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General Assembly of Virginia. Senate. Thursday, December 21, 1865. The Senate met at the usual hour; Lieutenant-Governor Cowper in the chair. Prayer by Dr. Duncan. On motion of Mr. Gray, House bill entitled to incorporate the St. James Improvement Company was taken up, read a second referred to Committee on General On motion of Mr. Gray, House bill entitled incorporate the Chesterfield Gas Coal Mining Company was read a third time and passed. By Mr. Coleman: Mr. Gray, House bill entitled incorporate the Chesterfield Gas Coal Mining Company was read a third time and passed. By Mr. Coleman: "Resolved, That the Committee of Courts of Justice be instructed to report a bill for the purpose of legislating and enforcing all contracts with the freedmen by parties wishing to employ them by the year, or for a less period, and providing for the enforcement of such contracts, as may be deemed necessary and proper." Agreed to. On motion of Mr. Lemosey, the Senate took up a bill to amend the fourth section of chapter one hundred and forty-one of the Code, and to repeal the fifth, sixth,