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ent of the Armory, says, "it is thought indispensable to the carrying out of the law for converting the Armory into a manufactory, that the grounds and buildings occupied by the Public Guard should be appropriated for the building necessary to the heavy machinery." Petitions Presented.--By Mr. Lockridge, the petition of sundry citizens of Randolph and Pocahontas counties, for a further appropriation to the Huttonsville and Huntersville Turnpike Road; by Mr. Morris, the petition of Robert McConnell and others for the release of Ann McGuire from her imprisonment in the county jail of Marshall county; by Mr. Haymond, the petition for the relief of the securities of Edward Moore, late Sheriff of Wetzel county. Senate Bill Passed.--A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Pennybacker, who informed the House that the Senate had passed a bill authorizing the County Court of Rockingham county to loan to the Manassas Gap Railroad Company a sum of money. The bill was afterwa
e Sheriff of Lee county; for the relief of Washington J. Herald; for the relief of V. S. Morgan, late Sheriff of Smythe county; amending and re-enacting the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th sections of chapter 23d of the Code, and to increase and rearrange the divisions and brigades of the Commonwealth; amending and re-enacting the 31st section of chapter 198 of the Revised Code of Virginia. Adverse Reports.--The Committee of Courts of Justice returned an adverse report to the petition of Robert McConnell and others, for the release of Ann McGuire from her imprisonment in the County Jail of Marshall county. The committee was of opinion that the Governor has power to grant the relief prayed for, and that, therefore, it is inexpedient to legislate on the subject. Adopted. The Peace Congress--The Speaker laid before the House a communication addressed by Messrs. John Tyler, G. W. Summers, W. C. Rives, and James A. Seddon, Virginia Commissioners to the Peace Congress, to the Governor, t
Organized. --The Richmond Zouaves, who number about 70 men, are partly uniformed and thoroughly organized under the following officers: Captain, Edw. McConnell; 1st Lieutenant, Edw. M. Alfriend; 2d Lieutenant, N. Dixon Walker; 3d Lieutenant, Robert McConnell. The company will be mustered into service on Friday.