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Runaway.--one thousand dollars reward. --Ran away, on Friday, December 30, a Negro Boy, about twenty-five years old, named Hampton Johnson. He is about five feet six inches in height; weighs about one hundred and thirty pounds; black; a good many of his jaw teeth are out; and inclined to be delicate. I purchased him about three years ago from William Garnett. His wife lives on Seventeenth street, near Austin's grocery. He can read and write remarkably well. He has been working in my foundry as a mechanic. I will pay one thousand dollars reward if taken within the enemy's lines, or five hundred dollars if within our lines, and delivered to Hill, Dickenson & Co. W. B. Cook, Founder, Eighth street, near Main. ja 1--6t*
Virginia Legislature. [Extra session.] Senate. Monday, January 9, 1865. Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, President pro. tem., called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock. Mr. Stephenson offered a resolution, which was adopted, providing that the Board of Public Works be requested to report, as soon as possible, the rates of toll they have authorized railroad and other companies in the State to charge, and whether said railroad and other companies have complied with the requirements of the act entitled "an act to authorize the Board of Public Works to increase the rates of toll, etc." passed March 10, 1864. Mr. Wiley presented a petition from the clerks of the courts of Roanoke and Botetourt counties, asking an increase of fees and compensation to the clerks of the courts of this Commonwealth.--Agreed to. The rest of the session was taken up in the transaction of business in secret session. House of Delegates. The House met at noon; Speaker Hugh W. Sheffey in