Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, November 1842–January 1844

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Councillers on the committee for writing <​a​> memorial to congres asked extension of time to report and granted till saturday next. 10 oclock A. M.—
“An ordinance for the health and convenience of travellers and other purposes.” read. The Mayor spoke in explanations A. & spoke— Ordinance passed read again <​and the​> third time by its title, & passed.
Petition of , ,— that the issued his certificat for payment of all bills that have been allowed by the council— read & passed
Claims of for shackles. $2,50. read.— rules dispensed with and Claims allowed,
The stated to the council that he had furnished the old tax list to the new assessors, as their directory, with some other instead of a new list, which the council approved.—
12½ noon. Adjourned till Saturday 16th int. 10 A M.
16 December 1843 • Saturday
Special Session. Saturday Dec 16th 1843, 10 oclock A. M.
Names of members called, prayer by , minutes of last council read and approved. was added to the council to supply the place of who was absent, notified and took his seat
The Mayor, Aldermen, and counsellors signed the Memorial to petition congress for redress of Losses.— <​officially.—​> Memorial Read
Counsellor . on the committee for memorializing Congress for protection, read the Memorial. A suggested an amendment. suggested additions Mayor spoke. C spoke. Mayor spoke in reply. stating we wished to ask the privilege of calling on troops to protect us us in our privileges, which is not unconstitutional,— but lays in the breast of congress.——
spoke.— on legal and constitutional points [p. 25]
Councillers on the committee for writing a memorial to congres asked extension of time to report and granted till saturday next. 10 oclock A. M.—
“An ordinance for the health and convenience of travellers and other purposes.” read. The Mayor spoke in explanations A. & spoke— read again and the third time by its title, & passed.
Petition of , ,— that the issued his certificat for payment of all bills that have been allowed by the council— read & passed
Claims of for shackles. $2,50. read.— rules dispensed with and Claims allowed,
The stated to the council that he had furnished the old tax list to the new assessors, as their directory, instead of a new list, which the council approved.—
12½ noon. Adjourned till Saturday 16th int. 10 A M.
16 December 1843 • Saturday
Special Session. Saturday Dec 16th 1843, 10 oclock A. M.
Names of members called, prayer by , minutes of last council read and approved. was added to the council to supply the place of who was absent, notified and took his seat
The Mayor, Aldermen, and counsellors signed the Memorial to petition congress for redress of Losses.— officially.— Memorial Read
Counsellor . on the committee for memorializing Congress for protection, read the Memorial. suggested an amendment. suggested additions Mayor spoke. C spoke. Mayor spoke in reply. stating we wished to ask the privilege of calling on troops to protect us us in our privileges, which is not unconstitutional,— but lays in the breast of congress.——
spoke.— on legal and constitutional points [p. 25]
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