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The City Council and the Clothing of the Fayette artillery.


To the Editor of the Dispatch:

As a notice referring to this subject has appeared in the city column of your paper will you be kind enough to insert the following:

Extract from the report of the committee appointed to investigate the complaint of certain members of the "Richmond Fayette Artillery," made to the Council on the 12th inst.:

"The matter was referred to a special committee at the regular meeting in September. The report made by one or more of the papers when this committee was appointed contained allusions to Wm. I. Clopton, the 1st Lieutenant of the company, which he regarded as so objectionable that he appeared before the committee and made a full and satisfactory explanation of his connection with the distribution of the uniforms. The explanation of Lieut. Clopton was not confined simply to his own statements, but he exhibited his accounts, substantiated by vouchers, which, to the fullest extent, satisfied the committee that he had faithfully and honestly discharged his whole duty. Your committee think that this objectionable report was unintentional, and would here express the hope that the paper, or papers, making that report in justice to this officer make the correction."

The foregoing is a true extract from the report of the committee referred to.

[Signed] A. N. Morton,
Clerk of Council.
City of Richmond, Oct. 15th, 1863.

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