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The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrival of Ex-President Buchanan at home (search)
e General Assembly of Virginia, That the Board of Public Works are hereby authorized and directed to suspend the contracts now existing for the construction and equipment of the Covington and Ohio Railroad, and to compensate said contractors for all necessary outfit and outlay incurred for the completion of their work, according to the contract as specified by the order of the Board of Public Works through their Chief Engineers, and also to adjust and adjudicate all just claims due the contractors for work done. Mr. Tomlin desired the House to take up the motion for adjournment on the 20th inst. Mr. Anderson said he thought the bill concerning the sale of the James River and Kanawha Canal should be disposed of prior to that time. The Tax bill coming up as unfinished business, Mr. Tomlin moved to pass by to offer the resolution concerning adjournment. The House refused. Sundry amendments were offered to the Tax bill, and pending debate thereon the House adjourned.
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Republicans fighting among themselves. (search)
a pension to the wife of one of the parties killed at Harper's Ferry, was lost for want of a constitutional majority. The bill authorizing a sale of a portion of the Armory Grounds was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. The bill authorizing an issue of Treasury notes was taken up, and a substitute therefore proposed. Pending discussion, the Senate adjourned. A bill was reported in the House for regulating proceedings in Court upon motions on behalf of the Common wealth. Sundry Senate bills were reported. A joint resolution was adopted, allowing Sheriffs commissions for prompt payments of revenue. The Covington and Ohio Railroad bill was defeated for want of a constitutional majority, and a resolution directing the Board of Public Works to suspend all contracts, and compensate parties making them for necessary outlay, was laid on the table. The House refused to take up and consider the joint resolution for an adjournment on the 20th. The tax bill was debated.