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Virginia State Convention.Seventeenth day. Tuesday, March 5, 1861. The Convention was called to order at the usual hour. Prayer by the Rev. C. H. Read, of the 2d Presbyterian Church. Explanation. Mr.Mallory, of Brunswick, desired to explain the intent of his resolution, offered yesterday, having reference to a Convention of the Border States. In offering it, he had no ambition to gratify, and no expectation of winning laurels; but his position here required that he should explain it. He was sent here as a Union man, and he wished that the Union might have been preserved forever; but his constituents desired him to make no dishonorable sacrifices after the last effort had failed. The Peace Conference had failed to accomplish its purpose, and now he thought Virginia ought to take some action; hence he had proposed a resolution for a Conference among the Border States. He was opposed to the idea of a Central Confederacy, and if the question were presented to hi
General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.]Senate. Tuesday, March 5, 1861. The Senate was called to order at the usual hour, (Mr. Johnson in the chair,) and opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Moorman, of the Methodist Church. Bills Reported.--A bill imposing taxes for the support of Government; a bill making appropriations for deficiencies in former appropriations, and for defraying expenses of the General Assembly and Convention, now in session — which were read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time; a bill for the relief of John M. Jones, late Sheriff of Pendleton county; a bill for the relief of John H. Dunlary, late Sheriff of Mathews county; a bill for the voluntary enslavement of Thomas Garland and Mary Anderson, free persons of color, of the county of Hanover. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were offered and referred. By Mr. Quesenberry, of incorporating the Oxford Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company, in t
House of delegates. Tuesday, March 5, 1861. The House was called to order at 11 o'clock A. M., by Speaker Crutchfield. A message was received from the Senate announcing the passage of House bills for the relief of Joshua H. Staats, late Sheriff of the county of Jackson; changing the time of holding the Circuit Court in the town of Danville; incorporating the Staunton Arms and Ordnance Manufacturing Company; also, Senate bills incorporating the Southern Institution for the amelioration of the condition of the deaf, dumb and blind negroes of the Commonwealth; for incorporating the Maryland and Virginia Coal Oil Company, in the county of Taylor. Most of the Senate bills above named were referred to committees. Bills Passed.--Senate bill incorporating the Maryland and Virginia Coal Oil Company in Taylor county; House bills amending the act passed March 20th, 1860, authorizing the Council of the City of Richmond to construct a railroad in its streets; amending certai
Port of Richmond,March 5, 1861.high water this day (Wednesday) at 12 ½ o'clock. arrived. Propeller Echo, Tindall, Chickahominy river, wheat. Schr. L. R. Ogden, --, Philadelphia, coal, J. P. Ballard. Schr. Thomas M. Sommers, Crockett, Eastern Shore, oats, A. Millspaugh. Schr. Mary, Turner, Eastern Shore, oats, A. Millspaugh. Schr. Champ, Robinson, Chickahominy River, billuts; Cole & Co. Schr. Evelin Bates, Rockwell, New Orleans, sugar, Dunlop, Moncure & Co. Sailed, Steamship Yorktown. Parrish, New York, mdze. and passengers, Ludlam & Watson. Steamer Virginia, Kelley, Philadelphia, mdze. and passengers, C. P. Cardoza. Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Baltimore, mdze. and passengers, D. & W. Currie. Schr. E. W. Benton Taylor Piermont, N. York, coal, W. D. Colquitt & Co.