Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 February 1841–8 February 1845

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has violated any Law, we request that he may be tried by the authorities of this , for he shrinks not from investigation, We furthermore Pray, that our Lives & the Lives of our Wives & Children may be precious in your sight, & that we may have the priviledge of following our avocations, of living on our Farms, & by our own firesides in peace, & that nor any other Person may not be able to influence your either by intrigue, or falsehood, to suffer us as a people to be injured by Mob or violence, but if in the estimation of your we have done wrong, we appeal to the Laws of this .
Having heard a report that your had called upon several companies of Militia to prepare themselves & be in readiness, in case of emergency, we would further ask of Your , that if the or should be in danger, that the Nauvoo Legion may have the priviledge of shewing their loyalty in the defence thereof.
We have the fullest confidence in the honor, Justice, & integrity of your , & feel confidence that we have only to present our case before you to ensure protection, believing that the cries of so many peaceable & patriotic Citizens will not be disregarded by yr .
We therefore ask you, as the chief Magistrate of this , to grant us our requests, and we as in duty bound will ever Pray.
Signed by the , & the Majority of the City Council, to wit; all who were present, unless , & also signed by about eight hundred, or upwards, of the Inhabitants.
July 22nd. 1842.
Minute Entry, Appointment of Amasa Lyman, 5 August 1842
was duly elected, & sworn, a Member of the City Council, in the stead of Deceased.
August 5th. 1842.
Joseph Smith, Mayor
, Recorder. [p. 97]
has violated any Law, we request that he may be tried by the authorities of this , for he shrinks not from investigation, We furthermore Pray, that our Lives & the Lives of our Wives & Children may be precious in your sight, & that we may have the priviledge of following our avocations, of living on our Farms, & by our own firesides in peace, & that nor any other Person may not be able to influence your either by intrigue, or falsehood, to suffer us as a people to be injured by Mob or violence, but if in the estimation of your we have done wrong, we appeal to the Laws of this .
Having heard a report that your had called upon several companies of Militia to prepare themselves & be in readiness, in case of emergency, we would further ask of Your , that if the or should be in danger, that the Nauvoo Legion may have the priviledge of shewing their loyalty in the defence thereof.
We have the fullest confidence in the honor, Justice, & integrity of your , & feel confidence that we have only to present our case before you to ensure protection, believing that the cries of so many peaceable & patriotic Citizens will not be disregarded by yr .
We therefore ask you, as the chief Magistrate of this , to grant us our requests, and we as in duty bound will ever Pray.
Signed by the , & the Majority of the City Council, to wit; all who were present, unless , & also signed by about eight hundred, or upwards, of the Inhabitants.
July 22nd. 1842.
Minute Entry, Appointment of Amasa Lyman, 5 August 1842
was duly elected, & sworn, a Member of the City Council, in the stead of Deceased.
August 5th. 1842.
Joseph Smith, Mayor
, Recorder. [p. 97]
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