Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #44

In the last article in William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he told about an old law in Rochester. Here is another set of laws that were passed in 1862 by the Rochester City government.

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Penal Ordinance Passed November 11, 1862

“No person shall fly a kite within the said city under a penalty of two dollars for each offense. No boat bell shall be rung, nor shall any signal horn or trumpet be blown or played for a signal within said city on Sunday nor shall any bell connected with or used for any railroad depot, be rung within said city of Sunday.
No person shall place or post or cause to permit to be posted in any street or an bridge, in said city, any handbill or advertisement giving notice that any person has, or professes to have skill in the treatment or curing of any disorders, disease, or giving notice of the sale or exposure to sale of any nostrum or medicine, under the penalty of ten dollars dor each offense.”

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