Minutes, 30 January 1843

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Monday January 30th. 1843. Six oClock P. M.
City Council convened by special call of the Mayor. Meeting opened by prayer. Names of the Council were called. Minutes of last meeting were read and approved.
It is hereby ordered by the City Council of the City of , that the opening of the first Street east of Warsaw Street, from Water Street South to the , be discontinued.
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It is hereby ordered &c, that Harris Street be opened, running on the north line of ’s land & land, running east though the widow Beatties farm, & from thence to the Prairie, at the expence of & others, Petitioners.
<​Order given.​>
The claim of , Supervisor, for $34,87½ being the balance due him by the to this date, was allowed, & hereby ordered to be paid to him, <​and​> It <​is hereby​> was Ordered &c, that the amount of money intended to be appropriated to payment of the balance purchase of the burying Ground, due as mentioned in the Resolution passed upon the 14th. January inst. <​(& then supposed to be due to ,)​> be paid to <​said​> , Supervisor, <​as part of his <​sd​> claim,​> the <​said​> balance <​being $16,56¼, & that amt​> having been paid retained by the Collector for the purpose of paying <​over​> the same, (prior to the passing of said resolution, & prior to the adoption of the Collectors Account upon the same day.) the <​said​> Collector having been ordered to pay said purchase money previous thereto.
<​Order given.​>
The claim of City Marshal, for services done for the , commencing May 14th. 1842, up to this date, was laid before the City Council, who referred it to the Committee on Claims, who reported, recommending that he be allowed fifty Dollars, & that the fifteen Dollars recd by him on account of said services, be deducted therefrom, & also that the fines against him, be remitted.— Which Report was <​received and​> adopted.—
The Committee of Claims to whom was referred the Claim of City Surveyor, presented their Report <​which was accepted​>, recommending that said account be allowed, which Report <​claim​> was discussed, & finally ordered to be laid upon the Table.
A motion was made upon the subject of delinquents upon road labour tax, which was discussed, & the following Resolution adopted. Resolved &c, that all delinquents up to this time, have privilege to work out their road labour tax, any [p. 4] any time prior to the first day of May next.
<​Order given, included with his pay as an Alderman.​>
It was <​is hereby​> ordered by the City Council &c, that be & paid the sum of Three Dollars, for engraving a Seal for the Municipal Court, he having warranted that it would make a good impression, also that it would hold fast where it was Soldered.—
<​Cert given.​>
It is hereby ordered by the City Council &c, that be paid the sum of four dollars for a press <​procured by him​> for the use of the City Seal.
Resolved by the City Council <​&c.​> that Councillor who was appointed to sell the lots in the burying ground, be, & he hereby is instructed, to pay over the proceeds of sales made by him, to & others, the Committee upon the burying ground.—
Resolved by the City Council &c, that the surplus funds, if any, arising from the sale of lots in the <​new​> burying ground, after paying for fencing & improving the same, be applied towards fencing the old burying ground.
The committee of Claims to whom was referred a Bill respecting pay from the , for interments, in cases where the could not obtain his pay otherwise, were released from the duty of reporting upon that Bill, & obtained leave, & presented a Bill for an ordinance in relation to interments, which received the usual readings, (the rules being dispensed with,) & passed, entitled, An Ordinance in relation to Interments.”
The Committee to whom it was referred to prepare a Code of Criminal laws, reported a Bill, or Code of Laws & Ordinances, which received the usual readings, (the rules being dispensed with,) & passed, entitled, “Laws and Ordinances of the City of Nauvoo”.
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It is hereby ordered by the City Council &c, <​that​> the following named Persons be paid the sums respectively annexed to their names, for their services in the City Council, up to this date, inclusive, “to wit”.
$ Cts $ Cts
Certificates made out for these.— —— 20,00 Certs made out for these.— —— 21,50
—— ,50 —— 2,00
—— 21,00 Poor Fund, <​p ​>—— 20,00
—— 32,00 —— 20,50
—— 16,50 —— 6,00
—— 22,50 —— 6,50
—— 16,00 —— 13,50
—— 11,50 , (see his claim allowed on page 4.)——
—— 24,50
—— 17,50 —— 34,50
It is hereby ordered by the City Council &c, that the Persons whose names are hereinafter mentioned do pay the sums annexed to their respective names, the same being the fines incurred by them for neglect of attendances in the City Council, up to this date, inclusive, “to wit.”
$ Cts $ Cts
—— 1,50 —— ,50
—— ,50 —— 9,00
—— 14,00
Resolved by the City Council &c, that the Council will not claim any pay for this meeting.
Adjourned until the next regular meeting. [p. 6]

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