General Assembly of Virginia.
Senate. Friday,May 16th, 1862.
, of Bedford
, in the Chair.
, of Grayson
, submitted a report from the Joint Committee
on the Penitentiary.
The report sets forth that the Governor
having fully investigated all matters relating to the late mutiny in the Penitentiary, there is no need of any further motion by the Legislature in the premises.
A bill in regard to Boards of Exemptions was read a second time; ordered to be laid on the table.
submitted a report from the Joint Committee
in regard to ‘"committees of Safety."’ The report sets forth that the State
and Confederate authorities have ample powers to meet all exigencies that may arise, and discountenance the forming of any such bodies as Vigilance Committees.
moved that the injunction of secrecy he removed from the bill a sing a force of ten thousand men. Carried.
On motion, the Senate took a recess to 8 o'clock.