“Resolved by the City Council of the City of that Marshal of said , be and is hereby authorized to draw on the Treasury, for any sum not exceedi[ng] two hundred dollars of any monies not otherwise appropriated, or if necessity require, make a loan of the same, for the purpose of supplying the City Police with food.”
Moved & seconded that it be adopted & adopted accordingly
spoke in regard to an abundance of food passing our doors while a number of persons are starving to death— why not extend our powers to catch the fish and feed the poor—— dont let the peop[le] cry aloud for food while thousands are passing daily. I simply through out this as a suggestion— will there be any more harm to take advantage of the <re>sources of the — than sending the committees all round the world to gather in food for the
this is not an idle suggestion— if a little exertion is ma[de] it will be of great benefit.
said the committees were sent out while we had 500 troops under arms— as we have the police to find food for— they can speak
handed in a bill of to the amount of $40 which was allowed.
Counsel then adjourned until the next regular Session Second Saturday in Aug[ust]