half past 2 o clock P. M. council called Quorum pesnt [present].
The <> bore testimony of the good character & high standing of Mr Smith’s family.— whose daughter was seduced by. . as stated in the morning council.
Bill on Libells
Ordinance <Bill—> on Libels was read the 2d Time.
Moved by Mayor— that the words. “and statute of ” be added to the 1st section of the ordinac [ordinance]. immediately after Kent.— seconded and carried.— and the words added.— proposed the addition. of a word.
Mayor.— mentioned said no man would join the claque who isnot votes not guilty.— and objected to.—
<read 3d Time by its title>
Motion[e]d by Mayor 2d by C. that the bill pass and carried unanimously:— satisfi[e]d with title “An ordinance concerning libels and for other purposes.”
Mayor Said the Constitution did not authorize an the press to publish Libels—
And p[r]oposed the council make some provision for putting— down the Nauvoo Expositors
C. mov[e]d that the p[r]ocure. a p[r]ospectus of the Nauvoo Expositir. 2d by
read Art 8th 1 §. Illinois Constitution.
Mayor calld on for the charter.—
Prospectus of the Nauvoo Expositor was read—
Mayor read statem[en]ts of from the “Expositor” Is it not treasonable again[s]t all charterd right, privileges, peac[e], and happiness of the ?— and spoke at great length.—
C. spoke in favor of declaring the Expositor a Nuisance [p. ]