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General Assembly of Virginia
[extra session.]

Morning, March 6, 1861.

Senate called to order at 11 o'clock.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Moorman, of the Methodist Church.

Richmond Street Railway--A communication from the House was read, announcing the passage of various bills — among them a bill amending an act passed March 20, 1860, authorizing the Council of Richmond city to construct railroads in its streets.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, the rules were suspended, and the bill read a third time and passed.

Bills Reported.--By Mr. Logan, incorporating the Oxford Cotton and Woolen Company; by Mr. Brannon, for the relief of John Ferguson, Sheriff of the county of Wayne; by Mr. Coghill, authorizing the sale of certain church property in the town of Moorefield.

Mr. Johnson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns to-day, it will adjourn to meet at half-past 10 o'clock tomorrow, and take a recess at half-past 1 o'clock till 7 o'clock P. M., and so on from day to day until otherwise ordered.

’ On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, all after the words to-morrow was stricken out.

Pending the proposed amendments, on motion of Mr. Brannon, the resolution was laid on the table.

Mr. Day then moved to take up the resolution offered by Mr. Smith, a few days ago, providing for an adjournment on the 12th instant. On this question the ayes and noes were demanded. Ayes 25, noes 15.

On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, the resolution was amended by providing for an adjournment on Wednesday, the 20th instant, instead of the 12th.

The Peace Congress.--The President laid before the Senate a report from the Commissioners appointed by the third resolution of the series adopted on the 19th day of January last, which was accompanied by a copy of the plan adopted. [For report, see Convention proceedings.]

On motion of Mr. Paxton, the report and accompanying documents were laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

Bill Passed.--Senate bill refunding to Abner Anthony, Sr., taxes erroneously paid into the Treasury.

On motion of Mr. Douglas, the Senate adjourned at 2½ o'clock.

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