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

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and beleived if he could explain the subject, that 99 of a hundrd would vote to have no hog law in this from it birth to its death. cannot believe in the doctrine of exalting the Majority when it must be brought about by, depressing the Minority.— in a greater degree spoke at considerable length. and would rather not tax a saddle hores than tax a dog— or shut up a hog.
25 minutes before 1. adjord [adjourned] 1 hour
1 o clock P. M.— council called
Quorums present, Motion to lay the Petitin on the table withdrawn motio it be Petitiond rejected.—
Petitin to grade river Hill North end of well at refund to Mayor.
Petition for opin[i]ng an alley thrugh 118, North & South. . & others owners.— Mayor suggested that the owners could open it at pleasure— by agreement.— objected. and spoke in favor of the petition.— . said he presumd the parties could could agree.— Leave to withdraw Petition
Mayor spoke.— on various subjects.
<​[illegible]​> Dr to — 375. acc passed.
Petition of . to his Endor[s]ement on City scrip for taxes, be ordrd to be allowed by the read twice Explanation by .—
Marshall explained.—. said he was in the same situation, & <​it was orde[re]d​> all the assessors endorsemets on scrip shal be allowed by the
Acct Bill of. ,— acct 44.00 <​$4.00​> refurd to Com. on claims
Mayor proposd to License Morrison &c <​to <​who​>— own the land opposite.— <​to​>​> make wharfs and collect wharfage.— & dispencd with wharf master.— that pay a tax of so for the landing of evry boat and he could tax the boat or not.
" . spoke.— no motion before the hour
C. .— spoke.— Do
— spoke.— Do
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and beleived if he could explain the subject, that 99 of a hundrd would vote to have no hog law in this from it birth to its death. cannot believe in the doctrine of exalting the Majority when it must be brought about by, depressing the Minority.— in a greater degree spoke at considerable length. and would rather not tax a saddle hores than tax a dog— or shut up a hog.
25 minutes before 1. adjord adjourned 1 hour
1 o clock P. M.— council called
Quorums present, Motion to lay the Petitin on the table withdrawn Petitiond rejected.—
Petitin to grade river Hill North end of well at refund to Mayor.
Petition for opining an alley thrugh 118, North & South. . & others owners.— Mayor suggested that the owners could open it at pleasure— by agreement.— objected. and spoke in favor of the petition.— . said he presumd the parties could could agree.— Leave to withdraw Petition
Mayor spoke.— on various subjects.
Dr to — 375. passed.
Petition of . to his Endorsement on City scrip for taxes, be ordrd to be allowed by the read twice Explanation by .—
Marshall explained.—. said he was in the same situation, & it was ordered all the assessors endorsemets on scrip shal be allowed by the
Bill of. ,— acct $4.00 refurd to Com. on claims
Mayor proposd to License Morrison &c who— own the land opposite.— to make wharfs and collect wharfage.— & dispencd with wharf master.— that pay a tax of for the landing of evry boat and he could tax the boat or not.
" . spoke.— no motion before the hour
C. .— spoke.— Do
— spoke.— Do
— " Do
— " Do
" Do [p. 7]
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