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Quarantine Time Machine
ORDINANCE REGULATING THE SANITARY CONDITION OF HOTELS AND BOARDING-HOUSES [Revised 1870]
“Hereafter, any proprietor of any hotel or boarding-house kept in this city, and capable of accommodating more than seventy-five boarders or lodgers, shall keep a cart well covered and so constructed as to be capable of carrying off all the slops and offals from said hotels, as well as the sewerage from their water-closets and privies, without emitting any offensive odors”
“It shall be the duty of the proprietor of every such hotel or boarding-house to cause all such slops, offals and sewerage from their respective establishments to be removed in a cart...and emptied into the Mississippi river at the nuisance wharves of the city, every night, between the hours of 11 o'clock p. m. and 3 o'clock A. M.”
“Failure to do so every night, as above ordained, each and every proprietor so offending shall be liable to pay a fine of one hundred dollars, for the use of the city”
Louisiana., Jones, Joseph. (1880). Acts of the Legislature of Louisiana Establishing and Regulating Quarantine for the Protection of the State also, rules and regulations of the Board of Health of the state of Louisiana, and health ordinances of the city of New Orleans : collected and classified in accordance with resolution of the Board of Health of the state of Louisiana, September 2, 1880 . New Orleans : Rivers, stationer and printer
Louisiana., Louisiana. Board of Health., Atlanta convention of the South Atlantic and Gulf states New Orleans, L. (1899). The sanitary code. New Orleans: L. Graham & Son, ltd.