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General assembly of Virginia.


Monday, March 21st, 1862.

The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock A. M. the President in the chair.

Bills passed.

Amending an act to create an Ordinance Department; bill defining persons who may obtain a licenses, [forbids the issuing of licence to do any business to persons claiming to be unnaturalized citizen;] amending the act concerning judgment on lions; amending an act, concerning ferries in Wise and counties; authorizing the issue of Treasury authorizing the manufacture of bill to prevent the escape of slaves in side water counties.

A message was received from the House of Delegatees, informing the Senate that they were ready to go into the execution of the joint order of the day, viz: The removal of R. M Nimme from office, he having failed to execute a new official board in accordance with the requisition of the Legislature. The resolution was taken up, pending the consideration of which the Banat took a recess until 8 o'clock.

Evening session.

The Senate was called to order at 8 o'clock P. M.

The pending question being the execution of the joint order providing for the removal of R. M. Nimme from office, and the question of removal being put, and the joint vote ascertained, it was found to be decided in the affirmative — year 71, noes 79. The Senate then proceeded, jointly with the House, to the election of a present fill the vacancy so occasioned, and on the second ballot Mr. John House, of Whealing, was declared duly elected General Agent and Storekeeper of the Penitentiary.

Commotion of Mr. Isbell, the Senate adjourned

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