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CITY OF BOSTON.
An ORDINANCE in addition to an ordinance entitled "An
Ordinance concerning the Public Lands. Passed July 22, 1850.
Be it ordained by the Board of Allermen and Common
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, as follows :
SECTION 1. In the month of January, in each year, there shall be appointed a joint Committee of the City Council, to be called the Committee on Public Lands, to consist of three aldermen and five members of the Common Council.
SECT. 2. An ordinance entitled “ An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance on Public Lands," passed January 12, 1855, and all parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed.
SECT. 3. This ordinance shall take effect on and after its passage. [Passed January 14, 1856.]
An ORDINANCE in relation to City Officers. Be it ordained by the Aldermen and Common Council of
the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, as follows :
SECTION 1. All City Officers required by the City ordinances to be elected or appointed by the concurrent vote of the City Council, or to be appointed by the Mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, excepting those officers, the time of whose election or appointment is otherwise prescribed by the Statutes of the Commonwealth, also, excepting the Treasurer, Auditor and Assessors, shall be elected or appointed, as the case may be, on the first Monday of January, in each year, or within sixty days thereafter.
SECT. 2. Every city officer elected or appointed under the provisions of the foregoing section, shall hold his office, if not sooner removed, for one year from the first Monday of January, in the year in which he shall be elected or appointed, and until a successor be elected or appointed; but he may, at any time, be removed by the authority under which he may have been elected or appointed, and any vacancy occasioned by the removal, resignation or death of such city officer, may be filled at any time.
SECT. 3. Nothing in this ordinance shall require the election or appointment of any city officer, during the present municipal year, to be made prior to the respective times heretofore prescribed for such election or appointment; but every city officer, with the exceptions mentioned in the first section of this ordinance, who may be elected or appointed during the present municipal year, shall hold his office, if not sooner removed, until the first Monday of January, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and until another is elected or appointed in his place.
SECT. 4. So much of any ordinance as may be inconsistent herewith, is hereby repealed. [Passed March 5, 1856.]
An ORDINANCE in relation to Water.
Be it ordained by the Aldermen and Common Council of the
City of Boston, in City Council assembled, as follows :
SECTION 1. The ordinance entitled “An Ordinance providing for the care and management of the Boston Water Works,” passed October 31, 1850, shall be amended as follows: By striking out the words “ in the month of March or April,” in the first and second lines of the first section of said ordinance, and inserting in place thereof, the words “ on the first Monday of January, or within sixty days thereafter."
SECT. 2. This ordinance shall take effect on the first Monday of January next. [Passed March 5, 1856.]
An ORDINANCE abolishing the office of County Physician. Be it ordained by the Aldermen and Common Council of the
City of Boston, in City Council assembled, as follows :
SECTION 1. An ordinance entitled “An Ordinance in relation to the County Physician,” creating the office of Physician to the Jail, passed July 16, 1855, is hereby repealed.
SECT. 2. All ordinances and parts of ordinances repealed by section second of said ordinance, are hereby revived, and declared to be in full force and effect.
SECT. 3. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage. [Passed May 31, 1856.] ]
An ORDINANCE to License and Regulate Pawnbrokers. Be it ordained by the Aldermen and Common Council of the
City of Boston, in City Council assembled, as follows:
SECTION 1. The Board of Aldermen may, from time to time, give and grant licenses to such persons as shall apply for the same, to use, exercise, and carry on the trade or business of a pawnbroker; which said licenses shall continue in force until the first day of the month of July following, (unless sooner revoked by the Mayor, which he is hereby authorized to do, on evidence satisfactory to him of a violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance,) and no longer; and each person to whom such license shall be given, shall pay therefor to the City Treasurer the sum of one hundred dollars; but no such license shall authorize the opening of more than one place for the transaction of the business aforesaid; and no person shall be licensed, who shall have been convicted of receiving stolen goods.
SECT. 2. Every person who shall be licensed as aforesaid shall, at the time of receiving said license, enter, with sufficient sureties to be approved by the Mayor, into a bond in the sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful observance of this ordinance, and of such further ordinances as may hereafter be enacted in the premises, and of the laws of the Commonwealth relating thereto, which said bond shall be held by the City of Boston in trust, for the use of every person who may be aggrieved by any violation thereof. And every pawnbroker so applying for a license shall first effect an insurance against fire, for at least one year, for two thousand dollars, on goods pawned, at
such insurance office as the Mayor or Chairman of the Committee on Licenses shall approve; the policy for which shall be deposited with his bond when the said license shall be given to him.
SECT. 3. No person shall use, exercise or carry on the trade or business of a pawnbroker, without first having obtained such license as aforesaid, or after the revocation thereof, under the penalty of fifty dollars for each and every offence. .
SECT. 4. No person so licensed as aforesaid shall keep his office open for the transaction of business on any day in the week before sunrise, or after seven o'clock in the evening, except on Saturday evening, when said office shall be closed before ten o'clock, under a penalty of fifty dollars for each and every offence.
Sect. 5. Every pawnbroker shall keep a book, to be called “ Book No. 1,” in which shall be fairly written, at the time of each loan, an accurate account and description of the goods, articles or things pawned, the sum loaned thereon, the date of the loan, and the name and residence of the person pawning or pledging the said goods, articles or things, and also in which shall be written the charges on the same as they shall accrue, which entry shall be regularly numbered; and also when a watch is pawned, the number and name of the maker thereof, if any appears, and all letters or marks on goods or articles manufactured of gold or silver shall be inscribed therein; which said book, as also book No. 2, hereinafter mentioned, shall be at all times open to the full and free inspection of the owner or owners of the articles, or of any person demanding the same. Provided, such person shall exhibit an order to make such