In the Senate, yesterday, the rules were suspended, and the bill communicated from the House
for the incorporation of the Richmond and Liverpool Packet Company taken up and passed.
The Committee for Courts of Justice, to whom was referred a resolution asking for a Stay Law, reported it inexpedient to make any such recommendation.
After some other unimportant business, the Senate adjourned.
In the House
, the Senate bill authorizing the inspection of guano and plaster was taken up and read twice, when Mr. McKenzie
addressed that body in opposition to said bill, and desired its reference to the proper committee.
He regarded the inspectorship as nothing more than an unnecessary imposition of taxes upon the people of Virginia
, and tending only to bestow upon certain persons large salaries for doing nothing.
He was opposed to the principle of creating offices for the remuneration of political tricksters and party wire-workers.
The bill was so committed.
The special committee on free negroes reported a bill for the voluntary enslavement of certain free negroes in the county of Appomattox
. Mr. Magruder
offered a ryder to the bill for the voluntary enslavement of free negroes without compensation to the Commonwealth
, which bill, with the ryder thereto attached, passed.
The unfinished business of Tuesday coming up next in order, being the bill to ratify the sale of the James River
and Kanawha Company, several amendments were offered thereto and discussed at length, after which the bill was ordered to its engrossment.