House of Delegates.
met at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Reed
. Mr. Edmunds
, of Halifax
, in the Chair.
Resolutions of inquiry.
The following resolutions of inquiry were referred to the appropriate committees:
By Mr. Steger
: Of incorporating certain persons as "The Virginia Chemical Works,"
By Mr. Garrison
: Of relieving the Sheriffs, Clerks, and Commissioners of the Revenue, from the penalties imposed by the laws of Virginia
, for failure of duty, when such failure is occasioned by the presence of the enemy.
The following 'special Committee,' on the leasing of the Salt Works
, was appointed by the Speaker Messrs. Baskerville
On motion the House