Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley

Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: secured, and the way prepared for the gathering of the poor. At this time the population of the city was upwards of 3000. John C. Bennett, M.D., was elected first mayor. An early ordinance, passed by the Corporation, was one in relation to religious liberty. It provided that all religious sects and denominations should have free toleration and equal privileges within the city, and that any person ridiculing or abusing another on account of his religious belief, should, on conviction thereof before the Mayor or Municipal Court, be fined in any sum not exceeding 500 dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding 6 months. On the 3rd of February, ordinances were passed organizing the Nauvoo Legion and the University, and on the 15th, one was passed regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors, with a view to prevent the introduction of drunkenness into the city. On the 10th of March the State Legislature passed " An Act to incorporate the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association, in the county of Hancock." The object of this association was the promotion of agriculture and husbandry in all their branches, and for the manufacture of flour, timber and such other articles as were necessary for the ordinary purposes of life. Capital 100,000 dollars, with power to increase it to 300,000. On the same date the " Nauvoo House Association" was chartered, capital 150,000 dollars. At a General Conference in Nauvoo, on the 6th of April, the foundation of a temple, the ruins of which are shown by our engraving, was laid, according to the resolution taken at the previous October Conference, and in the meantime, on the 19th of January, a revelation from the Lord on the subject had been given. The day was most anxiously looked for, more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913736
  • 9781236913739