House of Delegates.
Thursday, Jan, 30, 1862.
met at 12 o'clock, M. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Deshirl
The bill to authorize the Commissioners
of Revenue of the southern district of Halifax county
, to issue a license to David Apt as a hawker and pedlar, was passed.
, from the Committee
on Finance, reported a bill making an appropriation to the civil contingent fund, which was read and ordered to its engrossment.
The bill compensating Peter P. Penn
, of Henry county
, for the loss of his slave, Albert, condemned to death for murder, was taken up, and, after a brief explanation by Mr. Wootton
, was passed — ayes 88, noes 7.
said, that before the House
went ino secret session he wanted to offer a resolution.
Last evening, in secret session, the House
had passed resolutions complimentary to a distinguished son of Virginia
, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
This was a utting occasion for the General Assembly to recognize the services of another eminent man, who, though not a Virginia, deserved notice from this body.
He offered a resolution highly complimentary to Gen. G. T. Beauregard
The resolution was passed unanimously.
The hour for the order of the day, 12½ o'clock, having arrived, the House
immediately went into secret session, and the reporters retired.