Preamble and Resolutions, 13 January 1845, as Published in Nauvoo Neighbor

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counterfeit money, that such person would follow up, trace out, and make diligent search, for all such property and apparatus, and if they can trace it into this , we pledge ourselves to assist them legally, to the extent of our abilities in so laudable an undertaking.
Resolved, That it is our opinion that very many scoundrels, such as thieves, robbers, bogus makers, counterfeiters and murderers, have been induced from reports published in the Warsaw Signal, to flock into this in order to carry on their evil practices, knowing that it would be immediately charged upon the Mormons, and thereby they escape—and although we think that the reports of thefts have been very much exaggerated, yet we know from dear bought experience that such things do exist, and further we doubt not there may be some such characters prowling in and about our .
Resolved, That we are extremely anxious to ferret out and bring to justice, all such persons, if any, that are within the limits of our and for this purpose we have authorised our , to enlarge the police, to any number, not exceeding five hundred, and we also pledge ourselves to double our diligence, and call upon our citizens to assist in ridding our and country of all such infamous characters.
Done, in Council, this 13th day of January, 1845.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. [3]]
counterfeit money, that such person would follow up, trace out, and make diligent search, for all such property and apparatus, and if they can trace it into this , we pledge ourselves to assist them legally, to the extent of our abilities in so laudable an undertaking.
Resolved, That it is our opinion that very many scoundrels, such as thieves, robbers, bogus makers, counterfeiters and murderers, have been induced from reports published in the Warsaw Signal, to flock into this in order to carry on their evil practices, knowing that it would be immediately charged upon the Mormons, and thereby they escape—and although we think that the reports of thefts have been very much exaggerated, yet we know from dear bought experience that such things do exist, and further we doubt not there may be some such characters prowling in and about our .
Resolved, That we are extremely anxious to ferret out and bring to justice, all such persons, if any, that are within the limits of our and for this purpose we have authorised our , to enlarge the police, to any number, not exceeding five hundred, and we also pledge ourselves to double our diligence, and call upon our citizens to assist in ridding our and country of all such infamous characters.
Done, in Council, this 13th day of January, 1845.
, Mayor.
, Recorder. [p. [3]]
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