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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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24–25 February 1841 • Wednesday–Thursday
<February 24> Wednesday 24. returned to , and on the 25th. attended a <Patriarchal> blessing meeting at Brother Dumville’s. Father Melling officiated and Elder Scribe—
27–28 February 1841 • Saturday–Sunday
Saturday 27. went to and preached in Lombard Street Room on Sunday the 28.
1 March 1841 • Monday
<March 1—> The <City> Council divided the into four Wards at my Suggestion, to wit, All that district of Country within the limits, north of the centre of Knight Street, and West of the centre of Well’s Street, shall constitute the First Ward— North of the Centre of Knight Street and East of the centre of Wells Street, the Second Ward. South [HC 4:305] of the Centre of Knight Street and East of the centre of Wells Street, the Third Ward— South of the Centre of Knight Street and West of the Centre of Wells Street, the Fourth Ward.
I attended the City Council and presented a bill for “an Ordinance in relation to Religious Societies”
“ Sec 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter Day Saints, Quakers, Episcopalians, Universalists, Unitarians, Mohammedans, and all other Religious Sects and denominations whatever, shall have free toleration, and equal privileges, in this , and should any person be guilty of ridiculing and abusing, or otherwise depreciating another, in consequence of his religion, or of disturbing or interrupting, any religious meeting, within the limits of this , he shall on conviction thereof before the Mayor, or Municipal Court, be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor or Court. Sec 2. It is hereby made the duty of all municipal officers to notice, and report to the Mayor, any breach or violation of this, or any other ordinance of this that may come within their knowledge, or of which they may be advised; and any Officer aforesaid is hereby fully authorized to arrest all such violators of rule, law <and> order, either with or without process. — — — — — — — — Passed March 1st. 1841. — Mayor— — Recorder—”
I also presented a bill as follows, “An Ordinance in relation to Public Meetings,”
“Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That in order to guarantee the Constitutional right of free discussion upon all subjects, the Citizens of this may, from time to time, peaceably assemble themselves together for all peaceable, or lawful purposes whatever; and should any person be guilty of disturbing, or interrupting any such meeting, or assemblage, he shall on conviction thereof before the Mayor or Municipal Court be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred [HC 4:306] dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor or Court. Sec. 2. Should any person be guilty of exciting the people to riot, or rebellion, or of participating in a Mob, or any other unlawful, riotous, or tumultuous assemblage of the people, or of refusing to obey any civil officer, executing the ordinances of the , or the general laws of the or , or of neglecting or refusing [p. 1169]
24–25 February 1841 • Wednesday–Thursday
February 24 Wednesday 24. returned to , and on the 25th. attended a Patriarchal blessing meeting at Brother Dumville’s. Father Melling officiated and Elder Scribe—
27–28 February 1841 • Saturday–Sunday
Saturday 27. went to and preached in Lombard Street Room on Sunday the 28.
1 March 1841 • Monday
March 1— The City Council divided the into four Wards at my Suggestion, to wit, All that district of Country within the limits, north of the centre of Knight Street, and West of the centre of Well’s Street, shall constitute the First Ward— North of the Centre of Knight Street and East of the centre of Wells Street, the Second Ward. South [HC 4:305] of the Centre of Knight Street and East of the centre of Wells Street, the Third Ward— South of the Centre of Knight Street and West of the Centre of Wells Street, the Fourth Ward.
I attended the City Council and presented a bill for “an Ordinance in relation to Religious Societies”
“ Sec 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter Day Saints, Quakers, Episcopalians, Universalists, Unitarians, Mohammedans, and all other Religious Sects and denominations whatever, shall have free toleration, and equal privileges, in this , and should any person be guilty of ridiculing and abusing, or otherwise depreciating another, in consequence of his religion, or of disturbing or interrupting, any religious meeting, within the limits of this , he shall on conviction thereof before the Mayor, or Municipal Court, be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor or Court. Sec 2. It is hereby made the duty of all municipal officers to notice, and report to the Mayor, any breach or violation of this, or any other ordinance of this that may come within their knowledge, or of which they may be advised; and any Officer aforesaid is hereby fully authorized to arrest all such violators of rule, law and order, either with or without process. — — — — — — — — Passed March 1st. 1841. — Mayor— — Recorder—”
I also presented a bill as follows, “An Ordinance in relation to Public Meetings,”
“Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That in order to guarantee the Constitutional right of free discussion upon all subjects, the Citizens of this may, from time to time, peaceably assemble themselves together for all peaceable, or lawful purposes whatever; and should any person be guilty of disturbing, or interrupting any such meeting, or assemblage, he shall on conviction thereof before the Mayor or Municipal Court be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred [HC 4:306] dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor or Court. Sec. 2. Should any person be guilty of exciting the people to riot, or rebellion, or of participating in a Mob, or any other unlawful, riotous, or tumultuous assemblage of the people, or of refusing to obey any civil officer, executing the ordinances of the , or the general laws of the or , or of neglecting or refusing [p. 1169]
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