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

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Resolved, That it is our opinion that very many scoundrels, such as thieves, robbers, bogus makers, counterfeiters and murderers, have been induced from reports published in the Warsaw Signal to flock into this in order to carry on their evil practices, knowing that it would be immediately charged upon the Mormons, and thereby they escape— and although we think that the reports of thefts have been very much exaggerated, yet we know from dear bought experience that such things do exist, and further we doubt not there may be some such characters prowling in and about our .
Resolved, That we are extremely anxious to ferret out and bring to justice, all such persons, if any, that are within the limits of our , and for this purpose we have authorized our Mayor to enlarge the Police, to any number, not exceeding five hundred, and we also pledge ourselves to double our diligence, and call upon our Citizens to assist in ridding our and of all such infamous characters.
Done, in Council, this 13th. day of January 1845.
— Mayor—
— Recorder —
Minute Entry, 7 February 1845
The Poll book for the City of of February 3rd. 1845 being returned to the according to Ordinance the called to his assistance Aldermen and and broke the Seal of said book wherein it was duly recorded that had eight hundred and forty five votes for Mayor, , Gen — & had each eight hundred and forty five votes for Aldermen— and had eight hundred and forty four votes for Alderman— and , , , , , , Jonathan C. Wright, and had each eight hundred and forty five votes for Counsellor, and had eight hundred and forty four votes for Counsellor, there were no scattering votes— due notice of the election to the above named individuals was duly written sealed and laid upon the ’s table
February 7th 1845.
Recorder [p. 233]
Resolved, That it is our opinion that very many scoundrels, such as thieves, robbers, bogus makers, counterfeiters and murderers, have been induced from reports published in the Warsaw Signal to flock into this in order to carry on their evil practices, knowing that it would be immediately charged upon the Mormons, and thereby they escape— and although we think that the reports of thefts have been very much exaggerated, yet we know from dear bought experience that such things do exist, and further we doubt not there may be some such characters prowling in and about our .
Resolved, That we are extremely anxious to ferret out and bring to justice, all such persons, if any, that are within the limits of our , and for this purpose we have authorized our Mayor to enlarge the Police, to any number, not exceeding five hundred, and we also pledge ourselves to double our diligence, and call upon our Citizens to assist in ridding our and of all such infamous characters.
Done, in Council, this 13th. day of January 1845.
— Mayor—
— Recorder —
Minute Entry, 7 February 1845
The Poll book for the City of of February 3rd. 1845 being returned to the according to Ordinance the called to his assistance Aldermen and and broke the Seal of said book wherein it was duly recorded that had eight hundred and forty five votes for Mayor, , — & had each eight hundred and forty five votes for Aldermen— and had eight hundred and forty four votes for Alderman— and , , , , , , Jonathan C. Wright, and had each eight hundred and forty five votes for Counsellor, and had eight hundred and forty four votes for Counsellor, there were no scattering votes— due notice of the election to the above named individuals was written sealed and laid upon the ’s table
February 7th 1845.
Recorder [p. 233]
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