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

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Decr. 14. 1844
Meeting opened pursuant to adjournment
Petition of and 21 others for permission to to make a dam in the
rose to object to the petition and to shew that an ordinance had been granted to the late Joseph Smith for the purpose— and took a review of the whole— and shewed that to grant this petition would be out of place—
stated that the Ordinance to Joseph Smith was drawn up, and suited Joseph Smith and read the same—
said this Council has no right to operate— for it is already transferred to the Successors of Joseph Smith
Petition lie on the table
Petition of & 4 others to open St. East of Speers St. from Parley to Young Granted
Bill of $5.00 for surveying Speers St. referred to the Committee on claims— they <​reported nothing to do with it​>
Bill of 48.25 for surveying & assessing— do.— do.— report allowed
do Grubb & Ritchie 57.81 for Liquor &c to Nauvoo Legion be referred to & .
do. 40.80 for Salted Beef be refd. to the committee on claims (bill allowed for 30.60)
Moved and seconded that the Trustees in Trust be indemnified in their claims on the Carried
do. do. that the Treasurer audit the accts. presented to him by the Trustees in Trust <​and give them receipts for the same​> Carried
Bill concerning Swine read 1st. time 2nd. laid on the table
An Ordinance to amend an Ordinance passed Decr. 8. 1843— passed—
Motioned and seconded that the Committee on Public Grounds have further time allowed to report on the burying ground also in connection with the Old Burying G[round] and be instructed to find out the boundary of the Old burying ground and to make same decent by fencing it out— Carried
Motioned and seconded that the fill up Vacancies of Trustees & Registrar in Nauvoo University appointed Mr. Registrar
<​Trustees​> <​Regents​> , , , , , , , , <​Prof—​> , , , Gustavus Hills, , , , Jonathan C. Wright, , , , & James M. Monroe—
Moved and seconded that the give orders to the Councillors to the amount of their taxes dues Carried
Council adjourn till next regular Session [p. 54]
Decr. 14. 1844
Meeting opened pursuant to adjournment
Petition of and 21 others for permission to to make a dam in the
rose to object to the petition and to shew that an ordinance had been granted to the late Joseph Smith for the purpose— and took a review of the whole— and shewed that to grant this petition would be out of place—
stated that the Ordinance to Joseph Smith was drawn up, and suited Joseph Smith and read the same—
said this Council has no right to operate— for it is already transferred to the Successors of Joseph Smith
Petition lie on the table
Petition of & 4 others to open St. East of Speers St. from Parley to Young Granted
Bill of $5.00 for surveying Speers St. referred to the Committee on claims— they reported nothing to do with it
Bill of 48.25 for surveying & assessing— do.— do.— report allowed
do Grubb & Ritchie 57.81 for Liquor &c to Nauvoo Legion be referred to & .
do. 40.80 for Salted Beef be refd. to the committee on claims (bill allowed for 30.60)
Moved and seconded that the Trustees in Trust be indemnified in their claims on the Carried
do. do. that the Treasurer audit the accts. presented to him by the Trustees in Trust and give them receipts for the same Carried
Bill concerning Swine read 1st. time 2nd. laid on the table
An Ordinance to amend an Ordinance passed Decr. 8. 1843— passed—
Motioned and seconded that the Committee on Public Grounds have further time allowed to report on the burying ground also in connection with the Old Burying Ground and be instructed to find out the boundary of the Old burying ground and to make same decent by fencing it out— Carried
Motioned and seconded that the fill up Vacancies of Trustees & Registrar in Nauvoo University appointed Mr. Registrar
Regents , , , , , , , , Prof— , , , Gustavus Hills, , , , Jonathan C. Wright, , , , & James M. Monroe—
Moved and seconded that the give orders to the Councillors to the amount of their dues Carried
Council adjourn till next regular Session [p. 54]
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