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

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and orderd to be paid out of any mony in the treasury not othrwise appropriated
disbursements of the city <​council for the past year read & accepted​> read and accepted.
Docket of the Municipal court for feb 5th 1844. read.
Attendence of the municipal court read.—
Council adjourned to next regular Session.—
5 March 1844 • Tuesday
March 5 1844. (Special session 2 P.M
Names of members called. quorum present.
Mayor stated that he had called the council because that when the called on the steam boats for wharfage the <​officers of the​> boats declined paying, because <​assigning as a reason that​> & Morrisoe [Morrison] had told them that they owned the land and they need pay no wharfage to the .— And he called the council to know their views on the subject, as he had told <​​> that he should see the ordinances executed and if they <​boats​> did not <​pay​> he should blow them up, and all those who uphold them <​in resisting the ordnanes [ordinances]​>.— And every measure is taken to palsey the hands of the officers of the . and I want to know how to remedy the evil, or whether he should <​I shall​> abandon the ordinances, &c
said that it was the mayor’s duty to Enforce the ordinance<​s​> of the .— and that no man has a right to build a wharf.— without leave from the city <​council.​>
suggested the propriety of Licencesing those these who owned land or wharfs to collect a tax for the landing of the boat.
, concurred.——
Mayor said the land at <​on​> the waters edge was a street.
suggested the propriety of having the street worked, as soon as may be.—
. <​said​> that if water street was existed all <​extended​> round the there had been constructing a nusance.
Mayor Spoke by <​in​> ixplanation, and said <​that said​> if the would make a wharf, he would give up what he had done
<​C.​> said— he wished the mayor to execute the laws of the
<​C​> concurred.—
<​C.​> —— proposed that water street be worked the whole length. [p. 3]
and orderd to be paid out of any mony in the treasury not othrwise appropriated
disbursements of the city council for the past year read & accepted read and accepted.
Docket of the Municipal court for feb 5th 1844. read.
Attendence of the municipal court read.—
Council adjourned to next regular Session.—
5 March 1844 • Tuesday
March 5 1844. (Special session 2 P.M
Names of members called. quorum present.
Mayor stated that he had called the council because that when the called on the steam boats for wharfage the officers of the boats declined paying, assigning as a reason that & Morrisoe [Morrison] had told them that they owned the land and they need pay no wharfage to the .— And he called the council to know their views on the subject, as he had told that he should see the ordinances executed and if the boats did not pay he should blow them up, and all those who uphold them in resisting the ordnanes [ordinances].— And every measure is taken to palsey the hands of the officers of the . and I want to know how to remedy the evil, or whether I shall abandon the ordinances, &c
said that it was the mayor’s duty to Enforce the ordinances of the .— and that no man has a right to build a wharf.— without leave from the city council.
suggested the propriety of Licencesing these who owned wharfs to collect a tax for the landing of the boat.
, concurred.——
Mayor said the land on the waters edge was a street.
suggested the propriety of having the street worked, as soon as may be.—
. said that if water street extended round the there had been constructing a nusance.
Mayor Spoke in ixplanation, and said that said if the would make a wharf, he would give up what he had done
C. said— he wished the mayor to execute the laws of the
C concurred.—
C. —— proposed that water street be worked the whole length. [p. 3]
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