Asheville ordinances, part 1.

TOWN ORDINANCES.

Be it further Ordained, That if any free negro, or free mulatto, shall be found off of the premises to him or her belonging, or off of the premises where such free negro or free mulatto usually resides in the town of Asheville, between the hours of 9 o’clock, P.M., and day light on the succeeding morning, every free negro, or free mulatto, so offending shall forfeit and pay for every such offence one dollar, and shall, moreover, be committed by the town Patrol, or any member thereof, to the room in the public Jail in the town of Asheville, prepared for the purpose, and shall there be confined until 7 o’clock on the morning succeeding such committal. – Provided, nevertheless, That any free negro, or free mulatto, may procure a permit from any three Commissioners of the town of Asheville, to be upon the streets and off his or her premises, or the premises where such free negro or free mulatto usually resides, after the hour of 9 o’clock, P.M.

Be it further Ordained, That if any free negro, or free mulatto, shall be found drunk, or under the influence of intoxicating liquors of any kind whatsoever, within the corporate limits of the town of Asheville, such free negro, or free mulatto, shall be lodged in the room in the public Jail in the town of Asheville prepared for that purpose, until discharged by the order of the Mayor of said town, and shall for every such offence forfeit and pay the sum of three dollars.

Asheville News, 10 June 1858.