A bill was reported in the Senate
yesterday releasing R. F. & D.G. Bibb
from liability under a contract for the hire of negro convicts.
Also, a bill to authorize the Board of Public Works to increase the rates of toll to be charged by railroad companies.
The bill authorizing an increase of the salaries of the Professors
of the University of Virginia, and providing for the education of persons disabled by wounds received in the service, was passed.
And a bill to amend the 10th and 11th sections of chapter 184 of the Code of Virginia
, as amended by the act passed March 24, 1863, entitled "an act increasing the compensation of Clerks
of Courts during the existing war."
After a recess the Senate closed its doors and had a brief secret session, which was followed by the presentation of a petition of Col. Taliaferro
in regard to the recent election in the 23d Senatorial District, Referred.
resolved itself into secret session shortly after the hour of meeting, and so continued till the hour of adjournment.