Nauvoo City Council, Ordinance, Copy, , Hancock Co., IL, 1 Mar. 1841. Version copied 25 May 1844; handwriting of ; certified by , 25 May 1844; docket by , [, Hancock Co., IL, 25 May 1844]; docket and notation probably by , [, Hancock Co., IL], 28 May 1844; notation by James M. Campbell, [, McDonough Co., IL], 12 Aug. 1844; two pages; McDonough County Circuit Court Files, Illinois Regional Archives Depository vault, Archives and Special Collections, Leslie F. Malpass Library, Western Illinois University, Macomb.
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of That the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Latter Day Saints, Quakers Episcopalians, Universalists, Unitarians, Mahommedans, and all other religious sects and denominations whatever shall have free toleration and equal privileges in this , and should any person be guilty of ridiculing abusing or otherwise depreciating another in consequence of his religion, or of disturbing or interrupting any religious meeting within the limits of this he shall on conviction thereof before the Mayor or Municipal Court be considered a disturber of the public peace and fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of the said Mayor or Court.
Sec 2. It is hereby made the duty of all Municipal officers to notice and report to the Mayor any breach or violation of this or any other ordinance of this that may come within their knowledge, or of which they may be advised and any officer aforesaid is hereby fully authorized to arrest all such violaters of rule, law, and order, either with or without .
Sec 3. This ordinance to take effect and be in force from and after its passage
Passed March 1st. 1841
State of Illinois)
City of )
Office of Recorder—
I recorder of the City of do hereby Certify that the foregoing is a true and perfect copy of the enrolled ordinance now on file in my office.
Witness my hand and seal of Corporation at the City of , this 25th. day of May 1844—