From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/16/1872, p. 1, c. 1
THE CITY COUNCIL.
…By Mr. Scott, of Jefferson ward: A number of petitions, &c.; which were appropriately referred.
By the same: Petition of citizens in relation to Chimborazo Heights. Referred.
By the same: Resolved; The the Committee on Public Grounds and Buildings be instructed to secure the property known as “Chimborazo Heights” for the purposes of a park, as indicated by the petition of a large number of citizens – the present site of Marshall Park to be disposed of by said committee, and the proceeds appropriated to the Chimborazo improvement. Laid on the table.
…By same [Mr. Bossieux]: Resolved, That the City Engineer be and is hereby authorized to have issued at the September term of the Hustings Court a writ of ad quo damnum, to condemn for the public uses of the city the property known as Chimborazo Hill, consisting of twenty or more acres, the said property to be paid for in bonds of the city at its present valuation whenever the Court of Appeals shall determine the rightful owners. Referred.
[remainder of items, on unrelated matters, were not transcribed. – MDG]