, Bill, to Nauvoo City Council, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL, 5 July 1842; handwriting of and ; endorsement and docket in handwriting of ; one page; Nauvoo, IL, Records, 1841–1845, CHL.
<See below> <Entitled An Ordinance in relation to Writs of .—>
<Sec. 1.> Be it <and it is hereby> ordained by the City Council of the City of that no Citizen of this<this> City of , Shall be taken out of the by any writ, without the privilege of investigation before the Municipal Court, and the benefit of <a writ of> Habeus Corpus, as granted in the Seventhenth Section of the Charter of this ,
Be it understood that this ordinance is enacted for the protection of the citizens of this , that they may in all cases have the rights of trial in this , and not be su[b]jected to illegal process by their Enemies,
<Sec. 2.— This ord[inan]ce> to take effect <and be in force> from & after its passage.— passed July 5th. 1842.
Joseph Smith, Mayor.—
<rules dispensed with, & adopted by vote, July 5th. 1842.> [p. ]