any article without a ticket,

184 Placing articles in a stall in the street liable to forfeit the whole,

ib. Slaves allowed to sell, without a badge, certain articles, raised on his

or her masters plantation, the quantity and quality to be specified in their ticket,

ib. Milk may be sold without a ticket or badge,

ib. Slaves not permitted to sell in a shop, unless in presence of a white person,

185 Penalty for hiring out a slave without a badge; price of badges,

ib. No inhabitant allowed to hire out more than six slaves, without paying trebble the price for a badge,

ib. Slaves not intitled to badge, if his owner does not live in the city,

ib. Widows and orphans excepted,

ib. Oath of person applying for badge,

186 City Treasurer to keep a register of all slaves to whom he grants badges,

ib. Slaves to wear badges conspicuously; to produce them when required, ib. To be committed and detained in the work-house, until fine of $20, "with expences, is paid for not producing badge,

187 Master of the work-house to give notice to owners,

ib. Penalty for hiring slaves without a badge,

iba White person to be confined for counterfeiting badges,

ib: Punishment on slaves for counterfeiting badges,

188 Marshal to fix stands ; porters to remain at them under penalty, ib. Rates of labour,

ib. Deduction from wages for victuals and drink 6. cents for each meal 189 Labourers to be punished for demanding higher wages than allowed by law,

ib. To be punished for refusing to work,

ib. Slaves to be whipped for whooping, hallowing, or making a clamour

ous noise, or of singing indecent songs in the city; if on board of a vessel, master to pay fine,



Harbour-Master's duty, to acquaint captain of labourer's wages, and page the necessity of having badges,

190 Fines to be paid into the city treasury, one half to the prosecutory

. ib. Slaves not to smoke in the streets

ib. Master of the work-house to inflict such number of stripes as may be adjudged by a warden, not exceeding twenty,

iba Guard, liable to a penalty for not apprehending negroes or mulattoes smoking and carrying clubs in the streets,

ib. Master of the work-house to whip offenders without fee or reward,

ib. Price for a fruit-seller's badge, $5,

191 Slaves, not suffered to appear manacled in the streets,

ib Negroes to be sufficiently clothed, under a penalty,

ib. Marshal to take up such slaves and lodge them in the work-house, there to remain until expences are paid,

ib. Nuisances Commissioners of the streets to order the removal.of nuisances,

192 Tenants may remove nuisances, and deduct expences from rent,

ib. Expences for removing nuisances, may be sued for by the com’rs, Proprietors of vacant lots to inclose them ; penalty for neglect,

193 No common sewer to be less than six feet high and four feet wide, ib Harbour Master to enter vessels lying at wharves, or in the river,

within one mile of the city, to examine the condition of her cargo, and state of the crew,

ib. Captain or owner disobeying orders, incur a forfeiture of $20 for every disobedience,

194 Commissioners of streets to cause canals for the passage of water through the docks, to be dug and kept open,

ib. Officers' Duty Clerk of council to keep the journals of council, copy the same fair,

and make an index thereto, engross all ordinances for ratification,
all ordinances to be passed, attend all meetings of council, publish.
the assize of. bread once a week, &c.

194 Surgeons of the hospital and poor house, shall visit their respective institutions at least once in every two days,

195 Orphan-House

Lot of land to be laid out for erecting orphan-house,
Commissioners elected by city council,

196 Duty of Commissioners; steward to be elected; his duty,

ib, To be supplied with provisions for himself only,

ib. School master to be elected; his duty,

197 To be supplied with provisions for himself only,

ib. Commissioners to make rules for the government of the orphan-house, to be approved of by the city council,

ib. Steward, master and matron, elected by commissioners, Commissioners elected annually by the city council,

ib. Duty of the physician of the poor and orphan-houses,

198 Steward and matron to hold no other employment, Salary of the matron of the orphan-house, $300; school mistress,

$250 ; schoolmasters' salary $800, when he resides in the institution, and $1300 when he lives out of the same; physician's salary $1200; stewards salary $500; nurses, and spinning mistresses





each $90,

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