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

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The presented an address or comunication from <​him to​> the City Council, respecting , Editor of the New York Weekly Herald. Whereupon.
Genl. J. Smith offered the following Resolutions: to wit.
Resolution, 18 December 1841–A
Resolved by the City Council of the City of , That the high minded & honorable Editor of the New York Weekly Herald— , Esq. is deserving of the lasting gratitude of this Community, for his very liberal & unprejudiced Course towards us as a People, in giving us a fair hearing in his Paper,— thus enabling us to reach the Ears of a Portion of the Community, who, otherwise, would ever have remained ignorant of our principles & practices.
Resolution, 18 December 1841–B
Resolved, that we Recommend to our fellow Citizens to subscribe for the New York Weekly Herald,” & thus be found patronising true Merit, Industry, & Enterprize.
 
Which Resolutions were carried, as follows; to wit.
<​Yeas​> J. Smith, , , , , ; , , , , , (Counsellors.)— , , , , , G[ustavus] Hills, , (Aldermen,) , (Mayor.) 19.— Nays None.—
presented a Petition from & others, to have a Street opened, which was referred to a Committee, viz, Colr. J. Smith, , and .—
Colr. J. Smith stated circumstances respecting a communication he had received, relative to Mobocracy, & said he wished a Law made, that Persons notifying others to leave their peaceable Homes, could be dealt with rigorously.
The addressed the Council, & related a circumstance which he stated had been told to some Person concerning him, (the ,) & which statement he declared to be false, & unfounded.—
Upon Motion of Colr. J. Smith, it was Resolved, That the first St. South of the , (Mulholland St.,) be carried out to the extent of the .
Adjourned [p. 37]
The presented an address or comunication from him to the City Council, respecting , Editor of the New York Weekly Herald. Whereupon.
Genl. J. Smith offered the following Resolutions: to wit.
Resolution, 18 December 1841–A
Resolved by the City Council of the City of , That the high minded & honorable Editor of the New York Weekly Herald— , Esq. is deserving of the lasting gratitude of this Community, for his very liberal & unprejudiced Course towards us as a People, in giving us a fair hearing in his Paper,— thus enabling us to reach the Ears of a Portion of the Community, who, otherwise, would ever have remained ignorant of our principles & practices.
Resolution, 18 December 1841–B
Resolved, that we Recommend to our fellow Citizens to subscribe for the New York Weekly Herald,” & thus be found patronising true Merit, Industry, & Enterprize.
 
Which Resolutions were carried, as follows; to wit.
Yeas J. Smith, , , , , ; , , , , , (Counsellors.)— , , , , , Gustavus Hills, , (Aldermen,) , (Mayor.) 19.— Nays None.—
presented a Petition from & others, to have a Street opened, which was referred to a Committee, viz, Colr. J. Smith, , and .—
Colr. J. Smith stated circumstances respecting a communication he had received, relative to Mobocracy, & said he wished a Law made, that Persons notifying others to leave their peaceable Homes, could be dealt with rigorously.
The addressed the Council, & related a circumstance which he stated had been told to some Person concerning him, (the ,) & which statement he declared to be false, & unfounded.—
Upon Motion of Colr. J. Smith, it was Resolved, That the first St. South of the , (Mulholland St.,) be carried out to the extent of the .
Adjourned [p. 37]
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