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ing shall forfeit and pay six dollars and sixty-six cents for each halfhour that any performance or exhibition shall actually continue, to be recovered with costs for the benefit of the Corporation.

7. And be it further Ordained, That in case of a vacancy in the Office of Mayor, or of his absence from the City, or inability to act; the Recorder, and in case of a vacancy in the Office of Recorder, or of his absence from the City, or inability to act; the Senior Alderman, shall be and he is hereby authorised, to execute and perform the duties devolved on the Mayor by this Ordinance: Provided nevertheless, That nothing in this Ordinance contained, shall be construed so as to render it necessary for Messrs. Warrel and Lorton to procure a license for their Museum.

s. All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances coming within the purview of this Ordinance, shall be and the same are hereby repealed.

9. This Ordinance shall commence and be in force, from and after the passing thereof. -

- CHAP. XIV.

..An Ordinance, reducing into one the several Ordinances, regulating the Appointment, Duties and Salary of the Chamberlain for the City of Richmond. Treasurer and Secretary of the Sinking Fund, and Clerk of the Common Hall.

[Passed May 16, 1828.]

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 soon as shall be practicable after every annual election of the Common Council of the said City, the Common Hall shall elect by ballot a fit and proper person, to act as Chamberlain of this City, Treasurer and Secretary of the Sinking Fund and Clerk of the Common Hall; who shall continue to perform the duties thereof, until a new election shall take place. In case a vacancy in said office shall occur, by death, resignation or by removal from office, which removal may be effected by a vote of two thirds of the members present, a successor shall be appointed by the Common Hall to continue in office until the next annual election.

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2. And be it further Ordained, That it shall be the duty of said officer, as the Chamberlain of the City, to receive all monies which may at the time of his appointment be due from any accountable officers, and which may at any time thereafter become due to the Corporation, from taxes, fines, forfeitures or otherwise; to call all debtors to account agreeable to law, or as the exigency or propriety of the case may require; to examine all accounts against the Corporation, and report to the Common Hall all balances due to or from the Corporation; to disburse such sums as may be authorised by the Common Hall under the signature of their President; to open the necessary books for the regulation and proper entry of all accounts of the Corporation; to keep a Register or account of all the property of the Corporation, and have his books at all times ready for the inspection or examination of a Committee, or any member of the Common Hall; furnish half yearly (the first of March and first of September,) an abstract of the state of said books; and to account for and pay over all money which may come to or remain in his hands, to such person or persons as the Hall may at any time require.

3. And be it further Ordained, That it shall be the duty of said officer, as Treasurer and Secretary of the Sinking Fund, to keep such accounts respecting the Sinking Fund as the Commissioners thereof may direct, and to have the same at all times ready, for the inspection or examination of a Committee or any member of the Common Hall.

4. And be it further Ordained, That it shall be the duty of said officer, as Clerk of the Common Hall, to make true and correct entries of the Proceedings of the Hall; to file and preserve all books and papers, which shall be delivered to him in charge, or come to his hands by virtue of his office; to account for all monies which shall be received by him as Clerk of the Common Hall, for the use and benefit of the Corporation of the City of Richmond; to attend in person, or by a Deputy to be approved by the Common Hall, at every monthly or called meeting thereof; to record in a fair hand in a book to be kept for that purpose, all the Bye-laws and Ordinances of the Common Hall, and to keep the same and all other proceedings of the Common Hall, at all times open to the inspection of any Member of the Hall; to make copies of, or extracts from, all or any of the Ordinances or other proceedings of the Common Hall, when and as often as he may be required so to do, by the Hall, the President, or any Chairman of a Committee thereof; to furnish the Chairman of each Committee regularly, with a copy of the resolution and order constituting such Committee, and specifying therein its powers and duties; and finally, to annex to the Ordinances and other proceedings of the Hall, an Index referring to the different matters contained therein.

5. And be it further Ordained, That the Officer who may be appointed to perform the duties herein before specified, shall in the presence of the Hall, take the oath of fidelity to the Commonwealth, and an oath that he will execute diligently and faithfully, without favor or affection, the duties of his Office as Chamberlain of the City of Richmond, as Treasurer and Secretary of the Sinking Fund thereof, and as Clerk of the Common Hall of said City; which oaths shall be administered by the Presiding Member of the Hall: Provided always, That (unless time be allowed by the Hall for that purpose) no person shall act under this Ordinance, until he shall have given bond with at least two securities, in the penalty of sixteen thousand dollars, to be approved by the Hall, and to which there shall be annexed the following condition: “The Condition of the above Obligation is such, That

whereas, the above bound - hath been by the Common Hall of the City of Richmond elected on the day of one thousand eight hundred and , Chamberlain of the said

City, Treasurer and Secretary of the Sinking Fund, and Clerk of the Common Hall, in pursuance of the provisions of the Ordinance passed on the day of , one thousand eight hundred and twenty

, entitled “An Ordinance, reducing into one the several Ordinances, regulating the Appointment, Duties and Salary, of the Chamberlain for the City of Richmond, Treasurer and Secretary of the sinking Fund, and Clerk of the Common Hall.” Now therefore, if the above bound , shall duly and faithfully perform all the duties prescribed by the said Ordinance, and shall well and truly account for and pay over all money which may come to, or remain in his hands, to such person or persons as the Hall may at any time require, then the above Obligation to be void; otherwise, to remain in full force and virtue.”

6. And be it further Ordained, That the said Officer shall be allowed for performing all his duties, as the Chamberlain of the City of Richmond, Treasurer and Secretary of the Sinking Fund thereof, and Clerk of the Common Hall, the sum of eighteen hundred dollars payable quarter yearly.

7. All Ordinances or 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 from and after the passing thereof.

CHAP. XV.

4n Ordinance, to Regulate the Appointment and Duties of

.#uctioneers within the City of Richmond.

o [Passed June 27, 1828.]

o : - - 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 any person or persons, wishing to pursue the business of an Auctioneer within this City, under a general License, for the sale of all and every article of Merchandize, or any other Property Real or Personal, whether the said Merchandize or other Property Real or Personal be of his or their own Property, or whether said Merchandize, or other Property Real or Personal be confided to his or their caré: or under a Special License, merely for the sale of Real Estate and Slaves, whether said Real Estate or Slaves be of his or their own Property, or whether said Real Estate or Slaves be confided to his or their care: or under a Special License, only for the sale of Bank'Stock, City Stock, or any other Public Stock duly created under a Law of the United States, or of any individual State thereof, whether said Stock be of his or their own Property, or whether said Stock be confided to his or their care; shall, before commencing the same, make known his or their wish to the Common Hall, who, if they shall be satisfied with his or their character, shall direct their Clerk to grant him or them a License, agreeably to the extent of his or their wish, designated in his or their application to the Common Hall aforesaid, which License shall be granted under the terms and conditions, hereinafter contained, and shall continue in force for and during the time of one year from the date thereof, and until the next Regular Session of the Common Council in Common Hall assembled, unless sooner revoked for good cause 2. And be it further Ordained, That all and every person or persons applying for a General License, to sell at Public Auction, articles of Merchandize or any other Property, Real or Personal, whether said Merchandize or other Property, Real or Personal, be of his or their own Property, or whether said Merchandize or other Property, Real or Personal, be confided to his or their care, shall, before receiving such License, pay unto the Chamberlain of the City of Richmond, two hundred dollars for the use of the Corporation of said City, and shall also enter into bond with not less than two sureties, to be approved by the Common Hall, in the sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned well and truly to pay to the said Chamberlain for the use of the Corporation of said City, fifty cents in the one hundred dollars on all sales of Real Estate; and one dollar in the one hundred dollars of the amount of all other sales to be by him or them made at Public Auction, to be accounted for in every half year in the manner following, that is to say: that each and every of the said Auctioneers, shall once in every half year, render an account on oath or affirmation (which may be administered by the Mayor or Recorder or any of the Aldermen of said City) to said Chamberlain, of all the property or effects by him or them sold at Public Auction at any time before the said time of rendering the same account, and since his or their last settlement, and shall then, immediately pay to the said Chamberlain the full amount of fifty cents in the one hundred dollars on all sales of Real Estate, and one dollar in the one hundred dollars, of the amount of the account of all other sales so rendered. For the services herein to be performed by the Clerk, he may demand and receive one dollar from such person or persons as may obtain such License.

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3. And be it further Ordained, That all and every person or persons applying for a Special License to sell at Public Auction Real Estate and Slaves only, whether said Real Estate or Slaves be of his or their property, or whether, said Real Estate or Slaves be confided to his or their care, shall, before receiving the same, pay to the said Chamberlain one hundred dollars for the use of the said Corporation, and shall, also, enter into bond with not less than two sureties, to be approved by the Common Hall, in the sum of three thousand dollars, conditioned well and truly to pay to the said Chamberlain, for the use of said Corporation, one dollar in the one hundred dollars of the amount of all sales of Slaves to be by him or them made at Public Auction, and fifty cents in the one hundred dollars of the amount of all Real Estate, to be accounted for and paid in every half year, in the

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