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General assembly of Virginia.


Monday, February 24.

The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock by the President, and opened with prayer by Reb. W. A. Bennett, of the Methodist Church.

Bills reported.

House bill, amending the charter of Danville and incorporating into one all acts amendatory thereof.

Senate bill, to amend and re-enact the 61st section of chapter 33 of the Code of 1860, being the 1st section of an act entitled ‘"An Act to prevent the circulation of small notes,"’ passed March 3d, 1854.

Senate bill, giving the consent of the State to the construction of a railroad from the North Carolina Railroad, in the State of North Carolina, to connect with the Richmond and Danville Railroad.

House bill to incorporate the West Fork Iron Manufactory, in Floyd county.

The bill for the relief of Savings Banks and other corporations of this Commonwealth and exempting them from the penalties imposed by existing laws for the issue of small notes was, on motion of Mr. Nash, taken up, and an unsuccessful motion was made by Mr. Robertson to lay the bill on that table and make it the order of the day for the 1st of March next; whereupon, on motion of Mr. Nash, the bill was laid on the table.

A joint, resolution, offered by Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, to ascertain the amounts into which the several cooperations of the State would be assessed under the act of Congress to provide a war tax, &c., was, on his motion, taken up and modified, so as to direct the Auditor of Public Accounts; as early as possible to ascertain the amounts which would be payable by the several corporations of the State as their proportion of said war tax.

The Senate passed and communicated to the House the passage of House bill to provide for the construction of a railroad for military purposes connecting the Manassas Gap Railroad at or near Strasburg, in the county of Shenandoah, with the Winchester and Potomac Railroad at or near. Winchester, in the county of Frederick.

The bill to authorize the Government to organise and call out certain military forces for the defence of the State, being the unfinished business of Friday, was taken up:

On motion of Mr. Isbell, the vote striking out all relating to the several counties of the Common wealth was reconsidered. The bill was read by sections and amended. Pending its consideration the Senate adjourned.

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