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

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Sworn said told that Bogus Business <​Making​> was going on in the , but it was too damnd small business. he wanted to help him to p[r]ocure Money <​for the Gen was afraid. to go into it— &​> with $500.00 he could get an engraving <​for bills​> on the Bank of and one on the State of .— and could make money.— said many times did not know him. Mayor, Said he believed the Gen had been telling me <​​> something; God Dam him if he has I will kill him.— <​& swore he​> would kill any man that should prove a traitor to him.— Said if he could get a company of men to suit him he would go onto the frontier and live by highway Robbery— <​for he​> had got sick of the world.
moved that the & police be instructed to investigate the selling of Liquor— in the .—
objcted to calling names before the council.
said 50 had complaind of houses and persons &c— but has told them to enter legal complaint.
apologizd <​Explained​> to
Mayor calld for the to repent <​report​>
, said he knwe [knew] where the grog shops were. [u]pon Stone House one.— has decanters and glasses.— Gordon & Allen Nauvoo Store,— men came away drunk.— Grubb & Ritchie City Bakery.
Snows— or Ashbys brick house. said they were selling candy. & wine, believes a good deal <​of Liquor​> drunk at Marr’s store.—
have never seen any sold at ,— no appeara[n]ce of it. and gambling going on at all these places or most of them as believes.— Lynching of the Negro originated— in drinking.— Saw a glass pourd out at Thompsons but saw none drunk. believed th[e]y drink and Gamble. <​Morris’s House—— on Mulholland St.— Beeches sells by swall [swill?] I am <​as​> inf[or]med​>
.— called for the reading of the ordinane on Spirituous Liqurs ordinance read.— suggested that complaina[n]t have 1/2 the fine.—
had not weighed the measure. not ready to go for the measure [p. 15]
Sworn said told that Bogus Making was going on in the , but it was too damnd small business. he wanted to help him to procure Money for the Gen was afraid. to go into it— & with $500.00 he could get an engraving for bills on the Bank of and one on the State of .— and could make money.— said many times did not know him. , Said he believed the Gen had been telling something; God Dam him if he has I will kill him.— & swore he would kill any man that should prove a traitor to him.— Said if he could get a company of men to suit him he would go onto the frontier and live by highway Robbery— for he had got sick of the world.
moved that the & police be instructed to investigate the selling of Liquor— in the .—
objcted to calling names before the council.
said 50 had complaind of houses and persons &c— but has told them to enter legal complaint.
Explained to
Mayor calld for the to report
, said he knwe [knew] where the grog shops were. upon Stone House one.— has decanters and glasses.— Gordon & Allen Nauvoo Store,— men came away drunk.— Grubb & Ritchie City Bakery.
Snows— or Ashbys brick house. said they were selling candy. & wine, believes a good deal of Liquor drunk at Marr’s store.—
have never seen any sold at ,— no appearance of it. and gambling going on at all these places or most of them as believes.— Lynching of the Negro originated— in drinking.— Saw a glass pourd out at Thompsons but saw none drunk. believed they drink and Gamble. Morris’s House—— on Mulholland St.— Beeches sells by swall [swill] as informed
.— called for the reading of the ordinane on Spirituous Liqurs ordinance read.— suggested that complainant have 1/2 the fine.—
had not weighed the measure. not ready to go for the measure [p. 15]
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