Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 February 1841–8 February 1845

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raised up, and rounded upon the top, and the Sexton shall receive the sum of two dollars for digging the grave and interring the Body of every Person, and shall keep a regular Record thereof in a Book set apart for that purpose, as hereinafter set forth.
Sec. 2. Any Person who has not procured a lot or place in the City burying ground, and who wishes to dig a grave, and inter therein without the assistance of the Sexton, shall call upon the Sexton, whose duty it shall be to point out the place where such interment shall be made, for which he shall receive the sum of twenty five Cents.
Sec. 3. Any person having a lot or place in the City burying Ground may inter their dead without the assistance of the Sexton, and they are hereby required to make a due return to the Sexton of each case of interment so made, within three days thereafter.
Sec. 4. The City Sexton shall keep a Book of record in which he shall record the names and ages of all Persons deceased, coming to his knowledge, & the nature of the diseases of which they died, & to enable him the better so to do, he is to procure such information as he may require from the Persons referred to in Section two (2,) of this Ordinance, & he shall also make a weekly report for publication, to the Editor of some Newspaper published in this .
Sec. 5. Should the City Sexton be unable to procure his pay from the relatives or assetts of the deceased, or from the overseers of the Poor, upon substantiating these facts to the satisfaction of the City Council, he shall receive pay therefor out of the City Treasury.
Sec. 6. Any person acting in violation of this Ordinance, respecting the manner and Order of interments, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars, to be recovered before the Mayor or Aldermen of this , at their discretion.
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raised up, and rounded upon the top, and the Sexton shall receive the sum of two dollars for digging the grave and interring the Body of every Person, and shall keep a regular Record thereof in a Book set apart for that purpose, as hereinafter set forth.
Sec. 2. Any Person who has not procured a lot or place in the City burying ground, and who wishes to dig a grave, and inter therein without the assistance of the Sexton, shall call upon the Sexton, whose duty it shall be to point out the place where such interment shall be made, for which he shall receive the sum of twenty five Cents.
Sec. 3. Any person having a lot or place in the City burying Ground may inter their dead without the assistance of the Sexton, and they are hereby required to make a due return to the Sexton of each case of interment so made, within three days thereafter.
Sec. 4. The City Sexton shall keep a Book of record in which he shall record the names and ages of all Persons deceased, coming to his knowledge, & the nature of the diseases of which they died, & to enable him the better so to do, he is to procure such information as he may require from the Persons referred to in Section two (2,) of this Ordinance, & he shall also make a weekly report for publication, to the Editor of some Newspaper published in this .
Sec. 5. Should the City Sexton be unable to procure his pay from the relatives or assetts of the deceased, or from the overseers of the Poor, upon substantiating these facts to the satisfaction of the City Council, he shall receive pay therefor out of the City Treasury.
Sec. 6. Any person acting in violation of this Ordinance, respecting the manner and Order of interments, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars, to be recovered before the Mayor or Aldermen of this , at their discretion.
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