Minutes, 30 October 1841, Copy
Nauvoo City Council, Minutes, , Hancock Co., IL, 30 Oct. 1841. Featured version copied [ca. 30 Oct. 1841] in Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, pp. 25–27; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 Feb. 1841–8 Feb. 1845.
On 30 October 1841 the City Council, including JS, met to address several issues. After holding intermittent meetings in summer 1841, the council resumed a more consistent meeting schedule in mid-October; they had already met twice before convening on 30 October 1841. At this meeting, council members discussed whether to remit the fine imposed on by a jury after his recent conviction for assault and battery before the Nauvoo mayor’s court. They also conversed about a variety of city planning issues, including an overdue report on a city cemetery, improving streets in Nauvoo, and the removal of a building in the city that had been declared a nuisance. The 30 October meeting also included the appointment and swearing in of several city officers., the city recorder, inscribed rough minutes of the 30 October meeting in a notebook. Sloan then used those original minutes to record the official minutes in the council’s ledger. Because the ledger contains a more comprehensive version of the council’s discussion and decisions and represents the official minutes, that is the version featured here.
From the end of May to mid-October, the city council met only on 12 July and 4 September. (Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 20–22.)
Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 16 and 23 Oct. 1841, 22–25.
Docket Entry, between 25 Oct. and ca. 29 Nov. 1841, State of Illinois v. Eagle (Nauvoo Mayor’s Ct. 1841), in Nauvoo Mayor’s Court Docket Book, 12.