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t the amendment of the gentleman from Middlesex was out of place, though he agreed with him in many of his positions. The amendment which he preferred would be to insert "and did not part with their sovereignty in so doing," in the appropriate place. He would not, however, offer any amendment, believing it would destroy the symmetry of the report. Mr. Holladay, of Portsmouth, briefly opposed the amendment, and gave reasons why he should vote for the report. Mr. Macfarland, of Richmond city, made an argument upon the question whether a State that was in a condition of subordination in essential particulars, could be regarded as absolutely sovereign. He was not aware of any popular expression of sentiment upon the specific subject before the Convention, and in the absence thereof he knew of no rule for his guidance except his own reflections of right. The term "sovereign," he conceived, was inapplicable to a State which had delegated a portion of her powers, for a time at
The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Pen-and-ink portraits of Major and Mrs. Yelvrerton. (search)
Night session of the House of Delegates --Wednesday,March 27--The Speaker called the House to order at 7½ o'clock. Bills were reported, authorizing County Courts to establish water courses lawful fences within their respective limits; incorporating the Tobacco Savings Bank of Richmond City; authorizing the Board of Public Works to estimate and report losses sustained by Wm. W. King, in the construction of the 14th section of the Ohio River and Maryland Turnpike Road; authorizing the trustees of Easterns' Meeting-House, in Morgan county, to sell and convey the same. On motion of Mr. Phelps, the House proceeded to consider Senate bill entitled "an act to amend the 1st section of chapter 149 of the Code of Virginia, relative to the limitation of suits, so as to limit the right to make an entry or bring an action, to recover land West of the Alleghany mountains." The bill being on its passage, it was advocated by Messrs. Phelps, McCamant, Crane, Anderson, and Hoffman, and
New York,March 25.--Cleared, schr. Saginaw, Norfolk. Arrived, schr. Fairfax, do. March 26--Cleared, schr. J. Wixon, Norfolk. Arrived, schr. Joshua Bates, Norfolk; Orrin Cowl, do., for Waneham. Belfast,March 4.--Arrived, Volant, Turner, Norfolk. Bremen,March 3.--Arrived, Pepperill, Hill, Richmond, Va. Boston,March 23.--Cleared, schr. Westover, Richmond via City Point. Providence,March 25.--Arrived, schr. Albert Field, Norfolk. Baltimore,March 26.--Cleared, schr. Hope, Richmond. Liverpool,March 7.--Arrived, ship Avona, City Point. Newport,March 22.--Arrived, schr. Charles Alistrom, Boston, for Richmond. Provincetown,March 22.--Arr'd, schr. Corve, Rockland, for Richmond. Philadelphia,March 25.--Arrived, schr. Caspar Heft, Petersburg. New Bedford--Sailed, (no date,) schr. Nimrod, Norfolk. Alexandria,March 26.--Arrived, schr. R. H. Hinckley, Norfolk.
on his motion, was carried to its engrossment and passed. The engrossed bill refunding the sum of money paid by the county of Middlesex for a set of weights and measures, was called up on motion of Mr. Evans, and passed — ayes 101. Mr. Bassell, from a special committee, reported a bill (which was read twice,) appropriating $25,000 to build the North western Va. Lunatic Asylum. The following resolutions giving further time to the securities of P. P. Winston, late Sheriff of Richmond city, to pay certain bonds executed by them, offered on the 22nd day of January, by Mr. Robertson, was taken up on his motion, and adopted: Resolved, by the General Assembly, That the Auditor of Public Accounts be hereby authorized to arrange the payments of the bonds executed by the sureties of P. P. Winston, late Sheriff of the city of Richmond, in such manner as to require only one-half of the instalment due January 1st, 1861, to be paid, and the residue of said instalment, and the