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Richmond Dispatch. Monday morning...April 1, 1861.General Assembly of Virginia. [extra session.] Senate. Saturday, March 30, 1861, Covington and Ohio Railroad.--The order of the day, the Covington and Ohio Railroad bill, was considered on motion of Mr. Smith. Mr. Brannon offered his substitute and advocated its passage. Mr. Wickham proposed an amendment to the substitute, which was rejected. The vote on the substitute was then, taken, and adopted — yeas 17, noes- We understand that the Executive session continued until near midnight, during which, all the nominations made by the Governor were confirmed, though not exactly in the order in which they were made. House of Delegates. Saturday, March 30th, 1861, The House was called to order at 10 o'clock, by Speaker Churchfield. The House was informed that the Senate had passed House bills "for the better government of the town of Danville," with amendments, and House bill incorporating
Senate. Saturday, March 30, 1861, Covington and Ohio Railroad.--The order of the day, the Covington and Ohio Railroad bill, was considered on motion of Mr. Smith. Mr. Brannon offered his substitute and advocated its passage. Mr. Wickham proposed an amendment to the substitute, which was rejected. The vote on the substitute was then, taken, and adopted — yeas 17, noes--. A motion to reconsider, was lost. Mr. Wickham proposed another amendment to the substitute, to come in at the end of the second section, which was adopted. The substitute as amended was then voted on, and rejected for want of a constitutional majority — yeas 23, nays 12. The following is the substitute as amended : Whereas, the state has undertaken to construct the Covington and Ohio Railroad, for the purpose of securing a continuous line in connection with the Virginia Central Railroad, to the Ohio river; and whereas, large sums of money have been appropriated out of
The Daily Dispatch: April 1, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Bostonian's view of affairs in Charleston. (search)
House of Delegates. Saturday, March 30th, 1861, The House was called to order at 10 o'clock, by Speaker Churchfield. The House was informed that the Senate had passed House bills "for the better government of the town of Danville," with amendments, and House bill incorporating the Home Savings Bank of the city of Richmond; also, bills absolving the State from all damages for loss of coupon bonds deposited as security for bank circulation; and Senate bills for the incorporation of the Kanawha Salt Company; authorizing the formation of a battalion of two companies in the towns of Scottsville and Howardsville, in Albemarle county; and have agreed to amendments proposed by the House to a bill incorporating the American Agency. The various Senate bills mentioned were passed and amendments agreed to. Senate bill releasing John W. Murrell from the payment of a judgment rendered against him in the Circuit Court of Lynchburg, was taken up and passed — ayes 97, noes 8.