Minutes, 10 June 1844

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Sworn into office— as Alderman, and took his seat
Cyrus Hills Sworn.—— one day last week I beleive it Wednedy [Wednesday] a gentleman, whom I did not know come into the sittng room of the and requsted the Hon[orable] Mayor to step aside he wanted to speak with him— The[y] stepped through the door into the entry by the foot of the stairs. and the Gen[eral] asked him what he wished,
<​as I [illegible] <​Witness​>, Learned th gentlmns name​> said he wanted some convesatin [conversation] on some business which witness did not undestad [understand] at that time. The Gen refused to go any further— & said he would have no convesatin in pirvate [private], what should be said he would have in public,— They had some convesation whi[c]h witness could not repeat—— witness then hea[r]d the General tell witness <​​> if he would choose 3 or 4 <​men​> he would meet him with the same number, of men, (among whom was his brothr ). and they would have a cool and calm invistegatin of the subject,— and by his making a proper satisfacti[o]n things should be honorably adjusted, Witnessed Judged from the Manner which expressed himself that he ag[r]eed to the mayo[r]s proposals— and would meet <​him​> the same day.— Witness head no p<​r​>oposals made by Mayor to for a settlement, heard nothig about any offers of dollars or money on any other offers except those mentind [mentioned]. before,— nothing said about .— witness was within hearing of the parties all the time convesaotin was going on.——
Sworn—— <​said​> some day last week. saw ride up to the & go in, went in & found the Gen the Mayor & talking <​as <​he​> I [illegible] went in​>— Gen Smith was naming the men he would have p[r]esent among whom. , , , & ,— and that might call an equal number of his frinds— as witness [p. 21]
Sworn into office— as Alderman, and took his seat
Cyrus Hills Sworn.—— one day last week I beleive it Wednedy [Wednesday] a gentleman, whom I did not know come into the sittng room of the and requsted the Honorable Mayor to step aside he wanted to speak with him— They stepped through the door into the entry by the foot of the stairs. and the General asked him what he wished,
as Witness, Learned th gentlmns name said he wanted some convesatin [conversation] on some business which witness did not undestad [understand] at that time. The Gen refused to go any further— & said he would have no convesatin in pirvate [private], what should be said he would have in public,— They had some convesation which witness could not repeat—— witness then heard the General tell if he would choose 3 or 4 men he would meet him with the same number, of men, (among whom was his brothr ). and they would have a cool and calm invistegatin of the subject,— and by his making a proper satisfaction things should be honorably adjusted, Witnessed Judged from the Manner which expressed himself that he agreed to the mayors proposals— and would meet him the same day.— Witness head no proposals made by Mayor to for a settlement, heard nothig about any offers of dollars or money on any other offers except those mentind [mentioned]. before,— nothing said about .— witness was within hearing of the parties all the time convesaotin was going on.——
Sworn—— said some day last week. saw ride up to the & go in, went in & found the the Mayor & talking as he went in— Gen Smith was naming the men he would have present among whom. , , , & ,— and that might call an equal number of his frinds— as witness [p. 21]
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