Bill from John P. Greene, 19 November 1841

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An ordinance concerning fire arms, <​&​> parties litigant, & witnesses.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that if any person shall fire or shoot a gun, pistol, or other fire arm, <​idle or for sport or amusement,​> in the night or on the Sabbath Sunday, the person so firing or shooting shall forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, no less than five dollars: provided that nothing herein contained shall <​be​> construed to affect any officer of this for firing and shooting as aforesaid in the execution of his duty.
Sec. 2. That if any person shall prosecute another before the authorities of this , and fail to procure a conviction, such person shall be taxed with the costs of suit.
Sec. 3. That if any person shall neglect to attend at the hour set for trial before the Mayor, any Alderman, or the Municipal Court <​without a reasonable excuse,​> after being duly notified, such person shall be fined one dollar for every hour’s delay. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage. Passed, Nov. 19— <​27th.​> 1841. [p. [1]]
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    Insertion in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    This bill was discussed and amended at the 20 November 1841 City Council meeting, but was not passed. It was sent to committee, which gave their recommendation at the 27 November 1841 council meeting, and the bill passed without the third section. James Sloan’s insertion was clearly intended to mean that it passed on 27 November 1841. (Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, Jan.–Nov. 1841, 41–44; Ordinance, 27 Nov. 1841.  

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    Endorsement in handwriting of John C. Bennett.