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

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I would suspect , does not believe he menti[on]ed name,— My opinion was founded on rumor. Bro said was in a bad situation, was kicking, and if he did not mind he would go over the board. if he had his property & was away he would feel better,— have heard it talked of that was not going to stand &c &c <​​> did not tell what he was kicking at, think he mentioned Spiritual wife system, &c. I understood a Brutus to mean a treacherous man.— did not believe in it <​the​> <​spiritual wife system,​> & did not believe in it.—
G. W. Crouse sworn.— does not recollect any conversation between W. Smith & , at his office.— relative to the case in question.— had discussion about the duties of policemen.
said it was custom[a]ry for policemen to go armed, in time of danger—
confirmed. ’s observation
C. spoke, told the story of that old Dutchman & the Divil
, sworn.— have heard received the impression from some source that & probably one or wto [two] others could not subscribe to all things in the church, and it might make trouble, don’t know of any ones being endanger no one told me the police had received any <​private​> instruction— could not tell of one <​who ever had mentioned the subject to him​>
spoke,— said he had no personal feeling against Warren Smith,— some 2 or 3 years since he sueed [sued] Bro Warren & staid the suit,— &c was suspicious his <​s​> feelings might have risen from that source
C. spoke.—
<​Daniel​> Cairns [Daniel Carn] spoke
Warren Smith spoke
spoke.— spoke.—
Mayor spoke. said no one had come to him with tales about <​to prejudice his mind against Him,​> was totally ignorant, of it,— if any thing had been revealed to him he had kept it to himself, I said <​to ​> if any man approach my house with arms or attempt to force open <​disturb my​> my house, I wanted him to take care of him. Never could bring his <​my​> feelings to take revenge on his <​my​> enemies, The council did not concoct the Idea of having a police. the several wards petitioned for it <​a​> police to protect them against, invasion— wanted citizens [p. 38]
I would suspect , does not believe he mentioned name,— My opinion was founded on rumor. Bro said was in a bad situation, was kicking, and if he did not mind he would go over the board. if he had his property & was away he would feel better,— have heard it talked of that was not going to stand &c &c did not tell what he was kicking at, think he mentioned Spiritual wife system, &c. I understood a Brutus to mean a treacherous man.— did not believe in the spiritual wife system, & did not believe in it.—
G. W. Crouse sworn.— does not recollect any conversation between W. Smith & , at his office.— relative to the case in question.— had discussion about the duties of policemen.
said it was customary for policemen to go armed, in time of danger—
confirmed. ’s observation
C. spoke, told the story of that old Dutchman & the Divil
, sworn.— have received the impression from some source that & probably one or wto [two] others could not subscribe to all things in the church, and it might make trouble, don’t know of any ones being endanger no one told me the police had received any private instruction— could not tell of one who ever had mentioned the subject to him
spoke,— said he had no personal feeling against Warren Smith,— some 2 or 3 years since he sueed [sued] Bro Warren & staid the suit,— &c was suspicious s feelings might have risen from that source
C. spoke.—
Daniel Cairns Daniel Carn spoke
Warren Smith spoke
spoke.— spoke.—
Mayor spoke. said no one had come to him with tales about to prejudice his mind against Him, was totally ignorant, of it,— I said to if any man approach my house with arms or attempt to disturb my house, I wanted him to take care of him. Never could bring my feelings to take revenge on my enemies, The council did not concoct the Idea of having a police. the several wards petitioned for a police to protect them against, invasion— wanted citizens [p. 38]
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