Minutes, 14 January 1843

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Saturday Jany. 14th. 1843 ten oclock A. M.
City Council met agreeable to adjournment,— (regular meeting,) which was opened by Prayer,— names of the Council were called,— minutes of last two meetings were read & approved.
The having laid a statement <​before the Council,​> by letter of the Cash funds now in the Treasury, & requesting to know in what manner the same should be disposed of, the following resolution was thereupon passed “to wit”.
Resolved by the City Council of the City of , that the balance of Cash <​now reported to be in the Treasury & which will be​> remaining in the treasury the<​rein​> after paying the balance due him on the purchase of the burying Ground, be paid over by the to the in part payment [for his] services as Recorder. [p. 1]
The claim of for opening Streets, <​by Survey,​> was referred to the committee of claims.
A Bill was presented on behalf of the , for an Ord[inan]ce granting pay from the Corpn. for all interments in cases where he is unable to procure payt. otherwise, which was referred to the committee of Claims.
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Resolved by the City Council of the City of , that the next general Election to <​take place in this ,​> be held in the office of Genl. , in the fourth ward of this .
, , & , were duly elected by the City Council, Judges to act at the next general Election to be held in this , for the Election of Mayor, Aldermen, & Councillors for said .
<​This should come in here​> <​X​> The Committee to whom it was specially referred, to prepare a Law for the election of City Council in future, brought forward a Bill which received the usual readings, the rules being dispensed with, & after being discussed & amended, passed into an Ordinance, entitled, “An Ordinance regulating Municipal Elections in the City of ”.
The Committee who were selected to prepare a Bill for regulating the fees & compensation of the Municipal Court, & other persons, brought forward a Bill which received the usual readings, the rules being dispensed with, & after being discussed & amended, passed into an Ordinance, entitled, “An Ordinance regulating the Fees & compensation of the several officers & persons therein mentioned”. [p. 2]
, one of the Committee to whom it was referred to prepare a Code of Criminal Laws, applied for further time for that purpose, & also that the Council would add to the number of the present Committee, both of which was granted, & & were thereupon added to said Committee, thereby increasing the number to five.
presented the report of the City Collector for the year 1841, which was referred to the Committee on Finance, who reported thereon, which report <​was accepted, & it​> approved of the Collectors return, & was adopted. (Report to be put on Record.)
<​ordered to be erased.​> Resolved by &c., that the City Council, having business of importance to transact at all times when met, be not treated as though they were a Cattle Show, by People running in & out of the Council Room, & the is hereby required to prevent such intrusions.
passed Jany. 14th 1843.
Joseph Smith, Mayor.
, Recorder.
Adjourned until next regular meeting.— [p. 3]

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    TEXT: Page torn; text supplied from Nauvoo City Council Proceedings, p. 131.  

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