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

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spoke again.— offered an amendment, in full, spoke— moved the bill be referred to a <​the standing​> committee and carried.— Mayor spoke.— that the object of an ordinance on Registry was to keep our own papers & not be obliged to send them to ,—
Petition of for an inteligence office, read twice & referred to the committee on Municipal Laws
Petition of Robert Campbell & 72 others, to tax dogs read— spoke in favor— spoke by objection . spoke again in favor.— moved the petition be granted & seconded.— Mayor objected.— said he would never pay a tax on his dog in this ,— Petition laid on the Table.
Petition of J. S. Wild & 21 others— for an James John H. Havens to be appointed Inspector of flour— Read, petition granted.—
And on motion James John H Havens was elected 2d inspector of flour in this , to give the same bonds <​and be governed by the same rules​> as <​the​> first inspector— & be sworn in office.—
10 minutes before 2 o clock adjourned one hour
10 minutes before 3 assembled according to adjournment. Names of members called.
Mayor introduced, The ordinance in relation to Merchants Lice[n]se was conversed upon. at considerable length,— and the words “Auctioneers or druggists” were ordered to be inserted in the ordinance Regulating Grocers and Merchants Licenses, passed Dec 16, 1843, immediately after the words Merchants and grocers in the third line on the Record,—
Policemen, Benjamin Boyce, Josiah Arnold, Richard D. Sprague, Howard Egan, Geo W. Clyde,— Davis McOlney , , , Dwight Harding, were sworn to tell the truth the whole truth <​and nothing but the truth​>. in the matter between & & the City Council, and they all testified they had receved no private instruction from the Mayor,
Petition of <​for Retailing spirits​> was called up, and read.— and the Mayor spoke proposing that said petition be granted, [p. 42]
spoke again.— offered an amendment, in full, spoke— moved the bill be referred to the standing committee and carried.— Mayor spoke.— that the object of an ordinance on Registry was to keep our own papers & not be obliged to send them to ,—
Petition of for an inteligence office, read twice & referred to the committee on Municipal Laws
Petition of Robert Campbell & 72 others, to tax dogs read— spoke in favor— . spoke again in favor.— moved the petition be granted & seconded.— Mayor objected.— said he would never pay a tax on his dog in this ,— Petition laid on the Table.
Petition of J. S. Wild & 21 others— for John Haven to be appointed Inspector of flour— Read, petition granted.—
And on motion John Haven was elected 2d inspector of flour in this , to give the same bonds and be governed by the same rules as the first inspector— & be sworn in office.—
10 minutes before 2 o clock adjourned one hour
10 minutes before 3 assembled according to adjournment. Names of members called.
, The ordinance in relation to Merchants License was conversed upon. at considerable length,— and the words “Auctioneers or druggists” were ordered to be inserted in the ordinance Regulating Grocers and Merchants Licenses, passed Dec 16, 1843, immediately after the words Merchants and grocers in the third line on the Record,—
Policemen, Benjamin Boyce, Josiah Arnold, Richard D. Sprague, Howard Egan, Geo W. Clyde,— Davis McOlney , , , Dwight Harding, were sworn to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. in the matter between & & the City Council, and they all testified they had receved no private instruction from the Mayor,
Petition of for Retailing spirits was called up, and read.— and the Mayor spoke proposing that said petition be granted, [p. 42]
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