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

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The gave an explination of the Rights, & powers, given by the City Charter, & the Right of the City Council to Tax the Citizens.
Colr. J. Smith spoke to considerable length, on the Subject of the right of Taxation, & the Taxation laid on by the , & soforth. Upon which the Motion was withdrawn.
moved that all Dogs in the , be assessed Five Dollars per Head.
Colr. J. Smith proposed an amendment, that it be 12½ Cents each. After considerable discussion, the amendment was lost by vote.— Origl. Motion, also Lost.
Adjourned to Saturday next, at 6 oClock, to same place
Novr. 13th. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
Minutes, 20 November 1841 • Saturday
Saturday Novr. 20th. 1841.
City Council met pursuant to adjournment.— Meeting opened by Prayer.— Minutes of last Meeting Read.
moved an Ordinance concerning Fire Arms, Parties litigant, & Witnesses. Which upon discussuion, was amended, & ultimately referred to a Select Committee, to wit, . . & .
moved that it be the duty of the Recorder to keep a detached File of all City Ordinances for the benefit of the City Council.— spoke in opposition.— wished the Resln. to pass.—
The obtained liberty to speak, & explained the manner in which he intended to keep the City Records.
Colr. said, he considered an Index sufficient.
withdrew his Motion.
The explained the Duties of the Mayor & Aldermen, in Criminal, & Civil Cases, as well as in their different capacities, of Justices, & Judges.— Adjourned to 6 oClock P. M. on, Saturday next.— Novr 20th. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 32]
The gave an explination of the Rights, & powers, given by the City Charter, & the Right of the City Council to Tax the Citizens.
Colr. J. Smith spoke to considerable length, on the Subject of the right of Taxation, & the Taxation laid on by the , & soforth. Upon which the Motion was withdrawn.
moved that all Dogs in the , be assessed Five Dollars per Head.
Colr. J. Smith proposed an amendment, that it be 12½ Cents each. After considerable discussion, the amendment was lost by vote.— Origl. Motion, also Lost.
Adjourned to Saturday next, at 6 oClock, to same place
Novr. 13th. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder.
Minutes, 20 November 1841 • Saturday
Saturday Novr. 20th. 1841.
City Council met pursuant to adjournment.— Meeting opened by Prayer.— Minutes of last Meeting Read.
moved an Ordinance concerning Fire Arms, Parties litigant, & Witnesses. Which upon discussuion, was amended, & ultimately referred to a Select Committee, to wit, . . & .
moved that it be the duty of the Recorder to keep a detached File of all City Ordinances for the benefit of the City Council.— spoke in opposition.— wished the Resln. to pass.—
The obtained liberty to speak, & explained the manner in which he intended to keep the City Records.
Colr. said, he considered an Index sufficient.
withdrew his Motion.
The explained the Duties of the Mayor & Aldermen, in Criminal, & Civil Cases, as well as in their different capacities, of Justices, & Judges.— Adjourned to 6 oClock P. M. on, Saturday next.— Novr 20th. 1841.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. 32]
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