Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, February 1844–January 1845

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Report on J. S. Higbees. account accepted— acct. allowed.
<​— and were appotnd [appointed] a committee to draft— an— ordanine—​>
Mayor Suggested that council pass an ordinanc to prevent misrepresentation of & Libellous publicati[o]n, and wanted a law passed to p[r]event all, conspiracy against the peace of the .—
ordinance read— <​Mayor said he had never made any proposals to to come Back. proposed to come back come to me <​his​> house and wanted a private interviw Mayor said <​told​> him I <​he​> would have no private inte[r]view— had some conversati[o]n with . in the hall, in presince of several.​>
Mayor related to Council Convesation with . and read a letter from .— <​dated​> June 7th and when he left my house he went to a shew shop on the hill— and said that Joseph said if he would come back he would give him s place in the church & a hart full of specie,— and then read <​wrote​> the Letter Just read
, sworn— stated that the conversatin as stated by the mayer was correct,— was prsent May 7th A M 10 At . rode up enqurd [enquired] if Gen Smith was at home, told him he beleved he was. went in to the house, went in. was there, the general & othrs looking at some speciman of penmanship, Somthng was said respecting a convesatin at that time, between the Gen & , Gen Smith observed to . if he had a convesation he would want others present, said he would have a word with him by himself— and went into the Hall. was <​went​> to the door, that he might see and hear, what was passing— they still continud to talk on the subjct of a convesation that they might have, afterwa[r]d with others present, that Mr Smith might choose, and those that might choose, left, and went for those that he said he wanted present, and would return soon with them,— Thinks he heard all the convesatin.— hea[r]d nothing about Gen Smith, making any offers to to settle— was prsent all the time.——. <​ aske . to talk with him Me— and reported was​>
Mayor said he wanted it distin[ct]ly undestood that he knew nothing about ’s going to see — [p. 17]
Report on J. S. Higbees. account accepted— acct. allowed.
— and were appotnd [appointed] a committee to draft— an— ordanine—
Mayor Suggested that council pass an ordinanc to prevent misrepresentation & Libellous publication, and wanted a law passed to prevent all, conspiracy against the peace of the .—
— Mayor said he had never made any proposals to to come Back. proposed to come back come to his house and wanted a private interviw Mayor told him he would have no private interview— had some conversation with . in the hall, in presince of several.
related to Council Convesation with . and read a letter from .— dated June 7th and when he left my house he went to a shew shop on the hill— and said that Joseph said if he would come back he would give him s place in the church & a hart full of specie,— and then wrote the Letter Just read
, sworn— stated that the conversatin as stated by the mayer was correct,— was prsent May 7th A M 10 At . rode up enqurd [enquired] if Gen Smith was at home, told him he beleved he was. went in to the house, went in. was there, the general & othrs looking at some speciman of penmanship, Somthng was said respecting a convesatin at that time, between the Gen & , Gen Smith observed to . if he had a convesation he would want others present, said he would have a word with him by himself— and went into the Hall. went to the door, that he might see and hear, what was passing— they still continud to talk on the subjct of a convesation that they might have, afterward with others present, that Mr Smith might choose, and that might choose, left, and went for those that he said he wanted present, and would return soon with them,— Thinks he heard all the convesatin.— heard nothing about Gen Smith, making any offers to to settle— was prsent all the time.——.
Mayor said he wanted it distinctly undestood that he knew nothing about ’s going to see — [p. 17]
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