Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, February 1844–January 1845

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Petition of Edson Whipple & 25 other read.——
Mr Keegan Explaind. by way of objection.— and said it was
. asked if the street had been Surveyed.—
C. [Councillor] said there was no need of a street across Keegans farm, there is no street across <​surveyed​>.—
said if the street had not been sureed [surveyed], the council Had no jurisdiction.—
C. said there was no st[r]eet laid out
Keegan said he had left <​open​> 2 streets, voluntarily.—
<​C​> moved it, was <​Ordereded to be​> said to lay<​ed​> on the table & carrid
Petition of & 51 othrs <​read and ordreded to be​> laid an table
Petition of W[hitford] G Wilson and 65 others read
<​C.​> moved to lay it on the table—
proposed some action be had on said bill,— the petitionrs were respectable.— and if spirits was to be sold the might have the benefit of.— &c— some would have grog.—
C. was opposed to drink shops.— would not have any one licenced.—— if the officers would do their duty <​there​> would be no trouble Mayor said the could do no more, ought to attend <​to it.—​>
<​C​> referred to the speech of the Indian in the council chamber.—— advising His brethren to drink no strong drink— &c & compard it with the proceeding of the citizens of this
And told the Story of the Devil and the Drunken deacon.— & said said let the speak to all the police. & have them do their duty.— referrd to the boys playing, swimmig & visiting shops on the sabbath.— and urged the Coun[c]il to rise up against it, and spoke at considerable length,— on the principles of govrnmnt. & good order in the ,
A. — referred to an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to regulate, to the sale of spirits.— And spoke against selling spirits by the swill by every one who was disposed to make a picayune urged that the people sustain the Mayor in the exceise of a wholsome opinion on this subject
Mayor said he had granted no licence in the to sell Liquo[r]s [p. 12]
Petition of Edson Whipple & 25 other read.——
Mr Keegan Explaind. by way of objection.— and said it was
. asked if the street had been Surveyed.—
C. [Councillor] said there was no need of a street across Keegans farm, there is no street surveyed.—
said if the street had been sureed [surveyed], the council Had no jurisdiction.—
C. said there was no street laid out
Keegan said he had left open 2 streets, voluntarily.—
C moved it, was Ordereded to be layed on the table
Petition of & 51 othrs read and ordreded to be laid an table
Petition of Whitford G Wilson and 65 others read
C. moved to lay it on the table—
proposed some action be had on said bill,— the petitionrs were respectable.— and if spirits was to be sold the might have the benefit of.— &c— some would have grog.—
C. was opposed to drink shops.— would not have any one licenced.—— if the officers would do their duty there would be no trouble Mayor said the could do no more, ought to attend to it.—
C referred to the speech of the Indian in the council chamber.—— advising His brethren to drink no strong drink— &c & compard it with the proceeding of the citizens of this
And told the Story of the Devil and the Drunken deacon.— & said let the speak to all the police. & have them do their duty.— referrd to the boys playing, swimmig & visiting shops on the sabbath.— and urged the Council to rise up against it, and spoke at considerable length,— on the principles of govrnmnt. & good order in the ,
A. — referred to an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to regulate, the sale of spirits.— And spoke against selling spirits by the swill by every one who was disposed to make a picayune urged that the people sustain the Mayor in the exceise of a wholsome opinion on this subject
Mayor said he had granted no licence in the to sell Liquors [p. 12]
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