Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, February 1844–January 1845

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Each ward petitioned that no Licences be granted in their ward. Mayor has sold some Liquor at the <​Barbers​> shop— to accommodate those who needed, and oblige in his suffering condition after being impisond [imprisoned], in — had sold none in his house— since the passage of the last ordinance.
Mayor has hea[r]d complaints about certain houses, & when he has called them to make complaint, they have run away, (believs it is generelly the case that when a man goes to law he has an unjust case & wants to go before an unjust <​Judge​> or one who wants business— has very few suits on his docket,
<​X​> Mayor referrd to— — and proposd <​suggested​> the popropriety of purging the city counil first at Nuisan <​of​> Nuisances The man who steps forward to put down iniquity is the fir[s]t to be put down by the people of the . Mayor said if he had kept a whore from hereand since, & had done every thingwould have been as good a man as & .— <​ sworn​> said <​the​> Laws had brought <​Bogus​> dies to him to fix— : referred to . his brothrs, & the Higbys. & asked what good they had ever done? Where is the <​first​> act of goodness and greatness in & ?— While Joseph was under arrest, Laws & would have ben rode on a rail if I <​he​> had not have stepped forward to prevent it.—
Mayor.— said— at the time he was under arrest pu[r]sued him for $40.00 he was owing said , and it took the last expnc mony he had,— to pay it.—
C, continud and referred. to —— coming to this place. &c—
Mayor said Had offered $5,00 dollars to kill him.
<​C.​> continued, , told me <​him​> he ment to have my <​his​> daughter, laid a plan with 4 or 5 persns, to kidnap his daughter, & thrnted [threatened] to Shoot any man that should come near after he got him in the skiff— was Engaged in trying to make Bogus <​which​> was his princple business.—
referred to the revelation read to the High council.— that it was in answer to a qustion concenig [concerning] things which transpired in former days & had no refene [reference] to the penst [present] time.—— that when sick said <​he had been guilty of adultry &​> he was not fit to live or die, had Sinnd again[s]t his own soul &c [p. 13]
Each ward petitioned that no Licences be granted in their ward. Mayor has sold some Liquor at the Barbers shop— to accommodate those who needed, and oblige in his suffering condition after being impisond [imprisoned], in — had sold none in his house— since the passage of the last ordinance.
Mayor has heard complaints about certain houses, & when he has called them to make complaint, they have run away, (believs it is generelly the case that when a man goes to law he has an unjust case & wants to go before an unjust Judge or one who wants business— has very few suits on his docket,
X Mayor referrd to— — and suggested the popropriety of purging the city counil The man who steps forward to put down iniquity is the first to be put down by the people of the . — , — .— sworn said the Laws had brought Bogus dies to him to fix— : referred to . his brothrs, & the Higbys. & asked what good they had ever done? Where is the first act of goodness and greatness in & ?— While Joseph was under arrest, Laws & would have ben rode on a rail if he had not stepped forward to prevent it.—
Mayor.— said— at the time he was under arrest pursued him for $40.00 he was owing said , and it took the last expnc mony he had,— to pay it.—
C, continud and referred. to —— coming to this place. &c—
Mayor said Had offered $5,00 dollars to kill him.
C. continued, , told him he ment to have his daughter, laid a plan with 4 or 5 persns, to kidnap his daughter, & thrnted [threatened] to Shoot any man that should come near after he got him in the skiff— was Engaged in trying to make Bogus which was his princple business.—
referred to the revelation read to the High council.— that it was in answer to a qustion concenig [concerning] things which transpired in former days & had no refene [reference] to the penst [present] time.—— that when sick said he had been guilty of adultry & he was not fit to live or die, had Sinnd against his own soul &c [p. 13]
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