Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 3, 6 May 1845–13 January 1846

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Coun. represented that it is impossible for one clerk to write all the reports today, but if the Captains will present their reports in writing the business can soon be done.
The ordered that the captains make out and present their reports in writing.
During the time the captains were preparing their reports the said he should propose to all our merchants to let us have all their money and goods, and we will leave our property here, and let them sell it together with our land and take their pay out of the sales, and if they are in debt, they can sell till their debts are paid.
He then made some remarks concerning theives in our midst, and said let all such be exposed to the mob, and let them be dealt with if they will not quit stealing. No man shall be allowed to take the first piccayune, who calculates to go along with us. Such men, who will steal, shall go with the mob to hell where they belong. If we will do [p. [111]]
Coun. represented that it is impossible for one clerk to write all the reports today, but if the Captains will present their reports in writing the business can soon be done.
The ordered that the captains make out and present their reports in writing.
During the time the captains were preparing their reports the said he should propose to all our merchants to let us have all their money and goods, and we will leave our property here, and let them sell it together with our land and take their pay out of the sales, and if they are in debt, they can sell till their debts are paid.
He then made some remarks concerning theives in our midst, and said let all such be exposed to the mob, and let them be dealt with if they will not quit stealing. No man shall be allowed to take the first piccayune, who calculates to go along with us. Such men, who will steal, shall go with the mob to hell where they belong. If we will do [p. [111]]
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