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19. Any person who shall, within the Streets, Lanes, or Alleys of the City, sell or expose for sale, any Oysters, Cakes, Fruits, Pies, or other eatables or provisions, (raw Fish excepted,) without a license first obtained from the Mayor, for which he or she shall pay the Chamberlain five dollars per annum, shall forfeit, for the benefit of the City, the article or articles so offered for sale, if the same be not actually sold, and in case of sale, shall pay a fine of thrice the amount given, or agreed to be given, for such article or articles, in case by that sale such fine shall not exceed six dollars and sixty-six cents; and where at that rate it would exceed six dollars and sixty-six cents, then that sum only shall be imposed: Provided however, That nothing herein contained, shall prevent Country people, at such times as the Public Market may not be open, from offering for sale, or selling in the Streets, Lanes, or Alleys, any fruit or raw provisions, or from selling therein from their Carts, Oysters, at any time, nor to prohibit any person at such times, from selling culinary vegetables.
20. That no person or persons whatsoever, shall, in future, be permitted to carry on the business or calling of Soap Boiler or Tallow Chandler, within the bounds of the City of Richmond, without permission first had and obtained from the Common Hall, which may
be revoked at any time; and any person or persons who shall carry on the business or calling of either of those occupations, without such permission, shall forfeit and pay six dollars and sixty-six cents, for every twenty-four hours that he or they shall be so employed.
21. And be it further Ordained, That it shall be the duty of the Mayor, at least thrice in each week, to explore, in person, with one of the Deputies of Police, and as much oftener as may be practicable, and one of the said Deputies on each day, all the Streets, Lanes, and Alleys, within this City, and to give information and prosecute for the penalties incurred by the infraction of all Ordinances or Laws which now are, or may hereafter be in force; and to endeavour by all legal means, to enforce the same, and to restrain the practice of negroes going at large; to carry into effect, the several Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, concerning Free Negroes and Mulattoes, and such other Acts as in any wise relate to the Police of this City. To do and perform such duties for preserving peace and good order, especially on Sundays; and enforcing all Police Regulations, as now are, or may hereafter be directed by any Ordinance passed by the Common Hall of this City: and daily, on each morning, to attend may
at the City Cage and direct the punishment or discharge of such persons as may be there confined, and in relation to whose cases he be authorised to decide finally. And it shall be the duty of one of the Deputies of Police, to attend every meeting of the Common Hall: Provided, nothing herein contained, shall be so construed as to exempt the Basin Master from performing the duties required of him.
22. And be it further Ordained, That the Mayor shall have the power, to appoint sixteen able bodied and discreet men, who shall reside within the City, to act as Night Watch, under the regulations and restrictions hereinafter prescribed. Each Watchman so appointed, shall be entitled to receive for his services, eighty-seven and a half cents per night, payable monthly, by the Chamberlain, as is hereinafter directed; and an allowance equal to half the amount stipulated to be paid as aforesaid to the members of the Watch, shall be made to each of the said Watchmen when prevented from doing duty by sickness: provided, that such allowance shall not be extended beyond one month, nor shall it be made unless such sickness is shown by the certificate of some practising Physician. The number of the Night Watch may be increased not exceeding twenty by the Mayor, whensoever in his opinion it may be necessary to do so: Provided, That the Mayor shall forthwith report the extent of such increase and the causes therefor, and the same shall not continue longer than one month without the approbation of the Hall.
23. And be it further Ordained, That the Common Hall shall hereafter annually, at their Stated Meeting in the month of May, appoint two fit and proper persons to act as First and Second Officers of the Night Watch, to be paid monthly; who, before they enter upon the duties of their office, shall take an oath before the Mayor, or some other Magistrate of the City, faithfully to execute the duties of their office; the certificate of which oath, shall be filed with the Clerk of the Common Hall.
24. And be it further Ordained, That the Officers of the Night Watch shall receive the following salaries, to wit: the First Officer shall receive six hundred dollars per annum payable as aforesaid, and the Second Officer five hundred dollars per annum payable in like manner.
25. And be it further Ordained, That the Mayor shall divide the City into so many Watch Districts as he may think best, from time to time; the First Officer of the Watch, shall allot the Watchmen to such districts by his order, in writing, and he shall keep a book containing a description of the districts, and enter therein, each night when he sets the Wateb, the names of the Watchmen allotted to each district, note the absentees, hire substitutes for those who may be absent, grant furloughs, (subject to the control of the Mayor,) call the roll, and set the Watch, keep the key of the Watch-House during the day, and make return of his proceedings (each-succeeding night on which he shall be on duty), to the Mayor. The First Officer shall be considered on duty each alternate night, and shall see that the Watchmen perform the duty required of them, by this or any other Ordinance of the Common Hall, and shall occasionally take the rounds through the City, or such part thereof, as he can during Watch hours, and note such Watchman or Watchmen, as shall be remiss in his or their duty. The Second Officer shall be considered on duty each night succeeding the one upon which the First Officer shall have been upon duty, and with the exception of calling the roll, setting the Watch, hiring of sụbstitutes, and granting furloughs, shall perform the same duties, and have the same powers and authority as are herein allotted and prescribed to the said First Officer. And it shall moreover be the duty of the said Second Officer, whenever his presence shall be required by the First Officer, on extraordinary occasions, although it shall not happen to be his regular night, to give his personal attendance. In case of absence of the said. Second Officer, occasioned by sickness or other disability, the First Officer shall have power, and is hereby authorised to employ a substitute, (to be approved by the Mayor,) who shall perform the duties of the Second Officer. The First and Second Officers may be removed for misconduct, from office, by the Mayor;/such removal being approved by the Common Hall. And any Watchman or Watchmen who shall be guilty of disobedience or misbehaviour, shall be removable at the discretion of the First Officer.
26. This Ordinance shall commence and be in force, from and after the passing thereof.
An Ordinance, to amend an Ordinance, entitled, “ An Ordi
nance reducing into one, the several Ordinances for mexUlating the Public Markets in the City of Richmond.”
[Passed June 14, 1830.) 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 the twenty-first section of the Ordinance reducing into one the several Ordinances for regulating the Public Markets in the City of Richmond, passed August 24th, 1829, (a) be and the same is hereby repealed.
2. Be it further Ordained, That the Clerk of the Old Market (b), shall have power to contract with some proper person to water, sweep and clean the said Market-house, and the Streets and Alley adjoining; to keep the Lamps in said Market in order, and to light them at such times, as he may be required; and also, to white-wash the inside of the Market-house, twice a year, under the direction of the Committee of Markets, who shall have power to draw on the Chamberlain, quarterly, for two hundred dollars per annum, for his services; provided, they are satisfied the duties have been faithfully performed.
3. Be it further Ordained, That the person employed by the Clerk of the Shockoe Hill Market, to sweep, keep clean and Whitewash that Market, shall, in lieu of the allowance now authorised, be entitled to receive the sum of seventy-five dollars.
(a) See Ante, p. 110. (b) The Market, on E and 17th Streets.
CHAP. XXVIII. An Ordinance, prescribing the time for paying the Salary of
the City Assessor.
[Passed June 14, 1830.] 1. BE it Ordained by the President and Members of the Common Council of the City of Richmond in Common Hall assembled, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That the Salary allowed to the City Assessor, shall be paid to him in the
following manner: one moiety on the first day of July, and the other moiety on the first day of January, in each year. Provided however, That no part of the said salary shall be paid to the said Assessor, until all the duties of his office for the current year, shall have been completely performed, and the same certified by the Chamberlain.
2. All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances coming within the purview of this Ordinance, shall be and the same are hereby repealed.
3. This Ordinance shall commence and be in force, from and after the passing thereof. (a)
An Ordinance, to prevent Swine, Dogs, and Goats running
at large in the City of Richmond.
[Passed June 25, 1830.* ]
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 it shall not be lawful for any hogs, shoats or pigs, dogs or bitches, to go or run at large in any Street, Lànė, Alley or uninclosed place or lot, within the City of Richmond, except in the manner and under the restrictions hereinafter provided.
2. And be it further Ordained, That every hog, shoat, or pig, which shall be found at large in any street, lane, alley or uninclosed place or lot withing the City, shall be deemed forfeited to the use of the Corporation of said City.
3. And be it further Ordained, That it shall be the duty of the Mayor, to cause to be taken up and secured, every hog, shoat, and pig, dog or bitch, that may be found at large contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, in any street, lane, alley or uninclosed place or lot within the City. And in order to carry into full effect, the provisions of this section, it shall be the duty of the Mayor, to direct (a) See Ante, p. 69, sec. 5. * ,
See Ante, p. 5, sec. 5.