Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, January–November 1842

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1 January 1842 • Saturday
Saturday Evg.— 6 OClock P. M. Jany. 1st. 1842.—
City Council met pursuant to adjournment,— meeting opened by Prayer,— Minutes of last Meeting Read.—
Sworn as Treasurer.—
presented a Petn. from G. W. Hickerson & o[the]rs, as a Remonstrance agst. opening Water Street. which was referred to the Committee to whom the Petn. for opening Water St, was <heretofore> referred;—
The council was informed by the , that they were abt. to sit as a high Court of Impeachment in a Case wherein Urial C. Nickerson is Complt., & Gustavus Hills, Aldmn., Deft.—
Sworn & Exd.,— was present when a Suit was brought agst. Complt. before Aldn Hill, on the 22nd. Novr. 1841. 3 Witnesses were exd on each Side.— Evedence was that Complt. was to give $2,50 pCent. for Beef of an Ox, & Hide & Tallow, gone <in> for Butchering.—
That Complt said he wd not give more that $2,50, pCent,— Tender of that Sum was lodged with Wilber.— & Ct. decided no Cause of Action, because of Tender made.
Court was again opened, & decision agst. Complt. in abt. 6 days after.— Was not at this Trial.—
Was present at last Trial, & gave Testy. of Beef being worth $2,50 pCent..—
Saw bring back Property, did not know of Trade, but heard [Timothy] Foote say he had Recd pay for the ox, at rate of $2,50— saw the Tender made.—
Exd. by , talked to , when he brought back Property.—
By ,— Aldn. Hills said (on first Trial,) that there was no Cause of Action.—
Knows Complt. knows <had> not any Notice of 2nd. Trial, as he was on the Island, or [illegible]
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1 January 1842 • Saturday
Saturday Evg.— 6 OClock P. M. Jany. 1st. 1842.—
City Council met pursuant to adjournment,— meeting opened by Prayer,— Minutes of last Meeting Read.—
Sworn as Treasurer.—
presented a Petn. from G. W. Hickerson & others, as a Remonstrance agst. opening Water Street. which was referred to the Committee to whom the Petn. for opening Water St, was heretofore referred;—
The council was informed by the , that they were abt. to sit as a high Court of Impeachment in a Case wherein Urial C. Nickerson is Complt., & Gustavus Hills, Aldmn., Deft.—
Sworn & Exd.,— was present when a Suit was brought agst. Complt. before Aldn Hill, on the 22nd. Novr. 1841. 3 Witnesses were exd on each Side.— Evedence was that Complt. was to give $2,50 pCent. for Beef of an Ox, & Hide & Tallow, gone in for Butchering.—
That Complt said he wd not give more that $2,50, pCent,— Tender of that Sum was lodged with Wilber.— & Ct. decided no Cause of Action, because of Tender made.
Court was again opened, & decision agst. Complt. in abt. 6 days after.— Was not at this Trial.—
Was present at last Trial, & gave Testy. of Beef being worth $2,50 pCent..—
Saw bring back Property, did not know of Trade, but heard Timothy Foote say he had Recd pay for the ox, at rate of $2,50— saw the Tender made.—
Exd. by , talked to , when he brought back Property.—
By ,— Aldn. Hills said (on first Trial,) that there was no Cause of Action.—
Knows Complt. had not any Notice of 2nd. Trial, as he was on the Island,
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