n, of Grayson, presented a report of the proceedings of a meeting of the citizens of Floyd county, relative to the distillation of grain, &c.
The House bill providing for a railway connection between the Orange and Alexandria and Manassas Gap, and the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroads, came up as the order of the day.
Mr. Coghill resumed his remarks in opposition to the bill, and Mr. Armstrong spoke at some length of time in its favor.
On motion of Mr. Johnson, the bill was laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Johnson, the bill amending and re-enacting the second section of chapter 22 of the Code of Virginia, respecting persons exempt from all military duties, and providing the mode of exemption, was taken from the table.
A discussion took place on amendments offered to the bill, between Messrs Johnson, Collier, and Hart.
Pending the consideration of the bill,
On motion of Mr. Thomas, adjourned.