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or persons guilty of offending herein, it shall be his duty to seize the article so offered or exposed for sale, and to notify the party to appear before the Mayor or some other Magistrate of the City, at any time within twelve hours, to show cause why the said article or articles so seized, should not be forfeited for the benefit of the City: nor shall any person residing within the City of Richmond or its jurisdiction, be permitted to sell or expose for sale in the Public Markets thereof, any of the above enumerated articles, without producing to the Clerk of the Market, or to any Citizen demanding it, a certificate from the person from whom he, she or they, procured such articles beyond the limits of the City, under the penalty of forfeiture of the articles so offered or exposed for sale; it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Market to seize such articles, and notify the party to appear at any time within twelve hours, before the Mayor or some other Magistrate for the City, to show cause why such articles should not be forfeited to the City. Provided however, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed, as to compel any person residing within the City to produce such certificate, to entitle him or her to sell any of the above enumerated articles, if the same shall be the product of his or her own farm or garden.
11. It shall not be lawful for any person to purchase or sell before the hour of ten o'clock, any article of provisions whatever, on the way to Market, before the same shall have been brought within the Market Square; he or they so offending, shall forfeit and pay two dollars: nor shall any person living within the City or its jurisdiction, be permitted to assist or in any way interfere in the sale of any provisions not their own, brought to Market for sale, under the penalty of three dollars, or, if a slave, stripes at the discretion of a Magistrate, not exceeding ten lashes.
12. No slave shall be permitted to sell or expose for sale, any articles of provisions, unless he or she shall produce a permission in writing, from his or her owner or employer, authorising such sale, describing the quantity and sort of article or articles so permitted to be sold, under the penalty of forfeiture of the articles so offered or exposed for sale, and chastisement, at the discretion of a Magistrate, not exceeding ten lashes.
13. No person shall be permitted to sell any fruits or vegitables, in any other than dry measure, under the penalty of one dollar for each offence: it shall moreover be the duty of the Clerk of each Market, to inspect all such measures, and if found deficient, he or she shall forfeit to the City, the whole of the artieles intended to be sold by such measure.
14. If any person shall buy or sell any Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Shoat, Lamb.or Butter, which may be brought to the Public Market for sale, in any other manner than by weight, he or she shall forfeit and pay for each offence, the sum of one dollar. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of each Market, to examine butter and other articles sold or offered for sale by weight, and if found deficient, it shall amount to
a forfeiture to the City, of the article or articles so offered for sale, and if sold, the value thereof: it shall be the duty of the Clerk, to seize such articles so offered for sale, and notify the parties to appear within twelve hours, before the Mayor or some other Magistrate for the City, to show cause why the said articles should not be forfeited as aforesaid.
15. Any person who shall deposït any rubbish, filth, dirt or offensive matter, in or about either of the Market places or houses in this City, shall, if a free person, be fined, on conviction before any Justice of the Peace of the City, the sum of five dollars; and if a slave, upon like conviction, shall receive on his or her bare back, any number of stripes not exceeding twenty, at the discretion of the Justice before whom he or she may be convicted.
16. It shall be the duty of the Clerks of the respective Markets, daily to demand and receive from each and every person not licensed, the following rates, to wit:-For each slaughtered Bullock, Cow or Steer, offered for sale in the Public Market, twenty-five cents; for cach slaughtered Veal, Mutton, Lamb, Hog or Shoat, ten cents; cach Sturgeon, ten cents; each Kid or Pig, five cents.
17. The Market shall be opened every day, from the first day of May until the first day of November, until twelve o'clock each day, except on Sundays, on which days, it shall be closed at nine o'clock, A. M.; and from the first day of November until the first day of May, it shall be opened every day, Sundays excepted, until one o'clock P. M.; and, between the first day of November and the first day of May, it shall be lawful to keep the Public Markets oper on Saturdays until eight o'clock P. M. Any person oflending herein, or being found at Market after the hour aforesaid, with any provision or other article whatsoever, shall be liable to the penalty of two dollars, and moreover, forfeit whatsoever he or she may so continue to offer for sale at the Market.
18. The Clerks of the Markets shall have authority to cause any cart, waggon, dray, pleasure carriage, horses or other beasts of burden, to be removed from the limits of the Markets, if necessary, to any adjoining Street or unimproved land, and any person using or having the care of any such cart, waggon, dray, pleasure carriage, horse or beast of burden, who shall refuse to obey such order, shall be liable to a fine of one dollar, for every fifteen minutes, the said disobedience shall continue, if free; and if a slave, shall, for said offence, receive ten lashes.
19. If from sickness or any temporary cause, the Clerk of either Market should be unable to attend in person, it shall be his duty to appoint a Deputy, to be paid out of his own salary, who shall have the same power and authority as the principal, to execute any of the provisions of this Ordinance.
20. No Butcher's stall in either Market, shall be allowed to extend out from the side walls more than nine feet; and if
Butcher extend his blocks, benches or other fixtures, beyond that distance, he shall forfeit any pay three dollars for each and every offence; and for every refusal to remove any fixture, that may be directed to be removed by Ordinance, or by the Committee of Markets, he shall forfeit and pay a like sum, for every twenty-four hours such fixture shall remain.
21. The Clerk of the Old Market, shall have power to contract with some proper person, for watering, sweeping and cleaning said Market House, and the Streets and Alleys adjoining; also, to whitewash the inside of the Market House, twice a year, under the direction of the Committee of Markets, who shall have power to draw upon the Chamberlain quarterly, for one hundred and fifty dollares per annum, for his services: Provided, they are satisfied the duties have been faithfully performed.
22. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of Shocke Hill Market, to have swept and kept clean that Market, to whitewash the same at least twice in each year, and to have swept and kept clean the Streets, Lanes and Alleys adjoining thereto; for which service, he shall receive annually, the sum of fifty dollars; upon producing to the Chamberlain a certificate from the Committee of Markets, that the said duty has been properly and faithfully performed.
23. It shall be the duty of the Clerks of the Markets, to attend at their respective Market Houses each day, from day-break until the market closes, to prosecute for all fines and forfeitures in their respective Markets, arising under this Ordinance, and to account quarterly to the Clerk of the Hall, under oath, for all monies received by thein respectively, in virtue of their offices, to be laid before the Hall: and if he shall fail to account for and
pay over such monies, or to discharge the other duties required by this Ordinance, during the term of one month, the salary shall no longer be paid to such delinquent.
24. That the Clerks of the respective Markets, may be the better enabled to execute the duties of their offices, and preserve order about the Markets, they shall have all the powers of a Police Officer within two hundred yards around the Market, in any direction.
25. The Clerk of the Old Market, shall be allowed for his services, five hundred dollars per annum, payable quarterly, commencing on na first day of January, in each year.
26. The Clerk of Shocko Hill Market, shall be allowed for his services, three hundred dollars per annum, payable quarterly, commencing on the first day of January, in each year.
2. All Ordinances os parts of Ordinances coming within the purview of this Ordinance shall be, and the same are hereby repealed, from and after the taking cffect of this Ordinance.
28. This Ordinance shall commence and he in force, from and after the passin;
An Ordinance, amending an Ordinance, entitled, “ An Or
dinance, concerning Theatres, and Public Shows and Exhibitions within the City of Richmond.
[Passed January 11, 1830.]
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 second section of an Ordinance, entitled, “An Ordinance, con.cerning Theatres, and Public Shows and Exhibitions within the City of Richmond," (a) as requires the payment of a tax of ten dollars for each day's or night's performance or exhibition of a Circus or Feats of Horsemanship with or without Theatrical Exhibition, be and the same is hereby repealed; and that hereafter the tax which shall be paid for a License by the Exhibitors thereof, shall be five dollars for each day's òr night's performance or exhibition of the same.
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