AN ACT TO ORGANIZE A METROPOLITAN POLICE FORCE FOR THE CITY OF WASHINGTON [caption title].

AN ACT TO ORGANIZE A METROPOLITAN POLICE FORCE FOR THE CITY OF WASHINGTON [caption title].

[Washington, DC?]: United States Congress, nd [between 1842 and 1861]. First edition (?). 8vo. 6 pp. Prints 17 sections for the act, setting up a police commission and seven districts [i.e., police precincts], with a total of 17 police officers commanded by a captain; an additional captain would be appointed to work with the Auxillary [sic] guard [established for policing duties in 1842]. The act further outlines salaries for all involved, authorizes the hiring of night watchmen, describes duties, etc. A much larger police department was created in 1861 to replace the auxiliary; we have found no evidence that this act was either passed or otherwise acted on. Not recorded on OCLC. Original printed self-wrappers, unopened and untrimmed. Very good. Item #65771

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