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

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1 July 1844 • Monday
Special Session
July 1, 1844. 12 A. M
was appointed President of the council. prayed— he then read a communication from by Col. Followes, and Esqr— also a communication from them to this city council— also at the request of — he read a letter from to at — he then addressed the city council and read a series of resolutions— motioned by that they pass— and by to pass by sections— 1st carried. 2nd. carried— 3rd. carried. 4th. carried. 5th. carried.—
stated that there would be a meeting this evening at 4 oclock of the inhabitants of the so that they may approve of these resolutions—
moved an adjournment
Some letters from , read a letter from — another from . E. A. Conger John Wood, & another from
Councillor said it ought to mention for all the whole establishment of the Nauvoo Expositor
thanked all the writers but one, respond to the others, & <​would​> do what is right.
“Resolved that we tender our thanks to Esqr for his proposition to Settle for the “Nauvoo Expositor” Printing Press, <​&c​> and also tender our thanks to Messrs Wood & Congers for their endeavors to restore peace. as to the press we will do whatever is right towards a remumeration. “Whenever we ascertain the minds of all the proprietors of the Expositor” Moved by that the resolution pass— and it was carried. Moved that be appointed to treat with the Proprietors of the said Expositor— and carried.
Moved that Mr James be heard on the subject of the citizens at and he spoke accordingly— he attended at the meeting— and spoke on the protection of the peace, & support of the laws, they looked on the outrage with detestation and abhorrence, and they would use none but lawful means to bring to Justice the assassins. [p. 33]
1 July 1844 • Monday
Special Session
July 1, 1844. 12 A. M
was appointed President of the council. prayed— he then read a communication from by Col. Followes, and Esqr— also a communication from them to this city council— also at the request of — he read a letter from to at — he then addressed the city council and read a series of resolutions— motioned by that they pass— and by to pass by sections— 1st carried. 2nd. carried— 3rd. carried. 4th. carried. 5th. carried.—
stated that there would be a meeting this evening at 4 oclock of the inhabitants of the so that they may approve of these resolutions—
moved an adjournment
Some letters from , read a letter from — another from . E. A. Conger John Wood, & another from
Councillor said it ought to mention for all the whole establishment of the Nauvoo Expositor
thanked all the writers but one, respond to the others, & would do what is right.
“Resolved that we tender our thanks to Esqr for his proposition to Settle for the “Nauvoo Expositor” Printing Press, &c and also tender our thanks to Messrs Wood & Congers for their endeavors to restore peace. as to the press we will do whatever is right towards a remumeration. “Whenever we ascertain the minds of all the proprietors of the Expositor” Moved by that the resolution pass— and it was carried. Moved that be appointed to treat with the Proprietors of the said Expositor— and carried.
Moved that Mr James be heard on the subject of the citizens at and he spoke accordingly— he attended at the meeting— and spoke on the protection of the peace, & support of the laws, they looked on the outrage with detestation and abhorrence, and they would use none but lawful means to bring to Justice the assassins. [p. 33]
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