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

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half past 2 o clock P. M. council called Quorum persnt [present].
The <​​> bore testimony of the good character & high standing of Mr Smith’s family.— whose daughter was seduced by, , as stated in the morning council.
C. concurred.
Bill on Libells
Ordinance <​Bill—​> on Libels was read the 2d Time.
Moved by Mayor— that the words, “and statute of be added to the 1st section of the ordinac, immediately after Kent.— sceonded [seconded] and carried,— and the words added.— proposed the addition. of a word.
Mayor.— mentioned said no man would join the claque who is not <​votes​> not guilty.— and objected to.—
<​read 3d Time by its title​>
Motioned by Mayor 2d by C. that the bill pass and carried unanimously:— satisfied with title “An ordinance concerning libels and for other purposes.”
Mayor Said the Constitution did not authorize an <​the​> press to publish Libels—
And proposed the council make some provision for putting-down the Nauvoo Expositors
C. movd that the procure. a porpectus [prospectus] of the Nauvoo Expositin [Expositor]. 2d by
read Art 8th 1 S. Constitution.
Mayor called on <​for​> the charter.—
Prospectus of the Nauvoo Expositor was read—
Mayor read statemts of from the “Expositor Is it not treasonable against all chartered rights, priviliges, peac[e] and happiness of the ?—— and spoke at great length.—
An
C. spoke in favor of declaring the Expositor a Nuisance [p. 26]
half past 2 o clock P. M. council called Quorum persnt [present].
The bore testimony of the good character & high standing of Mr Smith’s family.— whose daughter was seduced by, , as stated in the morning council.
C. concurred.
Bill— on Libels was read the 2d Time.
Moved by Mayor— that the words, “and statute of ” be added to the 1st section of the ordinac, immediately after Kent.— sceonded [seconded] and carried,— and the words added.— proposed the addition. of a word.
Mayor.— said no man would join the claque who votes not guilty.— and objected to.—
read 3d Time by its title
Motioned by Mayor 2d by C. that the bill pass and carried unanimously:— satisfied with title “An ordinance concerning libels and for other purposes.”
Mayor Said the Constitution did not authorize the press to publish Libels—
And proposed the council make some provision for putting-down the Nauvoo Expositors
C. movd that the procure. a porpectus [prospectus] of the Nauvoo Expositin Expositor. 2d by
read Art 8th 1 S. Constitution.
Mayor called for the charter.—
Prospectus of the Nauvoo Expositor was read—
Mayor read statemts of from the “Expositor Is it not treasonable against all chartered rights, priviliges, peace and happiness of the ?—— and spoke at great length.—
An
C. spoke in favor of declaring the Expositor a Nuisance [p. 26]
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