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From the Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 12 Dec. 1843, signed by Joseph Smith Jr. [mayor]: 1

“An Ordinance for the health and convenience of travellers and other purposes.
Section 1 Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Nauvoo, that the Mayor of the City be and is hereby authorized to sell, or give Spirits, of any quantity he in his wisdom shall judge to be for the health, comfort or convenience of such travellers or other persons as shall visit his House from time to time
Passed December 12. 1843
Joseph Smith Mayor”

 

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1. Nauvoo City Council, Ordinance, 12 Dec. 1843; Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 12 Dec. 1843, 194; signed by JS and Willard Richards – http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/ordinance-12-december-1843-c/1#source-note