--The monthly meeting of the City Council was held last evening.
The following members were in attendance; Messrs. Saunders
, and Glazebrook
Sundry petitions were presented and referred to the appropriate committees.
A communication from Col. Charles Dimmock
to Mr. Thos. H. Wynne
, urging the necessity of arming the batteries, was referred to the Committee
A letter from Thomas Lawson
, Esq. Clerk
of the Council for six years past, tendering his resignation, in consequence of declining health, was read.
"When an officer knows that he is physically unable to discharge the duties of his office, and when he believes, as I do in my case, that he will never again be able to do so satisfactorily to himself, I think that it is his duty to resign at once, and accordingly I do now resign said office, the resignation to take effect from this date.
"Your uniform kindness and courtesy to me during the whole time I have been in your service, deserves and receives my most sincere and heartfelt thanks."
On motion of Mr. Hill
, the subject was laid upon the table for one week.
's nominations for officers of the day police and night watch
, were read by the President
, and the Council made the following elections:
For the day police--1st, Reuben T. Seal
; 2d, Edwin H. Chalkley
; 3d, B. M. Morris
; 4th, Wm. N. Kelly
; 5th, A. D. Quarles
; 6th, John R. Blankinship
; 7th, Walter T. Bibb
; 8th, Jno. Davis
For the night police--1st, L. R. Carter
; 2d, Caleb Crone
; 3d, J. B. Pleasants
The following officers were also re-elected: W. Gill
, City Engineer; Luther R. Reins
, Keeper of the Powder Magazine
; Robert H. Higgins
of the City
Hands; John Talman
of Coal Carts, &c.; Wm. J. Epps
, Messenger of the Council.
Committee on the Old Church Square — W. Richardson
, A. Y. Stokes
, Wm. Palmer
A portion of the Mayor
's communication, relative to the employment of counsel for Wm. N. Kelley
in a suit growing out of the descent upon the gambling houses, &c., was laid upon the table.
offered the following resolution:
That the sum of $5,000 be and the same is hereby appropriated for the support of the families of volunteers now in the service, from the city of Richmond
, the same to be applied through the instrumentality of the Committee
of the Soldiers' Aid Fund; and the Auditor
is directed to draw on the treasury of this city in favor of said committee for said sum of $5,000, in sums not exceeding $1,500 during the present week, $1,500 for the next week, and the balance when afterwards called for by the committee.
The rules were suspended and the resolutions passed.
(This is the second appropriation of $5,000 for the same purpose.)
After some unimportant business, the Council adjourned.