Ordinance, 21 December 1843, as Published in Nauvoo Neighbor–A

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An Ordinance to prevent unlawful search or seizure of person or property by foreign process in the City of .
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of , to prevent kidnapping, illegal arrests of persons, or unlawful searches for property, that all writs or warrants issued out of the shall, before they are executed within the limits of said , be examined by, and receive the approval and signature of the mayor of said on the back of said process, and be served by the marshal of said .
Sec. 2. And be it further ordained, that every officer who shall execute or attempt to execute any process as aforesaid, without first obtaining the approval and signature of the mayor of said as specified in the first section of this ordinance, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not less than one month nor more than six months in the city prison, or both, as a breach of ordinance to be tried before the municipal court of said .
Passed December 21, 1843.
, Recorder. [p. [3]]