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

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on conditions the city should occupy said lot for said <​said​> purpose.—
Voted that the same committe proceed to select the Lot & procure a deed <​title​> of <​for​> the same,
moved the committee <​be ins[t]ructed to​> select the whole <​whole​> Lot on <​Sidney and Back Street​>
proposd the 3/4. Lot. Mayor said that would depend on the Location. The object was to keep prisoners, and had better be in the most public place.
proposed the most valuable Lot, stoght [thought] the fractional Lot was the most valuable,
thought the full lot was equally va[l]uable with a stone quarry thereon,
Motion carried for selecting the full Lot.
Claims of — for cer Burying certain individuals &c <​and furnishing a coffin.​> to the amount of $29,00, read and refered to the Committee <​on claims.—​>
The Committe Reported fav[or]ably and that the account be allowed. Report a[c]cepted.— and claims allowed. and To be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
An ordinance was reported by the committe to memoria[l]ize Congress. Read. & accep Report accepted.
And the reports of the ordered to a second reading. Read by C. .
moved an amendment, “the,” erased, and this inserted.—
proposed an additional Section of <​to​> the ordinance requiring the troops to obey the orders of the mayor in case of insurrection
made raised a query, to which replied and the 4[th] section was added to the ordinance. The mayor suggested an amend amendment of perpetual succession. proposed an amendment to add “the nearest troops,” related an anecdote of concerning Owens, and objected to the word contiguous, &, Mayor concurred. in
suggested that we <​will​> have a right to a garrison arsenal &c when <​if​> the ordinance pass.
Motiond by C A & carried that the memorial & ordin[an]ce, be forwarded to Congress—— [p. 28]
on conditions the city should occupy said lot for said purpose.—
Voted that the same committe proceed to select the Lot & procure a title for the same,
moved the committee be instructed to select the Lot on Sidney and Back Street
proposd the 3/4. Lot. Mayor said that would depend on the Location. The object was to keep prisoners, and had better be in the most public place.
proposed the most valuable Lot, stoght [thought] the fractional Lot was the most valuable,
thought the full lot was equally valuable with a stone quarry thereon,
Motion carried for selecting the full Lot.
Claims of — for Burying certain individuals and furnishing a coffin. to the amount of $29,00, read and refered to the Committee on claims.—
The Committe Reported favorably and that the account be allowed. Report accepted.— and claims allowed. To be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
An ordinance was reported by the committe to memorialize Congress. Read. & Report accepted.
And the report ordered to a second reading. Read by C. .
moved an amendment, “the,” erased, and this inserted.—
proposed an additional Section to the ordinance requiring the troops to obey the orders of the mayor in case of insurrection
raised a query, to which replied and the 4[th] section was added to the ordinance. The mayor suggested an amendment of perpetual succession. proposed an amendment to add “the nearest troops,” related an anecdote of concerning Owens, and objected to the word contiguous, &, Mayor concurred.
suggested that we will have a right to a garrison arsenal &c if the ordinance pass.
Motiond by A & carried that the memorial & ordinance, be forwarded to Congress—— [p. 28]
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