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

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<​C.​> concurrd whith with what other counsellrs had said,—
referd to the statemet of the Expositor relative to the Muncpal cort in case of .— considrd it a public Nuissnc [nuisance]
— consi[de]red his a peculiar situatin for the city concil to pass this a nuisance would be hasty. & propose givng a few days limatin— & assess a fine of $3000.00 for every libel.— & if they would not cease publishing libe[l]s declare it a nuisance.
Mayor— Querrid
said the counsellr stated made provisions.— fine 500,00—
Mayor replid they thretend to shoot him when at — & the women and othrs dare not go to to p[r]osecute.— and read a libel from the Expositor concerning .— and explaind and showed the falshood of the Expositor, was openly in the streets of the daily
C. spoke of the Warsaw Signal—
<​Mayor was sorry to have one dissentig voice—​>
did not mean to be undstood to go vs but not be in haste
.— spoke of the mortgages on the property of the propitors [proprietors] of the Expositors.—
C <​A.​> . conserd there is but one cou[r]se to pursue they were out of the re[a]ch of the law,— one couse to put and end to the thing at once.— beleivd if the did not do it othrs would.— by what he had heard.
. belived it to a Nuisance— and referd to the opin[io]n of on Habes Corpus, and spoke in favor of our cha[r]ter,— &c—
Asked , before the Grnd Jury, if he was not the man [p. 28]
C. concurrd with what other counsellrs had said,—
referd to the statemet of the Expositor relative to the Muncpal cort in case of .— considrd it a public Nuissnc [nuisance]
— considered his a peculiar situatin for the city concil to pass this a nuisance would be hasty. & propose givng a few days limatin— & assess a fine of $3000.00 for every libel.— & if they would not cease publishing libels declare it a nuisance.
Mayor— Querrid
said the stated made provisions.— fine 500,00—
Mayor replid they thretend to shoot him when at — & the women and othrs dare not go to to prosecute.— and read a libel from the Expositor concerning .— and explaind and showed the falshood of the Expositor, was openly in the streets of the daily
C. spoke of the Warsaw Signal—
Mayor was sorry to have one dissentig voice—
did not mean to be undstood to go vs but not be in haste
.— spoke of the mortgages on the property of the propitors proprietors of the Expositors.—
A. . conserd there is but one course to pursue they were out of the reach of the law,— one couse to put and end to the thing at once.— beleivd if the did not do it othrs would.— by what he had heard.
. belived it to a Nuisance— and referd to the opinion of on Habes Corpus, and spoke in favor of our charter,— &c—
Asked , before the Grnd Jury, if he was not the man [p. 28]
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