BOROUGH OF WILMINGTON
HORSES AND HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES
An ordinance for regulation of owners, riders, drivers of carriages, wagons, carts, drays and horses within the Borough of Wilmington, Delawar
Section 1: Be it ordained by the Burgesses and Borough Council of the Borough of Wilmington: That from and after the passing of this ordinance, all and every the drivers or driver of all stages, coaches, wagons, carts drays and all other
carriages of pleasure or burden , driving and passing in and through the streets and lanes or alleys, of this Borough, shall keep on that side of the street, lane or alley on his or their right hand, respectively, in the passing direction, and if any driver of any such carriage, wagon, cart or dray, shall drive the same in the middle of the street, lane or alley, or on the left hand side of the same, so as to prevent or or obstruct another carriage from passing along said street, every driver so offending shall forfeit and pay for each and every such offense, a sum, not to exceed five dollars, nor less that one dollar, to be recovered with cost, before either of the Burgesses , in the same manor as debts of under 40 shilling are by law recoverable, one moiety whereof shall be for the use of the person suing for the same, and the other moiety shall be for the use of the Borough.
Section 2: And be it further ordained: That if any driver of any such carriage or if any person riding upon any horse, mare or gelding shall permit or suffer the beast or beasts he shall so drive or ride, to go to a gallop or other immoderate gait, or shall engage in running or racing in any manner with the driver or rider of any other carriage, horse, mare or gelding, within any streets, lanes or alley of this Borough, every person so offending shall forfeit and pay for every such offense a sum not exceeding five dollars nor less than one dollar to be recovered with cost, by any person in the manner and for the uses herein before mentioned.
Section 3: And be it further ordained: That if any person shall willfully permit or suffer any horse, mare or gelding to go at large through any streets, lands or alleys of this Borough, every person so offending shall forfeit and pay for every offense, the sum of one dollar, to be recovered with cost by any person in the manner and for the uses herein before mentioned.
Section 4: And be it further ordained: The the ordinance entitled “ An ordinance to prevent the accidents and dangers that may happen by people driving heir teams out of a walk faster than is herein specified, and any persons playing at long bullets or any other game whereby there be damage sustained “ passed on the thirty first day of August in the year of our lord 1751, be and the same is hereby repealed, made null and void .
Passed at the Town Hall April 7, 1827
James B Robson, First Burgess
Attest J. P. Fairlamb,
Clerk of the Borough Council
Abstract: April 30, 2017, Harrison Howeth, from Thursday, May 3, 1827, Wilmingtonian and Delaware Advertiser, Wilmington, Delaware.