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

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Minute Entry, 29 December 1843
and 40 Policemen were sworn into office. to support the Constitution of the , and the State of and obey the ordinances of the and the Mayor according to the best of their ability, by Counsellor . <​clerk of the Mayor’s Court​> Decr. 29. 1843.
Recorder
Minute Entry, Approval of Petition, 29 December 1843
Granted by the City Council of the City of The Petition of and fifty six others, for opening a part of the Street called Mullholland Street as far East as the Corporation line Decr. 29. 1843.
. Recorder.
Minutes and Ordinance, 10 January 1844 • Wednesday
January 10— 1844— 7 o clock P. M.
Special Session— after the names of the members were called— the Mayor stated that Lawyer Backman [George Bachman], and from had called, and told him that the occasion of the excitement at , and the resistance to the Law in the case of the arrest of [blank] Cook was the late Ordinance of this Council “to prevent unlawful search, or seizure of person or property by foreign process in the City of ”, that they considered said ordinance was designed to hinder the execution of the Statutes in the , consequently they, the old citizens felt disposed to stop the execution of processes, issueing from the , in the .— and also, they raised objections against the process issued by Justice Foster, because it was made returnable to him alone, when the Statute required it to be made returnable before himself or some other Justice. The Mayor explained to the delegation from the nature and reason of the Ordinance, that it was to prevent kidnapping under the pretence of Law, or process, and to further the apprehension of thieves &c in this , by throwing all foreign processes into the hands of the Marshall who would be most likely to know the hiding places of Fugitives from Justice who might seek to secrete themselves in our midst. and if any wrong impression had gone abroad, with regard to the motives of the Council in passing said Ordinance, he would call the Council immediately that they might have the opportunity of giving any explanation necessary— so that the public might [p. 199]
Minute Entry, 29 December 1843
and 40 Policemen were sworn into office. to support the Constitution of the , and the State of and obey the ordinances of the and the Mayor according to the best of their ability, by Counsellor . clerk of the Mayor’s Court Decr. 29. 1843.
Recorder
Minute Entry, Approval of Petition, 29 December 1843
Granted by the City Council of the City of The Petition of and fifty six others, for opening a part of the Street called Mullholland Street as far East as the Corporation line Decr. 29. 1843.
. Recorder.
Minutes and Ordinance, 10 January 1844 • Wednesday
January 10— 1844— 7 o clock P. M.
Special Session— after the names of the members were called— the Mayor stated that Lawyer Backman [George Bachman], and from had called, and told him that the occasion of the excitement at , and the resistance to the Law in the case of the arrest of [blank] Cook was the late Ordinance of this Council “to prevent unlawful search, or seizure of person or property by foreign process in the City of ”, that they considered said ordinance was designed to hinder the execution of the Statutes in the , consequently they, the old citizens felt disposed to stop the execution of processes, issueing from the , in the .— and also, they raised objections against the process issued by Justice Foster, because it was made returnable to him alone, when the Statute required it to be made returnable before himself or some other Justice. The Mayor explained to the delegation from the nature and reason of the Ordinance, that it was to prevent kidnapping under the pretence of Law, or process, and to further the apprehension of thieves &c in this , by throwing all foreign processes into the hands of the Marshall who would be most likely to know the hiding places of Fugitives from Justice who might seek to secrete themselves in our midst. and if any wrong impression had gone abroad, with regard to the motives of the Council in passing said Ordinance, he would call the Council immediately that they might have the opportunity of giving any explanation necessary— so that the public might [p. 199]
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