f passing an act authorizing the county court of Green brier county to admit a will to record, upon special proof of the handwriting of an attesting witness, which was adopted.
Mr. McKinney offered a resolution directing inquiry to be made into the expediency of extending the jurisdiction of Norfolk Adopted.
Mr. Bales asked and obtained leave to withdraw from the files of the Senate, the bill No. 260 of the last session, for the relief of Wm. S. Martin, late sheriff of Lee county.
Mr. Garnett, of Henrico, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill for the prevention of shouting and hunting on the Sabbath, accompanied by the petition of Thomas L. Duke.
Mr. Quesenberrymoved that the chair be vacated, and that the Senate attend the funeral of ex-President Tyler in a body, which was carried, and thereupon the Senate left the Hall, at one o'clock P.M.
At two o'clock the President pro tem. resumed the chair of the Senate, when, upon motion, the Senate adjourned.
g of the members of Company D, 55th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, held at Urbana.
Va., the 8th day of January, 1862, Captain Roy was called to the Chair, and Lieut. Garnett, appointed Secretary.
The President having explained the object of the meeting, to be for the purpose of passing suitable resolutions expressing the thanks of this company, to the ladies of Essex for their past kindness to us, Lieuts. Brockenbrough, Roane, and Garnett, Sergeants Taylor and Henderson, were appointed to draft said resolutions.
The President was added to the committee, which offered the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
Whereas,t which animated the breast of the mother of Col us is not extinguished, but burns purer and brighter than ever did vestal flame.
4. Resolved, That these proceedings be forwarded to the Richmond Dispatch, Enquirer, and Whig, and other papers of that city for publication.
Gustavus G. Rox, Pres't.
Wm. Kemp Garnett, Sec'y.