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

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without some fault—
Co. — Recorder is appointed by the City Council, and it would be a burlesque to appoint him City Recorder now—
he says misunderstands the matter— I want him elected one of the City Council— for he always talked more than any three other Council, when he was Clerk— I want to raise up the , and not to sink it— I would just as soon <​send​> him another mission, he is as smart <​a man​> as I am— wants dropt, in order to step in— he is eternally for the picayune— he is always seeking office—
moved that ’s petition be rejected— carried.
An ordinance to repeal an ordinance concerning the City Attorney &c read 1 time— 2 time—
said not long since it was considered best to reduce the City Officer’s Salary— we want to curtail the expences and live in harmony—
— I conclude it is a needless expence— it is merely a salary to keep him on hand—
, I am glad— at the time I received the appointment there was a press of business— I expected that when it was done away— that the Salary would be dropt— I never had an eye for the emoluments— I feel just as honorable as if I remained the City Atty.
Read 3 time— Bill pass— Satisfied with the Title
reported <​on the petition of the police​> that the Informant half <​have​> half of the fine & drew up an Ordinance
An Ordinance Concerning fines
Motioned and seconded that the committee be discharged from their duties. Carried—
Bill read 1st. time 2 time by its Title 3rd. time do. Bill pass— satisfied with the Title
Co. — an election is wanted for a fresh Council
Ald. there is an ordinance on the subject.
read a section on the duties of the Policemen— it may be necessary for them to have some printed authority.
reported favorably on the petition of — and it was moved that the Com<​mittee​> be discharged
An Ordinance to amend the ordinance concerning the revenue for a specific purpose <​passed octr. 31. 1842.​> read 1, 2, 3 time passed by its Title— and satisfied with the Title—
moved that we dissolve into a Committee of the whole to take into consideration the Elections of the Judges— and carried.
Ald moved that the election for, City officers be held in one place— carried.
moved that it be held in the music <​concert​> hall or near there— carried.
Ald. nominated , , and — carried [p. [3]]
without some fault—
Co. — Recorder is appointed by the City Council, and it would be a burlesque to appoint him City Recorder now—
— says misunderstands the matter— I want him elected one of the City Council— for he always talked more than any three other Council, when he was Clerk— I want to raise up the , and not to sink it— I would just as soon send him another mission, he is as smart a man as I am— wants dropt, in order to step in— he is eternally for the picayune— he is always seeking office—
moved that ’s petition be rejected— carried.
An ordinance to repeal an ordinance concerning the City Attorney &c read 1 time— 2 time—
said not long since it was considered best to reduce the City Officer’s Salary— we want to curtail the expences and live in harmony—
— I conclude it is a needless expence— it is merely a salary to keep him on hand—
, I am glad— at the time I received the appointment there was a press of business— I expected that when it was done away— that the Salary would be dropt— I never had an eye for the emoluments— I feel just as honorable as if I remained the City Atty.
Read 3 time— Bill pass— Satisfied with the Title
reported on the petition of the police that the Informant have half of the fine & drew up an Ordinance
An Ordinance Concerning fines
Motioned and seconded that the committee be discharged from their duties. Carried—
Bill read 1st. time 2 time by its Title 3rd. time do. Bill pass— satisfied with the Title
— an election is wanted for a fresh Council
Ald. there is an ordinance on the subject.
read a section on the duties of the Policemen— it may be necessary for them to have some printed authority.
reported favorably on the petition of — and it was moved that the Committee be discharged
An Ordinance to amend the ordinance concerning the revenue for a specific purpose passed octr. 31. 1842. read 1, 2, 3 time passed by its Title— and satisfied with the Title—
moved that we dissolve into a Committee of the whole to take into consideration the Elections of the Judges— and carried.
Ald moved that the election for, City officers be held in one place— carried.
moved that it be held in the concert hall — carried.
Ald. nominated , , and — carried [p. [3]]
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