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

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did not want to do any thing to create quarrel among men <​&​> throught the police might bring up the ordinances of the , without fe[e] or reward.—
Mayor, asked if
Mayer queried
Explained—
argued his motion that a house div[id]ed against itself cannot stand,— & drunkard will betray each other
— moved that the petition— of W G. Wilson & othe[rs] be laid on the table and the police be instructed to watch the house & see <​learn​> if the ordinace be broken—
Mayor suggested, that there might be a mistake about the Upper stone house being
Petition ordered to be laid on the table forever
John S. Higbee— $$38,00. read, refered to Com. on claims
Petition of &. 4 othr read, referrd to the Mayor
An ordinanc conce[r]ning the City Attorney and his duties, read— twice,—
objected to 3d Section— thought,
Or — concured with that complainant ought not to, be compelled to pay for council
Mayor, concurred.— and spoke at length.
spoke.— in concurrine [concurrence]
Mayor Suggested,— that, a bill be got up to give a portion of the fine to the compl[a]int— a potin [portion] to council. <​the Attorny,​> & the rest to the .—
— Explained.—
Mayor called to the chair.——
Mayor remarked the Attorny might have the privilege of occupying the Mayors office.—— and suggested that 1/3 fine go to Attorny 1/3 to complint [complainant] 1/3 to .— so far as the Mayor has said <​had​> to.— to <​be​> complan<​an​>t, witness, mayor— & every thing else
— spoke.—
.— explaind.—
<​3d Section was Erased and a new one inserted.—​>
Mayor moved that the rules be dispensd with & the bill pass
<​Pass ◊◊ Carrid— Satisfid with Title) an ordinance concerning the city attorney and his duties,​> [p. 16]
did not want to do any thing to create quarrel among men & throught the police might bring up the ordinances of the , without fee or reward.—
Mayer queried
Explained—
argued his motion that a house divided against itself cannot stand,— & drunkard will betray each other
— moved that the petition— of W G. Wilson & others be laid on the table and the police be instructed to watch the house & learn if the ordinace be broken—
Mayor suggested, that there might be a mistake about the Upper stone house being
Petition ordered to be laid on the table forever
John S. Higbee— $$38,00. read, refered to Com. on claims
Petition of &. 4 othr read, referrd to the Mayor
An ordinanc concerning the City Attorney and his duties, read— twice,—
objected to 3d Section—
— concured with that complainant ought not to, be compelled to pay for council
Mayor, concurred.— and spoke at length.
spoke.— in concurrine [concurrence]
Mayor Suggested,— that, a bill be got up to give a portion of the fine to the complaint— a potin [portion] to the Attorny, & the rest to the .—
— Explained.—
Mayor called to the chair.——
Mayor remarked the Attorny might have the privilege of occupying the Mayors office.—— and suggested that 1/3 fine go to Attorny 1/3 to complint [complainant] 1/3 to .— so as the Mayor has had to.— be complanant, witness, mayor— & every thing else
— spoke.—
.— explaind.—
3d Section was Erased and a new one inserted.—
Mayor moved that the rules be dispensd with & the bill pass
Carrid— Satisfid with Title) an ordinance concerning the city attorney and his duties, [p. 16]
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