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House of Delegates

Monday, March 3, 1862.

The House met at 11 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Jeter.


Virginia's quota.

The joint resolution of the Senate to define the meaning of the act to provide for raising Virginia's quota to the Confederate service, came up, upon a motion of Mr. Sheffey to recommit it. The motion was, after a brief discussion, withdrawn, and the resolution concurred in. [It fines the minimum of each company at 100 men, to be supplied by voluntary enlistment or draft, and opposes the organization of any new companies, until those already in service have been filled, as in contravention of the policy of the General Assembly.]


Election of State officers.

On motion of Mr. Fleming, the joint resolution providing for the election, on the 27th inst., of a State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Public Printer, &c., was taken up and amended to order the election on the 7th inst., (Friday next,) instead of on the day originally proposed.--Adopted.


Nations of the public Guard.

Mr. Wynne called up the bill in favor of Samson Jones, agent of Mrs. Jane a. Griffin, for supplying the Public Guard with rations. The bill was rejected-ayes 38, noes 46.


Exemptions from military duty.

Mr. Woodson offered a resolution instructing the Committee on Military affairs to report a bill repealing so much of the act, passed February 18, 1862. as exempts from military duty the members of the General Assembly during the terms for which they were elected.

After considerable debate, the resolution was rejected — ayes 38, noes 51

The Speaker laid before the House a communication from the Governor; when, upon motion of Mr. Robertson, the House resolved itself into secret session for its consideration.

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