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

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Moved & Seconded <​& carried​> that Chas Patton & Wm H. Jordan <​& L. S. Dalrympl [Lewis S. Delrimple]​> go to & L. S. Dalrymple were appointed commitee for
Moved & carried. that & D. M. Repsher & Cap[t] Ross. be appointed commitee for the North
Noved [Moved] & carried that Benjiman [Benjamin] Clapp go to the east & also Bro . were appointed commitee for th[e] <​ea[st]​>
Moved & Carried that a Commitee be appointed to negoci[ate] to get means for the present emergency of the army <​moved & carried​> that . . & Wm A. Gean [William A. Gheen]. be the Commitee
. as for myself I think it would to look after the provision as there are many poor people in thi[s] besides the soldiers—
. I think it would be necessary to give these some instructions how to get provisions whethe[r] by contribution or any other way or by loan. I know there are more people more so in want than many of the soldie[rs] out in my part east
. I would like to know if it is for the poor or for the Legion entirely that the provision[s] is for. I am aware & have a knowledge that there is a great many in want, besides the Legion, & they would require something to keep them, or else they will have to leave the plac[e]
. that when these men go for the provi[sions] that they go through the hands of the city council, o[r] the Marshall or . & then to the officers of the different Regits. to distribute amongs[t] their men so that there might be no murmuring amongst them. as there is prospects of peace now let some of the people go to harvest, for it will open up a Communication amongst the inhabitants round about so that they might be enabled to support themselves [p. 36]
Moved & Seconded & carried that Chas Patton & Wm H. Jordan & L. S. Dalrympl [Lewis S. Delrimple] were appointed commitee for
Moved & carried. that & D. M. Repsher & Capt Ross. be appointed commitee for the North
Noved [Moved] & carried that Benjiman [Benjamin] Clapp go to the east & also Bro . were appointed commitee for the east
Moved & Carried that a Commitee be appointed to negociate to get means for the present emergency of the army moved & carried that . . & Wm A. Gean William A. Gheen. be the Commitee
. as for myself I think it would to look after the provision as there are many poor people in this besides the soldiers—
. I think it would be necessary to give these some instructions how to get provisions whether by contribution or any other way or by loan. I know there are more people more so in want than many of the soldiers out in my part east
. I would like to know if it is for the poor or for the Legion entirely that the provisions is for. I am aware & have a knowledge that there is a great many in want, besides the Legion, & they would require something to keep them, or else they will have to leave the place
. that when these men go for the provisions that they go through the hands of the city council, or the Marshall or . & then to the officers of the different Regits. to distribute amongst their men so that there might be no murmuring amongst them. as there is prospects of peace now let some of the people go to harvest, for it will open up a Communication amongst the inhabitants round about so that they might be enabled to support themselves [p. 36]
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