Council asks federal government for “some provisions for the defense of Vancouver” – May 28, 1888

The Health Inspector authorized to tear down the old building on the Hospital Lots and that the chain gang be utilized for that purpose. Carried. Alderman Bell-Irving resigns. Communication to H.P. Caron, Minister of Defense in Ottawa asking him to take some provisions for the defense of Vancouver before the departure of the Royal Engineers by having the necessary surveys and plans of fortifications made by them before leaving the Pacific Coast.