Monday, January 9, 1865.
, of Bedford
, President pro. tem.,
called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock.
offered a resolution, which was adopted, providing that the Board of Public Works be requested to report, as soon as possible, the rates of toll they have authorized railroad and other companies in the State
to charge, and whether said railroad and other companies have complied with the requirements of the act entitled "an act to authorize the Board of Public Works to increase the rates of toll, etc." passed March 10, 1864.
presented a petition from the clerks of the courts of Roanoke
and Botetourt counties
, asking an increase of fees and compensation to the clerks of the courts of this Commonwealth.--Agreed to.
The rest of the session was taken up in the transaction of business in secret session.
House of Delegates.
met at noon; Speaker Hugh W. Sheffey
in the chair.
, from the Finance Committee, introduced a bill for the relief of L. Macon
, sheriff of Albemarle
called up the bill amending the law in respect to fiduciaries, which was amended on his motion and ordered to its engrossment.
called up the bill to provide relief for the indigent families of soldiers and equalizing the burden of their relief among the various counties.
Pending the amendment of the bill, a communication was received from the Senate covering a resolution from the secret calendar, when, on motion of Mr. Pendleton
, the House
resolved itself into secret session for the consideration of the same.
When the doors were re-opened the House