Minutes, 10 June 1844

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<​C.​> concurr[e]d whith with what other counsellrs [counselors] had said.—
refer[re]d to the stateme[n]t of the Expositor relative to the Muncpal cort [municipal court] in case of .— considrd [considered] it a public Nuissnc [nuisance]
— consi[de]red his a peculiar situtin [situation] for the city co[u]ncil to pass this a nuisance would be hasty. & p[r]opose g[iv]ing a few days limati[o]n— & assess a fine of $3000.00 for every libel.— & if they would not cease publish[in]g libe[l]s declare it a nuisance.
Mayor— Querrid [queried]
said the counsellr stated made provisions.— fine 500.00—
Mayor repli[e]d th[e]y thretend [threatened] to shoot him when at — & the women and oth[e]rs dare not go to to p[r]osecute.— and read a libel f[r]om the Expositor concerning .— and explain[e]d and showed the fals[e]hood of the Expositor. was openly in the streets of the daily—
C. spoke of the Warsaw Signal—
<​Mayor was sorry to have one dissenti[n]g voice—​>
did not mean to be und[er]stood to go vs but not be in haste
.— spoke of the mortgages on the p[r]operty of the propetors [proprietors] of the Expositors.—
A. . conserd [considered] there is but one cour[s]e to pu[r]sue th[e]y were out of the rea[c]h of the law.— one cour[s]e to put and end to the thing at once.— beli[e]ved if the did not do it othrs would.— by wh[a]t he had heard.
. beli[e]ved it to a Nuisance.— and refer[re]d to the opin[ion] of on Habe[a]s Corpus. and spoke in favor of our cha[r]ter.— &c—
Asked . befor[e] the Gr[a]nd Jury, if he was not the man [p. 28]
C. concurred with what other counsellrs counselors had said.—
referred to the statement of the Expositor relative to the Muncpal cort [municipal court] in case of .— considrd [considered] it a public Nuissnc [nuisance]
— considered his a peculiar situtin [situation] for the city council to pass this a nuisance would be hasty. & propose giving a few days limation— & assess a fine of $3000.00 for every libel.— & if they would not cease publishing libels declare it a nuisance.
Mayor— Querrid [queried]
said the stated made provisions.— fine 500.00—
Mayor replied they thretend [threatened] to shoot him when at — & the women and others dare not go to to prosecute.— and read a libel from the Expositor concerning .— and explained and showed the falsehood of the Expositor. was openly in the streets of the daily—
C. spoke of the Warsaw Signal—
Mayor was sorry to have one dissenting voice—
did not mean to be understood to go vs but not be in haste
.— spoke of the mortgages on the property of the propetors proprietors of the Expositors.—
A. . conserd considered there is but one course to pursue they were out of the reach of the law.— one course to put and end to the thing at once.— believed if the did not do it othrs would.— by what he had heard.
. believed it to a Nuisance.— and referred to the opinion of on Habeas Corpus. and spoke in favor of our charter.— &c—
Asked . before the Grand Jury, if he was not the man [p. 28]
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