From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/16/1900, p. 8, c. 2


Mr. Mann, as a member of a sub-committee, referred to a recent visit to Shockoe Cemetery, and expressed dissatisfaction with the condition of the premises. He asked Superintendent Davis, who has charge of the cemetery, to give the committee the benefit of his views. This he did, and took the position that the two men he had were sufficient to keep the cemetery in proper condition. He had been hampered, he said, by reduction of the appropriation for incidental expenses, and advocated a restoration of the sum in the next budget. With more funds at his disposal he would employ, in the opening of each year, additional force to prevent vegetation getting a start on the regular force. The statement of Mr. Davis made a very good impression, and would go far to remove criticisms of the condition of the cemetery by the public.

The committee transacted other routine business.

[remainder of column, on unrelated matters, was not transcribed – MDG]

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