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manner and under the sanction aforesaid. For which services, the said Clerk may demand and receive one dollar from each and every person, or persons obtaining such License.

4. And be it further Ordained, That all and every person or persons applying for a Special License to sell at Public Auction, Bank Stock, City Stock, or any other Public Stock, duly created under the Laws of the United States or any individual State thereof, whether said Stock be of his or their own property, or be confided to his or their care, shall, before receiving such License, pay to the said Chamberlain fifty dollars, for the use of said Corporation, and also, shall enter into bond with not less than two sureties to be approved by the Common Hall, in the sum of five hundred dollars, conditioned well and truly to pay to the said Chamberlain for the use of said Corporation twenty-five, cents in the one hundred dollars of the amount of all sales of Stock aforesaid, to be by him or them made at Public Auction, to be accounted for and paid semi-annually, in the manner and under the sanction aforesaid. For which service the said Clerk may demand and receive one dollar from each and every person or persons obtaining such License.

5. And be it further Ordained, That if any person or persons shall sell or attempt to sell any Property, Real or Personal, within said City, by Public Auction, whether said Property belong to said person or persons, or to others, without having obtained a License as herein before is directed, every person or persons so offending shall forfeit and pay as a penalty therefor to the use of the said Corporation six dollars and sixty-six cents for every article so by him or them sold, to be recovered in the same manner as other debts under twenty dollars are by law authorised to be recovered.

5. And be it further Ordained, That no Auctioneer shall be permitted to use any bell or herald to notify to the public the time or place of any sale, except when Real Property shall be the subject of sale. Any person or persons herein offending, shall forfeit and pay for the use of said Corporation the sum of six dollars and sixty-six cents to be recovered in the same manner, as other debts under twenty dollars are by law authorised to be recovered. :

7. Provided always, and it is hereby further Ordained, That nothing in this Ordinance contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to subject any Auctioneer to pay any Tax or Imposition for any private sale made by him, nor to the Merchant Tax which may be levied in said City; nor to hinder any Sheriff, Sergeant, Marshal, Commissioner of any Court, Constable or other Officer, to sell and dispose of by way of Public Auction any Lands, Goods, Chattels or effects, taken in execution, attached, or decreed to be sold by any Court within this Commonwealth, or by virtue of a Distress Warrant for Rent in arrear, and liable to be sold by Order of Law; or to prohibit any lawful Executor or Executors, Administrator or Administrators, or Curator or Curators from exposing to sale by way of Public Auction any Lands, Goods, Chattels or effects, which were of their respective Testator or Intestate; or to prohibit any Trustee or Trusrees from exposing to sale by way of Public Auction any property conveyed to him or them, to secure the creditor or Creditors of the Conveyor or Conveyors, but that all and every such person or persons may do therein as they might have done before the operation of this Ordinance.

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8. All and every Ordinance and Ordinances, part and parts of Ordinances coming within the purview of this Ordinance, shall be and the same are hereby repealed: Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall extend, or be construed to extend to, or abridge any right, or remedy, which has or may have accrued before the commencement of this Ordinance.

CHAP. XVI.

An Ordinance, concerning the City Hall of the City of Rich

mond, and providing for the improvement, repair and preservation thereof.

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[Passed December 8, 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 the New Building near the Capitol Square used as the City Court-House, shall hereafter he called and known by the name of the City Hall. And any free

person who shall wilfully deface, or cause any defacement of the same, either by cutting any part of the timber thereof with knives or other edged tools, or by writing upon the walls, or by breaking the glass of the windows, or shall in like manner defile, deface or injure any part of said building, or any of the furniture, or any inclosures thereof, shall for each and every such offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding six dollars, at the discretion of the Magistrate who shall try the offence, to be recovered by Warrant before any Justice of the Peace for this City, for the use of the Corporation. And if such of'fender be a Slave he or she shall receive any number of lashes not exceeding-thirty, at the diseretion of the Magistrate.;

2. And be it further Ordained, That annually, at the stated meeting of the Hall in the month of April, or as soon thereafter as practicable, there shall be appointed by the President of the Hall a Committee of three, to be called the Committee of the City Hall, whose duty it shall be to direct and have executed all necessary repairs or improvements to the same; to take care that the Hall is preserved in good order and to draw on the Chamberlain for the expense of executing the same: Provided, That it does not exceed the annual appropriation.

3. And be it further Ordained, That annually, at the monthly meeting of the Hall in April, or as soon thereafter as convenient, there shall be appointed a Keeper of the City Hall; whose especial duty it shall be, to keep the same and all the Offices thereof, the Clerk's Offices excepted, clean and neat; to procure fuel and make fires in the Chamberlain's and Mayor's Offices, in the room set apart for the use of the Common Hall, and in the Court and Jury rooms, and in the Sergeant's Office; to report from time to time, to the Hall or the Committee aforesaid, any repairs or improvements which it may seem to him to be necessary to have done to the Hall; and in the name of the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Richmond, to prosecute all who offend against any of the provisions of this Ordinance. For which services, the said Keeper shall receive annually the sum of two hundred dollars, payable to him by the Chamberlain quarter yearly.

4. And be it further Ordained, That no person shall be permitted to sell or offer for sale, any article of refreshment in the City Hall, or on the land belonging to the Corporation adjoining thereto, without having previously obtained the permission of the Mayor, or presiding Magistrate for the time being, under the same penalties as are declared by the first section of this Ordinance.

5. This Ordinance shall commence and be in force, from the

passage thereof.

CHAP. XVII.

An Ordinance, to amend and reduce into one, the several

Ordinances concerning the Public Burying Places in the City of Richmond.

[Passed February 20, 1829. ] WHEREAS, by an arragement long since entered into by the Hall and the Vestry of the Parish of Henrico, all the ground appropriated to the interment of the dead which belonged to the said Parish situated on Richmond Hill, was inclosed by one common wall with the lands which belonged to the Corporation adjoining thereto; and at that time it was understood, the Hall should at all times have power, to establish such regulations as they might think proper for the government of the same;

and should moreover incur and defray all the necessary expense attending the erection of Gates and Steps, and keeping the inclosure in good repair.

1. Be it therefore 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 Church Wardens of the Parish of Henrico for the time being, shall have authority to appoint a fit and suitable person to act as Sexton or Keeper of the said Burying Ground; who shall continue in Office during the pleasure of said Wardens, and shall obey all instructions given by them relating to the mode of interment, and the safe keeping and preservation of the grounds. The place of interment shall be at all times open, for the reception and interment of the dead, of all white persons of whatever religious denomination residing within the limits of the City, except as is hereinafter excepted. The Wardens shall have power to grant the right of interment as they may think fit and proper, to persons who have not been residents of thisCity, and to demand for each, five dollars; three dollars of which shall be paid to the Sexton, and the balance to the Chamberlain for the use of the City. The Wardens may draw on the Chamberlain for a sum not exceeding fifty dollars per annum, for keeping in repair the Walls, Gates and Steps of the Burying Ground.

AND WHEREAS the City of Richmond, has appropriated four acres of ground near the Poor-House on Shocko-Hill, as a burying place, and has at much expense graduated and inclosed the same; and it is expedient that some general regulations should be prescribed for in• terments therein, as well to promote the convenience of the people of the City, as for the preservation of the property.

2. Be it therefore Ordained by the President and Common Council in Common Hall assembled, and it is hereby Ordained by the authority of the same, That a Committee of five Members of the Common Hall, one of whom at least shall be from each Ward, shall be annually appointed by the President thereof at the regular meeting to be held in the month of April, or as soon thereafter as practicable, whose duty it shall be, to visit from time to time and to inspect the condition of the Burying Ground. It shall be the duty of the said Committee, to exercise a general controul over the manner and arrangement of the interments in the Burying Ground, which may not be contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance: to take care that the Keeper of the Burying Ground hereinafter mentioned, performs regularly and faithfully his or her duty, and to report to the Hall any neglect or improper conduct of that Officer.

3. And be it further Ordained, That the Common Hall of the City of Richmond, shall annually elect by ballot, a Keeper of the Burying Ground aforesaid; who shall be removeable at pleasure by a vote of two-thirds of the Members of the Hall present; and who, before he or she enters on the performance of his or her duties as such, shall enter into a bond with security to be approved by the Hall, in the penalty of seven hundred dollars, payable to the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Richmond for the time being and their successors in office, conditioned that he or she will well and truly account for quarter yearly and pay over to the Chamberlain, all money which by virtue of his or her Office may come to his or her hands, and do and perform each and every duty enjoined or required by this

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