Nauvoo City Council, Ordinance, Copy, , Hancock Co., IL, 1 Mar. 1841. Version copied 25 May 1844; handwriting of ; certified by , 25 May 1844; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL, 25 May 1844]; docket and notation by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 28 May 1844; notation by James M. Campbell, [, McDonough Co., IL], 12 Aug. 1844; two pages; McDonough County Circuit Court Files, Illinois Regional Archives Depository vault, Archives and Special Collections, Leslie F. Malpass Library, Western Illinois University, Macomb.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That in order to guarantee the Constitutional right of free discussion upon all subjects, the Citizens of this may from time to time peaceably assemble themselves together, for all peaceable or lawful purposes whatever; and should any person be guilty of disturbing or interrupting, any such meeting or assemblage, he shall on conviction thereof before the Mayor or Municipal Court, be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months or both at the discretion of said Mayor or Court—
Sec. 2. Should any person be guilty of exciting the people to riot or rebellion or of participating in a mob or any other unlawful riotous or tumultous assemblage of the people, or of refusing to obey any civil officer executing the ordinances of the , or the general Laws of the , or , or of neglecting or refusing to obey, promptly, any military order for the due execution of said Laws or ordinances, he shall on conviction thereof as aforesaid, be fined or imprisoned, or both as aforesaid.
Sec 3. This ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Passed March 1. 1841.
State of Illinois)
City of )
Office of Recorder
I Recorder of the City of do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled ordinance now on file in my office
Witness my hand and seal of Corporation at the City of this 25th. day of May 1844.