Smallpox quarantine lifted – July 28, 1892

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart
and sponsored by the Woodward family

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 97 only

[vol 5 pg 97]

Vancouver July 28th 1892

The Council met on Thursday July 28th 1892 at 10 a.m.

Present Acting Mayor Anderson, Aldermen Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavan.

Moved by Alderman Connon.
Seconded by Alderman Collins

Whereas from the reports issued by the Health Officers it appears that the City of Victoria has now checked the spread of the disease of small pox and apparently has it under control.
And whereas the City of New Westminster has seen fit to raise the quarantine against the influx into that City of passengers from Victoria and thereby rendered it a matter of very great difficulty on the part of the City of Vancouver to efficiently carry out the quarantine regulations, hitherto enforced, if it was considered necessary to continue them.
Therefore be it resolved that the quarantine enforced up to this date be released and the Medical Health Officers be instructed to strictly carry out the Provincial Health Regulations and the City Health By-Laws as far as may under the present circumstances be considered by them necessary for the preservation of the Public Health.
Carried

The Council thus adjourned
(signed)
F Cope
Mayor
(signed) Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

New Westminster to lift smallpox quarantine on Monday – July 23, 1892

Mayor Townsend of New Westminster announced he would raise a quarantine on New Westminster Monday July 25 if other municipalities would do the same. John Brenton appointed temporary Health Inspector, Alderman Anderson as Acting Mayor.

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteers Christine Cathcart
and sponsored by the Woodward family

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 page 89 only

[vol 5 pg 89]

Vancouver July 23rd 1892

A special meeting of the Council was held on Satuday July 23rd 1892.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavan.

Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman.

Moved By Alderman Gavin.
Seconded by Connon.
That John Brenton be temporarily appointed Health Inspector in place of Joseph Huntly while said Huntly is in Victoria.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Connon
Seconded by Alderman Gavin
That Alderman Anderson act as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Cope.
Carried

Mayor Townsend of New Westminster was present and informed the Council of his intention to raise the quarantine in his city on Monday next if other cities act in conjunction.

The meeting then adjourned.

Council unanimously backs smallpox quarantine against Victoria – July 22, 1892

Council unanimously backs Mayor Fred Cope’s announced smallpox quarantine. Mayors of other municipalities to be contacted to join the quarantine formed by Vancouver and New Westminster.

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart
and sponsored by the Woodward family

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 5 page 88 only

[vol 5 pg 88]

Vancouver July 22nd 1892
A special meeting of the Council was held on Friday July 22nd 1892.
Present – Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum and Mills.
Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman.

A report was received from the Health Inspector on the Small Pox cases.
Filed

Moved by Alderman Odlum
Seconded by Alderman Anderson
That the Council of the City of Vancouver assembled do hereby place on record their entire and unaltered approval of the action taken by Mayor Cope in the protection of the public health and the prevention of the introduction of Small Pox from points where the prevalence of the disease has warranted this and other municipalities within the province to declare a quarantine against Victoria.
Carried
The Council then adjourned

The following resolution should be in the minutes of the previous meeting:

Moved by Alderman Mc Craney
Seconded by Alderman Franklin
That the Mayor communicate at once with the Reeves of each of the municipalities in the N. W. District asking them to co-operate with this City and New Westminster in enforcing the quarantine against Victoria or other infected parts.
Carried