"Aid from the Government"

January 1, 1869


The government should help provide money for the city.It will be impossible to assume the responsibility to help the poor because of the heavy taxation.


Aid from the Government. Mr. Kent offered the following: "Resolved by the Council of the city of Richmond, that in the present depressed condition of our people, and the heavy taxation now Imposed upon them, it will be Impossible for the city to assume the heavy expenses heretofore and for some time past provided for by the Freedmen's Bureau for the support of the poor, and the Council earnestly desire that some provision be made by the Government of the United States for their relief." After some discussion, the resolution was adopted by a vote of a yes 11; no's, 1. The Council then adjourned.
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