Minutes, 30 October 1841, Copy
Nauvoo City Council, Minutes, , Hancock Co., IL, 30 Oct. 1841. Featured version copied [ca. 30 Oct. 1841] in Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, pp. 25–27; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 Feb. 1841–8 Feb. 1845.
On 30 October 1841 the City Council, including JS, met to address several issues. After holding intermittent meetings in summer 1841, the council resumed a more consistent meeting schedule in mid-October; they had already met twice before convening on 30 October 1841. At this meeting, council members discussed whether to remit the fine imposed on by a jury after his recent conviction for assault and battery before the Nauvoo mayor’s court. They also conversed about a variety of city planning issues, including an overdue report on a city cemetery, improving streets in Nauvoo, and the removal of a building in the city that had been declared a nuisance. The 30 October meeting also included the appointment and swearing in of several city officers., the city recorder, inscribed rough minutes of the 30 October meeting in a notebook. Sloan then used those original minutes to record the official minutes in the council’s ledger. Because the ledger contains a more comprehensive version of the council’s discussion and decisions and represents the official minutes, that is the version featured here.