March 12th 1842.
Court Martial met pursuant to adjournment at the residence of Genl Joseph Smith’s
On motion of Major [Hosea] Stout,
1st Resolved that the City of be & is hereby divided into Four Company militia destricts; and that the bounds of each Ward of the be the bounds of the said company destricts; and that the said Companies be numbered according to the number of the Wards constituting said Company destrict.
2nd Resolved that the Four Companies that thus formed constitute the Fourth Regiment, Second Cohort Nauvoo Legion, and be officered accordingly.
<3rd> Resolved that Captains [William] Allred & of the present Company Militia destricts, have the privilege of raising volunteers from their present Companies sufficient for two full Companies of volunteers; and Captain Allred’s Company be a rifle & ’s Company a Light Infantry Company: retaining their present place and number in the line; together with the commissioned officers in their Companies: Provided That the said officers have the privilege of retaining the respective offices which they now hold in the militia destricts in which they live, after the aforesaid division of at their own option.
<4th> Resolved that if the Captains wish to remain in the militia with their [p. 10]