General Assembly of Virginia.
Monday, March 2, 1863.
Senate.--The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock by the Lieutenant-Governor
Agreeably to a resolution of the Senate, the House
returned the Senate resolution suspending the salary of Judge Pitts
, and the resolution was laid on the table.
introduced a resolution instructing the Committee
for Courts of Justice to inquire into the expediency of advancing the fees of the Commissioners
of the Revenue.
The Committee on General Laws
made a report on sundry resolutions referred to them, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of them.
The act to increase the fees of Tobacco Inspectors was called up and passed.
The act provides for one dollar additional for each hogshead opened and inspected by them.
submitted a series of resolutions on the currency of the country, and looking to a guarantee of a portion of the debt by the State of Virginia
The resolutions were referred to a special committee, composed of Messrs. Marshall
, and Rates
The bill to secure representation, &c., coming up as unfinished business, Mr. Robertson
obtained the floor and held it through the various stages of the discussion and decisions of the chair up to 2½ o'clock, when.
On motion of Mr. Dickinson
, of Prince Edward, the Senate adjourned.
House of Delegates.--The House
met at 11 o'clock.
The Senate bill authorizing the Auditing Board
to pay junior majors of militia regiments for services actually rendered, was read a second time and committed.
concurred in the resolution of the Senate asking the return to that body of the joint resolution suspending the salary of Judge M. P. Pitts
submitted a report enlarging the powers of the Council of the town of Lynchburg
; which was read a second time and ordered to its engrossment.
called up, out of its order on the calendar, Senate bill incorporating the Farmville Insurance Company; which was read a third time and passed.
, from the Committee
on Military Affairs, to whom had been referred the petition of Junior Cadet William A. Daniel
, setting forth the injustice and outrage of certain bad treatment inflicted upon him on the 11th day of November, 1862, by the cadets at the Virginia Military Institute, which was permitted to pass by without any adequate protection being offered by the officers of that Institution, and which resulted in his being compelled to leave the Institution
reported a bill unqualifiedly disapproving the practices referred to as destructive of good order and good morals; and reported a resolution calling upon the officers aforesaid to provide against such reprehensible practices for the future.
It was read and ordered to be printed.
moved that the bill authorizing County Courts to impress certain articles of prime necessity to supply the wants of destitute families of soldiers in the field, when in their opinion the exigencies of the case demand it, be taken up. The bill was freely discussed by Messrs. Buford
, and Anderson
, in its favor; and Messrs. Newton
, of Hampshire
, opposed the passage of the bill, believing it to be unnecessary and of doubtful propriety.
The vote being finally taken by ayes and noes, it was decided in the affirmative, and the bill passed.
On motion of Mr. Hunter
, the bill authorizing fiduciaries to invest funds in their lands in certain cases, was taken up, and upon his further motion, made the order of the day for to- morrow at 12 o'clock.
On motion of Mr. Mays
, the bill incorporating the Richmond and New Bridge Turnpike
Company, in the county of Henrico
, was taken up, read a third time, and passed.
On motion of Mr. Bass
, the bill authorizing the Court of Appeals to hold its sessions during the present war at other places west of the Blue Ridge
, was read a third time and passed.
offered a resolution, asking that leave be given to bring in a bill to reconsider the act transferring the State Line to the Confederate Government, pending which,
On motion of Mr. Jones