Wednesday, December 14, 1864.
The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Peterkin
, of St. James
's (Episcopal) Church.
were appointed the joint committee on salt.
Resolutions of inquiry were read and passed inquiring into the expediency of placing at the disposal of the Governor
a fund of--thousand dollars, to be expended in the procurement of necessary articles of subsistence, the same to be sold to families, or to the cities, towns and counties, under suitable limitations, for cost and charges; inquiring into the expediency of immediately reporting a bill providing the necessary compensation for members of the General Assembly; inquiring into the expediency of repealing "the act for the protection of sheep; and to increase the growth of wool" ; instructing the Committee
on Railroads and Internal Improvements to inquire into the expediency of constructing a railroad from Lynchburg
House of Delegates.
was opened with prayer at noon by Rev. Dr. Jeter
, from the Committee
on Finance, reported therefrom a bill to compensate the members and officers of the General Assembly--increasing their per diem.
The Speaker submitted to the House
a letter from General Joseph E. Johnston
, in response to a resolution inviting him to a privileged seat in the Hall
The General returns his thanks for the honor tendered him, and promises an early visit to the House
The letter was ordered to be recorded upon the Journal.
introduced a resolution, which was adopted, providing for a recess of the House
from Wednesday next to the 4th day of January, 1865.
, of Berkeley
, announced the death of Colonel W. B. Randolph
, member of the House
from the county of Clarke