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Sunday Mitwa. Dec.
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CHRISTMAS EVE.
By WHIm Adrian Huntley.
Nipbt of.me down o’er Bethlehem’s plai»,
Moly night, with starry eyes
Spreading out her silvery vail
Softly, in the evening aktes.
By their calmly slumbering flocks
Shepherds watched the hours away,
\Vailing with submissive trust,
Tor another dawning day.
Lol the chambers of the Eist
bndden ope their gates ot gaW,
And the noon-tide gleam >s pale
7o the splendors they untold.
Then a fir m of radiant light.
Glory wreathed, his dazzling brow
Meets ihe startled Shepi erd's sight;
At his tee; they trembling bow.
Sweet the Seraph’s voice and low,
Falling toitly on the ear,
*• Tidings of great joy L bring,
Kittle caose have ye to fear.
) the Saviour ot the world,
Christ. the mighty Lord of Kearen,
Clothed in hapless human guise,
Unto you this day is given.”
CtrcHng round on azure wing.
Oom. tiers seraph ferma appear,
” Glory unto God 1 ’ they sing,
* Peace, good will forever here.”
Harp and voice are borne away,
Hounding up the vaulted sky,
Heralding that glorious day,
Xi an no longer born to die.
Centuries have passed since then.
Stilt we hear the seraph’s voiee,
And see the Star of Bethlehem,
Christian heart rejoice, rejolee!
County Government.
BOARD Of SUPERVISORS,
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BILLS.
Resolved, That the bills of the following named,
for printing, stationery, and blank books furnished
the County, be audited and allowed, viz.:
William D. Boe & Co., one thousand five
hundred dollarssl,soo 00
11. W. Siebert, nine hundred and twenty-
three dollars and fifty cents 923 50
J. O. Seymour & Co., one thousand two
hundred and thirteen dollars and sixty -
five centsl,2l3 G 5
Brower Brothers, one thousand five hun-
dred and forty-five dollars and seventy-
six cents 1,545 76
D. M. Cole, seventy-eight dollars 78 00
Beatty & Stevenson, three hundred and
eighty-seven dollars and thirty-eight
cents 387 38
And the Comptroller be directed to pay them from
appropriation for “Printing, Stationery and Blank
ka,’*
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, Dec. 5,
3364.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 6,1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the Clerk of this Board be and
he is hereby directed to lease the third hall north
from Thirty-fifth street, in the second story of the
building known as “ Manice’s Building,” situate
on Sixth avenue and Broadway, between Thirty
fifth and Thirty-sixth streets, for four years and
nine months from August 1, 1864, at a rent of two
thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per annum,
said premises to be used and occupied as an Ar
mory and Drill Room by the Thirty seventh Regi
ment, N. Y. S. N. G., and the Comptroller be and
he is hereby directed to pay said rent quarterly
from the appropriation for “Armories and Drill
Booms.”
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, Dee. 5,
1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 6, 1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
BILL.
Resolved, That the bill of Peter Moneghan, for
repairing and rebinding books in the County
Clerk's Office, be audited and allowed at twelve
hundred and seventy-nine dollars and forty-six
cents ($1,279 4G), and the Comptroller directed to
pay it from appropriation for “ Lighting, Cleaning,
and Supplies.”
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, Dec. 5,
1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 6, 1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk. •
BIOT CLAIMS.
Whereas, Numerous claims for damages caused
by the Biots in July, 1863, amounting to over two
millions of dollars, were presented to the Comp
troller, under the statute, as against the City an 4
County of New York, and suits were commenced
by the parties in interest for payment thereof; and
the Comptroller, in the exercise of his discretion,
sent said claims to the Board of Supervisors of the
County of New York for examination, thereby in
suring a speedy and fair investigation of said
claims; and
"Whereas, After the audit and allowance of the
said claims by the Board of Supervisors, the ad
justment and settlement thereof by the Comptrol
ler, as required by law, imposed extra and most
laborious duty upon him. and in the final settle
ment of said claims nearly four hundred thousand
dollars were deducted from the original amount
claimed, and releases in full obtained by him from
the claimants, and the suits discontinued; and
"Whereas, The saving of so large an amount of
money to the County Treasury, merits a suitable
acknowledgment on the part of this Board; there
fore
Resolved, That the thaiiks of the Board of Su
pervisors, as the representatives of the people of
this County be and are hereby tendered to Hon.
Matthew T. Brennan, Comptroller of the City and
County of New York, for his faithful devotion to
the public interests in the adjustment and settle
ment of claims for “ Biot Damages,” and the Spe
cial Committee on Riot Claims of this Board are
authorized and directed to present Comptroller
Brennan a copy of this preamble and resolution
properly engrossed, and a suitable testimonial for
bis meritorious services.
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, November
29, 1864.
Received from his Honor the Mayor, Dec. 13,
1864, without his approval thereof or his objections
thereto; therefore, under the provisions of the act
passed April 15, 1857, relating to the Board of Su
pervisors of the County of New York, the same
became adopted.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
WARRANT.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is
hereby authorized and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of Cornelius Corson for the sum of
one thousand dollars ($1,000), for services in pre
paring the ollicial report of proceedings of the
Board of Supervisors for the year 1864, and charge
the same to the appropriation for “County Con
tingencies.”
Adopted by the Board ot Supervisors, Dec.
13, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 14,1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk,
BILL,
Resolved, That the bill of the Clerk of the Board
for contingent expenses of his office up to date, be
audited and allowed at three hundred and one
dollars and seventy-four cents ($3Ol 74), and the
Comptroller directed to pay it from appropriation
for “County Contingencies.”
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, Dec. 13,
3864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 14, 1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
BILL.
Resolved, That the bill of Knickerbocker Ice
Company, for ice furnished various courts and*
offices of the County during the year 1864, be and-*
ited and allowed at seven hundred and ninety-four
dollars and eighty-nine cents ($794 89), and the
Comptroller directed to pay it from appropriation
for “Lighting, Cleaning and Supplies.”
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, December
13, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, December 14,1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
BILLS.
Resolved, That the bills of the following named,
for materials, Ac., furnished for construction of
New County Court House, be audited and allowed
as follows, viz.:
J. B. A W. W. Cornell A Co., iron, as per
contract, nineteen thousand seven
hundred and sixty dollars and five
centssl9,76o 05
Eastchester Quarry Company, marble, as
per contract, eight thousand two hun
dred and twenty two dollars and four
teen cents 8,222 14
"William J. A J. B. Peck, brick, Ac., five
thousand three hundred and ninety-
five dollars and twenty cents 5,395 20
John C. Johnson A Co., hardware, five
hundred and thirteen dollars and thir
ty-seven cents 518 37
George Teets, tinning, Ac., three hund-
red and thirty dollars and forty-eight
cents, 330 48
R. E. Allen, dumping dirt, twenty-eight
dollars 28 00
And paid by the Comptroller from appropriation
for “Construction of New County Court House.”
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, December
13, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, December 14, 18G4.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the personal tax of Wm. A. Boyd,
for the year 1864, be estimated on a valuation of
five thousand dollars ($5,£00), that being the
amount of personal property possessed by said
Boyd, and he being absent from the County during
the whole time the tax books were open for exam
ination and correction.
Adopted by the Beard of Supervisors, December
33, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, December 14, 1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the personal tax of A. Rankin,
for the year 1864, estimated on a valuation of fif
teen thousand dollars, be remittee!, said Bankin
having been unable to examine the assessment
rolls, by reason of lunacy and sickness, during the
time said roll® were open for examination.
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors. Dec. 13,
1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 14, 1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the personal tax of Herrick Allen
for the year 1864 be remitted. Said .Ulen being a
resident of the City of Syracuse, and taxpayer and
voter in said city, and having paid a personal tax
therein for the year 1864, on a valuation of ten
thousand dollars ($10,060).
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, Dec. 13,
1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 14,1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the, personal tax of John W.
Smyth, for the year 1864, be estimated on a valua
tion of three thousand dollars ($3,000), instead of
ten thousand dollars ($10,000), said Smyth having
been sick and absent from the County during the
time the assessment rolls were open for public ex
amiration and correction.
Adopted by the Board of Supervisors, December
18.1864.
Appnvsd by the Mayor, December 14,1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
BILLS.
EtMlvtd, That the bills of the following named
for printing, stationery, Ac., furnished the County,
l>e severally audited and allowed, viz.:
William I). Roe A Co., two thousand four
hundred and seventy-one dollars and
eighty-five centss2,47l 85
Brower Brothers, two thousand three
bundled and twenty-six dollars and
eighty-six cents 2,326 86
Baker & Godwin, one thousand eight hun-
dred and five dollars and ten cents 1,805 10
John Holman, sixty dollars 60 00
Baptist A Taylor, one hundred and seven-
ty-five dollars 175 00
William L. 8. Harrison, four thousand five
hundred and thirty dollars and fifty
cents4,s3o 50
And the Comptroller directed to pay them from
prropriatjon for “ Printing, Stationery, and Blank
Bocks.”
Adopted bv the Board of Supervisors, Dec. 13,
3864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 16, 1864.
J. B. YOUNG, Clerk.
City Government.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL.
fernCJZL.]
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the Street Commissioner Ixe and
he is hereby authorized and directed to place two
gas-lamps in front of Ward School No. 31, in Mon
roe street, between Montgomery and Governeur
street.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 14, 1364.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1864,
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That Bodt A Ksinsky have permission
to place and retain a glass show-case in front of
their premises, No. 561 Eighth avenue, such per
mission to remain only during the pleasure of the
Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Oct. 20,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Jeremiah Haley to receive and de
liver goods in front of his premises, No. 4i Centre
street, to remain during the pleasure of the Com
mon Council.
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Oct. 27,18G4.
Adopted by the Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That two gas-lamps be placed in front
of Ward School No. 43, in Manhattanville, under
the direction of the Street Commissioner.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 14,1864.
Adopted toy Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17,1864,
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18,1864.
i>. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Thomas Jackson to receive and
deliver goods in front of his premises, No. 48 Cen
tre street, to remain only during tho pleasure of
the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Oct. 27,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMISSION.
Resolved, That Adolph Brodek have permission
to display goods in front of his premises, No.
645 1 2 Eighth avenue, such permission to remain
during the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Get. 20, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1364.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMISSION.
Resolved, That Ferdinand Rath be and he is
hereby permitted to have and continue his news
stand for the sale of newspapers on the northeast
corner of Grand and Essex streets, such permission
to continue during the pleasure of tho Common
Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov 14,1864,
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That a gas-lamp be plaved in front of
St George’s German Mission Church, No. 214 East
Fourteenth street, under the direction of the
Street Commissioner.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Oct. 20, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1861.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
15. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
PERMISSION.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Virner L. Cornell to place a sign
in front of his" place of business, No. 225 Fulton
street, said permission to continue only during the
p!ea»ure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 3, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 14, 1864,
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMISSION.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to John Hennigan to place and retain
a small show-case in front of his premises, No. 21
Avenne D, such permission to remain during tho
pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 11, 1861.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the sama is
hereby given to John Neidlinger, No. 101 Maiden
lane, to receive and deliver goods in front of his
premises, the same to remain during the pleasure
of the Common ConnciL
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 14, 1854.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1&64.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T/ VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council,
WARRANT.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and ho is
hereby authorized, and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of George 8. Walsh, Treasurer, for
the sum of three hundred and fourteen dollars, for
loss sustained by Hose Company No. 35 in having
their house destroyed by fire, January 7,1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Sept. 22, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. "VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That tho accompanying resolution be
and the same is hereby adopted:
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and ho is
hereby authorized and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of James Johnson, for the sum of
four hundred and one dollars and seventy-three
cents, to be in full payment for materials furnished
for building house for Engine Company N». 31, in
Canal street, the amount to be charged by the
Comptroller to any appropriation having an unex
pended balance sufficient to pay the same.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Oct 20, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
I). T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council,
WARRANT.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is
hereby authorized and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of Colonel J. Maidhoff, for the sum of
lour hundred and sixty-nine dollars, for music fur
nished st the parade of the Eleventh Regiment on
the occasion of the reception of Fifty-fourth, Bev
venlh and Eighth Regiments New York Volunteers,
also celebration 22d February, and charge the same
to its appropriate account.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Oct. 6, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Nov. 17, 18W.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That a receiving basin and culvert b-i
built, under the direction of thejCroton Aqueduct
Board, and that the accompanying ordinance there
for be adopted.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen. Sept. 26, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen. Nov. 17, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the Street Commissioner be and
he is hereby authorized and directed to advertise
for proposals to build a tew truck for the use of
Marion Hook and Ladder Company No. 13, the
same to be similar in all respects to the one now
in use by Hook and Ladder Company No. 1.
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Sept. 26, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 17, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 18, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Commou Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the poll ot the Fifth Election Dis
trict of the Nineteenth Ward be removed from the
northwest corner of Third avenne and Fifty-sixth
street to thG southwest corner of Sixtieth street
and Third avenue, until otherwise ordered by the
Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Oct. 20, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Oct, 13, 1864.
Received from his Honor the Mayor, Nov. 21,
1864, without his approval or objections thereto;
therefore, under tho provisions of the Amended
Charter of 1857, the same l>ecame adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common OounclL
BILL.
Bill of Geo. W. Butts and R. Conklin, lor coaches
furnished for the reception of the Russian officers,
amounting to $1,506.
Ordered to be paid
By the Board of Aldermen, June 24, 1864.
By the Board of Couneilmen, Sept, 22,186 L
Board of Aldermen, Oct. 10, W 4, received from
his Honor the Mayor, with his objections thereto.
Board of Aldermen, Nov. 17, 1864, taken up,
and adopted, notwithstanding the objections of his
Honor the Mayer, two-thirds of all the members
elected having voted therefor.
Board of Oouncilmen, Nov. 21, 1864, taken np,
and the above action of the Board of Aidermen con
curred in, two-thirds of all the members elected
having voted therefor; therefore, under the pro
visions of the amended charter, the same became
adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the Street Commissioner be and
he is hereby authorized and directed to cause two
street lamps to be erected and lighted in front of
the synagogue of the congregation of Bnal Josh
urun, ok the northerly Ride of Thirty-fourth street,
between Broadway and Seventh avenue.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 24, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 22, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the low and sunken lots on the
block bounded by the First and 8. cond avenues,
and Ninety-first and Ninety-second streets, bo
filled in by the owners thereof with good and
wholesome earth, at their own expense, and under
the direction of the Street Commissioner.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Nov. H, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nor. 21, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 22, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and is hereby
given to George C. Collins A Co. to receive and de
liver goods in front of their place of business, No.
96 Front street, said permission to continue during
the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Nov. 14, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 22, 1864.
D, T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
PERMIT.
Ktsohed, That pernti/raiojj be and tho game 15
hereby given John At will to erect and maintain a
sbuttei-box in front of his place of business, No.
122 Hudson street, said permission to continue
only during the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 14,1864.
Adopted by Beard of Couneilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 22, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council*
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and is hereby
given to George H. Eoreh to erect a wooden awn
ing in front of his premises, No. 453 Eighth
avenue, the same to continue only during the
pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Sept. 26, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 22, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission bo and is hereby
given to Messrs. Seymour and Company to receive
ana deliver goods in front of their place of busi
ness, No. 106 Leonard street, said permission to
continue dum-g the pleasure of the Common
ConnciL
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 14, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 12, 1864.
App roved by the Mayor, Nov. 22, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
AN ORDINANCE
1-0 /MEND SECTION FORTT-ONE, ARTICLE THREE,
CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN OF- THE REVISED ORDI
NANCES OF ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND
lUTY’-NINE, RELATING I’ARTICUL.IRLY TO THE
>T.EB OF PUBLIC PORTERS.
The Mayor, Aldermen, and Cc/mmorbally of fke City of
JVefo York, do ordain follows:
Section 1. Section forty-one, article three, chap
ter thirty-seven of the Revised Ordinances of 1859,
is hereby amended and shall read as follows:
Section 41. Public Porters shall be entitled to
charge and receive lor the carrying or conveyance
of any article any distance within half a mile, twen
ty-five cents if carried by hand, and fifty cents if
carried on a wheelbarrow or hand cart; if the dis
tance exceeds half a mile and is within a mile, one
half of the above rates in addition thereto, and in
the same proportion for any greater distance.
Sec. 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in
consistent or conflicting with the provisions of
this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect imme
diately.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 14,1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 22, 1864.
D. T. VALENTIN E, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the New York Stock Exchange
Building Company be and hereby are authorized
to place a portico, supported by columns, over the
stoop of building Nos. 10 and 12 Broad street, not
to extend beyond the line permitted for stoops.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Aug. 22, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 22,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
AN ORDINANCE
TO PROVIDE TOR THE CONTINUANCE OF THE AID
HEBETtFOBR GRANTED TO THE FAMILIES OF VOL
UNTEER SOLDIERS FROM THE CITY OF NEW YORK,
SERVING IN THE ARMY OF THE UNION.
The Mayor, Alaermen and Commonalty of the City ff
New York do ordain as follows :
Section 1. The sum of five hundred thousand
dollars is hereby appropriated for the purpose of
continuing the aid heretofore granted by the Cor
poration to the families of volunteer soldiers from
this city, who are now serving, or may hereafter
volunteer, or be ordered to serve in the army of
the United States, engaged in defending the integ
rity of the National Union.
Sec. 2. The Comptroller, who shall be treasurer
of the fund hereby created, shall have power to
appoint one Assistant Treasurer from each Sena
torial District of the city, which Assistants shall
make payments to those persons entitled to relief
under the provisions of this ordinance, residing in
the several Wards comprising such Senatorial Dis
tricts. The compensatipn ot the Assistant Treas
urers shall not exceed one hundred and fifty dol
lars per month each, which the Comptroller is au
thorized to pay out of the fund hereby created and
appropriated.
Sec. 3. The Comptroller is hereby authorized to
borrow, on the credit of the Corporation of the
City of New York, the sum of five hundred thous
and dollars, and to issue bonds of the Corporation
therefor, in the usual form, which shall be desig
nated .and known as the “Volunteer Family Aid
Fund Bonds No. 11,” and the same shall be trans
ferable at the pleasure of the holders thereof,
either in person or by attorney, only upon the
books of the Corporation, at the office of the Comp
troller, and certificates of such transfers shall be
indorsed thereon by the Stock Clerk.
Sec. 4. The said bonds shall tie signed by the
Comptroller, countersigned by the Mayor, sealed
with the common seal of the Corporation, and at
tested by the Clerk of the Common Council. They
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding seven per
cent, per annum, payable semi annually,. on the
first day of May and November in each year, and
the principal shall be redeemable on the first day
of November, 1875.
Sec. 5 For the payment of the principal of said
bonds, and the interest to' accrue thereon, the faith
of the Corporation of the City of New York, and
alto ail sums which may hereafter be received
from the United States, or from the State of New
York, for the purpose of reimbursing the city for
the moneys distributed in pursuance of this ordi
nance, are hereby solemnly pledged, aud the
Comptroller is hereby authorized and required to
redeem and cancel the same, fi'om time to time,
at or before their maturity.
Sec. 6. The Assistant TreaßUien shall pay over
the moneys placed in their hands for that purpose
only to fersons presenting orders signed by a ma
jority of the members of the Committee acting for
the Wards in their respective districts; said com
mittee shall consist of four members each, includ
ing the Aidermen and Couneilmen, as acting for
the several Wards, together with a citizen or citi
zens, to be appointed by the Aidermen and Ooun
cilmen, which citizens must be residents of the
Wards for which they are to act, except that, foi’
the purpose of this ordinance, the Second and Third
Wards shall be deemed and treated as belonging to
and forming a part of the First Ward.
Sec. 7. The monthly allowance to the head of
each family shall not exceed six dollars; for each
child of the soldier under fourteen years of age,
one dollar and fifty cents; provided that not more
than twelve dollars per month be paid to any one
family. Payment shall be made semi-monthly, and
for the purpose intended by this section, four
weeks shall constitute a month. The oldest child
of the soldier shall be considered the head of the
family in case the wife is not living. In the case
ci widowed mothers having sick children, allow
ance may be made to such children the same as
children of the soldier, in the discretion of the
Committee. In case of the death of any member of
the families who are entitled to participate in the
. moneys appropriated by this ordinance, the Comp
troller is authorized to pay the funeral expenses
where actual need and destitution exist, but in no
case shall the expenses exceed ten dollars, pay
ments to be made upon the certificate of the Com
mittee and Visitor of the Ward where such person
resided.
Bec. 8. No order for relief shall be given to any
person who is not at the time of making the appli
cation a resident of this city, and who was not a
resident at the date of the enlistment of the sol
dier on whose behalf the application for relief is
made. Relief shall only be allowed to the families
of such soldiers as shall enlist in, or be credited
to, the City and County of New York, and shall
have been mustered into the service of the United
States, and are actually doing duty in camp or gar
rison, excepting that the families of those who are
sick or wounded, or have been killed, or have died
from the effects of wounds received or disease
contracted while in the service of the Government,
shall be entitled to the same allowance as if the
soldier was in actual service. Nor shall relief be
allowed to the family of any soldier w'ho belongs
to the Invalid Corps, unleessuch soldier is counted
and allowed on the quota of the City of New York,
under the proclamations of the President of the
United States, dated October 17, 1863, and March
14,18C4.
Sec. 9. All person applying for relief shall be re
exil ed to produce a certificate from the colonel or
lieutenant colonel of the regiment, or the officer
commanding the corps to which the soldier be
longs, that he is a member of such regiment or
corps, and the Ward Committee shall indorse on
the back of the certificate or other evidence of en
listment, the date, name of applicant, relation to
soldier, and the monthly allowance, which in.
dorsoment must be signed by a member of the
Committee. No payment shall be made to or on
behalf of the families of commissioned officers, or
of soldiers who have deserted.
Sec. 10. The only persons entitled to participate
in the distribution of moneys appropriated by this
ordinance are the wives, children and widowed
mothers,- and infirm and unmarried or widowed
sisters, and aged and infirm fathers of such sol
diers as supported them prior to their enlistment.
But nothing contained herein shall be understood
to authorize the giving aid from the fund hereby
created to thoee able to support themselves with
out it.
Sec. 11. Each Ward Committee is hereby au
thorized to employ a Visitor, who must be a resi
dent of the Ward for which he is appointed, whoso
duty it shall be to visit all applicants, at their resi
dences, ami to ascertain by careful investigation
the truth of the allegations made by such appli
cants, and no order of rel ef shall be paid by either
of the Assistant. Treasurers, unless the Visitor of
the Ward in which the applicant resides, shall cer
tiiy the same to be correct. Whenever the appli
cations in any Ward shall have reached six hund
red, the Comptroller may emploj an Assistant Vis
itor. Whenever the number of applications in any
Ward shall exceed one thousand two hundred, the
Ccmptroller may, if he deem it necessary, employ
an additional Assistant Visitor, and it shall be the
further duty of the Visitors to attend the meetings
of, and perform such clerical duties as may be
prescribed by, the Ward Committees, and also to
attend at the distributing offices of their Senatorial
Distri< v ts on the days assigned for paying persons
from their respective Wards. Ihe compensation
of the Visitors shall be three dollars per day each.
Bec. 12. Each Ward Committee may expend, for
rent, gas, and other necessaries, a sum not exceed
ing twenty.five dollars per month, which the
Comptroller is authorized to pay out of the fund
hereby created and appropriated, on bills certified
to be correct by a majority of the Committee.
Sec. 13. Each Assistant Treasurer shall, at the
expiration of every second week, render to the
Comptroller a detailed statement of his disburse
ments during the preceding fortnight, and the
Comp!Toller shall transmit a summary of such
statements to the Common Council, together with
an account showing the condition of the fund.
Sec. 14. In case the Assistant Treasurer shall
discover that the party to whom any ticket or or
der for relief has been given, is not entitled by this
ordinance to the allowance named thereon, he
sb a 1 withhold further payment and in mediately
no’ify the Ward Committee by which it was issued
of the fact and reasons therefor. If no payment
has been made on the ticket, he shall at once re
turn it to the Committee. Every person who shall
willfully mate, or cause to be made, any false
statements or representations, for the purpose of
obtaining a larger sum than that to which they
are entitled under this ordinance, shall thereby be
deemed to have forfeited all claims to participate
in its benefit.
Sec. 15. Payment shall be made directly to the
party in whose favor the ticket is given, but if, by
sickness or other unfavorable circumstances, such
person is unable to make personal application, the
Assistant Treasurer shall require satisfactory au
thority for making payment to bis or her repre
sentative. In no case shall payment be made for
or upon more than one ticket to the same person.
If, in the opinion of the Ward Committee, it is ad
visable. in consequence of intemperate habits, or
from other causes, on the pari of any person en
titled to the aid hereby provided, to pay the
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of money, then an order to that effect on the As
sistant Treasurer, signed by a majority of the Ward
Committee, shall be given to some person author
ized by the Committee to furnish such necessaries.
Sec 16. The Comptroller is hereby authorized
to procure, fit up and kt=ep in order a suitable
rcorn for the accommodation of each of the As
sistant Treasurers, and the applicants in their re
spective districts, and also to appoint n«t exceed
ing two clerks, one interpreter and one janitor for
each district: the compensation of the clerks shall
not exceed one hundred dollars per month each,
and for the services of the interpreter at the rata
of fifty-eight dollars and thirty-three cents per
month, and for the services of the janitor at the
rate of fifty-five dollars per month.
Sec. 17. The Comptroller is hereby requested to
solicit the aid of the police to assist in carrying
out the provisions of this ordinance.
Adopted by the Board of Aidermen Nov. 17, 1851.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 28,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
resolution.
Resolved, That the Street Commissioner be and
he is hereby authorized and directed to enter into
a contract with Maurice J. Power and Daniel
Draddy, monumental sculptors, for the erection
of a monument to the memory of the soldiers
buried in the lot in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island,
that was presented to the Corporation of the City
of New York by the Trustees of the said cemetery,
and that the said monument be constructed in ac
cordance with the plan and specification attached;
provided the said contract shall not exceed the
amount appropriated for that purpose, twelve
thousand dollars.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 14,1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 28, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the property owners on One
Hundred and Twenty-third street, between the
Third and Fourth avenues, have permission to
regulate, grade, and set the curb and gutter, and
flag a space four feet wide through the same, the
same to be done at their own expense.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PAVEMENT.
Resolved, That West street, from Hoboken to
Vestry street, be paved with Belgian pavement, the
property owners to pay one-half of the expense of
paving outside of the railroad track, and the city
the remaining half.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Oct. 13,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
GAS LAMPS.
Resolved, That the Street Commissioner be and
he is hereby authorized and directed to place two
gas lamps in front of the Armory of tho Ninety
third Regiment, New York National Guard, No. 90
East Thirteenth street.
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen. Nov. 28, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is here
by authorized and directed to pay to the widow of
Henry L. Ryer, deceased, late Street Inspector of
the Twenty-second Ward, the salary which the
said Henry L. Ryer would have been entitled to
receive for the month of May, instant, if he had
been still living, and that the same be charged to
the appropriation for donations for charitable pur
poses, except so much thereof as was due said
Ryer at the time of his death, May 7, which shall
be charged to the appropriation for “ Salaries.”
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Sept. 29, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 23, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common OoundL
SKWKIt.
Resolved, That a sewer, with the necessary re
ceiving basins and culverts, be built in Forty-sixth
street, from the Eleventh avenue to a point about
seventy-five feet west of Tenth avenue, the same
to be done under the direction of the Croton Aque
duct Board, and that the accompanying ordinance
therefor be adopted.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, May 30,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That One Hundred and Ninth street,
between Second and Third avenues, be regulated
and graded, curb and gutter-stones set, and the
sidewalks flagged a space four feet wide through
the middle of the same, under the direction of the
Street Commissioner, and that the accompanying
ordinance then for be adopted.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Oct. 13, 1864.
Adopted by .Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the Comptroller of the City of
New York be arid he is hereby authorized and di
rected to issue in accordance with the provisions
of the Act entitled “An Act for the construction,
regulation, maintenance, and government of the
Central Park, in the City of New York, and to pro
vide additional means therefor,” passed March 19,
lg€o. the amount of two hundred and thirty-four
thousand dollars ($234,600), being the balance of
the stock of the “Central Park Improvement
Fund,” created by an ordinance of the Common
Council of the City of New York, approved on the
25th day of April, 1860, and authorized by said act.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 14, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29,1864.
P. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
WRWBR.
Resolved, That a sewer with tho necessary re
ceiving basins and culverts be built in Fifty-fifth
street, from Fourth to Fifth avenue, and in Fifth
avenue to a point thirty seven feet north of Fifty
fourth street, under tho direction of the Croton
Aqueduct Department, and that the accompanying
ordinance therefor be adopted.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Oct. 10, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 28,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Nov. 29, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common ConnciL
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That Fifty-second street, from Second
avenue to the East River, be curbed and guttered,
and the sidewalks be flagged four feet wide
through the middle of the tame, under the direc
tion of the Street Commissioner, and that the ac
companying ordinance therefor be adopted.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, July 14, 1864.
Adopted, by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28,1864.
Approvea by the Mayor, Nov. 29,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common ConnciL
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That gas lamps be placed in Eleventh
avenue, between Twenty-sixth and Twenty-eighth
streets.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Dee. 1, 1864,
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 2, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Coiumoa CounciL
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to R. A J. Mowbray, to receive and
deliver goods in front of their place of business,
No. 82 Vesey street, said permission to continue
during the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28, 186-1.
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Dec. 1,1864.
Approved bv the Mayor, Dec. 2, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and hereby is
given to Thomas Lynch to keep a stand on side
walk opposite premises No. 5 Fulton street, until
otherwise ordered by the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Oct. 13, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Nov. 3,1864.
Received from his Honor the Mayor, Dec. 2,
1864, without his approval or objections thereto;
therefore, under the provisions of the Amended
Charter of 1857, the same became adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
PERMIT.
Resolved, That pernais. ion be and the same is
hereby given to Fredericks & Co., to erect and
maintain a sign on the sidewalk in front of their
place of business, No. 94S Broadway, said permis
sion to continue only during the pleasure of the
Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 14.1864.
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Nov. 21,1364.
Received from his Honor tho Mayor, Dec. 2,
1864, without his approval or objections thereto;
therefore, under the provisions of the amended
Charter of 1857, the same became adopted.
D. T. VALENIINE, Clerk Common CounciL
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Mrs. John Rickers to keep a show
case in front of her premises, No. 869 Broadway,
said permission to continue only during the pleas
ure of the Common ConnciL
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Nov. 3, 1864.
Adopted by Boat'd of Councilmen, Nov. 14,1864.
Received from his Honor the Mayor, Dec. 2,
1864, without his approval or objections thereto;
therefore, under the provisions of the Amended
Charter of 1857, the same became adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same Is
hereby given to Alexander Thompson to erect a
aign in front of his place of business, No. 3fl Lau
rens street, said permission to continue only dur
ing the pleasure of the Common ConnciL
Aaopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 14,1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Received from his Honor the Mayor, Dec. 2,
1864, without his approval or objections thereto;
therefore, under the provisions of the Amended
Charter of 1857, the same became adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
PERMIT,
Resolved, That permission be and it is hereby
Siren to Mrs. Margaret Hastings, No. 737 Broad
way, to place a small show-case on the sidewalk
opposite her store, said permission to remain dar
ing the pleasure of the Coming CounciL
Adopted by Board of Couneilmen, Oct. 27, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nor. 17, 1864.
Received from his Honor the Mayor, Dec. 2,
1864, without his approval or objections thereto;
therefore, under the provisions of the Amended
Charter of 1857, the same became adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council,
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That a gas lamp be placed in front of
No. 225 Broadway, under the direction of ths
Street Commissioner.
Adopted by Board qf Couneilmen, Nov. 28,1864,
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Deo. 1,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 3,1864.
I>. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
PERMIT.
Resolved, That pennission be and the same la
hereby given to William IL Stlger <k Co. to receive
and deliver goods in front of their premises, No.
161 West street, such permission to continue only
during the pleasure of the Common CounciL
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Noy. 21, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 3, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
MASONIC MISSION.
Whereas The Masonic Mission, a Society duly
ixcorpo; a od under and by virtue of the laws of the
State of New York, regulating charitable institu
tions, propose® to aid the poor of our c ty by fur
nishing to them, at the actual coat price thereof,
coal and fleur during the coming winter.
And the said Society having petitioned theJJora
mon Council for permission to erect a temporary
shed or building on property belonging to the
city, for the purpose of storing and distributing
such c al and flour; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the said Pociety be and they are
hereby granted permission to erect and maintain,
curing the pleasure of the Common Council, a
suit* PH kmpurary shed or building on tho pievr
of unoccupied ground belonging to th© city, • ■
ated and lying in the b,xtn Ward thereof, and
bounded as follows, to wit: nj Worth, Baxter, Park
and Little Water streets—such building and prop
erly to be need by the said Soci ?ty for the purpose
oriy of furnishing to the poor coal and flour in
tn.alj quantities, at the actual cost price thereof.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Appioveu by the Mayor, Dee. 3, 1861.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
liesolved, That permission be and the sime is
hereby given to E. B. (lonian to receive and deliver
goods in front of his premises, No. 18 Pell street,
the same to continue during the pleasure of the
Common Council,
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Approved bj the Mayor, Dec. 3, 1b64.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the Street Commissioner cause
fas roams tube laid in Fifty ninth street, from
Tenth avenue to the Hudson Elver, forthwith.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Dec. 1,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Doc. 3,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to C. Adolphe to exhibit goods in
front of his store, No. 122 Leonard street, the same
to remain during the pleasure of the Common
Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 3, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Oliver Miller to exhibit views of
the war in Burling Slip, said permission to con
tinue only during the pleasure of the Common
Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 21,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 3,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Mrs. McDonald to keep a stand on
the south side of Vesey street, near Church street,
she having obtained permission from the Trustees
of St. Paul’s Church, such permission to remain
only during the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 28, 1854.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 3, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Alexander Matthew to receive and
deliver goods in front of his premises, southwest
corner of Greenwich and Barclay streets, to re
main during the pleasure of the Common Council
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 8. 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 3, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council,
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to George Kimmons to erect and re
tain a recruiting tent in the Park; the same to re
main during the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 14,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Nov. 29, 1864.
Received from his Honor the Mayor, Dec. 9,1864,
without his approval or objections thereto; there
fore, under the provisions of the Amended Char
ter of 1857, the same became adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
RESOLUTION.
Rcrolved, That the Street Commissioner be .and
he is hereby authorized and directed to place a gas
lamp opposite No. 612 Broadway, corner of Hous
ton street.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Dec. 1, 1H64.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Dec. 8, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 9.1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the resolution granting
the permission heretofore granted to to erect
and continue a stand for the sale of newspapers on
the northeast corner of Essex and Grand streets,
be and the same is hereby rescinded, the said
grantee not having received the permission of the
lessee and occupant of the premises fronting the
said locality.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Dec. 1,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 8, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 9, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
RESOLUTION.
Whereas, A resolution and ordinance were adopt
ed by the Common Council and approved by the
Major, June 7, 1864, autoorizing the construction
of the necessary receiving basins and culverts in
Eleventh avenue, between Fourteenth and Twenty
sixth streets, and which do not provide for the
raising or rebuilding of necessary basins, and cul
verts already built, nor the construction of the ne
cessary basins and culverts on the intersecting
streets with th© Eleventh avenue, rendered neces
sary by the change of grade of said streets and
avenues; therefore
Resolved, That the following resolution and
ordinance be adopted, in lieu of me resolution and
ordinance in favor of receiving-basins and culverts
in Eleventh avenue, from Fourteenth to Twenty,
sixth street, passed by the Common Council and
approved by the Mayor, June 7, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, June 30,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 8,1864.
Approved by the Mayor. Dec. 9, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of Wm. Schnieder, for fitting up Fifth Elec
tion District of the Tenth Ward, amounting to $lO,
was referred to the Comptroller, with power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 9, 1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council
BILL.
Bill of Patrick Campbell, for fitting up Elec
tion District of the Ward, amounting to $lO,
was referred to the Comptroller, with power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 9, 1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Deo. 12,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of A. D. Cole, for fitting up Election Dis
trict of the Ward, amounting io $lO, was refer
red to the Comptroller, with power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8,1864.
By the Board of Aldermen, Dec. 9, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of Louis Gatter, for furnishing a set of colors
for the City Hall, including three National colors,
State color, City color, and five streamers, $875.
Adopted by Board of Alder men, Oct. 10, 1864.
Adopted by Board of .Councilmen, Dec. 8, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council,
BILL.
Bill of Wm. Baird, for fitting up Election Dis
trict of the Ward, amounting to $lO, was re
ferred to the Comptroller, with power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8, 1861.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 9, 1864.
Approved bv the Mayor. Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
BILL.
Bill of Fred. A. Burham for fitting up Election
District of the Ward, amounting to $lO, was re
ferred to the Comptroller, with power.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 8, 1864.
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
BILL.
Bill of Thomas Fenton, for fitting up Election
District of the Ward, amounting to $lO, was re
ferred to the Comptroller, with power.
By the Board of Councilmen, Doc. 9, 1864.
By the Board of Aldermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of John Deger, for fitting up Election Dis
trict of the Ward, amounting to $lO, was referred
to the Comptroller, with power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 9,1864.
By the Board of Aldermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of Patrick Carragh, for fitting up Seventh
Election District of the Fourth Ward, amounting
to $lO, was referred to the Comptroller, with
power,
By the Board.of Councilmen, Dec. 8, 1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of John Halloren, for fitting up Third Elec
tion District of the Twelfth Ward, amounting to
$lO, was referred to the Comptroller, with power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 9,1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill ©f J. Mulholland, for fitting up Eighth Elec
tion Distriet of the Fourteenth Ward, was referred
to the Comptroller, with power.
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8,1864.
By the Board of Aldermen, Dec. 10, 1864,
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of M. Diflley, for fitting up Ninth Election
District of the Seventeenth Ward, amounting to
$lO, was referred to the Comptroller, with power.
By the Bcayd of Councilmen, Dec. 8,1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 9, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common OounciL
BILL.
Bill of Hugh Quinn, for fitting up Fifth, Sixth
and Ninth Election Districts of the Twenty first
Ward, amounting to S3O, was referred to the Comp
troller, with power.
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 9,1884.
By the Board of Aidermen, Doc. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of L. Langdon, for fitting up the Seventh
Election District of the Sixth Ward, amounting to
$lO, was referred to the Comptroller, with power.
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 9, 1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common CounciL
BILL.
Bill of J. McGowan, for fitting np the Fourth
Election District of the Sixth Ward, amounting to
$lO, was referred to the Comptroller, with power.
By Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8,1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
BILL.
Bill of G. Hurrick, for fitting np the Seventeenth
Election District of the Seventeenth Ward,
amounting to $lO, was referred to the Comptroller,
with power.
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8,1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 2, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council*
BILL.
Bill of P. Fitzsimmons, for fitting up the Third
E ecticn District of the Twenty-first Ward, amount
ing to $lO, was referred to the Comptroller, with
power.
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8, 1864.
By the Board of Aldermen, Dec 9, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Comb oil,
BILL.
Bill c fD. Strain, for fitting up Fourteenth Ejec
tion pifetnet vf the Twentieth Ward, amounUng to
10, was referred to the Comptroller, with power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8,1864.
By the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 9, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Jill of John T. Carson, for fitting up Eleventh
Ekctien District of the Ninth Ward, amounting to
$lO. wag referred to the Comptroller, with power,
l y the Board of Councilmtn, Dec. 8, 1864.
By the Board of Aldermen, Dec. 8,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of P. McMahon, for fitting up Fourteenth
Election District o the Seventeenth Ward, amount
ing to $lO, was referred to the Comptroller, with
power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 9,1864.
By the Beard of Aidermen, Dec. 10,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of G. W. Jenkins, fur fitting up First Elec
tion District of the Twelfth Ward, amounting to
$lO, was referred to the Comptroller, with power,
By the Board of Councilmen, Dec. 9, 1864.
By the Board of Aldermen, Dec. 10,1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
BILL.
Bill of 1,. T-angdon, for fitting up Third Election
District of the Sixth Ward, amounting to $lO, wan
referred to the Comptroller, with power,
By 'be Board of Conncilmen, Dec. 9, 1861.
By the Board of Aldermen, Dec. 10. 1861.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Ernst O. Bernet, to erect a closed
portico or lobby in front of the entrancs to the
Germania Assembly Rooms. Nos. 291 and 293 Bow
ery, the same to remain during the pleasure of the
Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Conncilmen, Dec. 8, 1864.
Adopted by the Board of Aidermen, Dec. 10, 1564.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Albert D. Fitch, to place a lamp
post and lamp in front of his premises at No. 678
Broadway, the same to be at his own expense, and
to remain during the pleasure of the Qomnon
Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Adopted by Boai-d of Conncilmen, Dec. 8, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That all bills for fitting up the election
polls ior Charter Election, amounting to ten dol
lars for each poll, be referred to the Comptroller,
with pow er.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Dec. 10, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1861.
D, T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
WARRANT.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is
hereby authorized and directed to draw his war
rant in favor of C. 8. Grafulla, for the sum of two
hundred and ninety dollars, in payment of the an
nexed bill for music furnished at the funeral of
Col. Grover.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 14, 1864.
Adopted by Beard of Councilmen, Dec. 8, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12,1861.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to C. Neidig, No. 67 Bowery, to re
ceive and deliver goods in front of his premises,
such permission to continue only during the
pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Dec. 8, 1861.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Dec. 10, 1861.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12,1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council.
PERMIT/
Resolved, That permission be and the same is
hereby given to Charles V. Lewis to retain sign in
front of his premises, No. 71 Hudson street, to re
main during the pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Dec. 1, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Aldermen, Dec. 8, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
RESOLUTION.
Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the
widow of the late Joseph A. Scoville, Reader to
the Board of Councilmen. the salary payable as
reader of said Board, up to and including Decem
ber 31, 1864.
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Nov. 14,1864.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Dec. 9, 1864.
Approved by the Mayor, Dec. 12, 1864.
D. T. VALENTINE. Clerk Common Council
PERMIT.
Resolved, That permission be and is hereby
granted to John Gerence to place a small show
case on the sidewalk in front of his premises No.
110 Sixth avenue, the same to remain during the
pleasure of the Common Council.
Adopted by Board of Aidermen, Nov. 28,186-1
Adopted by Board of Councilmen, Dec. 1,1864.
Received from his Honor the Mayor, Dec. 12,1864,
without his approval or objections thereto; there
fore, under the provisions of the Amended Char
ter of 1857, the same became adopted.
D. T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council.
MESSAGES FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR.
Mayor’s Office, New York, 1
Dec. 21, 1364. J
To the HonwolAe the Common Council:
Gentlemen —The resolution granting permis
sion to John P. Kinney to erect a tent for recruit
ing on the corner of Canal and West streets is re
turned herewith, without my approval.
I would urge again the inconvenience caused by
the multiplication of stands on the streets, espe
cially those on the line of the river, and, in addi
tion, the necessity of having the business of re
cruiting carried on under the direction of the
Committees of the Board of Supervisors, who have
appropriated such large sums for this purpose.
O. GODFREY GUNTHER, Mayor.
Which was received, laid on the table for ten
dajs, directed to be entered at length in the
minutes, and published under the direction of
the Clerk.
The following message was received from IHs
Honor the Mayor, vetoing resolution permitting
John Matteson to erect a recruiting tent in Chat
ham square:
Mayor’s Offfice, >
New York, Dec. 21,1864. J
To the Hcwablc the Common Council:
Gentlemen—The resolution giving permission
to John Matteson to erect a tent for the purpose of
recruiting in Chatham square, is returned here
with, unsigned.
Not only do I obj<ct to the practice of placing
obstructions in the thoroughfares of the city, but
in view of the large sums appropriated by the
Board of Supervisors for recruiting purposes, I
suggest the propriety of entrusting this business
entirely in the hands of the Committee appointed
by that body for this object.
C. GODFREY GUNTHER, Mayor.
Which was received, directed to be laid on the
table, ordered printed in the minutes, and pub
lished in the papers employed by the Corporation.
[Written for the New York Dispatch.]
THE MISER'S DOOM.
A CAMP SKETCH.
BY AUGUSTUS COMSTOCK.
The principal incidents of the following
sketch -were related to me by a rebel prisoner :
One day, -while the regiment to which the
soldier belonged was encamped within a few
miles of Richmond, a thin, hard-featured man,
about fifty years of age, dressed in a well-w»rn
citizen's suit, and holding in his right hand a
small iron trunk, passed the sentinels, and
made his way to the tout of the commanding
officer.
The latter recognized him immediately as
one whose cowardice, cruelty and avarice had
earned him a wide spread but unenviable repu
tation among the inhabitants of the town of
that the recognition was attended with any
pleasure.
“ What do you want of me, Mr Coleman ?”
inquired the colonel, sharply. ” What is your
business?”
‘‘A night’s lodging in your camp,” an
swered the other, “ for you see, colonel, I am
on my way to Richmond, and it so late that I
am afraid to go any further to day, for I might
be shot through mistake by some of the guer
rillas.”
“ There is a house a quarter of a mile from
here whete you can be well lodged.”
“ Yes, yes,” whined Coleman, “ I know it,
but then I’d have to pay for it, and—and
really I can’t do that.”
“ Oh, well,” answered the colonel, his lip
curling with contempt, “ go to the left of the
camp, and you’ll find an old spare tent, which
we used to have for a guard house, aud which
has a few old blankets in it, I believe. If such
quarters will suit you, you are welcome to
’em.” And eager to get rid of his distasteful
visitor, the colonel motioned him away with
his hand.
Coleman then moved toward the tent of
which the rebel officer had spoken, but he had
not gene many yards when he found himself
confronted by a tall, dark, fiercc-looking sol
dier wearing a slouched cap.
“ Mertoun ?” gasped the citizen, starting
back and turning pale. ” I-.l—didn’t know
that you belonged to this regiment.”
“Ha! ha!” laughed the other fiercely.
“So here you are, you miserable, miserly
wretch! No wonder that you start and turn
pale upon seeing the husliand of the woman
you wronged—tiie woman who with her five
children you turned out of one of your houses
in rhe dead of night because she couldn’t pay
her rent. Aye, aye. you see I know all; a
letter from my wife informed me of the whole
affair. But my Lour of revenge has not come
quite yet, so pass on.”
He stepped aside as he spoke throwing upon
the miser a peculiar glance—a glance of hate
aud scorn ; but glad to get off so easily, Cole
nan hurried along at a swift pace which soon
carried him to the old tent on the lelt of the
camp.
“Well, well,” he muttered, a» he preced
ed to fasten the strings in the front p. • t of the
tent “ I’ve got ro far at any’ rate, and I don’t
thick that as yet any of the soldiers who have
seen me hare suspected that my true... !s filled
with gold a>d bank notes. StiM i ,ey miy
have had suspicions, aud at any rate, ’ he can-
tinned as he proceeded to arranged his bed for
the night, “at any rate, little sleep I’ll get
between now and la r ung, with those ac
cursed eyes of Mertoun’s glaring into my
brain, for I can’t get rid of the expression of
those eyes.”
As he spoke he drew a revolver from his coat
pocket and after he Ind examined the weapon
to make sure that it was loaded and in good
order, he placed it by his side.
'There,” he muttered, with a sickly smile
of satisfaction as he stretched himself out upon
his bed of blankets, “ there ! I’ve the means
of self-defence at any rate; but—but my arm
would tremble so, in case of an assault, that I
am afraid my aim would not be of the best.
Oh ! curses upon me ! a thousand curses ! Why
was I made with such weak nerves?”
He turned over and fairly strove to compose
himself. The contracted brow and the terri
bly significant. eyes of Mertoun. continued, us
he had predicted, to haunt his brain. For
many hours he tossed about from side to side,
convulsively closing his eyes and trying to
shutout the fearful thought that disturbed
him, when finding that his efforts were useless,
and that they only served to make him feel
more wakeful, he sprang from his bed and
seated himself upon a camp-stool with the
perspiration rolling over his forehead.
“It is terribly hot,” he gasped. “ I can’t
endure it; I must have a mouthful of fresh
air, or I shall be stifled. I feel,” he added
■with a shudder, “as though a hand was press
ing upon my throat.”
He arose as he spoke, and loosening a few of
; the strings that held the canvas together over
: the front entrance of the tent, he looked out.
: It wps a starlight night and the moon was
well toward the West, looking like a canoe
i turned bottom upward. But the thoughts of
\ Coleman were of course far beneath the plan
i ct. It is not to be supposed that a soul like
his could have been impresed by the beauties
of nature.
As his contracted nostrils, contracted like
everything else about the man, inhaled the
fragrant air, and the murmur of a distant
stream fell upon his ears, his fancy drew ho
picture of the flowers or the trees from which
that fragrance came, nor was the tink’ing of
the stream like music to his senses.
All he thought upon the matter, if he did
bestow a thought upon it was, that ho had
wanted fresh air, and that he was now getting
it; while perhaps the sound of the stream
served to remind him of the good cold water
that was in the valley for him to drink should
he feel thirsty.
Sharpened by the strange and nervous fears
which agitated him, the glances of Coleman
roved restlessly from side to side, as though he
expected every moment to behold the form
which he so much dreaded start up before his
gaze. But the open field, as far as he could
see it from his position, seanxed deserted. A
few hundred yards beyond him gleamed-the
white tents of the camp, among which the
silence was deep and unbroken ; while still
further off he could catch the gleam of a bay
onet, now and then, as the sentinels paced
their rounds.
Notwithstanding all his vigilance, however
his ignorance of the laws of light and shade
prevented him from noticing a. pseutiarity
which would certainly not have been over
looked by a more critical eye. The peculiarity
alluded to was in the shadowdhrown upon the
ground from an angle of the tent. It was not
a natural reflection of that part of the canvass.
It was too rounded and sloping—a sloping
shadow surmounted by something which was
of a different shape from anything pertaining
to the shelter. But, as we have already stated,
Coleman did not notice this peculiarity ; and,
after he had inhaled the air for a few minutes,
he withdrew his head, and proceeded to fasten
the strings he had untied. As soon as this
task was completed, he opened his trunk with
the intention of seeking relief from the uneasy
feelings that oppressed him, by feasting his
eyes upon his money.
A minute later, the singular shadow ah eady
alluded to commenced to move, and the next
moment the figure of a soldier wearing a
slouched cap emerged from around the angle
of the tent, and stole cautiously to the front
entrance. Carefully looking about hint to
make sure that he was not observed, he psered
into the interior of the tent. Coleman, who
had lighted a piece of a candle which he had
found near his bed, was seated near the camp
stool, with bis back turned toward the en
trance, his elbows resting upon his knees, his
chin supported by his hands, and his eyes
fixed upon the contents of his trunk. A pecu
liar sound —a noise something like the hiss of a
serpent, might now have been heard to pro
ceed from the lips of the soldier. It was evi
dently an expression of satisfaction, and was
followed by a quick movement of the hand to
the breast-pocket of his coat, from which he
drew a large-sized clasp knife Pressing a
spring upon the back of the handle he opened
the blade—a long sharp blade something simi
lar to that of a dirk —end the point of which
bad evidently been recently sharpened. He
carefully inserted it in the crevice before him,
and proceeded to sever the strings by which
the canvas was fastened.
This task was perfornftd quickly and with
out much noise, and then firmly grasping the
weapon in his right hand he cautiously entered
the tent, with his cap rrow drawn so far over
his face, that no part of his countenance could
have been seen, with the exception of a pair
of large dark eyes, which gleamed through a
rent in the cloth. He paused for a moment—
his two exposed eyes glaring upon the miser as
fiercely as those of some ferocious beast when
preparing to spring upon its prey—and then
he commenced to advance slowly and cau
tiously, his bared feet making no noise upon
the floor.
“ All safe ! all safe !” muttered Coleman, as
1 he proceeded to count the money in his box;
! “ it’s all right, and it lean only manage to get
! into the Union lines at last, I shall apprehend
no further trouble. As it is, however,” he
■ added, with a sudden shudder, “ I may be
■ murdered and robbed before I get to the Fede-
■ rals, and- ——”
A hand was pressed rudely upon his mouth,
checking his further utterance, and he beheld
I those two fierce-looking eyes glaring horribly
J upon him through the rent in the cap. Trem
; bling like an aspen, he was about to fall upon
’ his knees and beg for his life, when the dirk
like blade of the soldier’s knife, which had al
ready been raised aloft for the fatal blow, de
scended and was Luried to the handle in the
; back of his. neck. He uttered a deep groan
; and convulsively raised his hands as though to
I plead for mercy; but there was no look of
’ mercy in the steel-like glitter of the murder-
I er’s eyes, and the knife was only withdrawn
i for another plunge, which this time was dealt
between the shoulders. As the knife was
pulled cut for the second time the scared eyes
of Colen an ceased to roll in his head and be
came fixed in a glazed stare, while an ominous
rattle sounded in bis throat. Then his head
diopped heavily upon his shoijder and he fell,
sideways to the floor quite dead.
The soldier did not stop to look at the corpse?
but hastily wiping his bloody knife upon a
piece of canvass he returned it to his pocket,
and then fixed his gaze upon the contents of
tbe trunk. The sight of the glittering piles
of gold, and the closely-packed notes made his
eyes flash with greedy satisfaction.
“Mine, mine !” he muttered, in a hoarse
whisper; “all these treasures are mine, and
will make my wife and starving children hap
py for a lifetime.”
As he spoke he extended both hands, and
seizing as many of the shining coins as he
could grasp, transferred them to his pocket. A
package of notes was next taken possession of,
and he was still further proceeding to enrich
himself, when he thought he could hear In
the distance the sound of approaching foot
steps.
Evidently alarmed by this circumstance, he
blew out the light and glided swiftly away
from the tent.
We have but a few more words to add. The
corpse of Coleman was discovereel about nine
o’clock the next day, and although many ef
forts were made to ferret out the perpetrator
of the crime, be was not known until six
months afterward, when Me rtoun, while dying
upon the battle-field, confessed to a comrade
that lie had committed the blooely deed,
Joily Taks —Commodore Craven, of
the United States ahijv Niagara, in a letter to
the Navy Department, dated Antwerp, Novem
ber 27, says: “On receiving the announce
ment of the re-election of President Lincoln,
his vessel was immediately dressed with our
national flag flying at her mastheads. We
consider this to be the greatest and most im
portant contest of the war, and most glorious
in its result. 1 have again dressed the strip
to day, and at noon t.red a salute of twenty-one
guns. It is. I believe, the first time since our
national existence that such a demonstration
was made by any of our ships of war ; but the
occasion seemed to momentous and all-glorions
to me, that I could not resist the impulse to
thus manifest my joy.”
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