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

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C. spoke.— in relation to <​th[e]​> Laws, Fosters, Higbes, Editor of the Signal &c— and of the impotane [importance] of suppressing that spirit which has drivn us from &c That he would go into for an effective ordinance—
Mayor said at the time was pusing [pursuing] me <​him​> <​with his writs​>,— came to my house with a band of Missou[r]ians for the purpose of detroying <​betraying​> me,— came to my gate,— and was preve[n]ted with by Daniel Carns [Carn] who was set to watch comee within my <​his​> gate, and calld Mayor, Alar— and the Mayor rep[r]oved for comi[n]g at that time of night
Daniel Cairns Swors [sworn] them <​Said​> abut 10 o’ck <​at night​>— a boat came up the river, <​with about a Doz— men​> came to the gate with them. <​Witness​> was on guard— and stopped them,— called Joseph to the door— and wanted an interviw, Joseph said you know better than to come here at this hour of the night— & retur[ne]d.—
next Morning wrote a letter to apologize.— which he heard read— which was writtn apparently to screen himself from the censure of a conspiracy .— and the Letter betrayed a conspi[r]acy on the face of——
sworn, said.—
Mayor proposed an adjunmnt [adjournment]—
— read an ordinace concerig libels.——
Mayor suggested the propriety of having a preamble to said ordinance.— chairman said he would add to the committee.— to draft a preamble . . .
C. suggested an additin to the ordince read to prevent attempts to take away our charter. &c.— would <​go for an effective ordinane​>
Chairman enstucted [instructed] the committe to go all lenghts <​to​> <​make a​> full report on the pr[e]amble & ordnace
6. 30 mi— adjnd till Monday <​next​> 10 oclck A.M.
10 June 1844 • Monday
Adjound [Adjourned] Session. Monday June 10th 1844. 10 A M.
Names of Members called. Quorum Present. prayer by Minutes of last council read and approved
Mayor called to the chair [p. 19]
C. spoke.— in relation to the Laws, Fosters, Higbes, Editor of the Signal &c— and of the impotane [importance] of suppressing that spirit which has drivn us from &c That he would go in for an effective ordinance—
Mayor said at the time was pusing [pursuing] him with his writs,— came to my house with a band of Missourians for the purpose of betraying me,— came to my gate,— and was prevented by Daniel Carns [Carn] who was set to watch comee within his gate, and calld Mayor, — and the Mayor reproved for coming at that time of night
Daniel Cairns Swors [sworn] Said abut 10 o’ck at night— a boat came up the river, with about a Doz— men came to the gate with them. Witness was on guard— and stopped them,— called Joseph to the door— and wanted an interviw, Joseph said you know better than to come here at this hour of the night— & returned.—
next Morning wrote a letter to apologize.— which he heard read— which was writtn apparently to screen himself from the censure of a conspiracy .— and the Letter betrayed a conspiracy on the face of——
sworn, said.—
Mayor proposed an adjunmnt adjournment—
— read an ordinace concerig libels.——
Mayor suggested the propriety of having a preamble to said ordinance.— chairman said he would add to the committee.— to draft a preamble . . .
C. suggested an additin to the ordince read to prevent attempts to take away our charter. &c.— would go for an effective ordinane
Chairman enstucted [instructed] the committe to go all lenghts to make a full report on the preamble & ordnace
6. 30 mi— adjnd till Monday next 10 oclck A.M.
10 June 1844 • Monday
Adjound [Adjourned] Session. Monday June 10th 1844. 10 A M.
Names of Members called. Quorum Present. prayer by Minutes of last council read and approved
Mayor called to the chair [p. 19]
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