Report of Committee and Ordinance, circa 27 November 1841
Committee on “An Ordinance Concerning Firearms, Parties Litigant, and Witnesses” [, , and ]; Report and Ordinance, to Nauvoo City Council, , Hancock Co., IL, ca. 27 Nov. 1841; handwriting of ; endorsement in handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; one page; Nauvoo, IL, Records, 1841–1845, CHL.
The Committee to whom was refered “An Ordinance Concerning Fire arms, Parties Litigant & Witnesses” respectfully submit the following report viz.
Sec. 1st. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of That if any person or persons will fire <or shoot> a Gun, Pistol or other fire arms, (Idly or for sport, or amusement,) in the night or on Sunday, the person so doing shall forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, Provided that nothing herein contained, shall be construed to affect any officer of this while in for firing or Shooting as aforesaid while in the Execution of his duty
Sec. 2nd. That if any person shall prossecute another before the authorities of this (in a criminal case) and fail to procure a conviction, said person shall be taxed with the costs of suit if said authorities shall consider it a malicious prossecution, if not, the shall be liable for said the costs thereof.
The 3rd. Sec. respecting Witnesses we deem unnecssarry as we consider the Law already on that subject sufficient