ates. Wednesday, March 27, 1861.
The House was called to order by the Speaker at 10 o'clock.
A communication from the Senate announced the passage of a number of bills.
The bill imposing taxes for the support of government, with the amendment proposed thereto by the Senate, was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Haymond, referred to the Committee on Finance, and the amendments ordered to be printed.
Senate bill releasing the title of the State to 556¼ acres of land in the county of Hanover, to John H. Taliaferro, was read a first and second time, ordered to its engrossment, and, on motion of Mr. Newton, was passed.
Mr. Chapman, from the Committee of Roads and Internal Improvement, presented a bill appointing Superintendents of the Staunton and Parkersburg Road, which, on his motion, was read the requisite number of times and passed to its engrossment.
Mr. Magruder, from the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, presented a bill to provide for a special elec