Minutes, 1 May 1841, Copy
- Source Note
On 1 May 1841 the , Illinois, city council met at JS’s to conduct business concerning the city cemetery, city streets, stray dogs, and ’s mill. As a councilor, JS actively participated in this meeting, making motions for resolutions and speaking about the various topics. took minutes of the 1 May 1841 city council meeting in a notebook. Sloan then used those original minutes to record the official minutes in the council’s ledger, which is the version featured here. For whatever reason, Sloan did not copy all of the text from the original minutes into the official version. Those few omissions are noted in the footnotes to the transcript.
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