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

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Sirting [Sitting] befor City Council— June 10— 1844—
come to purchase lands— Josph recmnded [recommended] High coun[c]il, look to poor. purchasd hogs,— Laws purched [purchased], goods bought flour and meal, fore fut[ure], winter, in June went to ,— take the f[l]our have on hand, to pay 600 dollar owed.— what owed him would do it at reducd price— so as to make 2 pr cent.— while was gone— by council, to get some pine lumber, then told family— would attack his <​my​> prope[r]ty,— when was about to go agin, said he would ,— go ahead— Told Bro Joseph— was as good man as — did not Capias—— when made a dinne[r] 4th july made arrangemet with to furni[s]h meat &c— roled out on his own name nails to corner cabin. when will you pay. &c &c— forced to pledge.—— pre[a]ched punctualty, charged 2 per cent, pres[s]ed the poor— gone East reivd [received] up by sis Law,— he did not not know it,— allowd $50. for meal allowd $40.00.— Last Summre went south.—— had 24½ bu wheat,— at Laws mill— grou[n]d up wheat, & used it.— put me off— &c— with volice [valise?] in hand what is to be done about flour.— Laws upon the honre [honor] of a gentlmn & saint I will get it this weak will Lodge it in your home. when came back family had been without [illegible] [bread?]. 7½ only— must have starved if they had not—— some frlou [flour] right off—
Could not say one word was boili[n]g over,—— some said we have done the best we could.— built mills— bot farms— and oppresd the poor. Some other God [illegible] the one I served,— hitched on to bro Greene—— accknowld [acknowledged] his fault—
gulled $500.— blocked the wheels & locked the guns
Sirting [Sitting] befor City Council— June 10— 1844—
come to purchase lands— Josph recmnded recommended High council, look to poor. purchasd hogs,— Laws purched [purchased], goods bought flour and meal, fore future, winter, in June went to ,— take the flour have on hand, to pay .— what owed him would do it at reducd price— so as to make 2 pr cent.— while was gone— by council, to get some pine lumber, told family— would attack my property,— when was about to go agin, said he would ,— go ahead— Told Bro Joseph— was as good man as — did not Capias—— when made a dinner 4th july made arrangemet with to furnish meat &c— roled out on his own name nails to corner cabin. when will you pay. &c &c— forced to pledge.—— preached punctualty, charged 2 per cent, pressed the poor— gone East reivd [received] up by sis Law,— he did not not know it,— allowd $50. for meal allowd $40.00.— Last Summre went south.—— had 24½ bu wheat,— at Laws mill— ground up wheat, & used it.— put me off— &c— with volice [valise] in hand what is to be done about flour.— Laws upon the honre [honor] of a gentlmn & saint I will get it this weak will Lodge it in your home. when came back family had been without [bread]. 7½ only— must have starved if they had not—— some frlou flour right off—
Could not say one word was boiling over,—— some said we have done the best we could.— built mills— bot farms— and oppresd the poor. Some other God the one I served,— hitched on to bro Greene—— accknowld acknowledged his fault—
gulled $500.— blocked the wheels & locked the guns
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