Pound Master of the Village of Lansingburgh
☞ Would it not be advisable for the Trustees to see that our pound master attends to the duties of his office in a little more faithful manner? This having pig pens made of one’s back yard, by the swinish multitude, is trespassing almost too much upon good nature. One lady of our acquaintance recently had nearly her entire wardrobe ruined by the probosces of these animals. Our streets are filled with them, and our side walks well strewed with filth by allowing them to run at large. One of these gentlemen pigs recently made a dive at a lady’s feet, and before she could extricate herself, he had borne her safely across the street, and she picked herself up on the opposite side-walk. Shut up the pigs, say we.
Lansingburgh Democrat. March 2, 1848: 2 col 2.
AN ORDINANCE to prevent the running at large of Swine in the village of Lansingbugh.
Passed July 1st, 1853,
And reenacted July 16th, 1854.
The Trustees of the village of Lansingburgh do enact and ordain as follows:
SECTION 1. From and after the passing of this Ordinance, no Swine shall be suffered or permitted to run at large in any of the Streets, Alleys, highways, public places or unenclosed grounds within said village, under the penalty of one dollar for each and every such animal so found running at large, together with all fees, and charges, to be recovered and collected by the distraining, impounding,and sale of such animals, in the manner, and according to the provisions of sections seventy-eight, and the ten following sections of the “Act to provide for the incorporation of villages,” passed December 7th, 1847, which several sections, in pursuance of the act entitled “An act to amend the charter of the village of Lansingburgh,” passed March 29th, 1849, are hereby declared, and shall be deemed and taken to be part and parcel of this Ordinance.
SEC. 2d. If any person or persons, shall interfere, hinder, molest, or attempt to prevent the pound master, or any inhabitant or inhabitants of said village who may or shall be driving or carrying any swine to the pound, pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance, or shall in any manner whatever rescue or attempt to rescue such swine, to prevent their being impounded as aforesaid, he, she, or they, so offending shall forfeit and pay the sum of two dollars for each and every such offence.
JOSEPH FOX, President.
B. G. HATHAWAY, Clerk.
Lansingburgh Democrat. July 27, 1854: 3 col 1.
The Trustees met pursuant to adjournment. […]
By Trustee Jones,
Resolved, That the hogs now confined in the village pound, be released therefrom, by the pound master being paid by the owners thereof, one-half of the penalty provided to be paid by the by-laws of the village, against the running at large of swine therein. Agreed to.
By Trustee Miter,
Resolved, That the pound master hereafter be allowed fifty cents each, for the legal empounding of swine, and also a reasonable compensation for feeding the same. Agreed to.
Lansingburgh Democrat. September 2, 1854: 2 col 5.
1849 Matthias Askins
1850 Daniel D. Askins