By Sarah Roussel-Lewis
On December 29th, 1868 the Premium on Wolves’ Heads was amended in Assiniboia. It had previously noted that “A premium of Five Shillings for the lead of every large, and of Two Shillings and Sixpence for the head of every small Wolf”. The amendment repealed the premium and decided that no payments would be made, it was “henceforth abolished”
The official oath for constables reads as follows “I swear by God, as I shall answer to God at the great day of judgment, that I shall, till lawfully discharged from my office of constable, for the District of Assiniboia, be always ready at all hazards to serve and execute all legal writs, and to maintain public peace and security. And that I shall to the utmost of my ability, obey all laws and all lawful authorities within and for the District, and induce all others to obey the same, and that I shall do my best to become acquainted with all local regulations.”
Finally, the highest paid job at the time was the executive officer. The job boasted a salary of One Hundred Pounds a year to “discharge all such administrative functions as may not be specially assigned to any other person.”
Laws of Assiniboia: passed by the governor and council of Assiniboia.