Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, February–December 1841

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Colr J. Smith said he considered the Col. had a Right to put a Fine upon the Person or Persons so Petitioning in Rhyme, or (as may be / with Scurrility, & spoke at length,
said there were honorable names to the Petn, & did not think they would object to publication,
The explained that an ordinance may be passed, to cause Persons presenting Petns to pay expence of Printing,
Colr. J. Smith again spoke upon the extent of the Charter, & that every Person who Petitions should consider themselves liable to Taxation, in as much as no Petn should be presented unless it was worthy of Notice,
Aldmn said that the decision now made, should be for a Rule hereafter in other Cases, & that this decision may prevent Petns (not worthy of Notice) <​from​> being presented,
Colr J. Smith moved that Petrs be at liberty to withdraw Petn., & that motion to have it Printed be Rescinded ,— seconded, & Carried.—
The spoke at as to power of Council to vacate Streets, &c.
Colr. J. Smith moved that the City Surveyor be Ordered to Survey the City of , & Platts of , to accord with the City Platt of , & make out a Map to be Recorded, Seconded, & Carried.
wished for an explination, or information as to right of Owners of Lots, to the Streets Vacated.—
Colr. J. Smith Answered the Questions.
The gave further explinations,
considered that every Person who purchased a Lot, expected that he bought the priviledges of the Street,
Colr J. Smith again spoke,
Colr [p. 17]
Colr J. Smith said he considered the Col. had a Right to put a Fine upon the Person or Persons so Petitioning in Rhyme, or (as may be / with Scurrility, & spoke at length,
said there were honorable names to the Petn, & did not think they would object to publication,
The explained that an ordinance may be passed, to cause Persons presenting Petns to pay expence of Printing,
Colr. J. Smith again spoke upon the extent of the Charter, & that every Person who Petitions should consider themselves liable to Taxation, in as much as no Petn should be presented unless it was worthy of Notice,
Aldmn said that the decision now made, should be for a Rule hereafter in other Cases, & that this decision may prevent Petns (not worthy of Notice) from being presented,
Colr J. Smith moved that Petrs be at liberty to withdraw Petn., & that motion to have it Printed be Rescinded ,— seconded, & Carried.—
The spoke as to power of Council to vacate Streets, &c.—
Colr. J. Smith moved that the City Surveyor be Ordered to Survey the City of , & Platts of , to accord with the City Platt of , & make out a Map to be Recorded, Seconded, & Carried.
wished for an explination, or information as to right of Owners of Lots, to the Streets Vacated.—
Colr. J. Smith Answered the Questions.
The gave further explinations,
considered that every Person who purchased a Lot, expected that he bought the priviledges of the Street,
Colr J. Smith again spoke,
Colr [p. 17]
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