In the Senate,
yesterday, Mr. Alderson
introduced a resolution inquiring into the expediency of making an appropriation for the purpose of repairing the damages sustained by the Virginia Central Railroad on account of invasions of the public enemy.
The resolution was agreed to.
introduced a series of resolutions complimentary of our arms, especially those of Virginia
, and returning the thanks of the General Assembly to our Generals
and the men and officers under their command.
The resolutions were laid on the table.
offered a resolution that the point Committee on Salt inquire into the practicability of obtaining an immediate supply of salt from the Kanawha Salt Works
The resolution offered by Mr. Frazier
on yesterday, to restrict the legislation of this called session to salt, was, after a protracted argument, laid on the table.
After some other business of little public interest, the Senate adjourned over to Friday next.
In the House, Mr. Anderson
, from the Committee
on Military Affairs, reported a resolution requesting the Governor
to inform the House
what number of men have been raised, and are now in service, under the act of the 15th May, 1862, authorizing the organization of a force of 10,000 men under the command of General J. R. Floyd
, in what way they have been organized, and the amount of money that has been expended or incurred in the same.
Also, that he inform the House
what number of troops have been raised under the recent proclamation calling out the militia in certain counties, and the expense which has been incurred thereby.
offered a resolution, which was adopted, inquiring into the expediency of increasing the compensation for the collection of the public revenue.
submitted a resolution of inquiry as to what legislation is necessary in regard to the safe-keeping of the property of disloyal persons who have gone to the enemy, and whether said property can be confiscated without conflict with existing laws of the State
A resolution submitted by Mr. Rives
was also adopted, to exempt from taxation the property of citizens that has been stolen or destroyed by the enemy.
offered a resolution to report a bill to suppress the circulation of counterfeit notes within this Commonwealth.
submitted a resolution, which was agreed to, inquiring into the expediency of placing -- dollars at the disposal of the Governor
for the purchase of an adequate supply of salt.
The following resolution, offered by Mr. Richardson
, was adopted — ayes 39, noes 28:
That a special committee be appointed, whose duty it shall be to inquire into the expediency of regulating, by law, the prices of all articles of prime necessity, whether in the hands of the farmer, manufacturer, merchant, or trader.
offered a resolution, that the committee to investigate the conduct of the proprietors of the Washington
and Smythe Salt Works ascertain whether, in the salt sold by them, the same number of pounds of wet salt is estimated for a bushel as that in a dry and merchantable condition.
, of Petersburg
, offered a preamble and resolution to the effect that the legislation of the present session be confined to the subject of salt.
After a protracted debate, the resolution was indefinitely postponed — ayes 49, noes 35.
offered a resolution tendering the thanks of the Legislature to Generals Lee
, and Jackson
, and to the officers and soldiers under their command, for their distinguished services in the defence of their country.
, of Richmond city
, submitted similar resolutions, of a more general character, embracing all the officers and soldiers from every section who contributed to the downfall of the enemy in the recent battles, and tendering the sympathy of the General Assembly to the bereaved friends of the gallant men who have fallen.
Both series of resolutions were, on motion of Mr. Flood
, referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.
On motion of Mr. Buford
, the House
adjourned over to Friday next, in order that the members might have an opportunity of participating in the ceremonies of Thanksgiving Day.