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

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The Committee upon the Canal made their Report, & brought it in, which was read, & Colr. Joseph Smith moved that it be accepted, after some discussion a Committee of the whole was gone into, who rose and Reported, & the Report of the Committee was received.
The Committee upon the vacation of the Town Plotts, & Town of , brought in their Report,
It was moved, & seconded, that it be laid upon the Table, which Motion was withdrawn after some discussion, & liberty was obtained to withdraw the Report, upon Motion, seconded, & voted upon, and Report was withdrawn, with liberty to amend.
It was moved & seconded that Colr. Joseph Smith be appointed to Contract for a survey of the Canal, & to Report. moved that the Rules be dispensed with, & to Report progress.
Colr. Joseph Smith brought forward the Report of the Committee on vending Spirituous Liquors, Poison, Gunpowder, &c, &c, and the Bill was read the first time.
An Ordinance in Relation to the City Council, & other officers, Read the second time.
A clause was added to the second Section.
Bill read the third time and Passed.
Ordinance, 8 February 1841
An Ordinance in relation to the City Council.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That should any member of the City Council absent himself from, or neglect or refuse to attend, any regular or special meeting of said Council, for more than thirty minutes after the time appointed, or should the Marshal or Recorder be guilty of a like offence, he shall <​be​> fined in the sum of two Dollars for each offence.
Sec. 2. Should any member of said Council neglect or refuse to attend said Meetings, for[th]with on a summons from the Mayor, served by the Marshal [p. 6]
The Committee upon the Canal made their Report, & brought it in, which was read, & Colr. Joseph Smith moved that it be accepted, after some discussion a Committee of the whole was gone into, who rose and Reported, & the Report of the Committee was received.
The Committee upon the vacation of the Town Plotts, & Town of , brought in their Report,
It was moved, & seconded, that it be laid upon the Table, which Motion was withdrawn after some discussion, & liberty was obtained to withdraw the Report, upon Motion, seconded, & voted upon, and Report was withdrawn, with liberty to amend.
It was moved & seconded that Colr. Joseph Smith be appointed to Contract for a survey of the Canal, & to Report. moved that the Rules be dispensed with, & to Report progress.
Colr. Joseph Smith brought forward the Report of the Committee on vending Spirituous Liquors, Poison, Gunpowder, &c, &c, and the Bill was read the first time.
An Ordinance in Relation to the City Council, & other officers, Read the second time.
A clause was added to the second Section.
Bill read the third time and Passed.
Ordinance, 8 February 1841
An Ordinance in relation to the City Council.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That should any member of the City Council absent himself from, or neglect or refuse to attend, any regular or special meeting of said Council, for more than thirty minutes after the time appointed, or should the Marshal or Recorder be guilty of a like offence, he shall be fined in the sum of two Dollars for each offence.
Sec. 2. Should any member of said Council neglect or refuse to attend said Meetings, forthwith on a summons from the Mayor, served by the Marshal [p. 6]
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