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General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.]Senate. Tuesday. Jan. 22, 1861. Called to order at 12 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. C. H. Read, of the Presbyterian Church. Reports of Committees.--The Committee on General Laws asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the resolution for incorporating the Bedford Paint Bank, and the resolution for incorporating the Virginia and Ohio Telegraph Company, and authorizing a subscription on the part of the State. The following bills were reported: A bill to amend the act, passed April 1st, 1858, entitled "an act to amend the charter of the Wytheville Savings Bank;" House bill to defray expenses of statue of Jefferson: a bill for the relief of Rowland Fletcher; a bill for the relief of P. D. Lipscomb, Clerk of Prince William county; a bill to refund to Jas. S. Connell and Daniel Paisley a sum of money, improperly paid; a bill for the relief of J. R. Hathaway: a bill for the relief of Thos. L. Jordan, of Wayne county:
House of Delegates. Tuesday, Jan. 22d, 1861. Speaker Crutchfield called the House to order at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by Rev. J. B. Jeter, of the Third Baptist Church. Bills Reported.--Bills were reported from standing committee, as follows: Authorizing the trustees of Easter's Meeting-House, in Morgan county, to sell and convey the same; incorporating the Richmond and Liverpool Packet Company; amending and re-enacting the charter of the town of Guyandotte, in Cabell county; for the relief of the administrator of John W. Moore, late Sheriff of Jefferson county; for the relief of Richard H. Horner, of Fauquier county; amending the 39th chapter of the Code, concerning taxes on Bank dividends, collateral inheritances and taxes on suits and seals; for the relief of the securities of Wm. Parris, late Sheriff of the county of Appomattox; releasing Oscar H. Tate from the payment of a fine imposed by the judgment of the Circuit Court of Harrison county; incorporating the Meadville
en scarcely restrained, thus far under the administration of Mr. Buchanan. Will it not in such a case, be at once resorted to under that of Abraham Lincoln? In such a conflict, unless Virginia was false to her own pledges and to every Southern imminent, she must aid the seceding States; and a bloody civil war, from which she had vainly endeavored to escape, by the surrender of her rights for the sake of remaining in the Union, would inevitably be entailed upon the country. Such are my views upon this momentous question. How far events may modify them, it is impossible now to foresee. But they are expressed to you as I entertain them. If you should think proper to call me to the great trust which some of you desire me to fill. I shall endeavor so to guide my course as to preserve and restore the Union, if possible; but, at all hazards, to protect and defend Virginia. Very respectfully, Your fellow-citizen, J. B. Young. Henrico, January 22d, 1861. ja 23--1t