House bill entitled "An act to amend and re-enact an an act providing for the employment of negro convicts on the public works," with certain amendments, as follows: "To provide also for the employment of negro convicts in salt works or any other company engaged in the manufacture of iron, &c. The House concurred in these amendments.
The Speaker announced the following special committees.
Committee to consider the extravagant prices demanded for articles of prime necessity — Messrs Anderson of Rockbridge, Miner Wayne, Priman, Flood, Laidley, Daniel, James.
Committee to consider the condition of the free negro papulation of the Common wealth.
Messrs. Woolfolk, Rivers, Woodhouse, Thomas, Baskerville, McCamant, Orgain. Wilson of is in of Wight, Kanman, West, Lockridge.
Mr. Hunter presented a petition from the President Direction and Stockholders of the Bank of Benkelay.
Referred to the Committee on Finance.
The following special committee was appointed by th