Wood Corders and Coal Measurers, 1822, Job Description

It is their duty to measure all wood and coal brought to the city for sale, and to see that it is corded and measured agreeably to law.

Wood Corders are entitled to six cents for every cord of wood examined and measured by them, to be paid by the sellers. Coal Measurers are entitled to half a cent for each bushel measured, to be paid in equal parts by the purchaser and seller ; and they are required to render an account to the Register, within one month after the expiration of their appointment, of all the coal measured by them. Dealers in wood or coal are not eligible to either of these offices.

Are appointed annually, by the Mayor, about the fourth Monday of June.

Reference
"Corporation Officers," The Washington Directory showing the Name, Occupation, and Residence, of each Head of a Family and Person in Business, Washington, D. C., December, 1822, page 108.

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