House of Delegates.
Saturday, May 10, 1862.
re-assembled at 12 o' clock, and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Duncan
The Clerk read a message from the Senate, announcing the passage of sundry House
bills, and also of a number of joint resolutions published in the report of yesterday's proceedings.
The Senate resolution in respect to the sequestration law was referred to the Committee
on Courts of Justice.
The Senate resolution relative to officers of the army of Virginia, looking to their retention in the Confederate
service under the same circumstances attendant upon their position in the State
army before it had been turned over to the Confederate Government, was referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs Baskerville
, and Gilmer
, from the Committee
on Courts of Justice, reported a bill prescribing punishment for persons who may purchase property falsely, representing that they have authority to impress the same.
The Speaker laid before the House
a letter of resignation from Charles F. Collier
, the delegate from the city of Petersburg
, now representative elect for the Petersburg District
in the Confederate Congress, which being accepted.
offered resolution, which was adopted, that the Speaker
issue a writ of election to supply the vacancy, on the 22d inst., and that the same be communicated to the Sergeant
of the city of Petersburg
to that end.
On motion of Mr. Baskerville
, leave was given a special committee to bring in a bill authorizing the sale of the Roanoke Valley Railroad. Mr.
B. subsequently reported a bill to this effect, and it was ordered to its engrossment.
On motion of Mr. Rives
, leave was given to bring in a bill fixing a salary for the Clerk
of the Huse, and for the Clerk
of the Senate of the General Assembly. Mr. Rives
subsequently reported such a bill, which was read for the fire time by its title.
much of the message of the Governor
as relates to the recent revolt at the penitentiary, was referred to the Committee
On motion of Mr. Mallort
, the resolutions presented yesterday, requesting the President
of the Confederate States
to employ, in the service of the Confederacy
, slaves in those districts threatened or invaded by the enemy, were taken up, and after some desultory discussion, they were laid upon the table together with substitute, offered by Mr. Mallory
, modifying the original so as to restrict the gn of the measure only to such districts as are actually invaded by the enemy.
called up the Senate resolution compensating Lieut L. Lee Haymond
, locating the Elk River Turnpike
, in the counties of Braxton
, which was adopted without a dissenting voice.
Fo from the special committee on salt supplies, reported that since the Legislature had passed an act authorizing the county Courts to purchase suspires of salt, no further legislation was at present necessary.
offered a resolution that the Military Committee inquire into the expediency of bringing in a bill authorizing the organization of companies of Home Guards for the defence of their respective counties.
A motion by Mr.
W er, to take up the resolution fixing the day of adjournment, was lost.
On motion of Mr. Nelson
, the House