In the Senate,
yesterday, a quorum of the members appeared in their seats.
It was subsequently ascertained that there was no quorum present in the House of Delegates, when Mr. Douglas
announced that he would, at the earliest practicable moment, introduce a resolution having for its object the passage of a bill, similar to the one proposed and rejected at the late extra session, commuting the pay of members of the General Assembly.
, and Newman
, were appointed to confer with the Governor
and announce the organization of the Senate, and that body was prepared to receive any communication he might desire to make.
Thereupon the Governor
communicated his annual message.
The Clerk proceeded to read the message.
At the conclusion of the reading, on motion the message was laid upon the table.
On motion of Mr. Bruce
, the Senate adjourned.
In the House,
on calling the roll only sixty-two members answered to their names.
As required the presence of seventy-seven to complete the organization, the Clerk
announced that there was no quorum present.
A communication from the Senate announced the organization of that body and its readiness to proceed to business.
After numerous efforts to have a call of the House
and to adjourn, about 1 o'clock, after an informal session of an hour, the House
adjourned to meet again at noon to day.