Clark County, Ohio

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Early Springfield Ordinances

From Directory of the City of Springfield
John W. Kees & Co., Springfield. 1852


AN ORDINANCE

For the punishment of resistance or disobedience to the city marshal in the execution of his duty.

Sec. 1. The city council of Springfield ordain, That if any person or persons shall resist the marshal of said city, or his legal deputy, in the performance of his duty, in the enforcement of the laws of this state, or the ordinances of this city, every person so offending, shall upon conviction thereof, pay a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, nor less than five dollars with costs, or be imprisoned and fed on bread and water not more than thirty days, or both, at the discretion of the mayor.

Sec. 2. If the marshal of said city or his legal deputy shall be resisted by any person or persons in the performance of his duty in the enforcement of the laws of this state, or the ordinances of this city, and shall call to his aid and command the assistance of any bystander or other person in the vicinity, it shall be the duty of such bystander or other person to render the aid or assistance required by the said marshal or his deputy as aforesaid, and if any such bystander or other person shall neglect or refuse to render such aid and assistance to the said marshal or his deputy, on being commanded by him so to do, every such bystander or other person, upon conviction of such neglect or refusal, shall pay a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars nor less than five dollars with costs.


JAMES M. HUNT
Mayor of the city of Springfield
SAMUEL PARSONS,
Recorder

Passed March 30, 1852.














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