Minutes, 12 July 1841, Copy
- Source Note
On 12 July 1841 in , Illinois, JS attended and participated in a meeting of the Nauvoo City Council. That day the council met by “special appointment” to discuss “an alledged variance between the survey of the City Plot of Nauvoo, & the map” as recorded with the . Although this was the stated reason for the meeting, the city council spent considerable time conducting other business, including items pertaining to the recent death of state senator , city liquor laws, and urban planning.Recorder inscribed the minutes of the 12 July meeting in a notebook and then used those original minutes to record the official minutes in the city council’s ledger; that is the version featured here. For whatever reason, Sloan did not copy all the text verbatim from the original minutes into the official version. The single major omission from the rough minutes is noted in a footnote to the transcript.