Minutes, 10 June 1844

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half past 2 o clock P. M. council called Quorum pesnt [present].
The <​​> bore testimony of the good character & high standing of Mr Smith’s family.— whose daughter was seduced by. . as stated in the morning council.
C. concurred.
Bill on Libells
Ordinance <​Bill—​> on Libels was read the 2d Time.
Moved by Mayor— that the words. “and statute of be added to the 1st section of the ordinac [ordinance]. immediately after Kent.— seconded and carried.— and the words added.— proposed the addition. of a word.
Mayor.— mentioned said no man would join the claque who is not votes not guilty.— and objected to.—
<​read 3d Time by its title​>
Motion[e]d by Mayor 2d by C. that the bill pass and carried unanimously:— satisfi[e]d with title “An ordinance concerning libels and for other purposes.”
Mayor Said the Constitution did not authorize an the press to publish Libels—
And p[r]oposed the council make some provision for putting— down the Nauvoo Expositors
C. mov[e]d that the p[r]ocure. a p[r]ospectus of the Nauvoo Expositir. 2d by
read Art 8th 1 §. Illinois Constitution.
Mayor calld on for the charter.—
Prospectus of the Nauvoo Expositor was read—
Mayor read statem[en]ts of from the “Expositor” Is it not treasonable again[s]t all charterd right, privileges, peac[e], and happiness of the ?— and spoke at great length.—
An
C. spoke in favor of declaring the Expositor a Nuisance [p. [26]]
half past 2 o clock P. M. council called Quorum pesnt [present].
The bore testimony of the good character & high standing of Mr Smith’s family.— whose daughter was seduced by. . as stated in the morning council.
C. concurred.
Bill— on Libels was read the 2d Time.
Moved by Mayor— that the words. “and statute of ” be added to the 1st section of the ordinac [ordinance]. immediately after Kent.— seconded and carried.— and the words added.— proposed the addition. of a word.
Mayor.— said no man would join the claque who votes not guilty.— and objected to.—
read 3d Time by its title
Motioned by Mayor 2d by C. that the bill pass and carried unanimously:— satisfied with title “An ordinance concerning libels and for other purposes.”
Mayor Said the Constitution did not authorize the press to publish Libels—
And proposed the council make some provision for putting— down the Nauvoo Expositors
C. moved that the procure. a prospectus of the Nauvoo Expositir. 2d by
read Art 8th 1 §. Illinois Constitution.
Mayor calld for the charter.—
Prospectus of the Nauvoo Expositor was read—
Mayor read statements of from the “Expositor” Is it not treasonable against all charterd right, privileges, peace, and happiness of the ?— and spoke at great length.—
An
C. spoke in favor of declaring the Expositor a Nuisance [p. [26]]
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