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

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all persons found strolling about the at night, after nine OClock and before sunrise, and to confine them in ward for trial according to the aforesaid Ordinance concerning “Vagrants and disorderly persons,” unless they give a good and satisfactory account of themselves, or offer a reasonable excuse for being thus caught out after nine OClock.
Sec. 3. And be it further Ordained that the aforesaid Authorities are further authorized, and empowered, and required, to require all such persons as they may suspect, to give information whether they have recently had, or have been exposed to any contagious disease or diseases from whence they came, under the same penalties as are annexed to the two preceding sections of this Ordinance.
Sec. 4. And be it further Ordained that the aforesaid Authorities are further authorized, and empowered and required to enter all Hotels, or houses of public entertainment, and such other habitations as they may judge proper, and require the inmates to give immediate information of all persons residing in said Hotel or habitation, and their business, occupation or movements; and for a failure noncompliance, or false information, their license shall be a forfeit, if it be a public House, and they and the transient Persons subject to the Penalties of the three preceding Sections.
Sec. 5. And be it further ordained that if any of the aforesaid officers shall refuse, or neglect, to do their duty as required by this Ordinance, they shall be fined one hundred dollars, and be broke of Office.
Sec. 6. This Ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
passed June 29th. 1843.
Presdt. pro, Tem.
, Recorder.
An [p. 183]
all persons found strolling about the at night, after nine OClock and before sunrise, and to confine them in ward for trial according to the aforesaid Ordinance concerning “Vagrants and disorderly persons,” unless they give a good and satisfactory account of themselves, or offer a reasonable excuse for being thus caught out after nine OClock.
Sec. 3. And be it further Ordained that the aforesaid Authorities are further authorized, and empowered, and required, to require all such persons as they may suspect, to give information whether they have recently had, or have been exposed to any contagious disease or diseases from whence they came, under the same penalties as are annexed to the two preceding sections of this Ordinance.
Sec. 4. And be it further Ordained that the aforesaid Authorities are further authorized, and empowered and required to enter all Hotels, or houses of public entertainment, and such other habitations as they may judge proper, and require the inmates to give immediate information of all persons residing in said Hotel or habitation, and their business, occupation or movements; and for a failure noncompliance, or false information, their license shall be a forfeit, if it be a public House, and they and the transient Persons subject to the Penalties of the three preceding Sections.
Sec. 5. And be it further ordained that if any of the aforesaid officers shall refuse, or neglect, to do their duty as required by this Ordinance, they shall be fined one hundred dollars, and be broke of Office.
Sec. 6. This Ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
passed June 29th. 1843.
Presdt. pro, Tem.
, Recorder.
An [p. 183]
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