In the Senate, yesterday, a bill was reported to extend the corporate limits of Fredericksburg
A petition was presented for an appropriation for a camp of instruction for cavalry officers.
A joint resolution, to adjourn on the 12th inst. to the 1st Monday in December, was offered, and laid over under the rules.
The bill concerning the voluntary enslavement of free negroes was indefinitely postponed.
The bill authorizing the issue of Treasury notes will be considered next Wednesday.
A bill was passed to legalize proceedings on Sunday, in certain cases.
In the House
resolutions were offered as follows: For amending the law exempting certain specific property from levy, so as to allow $300 worth in value to be selected; for providing against the discontinuance of motions in behalf of the Commonwealth
, &c.; of amending the law so as to prevent fraudulent conveyances; for appropriating a sum of money to experiment on a recently invented cannon, and for authorizing the banks, during the suspension of specie payments, to issue notes of a less denomination than five dollars. A number of bills were reported.
A report was returned adverse to increasing the salaries of officers of the Lunatic Asylums
The Senate amendments to House
bill for the relief of the banks from the penalties of a suspension of specie payments, were agreed to.