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Title An act to incorporate the City of Fernandina
Object Name Charter
Scope & Content An act to incorporate the City of Fernandina
19 sections
Sec. 1: describes boundaries of City of Fernandina
Sec. 2: Mayor and five aldermen to compose City Council.
Sec. 3: Mayor may act as justice of peace.
Sec. 4: City Council to regulate harbor, licenses, storing of gunpowder, and establish Public Schools.
Sec. 5: City Council may levy taxes.
Sec. 6: City Council shall require attendance of its members.
Sec. 7: City Council may elect officers.
Sec. 8: City Council must keep records of proceedings, ordinances, rules and regulations.
Sec. 9: City Council must have public meetings.
Sec. 10: Four members may form quorum.
Sec. 11: Treasurer must provide quarterly reports.
Sec. 12: Mayor may propose ordinances for the welfare of the Corporation.
Sec 13: Mayor must take and administer oath with five days after election.
Sec. 14: Treasurer must keep accurate records.
Sec. 15: Elections to be held first Monday in April.
Sec. 16: Inspectors must record voters and votes.
Sec. 17: Inspectors of election must give public notice of election by posting at the Market.
Sec. 18: Another election must be held if Mayor elect unable to perform duties.
Sec. 19: Charles Seton, Domingo Acosta and Francisco Ponce appointed inspectors for election of Mayor and Aldermen.
Passed December 1824.
Joseph M Hernandez, President of Legislative Council.
Approved Dec. 1824
Wm. P. Duval, Governor of Territory of Florida.
Attest: Samuel Fry, Clerk
Catalog Number 1980.008.001
Collection AIMH
Accession number 1980.008
Caption An act to incorporate the City of Fernandina
Number of images 15
People Seton, Charles
Acosta, Domingo
Ponce, Francisco
Hernandez, Joseph M.
Duval, Wm. P.
Fry, Samuel
Subjects Charters
Classification Government documents