From the Richmond Dispatch, 9/9/1862, p. 1, c. 5
City Council. - The regular monthly meeting of the City Council was held at 4 o'clock yesterday evening. Present Messrs. Saunders, Burr, Grattan, Crutchfield, Epps, Haskins, Denoon, Scott, and Wynne.
The report of the Commissioners of Stock was presented and ordered to be printed.
The Committee to procure salt reported that they had contracted with Messrs. Stuart, Buchanan & Co, for 12,000 bushels, to be delivered in monthly instalments of 1,000 bushels, at $1 per bushel, and had made arrangements for its distribution among the citizens; the salt to be paid for in the city bonds. The Council granted permission to issue the requisite bonds.
The sum of $500 was voted to alter the engine house on 10th street so as to receive the steam fire engine presented to the city by a portion of the Insurance offices located in Richmond.
The Chamberlain was directed to notify, through the papers, all persons and firms who have commenced business since, 1st of February, that the ordinances required that they shall apply to the Council for license, and on failing to do so that they will incur a penalty of $20 per day.
The Keeper of Oakwood Cemetery reported to the Council that 4,882 soldiers had been buried there from 1st September, 1861, to 1st September, 1862.
The following members were appointed proxies on the part of the city, to attend a meeting of the Directors of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company, at Lynchburg, on Wednesday next — viz D. J. Saunders, Thos. C. Epps, and Geo. K. Crutchfield.