On Saturday, the Senate Select Committee
on the National Crises
returned a report, in which they say that the General Assembly of Virginia
sympathizes and shares in the grievances of the slaveholding States, and will make common cause with them unless the same be redressed.
Therefore, they request the President
to abstain from the exercise of all powers calculated to endanger the public tranquility, one of which is the sending of troops or warlike monitions to the South
, &c. It was laid on the table.
The Senate then proceeded to consider the bill providing for the holding of a State Convention, which was laid on the table in order to take up a similar bill passed by the House
Before any definite action, the Senate adjourned to meet at 7 o'clock, P. M.
In the House
, sundry bills were reported, among them one to authorize a loan from the Literary Fund to Alleghany College.
A petition was presented from citizens of Culpeper county
asking that one fifth of the State
revenue be appropriated for arming the people and putting the State
on a war footing.
voted down a substitute offered for 1st section of the Convention
bill, which, after being further amended and read three times, was passed by a unanimous vote.
At the night session of the Senate, House bill for the holding of a State Convention was taken up, and being amended so as to make the time of holding the same the 13th instead of the 11th of February, was passed ayes 45, noes 1.
Senate amendment will doubtless be concurred in by the House