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Sections of the 4th Article of the Present Constitution, and insert the following in lieu thereof: Taxation shall be equal and uniform throughout the Commonwealth, and all property shall be taxed in proportion to its value, which shall be ascertained in such manner as may be prescribed by law; but any property may be exempted from taxation by the vote of a majority of the whole number of members elected to each House of the General Assembly. This Ordinance shall take effect on the first day of July next, when ratified by a majority of the votes of the people of this Commonwealth, cast at a poll to be taken thereon on the fourth Thursday in May next, in pursuance of a Schedule hereafter to be enacted. Done in Convention, in the city of Richmond, on the twenty sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and in the eighty-fifth year of the Commonwealth of Virginia. A true copy. Jno. L Eubank, Secretary of the Convention.
The London interest. --The interest on the sterling debt of this State, payable at London on the first of July, has been transmitted through the agency of the British Consul.-- Its early transmission (says the Enquirer) has been made necessary in consequence of obstructions to the usual avenues of communication, and the change of agency growing out of a state of war between Virginia and New York, where our agent heretofore resided. One good result, at least, we trust, will grow out of the war; it will teach us to transact our own business, instead of hiring and paying Yankees to do that which we can do better, --without costs, for ourselves.
Gen. House --The Charleston Mercury says of Gen. Benjamin Hager, who has recently been placed in command of the Virginia forces at Norfolk: Gen. Hager his had all the advantages of a fist rite military education. Having entered the West Point Academy as a cadet in 1821, be graduated in June, 1825, and was detailed for service us Brevet Second Lieutenant, 3d Artillery 1st July of the same year, was made Captain of Ordnance 30th May, 1832--At the opening of hostilities with Mexico he was attached to Gen. Scott's Staff, as Chief of Ordnance of the Army in Mexico. For "gallant and meritorious conduct at the sere of Vera Cruz," 29th March, 1847, he was breveted Major. At the battle of Ed Molinadel Rev. he was breveted Lieutenant Colonel, for "gallant and meritorious conduct," 8th September, 1847. Again, on the bloody field of Caurubauses, 13th September, 1847, he was breveted Colonel, for his services. It is thought as soon as the Maryland Brigade is complete, he will assum
f the whore number of members to each House of the General Assembly;" And whereas, it is also provided by said ordinance that is it shall take effect on the first day of July next, when ratified by a majority of the votes of the people of the Commonwealth, cast at a poll to be taken thereon, on the fourth Thursday in May; and wherein consideration, therefore, of the promises. I do hereby proclaim, that the said Amendment of the Constitution has been adopted by the people, and, on the first day of July next, is a part of the Constitution of this Commonwealth, having full force and effect. And in compliance with said Ordinance, the same, and the Schedule accaxation by the vote of a majority of the whole number of members elected to each House of the General Assembly. this Ordinance shall take effect on the first day of July next, when ratified by a majority of the votes of the people of this Commonwealth, cast at a poll to be taken thereon, on the fourth Thursday in May next, in
The Great Eastern is expected to return to New York about the 1st of July.
The expenditure during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1860, was $77,462,102 72, (inclusive of $17,613,628 of public debt redeemed,) which, deducted from the aggregate receipts as above of $81,091,309 43, left a balance in the treasury on the 1st July of $3,629,206 71. On the receipts during the last year $19,395,265 were from treasury notes under the act of Dec. 23, 1857, and $1,380,000 from loan, per act June 14, 1858, and from other sources as follows. Customs, $53,187,511 87; public lands, $1,778,553 71, and miscellaneous, $1,010,764 31. Present Fiscal Year. The receipts of the past quarter of the fiscal year 1861 from July 1 to Sept. 30, 1860, have amounted to $16,719,790 04, (there is an increase of $172,460 60 from customs, as compared with same quarter last year,) which, with the balance of $3,629,206 71 in the treasury on-- 1st July, 1860, makes$20,348,996 75 the estimated receipts during the three remaining quarters of the current fiscal year
Legislature meets; January 2, Georgia election for Convention; January 3, Florida Convention; January 7, Virginia Legislature meets; January 7, Alabama Convention; January 7,Alabama Convention; JanuaJanuary 7, Alabama Convention; January 7,Alabama Convention; January 7, Louisiana for Convention; January 7, Tennessee Legislature meets; January 8, Texas election for Convention; January 16, Georgia Convention; January 17, Kentucky Legislature meets; January 23, LJanuary 7,Alabama Convention; January 7, Louisiana for Convention; January 7, Tennessee Legislature meets; January 8, Texas election for Convention; January 16, Georgia Convention; January 17, Kentucky Legislature meets; January 23, Louisiana Convention; January 28, Texas' Convention. Arms for the South. The New York Commercial, of Friday, a paper very generally careful in its statements, says: The leading dealers iJanuary 7, Louisiana for Convention; January 7, Tennessee Legislature meets; January 8, Texas election for Convention; January 16, Georgia Convention; January 17, Kentucky Legislature meets; January 23, Louisiana Convention; January 28, Texas' Convention. Arms for the South. The New York Commercial, of Friday, a paper very generally careful in its statements, says: The leading dealers in firearms and munitions of war in this city are said to be still quite busy filling orders for the South. The demand for small arms has ceased, and muskets, rifles and ordnance are now most in requeJanuary 7, Tennessee Legislature meets; January 8, Texas election for Convention; January 16, Georgia Convention; January 17, Kentucky Legislature meets; January 23, Louisiana Convention; January 28, Texas' Convention. Arms for the South. The New York Commercial, of Friday, a paper very generally careful in its statements, says: The leading dealers in firearms and munitions of war in this city are said to be still quite busy filling orders for the South. The demand for small arms has ceased, and muskets, rifles and ordnance are now most in request. One house in Broadway is engaged in filling heavy orders from State authorities, "with immediate dispatch." One of these orders is for 500,000 ball cartridges for muskets, and 100,000 artillery c
The Daily Dispatch: January 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], Speech of U. S. Senator Benjamin on the Crisis. (search)
e meantime, the Constitution referred to will serve the purpose of a temporary Confederation. If a Constitution be adopted, it may be subject to a specific limitation. In the resolutions offered Christmas relative to the government officers, &c, of the new republic, the committee to-day reported an amendment, as follows: Provided, that in the said provisional government, the tenures of all offices and appointments arranged under it shall cease and determine in the two years from July 1st,prox., or when a permanent government shall have been organized. That the Commissioners (to the Southern States) be authorized to invite the seceding States to a convention for the purpose of putting in motion a provisional government, and shall urge that said provisional government be formed previous to March 4th, 1861. After this action, a permanent plan of government shall be adoped, to be referred back to the separate State Conventions for adoption or rejection. That eight dep
march the second column along the valley of the Kanawha river, either to Covington or Newborn. The marching distance for either column would not be over one hundred or one hundred and fifty miles, and could easily be accomplished in a week's time. There are excellent wagon roads on the proposed routes, which at this season were in good order. It is the opinion of Gen. McClellan that this demonstration can be made, and the forty thousand troops brought in this way before Richmond by the 1st of July, in time to co-operate with the forces of General Patterson from the North and General Butler from the East. The plan has been submitted to General Scott, and if he approves of it, it will be carried into execution. The Washington correspondent of the same paper gives an idea of what old Fuss and Feathers thinks of these busy writers: General Scott was heard to say yesterday that he would have captured the rebels at Harper's Ferry, and all their munitions of war, had it not be
taken up and passed: Be it Ordained. That the appropriations to the University of Virginia and the Virginia Military Institute, the whole revenues accruing to the Literary fund, until otherwise provided by law, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the purpose of the military defence of the State; and that the future operation of all laws appropriating such revenue are [is] hereby suspended; but such portion of said revenue already accrued is may be lawfully bound up to the 1st day of July next, shall be paid accordingly. The following ordinance was next taken up and passed: Be it Ordained, That when the Court of any county shall fail to meet for the transaction of business, or the people thereof, or any of them, shall be prevented thereupon by reason of the public enemy, the Court of the county next thereto, where such destruction does not exist, the Clerk thereof shall have jurisdiction of all matters, and authority to do and perform all such acts which, as t
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