Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, November 1842–January 1844

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but not right to meddle with that man without testimony, Law & trial, suggested the propriety, since <​is​> clear & &c, <​& we have​> promise of protection from the &c, of the policemen Laying up their fir guns, and carrying only small arms,— and that the council pass such an order, The Danite system never had any existence, the term grew out of a term I made an off when the brethren prepared to defend themselves from the mob in ,— the in reference to the stealing of Macaiahs images— if the enemiy comes the Danites will be after them, meaning the brethren in self defince, Mayor inst[r]ucted the police to lay up their arms till further order 4½ P. M
Council Adjourned
5 January 1844 • Friday
Friday January 5[th] 1844 11 A M
Special Session, Names of members called, Prayer by . Minutes of the last 2 councils read and approved,— object of the council stated by Mayor similar to the last council <​wherein​> considered himself & & are in danger.— when he heard the report he was unwilling to believe any thing about it from the course the thing took in the last council.— But for the sake of others he had called this council.
going home the other night was hailed by a policeman and, and <​who​> frightened him, <​A​> Policeman told that & must not cross his tracks. That Warren Smith said at another <​time​> that & were enemies to Joseph.— &c.— I have never thought not even to dream of doing any thing against the peace of this . Did not know I have any enemies. have been at home. heard <​but​> little did not know there was so much evil surm[i]sing in the ,— My long forbearance to my enemies ought to be sufficient testimony of my d peaceful Disposition towards all, It occurred to my mind that it was not fear, but got up for effect, but I do not know it,— I want the council to investigate
sworn testified Monday evening came up & said are you aware of the danger you are in? , No! [p. 36]
but not right to meddle with that man without testimony, Law & trial, suggested the propriety, since is clear & &c, & we have promise of protection from the &c, of the policemen Laying up their guns, and carrying only small arms,— and that the council pass such an order, The Danite system never had any existence, the term grew out of a term I made an off when the brethren prepared to defend themselves from the mob in ,— in reference to the stealing of Macaiahs images— if the enemiy comes the Danites will be after them, meaning the brethren in self defince, Mayor instructed the police to lay up their arms till further order 4½ P. M
Council Adjourned
5 January 1844 • Friday
Friday January 5[th] 1844 11 A M
Special Session, Names of members called, Prayer by . Minutes of the last 2 councils read and approved,— object of the council stated by Mayor similar to the last council wherein considered himself & & in danger.— when he heard the report he was unwilling to believe any thing about it from the course the thing took in the last council.— But for the sake of others he had called this council.
going home the other night was hailed by a policeman , who frightened him, A Policeman told that & must not cross his tracks. That Warren Smith said at another time that & were enemies to Joseph.— &c.— I have never thought not even to dream of doing any thing against the peace of this . Did not know I have any enemies. have been at home. heard but little did not know there was so much evil surmising in the ,— My long forbearance to my enemies ought to be sufficient testimony of my peaceful Disposition towards all, It occurred to my mind that it was not fear, but got up for effect, but I do not know it,— I want the council to investigate
sworn testified Monday evening came up & said are you aware of the danger you are in? , No! [p. 36]
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