History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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< February 3> The City Council of organized, and opened by prayer by myself, when  the delivered his inaugural address, as published in the Times and  Seasons page 316 [2 words illegible], and the following persons were elected by the  Council to their Offices, to wit; , Marshall; ,  Recorder; , Treasurer; James Robinson, Assessor; ,  Supervisor of Streets. I presented to the City Council the following Resolution  which was unanimously adopted
“Resolved by the City Council of the City  of , that the unfeigned thanks of this Community be respectfully  tendered to the , Council of Revision, and Legislature of the State of  , as a feeble testimonial of their respect and esteem for noble, high  minded, and patriotic statesmen, and as an evidence of gratitude for  the signal powers recently conferred— and that the Citizens of be  held in everlasting remembrance for their unparalleled liberality and  marked kindness to our people, when in their greatest state of suffering  and want.”
I presented a Bill for “An Ordinance concerning the  University of Nauvoo,” which passed as follows:
“Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the  City Council of the City of , That the “University of the City of Nauvoo,”  be, and the same is hereby organized by the appointment of the following  Board of Trustees; to wit: , Chancellor; , Registrar;  and Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , John T. Barnett,  , , , , ,  , , , , , , , , and Lenos M. Knight  Regents of the University of the City of Nauvoo,” as contemplated in the 24th.  section of “An Act to incorporate the City of ,” approved December 16. 1840.  Sec 2. The Board named in the first section of this Ordinance shall hold its  first meeting at the office of Joseph Smith on Tuesday the 9th. day of February  1841 at 2 o’clock P.M. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —  — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Passed Feb. 3. 1841. , Mayor,  , Recorder.”
I also presented a Bill for “An Ordinance  organizing the Nauvoo Legion” which passed the same day as follows
“Sec 1  Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the Inhabitants of  the City of , and such Citizens of , as may unite by  voluntary enrollment, be and they are hereby organized into a body of  independent military men, to be called the “Nauvoo Legion” as contemplated  in the 25th. Section of “An Act to incorporate the City of ” approved  December 16. 1840. Sec. 2. The Legion shall be, and is hereby divided into two  Cohorts— the horse troops to constitute the first Cohort, and the foot troops to constitute  the second Cohort. Sec. 3. The general officers of the Legion shall consist of a  Lieutenant General, as the Chief commanding and reviewing Officer, and President  of the Court Martial, and Legion, a Major General as the second in command  in the Legion, the Secretary of the Court Martial and Legion, and Adjutant  and Inspector General; a Brigadier General as the Commander of the first [p. 1160]
February 3 The City Council of organized, and opened by prayer by myself, when the delivered his inaugural address, as published in the Times and Seasons page 316 , and the following persons were elected by the Council to their Offices, to wit; , Marshall; , Recorder; , Treasurer; James Robinson, Assessor; , Supervisor of Streets. I presented to the City Council the following Resolution which was unanimously adopted
“Resolved by the City Council of the City of , that the unfeigned thanks of this Community be respectfully tendered to the , Council of Revision, and Legislature of the State of , as a feeble testimonial of their respect and esteem for noble, high minded, and patriotic statesmen, and as an evidence of gratitude for the signal powers recently conferred— and that the Citizens of be held in everlasting remembrance for their unparalleled liberality and marked kindness to our people, when in their greatest state of suffering and want.”
I presented a Bill for “An Ordinance concerning the University of Nauvoo,” which passed as follows:
“Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the “University of the City of Nauvoo,” be, and the same is hereby organized by the appointment of the following Board of Trustees; to wit: , Chancellor; , Registrar; and Joseph Smith, , , , , , , , John T. Barnett, , , , , , , , , , , , , , and Lenos M. Knight Regents of the University of the City of Nauvoo,” as contemplated in the 24th. section of “An Act to incorporate the City of ,” approved December 16. 1840. Sec 2. The Board named in the first section of this Ordinance shall hold its first meeting at the office of Joseph Smith on Tuesday the 9th. day of February 1841 at 2 o’clock P.M. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Passed Feb. 3. 1841. , Mayor, , Recorder.”
I also presented a Bill for “An Ordinance organizing the Nauvoo Legion” which passed the same day as follows
“Sec 1 Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the Inhabitants of the City of , and such Citizens of , as may unite by voluntary enrollment, be and they are hereby organized into a body of independent military men, to be called the “Nauvoo Legion” as contemplated in the 25th. Section of “An Act to incorporate the City of ” approved December 16. 1840. Sec. 2. The Legion shall be, and is hereby divided into two Cohorts— the horse troops to constitute the first Cohort, and the foot troops to constitute the second Cohort. Sec. 3. The general officers of the Legion shall consist of a Lieutenant General, as the Chief commanding and reviewing Officer, and President of the Court Martial, and Legion, a Major General as the second in command in the Legion, the Secretary of the Court Martial and Legion, and Adjutant and Inspector General; a Brigadier General as the Commander of the first [p. 1160]
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