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The Daily Dispatch: March 31, 1865., [Electronic resource], Death of
John M. Daniel
Virginia Legislature.[Extra session.] Senate. Thursday, March 30, 1865. In this body, to-day, seventeen members appeared in their seats. Mr. Newman, of Mason, called to order; after which, on motion, the Senate resolved into secret session in order to determine the constitutionality of transacting business in the absence of a quorum when the requisite number were detained from their seats in consequence of the movements of the enemy. House of Delegates. The House met at 12 o'clock; but no quorum being present, a motion to adjourn was agreed to.
Virginia Legislature.[Extra Session.] Senate. Friday, March 31, 1865. The Senate was called to order by Mr. Newman, of Mason, President protem. A communication was received from the Governor, containing the resignation of Mr. Robert R. Collier, Senator from Petersburg. On motion, the communication was laid on the table. Mr. Neeson thought a writ of election should be issued to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Collier. Agreed to. Joint resolution prohibiting the banks of the Commonwealth from diminishing the amount of specie in their hands was read the second time and laid on the table. Mr. Marshall, of Fauquier, thought, in the present organized state of the Senate — it being evident that there was a very slim attendance present — it had better adjourn, and therefore moved that it adjourn till 12 o'clock to-morrow. Mr. Dillard, of Sussex, called for the yeas and nays, which were ordered. Mr. Frazier, of Rockbridge, de