History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​December 8​> receiving for compensation from those who cross upon it, such rates as may be allowed by Ordinance of said city. Passed December 8th. 1843
Recorder.
Joseph Smith, Mayor [HC 6:106]
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I suggested to the Council the idea of petitioning Congress, to receive the city of under the protection of the Government, to acknowledge the Nauvoo Legion as troops— and to assist in fortifications and other purposes— and that a Messenger be sent to Congress for this purpose at the expense of the .
Messrs. and were appointed a Committee to draft a Memorial according to my suggestions
9 December 1843 • Saturday
<​9​> Saturday 9 At home
Prayer Meeting in the Assembly room
I copy from the Neighbor
“At a very large meeting of the citizens of , held at the corner of Main and Water Streets Mr. was elected Chairman, and appointed Secretary. Mr. having made a few observations, Mr read the preamble and <​re​>solutions of a meeting held at the on the 7th. instant, also an ordinance entitled “an extra ordinance for the extra case of Joseph Smith and others,’ recently passed by the city Council of the city of likewise the fifth and sixth articles of the amendments of the constitution of the ; and the opinion of the of the State of [p. 1798]
December 8 receiving for compensation from those who cross upon it, such rates as may be allowed by Ordinance of said city. Passed December 8th. 1843
Recorder.
Joseph Smith, Mayor [HC 6:106]
[23 lines blank.]
I suggested to the Council the idea of petitioning Congress, to receive the city of under the protection of the Government, to acknowledge the Nauvoo Legion as troops— and to assist in fortifications and other purposes— and that a Messenger be sent to Congress for this purpose at the expense of the .
Messrs. and were appointed a Committee to draft a Memorial according to my suggestions
9 December 1843 • Saturday
9 Saturday 9 At home
Prayer Meeting in the Assembly room
I copy from the Neighbor
“At a very large meeting of the citizens of , held at the corner of Main and Water Streets Mr. was elected Chairman, and appointed Secretary. Mr. having made a few observations, Mr read the preamble and resolutions of a meeting held at the on the 7th. instant, also an ordinance entitled “an extra ordinance for the extra case of Joseph Smith and others,’ recently passed by the city Council of the city of likewise the fifth and sixth articles of the amendments of the constitution of the ; and the opinion of the of the State of [p. 1798]
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