House of Delegates.
met at 12 o'clock.
The following bills were reported:
A bill to amend the charter of the town of Danville
A bill to provide for the assumption and payment of the Confederate War Tax
The last named bill was, on motion of Mr. Barbour
, taken up and read, and ordered to its engrossment.
presented a report from the Special Committee on vacancies in the Judiciary, occasioned by the disloyalty of certain officials thereof, together with a special report in the case of George W. Thompson
, of Wheeling
; which were ordered to be laid on the table and printed.
On motion of Mr. Collier
, the bill to incorporate the Planters' Insurance Company of Petersburg
, was passed.
, of Botetourt
, from the Committe on Military Affairs, reported a bill to authorize the Auditor
's Board to allow certain claims not already provided by law, which was subsequently read for the first time.
. presented the remonstrance of Thomas W. Davis
and others, soldiers from the county of Bedford
, against the passage of the proposed military bill; which was referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs and ordered to be printed.
The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were referred to the appropriate committees:
By Mr. Murtaugh
: Of authorizing the city of Portsmouth
to purchase and own certain stock in the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad.
By Mr. Thrash
: Of incorporating the Norfolk Iron Manufacturing Company
of the county of Floyd
By Mr. Grattan
: Of refunding to doctors of medicine serving in the army any license taxes paid by them.
Resolutions were passed to limit the debate on the amendments to the military bill to speeches of ten minutes each, and that the Speaker
vacate his chair at 3 o'clock P. M., and resume it at 7 o'clock P. M. daily, during the consideration of the bill.
The hour appointed for the consideration of the military bill having arrived, the House
went into secret session.