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General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.]Senate.
Monday, March 11, 1861.
The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock, and opened with prayer by the Rev. T. V. Moore, of the 2d Presbyterian Church.
Richmond Charter Amendment.--A communication from the House was read, announcing the passage of several bills — among them a bill amending the charter of the city of Richmond, which was read and referred to the Committee on General Laws.
Treasury Note Bill Passed.--When the Senate adjourned on Saturday, it had under consideration the proposition of Mr. Paxtonto lay the bill authorizing the issue of Treasury notes on the table.
The Senate refusing to lay on the table,
Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, proposed to amend by inserting $100 instead of $10, as the smallest amount for which the notes should issue.
Mr. Douglass proposed $50, which was accepted by Mr. Thomas.
Mr. August, Mr. Logan, &c., opposed the amendment, and Mr. Thomas, Mr. Rives, &c., advocated i