At the Board of Education meeting,
the letter from Chabot was read by W.H. Jordan. A resolution
was passed thanking Chabot for his donation and asking
the City Council to permit erection of the observatory
in Lafayette Square.
At the City Council meeting, "the
Committee on Education reported in favor of granting the
request of J.C. Gilson and W.H. Jordan for permission
to use one of the city squares for the purposes of the
observatory and telescope to be erected and donated by
A. Chabot, and they offered an ordinance to carry out
the said grants."