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

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Mayor said the reason why he asked for a Licence were asking was, that others were selling and he wanted the privilege lawfully which others took unlawfully,— was willing to hold my licence if the council says to, & have men appointed in each [wa]rd.— <​Temperance house cannot support, itself, and if any body needs those proffits, I do.​>
— moved an amendment, “or such person or persons as he shall depute” to be added to the Mayors Licence,— proposed an ordinance, proposed <​to​> refere to a committee, spoke in favor of the amendment, referred to the <​a​> committee,— <​, <​Counseller​> —​>
10 min <​before​> 6 adjourned to next Tuesday 10 o clock A M.
16 January 1844 • Tuesday
Adjourned Session. Tuesday, January 16th. 1844.—
24 minutes past 11, names of members called.— Prayer by .— Minutes of last council read and approved.— Petition of <​&​> , concerning s Lot in relation to Water Sts, read & referred to a <​the​> Committee on streets <​Public​>— grounds.—
An ordinance concerning the Registry of deeds read by ,— Read 2d time by Mayor objected to having any thing to do with things out of the . explained.— Mayor explained,— the terms should be explicit.— explained. It is customary in all countries to make exceptions to <​regulation for​> foreign deeds.— Counl made <​took​> exceptions.— to requiring a seal— corrected. no seal required in the .— <​the words​> “or— Justice of the Peace” was inserted on motion.— Mayor objected to saying any thing about qualifications <​of​> out of the .— C. .— thought further investigation necessary.— and noticed the bill lay on the table, for further <​investigation​> and carried.—
Ordinance concerning Report.— An ordinance concerning the sale of spirituous Liquors Read twice by , and Report accepted. Read twice third time by its title & passed.— satisfied with its title. called to the chair Mayors absent.—
read a Report on the petition of ,— Report be accepted.— An ordinance Regulating a City Directory and an Inte[ll]igence officer [p. 44]
Mayor said the reason why he asked for a Licence was, that others were selling and he wanted the privilege lawfully which others took unlawfully,— was willing to hold my licence if the council says to, & have men appointed in each ward.— Temperance house cannot support, itself, and if any body needs those proffits, I do.
— moved an amendment, “or such person or persons as he shall depute” to be added to the Mayors Licence,— proposed an ordinance, proposed to refere to a committee, spoke in favor of the amendment, referred to a committee,— , Counseller
10 min before 6 adjourned to next Tuesday 10 o clock A M.
16 January 1844 • Tuesday
Adjourned Session. Tuesday, January 16th. 1844.—
24 minutes past 11, names of members called.— Prayer by .— Minutes of last council read and approved.— Petition of & , concerning s Lot in relation to Water Sts, read & referred to the Committee on Public— grounds.—
An ordinance concerning the Registry of deeds read by ,— Read 2d time by Mayor objected to having any thing to do with things out of the . explained.— Mayor explained,— the terms should be explicit.— explained. It is customary in all countries to make regulation for foreign deeds.— Counl took exceptions.— to requiring a seal— corrected. no seal required in the .— the words “or— Justice of the Peace” was inserted on motion.— Mayor objected to saying any thing about qualifications of out of the .— C. .— thought further investigation necessary.— and noticed the bill lay on the table, for further investigation and carried.—
.— An ordinance concerning the sale of spirituous Liquors Read twice by , and Report accepted. Read twice third time by its title & passed.— satisfied with its title. called to the chair Mayors absent.—
read a Report on the petition of ,— Report be accepted.— An ordinance Regulating a City Directory and an Intelligence officer [p. 44]
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