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

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Ordinance, 1 June 1843–B
An Ordinance respecting mad Dogs and other Animals.
Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all dogs or other animals known to have been bitten or worried by any rabid Animal, shall be immediately killed or confined by the owner, under a penalty not exceeding one thousand dollars, at the discretion of the Court.
Sec. 2. No dog shall be permitted to run at large in this for five months after the passage of this Ordinance, under a penalty of twentyfive dollars, to be paid by the owner or owners of said dog or dogs, and all dogs during said five months shall be liable to be killed if found twenty Rods from their masters, and such penalty or penalties shall be recoverable and applied in like manner as other penalties within this .
Sec. 3. This Ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
passed June 1st. 1843.
Joseph Smith, Mayor.
, Recorder.
Letter, John Taylor and Others to Thomas Ford, 6 June 1843
Copy Letter from a Committee of vigilance, to Governor of .
The Undersigned, a Committee of the City Council of , appointed to address your on the subject of Commissions for the Mayor and Aldermen of said , beg leave to state.
On a careful and attentive perusal of the Act of incorporation for said we are of the opinion your will clearly perceive that the inhabitants of said are invested with plenary powers to govern themselves by their representatives in Council assembled, and to make ordain and establish such laws as they may deem requisite for the peace benefit welfare and convenience of the inhabitants of said , not inconsistent with the laws of this or of the , vide [p. 177]
Ordinance, 1 June 1843–B
An Ordinance respecting mad Dogs and other Animals.
Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all dogs or other animals known to have been bitten or worried by any rabid Animal, shall be immediately killed or confined by the owner, under a penalty not exceeding one thousand dollars, at the discretion of the Court.
Sec. 2. No dog shall be permitted to run at large in this for five months after the passage of this Ordinance, under a penalty of twentyfive dollars, to be paid by the owner or owners of said dog or dogs, and all dogs during said five months shall be liable to be killed if found twenty Rods from their masters, and such penalty or penalties shall be recoverable and applied in like manner as other penalties within this .
Sec. 3. This Ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
passed June 1st. 1843.
Joseph Smith, Mayor.
, Recorder.
Letter, John Taylor and Others to Thomas Ford, 6 June 1843
Copy Letter from a Committee of vigilance, to Governor of .
The Undersigned, a Committee of the City Council of , appointed to address your on the subject of Commissions for the Mayor and Aldermen of said , beg leave to state.
On a careful and attentive perusal of the Act of incorporation for said we are of the opinion your will clearly perceive that the inhabitants of said are invested with plenary powers to govern themselves by their representatives in Council assembled, and to make ordain and establish such laws as they may deem requisite for the peace benefit welfare and convenience of the inhabitants of said , not inconsistent with the laws of this or of the , vide [p. 177]
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