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General Assembly of VirginiaSaturday,March 15th, 1862. The resolution adopted in relation to the claims of Col. Wm. JeWilley, 31st Regiment, was amended so as to require the Auditing Board to make a report of the special circumstances of the case to the Confederate States Government. A message was received from the House of Delegates relative to the adoption by that body of a joint resolution in relation to discharges of militia mustered into the service of the Confederate States; the report of the Committee on Military Affairs in relation to a resolution of inquiry respecting the troops organized for the defence of the city of Richmond, was taken up and concurred in; the bill imposing taxes for the support of government was made the order of the day for Monday at 12 ½ o'clock; a bill was reported authorizing the Auditor to settle the claims of the Commonwealth against the sureties of J. A. M. Lusk, late sheriff of Rockbridge county; the bill increasing the salary of Joseph Jackson, clerk of accounts in the 1st Auditor's office, was defeated for want of a constitutional majority. Bills were passed incorporating the Bellevue Hospital, in the vicinity of Richmond; reorganizing the 17th and 23th Brigade Virginia Militia; for the relief of the Savings Banks and other corporations of this Commonwealth, and exempting them from the penalties imposed by existing laws for the issue of small notes; declaring a portion of New River a lawful fence; for the relief of Wm. T. Pritchett, Commonwealth's Attorney for Northampton. A portion of the day the Senate were in secret session.
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