--In the Senate
yesterday the bill to abolish the pay department of the Virginia
forces, passed by the House
with amendments, was received and laid on the table.
The Senate bill to suppress gaming was received from the House
with the amendments proposed by that body.--The amendment imposing a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand was adopted.
amendment imposing stripes upon the dealer was so amended as to leave their infliction optional with the judge or magistrate sitting for the trial of the case. --The vote on this amendment stood, ayes 19, noes 17.
The bill was then passed and reported to the House
for its concurrence.
The Committee on Military Affairs asked to be discharged from the consideration of the subject of preventing any one person from holding two or more Commissions in the military service of the Commonwealth
The Committee on Military Affairs made a report on the resolution referred to them to inquire into the condition of the Ordnance Department of the Commonwealth
, that they have had before them the officers connected with the department, and Capt. Smith
, of the Confederate
Ordnance Department; that they have also examined the reports and correspondence with reference to the ammunition sent from Lynchburg
at the time of Stoneman
's raid in May last; that a portion of said ammunition was condemned as unfit for field use, and the committee ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.
A bill was reported from the Committee
for Courts of Justice as a substitute for House
bill No. 40, authorizing and requiring County and Corporation Courts to provide necessary maintenance for families of persons in the military and naval service.
The resolution fixing Tuesday next as the day of adjournment was laid on the table.
The bill to supply deficiencies in the appropriation for the support of the Central Lunatic Asylum
The bill to enlarge the powers of the Common Council of the city of Petersburg
, was also passed.
In the House,
a bill was reported by Mr. Ambers
to regulate tolls on Mayo
From the Committee
on Courts, Mr. Bouldin
reported a bill providing for the preservation of the records of the county of Warren
The bill on forestalling, regrafting, &c., ordered to its engrossment yesterday, was reconsidered and recommitted to the Committee
moved to take up the bill to protect State and Confederate currency from depreciation, by preventing the traffic in gold and foreign paper.
The provisions of the bill create an absolute prohibition of the sale of gold and other funds, to the depreciation of the Confederate
It also prohibits the exportation of gold, State or Confederate currency, without a certificate from the Governor
of the State
or the Secretary of the Treasury
of the Confederate States
An amendment was offered by Mr. Pendleton
, of Ohio
, providing that the bill shall not apply to any person who shall make affidavit that such currency is purchased by him to send to prisoners in the hands of the enemy, to loyal families within the enemy's lines, and that it is necessary for their support and comfort.
This amendment was finally rejected, after some discussion.
offered an amendment, that the Governor
communicate the bill, on its passage, to the Governors
of other States, with the request that similar measures be adopted by them, and the amendment was agreed to. The bill was then ordered to its engrossment.
The bill for the increase of mileage of members of the General Assembly was taken up, when Mr. Pendleton
offered a substitute for the entire bill, proposing commutation to the members of the General Assembly for their per diem, by which they shall receive pay in a just proportion to the difference in the value of the currency in which they are paid.
This substitute was agreed to, and the bill ordered to its engrossment.
From the Committee
on Military Affairs, Mr. Anderson
reported back Senate bill to authorize the arrest of deserters, with some slight amendments.
Also, Senate bill to arm and equip the militia.
The same committee asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the Society of Friends.
A resolution was offered and agreed to requesting the Committee
on Military Affairs to report a joint resolution urging upon Congress, through our Representatives, to pass a law for the commutation of soldiers' rations, allowed them by present regulations, but not furnished in kind.
Senate bill to authorize the arrest of deserters by the civil authorities was taken up off its third reading, and, after passing the committee's amendments, the bill was agreed to.
The bill to arm and equip the militia was taken up, and the amendment proposed by the Military Committee, which is a substitute for the original bill, was read.
The substitute gives to the Governor
authority to dispose of the arms of the State
in such manner as he may deem best, giving preference to exposed sections.
House bill to provide for the appointment of general agents and storekeepers for counties and corporations for the purchase and distribution of the necessaries of life for the families of indigent soldiers, was taken up and passed.
The bill gives the appointment of such agents to the magistracy of the county, the party receiving the appointment to be one not liable to militia duty.
House bill authorizing the Board of Public Works to modify the contract between Stuart
& Co. and Thos. R. Friend
, for the lease of a furnace at the salt works, was passed.
The bill to increase the pay of judges was, on motion of Mr. Marye
, taken up out of its order.
Under the provisions of this bill, the Judges
of the Supreme Court of Appeals shall receive each $4,000; the Reporter of the Court of Appeals, $--; the judges of the 8th circuit, $--; of the 7th circuit, $--; and of all other circuits, each $--; Attorney General
, $--; Clerk
of the Court of Appeals of Richmond
and at Lewisburg
, $--. The blanks in the bill were filled and the bill passed.