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the Peace Congress, to the Governor, transmitted to the Speaker this day, accompanied by a copy of the plan adopted by said Peace Conference, commonly known as the Franklin Substitute. The document being read, on motion they were laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Bills Passed.--Establishing the county of Bland out of parts of Giles, Wythe, and Tazewell. Enslavement of Free Negroes--On motion of Mr. Baskervill, the bill for the voluntary enslavement of B. W. Love and Isaac Burnett, free persons of color, was taken. He said when the bill was before the House the other day, on the suggestion of members that a general bill, embracing the same objects, would be reported, he had moved to lay the bill on the table. He now reported said bill. The title reads as follows: "For the voluntary enslavement of free negroes without compensation to the Commonwealth. " On motion of Mr. Walker, the House adjourned. Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs
he habit of receiving the attacks of big dogs by squatting on the ground and showing a double row of long, sharp teeth at them, or, in other words, carrying out Addison's idea of "grinning horribly a ghastly smile." So, according to Mr. Fisher, it will be when the big dogs of the North attack the little dog of the South, "They will smell around the little fellow, take a good look at his long, sharp, white fangs, and — retire to a neighboring fence — and — think better of the matter." Mr. Burnett brings good news from old Kentucky. He says cockades are plenty, and, to use his own words, the country is in "a blaze of fire." Intelligence of the same sort comes from East Tennessee. Andy Johnson has been hung repeatedly in effigy. Even such Union men as Gen. Zollick offer are in despair. I heard a little while ago that John S. Pendleton Esq., whose distrust of South Carolina has been proverbial, is now one of the strongest secession men in the county of Culpeper. I have reason to<
arolina Coalfield Road, to ten miles, and report by bill or other wise; by Mr. Duckwall, of withdrawing from the files of the House a petition in reference to erroneous assessments of the property of Ben and Isaac Deford, of Morgan county; also, bill 132, on the same subject, and referring same to Finance Committee; by Mr. West, of providing by law for the equitable distribution of public arms in the various sections of this Commonwealth; by Mr. Baskerville, of granting to B. W. Love and Isaac Burnett, free persons of color, the privilege of enslaving themselves without compensation to the State; by Mr. Gibson, of reporting a bill for the payment of an account of J. P. A. Gutter, for services rendered the State. Coast and Harbor Defence.--Mr. Bisbie, of Norfolk, offered the following: Whereas. The immense coast line of Virginia is measurably unprotected against the incursion of an armed enemy or marauders, by which every portion of our territory bordering on the ocean river
espasses, depredations, &c., along the borders of the Potomac and other tide-waters in the counties of Fairfax, Stafford and King George; incorporating the Virginia Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company; granting the Commonwealth's right to the real estate of John Kelly, deceased, to Owen Shee; to defray the expenses of a pedestal, setting up and transporting the statue of Jefferson; increasing the capital stock of Elk River Turnpike Company; for the voluntary enslavement of B. W. Love and Isaac Burnett, without compensation to the Commonwealth; amending the act of 27th March, 1858, incorporating the town of Frankfort, in Greenbrier; incorporating the Sweet Chaly beat Springs Company; to give effect to the 19th clause of the 4th article of the Constitution. All of the above bills were read twice. Federal Relations.--Mr. Barbour, from the Joint Committee on Federal Relations, made a report in relation to the resolution submitted by Mr. Smith, of Amherst. He asked permission fo
Attempt at Highway Robbery. --On Thursday morning, between one and two o'clock, as Mr. Isaac Burnett, was proceeding to the second market, in this city, with a load of vegetables, he was stopped by three men, (in soldiers' clothes,) who inquired whether he had any eggs. He replied, "none." To this remark they gave the lie. Mr. B. then told them that they might search the cart, and he would give them some of what it contained if they would not further molest him. He left the cart, to comply with his promise, when he found they had already taken a bag of snaps. He was then seized and badly beaten by the ruffians. Mr. B. afterwards reached the city, and was taken to the house of Mr. Perry Jones, whither Dr. Trent was called to dress his wounds. He received two very severe cuts upon his head, from some blunt instrument. Mr. B. is a very in offensive man, and highly respected by all who know him. He is now doing as well as could be expected, considering the nature of his wounds.