In the Senate
yesterday resolutions were adopted inquiring into the following subjects.
For voting to fill vacancies in the judiciary or other county or district offices, by soldiers and refugees.
For raising a volunteer force of 15,000 to 30,000 men, to be held in readiness in the city of Richmond
for its defence.
For amending the State
exemption law; and For furnishing a sufficient supply of cotton yarns
and cotton cloth to the families of Virginia
soldiers and sailors in the field.
A bill was passed for the relief of Lee A. Dann
of the Revenue for King William county
A communication was received in the House
from the Auditor
of Public Accounts, in response to a resolution inquiring how and by whom subsistence is furnished to the Public Guard.
The order of the day, to punish the crime of forestalling, engrossing, and regrading, next coming up, the consideration of the subject was postponed, and the bill in regard to railroad transportation taken up.
A resolution was adopted inquiring into the expediency of calling in and redeeming outstanding Treasury notes of the Commonwealth
Also, one inquiring what legislation, if any, is necessary to give additional authority to the publication known as the Code of Virginia
, edition of 1860.
The order of the day was postponed and the bill in relation to railroad transportation was taken up again and considered.
The bill was finally ordered to be engrossed.
The State force bill was next taken up and considered until the hour of adjournment.