||130 o»th. subscribe an oath or affirmation, tl^at they wilL support the Constitution of the United States, and of this State; and that they will well and truly perform the duties of their offices, to the best o-t their skill and ability. Time of elect- gec, 5 On the first Monday of March next, and every two years thereafter, on said day, an election shall be held for the election of one mayor, four aldermen, and nine-counsellors; and at the first election under th,ja.ordi^ judges and a&ace, three judges shall be chosen, viva voce, by the* clerks of eiec- electors present. The said judges shall choose two pointed?* ap~clerks;'and the, judges and clerks, before entering upon their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, such as is now required bylaw to be taken by judges, and clerks of other elections; and at all subsequent elections, the necessary number of judges and clerks shall be appointed by the City Council.. At the first election so held, the polls shall be opened at nine o'clock a. m., and closed at six o'clock p, m. At the close of the polls, the votes shall be counted, and a statement thereof proclaimed at the front door of the house, at which said election Duty of clerks, shall be held; and the clerks shall leave with, each person elected, or at his usual place of residence, within five days after the election, a written notice of his election; and each person so notified, shall within ten days after the election, take the oath or affirmation herein before mentioned. A certificate of which oath shall be deposited with the recorder, whose appointment is hereinafter provided for; and be by him preserved. And all subsequent elections shall be. held, conducted, and returns, thereof made, as may be provided for by ordinance o£ the City Council. of'vo'ters."011 Sec. 6. AH free white male inhabitants) who are of the age. of eighteen years, who are entitled to vote for State officers, and who shall have been actual residents of. said city, sixty days, next precfedir01" said election, shall be entitled to, vota-for city officers. Power td levy Sec. 7. The City Council shall have authority to levy and coiioct tax-an(j collect taxes for city purposes, upon all taxable property, real and personal, within the limits of the city, not exceeding one-half per cent, per annum, upon the assessed value thereof; and may enforce the payment of the same, in any manner to be provided by ordinance, not repugnant to tho Constitution of the. United States, or of this tit ate.