--The Council held a special meeting last evening, the following members being in attendance: Messrs. Saunders
, and Scott
submitted the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
The Council of the city of Richmond have heard with deep regret of the death of Hon John Tyler
. The positions which he has occupied, and the services he has rendered to the country, have ensured to him an eminent and honored name and place in her history, whilst his virtues as a man, and his qualities as a gentleman, have won for him the respect and affection of all who knew him. The Council feel that, though he has fallen full of years and of honors, he has left us too soon, and the country may well lament the loss of his enlarged experience, his practical wisdom; and his unselfish patriotism, in this day of her trial.
That as an expression of our respect for his virtues and regret for his death, we will attend his funeral in a body, and that the Mayor
and members of the Hustings Court, and the officers of the city, be invited to unite with the Council.
That the President
of the Council be instructed to forward to Mrs. Tyler
a copy of the foregoing resolutions, and to assure her of our deep sympathy in the loss which she and her children have sustained in the death of her husband, and their father — that we mourn with her and with them, whilst we mourn for ourselves and for the country.
On motion of Mr. Hill
, the Messenger of the Council was directed to engage a number of hacks for the use of the Council and other officials.
Death of the Captain of the night Watch.
then announced the death of Captain Archibald Wilkinson
of the Night-Watch
, and submitted the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
in the dispensation of Divine Providence, Archibald Wilkinson
has been removed from us by death: Therefore,
That in the death of Captain Wilkinson
, the city has sustained a great loss.
That we offer our condolence to the widow and children in this their sad bereavement.
That the above preamble and resolutions be recorded in the journal of the Council, and that a copy of the same be communicated to the widow and family of the deceased.
On motion of Mr. Glazebrook
, the Council adjourned.