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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<February 3> Cohort, and a Brigadier General, as commander of the second Cohort— Sec 4 The Staff of the Lieutenant General shall consist of two principal Aids-de-camp, with the rank of Colonels of Calvary, and a Guard of twelve Aids-de-Camp, with the rank of Captains of Infantry, and a Drill Officer with the rank of Colonel of Dragoons, who shall likewise be the Chief Officer of the Guard. Sec 5. The Staff of the Major General shall consist of an Adjutant, a Surgeon in Chief, a Cornet, a Quarter Master, a Paymaster, a Commissary and a Chaplain, with the rank of Colonels of Infantry; a Surgeon for each Cohort, a Quarter Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major and Chief Musician with the rank of Captains of Light Infantry; and two Musicians with the rank of Captains of Infantry. Sec. 6. The Staff of each Brigadier General, shall consist of one Aid-de-Camp. with the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry; provided that the said Brigadiers shall have access to the Staff of the Major General when not otherwise in service Sec. 7. No officer shall hereafter be elected by the various Companies of the Legion, except upon the nomination of the Court Martial, and it is hereby made the duty of the Court Martial to nominate at least two Candidates for each vacant Office, whenever such vacancies occur. Sec. 8. The Court Martial shall fill and supply all Offices ranking between Captains and Brigadiers General by granting Brevet Commissions to the most worthy Company Officers of the line, who shall thereafter take rank and command according to the date of their brevets; provided that their original place in the line shall not thereby be vacated. Sec 9. The Court Martial consisting of all the military officers, commissioned or entitled to Commissions, within the limits of the City Corporation, shall meet at the office of Joseph Smith on Thursday the 4th. day of February 1841 at 10 o’clock A. M. and then and there proceed to elect the general Officers of the Legion as contemplated in the third section of this ordinance. Sec. 10. The Court martial shall adopt for the Legion, as nearly as may be, and so far as applicable, the discipline, drill, uniform, rules and regulations of the Army. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Passed Feb. 3. 1841. Mayor, Recorder. [HC 4:294]
<“We Joseph Smith; , and do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that we will support the Constitution of the , and of the State of , and that we will well and truly perform the duties of Counsellors of the City of , according to law, and the best of our abilities. Joseph Smith, , , .”>
The following addition has been made to the Charter of the Nauvoo Legion by the Legislature.
“Any Citizen of , may by voluntary enrollment, attach himself to the Nauvoo Legion, with all the privileges which appertain to that Independent Military Body,”
and I gave a general invitation to my friends to enrol themselves, so as to have a perfect organization by the fourth of July— I was appointed Chairman of several Committees, viz, “On the Canal,” “for vacating the Town of ,” “vending Spirituous Liquors,” “Code of City Ordinances,” “Board of Health,” &c— Council adjourned to the 8th.
4 February 1841 • Thursday
<4> Thursday 4. Legion Minutes.
“Pursuant to an ordinance of the City Council of the City of , entitled “An Ordinance organizing the Nauvoo Legion”. Passed “Feby. 3. 1841. A Court Martial composed of the Commissioned Officers of the Militia [p. 1161]
February 3 Cohort, and a Brigadier General, as commander of the second Cohort— Sec 4 The Staff of the Lieutenant General shall consist of two principal Aids-de-camp, with the rank of Colonels of Calvary, and a Guard of twelve Aids-de-Camp, with the rank of Captains of Infantry, and a Drill Officer with the rank of Colonel of Dragoons, who shall likewise be the Chief Officer of the Guard. Sec 5. The Staff of the Major General shall consist of an Adjutant, a Surgeon in Chief, a Cornet, a Quarter Master, a Paymaster, a Commissary and a Chaplain, with the rank of Colonels of Infantry; a Surgeon for each Cohort, a Quarter Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major and Chief Musician with the rank of Captains of Light Infantry; and two Musicians with the rank of Captains of Infantry. Sec. 6. The Staff of each Brigadier General, shall consist of one Aid-de-Camp. with the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry; provided that the said Brigadiers shall have access to the Staff of the Major General when not otherwise in service Sec. 7. No officer shall hereafter be elected by the various Companies of the Legion, except upon the nomination of the Court Martial, and it is hereby made the duty of the Court Martial to nominate at least two Candidates for each vacant Office, whenever such vacancies occur. Sec. 8. The Court Martial shall fill and supply all Offices ranking between Captains and Brigadiers General by granting Brevet Commissions to the most worthy Company Officers of the line, who shall thereafter take rank and command according to the date of their brevets; provided that their original place in the line shall not thereby be vacated. Sec 9. The Court Martial consisting of all the military officers, commissioned or entitled to Commissions, within the limits of the City Corporation, shall meet at the office of Joseph Smith on Thursday the 4th. day of February 1841 at 10 o’clock A. M. and then and there proceed to elect the general Officers of the Legion as contemplated in the third section of this ordinance. Sec. 10. The Court martial shall adopt for the Legion, as nearly as may be, and so far as applicable, the discipline, drill, uniform, rules and regulations of the Army. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Passed Feb. 3. 1841. Mayor, Recorder. [HC 4:294]
“We Joseph Smith; , and do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that we will support the Constitution of the , and of the State of , and that we will well and truly perform the duties of Counsellors of the City of , according to law, and the best of our abilities. Joseph Smith, , , .”
The following addition has been made to the Charter of the Nauvoo Legion by the Legislature.
“Any Citizen of , may by voluntary enrollment, attach himself to the Nauvoo Legion, with all the privileges which appertain to that Independent Military Body,”
and I gave a general invitation to my friends to enrol themselves, so as to have a perfect organization by the fourth of July— I was appointed Chairman of several Committees, viz, “On the Canal,” “for vacating the Town of ,” “vending Spirituous Liquors,” “Code of City Ordinances,” “Board of Health,” &c— Council adjourned to the 8th.
4 February 1841 • Thursday
4 Thursday 4. Legion Minutes.
“Pursuant to an ordinance of the City Council of the City of , entitled “An Ordinance organizing the Nauvoo Legion”. Passed “Feby. 3. 1841. A Court Martial composed of the Commissioned Officers of the Militia [p. 1161]
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