Joseph Smith Authorized Himself To Sell Liquor

“Ordinance on the Personal Sale of Liquors. Section 1.

Be it ordained by the City Council of Nauvoo, that the Mayor of the city be and is hereby authorized to sell or give spirits of any quantity as he in his wisdom shall judge to be for the health and comfort, or convenience of such travelers or other persons as shall visit his house from time to time.

Passed December 12, 1843.

JOSEPH SMITH, Mayor.

WILLARD RICHARDS, Recorder.”

(History of the Church: Volume 6 – Page 111)

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