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

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of arms; by fostering laws that emanate from corruption, and betray with a hiss: wherefore to honor the State of , and those patriots who gave the Charter, and for the benefit, convenience, health, and happiness of said .
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That if any person or persons shall write or publish, in said , any false statement, or libel any of the citizens, for the purpose of exciting the public mind against the chartered privileges, peace, and good order of said , or shall slander, (according to the definition of slander or libel by Blackstone or Kent, or the act in the Statute of ,) any portion of the Inhabitants of said , or bribe any portion of the Citizens of said , for malicious purposes; or in any manner or form excite the prejudice of the community against any portion of the Citizens of said , for evil purposes, he, she, or they, shall be deemed disturbers of the peace, and upon— conviction before the Mayor, or Municipal Court, shall be fined, in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor or Court.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that nothing in the foregoing section shall be so construed as to interfere with the right of any person to be tried by a jury of his vicinage; with the freedom of speech or the liberty of the press, according to the most liberal meaning of the Constitution the dignity of freemen; the voice of truth; and the rules of virtue.
Sec. 3. And be it further ordained that this ordinance shall be in force, from and after its passage
Passed June 10. 1844
— prest. pro. tem.
, Recorder.
Minute Entry, 10 June 1844–A
received his oath of office, and took his Seat as an Alderman of the
June 10. 1844
. Recorder.
Minute Entry, Declaration and Order, 10 June 1844
The Printing Establishment of the “Nauvoo Expositor”, was declared a nuisance, and ordered to be removed by the Mayor
June 10. 1844 [p. 211]
of arms; by fostering laws that emanate from corruption, and betray with a hiss: wherefore to honor the State of , and those patriots who gave the Charter, and for the benefit, convenience, health, and happiness of said .
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That if any person or persons shall write or publish, in said , any false statement, or libel any of the citizens, for the purpose of exciting the public mind against the chartered privileges, peace, and good order of said , or shall slander, (according to the definition of slander or libel by Blackstone or Kent, or the act in the Statute of ,) any portion of the Inhabitants of said , or bribe any portion of the Citizens of said , for malicious purposes; or in any manner or form excite the prejudice of the community against any portion of the Citizens of said , for evil purposes, he, she, or they, shall be deemed disturbers of the peace, and upon— conviction before the Mayor, or Municipal Court, shall be fined, in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned six months, or both, at the discretion of said Mayor or Court.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that nothing in the foregoing section shall be so construed as to interfere with the right of any person to be tried by a jury of his vicinage; with the freedom of speech or the liberty of the press, according to the most liberal meaning of the Constitution the dignity of freemen; the voice of truth; and the rules of virtue.
Sec. 3. And be it further ordained that this ordinance shall be in force, from and after its passage
Passed June 10. 1844
— prest. pro. tem.
, Recorder.
Minute Entry, 10 June 1844–A
received his oath of office, and took his Seat as an Alderman of the
June 10. 1844
. Recorder.
Minute Entry, Declaration and Order, 10 June 1844
The Printing Establishment of the “Nauvoo Expositor”, was declared a nuisance, and ordered to be removed by the Mayor
June 10. 1844 [p. 211]
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