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Legislature of Verginia.


Friday, Jan, 10, 1862.
The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by Mr. Johnson, of Bedford. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wooderidge, of the Monumental Church.

A communication was received from the House of Delegates announcing the passage of a bill incorporating the Mutual Insurance Company of Lynchburg — Referred.

Bill reported.

Mr. Coghill, from the Committee on Courts of Justice, reported a bill to amend section 11 of chaper 163 of the Code, in relation to the removal of the records and papers of the Courts.

Resolutions of inquiry.

By Mr. Hart--Of refunding to James G. Woodson, of Albemarie, a sum of money paid by him for a license to sell goods which was never used by him by reason of his absence in the military service of the country.

By Mr. Christian, of Angusta — Of changing the names of the counties of Scott and Buchanan, to Carrington and Cary, in honor, respectively, of Judge Paul Carrington, for 46 years eminent in the service of Virginia and of Archibald Cary, so long distinguished in the colonial and the revolutionary councile of this Commonwealth.

By Mr.Newman--Of establishing a more efficient system of police thoughout the Commonwealth.

By Mr.Thomas, of Fairfax — Of additional legislation to secure to the citizens of this Commonwealth the benefit of the right contained in the 8th section of the Declaration of Rights.

Southern Insurance Company

On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, the joint resolution changing the office of the Southern Protection Insurance Company, and its place of meeting, was taken up and passed.

Impressed horses.

Mr. Christian, of Augusta, moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill, providing for the payment of horses taken by the enemy and those impressed for the public service, with a view to amending the same.

The motion was agreed to, and the bill was laid upon the table for the present.

Order of the day.

The resolutions concerning the vacancies in the 46th and 60th Senstorial Districts were taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Neeson, made the order of the day for Monday next.

The Railway connection.

On motion, the bill to authorize a connection between the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad and the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, in Richmond, and between the latter and the Petersburg Railroad, in Petersburg, was taken up and made the order of the day for Monday next.

Judge Thompson's salary.

On motion of Mr.Brannon, the joint resolution directing the Anditor of Public Accounts to pay the salary of Geo. W. Thompson, Judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit, was taken up.

Mr. Branon proceeded to give reasons for his belief in judge Thompson's loyalty, among which was his refusal to take the oath to support the Constitution of the bogus Government of Western Virginia, in consequence of which he was now out of office. His sons had taken up arms for the South, and one of them had lost his life.--Judge Thompson was now in Wheeling, where he had been three times arrested for supposed disloyalty to the Federal Government.

Mr. Dickinson, of Prince Edward, and Mr. Thomas, of Henry, thought that Judge Thompson's discharge from arrest might give ground for suspicion that his disloyalty to the Federal Government was not established.

On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Henry, the resolution was laid upon the table, with a view to further inquiry into its merits.

Bill passed.

House bill incorporating the Virginia Anthracite Coal and Iron Company.

On motion, the Senate adjourned.

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