No resident of the town shall (after next Christmas) own sleds or carts
that are shod [with iron], but shall have unshod carts
and also "bouges" for carrying water. Anyone delinquent in this shall
forfeit the shod vehicles. The custodians of the town gates
[shall warn] others living outside town that after
Christmas they may not bring beyond the gates carts lined with iron.
[I am not certain what a "bouge" was, but suspect it to have
been a type of cart perhaps one that bulged like a barrel; in the
19th century "bogie" was a term used for a cart, and in the 20th century
it was being used for railway vehicles (some of which were barrel-shaped).
Presumably the implication here is that the shod vehicles were being used
to transport water. The issue addressed by this ordinance was probably
related to damage done by such vehicles to paved streets.]