previous next

Virginia Legislature.

[Extra session.]


Tuesday, January 24, 1865.
At 12 o'clock the Senate was called to order. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the Baptist Church.

A communication was received from the Governor, covering resolutions passed by the Texas Legislature on the subject of peace.

Mr. Wiley, of Craig, made a motion that the communication and resolutions be laid upon the table and ordered to be printed; but subsequently withdrew his motion, to enable Mr. Keen, of Pittsylvania, to introduce a resolution declaring the sentiments of the Texas Legislature fully in accordance with those entertained by the General Assembly of Virginia, and ordering fifty thousand copies to be printed for distribution among the soldiers of the Confederate armies.

Pending the consideration of a motion, made by Mr. Quesenberry, to refer the resolutions to the Committee on Confederate Relations, the Senate took a recess for ten minutes, in order to allow members an opportunity to be introduced to Captain Semmes, late commander of the Alabama, who then made his appearance in the hall.

The time having expired, Mr. Quesenberry's motion to refer was taken up and adopted.

Mr. Douglas, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom a memorial from the proprietors of the religious papers asking exemption for their employees had been referred, reported a resolution requesting the Governor to relieve from ordinary militia duty certain employees of the religious newspapers of Richmond.

The order of the day from yesterday being Mr. Douglas's substitute of House bill on the subject of purchase and distribution of supplies for indigent families of soldiers and others within the limits of the Commonwealth, was then taken up and discussed till the arrival of the hour for going into secret session.

After a short time spent therein, the doors were opened and the Senate adjourned.

House of Delegates.

The House was called to order at 12 M. by Speaker Pendleton, of Ohio county, in the chair.

The Speaker laid before the body a series of joint resolutions, adopted by the Legislature of Texas, on the subject of the war, peace and independence, and affirming that independence is the only basis upon which peace can be re-established.

Pending a discussion growing out of a motion to print and refer the resolutions, the House went into secret session on motion of Mr. Deane, of Camp bell.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Pittsylvania (Virginia, United States) (1)
Ohio county (West Virginia, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Quesenberry (2)
Douglas (2)
Wiley (1)
Semmes (1)
Pendleton (1)
Keen (1)
House (1)
Deane (1)
Craig (1)
Burrows (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
January 24th, 1865 AD (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: