History draft; handwriting of Jonathan Grimshaw, , , James Ure, and Robert L. Campbell; 76 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 January 1844 to 21 June 1844.
Tuesday March 5th. I saw at Bryant’s Store and gave him a lecture on his resisting the ordinances of the (by telling the Captains of the Steam Boats they need not pay wharfage &c)
Rode out with . At 2. P.M met with the City Council. I copy the minutes
March 5. 1844) copy (carried unanimously.
The having refused to issue commissions to the Aldermen elect of the city. “ inquired who were Alderman. The Mayor explained that if the refused <refuses> to grant a commission it does not disqualify the officer elect from acting in his office, consequently there is no virtue in the commission, but the virtue of the officer consists in the election.
thought they were Aldermen all the time, or none of the time
Mayor said he wanted all the Aldermen to be added to the City Council.” [p. 20]