Ordinance, 10 June 1844

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“scare crow” to frighten the surrounding country in rebellion; mobbing and war; and whereas, while the blood of our brethren, from wells; holes and naked praires, and the ravishment of female virtue, from , and the smoke from the altars of infamy, prostitued by , and continued in the full tide of experiment and disgraceful damnation by the very self called fragments of a body <​of​> villians <​degraded men​> that have got up a press in , to destroy the charter of the ; to destroy mormonism, men, women and children, as did, by force of arms; by Fostering Laws that Emmonate from corruption, and betray with a kiss: wherefore to honor the state of and those patriots who gave the charter, and for the benefit, convenience, health and happiness of said :
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the city council of the City of , that if any person or persons shall write or publish, in said , any false statement, or libel any of the citizen for the purpose of exciting the public mind against the chartered privileges, peace and good order of said ; or shall slander, (According to the definition of slander or libel by Blackstone or Kent <​or the act in the statute of ​>,) any portion of the unhabitants of said , or bribe any portion of the citizens of said , for malicious purposes; or in any manner or form excite the prejudice of the community against any portion of the citizens of said for evil purposes, he, she, or they shall be deemed disturbers of the peace, and upon Conviction before the Mayor or Municipal court shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor or Court [p. [2]]
“scare crow” to frighten the surrounding country in rebellion; mobbing and war; and whereas, while the blood of our brethren, from wells; holes and naked praires, and the ravishment of female virtue, from , and the smoke from the altars of infamy, prostitued by , and continued in the full tide of experiment and disgraceful damnation by the very self called fragments of a body of degraded men that have got up a press in , to destroy the charter of the ; to destroy mormonism, men, women and children, as did, by force of arms; by Fostering Laws that Emmonate from corruption, and betray with a kiss: wherefore to honor the state of and those patriots who gave the charter, and for the benefit, convenience, health and happiness of said :
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the city council of the City of , that if any person or persons shall write or publish, in said , any false statement, or libel any of the citizen for the purpose of exciting the public mind against the chartered privileges, peace and good order of said ; or shall slander, (According to the definition of slander or libel by Blackstone or Kent or the act in the statute of ,) any portion of the unhabitants of said , or bribe any portion of the citizens of said , for malicious purposes; or in any manner or form excite the prejudice of the community against any portion of the citizens of said for evil purposes, he, she, or they shall be deemed disturbers of the peace, and upon Conviction before the Mayor or Municipal court shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor or Court [p. [2]]
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