Minutes, 10 June 1844

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said no city on earth would bear such slander and he would not bear it.— and spoke decidedly in favor of active measures.—
Mayor made a stamnt [statement] of what said before the <​C​>. Council conc[ern]ing his frdsship [friendship]— <​if he had any thi[n]g agis [against] th[e] Mayor—​> and scores resp[o]nded to the qustin [question].— yes.—
said stated befor the grand Jury that he did not say befor to the council that he was Josephs fr[ie]nd.—
— continu[e]d was presid[e]nt of this council— . & were members— & has never objected to any ordinance— has been more like a cypher— a and read from the constituti[o]n of the — on freedom of the press.— we are willing th[e]y should publish the truth— but the paper is a nuisanc— and stinks in the nose of eve[r]y honest man.—
Resolution of on nuisances read—
Mayor.— read Article 8. sec 22. page 365.— Constitutin of
spoke Nuisanc is any thing distu[r]bs the peac[e] of community.— & Read. Chitty’s Blackston[e] page 4. Privat[e] wrongs Vol 2.— and said the whole commun[i]ty have to rest under the stigma of these faslehoods [falsehoods]— if we can prevent the issiung [issuing] of any more slanderous <​comminictns [communications]​> I <​he​> would go in for it.— it is right for this comunity to show a p[r]oper resentmnt— I would go in for suppressing all further publicat[ion]s of the kind.—
C. be[lie]ved the be[s]t way [was?] to smash the press all to pieces and pie the type [p. [27]]
said no city on earth would bear such slander and he would not bear it.— and spoke decidedly in favor of active measures.—
Mayor made a stamnt [statement] of what said before the C. Council concerning his frdsship [friendship]— if he had any thing agis against the Mayor— and scores responded to the qustin question.— yes.—
said stated befor the grand Jury that he did not say to the council that he was Josephs friend.—
— continued was president of this council— . & were members— & has never objected to any ordinance— has been more like a cypher— and read from the constitution of the — on freedom of the press.— we are willing they should publish the truth— but the paper is a nuisanc— and stinks in the nose of every honest man.—
Resolution on nuisances read—
Mayor.— read Article 8. sec 22. page 365.— Constitutin of
spoke Nuisanc is any thing disturbs the peace of community.— & Read. Chitty’s Blackstone page 4. Private wrongs Vol 2.— and said the whole community have to rest under the stigma of these faslehoods [falsehoods]— if we can prevent the issiung [issuing] of any more slanderous comminictns [communications] he would go in for it.— it is right for this comunity to show a proper resentmnt— I would go in for suppressing all further publications of the kind.—
C. believed the best way [was] to smash the press all to pieces and pie the type [p. [27]]
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