12 o'clock No chaplain present.
On motion of Mr. Christian, of Augusta,
Resolved, That the Committee on Banks inquire into the expediency of issuing treasury notes of a denomination less that five dollars, and receivable in payment of taxes, to supply the necessity for a sound small note currency.
On motion of Mr. Johnson,
Resolved, That the Committee on Finance and Claims inquire into the expediency of paying to E. J. Backeralter and W. H. Pate, jailors of Bedford, the amount of their respective claims for imprisoning and keeping certain negro convicts hired on public works, who escaped and were apprehended as runaways and confined in the Bedford jail.
The Charleston sufferers.
Mr. Thompson of Dinwiddie offered the following resolutions, which were adopted:
"Resolved, That the Senate tender their sincere sympathy to the suffering citizens of Charleston in the distressing circumstances to which they are reduced by t
ps should be taken by the authorities of this State to render them more comfortable.
The resolution was agreed to, and Messrs. Christian of Middlesex, and Brannon, were appointed a committee on the part of the Senate.
The following bills were taken up and passed:
A bill to authorize the Judge of the Hustings Court of the city of Richmond to grant a new trial in the case of the Commonwealth against Edward Kersey and Hammett A. Pearce — yeas 32, nays.
A bill to compensate E. J. Buckwalter and W. H. Pate, jailors of Bedford county, for keeping certain convicts confined in the jail of said county in the year 1861--yeas 37, nays 0.
A bill for the payment of fifty dollars to A. F. Haymond, for his services as Attorney for the Commonwealth in the Circuit Court of Marion county--yeas 33, nays 2.
On motion, the Senate adjourned.
[Mr. James D. Armstrong, the newly elected Senator from the Hampshire District, appeared in his seat on Friday.]