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

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. I concur with Bro in what he has stated. notwithstanding that many of the Legion. especially the artillery. said they had no means at present to obtain any provisions. I thought it was the duty of the Bishops to look after the poor and endeavor by all means to get some— little for them.
Moved & carried that the council adjourn
8 July 1844 • Monday
Monday July 8th. 1844. 1 oclock P M.
Special Session—
names of Members called, . Ald.— chosen Pres. pro Tem. Prayer by .
requests the to read the communication of to .
. said you all know the circumstance which was occassioned yesterday at the stand by some persons on acct of coming to this . was deputed by this Council to transact business on their behalf— & he pledged his all that he would be responsible for & see that he was <​be​> protected till he sees about his property here & & gets it exchanged or have it in the hands of on some one to act as proxy for him.
. then read a letter from Dr to the City Council
— said I used all the influence & I had & the statement being there & here I think an agent can transact all his business & as there is debts owing to the Mayors office it also Can be arranged & put in and an Agent can do all that is wanted & he can go away and not be assassinated & there is so Many Men here which is so exasperated that I think his life would not be in safety [p. 37]
. I concur with Bro in what he has stated. notwithstanding that many of the Legion. especially the artillery. said they had no means at present to obtain any provisions. I thought it was the duty of the Bishops to look after the poor and endeavor by all means to get some— little for them.
Moved & carried that the council adjourn
8 July 1844 • Monday
Monday July 8th. 1844. 1 oclock P M.
Special Session—
names of Members called, . Ald.— chosen Pres. pro Tem. Prayer by .
requests the to read the communication of to .
. said you all know the circumstance which was occassioned yesterday at the stand by some persons on acct of coming to this . was deputed by this Council to transact business on their behalf— & he pledged his all that he would be responsible for & see that he be protected till he sees about his property here & gets it exchanged or have it in the hands of some one to act as proxy for him.
. then read a letter from Dr to the City Council
— said I used all the influence I had & the statement being there & here I think an agent can transact all his business & as there is debts owing to the Mayors office it also Can be arranged & put in and an Agent can do all that is wanted & he can go away and not be assassinated & there is Many Men here which is so exasperated that I think his life would not be in safety [p. 37]
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