City Council Minutes 1838-1842
Brunswick, Glynn Co., Georgia

 Due to the fact that the 11 December 1838 minutes are not online, I have not been able to finish numbering the pages transcribed so far.
Please keep in mind that the page numbering is my own, and not that of the minutes book.
Until I can view the actual minutes book, please use my page numbers as a guide and not as a source.
16 July 1840 to 7 December 1840 are very hard to read online and therefore have not been transcribed here as yet.

 

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7 February 1838
Proceedings of the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick

City of Brunswick
Wednesday, February 7th, 1838

            At a meeting of the members elect of the City Council for the City of Brunswick, held this day at 3 o’clock, P.M., for the purpose of organizing & electing a Mayor, the following gentlemen appeared to wit:  Urbanus Dart, Chas. Davis, James Moore, John Franklin, Jr. Henry A. Breed, A.L. King& George Harrington, who severally took & subscribed the following oath to wit:
            “I U. Dart, I, Chas. Davis, I, James Moore, I, John Franklin, Jr., I, H.A. Breed, I, A.L. King, I, George Harrington, do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform the duties of a member of the Council for the City of Brunswick, by the adoption and enforcement of such measures as to me appear conducive to the general welfare and permanent good of the City of Brunswick.” 

(Signed)
U. Dart
Chas. Davis
J. Moore
John Franklin, Jr.
H.A. Breed
Geo. Harrington
A.L. King

            Sworn & subscribed before me, this seventh day of February A.D. 1838, Jas. C. Mangham Judge I.C.G.C.

            After taking & subscribing the foregoing oath the Council proceeded to the election of a Mayor, and on counting the votes it was found that

 

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A.L. King was unanimously elected Mayor for the ensuing year.

            The Council then proceeded to the election of a City Clerk, and unanimously elected Chas. Davis to that office.
            On motion, Doctor Frank Gage was appointed health officer for the city.
            The Council then proceeded to the election of officers:
            John Franklin, Jr. was elected Sheriff
            James Moore was elected City Surveyor
            Moses W. Wilson was elected Measurer of Lumber
            Doctor Gee Dupree was elected City Treasurer
            John Anderson was elected Pilot for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick
            Peter H. Rowe was elected Pilot for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick
            J.A.D. Lawrence was elected Pilot for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick
            An order was passed requesting the City Clerk to notify the above named persons of their election.
            The Council then adjourned to meet in Friday evening next, at 7 o’clock. 

Attest:
A.L. King
, Mayor
Chas. Davis, City Clerk

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City Council
Friday, February 9, 1838

            Met according to adjournment.  Present the whole Board.
            The Clerk read a communication from Doctor Gee Dupree accepting this office of City Treasurer.
            Doctor G. Dupree was also elected Collector for the City.
            On motion it was ordered, that Dr. G. Dupree as Collector & Treasurer, shall give Bond with good security to the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, in the sum of $7608.38, for the true & faithful performance of the duties of his said appointments, &c.
            And that the said G. Dupree as Collector shall retain two and a half per cent on all monies by him collected, & that as Treasurer he shall receive two and a half per cent on all monies by him paid out, as compensation for his services.
            The following ordinance was then passed:
            “Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, & it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same.  That the foregoing shall be the form by which all ordinances hereafter passed and adopted by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, shall be commenced, and that every section after the first of said ordinances, shall have the following commencement to wit:  “And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid.”  And all ordinances & proceedings of the said Mayor & Council shall be signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk.

A.L. King

Attest:
Chas. Davis
, C. Clerk 

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            At the same meeting the following ordinance in relation to pilots, was passed:
            Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, & it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That each pilot heretofore & that may hereafter be elected for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick, shall before he receives his License enter into Bond to the Mayor & Council in the sum of $1000 with good security for the faithful performance of his duties according to law, & the ordinances of the said Mayor & Council; and also take & subscribe the oath prescribed in the 4th Section of the act of 1799.  The security on each Bond to be approved by the Council after which the Mayor shall issue Licenses to said pilots, to which he shall sign his name.  The License shall also be countersigned by the City Clerk, who shall affix the City Seal thereto.

A.L. King, Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis, C. Clerk

            At the same meeting it was Resolved, by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, That James Moore, Esq. the City Surveyor, be, & he is hereby authorized & requested, to run and mark distinctly the Northern line of the City to make a plat thereof & return the same to the City Council.
            A.H. Merrian was elected Vendue[?] Master.
            An Ordinance respecting Vendue Masters & Licenses.
            Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, & it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That each Vendue Master before entering upon the duties of his office shall give a Bond in the sum of $5000 to the Governor agreeably to the laws of this State, & shall make quarterly

 

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returns of his sales to the Mayor & Council, & pay to the City Treasurer the tax of one per cent required by law.
            Sec. 2d.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That all License hereafter granted by the Mayor & Council to tavern keepers, shall be in & have the following form to wit;
            “License”
            By authority of the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick ___________ is hereby authorized to keep a tavern or public house of entertainment in said city for the space of one year, to wit from the ______ day of ______________ eighteen hundred and _________ until the ___________ day of _____________ eighteen hundred and _______.  And to sell all kinds of liquor by less measure than one quart, during said year.  This License being subject to be revoked and annulled by the said Mayor & Council at any time when in their opinion such a measure shall be necessary.

A.L. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis
, City Clerk

            And that all Licenses hereafter granted to persons to sell spirituous liquors by less measure than one quart, shall be in and have the following form to wit:
            License
            By authority of the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick ____________ is hereby authorized to sell and retail spirituous liquors by Case[?] or small measure in said city for the space of one year, to wit:  from the ____ day of  ____________ eighteen hundred and ___________ until the ______ day of ___________ eighteen hundred and __________ This

 

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License being subject to be revoked and annulled by the said Mayor & Council at any time when in their opinion such a measure shall be necessary.

Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis
, City Clerk

            And that all Licenses to persons who sell spirituous Liquors by the measure of one quart and more in said city shall be and have the following form to wit:
            License
            By authority of the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick ___________ is hereby authorized to sell spirituous liquors by the measure of one quart or my larger measure in said city for the space of one year, to wit:  from the ______ day of ­­­­­_________ eighteen hundred and ______ until the ______ day of ____________ eighteen hundred and _______.  This License being subject to be revoked and annulled by the said Mayor & Council at any time when in their opinion such a measure shall be necessary.

Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis
, C. Clerk

            Sec. 3d.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That all Licenses shall be signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk.  Whit the blanks in the foregoing forms shall be filled except signing the name of the Mayor by the City Clerk, and shall by him be delivered to the persons authorized to receive the same, for which service he shall demand and receive one dollar and twenty five cents of each person taking a License.  And any License delivered without the  

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consent of the Council first obtained shall be null and void.

            Sec. 4th And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That all Tavern keepers and all persons who sell or retail spirituous liquors by less measure than one quart, shall pay for their License fifteen—dollars a year; and person who sell liquors by the measure of one quart or by larger measure shall pay ten dollars per year for their Licenses within the City of Brunswick.  And the City Clerk before delivering any License shall demand and receive the tax and fee above specified, which said tax the said Clerk shall pay to the City Treasurer & take his receipt for the same; and the said Clerk shall keep a record of all the Licenses issued by him, and the amount paid for the same which he shall submit to the inspection of the Mayor and Council whenever requested to do so. 

Passed Feby. 9th 1838

A.L. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis, City Clerk

            On motion:  John H. Short was appointed Harbour Master—Also, on Motion, Lieut. J.L. Lock—was appointed Street Commissioner, and his salary was fixed at four dollars per day while employed upon the City works.
            On Motion:  the Council commented that John Franklin, Jr. should receive a License to keep a Tavern for the present Year.
            On Motion:  the Clerk was requested by the Council, to procure at the expense of the City suitable Books for the purpose of Keeping the record &c.

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and Stationary for the use of the Council.
            The following ordinance in relation to hogs and pits was passed:
            Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same.  That no hog or hogs, pig or pigs, shall be permitted to run or go at large, in the Streets or public Squares, of the City of Brunswick, and that such and every time, any hog or pig shall be found running at large in said Streets or public Squares, the owner thereof shall pay a fine of one dollar, to the Sheriff of said City, whose duty it shall be to confine such hog or pig, and give information to the owner of such confinement.  And in case the Sheriff shall not know the Owner, he shall put up a notice of such confinement in tow of the most public places in said City.  And if the owner does not pay the said fine of one dollar and take away his said hog or pig within forty-eight-hours after he receives notice or after publications of notice of its confinement, the Sheriff shall expose said hog or pig at public sale and sell it to the highest bidder, and pay the money after deducting the fine and ten per cent on the amount of sale into the City Treasury for the use of the City.
            This ordinance shall take effect on or after the first day of March next.  Feby. 9th 1838.

A.L. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis
, C.C.

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On Motion.
            Resolved that the Mayor be and he is hereby authorized to call a meeting of the Council at any time he may think it expedient, by requesting the Clerk to notify each member of the time, and place, of meeting.

A.L. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis
C. Clerk

On Motion.  Resolved the salary of the City Clerk should be four hundred dollars, for the present year—That the City Surveyor shall be paid for services under the City—the amount to be fixed to charge, and receive, from individuals, two dollars for each and every lot, by him surveyed and staked off.

A.L. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis
C. Clerk

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City Council March 1st 1838
            The Council met according to adjournment.  Present the Mayor, H.A. Breed, U. Dart, and Geo. Harrington.  There not being a quorum the council adjourned to Monday March 8th.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

City Council March 8th 1838
            Met pursuant to adjournment.  Present the Mayor, C. Davis, Geo. Harrington, and James Moore—there not being a quorum present, they adjourned until they should be called together by the Mayor.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

City Council March 23rd 1838
            The Council met in pursuance of notice—given by the Clerk at the request of the Mayor.
            Present the whole Board.
            Resolved by the Mayor and Council &c.  That officers elected by the Council on the 7th & 9th of February last be and they are here by reelected.  And that the Clerk notify all officers who are required to give Bond, that they must comply with the conditions their appointments, on or before the 15th April next.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

On Motion James Moore Esq. was appointed measurer of Corn, Salt, Coal, &c. for said City.

 

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At Same Meeting March 26th 1838
            On Motion; Resolved; That the committee appointed to superintend the building of a Guard House, be and they and they are hereby requested to consult and unite with the Judges of the Inferior Court of Glynn County, in the erection of a Jail for the City and county.
            On Motion; Resolved; That the Mayor and Council will hereafter meet on the first Monday in every month, at 3 o.c. P.M.
            Council then Adjourned.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

Monday April 30th 1838
            Special Meeting called by the Mayor.  Present the Mayor, H.A. Breed, John Franklin, Jr., U. Dart, Charles Davis, Geo. Harrington and Jas. Moore.
            On Motion; Resolved; That the Jail for the City and County, shall be erected on Hillsborough Square, and that the building Committee shall select the part of said square, on which said Jail shall be erected.
            The Bond of Thomas P. Moody Povst.[?] was accepted.
            On Motion; Resolved; that the Clerk have ten quires[?] Blank Tax Bills printed for the use of the City.

 

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At the same Meeting April 30th 1838
            Ordinance
            Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick; and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same.  That a pole Tax of one dollar shall be assessed and levied upon all white male inhabitants over twenty one, and under sixty years of age, who were residing in this City on the first day of April last.  And that the City Collector be and he is hereby authorized and required to collect the same.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

            On Motion; Resolved; That the street Commissioner be and he is hereby directed and required; to keep all the drains, within the limits of the City; open and clear from obstructions and that he employ labours at the expense of the City to perform the work.
            On Motion:  Jas. Moore Esq. was appointed to take the Census of the City.

Council Adjourned  to May 7th

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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Monday May 7th 1838
            Council met according to adjournment.
            Present The Mayor, U. Dart, H.A. Breed, Jno. Franklin, Jr. and C. Davis.
            The Clerk having read the minutes of the last meeting; a communication was received from J.S. Locke Esqr., resigning the office of street commissioner, which was read and accepted and ordered to be filed.
            On Motion.  A.L. King Esq. unanimously elected street commissioner; to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of J.L. Locke.
            On Motion; Resolved; by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick That the street commissioner be and he is hereby requested to have Bay Street opened forthwith and the necessary briges [sic] built.
            And that he have G Street opened between A & B Sts. Immediately.

An Ordinance to name the Squares in the addition.
            Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same.  That the Square between G and H Streets be and the same is hereby named “Magnolia Square”—that the Square between L and M Street be and the same is hereby named “Orange Square” and that the Square between L[?] and R Streets be and the same is hereby named “Palmetto Square”.  The said squares all being between B and D Streets.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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Same Meeting May 7th
            On Motion:  James Moore and A.L. King Esqs.—were appointed a Committee to select two places for burying Ground, and negotiate with the owners of the land thereof.

Council Adjourned.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

May 30th 1838 Special Meeting called by the Mayor.
            Present, the Mayor, U. Dart, H.A. Breed, Jno. Franklin, Jr., Jas. Moore and Chs. Davis.
            The Clerk read the proceedings of the last meeting.
            On Motion; Resolved; That the Street Commissioner be and he is hereby directed to have steps built at the wharf on Monk Street immediately, at the expense of the City, and draw an order on the City Treasurer for the payment of the same.

Council Adjourned

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council Friday Evening June 1st 1838.
            Special Meeting Called by the Mayor.
            Present, The Mayor, Jno. Franklin Jr., H.A. Breed, Jas. Moore, and Charles Davis.
            A.H. Meriam Vandue Master; offered as his Security Jos. Bancroft and J.L. Locke, who are approved of and accepted by Council.
            The following Ordinance in relation to the issue of Change Bills or Small Notes was then passed.
            Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same.  That the Mayor of said City be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to issue any amount of Change Bills, or small notes, not exceeding five thousand dollars.  No one of said notes to be over one dollar, nor less than twelve and a half cents—Said notes to be issued in the name of the “Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick,” payable on demand and signed by the Mayor.
            Sec. 2nd.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid:  The faith, and all the property of the City, is hereby pledged, for the redemption of said notes.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council June 14th 1838
           Special meeting called by the Mayor.
            Present, the Mayor, H.A. Breed, James Moore, Jno. Franklin, Jr. and U. Dart.
            On Motion; Resolved; by the Mayor, and Council, of the City of Brunswick, that six hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to purchase a fire engine and five hundred feet of hose, for the use of the City, and that H.A. Breed Esq. be, and he is hereby authorized, to purchase the same at the North, to be paid for, our of the City funds, by an order drawn on the City Treasurer.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

            On Motion;  Mr. Joseph Bancroft was duly elected Port Warden in and for the City of Brunswick.
            The following Ordinance to vacate part of Z[?] Street was passed.
            Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That Z Street between J and K Streets be, and the same is, hereby vacated and abolished and ordered to be closed, for the benefit of the Lot-holders on said Z Street, and the title to the land of said Z Street is hereby vested, in the Said Lot holders.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

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Same Meeting June 14, 1838
            H.A. Breed Esq. having retired.
            On Motion; Resolved; by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick;  That the following expression of their sentiments in relation to H.A. Breed Esq. a member of the Board, be entered among the proceedings of this meeting and a Copy thereof signed by the Mayor in the name of the Council and attested by the Clerk be transmitted to him.

To H.A. Breed Esq.
            Dear Sir—We cannot permit you to leave us, although we hope your absence will be but brief, without expressing to you our thanks for you services as a member of this Board, and for the improvements you have made in, and the benefits you have conferred upon this place.  It afford us pleasure to say, that in our opinion, no individual residing among us has done so much, to promote the interests and improve the appearance of our City as yourself.
            You have our most cordial wishes for your posterity and we are fully of the opinion that your untiring industry, strict economy and perseverance in your business will be crowned with success.
            We remain your friends &c.
            By order of the Council.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

On Motion, Council Adjourned.

 

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City Council Monday July 2nd 1838
Regular Meeting

            Present, the Mayor, Jas. Moore, John Franklin, Jr., U. Dart and Chls. Davis.
            The Clerk read a communication for Wm. M. Miller requesting the appointment of Notary Public for the City of Brunswick and Motion; he was duly elected to that office and the Clerk requested to notify him of his appointment.
            On Motion; Resolved; that John Franklin, Jr., P. McGuire, John R. Hazzard and George Harrington shall receive their licenses the present year for ten dollars each they having already paid the sum of five dollars to the County.
            The following ordinances were passed and ordered to be published.
            An Ordinance to prevent vice and immorality on the Sabbath.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That, from and after the passing of this Ordinance, each and every person who shall do or perform any labor, business, or work on the Lord’s day commonly called Sunday, (works of necessity or charity excepted) shall for every such offence be subject to pay a fine not less than three nor more than ten dollars.
            Sec. 2.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That each and every person who shall aid, assist promote or abet any horse racing, boat racing, hunting, fishing, bowling, billiard playing, or other public game or sport of any kind in this City on Sunday shall for every such offense be subject to pay a fine of not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars;

 

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and each and every person who shall hereafter be guilty of, or commit any riotous or disorderly act in this City on Sunday, shall be subject to pay the penalty aforesaid.
            Sec. 3.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That each and every person who opens or causes or permits to be opened, his, her or their store, grog shop, or barroom (unless such barroom be attached to a licensed tavern or eating house) on Sunday, or keeps or permits the same to be kept open on that day, for the purpose of selling liquor or merchandize, shall for every such offense be subject to pay a fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars, and each and every tavern keeper, hotel keeper, or public house keeper who suffers or permits disorderly conduct in his or her house on Sunday shall be subject to pay the penalty last aforesaid.
            Sec. 4.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That one half of all the fines collected under the provisions of this Ordinance shall go and be paid to the informer, and the other half shall be paid into the City Treasury for the benefit of the City.  And it is hereby declared to be the duty of the City Sheriff, Constable and other officers of said city; to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:  Passed July 2, 1838
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

            An Ordinance To Prescribe the mode of Enforcing the City Laws.
            Sec. 1.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That it shall be and it is hereby declared to be the duty of each and every member of the City Council of said city, to arrest, or order and direct the Sheriff or some Constable of said City to arrest, each and every person who in his presence or to his knowledge violates or has violated

 

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any ordinance of said city, and the offender so arrested shall be brought forthwith before the Mayor or some member of Council other than the one making or causing the arrest, when a trial shall immediately be had; unless the defendant requests a postponement of the same in which case a reasonable time shall be allowed him to prepare for his trial, on his entering into bond with good security to the said Mayor and Council, for his appearance at the time required, and in case of his not appearing the sureties shall be answerable, &c.
            Sec. 2.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the Mayor and each member of the City Council on complaint being made under oath or affirmation, that any ordinance of said city has been or is then being violated, setting forth the particulars, so far as known; of such violation, to issue a summons or warrant to cause the offender to appear or be brought before him at a certain time and place, or forthwith as he may think proper to answer the charge of the complaint, when a trial shall immediately be had, unless the said defendant requests a continuance which may be granted in the mode prescribed in the first section hereof.  And in all cases in which the amount of the fine or penalty is not absolutely fixed by the ordinance imposing the same, the amount of it shall be determined by the Mayor or member of Council before whom the offender is tried.
            Sec. 3.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That the law of evidence as in force in this State, shall be adopted in all trials before the Mayor or any member of Council.
            Sec. 4.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That is any defendant shall be dissatisfied with the decision of the Mayor, or member of

 

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Council, before whom he was tried, he may, before he leaves the office where his trial took place, demand and appeal to the Mayor and Council, which shall be granted on his giving security as directed in the first section of this ordinance.  And all appeals so taken shall be tried, if possible, at the first meeting of the Mayor and Council thereafter.  And in case the defendant should be convicted, the Mayor shall immediately proceed to carry into effect the decision of the Council.
            Sec. 5.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That every person brought before the Mayor or any member of Council charged with having committed an offence, shall have a fair and impartial trial.  And the said Mayor or member of Council shall, on request, issue a subpoena for defendant’s witnesses, and also for witnesses on the part of the prosecution, if necessary.  And in all cases of conviction or default before the Mayor or any member of Council, unless the fine or fines and costs be forthwith paid, the Mayor or such member of Council shall immediately (except in cases of appeal) issue a warrant of distress against the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of the defendant for the amount of the fine or fines and costs, which he has been adjudged to pay; and the sheriff or Constable to whom any such warrant may be directed, shall first take in execution sufficient of the defendant’s goods and chattels to satisfy the same, if to be found; if not, then the lands and tenements of said defendant shall be levied upon, and such an amount sold as will satisfy said execution.  All sales of real property by virtue of this ordinance shall be advertised and held in such manner as Sheriff’s sales of real estate are directed to be advertised and held in this State.  And all sales of personal property by virtue hereof, shall be held at the most convenient place for

 

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holding the same, and notice thereof containing a description of the property to be sold, shall be published three times in some newspaper printed in said city, giving at least twenty days notice of the time and place of sale.  And if the property offered for sale shall sell for more than enough to satisfy the execution or executions against the defendant, such overplus shall be returned to said defendant.
            Sec. 6.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That in case sufficient personal or real estate can not be found to satisfy such executions as may be issued by virtue of this ordinance, then and in every such case the Mayor or member of Council who issued the warrant of distress shall issue a capias ad satisfaciendum for the capture and detention of the defendant the number of days therein specified, not to exceed the number of dollars said defendant has been fined.
            Sec. 7.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That all writs, summonses, warrants, subpoenas and other processes issued by the Mayor or nay member of Council, shall, issue in the name of “The Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick,” and shall be signed by the Mayor or some member of Council and directed to the sheriff or some constable of said city, whose duty it shall be to execute the same.  And the fees of the sheriff and constable of said City shall be the same as the fees allowed to the sheriff and constables of the County of Glynn.  And the fees for issuing the processes, hearing the trial, &c., shall be the same that Justices of the Peace receive for like services.  Passed July 2, 1838.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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An Ordinance
            To prevent Nuisances, &c. &c.
            Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same.  That from and after the passing of this Ordinance, any person or persons, within the limits of this City, who shall permit or suffer the carcass of any animal that was owned by, or in the possession or keeping of him, her or them previous to its death, to remain above, upon, or so near the surface of the ground as to cause any disagreeable smell, shall be subject to a fine not of less than five dollars, nor more than twenty dollars.
            Sec. 2.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That any person or persons who shall hereafter place, put, or throw, or cause, or direct to be placed, put, or thrown, any carrion, offal, nauseous or offensive matter or thing, into or upon any public square, street, drain, or other place, or into or upon the property of any person or persons, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty dollars.  And any person who shall hereafter permit or suffer any carrion, offal, or other nauseous or offensive matter or thing, to be, or remain upon or within the premises, lot, or piece of ground, owned or occupied by or in the possession of him, her, or them shall be subject to the penalty aforesaid.
            Sec. 3.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That any person or persons who shall kill, or cause to be killed, any animal or animals, in this City, and permit and suffer the same, or any part thereof, to remain above, upon, or so near the surface of the ground, as to produce or cause any disagreeable or offensive smell, shall be subject to a fine not less than five nor more than twenty dollars.
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authority aforesaid, That any person or persons who shall put, place, or throw, or shall cause or procure to be put, placed, or thrown, any dirt, mud, logs, sticks, brush, or other matter, into any ditch, drain, or sewer, in this city, shall, for every such offence, pay a fine not less than five nor more than fifty dollars, together with the expences [sic] of removing the same.
            Sec. 5.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the Sheriff and all the Constables and other officers of this City to carry the provisions of this ordinance into effect.  Passed July 2, 1838.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

Council Adjourned

 

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City Council,
July 14th 1838

            Special meeting.  Present the Mayor, John Franklin, Jr., James Moore, U. Dart and Chas. Davis.
            The Clerk read the minutes of the last meeting.
            The following Resolution respecting Buoys at the Bar of Brunswick Harbor, addressed to the Hon. Levi Woodbury, was passed, and it was requested that a copy, signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk, be transmitted to him. 

To the Hon. Levi Woodbury.
Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S.

            Whereas an appropriation has been made by Congress for placing Buoys on the Brunswick Bar, and whereas the rapid increase of the city of Brunswick, has rendered it a place of much importance to the commerce of the Country—Therefore, Resolved, by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick That the Hon. Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Treasury of the U. States, be and he is hereby most respectfully requested to have Buoys placed on the Brunswick Bar, and along the channel in such places as may be necessary.
            And be it further Resolved, That tin the opinion of the said Mayor & Council, Captain Wm. A. Howard, of the U.S. Revine[?] Cutter Madison, is a gentleman well qualified to place said Buoys; he having recently visited this place and become acquainted with the Bar.
            The Mayor & Council also beg leave to state that the Light House on St. Simons Island

 

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at the entrance of this harbor, is very, badly kept, and that the lamps therein are entirely too small for a Light House on the Southern Coast.
            The early attention of the Honorable Secretary to this application will be extremely gratifying to the citizens of this part of Georgia.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

            The following Ordinance in relation to selling spirituous liquors without license was passed, and ordered to be published:
            An Ordinance
            To prohibit the sale of spirituous Liquors without License.
            Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, & it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this ordinance, each and every person, who offers for sale, sells or authorizes or permits to be sold, spirituous Liquors of any kind in this city, without a License from the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, shall be subject to pay a fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars, for each offence; one half to go & be paid to the informer, & the other half to the City Treasurer, for the benefit of the City.  And no License granted by the said Mayor & Council, shall be transferred or assigned.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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At the same Meeting July 14, 1838.
            On Motion, Joseph P. Miller was duly elected Constable for the City, & it was resolved by the Mayor & Council that he should be paid a salary of fifty dollars per annum.
            The following ordinance was passed, authorizing the Mayor to issue change bills or small notes.
            Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick & it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That the Mayor of said city be & he is hereby authorized to issue change bills or small notes of six and a quarter cents each.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
July 17th 1838

            Special Meeting.  Present the Mayor, James Moore, U. Dart, John Franklin, Jr. and Chas. Davis.
            The following amendment to an ordinance to prevent vice & immorality on the Sabbath, was passed and ordered to be printed.
            An Ordinance
            To amend and Ordinance to prevent vice and immorality on the Sabbath, passed July 2, 1838.
            Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick, & it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this ordinance, each & every person, who owns, has in possession, or keeps any Billiard Table or Bowling Alley, and allows or permits the same to be used, or played upon, on Sunday, within said City, shall be subject to pay a fine of not less than twenty, nor more than one hundred dollars; and the owner or owners, keeper or keepers of every Billiard Table or Bowling Alley, which shall or may be hereafter played upon, or used on Sunday, within said City, shall each be subject to pay the penalty aforesaid: one half of said fine to go & be paid to the informer, the other half to the City Treasurer for the benefit of the City.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

            Mr. J.P. Miller having refused to receive the office of Constable on the terms offered at the last meeting of the City Council, it is

 

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therefore Resolved, That he be paid one hundred dollars per annum for his services, the city to receive all the fines & fees that he would be otherwise entitled to.  Said Miller is required to give Bond in the sum of $500 & be qualified before entering on the duties of this office.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

Council Adjourned.

 

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City Council
July 21st 1838.

            Special Meeting.  Present the Mayor, U. Dart, John Franklin, Jr., James Moore, and Chas. Davis.
            On Motion; Resolved, That J.P. Miller, as City Constable, shall be allowed to retain all fees that may accrue from his office, instead of paying them to the city.
            The following Ordinance was passed:
            An Ordinance to amend an Ordinance to authorize the Mayor to borrow money, &c. passed March 23, 1838.
            Sec. 1.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That so much of the Ordinance entitled, “An Ordinance to authorize the Mayor to borrow money, &c.” as requires the notes to be signed by the City Treasurer and prescribed the form of the notes, wherein the Treasurer of the City of Brunswick is authorized and required to give said notes, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.
            Sec. 2.  And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That the note given by the said Mayor to Col. Henry Dubignon for five hundred dollars, in the name of the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick, dated July 18, 1838, be and the same is hereby declared to be valid, legal and binding upon the said Mayor and Council, according to the promise expressed in said not; the money for which said note was given being for the use of said City.  And all notes hereafter given for money borrowed by the

 

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said Mayor for the Mayor and Council, or for labor done for them, shall express that the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick promise to pay, &c. and shall be signed by the Mayor as Mayor of said City.
            Passed July 21, 1838.  Adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
Monday Octo. 29, 1838

            Special Meeting.  Present the Mayor, Jas. Moore, Geo. Harrington, John Franklin, Jr. and Chas. Davis.
            The application of Mr. R.D. Laporte[?], for license to retail spirituous liquors, was laid before the Council by the Mayor.  The application was refused, & the City Clerk requested to notify him of the same.
            On motion, the City Clerk was authorized to issue a license to James Moore to keep a public house and retail spirituous liquors of any quantity.
            Rice, Parker & Co. were authorized to sell liquor by the quart or larger measure.
            J.W. Pettigrew was licensed to keep a public house and sell liquors in any quantity.
            Dart, Barrett & Co. were licensed to sell liquors by the quart or larger measure.
            On Motion, the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted:
            Whereas Tho. Butler King, Esq. in the year 1836, laid his headright upon, and had surveyed, certain vacant lands commonly called Commons land, adjoining the old town of Brunswick, which were granted to him under the laws regulation headrights; and the fact having been satisfactorily ascertained by the Mayor and Council that this land did not & never did belong to the town or city of Brunswick, but that it was vacant and subject to be run under the law regulating headrights.  And Mr. King, notwithstanding he had in the opinion of our legal advisers, a perfect right to retain this

 

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land and use it for his own benefit, has most generously given it to the Brunswick and Florida Rail Road Company to aid them in constructing one of the most magnificent works in the country.  Therefore
            Resolved, By the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick, and it is hereby resolved by the authority of the same, That in consequence of having been informed on good authority, that certain Trustees of the Glynn County Academy are about to draw up a petition, praying the Legislature to cause scifacias[?] to issue or some other proceedings to be instituted against Thomas Butler King, Esq. to set aside or annul his grant for the aforesaid land, that the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick hereby disclaim any right or title to said land.  And the said Mayor and Council most respectfully request the Hon. The Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, not to interfere in any way with the grant to Thomas Butler King, Esq. for the aforesaid land, commonly called Commons land.
            And be it further Resolved by the authority aforesaid, That the Mayor and Council, and in their opinion all the citizens of Brunswick, are perfectly satisfied with and give them full sanction to, the proceedings of Thomas Butler King Esq. in laying his headrights on the aforesaid vacant land commonly called Commons, & in obtaining a grant for the same.  And the Mayor and Council hereby tender their thanks to Mr. King for his unremitted [sic] exertions in form of our young and growing city.

 

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            And be it further Resolved, That certified copies of the foregoing be forwarded to our Representatives at Milledgeville.
            On Motion, the Council then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

City Council
Saturday Nov. 1838

            Special Meeting.  Present the Mayor, George Harrington, James Moore, John Franklin, Jr. & Chas. Davis.
            On motion, George Harrington was elected Vendue Master for the City of Brunswick.
            On Motion the Council adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
Monday Evening Dec. 17 1838.

            Met according to adjournment.  Present the Mayor, James Moore, Geo. Harrington, John Franklin, Jr. and Chas. Davis.
            The following Ordinance was passed & ordered to be published six weeks in the Brunswick Advocate:
            An Ordinance to prevent Peddling at the wharves, &c.
            Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Ordinance any person who offers for sale, or sells any goods, wares or merchandize, on board any vessel or boat, or on or near any Wharf or landing in this city, without license for that purpose, from the Mayor & Council, shall be subject to pay a fine of not less than thirty nor more than one hundred dollars for each and every offence; one half of said fine to go to the informer and the other half to be paid into the City Treasury for the benefit of the city.
            And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That the City Clerk be and he is hereby authorized to grant licenses to persons wishing to sell goods, wares or merchandize, on board any vessel or boat, or at or upon the wharves or landings in this city; and that for each of said licenses said Clerk shall ask and receive the sum of thirty dollars, which he

 

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shall pay into the city treasury for the benefit of the city and one dollar and twenty five cents for his fees for making out the same.  And no license shall be granted for a longer time than six days from the date thereof.
            On motion of Ald. Harrington
            Resolved, That there be purchased for the use of the city Patrol, twelve dark lanterns and twenty-four raw hide whips, & that Ald. Harrington be authorized to attend to the purchasing of the same.
            On motion, the Mayor and Aldermen Moore & Breed were appointed a standing committee on accounts.
            Alderman Moore was appointed to ascertain and procure the names of all persons in this city liable to do patrol duty.
            The bill of F.L. Smith was presented and referred to the committee on accounts.
            The Council then adj. to meet next evening at 7 o’clock.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
Tuesday Evening. Dec. 18, 1838

            Met according to adj.  Present the Mayor, John Franklin, Jr., Geo. Harrington, James Moore and Chas. Davis.
            The following Resolution in relation to the appointment of a Board of Pilotage was adopted:
            Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Brunswick & it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That Capt. W.A. Howard, J. Bancroft and E.L. Pierce, be and they are hereby appointed a committee to examine persons who apply for a pilot’s License for the Bar and Harbor of Brunswick, & report to the Mayor & Council.
            On Motion, the Mayor was requested to borrow a sum of money not exceeding five hundred dollars, on the credit of the city.
            The Council then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
February 1st, 1839

            Special Meeting.  Present the Mayor, H.A. Breed, George Harrington, John Franklin, Jr. and Chas. Davis.
            On motion, Henry A. Breed and John Franklin, Jr. were appointed a Committee to examine the Mayor’s Street Commissioners and Treasurer’s accounts.
            On motion adjourned to meet on Tuesday evening next at 7 o’clock.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

City Council
Tuesday Evening Feb. 5, 1839

            Met according to adjournment.  Present the Mayor, John Franklin, Jr., Henry A. Breed and Chas. Davis.  There not being a quorum present, adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at ten o’clock .

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

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City Council
Tuesday [sic] Morning, Feb. 6, 1839.

            Met according to adjournment.  Present the Mayor & Aldermen Moore, Franklin, Breed and Chas. Davis.
            On motion, the Mayor was ordered to pay four dollars for patrol on Saturday night last.
            Resolved, That the City Clerk be paid two hundred dollars for his services for the past year.
            Resolved, That the Street Commissioner be paid two hundred and fifty dollars for his services for the past year.
            Resolved, That the Mayor be paid six hundred dollars for his services for the past year.
            On motion, the Mayor was ordered to draw an order on the City Treasurer in his favor for six dollars & 95 100, ballance [sic] due herein on account.
            Resolved, That Aldermen Breed and Franklin, be paid ten dollars each for services as auditors, &c.
            On motion, ordered, that the accounts of the Mayor & Council as audited by the auditing committee be published in the Brunswick Advocate.
            On motion the Council then adjourned.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1839

            At a meeting of the members elect of the City Council of the City of Brunswick held at the Oglethorpe House, for the purpose of organizing and electing a Mayor, the following gentlemen appeared, to wit:  A.L. King, N. Ballard, Gee Dupree, James Moore, John R. Hazzard, John Franklin, ,Jr. and U. Dart, who severally took and subscribed the following oath, to wit:  I, A.L. King, I N. Ballard, I Gee Dupree, I James Moore, I John R. Hazzard, I John Franklin, Jr., I U. Dart, do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of a member of Council for the City of Brunswick, by the adoption and enforcement of such measures as to me appear conducive to the general welfare and permanent good of the City of Brunswick.

[Signed]
A.L. King
Nathan Ballard
Gee Dupree
Jas. Moore
J.R. Hazzard
John Franklin, Jr.
U. Dart

Sworn and subscribed before me this sixth day of February 1839.  Chas. Davis J.P.

            After taking and subscribing the aforegoing oath, the Council proceeded to the election of a Mayor and on counting the votes it appeared that A.L. King, Esq. had 5—Dr. Gee Dupree 2.  Mr. King having received a majority was duly elected Mayor for the ensuing year.
            Doct. Gee Dupree laid before the Board his resignation as Councillor [sic] for the ensuing year, which on motion was accepted.

 

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            The Council then proceeded to the election of a Councillor [sic] to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Doct. Gee Dupree & unanimously elected George Harrington, Esq. to fill said vacancy, who appeared and took and subscribed the following oath, to wit:  I George Harrington do solemnly swear that I will well and truly perform the duties of a member of Council for the City of Brunswick, by the adoption and enforcement of such measures as to me appear conducive to the general welfare and permanent good of the City of Brunswick.

[signed]
Geo. Harrington

Sworn & subscribed before me, this sixth day of Feb. 1839.  A.L. King Mayor

            The Council then adjourned.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
March 4, 1839

            Regular meeting.  Present the Mayor and Aldermen Dart, Ballard, Franklin, Moore and Harrington.
            The Council proceeded to elect offices for the ensuing year.  Chas. Davis was unanimously re-elected City Clerk & Clerk of Council.
            Doct. Frank Gage was re-elected Health Officer
            John Franklin, Jr. was re-elected City Sheriff
            James Moore was re-elected City Surveyor
            Moses W. Wilson was elected Lumber Measurer
            E.C.P. Dart was elected City Treasurer & Collector
            Benj. Talbot was elected City Constable
            Robert Walsh and Geo. Harrington were appointed Auctioneers and are required to give the necessary bonds before entering upon the duties of their appointment.
            On motion of Alderman Dart, Charles Davis was appointed to take a census of all able persons residing in this city in the month of March, liable to pay a poll tax.
            The Mayor and Aldermen Dart and Moore were appointed a Committee to value all the property real & personal in the City, & report to the City Council.
            On motion of Alderman Moore, the Mayor was authorized to pay one dollar each to nineteen men who were employed to watch the city on the night of the 3d. inst.
            On motion of Alderman Ballard, the poll tax paid by Wm. Manley[?] the past year be refunded.
            On motion of Alderman Dart, the Mayor was appointed a committee to hire two men to watch the city at a sum not exceeding fifteen dollars each, per month, for one month.
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was appointed a committee to build a Guard House at the expense of the city immediately—said House to be 20 feet long & 10 feet wide.
            On motion the Council then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

City Council
April 4th, 1839

            Special meeting.  Present the Mayor and Aldermen Moore, Franklin, Ballard, and Hazzard.
            On motion ordered, that a poll tax of one dollar be assessed on all male person over the age of twenty-one, residing in the city of Brunswick on the first of March last past.
            On motion of Alderman Franklin, Resolved that the city pay twenty dollars per month to the two Watchmen employed to watch the city for the past month & that the watch be discontinued.
            The following Ordinance in relation to the opening of F & King Street was passed:  Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick & it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That F Street running between the old town and the addition thereto, be & the same is hereby extended along the Eastern Boundary and one hundred feet beyond the North Eastern corner of said old town, forty five feet in width.
            And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That a street one hundred feet wide shall be laid out & opened from the North East end of F Street along the Eastern Boundary or line of said Old town running the whole length of said old town to the South Eastern corner thereof.  And the Mayor is hereby directed to cause said street to be opened as

 

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soon as funds can be collected for that purpose.  And the street last aforesaid shall be called “King” street, in compliments to the Hon. Thos. Butler King.
            Re[?] application of Trustees of Glynn County Academy for the conveyance to them of “Hillsborough Square” on which to exact an Academy was postponed till next meeting.
            Adjourned

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

City Council
Saturday Evening, April 24, 1839

            Special Meeting.  Present the Mayor, Aldermen Franklin, Harrington, Hazzard and Moore.
            The Committee appointed to make a valuation of the property, real & personal, in the city of Brunswick, made a report under oath, which was accepted & approved by the Council & ordered to placed on file.
            On Motion of Alderman Harrington, Resolved, that a tax of 3/16 of one per cent be assessed and levied on each and every dollar of property in the city of Brunswick, according to the valuation of the Committee presented & adopted as above.
            On motion of Alderman Harrington, Resolved, That the Cashier of the Bank of Brunswick testify upon oath the amount of capital used in the Bank in this city & that it be taxed accordingly.
            On motion of Alderman Franklin, Resolved, That all free negroes, of the age of 18 years & over, residing in this city, be compelled to pay a tax of five dollars.

 

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            On motion of Alderman Moore, Resolved, That all negroes employed in this city & owned by now residents, be taxed according to their valuation.
            Robert Walsh was authorized to retail spirituous liquors by large or small measure.
            On motion of Alderman Moore, Resolved, that a tax of two dollars be assessed on all Doctors & Lawyers residing in this city.
            On motion of the Mayor, Resolved, that the Mayor be & he is hereby requested to draw up a Deed conveying “Hillsborough Square” to the trustees of Glynn County Academy & submit the same for the consideration of Council at next meeting.
            On motion of Alderman Moore, Resolved, That the ordinance appointing a Committee to examine applicants for pilots for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick, passed Dec. 18, 1838 be 7 it is hereby repealed.  The yeas & nays being called for, were as follows:  Yeas, Moore, Franklin & Hazzard—3.  Nays, Harrington—1.
            On motion of Alderman Harrington, Resolved, That so much of the Ordinance passed Dec. 11, 1838, in relation to paying a salary of $50 per month to James A.D. Lawrence as pilot for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick, be & the same is hereby repealed.  Lost.  The yeas on motion of Alderman Harrington were ordered to be recorded & were as follows:  Yeas Harrington—1.  Nays Moore, Franklin and Hazzard.
            On  motion Council then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
Monday Apr. 29, 1839

            Special Meeting.  Present Aldermen Harrington, Hazzard, Ballard, Franklin & Moore.
            On motion, Alderman Harrington was chosen Mayor pro tem.
            The Bond of J.A.D. Lawrence appointed a pilot for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick was presented & approved by the Board.
            On motion of Ald. Moore, Resolved that the rates & rules of Bar pilotage for the Bar of Brunswick, be the same as those of Savannah; & that the River pilotage be hereafter regulated by the Council.
            On motion of Ald. Franklin, Resolved that a notice of the appointment of Capt. Lawrence as pilot of this port be published in the Brunswick Advocate 4 weeks.
            On motion Council then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

Monday Eveng.
July 29, 1839

            Council met according to appointment.  A quorum not being present, adjourned to meet tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock.  Present King, Harrington & Dart.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
Tuesday afternoon, July 30

            Met agreeable to adjournment.  Present the Mayor and Aldermen Dart, Franklin, Hazzard and Harrington.
            The following Resolution was passed:  Resolved by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick & it is hereby Resolved by the authority of the same, That the improvements which the Mayor has had made in the streets & ditches are hereby sanctioned and approved, & that he is hereby appointed Street Commissioner from & after the 24th day of June last.  And he is hereby requested to proceed in having the ditches cleared and the streets improved.  (The above Resolution was offered by the Mayor.)
            The following Ordinance was passed & ordered to be published in the Brunswick Advocate:
            Be it ordained by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick & it is hereby ordained by the Authority of the same, That any person or persons who shall hereafter destroy, cut, deface or injure, any tree or sapling preserved, set out or growing in any street or public square in this city, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars for each offence.
            Resolved, That the offer of J. Franklin to build a City Hog Pen for the sum of five dollars be accepted, & he is hereby requested to attend to the same immediately.
            The following was offered by the Mayor & passed:
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Dart be & they are hereby appointed a Committee to consult & act with the Justices of the Inferior Court of Glynn Co. in building a Jail for the city & county, & that one half of the expense be paid out of the city funds.  Said Jail to be erected on “Queen Square”.
            Resolved, That the Trustees of Glynn Co. Academy, be & they are hereby authorized to erect an Academy on any Public Square they may think proper in this city.
            The following proceedings took place in relation to the appointment in April last of a pilot:  Whereas the appointment of a pilot during the Summer with a Salary is thought by the Council to be inexpedient in consequence of there not being sufficient business to warrant the same; & whereas no pilot has yet received a License from said Council it is
            Resolved by the Mayor & Council aforesaid, that the Resolution in relation to the appointment of J.A.D. Lawrence as pilot for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick, passed December 11th 1838, be & the same is hereby repealed & annulled.
            Resolved, That the Council hereafter meet on the first Monday in each month at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
            On motion, Council, then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
August 28th 1839.

            Special Meeting.  Present the Mayor, & Ald. U. Dart, John Franklin, Jr., John R. Hazzard, George Harrington and James Moore Esq.
            The Clerk of the City Council being absent, on motion, James Moore was appointed Clerk pro tem.
            The following ordinance was passed:
            Resolved by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick & it is hereby resolved by the authority of the same, That a Hospital be immediately prepared for indigent sick persons in this city; and that Maj. U. Dart, James Moore & Geo. Harrington be a Committee to prepare & furnish said building and to admit into the same such persons as may in their opinion be in need of medical attendance & public charity.
            And be it further Resolved, That said Committee be & they are hereby authorized to furnish the necessary food, medicine, medical attendance & nurses & the same to be paid out of the City funds.
            And be it further Resolved, That each and every person nursed & taken care of in said Hospital, shall if able, pay four dollars per week; and for any time less than one week such person shall pay one dollar per day, & all physicians bills for medicine & attendance.
            And be it further Resolved, That the Mayor or any member of Council shall have the power to admit into said Hospital such persons as he may think proper.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

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was passed:  Resolved, That the Mayor and Ald. Harrington be a Committee to purchase ten acres of Land from the Brunswick Land Company for a Burial Ground.  And the City Surveyor be & he is hereby requested to survey and lay out the same into one six acre Lot and one four acre Lot & present the plan to Council.
            And be it further Resolved, That said six acre Lot be & it is hereby appropriated for a city Burial Ground for the citizens; & the four acre Lot be appropriated for a Public Burial Ground or Pottersfield.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

            On motion of Ald. Dart, Resolved, That the Mayor be & he is hereby requested to contract for a public Well—to be dug in Bay at the crossing of Monk Street.  Said Well to be five feet in diameter & walled up with brick, with from four to five water.  The same to be covered and a pump put into it.
            On motion, Resolved, That F Street be & the same is extended to Maj. U. Dart’s Southern Landing in the Eastern Marsh, forty-five feet wide.  And the Mayor is requested to have the same opened immediately.
            Council then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council, Monday Sept. 2, 1839

            Regular Meeting.  Present the Mayor and Aldermen Moore, Harrington, Hazzard and Harrington.
            On motion the Sheriff was requested to notify R.F. Perkins that unless he takes out his license for selling spirituous liquors within five days from date he will

 

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be proceeded against according to the City Law in such cases made & provided.  And the Clerk is hereby authorized to grant said license when called for.
            Council then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

City Council
Friday, Oct. 18, 1839

            Special Meeting.  Present the Mayor & Aldermen Harrington, Franklin, Moore & Dart.
            The application of R. Halligan to retail spirituous liquors by large & small measure, was granted.
            On motion of Alderman Harrington, Resolved, That the Mayor be a Committee to ascertain the cost of printing two hundred copies of the City Charter & report at the next meeting of Council.  Also what additional expense the printing of the City Ordinances may be to the present time.
            The following Resolution was likewise adopted:  Resolved, That an equal proportion of the amount paid by the Lot holders over & above the expenses of advertising lots for sale for taxes 3 1/2 months, be refunded to paid lot holders as soon as that proportion can be ascertained—provided the same be called for within six months from that time; & that the Mayor be authorized to draw on the Treasurer for the same; and that Alderman Moore be & he is hereby appointed

 

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Auditor to ascertain the amount to be refunded.
            On Motion, it is ordered, that E.C.P. Dart, Esq. as Treasurer & Collector, be required to give good & sufficient Bond in the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars to the Mayor & Council for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.
            On motion the Council then adjourned.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

City Council
Tuesday Jan. 28 1840

            Special meeting.  Present the Mayor and Aldermen Dart, Moore, Franklin & Harrington.
            The following Resolution was offered by the Mayor & passed:
            Resolved by the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick & it is hereby Resolved by the authority aforesaid, That in consideration of A.L. King clearing & improving Carpenter, Norwich, and Egmont Streets north of Gloucester Street, he shall have the use of said streets until the same shall be wanted for public use; at which time he is to deliver the possession thereof on receiving three months notice from the Mayor & Council to that effect.
            On motion of the Mayor Messr. Joseph Bancroft & Theodore Dart were appointed a committee to examine the accounts of the Treasurer & the Mayor & Council; the

 

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expense for the same to be paid out of the City Treasury.
            Resolved, That the further sum of Five dollars be allowed the Sheriff for building Hog pen; & that it become the property of the City.
            On motion of Alderman Dart, Resolved, that the vacancy in the City Council occasioned by the death of J.R. Hazzard, Esq. be filled; Chas. Davis was elected to fill said vacancy, who took & subscribed the following oath;  “I Charles Davis, do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform the duties of a member of Council for the City of Brunswick, by the adoption & enforcement of such measures as to me appear conducive to the general welfare & permanent good of the city of Brunswick.”

[signed]
Chas. Davis

Sworn & subscribed before me, this 28th Jan. 1840.  A.L. King, Mayor C.B.

            On motion of Ald. Franklin, Resolved, that the Street Commissioner, A.L. King, Esq. be paid four hundred dollars for his services for the past year.
            On motion of Ald. Moore, Resolved that George Clary be paid eighty-two dollars for loss sustained in opening New Castle & George Streets.
            On motion of Ald. Dart, Resolved, that the Hospital be closed from & after this date; & that the building be let & the rent money paid into the City Treasury.
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for sending paupers to Savannah be approved.
            Ald. Moore presented a bill in favor of Dr. Wm. P. Wilson for attendance upon indigent men[?] in this city previous to the opening of the Hospital, which was refused a passage by the following vote:  Yeas: Ald. Moore.  Nays:  Ald. Dart, Franklin, Harringt & Davis.
            On motion of Ald. Dart, Resolved, that the Treasurer be requested to retain in his hand all monies paid by the Lot Holders for advertising lots for sale for taxes over & above the sum of three hundred & ninety dollars; & that he refund the overplus after deducting the above sum in equal proportions to each person who paid it.
            The Council then adj. to Friday next at 3 o’clock P.M.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

City Council
Friday Jan. 31st 1840

            Met according to adjournment.  Present the Mayor & Aldermen Harrington, Franklin & Dart.
            The following Resolution offered by Ald. Dart was unanimously adopted:
            Resolved, That the City Treasurer by authorized & required to account to Mr. Charles Davis Attorney for Wm. B. Davis & to U. Dart for all monies in his hand arising from the sale of lots sold & redeemed by then ex-

 

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cept a sufficiency to defray the taxes assessed & advertisement of sale.
            On motion of Ald. Harrington, it was Resolved that Mrs. Harris be paid strictly according to her agreement with the Hospital Committee.
            On motion of Ald. Dart Resolved, That 100 copies of the Mayor’s & Council & Treasurer’s Reports be printed in hand bill form.
            It was voted, that the Auditors receive twenty dollars each for fixing & examining the above reports.
            The Council then adj.

AL. King Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C. Clerk

 

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City Council
Wednesday Feb. 5, 1840

            At a meeting of the members elect of the City Council of the City of Brunswick held at the Oglethorpe House, for the purpose of organizing & electing a Mayor, the following gentlemen appeared, to wit:  William P. Wilson, James Moore, Moses W. Wilson, Joseph Bancroft, George Stockwell, & Alexr. Scranton, who personally took & subscribed the following oath, to wit;  “ I William P. Wilson, I J. James Moore, I Moses Wilson, I Joseph Bancroft, I George Stockwell, I Alexr. Scranton, do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform the duties of a member of the Council for the City of Brunswick, by the adoption & enforcement of such measures as to me appear conducive to the general welfare & permanent good of the city of Brunswick.”

[signed]
Wm. P. Wilson
J. Moore
Moses W. Wilson
Jos. Bancroft
George Stockwell
Alexr. Scranton

Sworn & subscribed before me, this fifth day of Feb. 1840.  Gee Dupree J.I.C.G.C.

            After taking & subscribing the aforegoing oath, the Council proceeded to the election of a Mayor & on counting the votes, it appeared that Doct. Wm. P. Wilson had five & Jas. Moore Esq. one.  Dr. Wilson having received a majority was duly elected Mayor for the ensuing year.
            The Council then adj. to Saturday Evening next at 7 o’clock.

Wm. P. Wilson Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

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City Council
Saturday, Feb. 8th 1840

            Council met according to adjournment.  Present the Mayor and Ald. Moore, Scranton, Stockwell, Wilson & Bancroft.
            Maj. U. Dart, a member elect of the Council for the ensuing year, appeared & after taking & subscribing the following oath, took his seat at the Council Board:  I Urbanus Dart, do solemnly swear that I will well & truly perform the duties of a member of the Council for the City of Brunswick, by the adoption & enforcement of such measures as to me appear conducive to the general welfare & permanent good of the City of Brunswick.

[signed]
U. Dart

Sworn & subscribed before me, this eighth day of Feb. A.D. 1840.  Wm. P. Wilson Mayor.

            On motion of Ald. Bancroft the following Committees were appointed, viz:  Health—Ald. Moore & Scranton.  Finance—Ald. Bancroft, Dart, & Moore.  Streets &c.—Ald. Dart, Bancroft & M.W. Wilson.  City Patrol—Ald. Stockwell & Scranton.  Wharves, Public Landings & Navigable Waters of the City—Ald. Moore, Stockwell & M.W. Wilson.
            On motion of Ald. Bancroft, Resolved, That the Mayor be added to the committee on Health & City Patrol.
            Ald. Dart, Moore & Wilson were appointed a Committee to examine into the unsettled affairs of the Hospital & report at the next meeting of Council.
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the Treasurer be requested to furnish to this Board at their next meeting a particular account of all taxes remaining unpaid.  And the City Clerk be requested to notify him of this Resolution.
            On motion of Ald. Dart, Resolved, That the Mayor be requested to authorize the City Clerk to call upon the Ex-Mayor for all Books, Papers, &c. belonging to the city which may be in his possession.
            The committee on streets, &c. were requested to examine as to the opening of Mansfield Street from the Bay to the Academy & report to the next meeting of Council.
            The Council then adj. to the 22d. inst. At 4 o’clock.

Wm. P. Wilson Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

City Council
Saturday Feb. 22d 1840

            Council met according to adjournment.  Present, Ald. Dart, Moore, Bancroft, Scranton, and Stockwell.  The Mayor not being present, Ald. Dart was elected Mayor pro tem.
            The following Resolutions offered by Ald. Bancroft was adopted:  Resolved, That so much of the Ordinances passed Dec. 17, 1838 respecting Licenses for peddling at Wharves, &c. or restricting the time for which said License is granted to six days, be repealed & that the same be extended to one year.
            On motion of Ald. Scranton, Resolved, That Mrs. B.L. Harris be paid two hundred dollars in full for board, nursing & other services con-

 

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nected with the Hospital for 1839.
            The committee on Health were requested to take charge of the building used as a Hospital together with the furniture &c. belonging to the city.
            On motion of Ald. Moore, Resolved, That the City Treasurer be authorized to call on Robt. Walsh Esq. for all amounts due to the city for State tax for property sold as auctioned by him; & report the amount received at next meeting of Council.
            On motion of Ald. Bancroft, Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be instructed to enquire & report at next meeting where, & at what rate the sum of $2000 can be hired, for the term of 4 months for City use.
            On motion of Ald. Bancroft, Resolved, That the Mayor be requested to advertise for sale on the first day of April next, all property in the Corporate limits of this city, on which taxes are then unpaid for the years 1838 & 1839; & that the treasurer & collector be requested to serve a written notice to this effect on all person who are indebted for said taxes to a sum over over [sic] $400.
            The committee on streets &c. to whom was refereed at the last meeting of Council the subject of opening Mansfield Street, requested leave to defer their report until next meeting of Council.
            Adj. to next regular meeting at 4 o’clock P.M.

Wm. P. Wilson Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

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City Council
Monday March 2d 1840

            Regular meeting.  Present, Ald. Bancroft, Moore, Scranton, Stockwell & Wilson.  The Mayor not being present, Ald. Bancroft was elected Mayor pro tem.
            The application of Barney Duffy for License to retail spirituous liquors was rejected.
            The treasurer & collector reports that owing to the absence of Robt. Walsh eh has not been able to collect the amount of State tax called for by a Resolution of last meeting of Council.
            The  Finance Committee to whom was referred at the last meeting of Council the subject to enquire about hiring $2000 for city use, had leave to defer their report until the next meeting of Council.
            The Council then proceeded to the choice of officers for the coming year.  Chas. Davis was elected City Clerk.  E.C.P. Dart Treasurer & Collector.  Moses W. Wilson Surveyor of Lumber with authority to appoint Deputies.  Thos. H. Wood, Wood Measurer.  James Moore, City Surveyor.  James Moore Vendue Master.  Dr. Wm. P. Wilson, Health Officer.  Benj. Wilson City Sheriff.  Horace B. Harris, City Constable.  George Stockwell Harbor Master.  Thos. H. Wood Measurer of Grains.  Alexr. Scranton Street & Drain Commissioner with a salary of $100 per annum.  Henry A. Breed, Wm. P. Wilson & Chas Davis Assesors.
            On motion of the Mayor pro tem, Resolved, That the committee on Streets be requested to put up in several public places in the city advertisements for proposals to open Mansfield Street from Bay Street to the Academy of such width as they may deem

 

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best; such notice to be kept up at least ten days.
            Mr. George Stockwell was elected Captain of the city patrol.
            On motion of Ald. Moore, Resolved, That a poll tax of one dollar be assessed on all male persons of the age of 21 & upwards residing in the city, on the first of March; & that the Treasurer & Collector be requested to take a census of all such persons; for which services he shall be paid the sum of $5.00.
            The Council then adj.

Joseph Bancroft Mayor pro tem

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

City Council
Tuesday March 17th 1840

            Special meeting.  Present the Mayor, & Ald. Bancroft, Stockwell, Scranton, Dart & Moore.
            The Mayor resigned his appointment of Street Commissioner Assessor, & Ald. Moore was appointed in his stead.|
            The following Resolution was offered by the Mayor, adopted & referred to the Committee on Finance:  Resolved, That the Bank of Brunswick be called upon to return all the due bills issued by the Mayor & Council of said city of 1838; for which they have signed a receipt, or in lieu thereof to place the amount of said due bills to the credit of the city, with power to draw for the same.
            Resolved, That Mr. Andrew L. King the late Mayor of this city, be called upon to furnish a statement of all bills issued

 

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by him in pursuance of a Resolution passed by the Council of the City of Brunswick, dated June 1st, 1838.
            The Committee on Streets report that they have received proposals from five individuals offering for the opening of Mansfield Street & find that James Moore and B. Duffy are the lowest bidders, both offering to do the same for $300.  They submit to Council that one or the other be accepted & beg leave to refer it to the Council which of the two proposals shall be taken.  On this subject the following Resolution was adopted.  Resolved, That the lowest bidder of the two parties whose offers are the same, shall be entitled to the contract.
            The following was offered by Ald. Dart & adopted:  Resolved, That the Committee on Health be instructed to take the subject matter contained in a letter of the Hon. Thos. Butler King, dated 5th inst. relative to the health of this city into consideration; & that they be requested to report their proceedings to the next Council.
            Te petition of James Wilson & Peter H. Rowe to be appointed pilots for the Bar & Harbor of Brunswick was granted under the specifications of the act relating thereto.
            The application of James Moore for License to retail spirituous liquors was granted.
            The Council then adj. to Saturday, 21st inst. at 4 o’clock P.M.

Wm. P. Wilson Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

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City Council
Saturday March 21st, 1840

            Council met according to adjournment.  Present the Mayor & Ald. Dart, Bancroft, Stockwell, Moore & Scranton.
            The following in relation to change bills was passed & ordered to be published in the Brunswick Advocate.  All persons holding change bills of the city of Brunswick signed by A.L. King Esq. Mayor, are hereby requested to present them for payment to I.C. Plant, cashier of the Bank of Brunswick, where funds have been lodged by the Council for their redemption.
            In pursuance of a Resolution adopted by the Council at the last meeting, in reference to a communication from the Hon. Thomas Butler King, the Committee on Health beg to report that they have obtained several certificates relative to the salubrity of thee city, which are hereby presented.
            On the above subject the following resolution was adopted:  Resolved, That the report of the Committee on Health be accepted & the same together with accompanying documents be forwarded forthwith to the Hon. Thos. B. King, M.C. & the said Mayor & Council hereby certify that the persons from when certificates have been procured are personally well known to them; & that they are person of good character & respectability & that full credit ought to be given to said certificates.  Be it

 

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further resolved that the foregoing be signed by the Mayor & Council & countersigned by the Clerk & affix the City seal thereto.
            The following Resolution offered by Ald. Moore was adopted.  Resolved, That before any retail license shall be granted in this city, the applicants shall give a Bond & at least one good security to the City Clerk in the sum of five hundred dollars for keeping an orderly house & be of good behavior directing[?] the continuance of said license.  Said bonds to be made payable to the Mayor & Council & their processors in office.
            Wm. H. Hazzard, Barney Duffy & A.O. Segue were authorized to be licensed to retail spirituous liquors.
            The following Resolution was adopted, Resolved, That the City Clerk be authorized to compile & print in pamphlet form to the number of 100 copies, the City Charter & all amendments, together with the several ordinances of Mayor & Council now in force; & that the sum of $50 be appointed for publishing the same.
            On motion of Ald. Bancroft, Resolved, That the Report of the Assessors be accepted & that the tax on Real Estate be assessed at 3/16 of one per cent; & that the tax on personal property be assessed at one quarter per cent, except the capital stock of the Bank of Brunswick, which shall be assessed at 1/8th per cent.
            Adj. to regular meeting.

Wm. P. Wilson Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

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City Council
Saturday April 18th 1840

            Special meeting.  Present, the Mayor & Ald. Bancroft, Moore, Stockwell & Scranton.
            On motion of Ald. Bancroft, Resolved, That so much of the resolution passed at the last meeting of Council as assessed at tax of 1/4 of one per cent on all personal property be so amended as to read 3/16 of 1 per cent; & that said 3/16 be only levied on personal property.
            On motion of Ald. Scranton, Resolved, That the Mayor & Council of the City of Brunswick be authorized to issue change bills for the benefit of said town not to exceed $2000 in amount, redeemable in one year, & that said bills be of any denomination from 6 1/4 cts. to $1.00, as may appear necessary.
            On motion of Ald. Bancroft, Resolved, That the collector of Taxes be authorized to obtain[?] immediately for all Poll taxes unpaid after this date.
            On motion of Ald. Moore, Resolved, That the Committee on Finance call on the City Treasurer & request him to furnish a statement of all the available funds now in the treasury at the next meeting of Council on Thursday 23d inst. in order that it may be drawn for immediately in payment of debts due by the city.
            On motion of Ald. Bancroft, Resolved, That the sum of five dollars be paid to each of the Assessors of the last taxes for services rendered.

 

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            On motion of Ald. Moore, Resolved, That the resolution passed at this meeting authorizing the Mayor & Council to issue change bills be amended so as to read payable on demand instead of “redeemable in one year.”
            On motion of the Mayor, Resolved, That the following proposition of Mr. James Moore in relation to issuing change bills was accepted.
            “I propose to pay the city 8 per cent per annum for the use of all the city change bills issued during one year & give a Bond for the redemption of the same & keep a quarterly account of all bills issued; & pay the interest on the amount put in circulation during each quarter at the rate of 8 p ct. per annum; & I will give good & ample security to the Mayor & Council in bonds of two thousand dollars for the redemption of any & all bills issued as they may be presented with the understanding that no more bills be issued than that amount, viz:  two thousand dollars.  (Signed) Jas. Moore.
            On motion of Ald. Bancroft, Resolved, That the Street Commissioner be authorized to erect a plain railing on the large bridge on A Street.
            On motion of the same, Resolved, That the street commissioner be authorized to dispose of the old plank removed from the large[?] bridge on A street.
            Adj. to 23d. inst. at 4 o’clock P.M.

Wm. P. Wilson Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

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City Council
April 23d, 1840

            Met according to adjournment.  Present, Ald. Bancroft, Wilson, Dart, Stockwell, Scranton & Moore.
            The Mayor not being present Ald. Bancroft was called to the Chair.          
            On motion of Ald. Scranton, Resolved, That the Committee on Health be authorized to have surveyed & laid out in some suitable place adjoining the city of Brunswick, six acres of ground for a city Burying Ground; the same to be centrally located as possible; & that said committee be further authorized to have erected around said ground a suitable fence with gates.
            The committee on Finance in accordance with a resolution requesting them to call on the City Treasurer in order to ascertain the available funds belonging to the City beg leave to report that the City Treasurer has a fund of about $537, that being the amount that was ordered to be retained by his hands for the payment of overcharges in advertising the lots during the past years.
            On motion of the Mayor pro tem, Resolved, That the Mayor be requested to advertise for public sale, without any delay, the lands & lots of all delinquent in taxes for the year 1838 & 1839.
            On motion of Ald. Dart, Resolved, That so much of the proposition of Mr. Moore accepted at the last meeting of Council authorizing him to issue the city change bills, be so amended as to restrict the amount of bills to be issued to him to a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
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thorized to allow to Mr. F.M. Hall the sum of Ten Dollars, allowance on his license granted him the present year.
            Resolved that F.M. Hall be allowed the sum of five dollars for use of room & lights for Council up to date.
            The Council then adj. to next regular meeting.

Joseph Bancroft Mayor pro tem

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

City Council
Monday July 13, 1840

            Special meeting.  Present, the Mayor & Aldermen Bancroft, Scranton, Moore & Stockwell.
            On motion of Ald. Moore, Resolved, That the River Pilotage for the harbor of Brunswick be the same as that of that [sic] Savannah.
            The Clerk of Council laid before the Board his resignation as Clerk, which was accepted & the thanks of the Board tendered to him for the satisfactory performance of his duties.
            On motion the Mayor, Resolved, That the Clerk be paid at the rate of $200 per year for his services the past year.
            On motion of Ald. Moore, Resolved, That the Clerk pass over to the Treasurer all Books, papers, &c. belonging to the City.  Adj. to Thursday next 12 1/2 clock.

Wm. P. Wilson Mayor

Attest:
Chas. Davis C.C.

 

 

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