Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, November 1842–January 1844

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and he must be taken care of, and that he <​must​> not be allowed to go into the world, but must be taken care of <​and not only​> a doe head & judas, but a Brutus,— <​that the idea had been advanced​> that the scriptures support such a doctrine.—
. who is the person, <​&​> who told you
, I am under obligation not to tell,
— that is immaterial you are bound to disclose by your oath here.
— one oath is as good as another.
Mayor said he would protect him— he was bound to tell,—
said he would tell who told him <​& he might tell the name of the police​> Eli Norton told me,
the , <​was​> sent to bring Eli Norton.
enquired,
Mayor said, <​to the police​> on conditions I have had no private conversation with any of you that they <​you​> will rise up & change the breech of the your guns upwords & all arose & changed the<​ir​> butt of their guns.
Counseller , consid[er]ed the things very alarming when he heard <​it​>, referred to & ’s doings in .— and stated what was said by the mayor on a former council.
Mayor said the reason why he made the remarks he did was on account of the reports brought from Jail By ,— that they wanted to get me <​&c thus​> to put down Mormonism— so that they might organize upon their old principles.— on the orthodox system, did not design to try me but hang me, that they had a man in our midst who would <​fix me [illegible] out—​> deliver me up if they could not get me without, and related his remarks at the previous council
Minutes of last council read,—
Eli Norton sworn to testify the truth the whole & nothing but the truth— by Counseller Clerk of Mayor Court.
all I know about a private oath is on intimation Bro Cairns [Daniel Carn]— said all that I have heard,— proba[b]ly referred to what has been stated, about a doe head &c, <​By Mayor​> Did he say he had administd a private oath?, <​Norton​> No! said not much about [p. 33]
and he must be taken care of, and that he must not be allowed to go into the world, but must be taken care of and not only a doe head & judas, but a Brutus,— that the idea had been advanced that the scriptures support such a doctrine.—
. who is the person, & who told you
, I am under obligation not to tell,
— that is immaterial you are bound to disclose by your oath here.
— one oath is as good as another.
Mayor said he would protect him— he was bound to tell,—
said he would tell who told him & he might tell the name of the police Eli Norton told me,
the , was sent to bring Eli Norton.
enquired,
Mayor said, to the police on conditions I have had no private conversation with any of you will rise up & change the breech of your guns upwords & all arose & changed their their guns.
Counseller , considered the things very alarming when he heard it, referred to & ’s doings in .— and stated what was said by the mayor on a former council.
Mayor said the reason why he made the remarks he did was on account of the reports brought from Jail By ,— that they wanted to get me &c thus put down Mormonism— so that they might organize upon their old principles.— on the orthodox system, did not design to try me but hang me, that they had a man in our midst who would fix me out— if they could not get me without, and related his remarks at the previous council
Minutes of last council read,—
Eli Norton sworn to testify the truth the whole & nothing but the truth— by Counseller Clerk of Mayor Court.
all I know about a private oath is on intimation Bro Cairns Daniel Carn— said all that I have heard,— probably referred to what has been stated, about a doe head &c, By Mayor Did he say he had administd a private oath?, Norton No! said not much about [p. 33]
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