Pay Order, James Sloan to Nauvoo City Treasurer for Poor Fund, 30 January 1843
, Pay Order, to Nauvoo city treasurer , for poor fund, , Hancock Co., IL, 30 Jan. 1843; handwriting of ; endorsement in handwriting of ; one page; Nauvoo, IL, Records, 1841–1845, CHL. Includes seal.
I hereby Certify that the sum of twenty dollars has been this day allowed by the City Council, to be paid to a poor fund, out of the City Treasury, it being for the services of as a City Counsellor, & which was by him resigned, to be appropriated to that use, & which Amount the will please pay to that use.—
Given under my hand, and the Seal of the Corporation, at , Ills., January 30th. 1843.—
At the 30 January 1843 Nauvoo City Council meeting, the council ordered that various city officers, including William Law, be paid for their services. Notations indicate that certificates were made out to each of them. Law stipulated that his payment should go towards a poor fund. This transaction was not recorded in the Nauvoo City Treasury Ledger. (Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, Nov. 1842–Jan. 1844, 6.)