House of Delegates.
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1862.
met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows
The Senate bill to incorporate the Confederate
Insurance Company was reported by the Clerk
, read a third time, and passed.
The Senate bill amending section 28 of ch. 52 Code of 1860, was reported, read a second time, and committed.
presented a remonstrance of sundry soldiers against the Senate bill to organize the troops and volunteers of Virginia
— Referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.
The bill to incorporate the Petersburg Iron Works
On motion of Mr. Prince
the rules were suspended, so as to take up the bill to amend the ordinance of the Convention
providing for the enrollment and employment of free negroes in the public service.
proposed several amendments, which were adopted, and the bill was ordered to its engrossment.
On motion of Mr. Hunter
, the rules were suspended, so as to take up and consider the bill to provide for the construction of a railroad for military purposes, connecting the Manassas Gap Railroad, at or near the town of Strasburg
, with the Winchester and Potomac Railroad, at or near the town of Winchester
presented a substitute to the bill, which substitute was read by the Clerk