From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/9/1864, p.1, c. 5
City Council. – The following business was transacted at a meeting of the Council yesterday evening:
Report recommending that $1,000 be paid F. W. Hall, jailor, for extra services – referred back to committee. Ordinance permitting the erection of awning posts of wood on the pavements of the city – adopted. Report adverse to regulating the weight of bakers’ loaves, but recommending the establishment of a city bakery, to supply bread to citizens at cost – laid over. A resolution was adopted instructing the Committee of Supplies to make arrangements with Messrs. Garrett & Adam, or any other person, that in their judgment may tend to a reduction in the price of bread, agencies to be established in both the upper and lower wards – (The committee expect to effect an immediate arrangement in this matter, and in a few days we may look for the inauguration of the enterprise.) Messrs. Clopton, Scot and Denoon were appointed a committee to consider the propriety of raising the salaries of certain city employees who petitioned for the same. The sum of $3,000 was appropriated to the Male Orphan Asylum. A petition from the Chairman of the Overseers of the Poor, asking for an appropriation of $30,000 to pay for expenses incurred for supplies, forage, &c. for city hands and teams, was laid on the table. Adjourned.