The council was called to devise ways and means for supplying the city with provisions. , , & others, stated to the council that many were destitute; and that unless active measures were taken, many must suffer with hunger, as some had already; wherefore it was
Resolved, by the city council of the city of , that special committees be appointed to visit the different sections of the surrounding country and solicit the benevolent for donations, or provisions and means for supplying the wants of the destitute of this . And so far as donations fail, supply the deficiency by loans.
Resolved, That Charles Patten W. H. Jordan and L. S. Dalrymple [Lewis Delrimple] be this committee for : That D[aniel] M. Repsher, and Capt. Ross, go to , and the North country; that Benjamin Clapp, . , visit , and the Eastern country; that assist the South to carry out the foregoing resolutions.
Resolved, That , , and Wm M. G[h]een be a standing committee to negociate for all necessary supplies to those who are on duty by order of government.
Resolved, that each of said committees keep an accurate account of all donations and loans, and make returns of the same to the of the .