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Amount audited since 14th March, 1860.57,126.59 Total$239,611.75 Of this sum there was expended for arms18,137.45 $221,474.30 Amount from sale of Quartermasters' stores956.62 Actual expense$220,517.68 Total appropriation of General Assembly$256,000.00 After deducting amounts allowed by Board288,655.13 There remains$17,344.87 Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Petitions, &c.--The following petitions. &c., were presented and referred: By Mr. Ward, the petition of Wm. Dunlop and others, to incorporate the Cappee's Springs Co.; by Mr. Childs, resolutions of the citizens of Fauquier co., asking for a State Convention and Southern Conference; by Mr. Crane, the petition of Matthew Warnsley, praying to be refunded a sum of money improperly paid in the year 1857-'8; by Mr. Anderson, certain resolutions on the state of public affairs, adopted at a meeting of the citizens of Botetourt county. Alabama and Virginia.--The Speaker announced a communication from the G
Traitors arrested. On Saturday week eight traitors were arrested in Rockingham and Augusta counties, and committed to jail in Harrisonburg, charged with disloyalty to the Government, and with aiding and piloting deserters from our army to the Yankee lines. Their names are John Yates, of Mount Sidney, Augusta county, and Samuel Wheelbarger, George Cooper, Daniel Cooper, George W. Rumsey, John Hume, Samuel Bowman, and Rev. William Dunlop, of Rockingham county.--Subsequently two others, named William Coffman and John O'Keister, of Rockingham, were arrested on the same charges.--The evidence of their guilt is said to be very clear. All of them, with the exception of Coffman, have been brought to Richmond, and we learn will undergo examination before Commissioner Watson this morning.
Judge Halyburton, of the C. S. Circuit Court, was engaged a portion of yesterday in the partial hearing of the charges against John Yates, Samuel Wheelberger, George Cooper, Daniel Cooper, G. W. Ramsey, John Thume, Samuel Bowman, Wm. Coffman, John D. Kester, and Rev. Wm. Dunlop, of Rockingham county, Va., for aiding and piloting deserters from the Confederate army to the Yankee lines. At the commencement of the investigation a message was received from the Secretary of War stating that the Government claimed that the parties were subject and ought to be tried by military authority. To this the counsel for the prisoners objected, alleging that they were citizens, and were, therefore, subject only to jury trial. To enable the Government to put in an argument, the investigation was adjourned until to day. The evidence elicited showed that the prisoners had been guilty of harboring Confederate deserters, and that they had used language that showed their antagonism to the Sou