The Senate, yesterday, passed a number of House
bills, including the act amending the law providing additional security for the slave property of citizens of this Commonwealth, and bill appropriating money to pay for the present edition of the Code.
joint resolutions, approving the sale of old muskets to Messrs. Anderson
& Co., was referred to the Military Committee.
The resolution, authorizing the Governor
to contract for arms, was adopted.
The bill authorizing the voluntary enslavement of free negroes was passed.
bill for the sale of the James River
and Kanawha Canal was debated.
In the House
, a number of bills were passed.
A bill was reported appropriating $25,000 to build the Northwestern Lunatic Asylum
A resolution was adopted giving further time to the securities of P. P. Winston
, late Sheriff
, to pay their indebtedness.
offered a joint resolution, proposing to take the sense of the people at the May election as to whether they would remain in the Union
, with proper constitutional guarantees, or go out any how. Laid on the table.
A bill was passed appropriating $1,000 to remove the remains of Gen.Harry Lee
, now in Georgia
, to Virginia
reported a bill for leasing out the State Penitentiary
The bill concerning the Potomac river
pilot laws was passed, and the bill incorporating the Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company, at Chester
, was also passed.
The Appropriation bill was ordered to its engrossment.