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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1865., [Electronic resource], A Washington Judge and a Lawyer at Loggerheads. (search)
r. Robertson's resolution in relation to a general amnesty was referred to the special joint committee appointed to consider the subject of general amnesty. Mr. Ellis introduced a bill conferring on the circuit courts of cities and the judges thereof the same powers and jurisdiction in cities as they have in their counties. Also, a bill in relation to the adjourned terms of the Circuit Court of the city of Norfolk. Agreed to. Mr. Ellis introduced a bill in relation to attorneys for the Commonwealth, which was referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice. Mr. Ellis presented the memorial of the Merchants' and Mechanics' Exchange of theMr. Ellis presented the memorial of the Merchants' and Mechanics' Exchange of the city of Norfolk, showing that at a recent meeting it was resolved that, in the opinion of the association, the Legislature should immediately abolish the usury laws and establish the rate of interest at nine per centum per annum, with liberty to parties to contract for such other rate as they may think proper. The House adjou
Meeting of stockholders. --The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Manchester Cotton and Wool Manufacturing Company was held yesterday, at the office of the Petersburg Railroad Company, corner of Eighth and Main streets. All the old officers were re-elected, namely: Alfred T. Harris, President; William Gray, Charles Ellis, Horace L. Kent and Thomas R. Price, Directors. The Company contemplate making extensive improvements in their mills, and the production of goods of finer quality than those hitherto manufactured. Mr. William H. Powers is the agent of the Company.