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House of Delegates.

Monday, March 11th, 1861.

The House was called to order at 11 o'clock, by Mr. Tomlin, and opened with prayer by Mr. Petherbridge.

A communication from the Senate announced the passage of a number of bills, which the House concurred in.

Bills were reported granting rights of way to Mining and Manufacturing companies in this Commonwealth; authorizing a certain estate to be paid over to the School Commissioners of the county of Culpeper; amending the 2d section of an act passed April 2d, 1858, entitled an act to ‘"provide for the payment of the purchase money of the Berryville and Charlestown Turnpike by the Board of Public Works."’

A communication was read from the Secretary of State, in pursuance of a resolution adopted by the House, on Saturday last, in regard to the contracts made by him, on behalf of the State, with Wm. F. Ritchie, State Printer.

The bill imposing taxes for the support of Government was passed. Ayes 78, noes 1.

The bill for the relief of delinquent Sheriffs of the Commonwealth was returned from the Senate, with immaterial amendments, in which the House concurred.

The bill ‘"to incorporate the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company,"’ was taken up, on motion of Mr. Chapman, and was read a second time.


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