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

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Colr. J. Smith moved an ordinance in relation to religious Societies. read first time, rules dispensed with. read second and third times, and passed, as follows:
Ordinance, 1 March 1841–E
An Ordinance in relation to religious Societies.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter-Day-Saints, Quakers, Episcopalieans Universalits Unitarians, Mahommedans, and all other religious sects and denominations whatever, shall have free toleration and equal Privilieges in this , and should any person be guilty of ridiculing abusing, or otherwise depreciating another in consequence of his religion or of disturbing, or interrupting any religious meeting. within the Limits of this , he shall on conviction thereof, before the Mayor or Municipal Court be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any Sum not exceeding five hundred Dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both at the discretion of said Mayor, or Court.
Sec. 2. It is hereby made the duty of all municipal officers to notice, and report to the Mayor any breach or violation of this or any other Ordinance of this that may come within their Knowledge, or of which they may be advised; and any officer aforesaid is hereby fully authorized to arrest all such violators of rule, law, and order, either with or without process.
Sec. 3. This Ordinance to take effect, and be in force from and after its Passage.
Passed March 1st. 1841.
, Mayor.
Recorder.
 
Colr. J. Smith moved and it was se[c]onded and carried, that s petition and map, (which was laid on the Table.) be taken up. It was then adopted that the Petr. be at liberty to withdraw his Petition, which was complied with, and the petition and Map were handed to .
Colr. J. Smith presented an ordinance, relative to additional City [p. 13]
Colr. J. Smith moved an ordinance in relation to religious Societies. read first time, rules dispensed with. read second and third times, and passed, as follows:
Ordinance, 1 March 1841–E
An Ordinance in relation to religious Societies.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter-Day-Saints, Quakers, Episcopalieans Universalits Unitarians, Mahommedans, and all other religious sects and denominations whatever, shall have free toleration and equal Privilieges in this , and should any person be guilty of ridiculing abusing, or otherwise depreciating another in consequence of his religion or of disturbing, or interrupting any religious meeting. within the Limits of this , he shall on conviction thereof, before the Mayor or Municipal Court be considered a disturber of the public peace, and fined in any Sum not exceeding five hundred Dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both at the discretion of said Mayor, or Court.
Sec. 2. It is hereby made the duty of all municipal officers to notice, and report to the Mayor any breach or violation of this or any other Ordinance of this that may come within their Knowledge, or of which they may be advised; and any officer aforesaid is hereby fully authorized to arrest all such violators of rule, law, and order, either with or without process.
Sec. 3. This Ordinance to take effect, and be in force from and after its Passage.
Passed March 1st. 1841.
, Mayor.
Recorder.
 
Colr. J. Smith moved and it was seconded and carried, that s petition and map, (which was laid on the Table.) be taken up. It was then adopted that the Petr. be at liberty to withdraw his Petition, which was complied with, and the petition and Map were handed to .
Colr. J. Smith presented an ordinance, relative to additional City [p. 13]
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