The West Point,
a steamer owned by the Richmond and York River Railroad, and which sunk in James river
last Sunday, just after landing a large number of Confederate troops at some of the fortifications east of Richmond
, is to be raised immediately and made ready for service.
At a meeting of the City Council, held yesterday, a resolution was unanimously adopted granting President Dudley
the use of one of the steam fire engines
of the city with which to pump the water out of the steamer.
D. pledging his company to make good all damages to the engine while under his control.
The engineer of the fire brigade is to accompany the engine and see that it is properly used.
The West Point
can be raised in the course of twenty-four hours and will be in running trim very soon thereafter.