The Senate, yesterday, passed House
bills incorporating the Tobacco Savings Bank and Farmers
' and Mechanics
' Insurance Company, of Richmond
; also, bill making an appropriation for the removal of Gen.Harry Lee
's remains to Virginia
, and agreed to House
amendments to bill for the relief of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad.
Evening sessions were resolved on. A substitute was reported for the joint resolution approving the sale of old arms to Anderson
& Co. The bill for the sale and transfer of the James River
and Kanawha Canal was passed, receiving the vote of all the members present.
reported a substitute for the Covington
and and Ohio Railroad bill.
agreed to Senate amendments to the bill for the voluntary enslavement of free negroes, and passed Senate bill exempting the Wheeling and Belmont Bridge
from taxation for six years. On motion of Mr. Seddon
, Senate joint resolution authorizing the Governor
to contract for the manufacture of arms, was laid on the table.
Senate bill for the relief of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad was passed.
, of Richmond City
, offered a preamble and joint resolution respecting the endangering of the public peace likely to be brought about by the attempt of the Administration to convey arms or troops across the soil of Virginia
, for which substitutes and amendments were offered, their merits being debated at great length.
Without coming to a vote on the main proposition, the Chair was vacated at 2 o'clock.