City Council, Rough Minute Book, 8 Feb.–8 Mar. 1845; handwriting of ; six pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, CHL.
“Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of — Resolved that there be three asst. Supervisors appointed for the next two years”
I recollect a former time when there were certain persons appointed, it was fully discussed
the officers are appointed— we can put the ordinance first in the Ordinance book
moved that the appointt of 3 Assistant Supervisors be reconsidered— & that the men hold the two officers—
spoke— if a man takes charge of a Ward— he will get some remuneratn. & he may gain a little from his office— it was my idea to have different persons appointed the ordinance is just right to my mind— replied—
I dont believe <in> a Constable or Marshall; to be<ing> idle for one hour— to sit in his house until some one comes to tell him he is wanted— they ought to search out the very characters— & have their eyes about them—