Minutes, 8 June 1844

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C. spoke.— in relation to <​th[e]​> Laws. Fosters. Higbes. Editor of the Signal &c— and of the impotane [importance] of suppressing that spi[r]it which has drivn us f[r]om &c That he would go into for an effective ordinance—
Mayor said at the time was pusing [pursuing] me <​him​>.— <​with his writs—​> came to my house with a band of Misso[u]rians for the purpose of betraying me.— came to my gate.— and was prev[e]nted with by who was set to watch camee within my <​his​> gate. and calld Mayor.— and the Mayor rep[r]oved for comi[n]g at that time of night
Swors [sworn] them <​Said​>— ab[o]ut 10. o’ck <​at night​>— a boat came up th[e] river. <​with ab[o]ut a Doz[en]— men​> came to the gate with them. was on guard— and stopped them.— called Joseph to the door— and wanted an intervi[e]w. Joseph said you know better than to come here at this hour of the night— & retur[ne]d.—
next Morning wrote a letter to apologize.— which he heard read— which was writt[e]n apparently to screen himself from the censure of a conspiracy.— And the Letter betrayed a conspi[r]acy on the face of——
sworn, said.—
Mayor p[r]oposed an adjumnt [adjournment]—
— read an ordinan[ce] concerni[n]g libels.——
Mayor suggested the p[r]opriety of having a preamble to said ordinance.— chairman said he would add to the committee.— to draft a preamble.——
C. suggested an additi[o]n to the ordin[an]ce read to prevent attempts to take away our charter. &c.— <​would go for an affective ordinan[c]e​>
Chairman enstuted [instructed] the committe to go all lenghts & <​to make a​> full report on the pr[e]amble & ordnace [ordinance]
6. 30 mi— adjnd till Monday <​next​> 10 oclck AM. [p. 19]
C. spoke.— in relation to the Laws. Fosters. Higbes. Editor of the Signal &c— and of the impotane importance of suppressing that spirit which has drivn us from &c That he would go in for an effective ordinance—
Mayor said at the time was pusing [pursuing] him.— with his writs— came to my house with a band of Missourians for the purpose of betraying me.— came to my gate.— and was prevented by who was set to watch camee within his gate. and calld Mayor.— and the Mayor reproved for coming at that time of night
Swors [sworn] Said— about 10. o’ck at night— a boat came up the river. with about a Dozen— men came to the gate with them. was on guard— and stopped them.— called Joseph to the door— and wanted an interview. Joseph said you know better than to come here at this hour of the night— & returned.—
next Morning wrote a letter to apologize.— which he heard read— which was written apparently to screen himself from the censure of a conspiracy.— And the Letter betrayed a conspiracy on the face of——
sworn, said.—
Mayor proposed an adjumnt adjournment—
— read an ordinance concerning libels.——
Mayor suggested the propriety of having a preamble to said ordinance.— chairman said he would add to the committee.— to draft a preamble.——
C. suggested an addition to the ordinance read to prevent attempts to take away our charter. &c.— would go for an affective ordinance
Chairman enstuted [instructed] the committe to go all lenghts to make a full report on the preamble & ordnace [ordinance]
6. 30 mi— adjnd till Monday next 10 oclck AM. [p. 19]
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