to pass the streets at any time of night without molestations, but if the police see a man breaking my house or Barn, <or any body, house or barn> tell him to stand and enquire his business. Thought it possible some one had been practicing fraud on the police,— & upon individuals,—
<proposed> Let[illegible] <that> Bro , & W Smith be dropped from the police if the council consent <lest they scare some body,>— dont guard house any more.
Men must <not> pervert the power entrusted to them. & referred to
does not know that it was a policeman who stopped <him> does not know that the police kindled the fire before his house let the police have canes, Let the citizens pass & repass at all times of night
C. spoke. thought the conclusion drawn up by thought <that> Joseph or somebody was going <to> get revenge by setting the guard to kill , was the most contemptible that could be imagined. and if had had the respect for Bro Joseph he ought to have had, he would not have done it.
< and retired.>
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Mayor referred to ’s testimony. thought had better stay at home & hold his tongue, lest rumor turn upon him, <did not believe there was any rumor of the kind afloat,—> thought the young men of the had better withdraw from him & let him stand on his own merits, not consider him the standard, <of for the —>
There is a system of things which has been from the beginning which this has grown out off.— and from these individuals are those who do not want a police they want to prowl at pleasure.—
C . spoke in objection to dropping the 2 police mentioned by the Mayor
— said the police were in the hands of the Mayor
<Gen said Bro Joseph I am Josephs friend, he has no better friend in the world I am ready to lay down his my life for him & upon that the Mayor and Gen shook hands>
said the fire was kindled before by by some men from the North part, <of the > and not the policemen
spoke again, exp[r]essed of his good feelings
. Policemen have always had to learn their duty. hoped not one would get up another tempest in a tea pot, C. apologized—
Ordinance concerning the 40 policemen read twice [p. 39]