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

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And cited parts of the City Charter, observing as to what he considered should be done in the forthwith, &c. &c.
Counsellor Joseph Smith presented a Bill to organize the Nauvoo Legion, which was read three times, the Rules were dispensed with, & it passed unanimously. To Wit.
Ordinance, 3 February 1841–A
An Ordinance Organizing the “Nauvoo Legion”.—
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that the Inhabitants of the City of , and such Citizens of as may unite by voluntary Enrollment, be, & they are hereby organized into a Body of independent Military Men, to be called the “Nauvoo Legion,” as contemplated in the 25th. Section of “An act to incorporate the City of ,” approved December 16th., 1840.
Sec. 2. The Legion shall be, and is hereby, divided into two Cohorts,— the Horse Troops to constitute the first Cohort, & the foot Troops to constitute the second Cohort.
Sec. 3. The General Officers of the Legion shall consist of a Lieutenant General, as the Chief Commanding & reviewing officer, & president of the Court Martial, & Legion; a Major General, as the second in Command of the Legion, the Secretary of the Court Martial, & Legion, & Adjutant & Inspector General; a Brigadier General, as Commander of the first Cohort; & a Brigadier General, as Commander of the second Cohort.
Sec. 4. The staff of the Lieutenant General shall consist of two principal Aids-de-Camp, with the Rank of Colonels of Cavalry, & a guard of twelve Aids-de-Camp, with the Rank of Captains of Infantry, & a drill officer, with the rank of Colonel of Dragoons, who shall likewise be the Chief Officer of the Guard.
Sec. 5. The Staff of the Major General shall consist of an Adjutant, a Surgeon in Chief, a Cornet, a quarter Master, a Pay Master, a Commissary, & a Chaplain, with the Rank of Colonels of Infantry; a Surgeon for each [p. 2]
And cited parts of the City Charter, observing as to what he considered should be done in the forthwith, &c. &c.
Counsellor Joseph Smith presented a Bill to organize the Nauvoo Legion, which was read three times, the Rules were dispensed with, & it passed unanimously. To Wit.
Ordinance, 3 February 1841–A
An Ordinance Organizing the “Nauvoo Legion”.—
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that the Inhabitants of the City of , and such Citizens of as may unite by voluntary Enrollment, be, & they are hereby organized into a Body of independent Military Men, to be called the “Nauvoo Legion,” as contemplated in the 25th. Section of “An act to incorporate the City of ,” approved December 16th., 1840.
Sec. 2. The Legion shall be, and is hereby, divided into two Cohorts,— the Horse Troops to constitute the first Cohort, & the foot Troops to constitute the second Cohort.
Sec. 3. The General Officers of the Legion shall consist of a Lieutenant General, as the Chief Commanding & reviewing officer, & president of the Court Martial, & Legion; a Major General, as the second in Command of the Legion, the Secretary of the Court Martial, & Legion, & Adjutant & Inspector General; a Brigadier General, as Commander of the first Cohort; & a Brigadier General, as Commander of the second Cohort.
Sec. 4. The staff of the Lieutenant General shall consist of two principal Aids-de-Camp, with the Rank of Colonels of Cavalry, & a guard of twelve Aids-de-Camp, with the Rank of Captains of Infantry, & a drill officer, with the rank of Colonel of Dragoons, who shall likewise be the Chief Officer of the Guard.
Sec. 5. The Staff of the Major General shall consist of an Adjutant, a Surgeon in Chief, a Cornet, a quarter Master, a Pay Master, a Commissary, & a Chaplain, with the Rank of Colonels of Infantry; a Surgeon for each [p. 2]
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