Jean Lanna requested the City Council to grant him a one-year extension of his contract of the municipal meat market, citing as his reasons the losses he had incurred as a result of the recent war and the two months' fighting in the New Orleans area. The Council noted that by its resolution of 1814 August 13 it had granted Lanna an extension of two years, to the last day of 1817 February, in return for his having pledged security for a city warrant. The Council resolved to accede to Lanna's request and granted an extension to the last day of 1818 February. There were two notations appended to the resolution. The first, dated April 8 and again signed by Arnaud, stated that the Council heard the Mayor's objections to the above resolution, but voted six to one to uphold it. In the second, dated April 10, written and signed by Nicolas Girod, the Mayor repeated his protest of the extension.