--The regular monthly meeting of this body was held at 5 o'clock yesterday. Present — Messrs
, and Epps
The ordinance to amend the ordinance to provide for weighing long forage and other articles, was reported, and on motion of Mr. Hill
the rules being suspended, it passed.
The ordinance to amend the 26th section of the ordinance concerning markets was also passed.
By list of colored interments, near Shockoe Hill burying ground for the quarter ending July 31st, 1862, it appears that 125 males, 63 females, and I still-born child were burled.
By a similar list of interments of white persons in the Shockoe Hill
burying ground for the same period, it appears that 450 males, 112 females, and 6 still- born children were buried during that period.
The Council adopted the suggestion of the Finance Committee to invest $33,700 of C. S. notes held by the city in 8 per cent bonds of the Confederate States
The Finance Committee reported to the Council that the President
thereof is entitled to its thanks and that of the people for his promptitude, efficiency, and fidelity, in getting out the issue of small notes.
It also recommends that $50 per month, for three months, be given to the Chamberlain
and his clerk for extra labor.
Resolved, on motion of Mr. Scott
, That $500 be given to the President
of the Council for the same reason.
The banks formerly used by the city as places of deposit for corporation funds having again commenced business, it was resolved to repeat the ordinance passed the 14th of May authorizing the Chamberlain
to retain the money in his office and pay it out there.
The committee to whom was referred the petition of John P. Tyler
and others, asking the Council to increase their salaries, and also with authority to consider and report on the subject of a general increase of the salaries of the various officers of the city of Richmond
, beg leave to report the following resolution.
Resolved, That the salaries of the following officers be and the same are hereby increased as follows, said increase to be allowed from the 1st day of July, 1862. for six months:
|Mayor of the city||$3,000||--|
|Judge of the Hustings Court||3,000||--|
|His 1st Clerk||1,200||200|
|His 2d Clerk||1,000||200|
|Chamberlain and Clerk of Council.||2,000||250|
as Clerk of Fire Brigade||250||200|
|Messenger of the Council||800||50|
|His Assistant's compensation paid by Commissioners of Streets not to exceed $3 per day.|
|Overseer of City Hands||600||200|
|Clerk of 1st Market||1,500||200|
|Clerk of 2d Market||1,100||200|
|Weigh Master, 1st Market||½ fees.||½ fees.|
|Weigh Master, 2d Market||¼ fees.||½ fees.|
|Day Police, 1st Officer||1,000||100|
|Night Watch, Captain||1,000||100|
|40 Watchmen, (per night)||2||25 cts.|
|Inspector of Hydrants||600||--|
|Gas-Works, Ass't Inspector||1,000||200|
|Fire Brigade, Pr Engineer||1,000||100|
|Fire Brigade Engineer to Steam Engine||600||200|
|Fire Brigade, Foreman||400||150|
|Fire Brigade, Ostier||400||150|
It appearing to the Council that the battalion for the defence of this city authorized by the Secretary of War
to be raised by Major W. M. Elliott
, has been raised, and mustered into the service of the Confederate States
Resolved, That the sum of $20 per month be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to each non- commissioned officer and private of the said battalion, according to the terms of the resolution of this Council of the 3d day of June last, and the Auditor
is hereby authorized to issue his warrant for the same, upon the monthly pay-rolls of the several companies composing said battalion, certified by the respective commanders thereof, and approved by Major W. M. Elliott
Resolved, That the Committee
on Police be authorized to make such arrangements as will enable the police officers to remove the dead bodies of animals beyond the limits of the city.
On motion, the Council adjourned.