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"Council Proceedings"

by Shaun Reeser

Source: Washington Statesman, April 12, 1862, page 2

Subject: Results of the first election and the council action taken.

Synopsis: A summary of the council meeting of April 4. The primary topic is the certification and results of the first city election held Tuesday, April 1. The results are included and notices were sent to those elected.

Text:

Council Proceedings
City Council Chamber, }
Walla Walla, April 4th, 1862 }
A special meeting of the Council was held this day order of the President.

On motion, the Board proceeded to canvas the returns of the municipal election, held on the 1st inst.

The report of the judges of election having been read, indicated the following result:

Whole number of votes cast, 422
For Mayor – E.B. Whitman received 416 votes.
“ Recorder – W.P. Horton “ 239 “
“ “ W.W. DeLacy “ 183 “
“ Councilmen – I.T. Reese “ 415 “
“ “ J.F. Abbott “ 410 “
“ “ R. Jacobs “ 413 “
“ “ B.F. Stone “ 412 “
“ “ B. Sheideman “ 400 “
“ Marshal – Geo. H. Porter “ 269 “
“ “ A. Seitel “ 136 “
“ “ A.J. Miner “ 17 “
“ Treasurer – E.E. Kelly “ 219 “
“ “ D.S. Baker “ 200 “
“ Assessor – L.W. Greenwell “ 413 “
“ Surveyor – A.J. Chapman “ 305 “
“ “ W.W. Johnson “ 110 “

On motion, the Council declared the several persons having a plurality of the vote cast, in accordance with the returns before them, as being duly elected, and instructed the clerk to notify them accordingly.

Whereupon notices and commissions were issued to E.B. Whitman for Mayor; I.T. Reese, J.F. Abbott, R. Jacobs, B.F. Stone and B. Sheideman for Councilmen; W.P. Horton for Recorder; G.H. Porter for Marshal; E.E. Kelley for Treasurer; L.W. Greenwell for Assessor; A.I. Chapman for Surveyor.

On motion, the Council adjourned at the call of the President. S.F. Ledyard, Clerk.

Transcribed by Shaun Reeser