The City Council had taken up the matter of the dockyards and would send the Mayor a copy of its resolution. Concerning the proposed extension of the canal from the Carondelet Basin to the Mississippi, the Council had appointed three commissioners to accompany the inspection engineer and to report to the Council at its next meeting. Regarding the request of James Caldwell, the Council had decided to cancel his lease. The courtyard formerly used as a stable would be used to house stray animals. The brick building would not be converted into a ward for sick prisoners, but would be rented as a store. The police would continue to send their ill to Charity Hospital. In a previous meeting the Council had voted to repair the levees of the city, but had failed to provide the necessary hands. At today's session the Council authorized the Mayor to rent ten rubbish carts and to hire twenty Negroes to do the work. The Council requested the Mayor to ask Colonel Bellechasse to organize a patrol service. The Council, having learned that M. Lafon had fenced in with pickets a larger area than what he had been granted by the City, requested the Mayor to order the improperly placed stakes torn down.