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six of the City carts and horses, and as many of the City hands as he may deem necessary, furnished with the proper fixtures and apparatus, at least twice in every month, to proceed through each Ward of the City, two carts at the least being in each Ward at the same time; and to take up and secure every hog, shoat or pig, dog or bitch, found running at large unlawfully within the City, to be disposed of in the manner hereinafter prescribed.
4. And be it further Ordained, That it shall be the duty of one of the Deputies of Police to accompany the said carts in each Ward; and, if any person or persons, shall attempt to rescue any hog, shoat or pig, or any dog or bitch going at large, contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, after the same shall have been taken up, or shal} obstruct or endeavour to obstruct, drive away, or prevent the arrest thereof, he, she, or they so offending, shall forfeit and pay the sum of two dollars if free, to be recovered by Warrant before the Mayor, Recorder or any Alderman of the said City, and if a slave, shall, upon conviction, receive ten lashes, unless some one for him or her. will pay the fine aforesaid.
5. And be it further Ordained, That it shall be the duty of the Mayor, to cause to be sold at Auction to the highest bidder, at the Market House on E and 17th Streets, during Market hours, on the morning succeeding their apprehension, every hog, shoat and pig, that shall be taken up and secured in pursuance of this Ordinance; and the nett proceeds of sale (after deducting the necessary expenses attendant on the execution hereof) shall be paid to the Chamberlain for the use of the City.
*An Act, providing against the mischief of Mad Dogs.
[Passed January 20, 1829.] 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That any Magistrate, having sufficient proof that any dog has been bitten by a mad dog, may, and he is hereby required to order the same to be killed by a Constable, or any other person: and, if the owner of any such dog or dogs, shall conceal the same, or cause the same to be concealed, so that the order of the Magistrate cannot be executed, such owner shall be liable to a fine of two dollars on each dog, for every day such dog or dogs shall remain concealed; which fine shall be recovered by Warrant before a Magistrate, and applied to lessening the County levy.
2. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.
6. And be it Ordained by the authority aforesaid, 'That it shall not be lawful for any person to permit his or her dog or bitch, to go at large within the public streets and alleys of this City, at any time between sun-rise and nine o'clock at night, unless the same shall have a collar round its neck with the name and residence of the owner inscribed on it, and also, be accompanied by the owner thereof, by his or her servant, or by some person authorised by him or her.
7. And be it further Ordained, That if any person shall permit his or her dog or bitch to go at large, unless as aforesaid, he or she shall forfeit and pay for every such offence, two dollars, to be recovered by Warrant before the Mayor, Recorder or any Alderman of this City: Provided however, That if in any case, it shall appear that such dog or bitch going at large, was accidental and without the default of the master, no fine shall be inflicted.
8. And be it further Ordained, That every dog or bitch, found at large, unless as above prescribed, or unless redeemed as is hereinafter directed, shall, after being secured as aforesaid, be conveyed, under the direction of the Deputy or Deputies of Police accompanying the same, to some place, at least five hundred yards beyond the boundaries of the City, and there put to death and buried.
9. And be it further Ordained, That every owner of a dog or bitch within this City, shall put on the neck of such dog or bitch within thirteen days from the passage of this Ordinance, a collar with the owner's name, and the street in which he lives plainly inscribed thereon. And if any dog or bitch, on which a collar shall be placed as aforesaid, shall be taken going at large as aforesaid, and the owner thereof shall be desirous to redeem such dog or bitch, he ghall be allowed to do so, upon paying to the Mayor, or one of the Deputies of Police, one dollar. And if the owner of any dog or bitch, not having a collar as aforesaid, and which shall be taken going at large as aforesaid, shall be desirous to redeem the same, he or she shall be permitted to do so, by paying to the Mayor or one of the Deputies of Police, two dollars. Provided always, That no dog or bitch so taken as aforesaid, shall be redeemable except at the place to which it was intended to be taken for execution, (those belonging to strangers excepted:) nor shall any execution take place until after sun-set of each day, on which the said dogs or bitches shall be apprehended.
10. And be it further Ordained, That whenever any fine or forfeiture shall be incurred by the going at large, of any dog or bitch as aforesaid, the occupier of the tenement to which such dog or bitch shall belong, or which it shall frequent, shall be deemed and considered the owner of such dog or bitch within the meaning of this Ordinance.
11. And be it further Ordained, That nothing in this Ordinance contained, shall be construed to prevent any owner of a dog or bitch, from carrying the same through the public streets and alleys, in going from, passing through, or returning to the City: and that no stranger visiting this City with his or her dog or bitch, shall be subject to the foregoing penalties of this Ordinance, for two days after his or her arrival.
12. And be it Ordained by the authority aforesaid, that the Mayor be and he is hereby authorised, empowered and required, to employ at the expense of the City, suitable persons to entrap and impound all goats or kids which may be found going at large within the limits of this City, and cause the same to be sold, as is herein before directed concerning hogs, shoats and pigs, found at large.
13. And be it further Ordained, That all fines and forfeitures and all monies received under the provisions of this Ordinance, shall be paid by the Mayor to the Chamberlain, for the use of the City. And the Mayor is hereby authorised to draw on the Chamberlain, for all such sums as shall be necessary in the execution of the duties hereby imposed on him.
14. And it shall moreover be lawful for the different Police Officers, at all times, other than those hereby appointed, to arrest all such hogs, shoats or pigs, dogs, bitches, goats or kids, subject to the regulations contained in this Ordinance; and for every hog, shoat or pig, dog, bitch, goal or kid, so taken, the Officer shall receive fifty cents, to be paid from the fund produced by the fines inflicted by this Ordinance.
15. All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances coming with the purview of this Ordinance, shall be and the same are hereby repcaled.
16. This Ordinance shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.
An Ordinance, amending an Ordinance, entitled, “An
Ordinance, concerning Theatres and Public Shows and
[Passed December 13, 1830.]
1. BE it Ordained by the President and Common Council of the City of Richmond, and it is hereby Ordained by the authority of the same, That hereafter, no tax shall be paid for a license to exhibit any Painting or Sculpture, or any model illustrating any useful or valuable invention or improvement in Mechanics, Manufactures, Agriculture and the like. Provided, however, That if any person or persons shall, under any pretext whatever, for his, her or their gain, exhibit any thing not strictly connected with the Fine Arts, or with the purposes hereinbefore specified, such person or persons shall, upon conviction thereof before the Mayor or any Alderman of the said City, be liable to pay a fine of six dollars and sixty-six cents for every day or night he, she or they shall have exhibited the same, contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance: And provided moreover, That all the other provisions of the said Ordinance concerning Theatres, Public Shows and Exhibitions within the City of Richmond, shall remain and be in force, to all intents and purposes, as if this Ordinance had not been passed.
2. Be it further Ordained, That nothing in the foregoing section contained, shall be construed to supersede the necessity of any person or persons obtaining from the Mayor a license to exhibit any Painting or Sculpture, or any model illustrating any useful or valuable invention or improvement as aforesaid, which license shall be issued by the Chamberlain.
3. This Ordinance shall commence and be in force, from and after the passage thereof.
An Ordinance, regulating the storage of Quick-lime within
the City of Richmond.
[Passed January 10, 1831.]
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 hereafter be allowed to any person to store any Quick-lime in any house or shed which shall be within one hundred feet of
house within this City, until he, she or they shall have first obtained written permission to that effect from the Mayor, whose duty it shall be to issue a Warrant under his hand and seal, directed to three respectable and discreet freeholders of said City, to examine the premises, and to refuse his permission if they shall deem it dangerous to grant the same; and if any person or persons shall deposit or store any Quick-lime contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, he, she or they shall be liable to pay a fine not exceeding six dollars and sixty-six cents, and also, a sum not exceeding two dollars for each hour the same shall continue so stored.
2. And be it further Ordained, That upon complaint being made to the Mayor that any lime has already been stored contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, he shall issue a Warrant as aforesaid, directed to three respectable and discreet freeholders of said City, to examine the premises; and, if in their opinion, its continuance will be attended with danger, it shall be the duty of the Mayor to give notice to the proprietor or proprietors, occupant or occupants of the building, to remove the said lime, which notice shall be in writing; and, upon the failure of such proprietor or proprietors, occupant or occupants, to remove the same within twenty-four hours, he, she or they shall be liable to pay a fine of six dollars and sixty-six cents, and also, a sum not exceeding two dollars for each hour it shall remain thereafter. The fines imposed by this Ordinance, shall be recoverable by Warrant before the Mayor, Recorder or any Alderman of this City, in like manner as other fincs are recovered for infractions of the Ordinances of this City.
3. This Ordinance shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.