Oct 12th 1844 (from loose sheet.) Regular Session 20 Min Past 10 A. M. Daniel Spencer Mayor Meeting opened by prayer by Geo. W. Harris
J. H. Hales - I would like to make a remark or two, I was reelected Assessor & Collector of taxes for the year 1844 but on account of sickness I have not commenced yet, and seeing that the Twelve wishes Me to go away perhaps it would be as well for another to be appointed. It was the unanimous voice of the Council that he continue his office <as assessor & collector> until he is going away and resigns his office.
W. W. Phelps then arose and read a petition from bro Wm Clayton concerning Charles Warner the City Auctioneer
Moved & Secd. that Charles Warner be discontinued from his office
Moved & Secd. that John D Parker be elected as City Auctioneer.
W. W. Phelps. I would just remark that the City Scrip should be stopt if any provisions could be made for there was to the amount of $8 or $900 dollars issued the other day, and it would be a good plan if any pro Means could be made to redeem what has gone out.
Resolved by the City Council of the City of Nauvoo that the Treasurer be instructed <not> to issue any More City Scrip unless an order from the City Council. which was carried
Moved & secd. that the Marshall pro Tem go and bring the high Policeman J. Dunham & Wm Clayton the Treasurer forthwith. which was carried
Moved & Sed. that the foregoing Motion be reconsidered, which was carried.
Movd. & Secd. That the financial committee be instructed to instruct Col Dunham concerning the city Scrip. which was carried
Council Phelps arose & read an Ordinance concerning Spirituous Liquors -
Moved & Secd. that the Bill be read a Second time
Moved & Secd. by Ald. Hills that an Amendment be Made to the Secd. Sect of the ordinance, which was carried unanimously.
Moved, secd. & carried that the Bill be read again
Coun. Pratt. I think it is very indefinite that they pay a fine to the amount assessed on the licence
Moved & Secd. & carried that an amendment be made on the Second Section that <instead of 200 to 400 that> they be fined from $25 to $400 dollars.
An Ordinance concerning Spirituous Liquors and other purposes. Sect. 1. Be it ordained by the city Council of the City of Nauvoo, that before any persons shall sell, or dispose of any spirituous or intoxicating drink by a less quantity than one gallon in this City, he or they shall first obtain a license from the Mayors Court, for which shall be paid down <in specie> for the use of the City, not less than 200 nor more than 400 hundred dollars, (& issuing fees) for one Year. Sect. 2nd. And be it further ordained that if any person shall sell or give away, or dispose of to be drank in this City in less quantity than one gallon any Spirituous or intoxicating drink or liquors <except in cases of sickness> without first obtaining such license they shall pay a fine <for each and every offence> of not less than 25 and not more than 400 hundred dollars to be tried before the Mayor. -- Sect. 3. And be it further ordained that all ordinances or parts of ordinances of private grants
repugnant to the intent and meaning of this ordinance concerning Spirituous & other liquors, are hereby repealed. Sect. 4. And be it further ordained that if any person shall be convicted, before the Mayor, of drunkenness in this City he, she or they shall be fined twenty dollars. - This fine may be paid in labor upon the public streets or other public works of this city at the discretion of the Mayor. No. 1 This ordinance to be in full force from & after its passage. passed Oct 12. Willard Richards Recorder Daniel Spencer, Mayor
Moved & Secd. & carried that the City Attorney call upon Bro Babbit to assist him in the Carthage law suits against the City Council -
No. 1. Moved & secd. & carried that the City be responsible for the amount which the committee appointed to settle for the Nauvoo expositor (1)
-- Oct. 12. 1844
Regular Session Oct. 12. 1844 20 min: past 10. A. M. Names of Members called Quorum present. Daniel Spencer Mayor
Meeting opened by prayer by Geo. W. Harris
Jonathan H. Hale having made some remarks as to his being re-elected Assessor and Collector for the year 1844 but on account of sickness that he had not yet commenced his duties as such Assessor
It was the unanimous voice of the council that he continue in his office as Assessor and Collector until he resigns his office.-
Coun: W. W. Phelps read a Petition from Wm. Clayton the City Treasurer complaining of his not being able to obtain from the City Auctioneer Charles Warner any returns of duties It was moved and seconded that Charles Warner be discontinued from his Office and that John D. Parker be elected in his stead
Co. W. W. Phelps rose to make some remarks relative to the City Scrip and stated that it would be a good plan if any means could be made to redeem what is already issued, when,
It was resolved by the City Council of the City of Nauvoo that the Treasurer be instructed not to issue any more City Scrip unless he receive an order from the City Council
Moved and seconded that the Marshall go and bring the High Policeman Jonathan Dunham, and the City Treasurer William Clayton to this Council which was carried
Moved and seconded that the foregoing motion be reconsidered, when It was resolved That the financial committee be instructed to see Jonathan Dunham and instruct him concerning the City Scrip
Co. W. W. Phelps rose and read An Ordinance concerning Spirituous Liquors which was read twice.
Ald. Hills moved an amendment be made to the 2nd Sect. which was carried. Bill read a 3rd time - when the amendment was made that it read instead of 200 to 400 - that they be fined "not less than $25. and not more than $400. which was carried -
Motioned and carried that the city attorney attend upon Bro. Babbit to assist him in the Carthage Law Suits which were pending against the City Council in which they gave D. Spencer & Edwd. Hunters note of 100. to Leonard Soby. one other note of 513.75 to Charles Ivins, also two other notes to Charles Ivins, one for $30 and the other for 81.25
Motioned and carried that the City be responsible for the amount which the committee appointed to settle for the Nauvoo Expositor in which they gave Daniel Spencer & Edward Hunter and others note of 100.00 to Leonard Soby, one other note of 513.75 to Charles Ivins also two other notes, one for 30.00 and the other for 81.25 to Charles Ivins all together amounting to 725.00
Motioned and carried that the Bill be allowed and the Mayor be instructed and authorised to give the City obligations for the same borrowed from Julia Ann Vanorten, amounting to 75.00
Motioned and carried that this meeting adjourn until the next general Session (1)
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