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Otsego Herald

May 30, 2013

Cooperstown election and law

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VIII. And be it further ordained, that the owner of every dwelling house, office, shop or store, shall provide on or before the next day of October next, (under the penalty of one dollar for neglect or refusal to so to do,) one leather fire bucket, for every two fire places in each and every dwelling house, office, shop or store; and that each dwelling house, office, shop or store that may have but one fire place, shall, nevertheless, furnish and provide one fire bucket; and that the said fire buckets may easily be obtained at all fire alarms, it shall be the duty of the owners to place or suspend the said buckets in the most convenient place therefor—& further, it shall be the duty at every fire alarm to place or cause to be placed such buckets without the door for use.

IX, And be it further ordained, that any person refusing to obey the reasonable order of any one trustee, during the alarm of fire, shall forfeit and pay one dollar.

X. And be it further ordained, that the captain of the fire company shall have the control of the fire-engine during the alarm of fire. Published by order of the board of trustees. GEO. POMEROY, Clerk.

COMMENT: This Ordinance re-enacts, with relatively slight modifications, Articles I – V of the Village Ordinance of Nov. 22, 1812. The others (concerning horse racing and fires) are new.

The African-American Vote

Black Representation. — It has been often mentioned by federalists, as a reproach to republicans, that they derived their majority in the national legislature, not from negro votes, but from negro states.

The recent election in our state affords perhaps the first instance on record in this country, of the political complexion of a house of assembly being decidedly negro votes. It is a notorious fact that the votes of the people of color in the City of New-York, carried in the federal assembly ticket, and therefore secured a federal majority in the lower house! It is stated that the black votes exceeded five hundred, and were almost exclusively given to our opponents. We expect to hear no more said against our black brethren after this. Albany Argus.

COMMENT: When the Democratic-Republicans adopted a new State Constitution in 1821, it made it much harder for African-Americans to vote.

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