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The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], By the Governor of Virginia — a Proclamation. (search)
City Council. --The Small Pez Excitement.--A called meeting of this body was held at the City Hall at 12 o'clock yesterday. Present; Messrs D. J. Sounders, N. B Hill James A. Scott, Thos as H. Wynne, Thomas C. Epps, David J Burr. Richard H. Haskins, Fleming Griffin, E. H. Stokes, and P. R. Gratten. The President announced that the object of the meeting was to consider what means were best adapted to prevent the spread of small-pox amongst the inhabitants of this city. The Mayor being present, on motion of Mr. Scott he was permitted to address the Council relative to the subject. He expressed the opinion that it was entirely competent for the city, through her constituted authorities to curtail the spread of small-pox by removing directly to the City Hospital, or without the corporation limits, all persons afflicted with the disease, and announced his readiness to perform any duty enjoined on him in regard thereto. A long discussion ensued between the members as to the propri