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9. Be it further Ordained, That any person or persons desirous of selling any refreshments in the said Square, shall annually, apply to the Committee aforesaid for a license, which the said Committee are hereby authorised and empowered to grant, upon the applicant's paying to the Chamberlain of the said City, the sum of ten dollars, and exhibiting sufficient evidence of his or her good character. And if any person or persons shall erect or keep, any Booth, Tent, Arbour, Stall or Table, within the said Square, for the purpose of selling any refreshments, or shall sell within the said Square any refreshments, without having first procured a license as aforesaid, he or she so offending, shall forfeit and pay for each and every offence, the sum of six dollars and sixty-six cents, to be recovered with costs, by Warrant before the Mayor, Recorder or any Alderman of said City, in the name of the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of said Cit

4. Be it further Ordained, That if any person or persons, shall. destroy or injure any tree, post, chain, railing, walk or grass within the said Square or Yard of the City Hall; or any part of the iron railing enclosing the said Square, he, she or they shall be subject to a fine' not less than two dollars, nor more than six dollars and sixtysix cents for each and every offence, to be recovered in manner aforesaid, with coșts.

5. Be it further Ordained, That if any slave shall commit an offence prohibited by this Ordinance, he, or she so offending, shall. receive on his or her bare back, by order of any Magistrate of this City, any number of stripes well laid on, not exceeding fifteen; unless his or her owner, employer or overseer, will pay a penalty of three dollars for such offence, in which case, the stripes shall not be inflicted.

6. Be it further Ordained, That the tax hereby imposed upon the licenses aforesaid, and all forfeitures or penalties to be incurred by virtue of this Ordinance, be and the same are hereby set apart and appropriated, towards defraying the expense of keeping and improving the Public Square. And that all the Officers of Police in this City, be and they are hereby required, and especially on public days, to render all the assistance in their power, in enforcing the provisions of this Ordinance.

7. All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances coming within the purview of this Ordinance. shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.

8. This Ordinance shall commence and be in force, so soon as the same shall be approved by the Executive of this Commonwealth, and certified to the Common Hall.*

* So much of the above Ordinance as relates to the Public Square, approved by the Executive, on the 12th of June, 1829, and certified to the Common Hall, .Provždėd, Țhat it shall not be so construed, as to authorise the erection of any Booth or Booths within the enclosure of the Square.” (See Ante, Acts of Assembly, Ch. 28, p. 33.

CHAP. XXIII. An Ordinance, repealing part of An Ordinance, providing

for the watering of D Street, from 11th to 14th Streets, and for other purposes.

[Passed June 18, 1829.] 1. BE it Ordained by the President and Common Council of the City of Richmond in Common. Hall assembled, and it is hereby. Ordained by the authority of the same, That so much of the first section of the Ordinance providing for the watering of D Street from 11th to 14th Streets, as renders it the duty of the Commissioners therein' named, to require from the person or persons with whom they may contract for the performance of the work, a bond with sufficient security, in a penalty not exceeding two thousand dollars, payable to the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Richmond and their successors in office, and conditioned for the faithful performance of the work aforesaid, within a reasonable time, and requiring the said bond to be deposited with the Chamberlain; be and the same is hereby repealed.

2. And be it further Ordained, That the Commissioners named in the said Ordinance, be and they are bereby authorised, to proceed with the work therein mentioned, in such manner as to the said Commissioners, or a majority of them, may seem most advisable, for carrying into effect, the purposes of the said' Ordinance; subject nevertheless, to all the provisions of said Ordinance not herein before repealed.

3. This Ordinance shall be in force from and after the passage thereof,

CHAP. XXIV.

An Ordinance, reducing into one, the several Ordinances for regulating the Public Markets in the City of Richmond.

[Passed August 24, 1829.] 1. BE it Ordained by the President and Common Council of the City of Richmond in Common Hall assembled, and it is hereby Ordained by the authority of the same, That no person shall hereafter occupy a stall or stalls in the Public Markets of this City, until he obtain a License from the Common Hall; (first having satisfied the Hall as to character and capability) for which he shall pay one dollar to the Chamberlain for the use of the City: and if any Butcher occupying any such stall or stalls, shall be guilty of any violation of the Criminal Laws of this State, or any of the Ordinances of this City relating to the Markets, and shall be thereof legally convicted, his License shall be forfeited, at the discretion of the Hall; and it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Market, to proceed with any such stall or stalls so vacated, as if the vacancy had occurred by the death of the occupier.

2. There shall annually, after every new election of the Common Council, be appointed a Committee of Markets, whose powers and duties shall be as herein provided for.

3. The amount of the annual rent assessed upon all stalls for the sale of meats in the Old and New Markets, shall be paid quarterly in advance to the Clerks of the respective Markets, who shall rent them to the Licensed Butchers at the said assessed rent, until a new assessment shall be directed by the Common Hall; which new assessment, may be made at any time, to take effect at the end of the year. The mode of assessment shall be, by putting each stall up for the highest premium in cash, over and above the regular assessment. No Butcher shall be allowed to occupy more than two stalls at the same time, nor shall any Butcher relinquish his or her stall after the commencement of any year; but in case of the death of the occupier, or on a failure to pay the assessment quarterly in advance, so that a default of more than ten days shall happen, or in case he fails for the space of more than two weeks to supply his stall or stalls with good and wholesome meats, in either of these cases, the stall or stalls shall be considered vacant, and it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Market, to offer the said stall or stalls for sale forthwith, to the highest bidder for cash, for the balance of the year, first giving notice for twentyfour hours of the time of such sale, to be posted on the front of the Market; and in all cases, of delinquency in paying or supplying as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Clerk to proceed by Warrant or otherewise, to recover from the delinquent, for the use of the City, the quarterly arrearages as they fall due, and not paid within ten days thereafter, up to the end of the year.

4. Any Butcher may relinquish his or her stall or stalls at the end of any year: And whenever there shall be more than one applicant for any such stall or stalls, the Clerk of the Market shall offer it or them to the highest bidder for cash, above the regular assessment, giving twenty-four hours notice thereof in writing, posted at the front of the Market.

5, Every Butcher occupying a stall or stalls in the Public Markets, and who shall thereat dispose of meats for the benefit of other persons not licensed to sell at the same, shall account for and pay for all meats sold at his stall for the benefit of others, at the same rates that the owners thereof would have been liable to pay, if the same had been sold by them: and the said Butchers shall quarterly, render to the Clerk on oath, to be made before a Magistrate of this City, an account of the meats sold as aforesaid, within the preceding three months; and in case of failure herein, such Butcher shall be liable to a forfeiture of his License, at the discretion of the Committee of Markets.

6. No Butcher shall be allowed to purchase within the limits of the City and expose for sale, any slaughtered Cattle, Sheep or Hogs, under the penalty of three dollars, and the forfeiture of the articles so bought.

7. Every Butcher, under the penalty of four dollars, shall each and every day, when attending Market, produce to the Clerk thereof, the hides with the ears of the several animals by him brought to Market, which shall be exposed to public view for at least two hours. No Butcher shall be permitted to bring within the Market Square, any dog or bitch during the Market hours, under the penalty of two dollars for each offence: And it shall be the duty of every Butcher occupying a stall or stalls, to keep the same clean and decent, and to cause his or her name to be written or printed in plain characters over such stall or stalls, under the penalty of fifty cents for each day's omission. Any Butcher occupying a stall or stalls, shall be permitted to remove, at his own expense, any boxes or benches by him or her erected.

8. No Butcher or other person, shall be permitted to weigh any meats, fish, or other articles, with steelyards, under the penalty of five dollars for each offence; and it shall be the duty of the Clerks of the Markets to procure, at the cost of the City, suitable patent balances, to be erected in convenient situations, for the purpose of weighing all meats sold by the quantity, toa large to be weighed with scales and weights; it shall moreover be the duty of the Clerk of each Market when called upon, to weigh any average or other Beef passing from the Drover to the Butcher, and grant a certificate of the same, for which he shall receive twenty-five cents per head, to be paid by the persons requiring his services.

9.. No Butcher shall be permitted to bring into the Market House or Market Square, during the period of the summer establishment, any beef tallow, except such as may be necessarily attached to the hind quarters of beef; nor shall he be permitted to leave in the. Market House or Streets contiguous, the heads, feet or other parts of animals, under the penalty of five dollars for every such offence It shall not be lawful for any Butcher or other person, to sell or offer for sale in the Public Markets of this City, any distempered or unsound Meats, under the penalty of five dollars for each offence; nor shall any person be permitted to sell or offer for sale, any unsound Fish, or Fowls, under the penalty of two dollars for each offence: it shall be the duty of the Clerks of the respective Markets, to examine such articles, and, if found defective, to order them out of Market, and prosecute for the penalties; but should any Butcher or other person feel himself aggrieved by the opinion of the Clerk, he or they shall have a right to appeal to the Committee of Markets, for their decision.

10. No person shall be permitted to sell or expose for sale in the Public Markets of this City, any Butter, Oysters, Fish, Fowls, Eggs, Fruits or Vegitables, if bought within the limits of the City, or consigned within the said limits to him or her for sale, under the penalty of forfeiture of the article so offered or exposed for sale, and if the Clerk of the Market shall have good cause to believe any persrii

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