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ELECTIONS. 1

ORDINANCE. 1. Form of warrants for ward

meetings. 2. To be served by constables,

and returned. 3. Form of warrants for general

meetings.

4. To be served by constables,

and returned.
5. Time of opening and closing

the poll shall be fixed by the
mayor and aldermen, and in-
serted in the warrant.

Dec. 27, 1826.

on the

day of

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY.2
Sect. 1. The form of warrants for calling meetings of Form of war-
the citizens of the several wards, shall be as follows, to wit: meetings:
L. S.

City of Boston.
To either of the constables of the City of Boston.

Greeting :
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you
are hereby required, forthwith, to warn the inhabitants of
ward No. , qualified as the law directs, to assemble at

at o'clock M. then and there to give in their ballots for

Hereof fail not; and have you there then this warrant, with your doings thereon. Witness Mayor of our said City of Boston the

day of

in the

year Lord By order of the Mayor and Aldermen.

City Clerk, SECT. 2. All warrants for calling meetings of the citi- To be served by zens of the several wards, which shall be issued by the returned. mayor and aldermen, shall be served by any constable of the city, and returned to the wardens of the several wards in said city, on or before the time of meeting of the citizens of said wards, therein specified.

of our

Ibid.

1 For general statutes respecting elections, see Rev. Stat. c. 3, 4, 5, 6, 15; stat. 1839, c. 42, 165; 1840, c. 59, 66 ; 1841, c. 70; 1842, c. 99; 1843, c. 94; 1844, c. 78, 143, 167; 1845, c. 217; 1848, c. 35, 240. See also, City Charter and Amendments, ante.

2 An ordinance prescribing the form of warrants and of the service thereof, passed December 27, 1826.

Form of war

SECT. 3. The form of warrants for calling meetings of rants for general meetings. the inhabitants of the said city of Boston, shall be as folIbid.

lows, to wit:
L. S.

City of Boston.
To the constables of the City of Boston.

Greeting :
In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you
are hereby required forthwith to warn the inhabitants of the
City of Boston, qualified as the law directs, to assemble at
Faneuil Hall, on the day of at o'clock, M.
then and there to

Hereof fail not; and have you there then this warrant, with your doings thereon. Witness, Mayor of our City of Boston, the

in the year of our Lord By order of the Mayor and Aldermen.

City Clerk. To be served by

SECT. 4. All warrants which shall be issued by the constables, and

mayor and aldermen, for calling meetings of the inhabitants Ibid.

of the city, shall be served by any constable of the city, and returned to the mayor and aldermen on or before the

meeting of the citizens therein specified. Time of opening SECT. 5. It shall be the duty of the mayor and alderand closing the poll shall be fixed men to fix the time when the poll shall close, as well as the and aldermen, time for the opening thereof, in the election of all officers, and inserted in

except ward officers, and insert the same in any warrant Ibid.

and notification to the inhabitants, of such election.

day of

returned.

the warrant.

FANEUIL HALL.

ORDINANCE.

1. Superintendent to be appointed

by the mayor and aldermen.

His general duties. 2. To examine the apartments

once a month.

3. To attend to the opening and

closing of the hall.
4. To hold his office during the

pleasure of mayor and alder

men. Vacancy. 5. His salary

Oct. 14, 1833.

apartnients once

Ibid.

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY. 1 Sect. 1. There shall be appointed annually by the superintendent mayor and aldermen a superintendent of Faneuil Hall, by mayor and alwhose duty it shall be to supervise and take proper care of general duties

. said hall and all the rooms over the same and connected therewith, to attend to the admission of visitors, to provide that the said rooms are kept clean and in good order, and to report to the mayor and aldermen all repairs that may be necessary

in the same. Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of said superintendent to To examine the examine at least once in each month and as much oftener a month. as he may deem expedient, the various apartments, comprising the armories, offices and stores connected with said Faneuil Hall, for the purpose of ascertaining any danger that may exist from fire or other causes, and whenever he shall discover any such cause of danger to report the same to the mayor and aldermen.

SECT. 3. It shall be the duty of said superintendent to To attend to the attend to the opening and closing of said hall, at such hours closing of the and under such provisions as the mayor and aldermen may Ibid. direct.

Sect. 4. Said superintendent shall hold his said office to hold his office during the pleasure of the mayor and aldermen, and in ure or mayor and case of a vacancy occurring in said office, the same shall be

Vacancy. filled in the manner provided in the first section.

Sect. 5. Said superintendent shall receive such com- flis salary. pensation for his services as the city council may from time to time allow.

aldermen.

Ibid.

1 An ordinance providing for the appointment of a superintendent of Faneuil Hall, passed October 14, 1833.

FANEUIL HALL MARKET.

STATUTE.

ORDINANCES.

12. Lessees shall not permit any 1. Mayor and aldermen author- offal, &c., to remain.

ized to extend Faneuil Hall 13. Offal, &c., shall not be thrown market.

Provisions respect- out. Tainted meat, &c., shall ing damages for land taken, &c. not be offered for sale.

14. Stalls to revert to mayor and

aldermen in certain cases. 1. Clerk of Faneuil Hall market. 15. Sleeping and smoking in mar2. His deputies.

ket forbidden. Idle and disor3. Duties of clerk and deputies. derly persons, pedlers, &c. 4. Limits of the market.

16. Lord's day. Evenings of week 5. Clerk, &c. to assign stands for days, except Saturdays, &c.

carts, wagons, sleighs, &c. May Penalty.
order the same to be removed. 17. Passageways not to be incum-
Penalty.

bered.
6. Horses, &c., to be taken out. 18. Standing in streets to sell, with-
7. No person to occupy stand out authority, forbidden.

without permission of clerk. 19. Penalties. 8. Agents and servants, employed 20. Clerk

may assign stands in to sell.

streets within the limits of 9. How butter shall be sold.

market. Penalty for refusal to 10. Persons guilty of fraud, or con

victed of breach of this ordi- 21. Clerk shall pay over moneys nance, shall not sell for one received, and make quarterly year, unless, &c.

report. 11. Stalls to be leased.

pay, &c.

STATUTE.

Mayor and al-
dermen author
ized to extend
Faneuil Hall
market.
1823, 148.

1. By an act of the legislature, passed February 21, 1824, the mayor and aldermen were authorized, whenever the city council should declare that the public exigences require that the limits of Faneuil Hall market should be extended in any direction between Ann street on the north, a line drawn from the east end of Faneuil Hall, on the west, the south side of Faneuil Hall, and the lane leading to Green's Wharf on the south, and the harbor on the east, to lay out and widen Faneuil Hall market, within one year from the first day of April, 1824, in such direction within the limits aforesaid, not exceeding one hundred and eighty feet wide, as might be prescribed by the city council: provided, that the land taken, by virtue of this act, should never be used for any other purposes than those described Provisions ro

specting damain said act, without the previous consent of the legislature ges for land

taken, &c. being obtained therefor. The act contained provisions for referring questions of damages for land taken and buildings removed for the purposes thereof; for petitions to the supreme judicial court for indemnity; the appointment of commissioners by the court; and a trial by jury in case either party should be dissatisfied with the award; with special authority for trustees, administrators, &c. to enter into references and take other measures respecting damages; and provisions securing the proceeds to the persons for whom such estates were held in trust. 1

ORDINANCE OF THE CITY. 2

SECT. 1. The mayor and aldermen shall annually Clerk of Faneuil in the month of June or July, appoint a clerk of Faneuil October 2, 1846. Hall Market, who shall be removable at their pleasure, and shall receive such compensation for his services as the city council shall annually direct.

Sect. 2. The clerk of Faneuil Hall Market, shall, flis deputios. whenever authorized by the mayor and aldermen, employ one or more deputies, who shall be approved by the mayor and aldermen, and who shall have power and authority to assist the clerk in the execution of his office, and on any occasion, when said clerk is not present, to officiate for him in his stead, and to perform his duties; but no deputy shall remain in office longer than during the approbation of the mayor and aldermen, and the said clerk shall be re

Ibid.

1 The city council, by resolves passed March 11, 1824, declared that the public exigences required such extension ; and on July 22, 1824, the mayor and aldermen laid out and widened the said market, “in an easterly direction from said Faneuil Hall to the harbor, between two lines, parallel to the walls of Faneuil Hall aforesaid, and running eastwardly towards the harbor, of which the north line shall be fourteen feet distant from the north side of said hall, and the south line shall be one hundred and eighty feet to the south of said north line.” City Records, vol. 2, pp. 70, 294.

2 An ordinance for the regulation of Faneuil Hall Market, passed October 26, 1846. An ordinance in addition to an ordinance for the regulation of Faneuil Hall Market, passed May 30, 1850.

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