On the evening of 13 November 1841 in , Illinois, JS attended and participated in a meeting of the Nauvoo City Council, which met at ’s office to conduct a variety of business matters. For example, JS, one of the city councilors, presented three new city ordinances that were then passed by the council: one regarding financial liabilities assumed by those appealing cases from the mayor’s court, one regarding the salaries of city officers, and one concerning vagrants and disorderly people.
Recorder took rough minutes during the meeting in a notebook and then used those original minutes to record the official minutes in the city council’s ledger book; that is the version featured here.
The s Petition was referred, presented their report, which was accepted, and the following resolution was agreed to.
It was unanimously adopted by the City Council of the City of , That the provide a Desk and suitable Books of Record, and also Stationary, and draw money from the City Treasury, to pay for the same and the above Property be kept at the Council House.
The presented his Bond which was accepted and it was adopted that it be lodged with the & it was handed to the for that purpose.
Colr. , presented a Petition from the City , Claiming payment for surveying Young Street Parley Street and other Streets; which was accepted, &.
It was unanimously adopted by the City Council of the City of that the Claim of the City for a sum of Thirty two Dollars, be allowed,
Colr. J. Smith presented the following ordinance which passed unanimously, after discussion
An Ordinance in relation to Appeals.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that where an appeal is taken from any decision of the Mayor or Aldermen, to the Municipal Court, the person appealing shall give notice of his intention, immediately on the rendition of the Judgment, and within five Days thereafter he shall file an approved Bond with the Treasurer of the for all Costs, & Costs that may accrue of which he shall give due Notice to the officer before whom the Judgment was obtained.— This act to take effect & be in force, from and after its Passage.
<passed Novr 13th 1841.>
Colr. J. Smith presented the following Ordinance which passed unanimously after discussion.
An Ordinance fixing the Compensation of the Mayor and Recorder of the City of . [p. 30]