[Written sideways in margin.] 1841 Feby 4th
Record of the “Nauvoo Legion.”
Pursuant to an ordinance of the City Council of the City of , entitled “An Ordinance organizing the Nauvoo Legion,” passed, Feb. 3rd, AD. 1841, the Court Martial of Said Legion assembled at the office of Joseph Smith, on Thursday the 4th day of February, AD. 1841; present—
, , , , , Charles C. Rich, , , , B[enjamin] S. Wilber, , , John T. Barnett, , H[osea] Stout, N[elson] Higgins, S[tephen] Winchester, Thomas Rich, , J[ohn] C. Annis, & , all commissioned officers of the State of .
The Court was called to order by . , & Lieut. Winchester, were elected Judges, and Lieut. Stout, Clerk, of the election, when the court proceeded to elect the General officers of the legion; whereupon— Joseph Smith was duly elected Lieutenant General; , Major General; , Brigadier General of the 1st Cohort; and , Brigadier General of the 2nd Cohort. Generals J. Smith, , & , were sworn by , and by . Lt. Gen. Smith proceeded to the appoint ment of the following staff; to wit: [p. 1]