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formed by them; House bill to authorize the issue of Treasury notes; a bill providing pay for the Adjutant General for his services in reorganizing the Militia in 1858 and 1859; a bill to increase the pay of certain officers in the Public Guard; a bill to authorize the Adjutant General to employ an assistant in his office; a bill refunding a certain sum of money to James Hewitt. Mr. Nash, by leave, introduced a bill for the incorporation of the Manchester Savings Bank. Petitions--Mr. Newman presented a petition for the formation of a new county out of parts of Cabell. Mr. Brannon presented the petition of sundry citizens of Randolph and Pocahontas counties, for a further appropriation to the Huttonsville and Huntersville Turnpike road, and a petition for compensating Patrick Raferty and others, for work done on the Gilmer and Ritchie Turnpike. Bills Passed.--A bill to provide more efficient police regulations at the poor-houses in this Commonwealth; a bill to incorporat
to whom the House bill for the relief of the Banks of the Commonwealth was committed yesterday, reported the bill with an amendment. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and appropriately referred: By Mr. Newman, of relieving the securities of Joshua H. Staats, dec'd, late Sheriff of Jackson county; by Mr French, of incorporating a Joint Stock Company to build a bridge across Walker's Creek, near Staffordsville; by Mr. Pate, of giving the securities off Henry, and finally passed by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Brannon Carson, Carraway, jr., Christian, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, Dickinson of Pr. Edward, Douglass, Early, Finney, French, Gatewood, Greever, Isbell, McKenney, Nash, Newlon, Newman, Paxton, Quesenberry, Richmond, Rives, Smith, Thomas of Fairfax, Townes, and Wickham.--27. Nays.--Mr. Thomas of Henry--1. The bill authorizing the pardon of the slave Tom, and to restore him to his owner, was also passed. The Senat
f a mile of Lynchburg, as applies to the county of Amherst. Hour of Meeting Changed.--Mr. Douglass moved that the Senate hereafter meet at 10 o'clock A. M., instead of 12, in order to give persons who were members of both bodies an opportunity to perform their duties in each. It was moved to amend by substituting 11 instead of 10 o'clock. Lost. The resolution of Mr. Douglass was then adopted. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted: By Mr. Newman, of incorporating the Laurel Coal and Oil Company, in the county of Wirt; by Mr. Dickinson, of Prince Edward, of providing by law some mode of taking care of deranged free negroes; by Mr. Critcher, of amending the act incorporating the Northern Neck Bank of Virginia; by Mr. Quisenbury, of reporting a bill to incorporate the Baltimore and Fredericksburg Steamboat Navigation Company. Bills Passed.--An act to increase the capital stock of the Elk River Turnpike Company; House bill incorp
oresaid, such Bank or Branch shall not have the benefit of the provisions of this act releasing any penalty or forfeiture incurred by it by the non-payment of specie. The amendment occasional a spirited debate between Messrs. Armstrong, Anoust, Thomas of Fairfax, Isbell and others. The amendment was aed by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Armstrong Caldwell, Carson, Carter, Claiborne, Day. Dickinson of Prince Edward, Early, Gatewood, Greever, Isbell, Logan, Marshall, Neal, Newman, Paxton, Richmond, Smith, Thomas of Henry--19 Nays.--Messrs. August, Brannen, Carraway, Jr., Coghill, Finney, Johnson, Lynch, Pennybacker, Thomas of Fairfax, Townes--10. Mr. Isbell offered the following, which was also adopted: "The 33d section of chapter 58 of the Code of Virginia shall be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: 'Sec. 16. Any Bank authorized to carry on business as a Bank of circulation, deposit and discount, may loan money for a period not exceed
General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.] Senate. Monday, Feb. 18, 1861. Bills Reported.--Mr. Paxton, from committee, reported a bill to incorporate the Elk River Railroad Company, and a bill to incorporate the National Railroad Company. Mr. Coghill reported a bill to amend the 9th section of an act passed March 24th, 1848, entitled an act to incorporate the Lynchburg and Tennessee Railroad Company. Mr. Newman, by leave, reported a bill to incorporate the Virginia Mineral Oil and Coal Company, in the county of Mason, and a bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Mason county Mining and Manufacturing Company, in the county of Mason, passed March 22, 1860. A large number of bills were advanced a stage. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and appropriately referred:--By Mr. Johnson, of prohibiting by law the sale of ardent spirits to free negroes; by Mr. Critcher, of refunding to John F. Hughlett certain expenses incur
General Assembly of Virginia. [extra Session.] Senate. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1861. Called to order at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Bosserman, of the Universalist Church. Bill Reported.--By leave, Mr. Newman reported a bill to incorporate the Jackson County Agricultural Society. Petition.--Mr. Carraway presented the petition of citizens of Princess Anne county, praying a modification of the oyster laws. Bank Bill.--On motion of Mr. Armstrong, the bill for the relief of the Banks of the Commonwealth was taken up. On motion of Mr. Dickinson, of Prince Edward, the bill was laid on the table and made the order of the day for to-morrow, at 11 o'clock. Bills Passed.--The following bills were passed: Senate bill to incorporate the Baltimore and Fredericksburg Steamboat Company; Senate bill to authorize an issue of preferred stock by the Alexandria, Mount Vernon and Accotink Turnpike Company. On motion of Mr. Lynch, the Senate adjourned. House
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Swamp Canal Company; authorizing the formation of a battalion by two companies in the towns of Scottsville and Howardsville, in the county of Albemarle. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were adopted: By Mr. Coghill, authorizing the Circuit Courts of the Commonwealth to convert decrees of divorce a mease et thoro in to decrees a vinculo matrimoni whenever, in the opinion of said Courts, and upon proper evidence, such decree may be right; by Mr. Newman, of reporting a bill for the relief of John Ferguson, late Sheriff of Wayne county; by Mr. A. D. Dickinson, of authorizing the company of volunteers called the Loch Leven Rangers to be organized with a less number than now authorized by law. Petition.--Mr. Quesenberry presented the petition of Edgar McCloud, asking for the enslavement of certain free negroes. Bills Passed.--House bill incorporating the Norfolk County Railway Company, with various amendments by Mr. McKenney; Senat
Thomas L. Preston, lying in the counties of Smyth and Washington; by Mr. Quesenberry, of authorizing the Auditor to allow Sheriffs who were delinquents in the payment of the revenue of their respective counties and cities, on the 15th day of December last, their forfeited commissions, provided such Sheriffs shall have paid such delinquencies as well as the entire amount of revenue of such counties and cities on or before the 15th March inst. Election of Major and Brigadier Generals.--Mr. Newman proposed the following joint resolution, which lays over one day, under the rules: Resolved, That with the concurrence of the House of Delegates, we will, on Monday, the 11th inst., proceed to the election of Major Generals and Brigadier Generals of the Virginia militia. The consideration of the bill amending the 107th section of chapter 35 of the 2d edition of the Code of Virginia, and providing for the correction of erroneous assessment of taxes on lands, was resumed, when the
r the relief of the Banks of the Commonwealth; by Mr. Carraway, amending the 3d section of an act entitled an act incorporating the town of Portsmouth, passed March 1, 1858. Stay Law.--On motion of Mr. Townes, Resolved, That the Committee of Courts of Justice be instructed to make a report, by bill or otherwise, on the resolution of the Senate directing them to inquire into the expediency of passing a stay law on the emanation of executions, &c. Change of Hour.--On motion of Mr. Newman, Resolved, That on Monday next, and thereafter until otherwise ordered, the senate will meet at 10 o'clock A. M. Richmond and York River Railroad.--The unfinished business of yesterday was then passed by, and the bill to increase the capital stock of the Richmond and York River Railroad Company taken up. Mr. Douglas explained the object of the bill, when, the vote being taken, the bill was rejected for want of a constitutional majority — ayes 18; noes 9. On motion of Mr
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