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The Daily Dispatch: May 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], Revolving steel and iron forts. (search)
General Assembly of Virginia. extra Session. Monday, May 5, 1862. The Senate met at 12 o'clock, and was called to order by Lieut. Gov. Montague. The roll was called and only eighteen members responded, viz: Messrs Anderson, Armstrong Ball, Brannon, Coghill, Collier, Finney, Garnett, Hart, Isbell, Johnson, Marshall, Neesen, Newton, Newman, Robinson, Thompson, and Willey. Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, suggested an adjournment until to-morrow at 12, M. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond city, thought, to view of the importance of getting a quorum to-day, that the Senate had better take a recess until 6 ½ o'clock in the evening, and submitted a motion to that effect. This motion, as amended by Mr. Thompson of Dinwiddie, extending the hour to 8 P. M., was carried by ayes 16. nays 1. [We copy the calendar of the only business to which the attention of the Senate is likely to be called, consisting of Senate bills returned from the House and joint resolutions returne