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Ihall be the same mutatis mutandis as the Oath provided by Law to be taken bv the Clerks of the County Courts in this State.

11. And the Mayor of said City, or in his Absence the senior -j<heMa of Assistant Judge of said City Court, may at the special Instance and ;n j,is

Cost of any Person moving therefor hold a special -City Courts at the senior assuch Time and Place within said City as the Mayor or Judge or- flstant judge, dering the fame shall appoint ; which Court shall proceed in the maycallaipesame Manner, have the same Powers and Authorities and in all cu courtRespects be under the fame Regulations as the stated City Courts t)f said City, and all the taxable Fees of said City. Court shall be Fees, -the fame as the taxable Fees of the County Courts of this State.

12. And be it further enaBed, That the Mayor of said City for Mayor & two the Time being, and the two Aldermen first chosen at the annual aldermen first Meeting of said City, or at their first Meeting, shall compose the chosen to be said City Court and be the Judges thereof and the Mayor shall be {j^oT b the Chief Judge of said Court, and the said two Aldermen (hall be jodges^n ^ase the Assistant Judges of said Court, any two of whom in the Ab- ,f absenee,&cv fence of the other, taking to their Assistance the senior Alderman present, that is not a Judge of said Court, or if neither of the Aldermen that are not Judges of said Court can attend, one of the

Justices of the Peace within and for the County of Hartford, resident within said City, shall have Power to hold a City Courti

13. And if at any City Court there shall be but one Judge pre

sent,he shall take to his Assistance two other Aldermen of said City, °nreesent and in Case one or both of them cannot attend, he sh'all take one then to take or two of the Justices of the Peace, as the Cafe may require, of &c. the County of Hartford, resident within the said City, and they shall have the same Power to hold a City Court, as the Judges.of said City Court have.

-14. And be it further ■Cnafiid, That the Mayor and Aldermen of Mayor and alfeid City shall severally within the Limits of said City have Cog- dermen to nizanceof all civil Causes, by Law cognizable by a Justice of the have coguiPeace, provided the Cause of Action arile within the Limits of causes^the said Citv, and one or both of the^ Parties live within the fame ; cltyt and the said Mayor and Aldermen shall as to the Causes by them severally cognizable, have the same Powers and Authorities and Same power as proceed in the fame Manner as Justices of the Peace now, or here- justices, after have and proceed.

'15* And an Appeal shall be allowed from the Judgment or De- Appeal a Howtermination of said Mayor and Aldermen, in any Cause by them ed to the next cognizable severally to the next City Courts to be holden within city court, said City, in all Causes in -which an Appeal is now or hereafter shall be allowed from the Judgment of a Justice of the Peace, the prevailing Party however, if Plaintiff may, such Appeal notwithstanding, take out Execution on such judgment, provided he give Bond before the Mayor of said City or one of the Judges of said City Court, in the fame manner as is provided in Cafes of Appeal from said City Court.

16. And in Ævery Action brought before the Mayor, or cither Where the of the Aldermen of said City, in which the Plaintiff lives without plaintiff lives

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the limits of said City, or in which the Plaintiff is a Msriner or without, or is Seaman, suing for Wages due to him for Services in his Occupaamariner, See. tion,andthc Defendant lives within the Limits of said City, no no appeal. Appeal shall he allowed the Defendant,

17. And the taxable Fees in all Causes cognizable by the Mayor or by any of the Aldermen of laid City levorally, shall be the Taxable fees, fame.as the taxable Fees in like Cafes before Justices of the Peace.

o n- .1 And the Processes in all Actions brought to said City Courts, shall rrocelles the , , r in rr 1 0 • > • X

fame as to the bc tnc lame as the rrocelles tn the County Courts m this State; county court, and the Processes in all Actions brought before the Mayor or one of the Aldermen of laid City, shall be the same as the Processes in Actions brought before a Justice of the peace; which Processes shall be signed by the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor or one of Eywhom sign- the Alii slants of this State, or by a Justice of the Peace within ed and served, and for the County of Hartford, or by the Mayor or one of the Aldermen of said City, or the Clerk of said City Court, and shall be served by a Sheriff, Deputy-Sheriff or Constable to whom directed, according to the Laws of this State, and the Provisions of this Act. ,

x8. And all Bonds for Prosecution taken by any of said OffiBonds for pro- ccrs ncreay impowered to sign Writs, shall be good and effectual secution, &c- i'1 Law; and Bonds for Prosecution, special Bail, and Bonds for Appeal, shall be taken to the adverse Party. Provided nevertheless j Except, &c. That no Writs (Executions excepted) or Procefl'es signed by the Mayor or either of the Aldermen, shall be of any effect without the Limits of laid City.

19. And be it further enacted, That the said Mayor, Aldermen Jurymen how an(l Common Council shall on the first Monday of June annually anuwliencho- meetj ancj {haii then cnoose seventy-two Freemen of said City or Names cf the 'uch greater Number, not exceeding.one hundred of laid Freemen * jurors to be the laid Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council shall judge

returned to, necessary to serve as Jurors at said City Courts, and shall return Sic- the Names of said Jurors under the Hand of the Mayor of said

City, if present,or in Case of his Absence, under the Hand of the senior Alderman present at such Meeting, to the Clerk of said City Court, who shall write each Juror's Name thus chosen, fairly Clerk to write on a ^eParate Piece °f Paper, and roll up and put the same inte» the jurors a Box, which he,shall provide and keep for that Purpose: And names on, &c. whenever either of the Sheriffs of said City shall receive a Warrant from the Clerk of said City Court to summon a Jury to appear before said Court, the Sheriff receiving such Warrant, taking with him one of the Aldermen of laid City, shall repair t# the said Clerk's Office, and there in the Presence of said Alderlurors how man and Clerk, shall take out of said Box such Number of said drawn. Papers as his Warrant shall direct, and the Persons whose Names

shall be found written thereon, shall be summoned to appear belurorsne 1 1 f°re the Court to which the Warrant is returnable, to lerve as Ju'ing to attends rors> ant^ 'n Cafe of neglecting to attend, shall be liable to suck Penalties as shall by the By-Laws of said City be inflicted for such Neglect, and in Case a compleat Pannel shall not attend, or in Case any shall be challenged or excused, the Sheriff attending Hartford City. 67

said Court shall supply such Deficiency by drawing in the Prc- If not a comfence of the Court, others out of said Box. and summoning them P'"e pannel to attend and serve until the Pannel shall'be compleat ; and the others «TMwn. Names of luch Jurors as do not attend or are. excused, shall be re- Jurors not atturned into the Box and be liable to be drawn again. And the tending, &e. Oath to be taken by said Jurors shall be the same as is by Law provided to be taken by Jurors in Civil Actions; and the Name J,Ur°^.S °at'1 ,0 of each Juror who attends any City Court and serves, shall be a- she name of gain written on a separate Piece of Paper, and shall be rolled up each juror atand put into another Box, which the Clerk of said Court shall tending, &c. provide for that Purpose, and shall be liable to be drawn again in j^*^ '"ain^ Case there shall not, by reason of Death, Removal or other Cause, raW asa'"' be a Sufficiency in the other Box to compleat the Pannel for that Year in which thev are chosen to serve. And the said City may ehoose a Clerk of said City, who shall make true and regular Entries of all the Votes and Proceedings of said City, and the Records by him kept shell be of the same Validity in point of Evidence in any Court of Law in this State, as the Records of Towns are.

20. And be it further enaBcd, That the said Mayor, Aldermen The mayor, and Common Council be, and they are hereby empowered to lay &c. to lay out out new Highways, Streets and public Walks for the Use of said high-ways, &c City, or to alter thole already laid out in laid City, and to cx- alreacrVid°le change Highways for Highways, or to fell Highways for the Pur,- out, &c. pose of purchasing other Highways, taking the fame Measures in

all Respects as are directed by the Laws of this State to be taken in cafe of Highways laid out by the Select-Men for the Use of their Towns, and the Party aggrieved by the laying out of such Streets or Highways, may have the fame Remedy by Application to the County Courts as is by Law provided in cafes of Highways laid out by Select-Men.

21. And be it further enacted, That in cafe any Sheriff, DeputySheriff or Constable shall not serve a Writ, directed to and recci- City court ved by him, that is returnable to said City Court, or shall neglect TM* ^e !ht' to make Return of said Writ, or shall make a false or undue return' thereof, and a Suit for such Default be brought against him to the

said City Court by the Person, his Executors or Administrators in

whose Favour the Writ issued, and the Defendant be sound in

Default, the said Court over and above awarding just Damages to Fines to bs

the Plaintiff, shall on said Suit seta suitable Fine upon the Defen- paid to the

slant according to the Nature of the Case, and may issue Execu- clty treasurer,

tion for such Fine, which Fine shall be to the Treasurer of said

City, to and for the use of said City.

22. And in all Cases in which the Defendant, who is sued to Ifthedcfend

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dant lives without the Limits of said City, the Writ shall be ser- court, and if ved at least twelve Days before the sitting of laid Court; and all witfhom 12 Writs returnable to said City Court shall be returned to the Cleik a>'4, of said Court on or before the Day of the silling of said Court, and bsfore th: first opening of said Court,

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Writs returnable before the mayor, &c.

23. And the Writs that are returnable before the Mayor or either of the Aldermen of said City, shall, if the Plaintiff and Defendant both live within the limits of said City, or if the Plaintiff live without and the Defendant live within said Limits, or if the Plaintiff be a Mariner or Seaman s uing for Wages due to him for Services in his Occupation, and the Defendant lives within the Limits of said Citv, be served upon the Defendant at least three Days before the fitting of the Court to which it is returnable; but if the Defendant lives without the Limits of said City, the Wnt shall be served upon the Defendant at least six Days before the sitting of the Court to which it is returnable,

24. And be it further enacled, That the Mayor, Aldermen, Sher-i iffs, Common Council and Clerk of said City, shall be sworn to a faithful Discharge of their Duty, and the Form of the Oath to be tak.cn by the Mayer of said City, shall be as follows, viz,

YOU being eled.-d Mayor of the City of Hartford, do swear by the Name oj the ever living God, that you will, without any Partiality, indisser entb; administer Justice according to Law, without respeil of Persons, take no Bribe, give no Counsel in any Matter that shall come before you, nor deny Right to any, but well and truly perform yeur Office of Mayor of said City .according to your best skill.

So help you God.

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said City, shall be the same mutatis mutandis^ as is prescribed by Law to be taken by Justices of the Pence.

26. A.sidths Form of the Oath to be taken by the Common, CounciLmen of said City, snail be as follows, viz.

YOU being ele.Bed a Common Council-mans or the City of Hartford, do swear by the Name of the everliving God, that you will faithfully and uprightly Discharge the Duties of that Office so long as you shall hold the fame. So help you God.

27. And the Form of the Oath to be taken by the Sheriffs of said City, shall be the same prescribed by Law to be taken by the Sheriffs, mutatis mutandis.

28. And the Form of the Oath to be taken by the Clerk of said Citv, shall be as follows, viz.

YOU being chosen Clerk of the City of Hartford, do swear by the Nam: of the everliving God, that you will truly-and faithsully attend and execute th Office of Clerk ofsaid City, according to your btjl Skill, and make true Entries and Records of all the Votes and Proceedings of said City, and fuck other Matters as by Law or by the By-Laws of said City ar; to be recorded in your Office, and that you will deliver trve Copies of the Records in your Hands, when they pall be required of you, taking your lawful Fees. So help you God.

29. Which Oath's may be administered by any Assistant of this State, or Justice of the Peace within and for the County of Hartford, or by the Mayor or either of the Aldermen of laid City, provided the Mayor or Alderman administering luch Oath hath been sworn according to this Act.

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Act, shall give a Certificate thereof under his Hand to the Officer Certificates tn to whom he administered such Oath, which Certificate shall be re- be s'ven *n(J corded in the Records of said City, before the Person to whom it rccor e is given shall be capable of executing the Office to which he was chosen.

31. And bi it further enaEled, That there shall be a Court of Common Council of said City, of which the Mayor, Aldermen and Power to make Common Council of said City shall be Members, who, or a Major- by-laws, jty of them shall have Power to make By-Laws relative to the erecting and regulating Markets, and relative to Commerce within the Limits of said City; relative to Persons summoned to serve as Jurors at said City Courts and neglecting or refusing to lerve; * relative to the Streets and Highways of said City; relative to Nusances within said City Limits; relative to Landing-Places, Wharves, anchoring and mooring of Vessels ; relative to Trees planted for Shade, Ornament,Convenience or Ule public or private, and to the Fruits of such Trees; relative to Trespasses committed in Gardens; relative to public Walks and Buildings; relative to the sweeping of Chimneys and preserving said City from Fire; relative to the Forms of Oath to be taken by the Treasurer of said City, and Inspectors of Produce brought to said City for Sale or Exportation ; relative to the manner of warning Meetings of said City and the Court of CommonrCouncil, and the Time and Place at which they shall be holden; relative to the Qualifications in point of Property of the Mayor and Aldermen; relative to the Bonds to be given by the Sheriffs of laid City for a faithful Discharge of their Duty; relative to the Penalties to be incurred by those who being chosen to any City Office, shall (not being excused by said City) refuse to serve; relative to a To inslct peCity Watch; relative to the Burial of the Dead; relative to the cuniarypenaL public Lights and Lamps of said City; relative to restraining ties not Geese and Swine from going at large within the Limits of said "eoaufes to be City, and to inflict Penalties for the Breach of such By-Laws ; &c. ° e provided however, that such Penalty shall in no Case exceed the Recovered by, Sum of Thirty-Four Dollars; and said Penalties shall be to such &cPersons as the By-Laws of said City shall direct, and be recovera- 2° aPPeaJble by the Person to whom forfeited, by Action of Debt brought 1<m °" to the City Courts of laid City, in which Action no Appeal or Review shall be allowed: provided however, that no By-Laws of (aid City shall be made repugnant to the Laws of this State; and provided also, that all the By-Laws made by said Court of By-Laws to be Common Council, shall be approved of by said City in legal Meet- published, ing assembled, and after being so approved, shall be published at least three Weeks successively in some public News-paper in or nearest said City, before the same shall be of any Validity; and ?11 the By-Laws of said City shall at any Time within six Months after they are made, be liable to be repealed by any Superior liable to be Court holden in iaid County of Hartford, if by such Superior Jj!C£Mled by' Court on a Hearing adjudged to be unreasonable or unjust.

32. And all Grants and Leases of any real Estate belonging to |aid City, signed by the Mayor of said City, and seated with the

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