From The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Boston together with the Acts of the Legislature Relating to the City, Boston, 1834.
An ordinance in relation to the Common and Common lands of the City, and regulating the going at large of Cattle [passed November 4th, 1833.]
Chapter 14-6 Section 6. Be it further ordained, That no owner of keeper of any horse or other grazing cattle shall suffer the same to go at large, or to feed up on the Common or common lands, public squares, streets, lanes or alleys of the city. And all such horeses or cattle found at large in said city, not having a keeper shall be liable to be impounded by and field driver and detained by him until the payment of fifty cents, together wi the cost and charges of impounding and keeping the same: Provided, that any inhabitant of South Boston shall be allowed to have one Cow go at large at South Boston without a keeper: And provided further, that no inhabitant of South Boston shall permit any Cow to him belonging, to go at large without a talley on her neck and the owner's name thereon.