Minutes and Discourse, 29 December 1843

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that our difficulties from the State of are hurled on us through the influ[en]ce of our neighbors around us.— the has boasted of being a law abiding man. it is our best policy to acquaint the by affidavits &c so that when the onset comes he will be obliged to send the militia to our support. [blank] Let us keep cool, as a cucumber in a frosty morning, [blank] say nothing about . Soft words turn away wrath “in the heart of a fool,” therefore <​we will​> Poor pussey this generation. [blank] keep time,— have the ordinances in possession and study them, & ferret out all brothels and disorderly conduct, and if a transgressor resists cuff his ears,— if any one lifts a weapon presents a pistol &c take its his life if need<​s​> be, take care of <​to save your​> yourselves <​own lives​>, Let no horse be taken away,— or any thing stolen.— Let alone, stay at home, if any man attempts to bribe you tell me, Let us have a reformation, [blank] the spe[c]ulators are in this & wanting to sell revolving pistols, to us to fight the [Missourians] <​and the ’ to fight us,​> I think my life more in danger from some little doe head of a fool in this <​the​> than from all the volobulory [volubility?] of enemies abroad, and <​if​> I can escape the <​the hand of an as​> assassin of a Brutus I can live as <​like​> as <​might​> Caesar, <​have lived if he had not the been for a Brutus​>— I have <​have had​> pretended friends who have betrayed me as I am informed. Then Blessed the police,— it may be said in time to come where is our <​if​> old policemen— <​if you m[a]gnify your office,​> Let us have one of our policemen <​if you will magnify you[r] office​> shall be the blessing that shall be conforrd on you in time to come. if you wi
Counseller , spoke,— of the importance of the Police office,
The mayor said that if any one offerd a bribe to a poli[c]eman the will pay that Policeman twice the amount offered for the info[r]mation to be repo[r]ted to the mayor.
Petition of to have Licenc to retail Spirits read & ordered to be laid on the table.
Petition of & others, for openi[n]g a part of the street called Mulholland St— as far east as the corporations line [p. 31]
our difficulties from the State of are hurled on us through the influence of our neighbors around us.— the has boasted of being a law abiding man. it is our best policy to acquaint the by affidavits &c so that when the onset comes he will be obliged to send the militia to our support. [blank] Let us keep cool, as a cucumber in a frosty morning, [blank] say nothing about . Soft words turn away wrath “in the heart of a fool,” therefore we will Poor pussey this generation. [blank] keep time,— have the ordinances in possession and study them, & ferret out all brothels and disorderly conduct, and if a transgressor resists cuff his ears,— if any one lifts a weapon presents a pistol &c take his life if needs be, to save your your own lives, Let no horse be taken away,— or any thing stolen.— Let alone, stay at home, if any man attempts to bribe you tell me, Let us have a reformation, [blank] the speculators are in this & wanting to sell revolving pistols, to us to fight the Missourians and the ’ to fight us, I think my life more in danger from some little doe head of a fool in the than from all the volobulory volubility? of enemies abroad, and if I can escape the the hand of an assassin I can live as might Caesar, have lived if he had not been for a Brutus— I have have had pretended friends who have betrayed me as I am informed. Then Blessed the police,— it may be said in time to come where is our if old policemen— if Let us have one of our policemen if you will magnify your office shall be the blessing that shall be conforrd on you in time to come.
Counseller , spoke,— of the importance of the Police office,
The mayor said that if any one offerd a bribe to a policeman the will pay that Policeman twice the amount offered for the information to be reported to the mayor.
Petition of to have Licenc to retail Spirits read & ordered to be laid on the table.
Petition of & others, for opening a part of the street called Mulholland St— as far east as the corporations line [p. 31]
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