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New Orleans (La.) Conseil de Ville.
Ordinances and resolutions [translation], 1832


Session of Wednesday May 30,

A. R. 56

RESOLVED, that Mr. Henry G. Schmidt is and remains accepted as security for Mr. Charles F. Zimple residing St. Marie Faubourg Surveyor.

RESOLVED, that Mr. Frederic Bression is and remains accepted as security for Simon Meilleur guardian of the Police Jail.

Approved June 1, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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Mr. Charles F. Dulillet has been duly elected 2nd District Police Commissioner.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to make a contract with John Minturn to pave Royal Street with round stones from Esplanade Street to Canal Street.

RESOLVED, that said stones shall be examined by the City Surveyor before being accepted; and that the paving shall be begun from Canal & Orleans Streets simultaneously coming down from said streets to Esplanade Street.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that that John Minturn shall make another contract to pave with round stones forty thousand square yards. Said contract shall be made with the Mayor according to the following specifications to wit:

When the paving of Royal Street from Canal Street to Esplanade Street shall have been finished.

Magazine Street shall be paved from Canal Street to Poydras Street.

(Pg. 3)

Poydras Street from New Levee Street to St. Charles Street,

Camp Street from Gravier Street to Poydras Street.

New Levee Street from St. Joseph Street to Roffignac Street.

Esplanade Street from Levee Street to Royal Street.

One side of Canal Street from the levee to Poydras Street.

Along the Carondelet basin on the City side.

The extreme end of all the City "Carre'" streets from Chartres to Conde' Street.

Canal Street's far side from the levee to resolution.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that all the above mentioned paving shall be completed by December 1834, and shall be done under the City Surveyor and that said contractor shall begin said works as soon as he shall have the necessary material provided that the paving shall be begun by the current December 1st, or before said date if possible.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that on all streets on which sidewalk curbs have not been placed, the contractor shall put them, charging extra for said work.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to pay said contractor when he finishes on block , and gradually as he shall continue said paving at the rate of $3.50 per each square yard, on the certificate of the Paving Committee ???? or and the City Surveyor.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that said contractor shall have all the digging and street leveling at his own expense; and that the earth therefrom shall belong to the City and it shall be promptly removed.

RESOLVED, that the City shall supply flat stones for the streets' intersections. Said contractor shall receive an extra fee from the Paving Committee and the City Surveyor for said streets' intersections.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that above mentioned contractor shall give a satisfactory security on which a penal clause shall appear assuring the faithful fulfillment of the terms of his contract.

Approved June 1, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Darcuntel Faubourg plan drawn and signed by Mr. Acton d'Hemecourt, Deputy Surveyor of the Ponchartrain Glider Railway is and remains adopted by the Council provided that a duly certified copy of said plan shall remain in the City Council Archives.

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday May 30.

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2nd District

Mr. J. M. Tuve $5.00

4th District

Mrs. Widow St. Cugan $6.00

Mr. J. M. Tuve $5.00

6th District

Mr. J. M. Tuve $5.00

7th District

Mrs. Bercala $5.00

Mrs. Albone $5.00

Mathias Ronff $5.00

Mrs. Goodenberger $5.00

Mrs. Fingler $5.00

Sophia Burnett $5.00

Mary Dishan $5.00

Mrs. Burke $5.00

Maria Peters $5.00

Mrs. Jourdan $5.00

8th District

Mrs. Martillony $10.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday June 6,

A. R. 56

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to pay $500.00 to Mr. Harry Bry for the cost of a trip to Philadelphia.

Approved June 7, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that a $10.00 per month salary increase be and remain given to Diego Manchon provided that in the event of one of the Market Commissioner's be absence, sick or resigns that he shall replace the absent Commissioner.

Approved, June 11, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the five litigated lots of ground contested by the United States, said lots located from Barracks Street to Common Street, shall be immediately enclosed under the supervision of the City Surveyor in a way to be able to get in only by unlocking gates, to wit: the one between Barracks and Hospital Streets. That between Hospital Ursuline Streets. Another lot of ground between Bienville & Customhouse Streets. Still another between Conti, New Levee and Levee Streets; and the one between Canal, Common, Magazine and Tchoupitoulas Streets.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that as soon as said enclosures shall be done all rubbish shall be removed from said lots and these shall be leveled in low places holding stagnant water. Furthermore it shall be hereafter prohibited under penalty of a fine of no less than $1.00 and not more than $10.00 for putting any rubbish in the lots.

It is furthermore RESOLVED, that the mire at the corner of Girod and Benjamin Streets between Tchoupitoulas and New Levee Streets and that on Hevia Street shall be filled as soon as possible (pg. 6) as well as those in other parts of the City and the incorporated Faubourgs.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that the Mayor shall be entrusted with the execution of the present resolutions, and if possible he shall employ City workmen and employees and shall consequently do the purchasing of the wood and other necessary things to that effect under the City Surveyor.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that all adverse Ordinances are and remain repealed.

Approved, June 11, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that Mrs. Maurice Piretta is and remains accepted for Mr. Allon d'Hemecourt, Deputy Surveyor, Messrs. Palmer Smith & Ted Leeds security for Mr. Ephraim Strong, Wharfinger, Mr. T. H. Holland, security for Mr. Hubert Upper Suburb Syndic.

Approved, June 11, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday June 6,

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1st District

Paul Gaval $5.00

Ismael Rodrigue $4.00

2nd District

Mr. Chatard$10.00

Miss Gaille $10.00

Z. Dulittel $4.00

Ismael Rodrigue $5.00

(Pg. 7)

3rd District

Jeanne, f. w. c. $5.00

Marie Noel Bion $5.00

Widow Peradot $5.00

Widow Mercier $8.00

Catherine Terrein $5.00

Daumas $5.00

Widow St. Hilaire $5.00

Mrs. F. Hubert $5.00

Mrs. Widow Carmeaux $8.00

Ismael Rodrigue $4.00

4th District

Ismael Rodrigue $4.00

5th District

Ismael Rodrigue $5.00

6th District

Mrs. Francois $4.00

Mrs. George $4.00

Mrs. Fisher $4.00

Mrs. Sararin $4.00

Ismael Rodrigue $5.00

Mrs. Duran $5.00

Mrs. Cuddy $5.00

Mrs. Donnett $5.00

Mrs. Laplante $5.00

Ismael Rodrigue $4.00

8th District

Mr. Newman $10.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday June 13,

A. R. 56

Ordinance to amend the February 16, 1830, Ordinance.

The City Council ordains the following:

The Wharfinger shall keep a strict account of all hogsheads, barrels, anchors, sugar kettles, boxes, bales, bricks and other things generally except for iron or stone ballast on the levee opposite the city from Canal Street's lower line to Esplanade Street. He shall report to the Mayor every Wednesday on all things obstructing the levee within the past seven days; including the day on which he makes his report; also the following day, that is to say 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the Mayor shall have all mentioned things obstructing the levee removed and put in a suitable place at the owners expense and risk, adding after sentenced is passed on all necessary costs $100.00 on the sales by warrant or in the event of a claim, before the sale by warrant a fine of from $1.00 to $100.00 besides costs.

Sent back to the Council.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to have inserted in the paving contract between the City and Mr. John Minturn that the City of New Orleans shall pay for such paving, said payment demandable at the end of ten years bearing 5% interest per year, payable semi-annually in the City of New Orleans.

Approved, June 15, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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(Pg. 8)

The Council taking into consideration that it would be possible to raise the lowlands surrounding the City and the Faubourgs, by using the deposit from the river water ordains the following:

RESOLVED, that the Committee which is to report on the resolutions whose purpose is to shelter the City and its surroundings from the water from the lake is requested to report on the means to raise the cypress forests or lowlands bounded in the upper section by the canal being built by the Canal Bank Co. and in its lower section by the Carondelet Canal and the levee to be built along Bayou St. John.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that that all the 8th District's section bounded by Jefferson Parish 8th District's lower limit, Bayou St. John's north side, to the lake, from there along said lakes bank shall form a district for which every year from June 13 instant a Syndic shall be elected, said Syndic being paid a salary.

RESOLVED, furthermore, that the Mayor shall have St. Louis Streets "banquettes" constructed immediately with curb stones along St. Louis Street's whole extension. Said "banquettes" shall be constructed according to the Ordinance ordained to that effect, beyond Basin Street.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to write to the Congressmen of this State, to get the regulation measurements of the United States.

Approved, June 19, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to have a quarter of Mr. Joans' salary; Corporation Printer - paid to him.

N. Morse, Recorder

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(Pg., 9)

RESOLVED, that the City Surveyor shall give the City Council at its next session the plan and estimate of a new jail he was to build.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the inhabitants and house owners between Rampart, Common and Canal Streets shall be referred to the Mayor to be granted if there shall reason for it.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to prosecute Mr. A. Bosgne, powder house keeper, to compel him to give an account of his management of the Corporation powder magazine provided that he shall be given a fifteen day notice.

Approved, June 15, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to reimburse $88.00 to Mr. H. B. Rose due him for a law suit and non used licenses he has already paid and given an account of.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to have $30.91 paid to Mr. James Mooney, $55.73 to William Lambeth; $61.72 to Thomas Fitz Williams amounts they paid for lots of ground which they were dispossessed by the first owners.

Approved, July 16, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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(Pg. 10)

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to have "banquettes" built around the District's triangular square between Esplanade, Frenchman and Victory Streets.

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday June 13,

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4th District

Mrs. Widow Breton $6.00

Mrs. Widow Sanchez $5.00

Mrs. Brown $6.00

Mr. J. Merlan $5.00

Thomas Campo $5.00

Vital Domingo $4.00

Constance Rival $4.00

Marie Louise $4.00

Marie Louise Legriel $4.00

Mrs. Widow Chevalier $6.00

Mrs. Widow Canaly $6.00

Mrs. Grimeau $6.00

Antoine Denis $5.00

5th District

Felin $5.00

Widow Ray $4.00

Pierre ???? $5.00

Widow Constantin $3.00

Pierre Richet $4.00

Juan ???? $4.00

Mrs. Casanova $5.00

(Pg. 11)

Francisco Primo $5.00

Widow Astin $5.00

Mrs. Pedra Nunez $5.00

Mrs. Ramirez $5.00

Mrs. Widow Beaumont $5.00

Mrs. Analade $4.00

Widow Martinez $5.00

Widow Pepe $5.00

Widow Romano $5.00

Widow Carvin $4.00

Widow Lopez $5.00

Widow Tirado $4.00

Henriette Baptiste $4.00

Clarrise Don Juan $4.00

Widow Sazaraille $4.00

Widow Perodot $4.00

Widow Revero $5.00

Widow Fino $5.00

6th District

Mrs. Eibelot $4.00

Mrs. Henry Deseal $5.00

Cadet Labadie $4.00

Manuel Cressy$4.00

J. E. Engel $4.00

Mrs. Bernard $4.00

Mrs. Martelli $4.00

Mrs. Delaince and children $10.00

Mrs. Dominigne $4.00

(Pg. 12)

8th District

Mrs. Widow Chaussenelle $4.00

Mrs. Widow Belesse $4.00

Mrs. Widow Pradier $4.00

Mr. Morcia $4.00

Mrs. Widow Artille $4.00

Missia $4.00

Catherine ???? $4.00

Jean Alexandre $5.00

Cornelius McMullen $4.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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City of New Orleans

Session of Wednesday June 20,

A. R. 56

RESOLVED, that notwithstanding the observation of the Mayor and the City Council; in the Ordinance of the 13th inst. to amend the Ordinance of February 16, 1830 relative towards encumbrance of the levee.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to purchase curb stones of suitable measurements from the north; said stones to be used to construct the St. Louis Street sidewalks to the new cemetery.

N. Morse, Recorder

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(Pg. 13)

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to adjudge to the lowest bidder after the usual notice the necessary supply of wood supply for the fire engine house.

Approved, June 22, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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ORDINANCE

To decrease the number of dogs in New Orleans and its incorporated Faubourg.

To impose a tax on all canine animals in said limits.

And

To farm said tax's proceeds.

The City Council ordains the following:

ARTICLE 1st

An annual tax is imposed on all canine animals by the present Ordinance in the City and its incorporated Faubourgs at the rate of $2.00 per head, payable by the owners to said hereafter mentioned farmer when he demands it.

ARTICLE 2nd

Said tax shall be fixed each year by the first two weeks in July by the Mayoralty to the last and lowest bidder for twelve months, after notice shall have been duly given in the official newspaper. The purchaser shall give his note at six months to the Mayor within twenty-four hours. Said note shall be endorsed to the satisfaction of the Mayor guaranteeing said farm amount. Besides, said purchasers shall give a good and adequate security for $1000.00 to guarantee the faithful fulfillment of his contract.

(Pg. 14)

ARTICLE 3 rd

The purchaser shall as soon as he has signed his contract and given the above mentioned note, take or have a census taken of all canines in the indicated limits giving the name of each said canine owner. Anyone refusing to acknowledge ownership of a dog; or making a false statement shall pay a $5.00 fine for each violation whose collection shall be made in any competent court one half to the benefit of the purchaser, the other 1/2 to the benefit of the City Funds.

ARTICLE 4th

Before next August 1st, all canine owners shall receive brass or metal collars on which the name and address of their owner shall be inscribed. Any canine found without said collar in the streets or public places after next August 1st, shall be taken and done away with as the purchaser or his agent shall see fit without prejudice to the rights of the purchaser, to have the tax on said animals paid to him should said tax not be paid.

ARTICLE 5th

It is strictly prohibited that slaves shall own a canine. In the event of violation of the present Ordinance, the tax on above mentioned animals shall be paid to the purchaser by said slave's master unless the latter shall prefer to have them lashed at the jail by not more than ten lashes. Notwithstanding that said animals shall be done away with as the purchaser or his agent shall see fit.

ARTICLE 6th

The purchaser shall give the Mayor the first two weeks of April of each year and exact copy of the census he shall have taken for said year of all said animals in the City and incorporated Faubourgs. He shall also state the number of said animals he shall have done away with by virtue of the present Ordinance.

Approved, June 22, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to make a contract with Mr. Isaac Littlefield to purchase a lot of ground to replace Mr. Cash's to replace a Guard Corps building according to resolution of May 16, last.

Approved, June 22, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the petition of Mr. F. Loiseau be referred to the Mayor who shall grant it if there shall be reason.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that Conti, Treme and Basin Streets be extended in a way to cross those section of the old cemeteries within the extension.

RESOLVED, that the work shall be done under the close supervision of the City Surveyor who shall have an agreement with the respective church wardens.

RESOLVED, that the graves in said street's limit's extension to wit: Conti, Treme, Basin Streets according to these resolutions first section - shall be carefully transferred to empty spaces out of said extension.

RESOLVED, that the sections formed by the streets thus extended shall be enclosed by ten foot walls and that hereafter no on shall be allowed inside these walls under penalty of $100.00 fine for each violation.

RESOLVED, that these persons to whom the Mayor shall have given a written permission to enter inside these enclosures shall not be subject to the preceding disposition.

N. Morse, Recorder

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(Pg. 16)

RESOLVED, that the Finance Committee is and remains authorized to give the note mentioned in his letter to the City Council to Mr. Burthe who shall in turn give his not of the same amount, endorsed by Messrs. G. Heligsberg and L. Foucher.

Approved, June 22, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that all owners of lots of ground opposite which shell paving has been made, who have not as yet paid any part of said paving; also those in front of whose lots of ground the shell paving shall hereafter be made shall contribute to said paving according to the proportion fixed by article 2nd of the Ordinance concerning the paving, approved September 27, 1827 and they shall be subject to all consideration on the same conditions as those said Ordinance prescribes for the paving with round stones.

Approved, June 22, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that William Millefont's little boy, about 7 years old, whose mother died recently, shall be received at the Orphan's Asylum.

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday, June 20,

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1st District

Mrs. Fanchon Salver $5.00

Mrs. F. Robb $10.00

3rd District

Mrs. Widow St. Ceran $5.00

Mrs. Gonzales $5.00

Widow Girardin $5.00

Widow Valentin $5.00

Widow Fanchon $5.00

4th District

Sophie Dusnau $5.00

Widow Jacques $5.00

7th District

Mrs. Albone $5.00

Mathias Ronef $5.00

Mrs. Jourdan $5.00

Francois Erd $5.00

Gooden Jericho $5.00

Mrs. Fingler $5.00

Sophia Barnett $5.00

Mary Disher $5.00

Mrs. Burke $5.00

Maria Peters $5.00

Mrs. Widow Duvernay $5.00

Mrs. F. Duvernay $5.00

Mrs. Blache $5.00

Mrs. Bonnefemme ???? $5.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday, June 27,

A. R. 56

Supplementary Ordinance to the Ordinance enacted June 20, 1832 to impose a tax on dogs, etc.

(Pg. 18)

the City Council ordains the following:

ARTICLE 1st

For each and every violation of the duties imposed on the farmer by articles 4, 5 & 6 of the above mentioned Ordinance, he shall be fined $50.00 recoverable in any competent court; 1/2 to the informer's benefit, the other 1/2 to the sinking fund.

ARTICLE 2nd

The Police Commissioners and the City Guard's officers shall see to the present Ordinance's execution, and he shall assist said farmer whenever requested to do so.

Approved, June 29, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor and the City Surveyor gave to move the old protestant cemetery fence which encroaches seven feet on the highway - a step taken so as to pave St. Louis Street with shells as the Council has ordered is and remains approved by the Council.

N. Morse, Recorder

Approved, June 28, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to sign the contract with John Minturn according to said contract's sketch accompanying his today's message.

Approved, June 28, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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(Pg. 19)

Mr. R. M. Welman has been duly elected Levee Tax Collector, on steam boats, lighters, etc. to replace Mr. Claude Levasseur, deceased.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to get a fire engine similar to the recently purchased one, and to put it to the Voluntary Fireman Co. no. 1.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to have $250.00 paid to Mr. T. G. Joans, Corporation Printer, for printing work according to his contract.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Upper Faubourg Deputy Surveyor shall give a plan of the Ste. Marie Faubourg Market, putting at said market's end the proposed enlargement plan on Tchoupitoulas and New Levee Streets. Said deputy Surveyor shall also give an estimate of what each enlargement shall cost.

Approved, June 29, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to request either 1st Judicial District Court or the Parish of New Orleans Court to appoint three competent and disinterested persons to serve as jurors and Commissioner. The Assessors to make a list and a fair estimate of the losses, damages or advantages entailing those interested in lots of ground or properties concerning the opening, the re-addressing and extension of Annunciation Street to Delord Street, according to the 3rd section of an act enacted at the Legislature's last session entitled act to determine the opening and re-addressing of the streets, etc. Approved April 3, 1832.

(Pg. 20)

RESOLVED, furthermore that the Corporation shall have nothing to pay for said work, the persons interested and those who shall have requested the opening and extension of said street shall assume the costs.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to give peddlers' free licenses or stalls for the current year to Messrs. Joseph Palomo & Sirbo.

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday, June 27,

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1st District

Mrs. Tournay $8.00

Gayarre' $5.00

3rd District

Gregorio de la Lama $5.00

Widow Frederic $5.00

Widow Couer de Roi $5.00

Mrs. Desporte $5.00

Widow Mestayer $5.00

Widow Cormaux $5.00

Amia Fougneria $5.00

6th District

Elizabeth Aserever $3.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday, June 30,

A. R. 56

(Pg. 21)

RESOLVED, that Messrs. Babcock, Gardiner & Co. are and remain accepted as Mr. John Minturn as security for his paving contract.

Approved, July 2nd, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that Messrs. Nathan Morse & Charles Gardiner are and remain accepted as Mr. R> M. Welman's steamboats, lighters, etc. Levee Tax Collector.

Approved, July 2, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to employ three persons as keepers for the City Carre' and Ste. Marie's & Marigny Faubourgs in regard to having the river sand removed under said keepers supervision, to wit:

Two keepers for Ste. Marie's Faubourg and the City Carre'.

One keeper for Marigny Faubourg, provided their salary shall not be more than $30.00 per month.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to have John Hart set free from jail and prosecution by the Corporation and to give him a free license to keep an inn provided that said Hart shall not be allowed to retail alcoholic liquor in his inn.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that a permanent committee be renewed every month; they shall be appointed to examine the petitions sent to the City Council. The petitions found to be improper or unsigned shall be rejected or referred to the Mayor or returned to those who sent them.

(Pg. 22)

RESOLVED, furthermore that any Council members shall have the right to propose to the City Council any petition rejected but the above mentioned committee.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the vacant lot in litigation near the vegetable market shall be immediately rid of the material obstructing it, that gutters shall be dug there and that the enclosure shall be removed, and it shall remain so until after the process' decision in the United States lawsuit, as to whom said lot belongs.

RESOLVED, that it shall be prohibited to dump any garbage or filth on said lot under penalty of a fine from $3.00 to $10.00 recoverable in any competent court.

RESOLVED, furthermore that any adverse Resolution or Ordinance to the present ones are and remain repealed. N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that from the present resolution's enactment approved June 24, 1816, Ordinance entitled "Ordinance to prevent the construction of building in the City of New Orleans with wood, relative to the construction of houses and other buildings in said City" and the dispositions of the Ordinance approved February 25, 1822 entitled "Supplemental Ordinance to the Ordinance prohibiting the construction of houses and other buildings with wood" as well as the dispositions of the Ordinance approved May 28, 1828, relative to the repairs of houses shall be extended and applied to that part of Ste. Marie's Faubourg located between Camp, New Levee, Common & Delord Streets as well as that part of the City from lower Rampart Street between St. Louis, Basin, Canal Streets, and that part of the Batture and both sides of New Levee stree between Delord (Pg. 23) & Roffignac.

RESOLVED, furthermore that any violation of the present dispositions shall be punished by the prescribed penalties by the above mentioned Ordinances.

Approved, July 3, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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1st District

McGrundy $7.00

5th District

Adeline Darcuntel $4.00

Widow Larogne $3.00

Hte. Delbosses $3.00

Widow Rousseau $3.00

Maria Ojera $4.00

Mrs. Richardson $4.00

7th District

Ursula Ship $5.00

McGoodenberger $5.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday, July 6,

A. R. 56

1st

Considering that it appears from the articles published by many renowned physicians having observed Cholera Morbus in places where it had been disastrous and that sanitary restrictions quarantines, pest houses and other employed measures to stop its spread, have proved (Pg. 23) useless notwithstanding all the vigorous efforts used.

2nd

Besides that said physicians affirm that this dreadful ailment is not contagious, making quarantines, pest houses etc. is most inconvenient and useless from a commercial point of view.

3rd

Finally, supposing they were found to be useful the law of the legislature would only allow the City Council to establish them in the Orleans county, which would still leave a wide range to the scourge:

1st

RESOLVED, that that a committee of seven physicians and three pharmacists shall be immediately appointed by ballot by the Council bearing "the title of City of New Orleans Health Council."

2nd

RESOLVED, that said Committee shall be in charge of everything relative to public health, and that they shall have an agreement with the City Health Committee who shall submit the adoption of the measures they shall have judged suitable, to the Council.

3rd

RESOLVED, that said Committee shall meet on Monday every week or oftener if necessary at 12 o'clock, noon in the Council Chambers and that it shall appoint by ballot at its first meeting a President and a Secretary chosen by its members.

4th

RESOLVED, that the secretary shall keep a record of the Committee's deliberations that he shall assemble the members for the extraordinary sessions, according to the President's orders and the he shall do all the writing material besides the record. Provided that the City shall supply whatsoever is necessary.

5th

RESOLVED, that Committee shall have one of its physician members visit shops or other places. Persons suffering with Cholera Morbus or other serious disease shall be reported and administered first aid by said physician. Should they be suffering from Cholera Morbus they shall be take to the proper hospital, a subject to be taken up later. While other patients shall be taken to the Charity Hospital. (Pg. 25)

6th

RESOLVED, that the five members of said Committee shall form a ???? at meetings and should the President or Secretary or both be absent members shall be appointed pro tempore to replace them. Said Committee is furthermore authorized to make such rules as it shall judge suitable, provided they shall not be adverse to the Corporation's Ordinances.

7th

RESOLVED, that the Mayor shall appoint six Health Commissioners per district that shall frequently visit their respective districts: the anchorage, the levee, the highway, empty lots, yards, back yards, back buildings, etc. to find out if there are cases of Cholera Morbus or other serious ailments; said Committee shall be accompanied by one of the physicians of the Committee or anyone else willing to go to the contaminated places. They shall also exact that the Ordinances relative to health shall be executed; they shall give daily reports of possible to the President of the Committee who shall keep in touch with said Committee to act immediately should it be necessary. In the event that some persons refused to execute these Ordinances and other rules judged to be necessary by the Committee or failed to respect the Commissioners or Committee members in the fulfillment of their duties; they shall be fined not less than $10.00 and not more than $50.00 for each violation, said fines recoverable in any competent court.

8th

RESOLVED, that said Committee's services shall be free. The City Council feels that they will work with the Mayor with good will and zeal. The duties are honorable and those with public ability and philanthropic minded should undertake them.

9th

RESOLVED, that any unforeseen expenses said Committee shall make shall be assumed by the City.

10th

RESOLVED, that the two New Orleans' Physicians Societies are respectively requested to display their knowledge in this serious situation and to co-operate; and to keep in touch with said Committee (Pg. 26) and the City Council; to suggest to the Council what they consider necessary to prevent the spread of the awful epidemic threatening us; or to find the most officious treatment in the event it shall come to pass.

11th

RESOLVED, that the Cholera victims shall be placed in special hospitals under the supervision of the Mayor; should these not be adequate said magistrate is authorized to rent one or several suitably located houses which he shall have ???? . The Committee physicians and others are earnestly requested to get together to take care of them.

12th

RESOLVED, that in the event that Cholera Morbus should break in the City, $10,000 shall be appropriated from the Treasury funds not otherwise appropriated and put to the disposal of the Mayor relative to execute the preceding resolution.

Approved, July 8, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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WHEREAS experience has proven satisfactorily that cleaning of ditches and banquettes by incarcerated negresses and mulatresses will not do and WHEREAS it is doubtful whether March 18, 1817, Ordinances ARTICLE 1st, 2nd and 3rd relative to public health are still enforced, consequently

1st

RESOLVED, that said Ordinance' articles 1st , 2nd and 3rd are and remain declared to be enforced in full vigor, notwithstanding all adverse Ordinances or Resolutions

2nd

RESOLVED, that said negresses and mulatresses mentioned in the Resolutions approved June 7, 1820 shall no longer be employed to clean the gutters and ditches opposite the vacant lots and properties but only for that of the ditches which have crossing bridges.

3rd

RESOLVED, that the present resolution' result shall extend not only to the City "Carre'" but to the Treme, Ste. Marie, Marigny Faubourgs and to the City's newly incorporated sections of Delord (Pg. 27) Faubourg.

RESOLVED, that the different districts Commissioners are and remain specially in charge of the execution of the present resolution.

Approved, July 8, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that should the four Police and Commissioners of the quarter fail to fulfill the duty imposed upon them by article 13 of the Ordinance concerning boarding houses, inns, etc. approved January 1826 they shall lose their office and the Mayor shall be requested to appoint others at the approval of the City Council.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to advertise an election for Alderman of the 1st District to replace Mr. M. Morgan who has resigned. Said election shall be held at Mr. Richardson's hotel on Conti Street. Messrs. H. B. Cenas & William Christy shall be election judges, and James Horette secretary. In the event that the above mentioned persons should refuse to serve, the Mayor is and remains authorized to appoint others in their place.

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of July 6,

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1st District

Paul Girval $7.00

Mrs. Grandy $7.00

2District

Mrs. Chatard $10.00

Mrs. Widow Bazant $10.00

(Pg. 28)

Miss Gaille $10.00

Z. Dulittel $4.00

4District

Mrs. Breton $6.00

Mrs. Sanchez $6.00

Thomas Campo $5.00

Vital Domingo $4.00

Mrs. Brown $6.00

Constance Rival $4.00

Marie Louise Legriel $4.00

Mrs. Hogan $6.00

Widow Jacques Canaly $6.00

Marie Louise $4.00

Mrs. Francois $4.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Tuesday July 10,

A. R. 56

1st

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to borrow on Corporation notes from any bank or other business firm such an amount as the Mayor, the Recorder and the Finance Committee or a majority shall judge advisable to borrow. Provided, however, that the borrowed amount shall not exceed $5000.; provided furthermore that the rat of interest shall not exceed 60% per year.

2nd

RESOLVED, furthermore that said notes put into circulation as above mentioned, shall be applied to the payment of claims against the Corporation.

3rd

RESOLVED, furthermore that the Mayor, the Recorder and the Finance Committee (Pg. 29) or a majority are authorized to renew from time to time the notes or entire part obligations put into circulation as above mentioned. Provided no other Council shall have repealed it.

4th

RESOLVED, furthermore that the Sinking Fund's secretaries or a majority are authorized to use said Funds' to pay the fund debts of each individual.

RESOLVED, that they shall sell the bank's share of stock belonging to said Funds; and they shall discount all notes belonging to said Funds; also that they shall discount notes to pay all said Funds' notes coming due.

5th

RESOLVED, that the Mayor and the Finance Committee majority are authorized to put Corporation notes into circulation in favor of any person the Corporation owes money to when there shall be no funds left in the Treasury to make the payment at sixty days or four months whatever is most convenient to the Mayor, the Recorder and the Finance Committee or a majority of the Committee.

Approved, July 10, 1832

D. Prieur, Mayor

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Tuesday, July 10,

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4th District

Joseph Merlan $5.00

5th District

Felin $5.00

Widow Ray $4.00

Pierre Manceau $5.00

Widow Constantin $5.00

(Pg. 30)

Pierre Richet $5.00

Mrs. Guesnon for an orphan $5.00

Juan Copao $5.00

Mrs. Casanova at J. Bertrand $5.00

Francisco Primo $5.00

Widow Astin $5.00

Mrs. Pedra Nunez $5.00

Mrs. Ramirez $5.00

Widow Beaumont $5.00

Widow Martinez $5.00

Widow Pepe $5.00

Widow Romano $5.00

Widow Corrin $5.00

Widow Lopez $5.00

Mrs. Tirardo $5.00

Henriette Baptiste $4.00

Clarisse don Juan $4.00

Widow Segarailli $4.00

6th District

Mrs. Martelli $4.00

Mrs. Cadet Labadie $4.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of July 18,

A. R. 57

RESOLVED, that Mr. H. Hummerick who was proposed by Mr. T. Bold, puchaser of the tax on dog farms is and remains repealed.

N. Morse, Recorder

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(Pg. 31)

RESOLVED, that the forty-eight Health Commissioners for the various City Districts according to the 6th instant Ordinances is and remains approved by the City Council.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the City Council gratefully accepts in the name of the City of New Orleans' inhabitants the generous offer of the respectable Perserverance Lodge no. 4

RESOLVED, that the City Council thanks to Perserverance Lodge no. 4 shall be extended by a special three member Committee.

RESOLVED, that the City Council requests Perserverance Lodge no. 4 to choose among its members such as are mentioned in the resolutions sent to the Council; among so many humanitarians there can be no hardened hearts found. Messrs. Cannon Labalut & Blanc have been appointed on the above mentioned Committee.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that a free peddler's license shall be granted to Mr. Gatrevigne for a year.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the "Carre'" City Surveyor and the Deputy Surveyor shall make an exact extract of the type and extent of necessary repairs of the streets paved in stones and their paved street intersections in their respective Faubourgs. Separate copies of this extract shall be given to the Mayor and to the City Council.

RESOLVED, that the Mayor shall have this extract published for ten days in French and in English, in two New Orleans newpapers; with a notice to contractors (Pg. 32) that said repairs' contract on streets and intersections paved with stone in the City Carre' and Faubourgs for three years from contract's date shall be given out at auction to the last and lowest bidder.

RESOLVED, that the Mayor shall have said contractor paid from the Treasury's funds in trimesters in equal amounts; provided said contractor shall give him the City "Carre"'s Surveyor's and the Deputy Surveyor's for the Faubourgs certificate stating that the repairs have been done according to the contact.

RESOLVED, that the City "Carre'" Surveyor and the Faubourg's Deputies are and remain in charge of said repairs.

RESOLVED, that paid repairs' materials shall be supplied on the places to be repaired; transportation shall be the City's responsibility.

RESOLVED, that the contractor shall have the repairs done according to the Surveyor's plan within four months dating from the contract's date.

RESOLVED, that the contractor shall agree to upkeep the stone paved streets and their intersections in the City and the Faubourgs, for three years as is mentioned in the present Ordinance's part.

RESOLVED, that whenever the contractor shall be found to be grossly negligent in the contracts fulfillment, ???? adhered to its conditions, the City Council shall have the right to annul said contract by appealing to law.

RESOLVED, that the contractor shall give good and solvent securities with a penal clause for $1000 to guarantee the faithful fulfillment of their contracts.

Approved, July 20, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Upper Suburb Syndic entrusted with Police Commissioner's duties for the lately incorporated 7th District is and remains dismissed, and his position vacant for having failed to fulfull the duties imposed by the Ordinance's 13th part, concerning the "cabarets", (Pg. 33) inns, etc., approved January 3, 1826; and to conform to the 8th part of an Ordinance concerning the Upper Suburb approved September 18, 1828 also not conforming to the first part of the Ordinance to amend the Ordinance approved January 14, 1829, which Ordinance and its amendments require that said Syndic shall deposit all of the collections he made in the City Treasury

RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to propose some one else to fill the Syndic's position.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Mayor is and remains authorized to have $254.67 paid Mr. George Weiss the balance due him on his contract to inscribe the names of the City streets at their corners.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that the Ste. Marie Faubourg inhabitants' petition relative to the bad condition of said Faubourg shall be referred too the Mayor attend the matter if it be needed.

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday, July 18,

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6th District

Mrs. George $3.00

Mrs. Sarrazin $3.00

Mrs. Bernard $3.00

Mrs. Jean Fisher $5.00

Mrs. Dominigne $3.00

(Pg. 34)

Mrs. H. Denal $4.00

Mrs. Titus $4.00

H. Engel $4.00

8th District

Mrs. Widow Chaussenelle $4.00

Mrs. Widow Belesse $4.00

Mrs. Pradier $4.00

Pepe Marcia $5.00

Widow Artille $4.00

Jean Alexandre $4.00

Bonnefemme Gallois $4.00

Mr. Newman $6.00

Widow Martinelli $4.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday, July 25,

A. R. 57

RESOLVED, that Mr. C. Zimple 's Upper Faubourg Deputy Surveyor plan and extract concerning the repairs on paived strets shall be referred to the Mayor.

N. Morse, Recorder

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The Council has duly elected the following physician and pharmacist to make up the Health Council by virtue of the 66thinstant Ordinance to wit:

PHYSICIANS Messrs. D. C. Kez, E Fartin, A. Tricou, R. Davidson, J. Labalut, Canas McFarlane.

PHARMACISTS, Farestier, Cannon, Bonabel.

N. Morse, Recorder

(Pg. 35)

RESOLVED, that $500 are and remain granted to Mr. Jean Hudry and that the Mayor is authorized to pay him that amount.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that Mr. Jean Griffin is and remains accepted as security and endorser for Mr. Balil for the tax on dogs tax.

Approved, July 27, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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The Council has adhered to the veto of the Mayor on the Resolution of the 6th inst. which dismissed the Quarter Commissioner as well as to the veto onb the Resolution of the 18th inst. dismissing Mr. Huber, Syndic and Police Commissioner for the Upper Suburb.

N. Morse, Recorder

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RESOLVED, that $500.00 are and remain granted to Mr. T. S. Tourne' for full and sole compensation of his claims for materials for the flying bridges lost last summer and which he has been obliged to replace.

Approved, July 27, 1832

N. Morse, Recorder

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Session of Wednesday, July 25,

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1st District

Fanchonette Galves$5.00

Mrs. Tierney $6.00

4th District

Widow Chevalier $6.00

Widow Jacques $5.00

Widow Canal (Jacques) $5.00

(Pg. 36)

5th District

Adeline Darcantel $5.00

Widow Larogne $3.00

Henriette Delfosse $3.00

Widow Rousseau $3.00

Maria Ojera $4.00

Widow Hebart $5.00

Widow Bossuet $3.00

Mrs. Richardson $4.00

Widow Viar $3.00

Mannette $3.00

6th District

Mrs. Dehince $3.00

7th District

McDonough $5.00

Mrs. Alborne $5.00

Mathias Rout $5.00

Mrs. Jourdon $5.00

Mrs. Fingler $5.00

???? Brunette $5.00

Mrs. Disher $5.00

Mrs. Burke $5.00

Maria Peters $5.00

Mrs. Beralla $5.00

Mrs. Laplante $5.00

Mrs. Cuddy $5.00

Mrs. Blanch $5.00

Mrs. White $5.00

Mrs. Widow Duvernay $5.00

Mrs. J. Duvernay $5.00

Mrs. ???? $5.00

N. Morse, Recorder

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(Pg. 37)

The Committee on claims have taken into consideration the petition of Mr. John Hudry and have felt much sympathy for his situation. He has a certificate from General Jackson of his esertions (inventions?) and of their utility to the Invasion of the English he contributed from his private fortune to raise a company of volunteers who distinguished themselves during the campaign and who commanded a Battery that was supposed to have caused most material injury to the arriving enemy.

Mr. Hudry exhausted his small means during the War since then he has been constantly engaged in endeavoring by his own industry to make a livelihood, he has been unfortunate and he calls upon his fellow citizens for a small sum, not to spend in idleness, but to make it a basis for further and future inventions to earn an honest livelihood.

The submit the following report:

RESOLVED, that the petitioner, John Hudry, be allowed the sum of $500.00 and the Mayor be authorized to to pay him the said amount.

L. Denis

James B. Freret

E. A. Cannon

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Session of August, 1,

A. R. 57

RESOLVED, that the estimate of repairs to be done on the paved streets of Marigny Faubourg by Mr. Alford Hemicourt as well as that of the City Surveyor be referred to the Mayor.

RESOLVED, that the Health Council is and remains authorized to appoint a secretary who shall not be a member of said Council and whose salary is and remains fixed at $50.00 per month, payable from the City Funds on the mandate of the Mayor. Provided that said secretary shall be proficient in the French and English language.

N. Morse, Recorder


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