Several bills were introduced from committees in the Senate
The first, to increase the capital stock of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad. Second, for the relief of Wm. E. Prince
, of Sussex county
, and the third to commute the pay of members of the General Assembly.
Wm. E. Taylor
, of Norfolk city, tendered his resignation as Senator
from said city, which was read and laid on the table.
submitted a joint resolution providing for an adjournment of both Houses on Monday next, to meet again on the 6th January, 1864. Lies over.
A large number of resolutions of inquiry were adopted.
On motion of Mr. Randolph
, it was
That the Governor
be requested to communicate to the Senate whether the officers who resigned their commissions in the United States army or navy upon notice of the secession of Virginia
, and whose services were accepted by the State
, and who were subsequently transferred to the Confederate States
army or navy, were all received in their appropriate ranks and grades; and that he be further requested to inform this body of all matters touching the same subject which he may think it important to communicate.
In the House, Mr. McKinney
offered a joint resolution directing our Representatives in Congress to use their influence in securing the passage of a bill to double the pay of the privates and non-commissioned officers in the Confederate
service, issue rations of tobacco, and to secure compensation for cavalry horses lost.
A number of unimportant resolutions were offered and adopted, one of which directed an inquiry into the propriety of removing the gilt eagle from the canopy of the Speaker
's chair and the substitution of a more appropriate emblem.
's joint resolution, offered on Thursday, for the continuance of the Salt Committee
appointed at the late extra session, gave rise to a debate which was continued till the hour of adjournment.