Hart: That the Committee on General Laws be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the laws as to enable the County Courts, whenever a Commissioner in Chancery may be engaged in the military service, to appoint a special Commissioner.
By Mr. McKennet: That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill to secure to Virginia the arms and equipments now or hereafter to be placed in the field.
Mr. Carraway presented a petition of Dennel Davis, of Princess Anne, praying for a correction of an erroneous assessment of his lands in 1856.
Railroad Connection bill.
The Senate then took up the unfinished business of yesterday — the House bill entitled "An Act to authorize a connection between the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad, and the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad in Richmond, and the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad and Petersburg Railroad in Petersburg"
Amendments were proposed by Messrs. Coghill