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House of Delegates.

The House met at 12 o'clock, M., Mr. Collier in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Duncan.

Several Senate bills were read and committed.

The House bill to amend and re-enact the act providing for the issue of small notes was reported from the Senate with amendments, and was referred to the Committee on Banks.

Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, from the Committee on Banks, reported ‘ "a bill concerning bank directors."’

Mr. Anderson, of Rockbridge, from the joint committee to confer with the lessees of the salt works in Washington and Smyth counties, made a report, which (it was not read by the Clerk) was ordered to be printed.

The following resolutions of inquiry were referred to the appropriate committees:

By Mr. Gatewood: Of remunerating Hill & brothers, of Woodstock, for merchandize furnished to the Virginia forces.

By Mr. McCamant: What negotiation is necessary to protect the holders of negotiable paper, payable out of this State.

Mr. Robinson, of Richmond, presented the petition of the Board of Commissioners of Free Schools of the city of Richmond.

The Speaker announced that the subject under discussion when the House adjourned on Friday, was that of the vacancies in the Legislature from Northwestern Virginia, when Mr. Baskerville had the floor.

Mr. Baskerville then addressed the House in favor of admitting the Northwest to representation. He thought this was one of the most important questions that had arisen for the action of the House. We are not able to foresee what may be the length or uncertainties of this war, and it becomes us, therefore, to do what we can to conciliate the various interests within our Common wealth. He reviewed the various arguments presented in the previous discussions of this question; and in concluding he expressed the hope that the representatives of the Northwest, themselves, would soon have an opportunity, on this floor, to vindicate their section, if possible, from the charges made against it.

Mr. Robinson, of Richmond, was opposed to the indefinite postponement of the resolutions which provided for filling these vacancies.

The question was further elaborately argued by Messrs., Bouldin, Hunter, McKinney, and Barbour, who set forth the constitutional objections to the filling of vacancies in the manner proposed.

At the conclusion of Mr. Barbour's argument the House adjourned.

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