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The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], From
City Council. --The regular monthly meeting of the City Council was held at 4 o'clock yesterday, at the City Hall. Present, Messrs. Saunders, Richardson, Glazebrook, Wynne, Scott Burr, Stokes, Denton, Grattan, Griffin, Epps, and Crutchfield. The petition of John Turpin, for remission of taxes, was granted on the recommendation of the Commissioners of Streets generally. The taxes of the Insurance Company of the State of Virginia were reduced to $1,650, on petition of that Company, owing to its having had in 1861 to pay for a large amount of sugar and coffee confiscated by the "late United States." On the recommendation of the Committee of Finance, the tax on Haxall, Crenshaw &Co., as manufacturers, was reduced to $1,250. The class tax on Wm. G. Crenshaw &Co. was remitted, they having ceased business before the commencement of the present fiscal year. A report was read from A. Snead, Health Officer, and J. Mayo, Mayor, to the effect that the factory in use by