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The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Legislature. (search)
The Legislature. In the Senate, yesterday, a quorum of the members appeared in their seats. It was subsequently ascertained that there was no quorum present in the House of Delegates, when Mr. Douglas announced that he would, at the earliest practicable moment, introduce a resolution having for its object the passage of a bill, similar to the one proposed and rejected at the late extra session, commuting the pay of members of the General Assembly. Messrs. Keen, Marshall, and Newman of Meson, were appointed to confer with the Governor and announce the organization of the Senate, and that body was prepared to receive any communication he might desire to make. Thereupon the Governor communicated his annual message. The Clerk proceeded to read the message. At the conclusion of the reading, on motion the message was laid upon the table. On motion of Mr. Bruce, the Senate adjourned. In the House, on calling the roll only sixty-two members answered to their names.