Proceedings of the Fredericksburg City Council.
At a meeting of the Common Council of the town of Fredericksburg
, held at the Mayor
's office the 10th day of January, 1863. the following resolutions, offered by Mr. Wm. A. Little
, were passed viz:
- 1. Resolved. That the funds now being raised by the voluntary contributions of the army and others for the relief of the citizens of Fredericksburg, who have suffered so severely by the bombardment of the said town by the Abolition army, shall be received and disbursed by the following committee, this day appointed by said Council for that purpose, to wit: M. Slaughter, Mayor; William a Little, Recorder; James H. Bradley, John H. Berudon, John G. Hurkump — any three of they act.
- 2. Resolved. That said committee shall have authority to collect from the Richmond committee, and from all other sources of contribution, such as may be received by said committee in or be contributed otherwise, and shall by publication, in one of the Richmond and amounts, from time to time; that said shall be expended by this committee in the purchase first, of such supplies of provisions, &c., at they may necessary, and required to supply the pressing and temporary wants of the suffered, and shall have the power to appoint a subcommittee to distribute said supplies, which subcommittee shall be paid a reasonable per diem for their services.
- 3. Resolved That for the direction of said subcommittee, the principle of said distribution shall be as follows, to wit: That every citizen of Fredericksburg who is an actual sufferer by the bombardment and sacking aforesaid, shall receive a fair share of sold supplies for the relief of his or her temporary wants, upon making application for the an account of all which shall be regularly kept with each individual.
- 4. Resolved, That the committee this day appointed shall cause a notice to be published, requiring every citizen of Fredericksburg who has suffered as aforesaid, to prepare, and present before said committee, a statement in writing, of the par and amount of his or her said loss, with an affidavit therein; and that the said statements being carefully examined and audited by said committee the whole fund, when collected, shall be finally distributed among said citizens in proposition their respective
- 5. Resolved. That said committee shall have authority to employ a clerk for the purpose, and shall account of all its receipts and ex and shall report from time to time its nation in the promises, with a full statement of said receipts and disbursements, to the Council.
The following resolution, offered by Mr. Jas. H. Bradley
, was passed, viz:
By the Mayor
and Common Council of Fredericksburg
, in role, their first the bombardment and sacking or the town, by the Addition army, that they acknowledge with grateful feelings the spontaneous and liberal response which the gallant soldiers of the army of Northern Virginia, as well as the warm hearted citizens of the Confederacy
, have already made to the loud which has arisen from the serious misfortunes and cruel sufferings of this whole community, inflicted by the hands of the Abolition army; that we recognize in this liberality, and in these voluntary contributions to our necessities, the wide spread and universal feeling, that the cause in which we suffer is the common cause of a united people, and that the sympathy excited by our case of the feeling which binds the remotes perhaps of our Confederacy together, in the same determination to acquire our independence at whatever sacrifice of life or property; --that the sacrifices we have made have been cheerfully submitted to by our people, and that the results of the battle of the 13th of December, 1862, have gone very far to enable us to endure with patience the inflections of our enemy, whose insolence and vandalism were then and there so signally punished by our noble army.
That the editors of the Richmond papers be and they are hereby requested to publish the foregoing proceedings.