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The Daily Dispatch: January 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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day, to bring in a bill for a State Convention. Resolutions were offered for building a depository of arms in the western part of the State; for raising a sum of money for State defence; for dividing the State into twelve military divisions; for incorporating the Home Savings Bank, of Richmond; for establishing an Arsenal in the town of Danville; for the equitable distribution of the public arms in the various sections of the State, and for the appointment of a committee to provide for the defence of the coast of Virginia. The actual expense of the John Brown raid was reported at $220,517.68.--Petitions were presented from citizens of Fauquier, in favor of a State Convention and Southern Conference. The credentials of Judge Hopkins and associate ambassador, from Alabama, were presented, and a committee appointed to fix a time for them to address the Legislature. The death of Wm. Garth, late representative from Albemarle, and Don Pedro Taylor, of Nottoway, were formally announced.
, and ascertain when it would be convenient for them to address the General Assembly. Carried, and Messrs. Seddon, Anderson, Hopkins, Bassell and Lundy appointed House committee. Mr. Seddon was directed to inform the Senate of the action of the House.--For further and detailed notice, see Senate proceedings. Committee of Finance.--By leave of the House, Mr. Barbour, Chairman of the Finance Committee, was excused from further service thereon, Meeting of Committees.--Notice was given of meetings of the Committees of Courts of Justice, Schools and Colleges, Propositions and Grievances, Finance, &c., by the respective Chairmen. Tribute to Deceased Members.--The death of Wm. Garth, late Representative from Albemarle county, was formally announced by Mr. Magruder, of Charlottesville, who offered the usual resolutions of respect and condolence. The death of Don Pedro Taylor, late Delegate from Nottoway, was also announced. The House adjourned till 12 o'clock Wednesday.