Nauvoo temperance ordinance "in Relation to Temperance."

Feb 15, 1841
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Scribed Verbatim

Ordinance, 15 February 1841, Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 February 1841–8 February 1845, p. 8, The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed August 11, 2021

James Sloan
John C. Bennett, Joseph Smith, Jr., James Sloan

An Ordinance in Relation to Temperance.

Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Nauvoo, that all Persons & Establishments whatever, in this City, are prohibited from vending Whiskey in a less quantity than a Gallon, or other Spirituous Liquors in a less quantity than a quart, to any Person whatever, excepting on the Recommendation of a Physician duly accredited, in Writing, by the “Chancellor & Regents of the University of the City of Nauvoo,” & any Person guilty of any Act contrary to the prohibition contained in this ordinance, shall, on conviction thereof before the Mayor, or Municipal Court, be fined in any Sum not exceeding twenty five Dollars, at the discretion of said Mayor, or Court; & any Person or Persons who shall attempt to evade this Ordinance by giving away Liquor, or by any other means, shall be considered alike amenable, and fined as aforesaid.

Sec. 2. This Ordinance, to take effect, & be in force, from and after its Passage.

John C. Bennett, Mayor.

<​passed feb.y. 15th. 1841.)​>

<​Jas Sloan Recorder.)​>

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