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 incorporating the Gilmer Oil and Manufacturing Company, in the county of Gilmer; an act amending certain acts concerning the town of Port Royal, in the county of Caroline; a bill to amend an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Richmond and York River Railroad--[the object of this bill
Resolved, That a committee of — be appointed to act jointly with a committee of the House of Delegates, with instructions diligently to examine the expenditures of the several departments, civil and military, and report whether any, and if any, what, deductions may be made therein without detriment to the public interest.
Resolutions of inquiry.
The following resolutions, inquring into the expediency of legislation upon the subjects named were adopted:
By Mr. Quisenbury--Of offering a bounty in money, or a medal of distinction, to all volunteers now in service, who may re-enlist for a term of two years.
By Mr. Neeson--Of refunding to Charles G. Taylor the tax paid by him on a license not used, because of the conduct of the public enemy.
By Mr. Gareett--Of enlarging the jurisdiction and increasing the compensation of the constables of Henrico county.
By Mr. Brannon--Of reporting bill No. 81 of the last session, "authorizing the issue of re