Meeting of the city Council
--Resolutions Regarding the Death of Gen Jackson.
--A meeting of the Council was old at 11 o'clock yesterday in the City Hall.
Present D J. Saunders
, Richard F Walker
David J. Bure
, Samuel D. D. noon Richard O. McReed
, Larkin W. Glazebrook
, E. A. J. Cropton
. Gen. K. Crutonfield
, Wm. Holt Richardson
, George W. Randolph
, B. Hill
, Fendals 4-riffle, Allen Y. Stokes
, James A. Scott
, and Thomas C. Epps
The President announced the melancholy tidings of the death of the lamented Lieut. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson
, spoke briefly of the invaluable services rendered to the Confederacy
by the departed hero, and the duty of the Council, in view of the and event which caused his death, to pass suitable resolutions of respect to his memory.
said it was usual, on similar occasions, to appoint a committee to draft suitable resolutions, and he would move that one be appointed, to consist of three or five members, as might seem best.
The President adopting the suggestion for the larger number, appointed as sail committee Messrs. Randolph
, and Glazebrook
The committee, after a brief retirement, returned, and through their chairman offered the following resolutions, which were mously adopted:
Resolved by the Council of the city of Richmond.
That profoundly impressed with the great calamity sustained by the country in the death of Lieutenant-General Thomas J. Jackson
and desirous of expressing their sense of his virtues and his services in the most emphatic manner, they think that justice to his memory requires them to refrain from an attempt an attempt at eulogy which no language can adequately express.
They leave, therefore, to others further removed from the times in which he lived, and when his public career shall have borns its full fruits, to portray character and conduct rarely equalled in the world's history.
Resolved. That they tender to his afflicted widow their most heartfelt condolence, and beg leave, as citizens of the Republic
, to share in her grief for a loss alike irreparable to her and to the country.
Resolved. That the corporate authorities and the citizens of Richmond
, and all strangers now in the city, be invited to join in the civil portion of the procession from the cars to the Capitol
, and from the Capitol
to such other point as may be hereafter indicated; that business be suspended, and the bells of the city be toiled while the procession is passing through the city, and that the Mayor
be requested to adopt proper measures for the preservation of order in the civil procession, and publish a programme thereof.
Resolved, That the foregoing resolutions be entered upon the journals of the Council and that the Chamberlain
be instructed to close a copy of the same, to the widow of General Jackson
On motion, the Council adjourned.