An important Measure.
On Thursday last a bill was passed by the House of Delegates of Virginia
, appropriating the sum of $1,000,000 for the relief of the families of soldiers within the lines of the lines of the enemy.
We have not had an opportunity of examining the bill, but understand that it contemplates the distribution of this fund to the counties overrun by the enemy, through agents to be appointed to represent the county in the matter.
A proposition was made to prevent the exchange of Confederate money appropriated under this bill for other currency at less than specie value, which was properly, in our judgment, opposed by Mr. Monroe
, of Hampshire
, upon the ground that it would render the appropriation entirely useless in the very portions of country where it was designed to be operative and effective.
The passage of this bill will doubtless exert a sanitary influence upon those gallant men who have left their homes and families within the enemy's lines.
Even if the objects of the bill are not attained to the extent contemplated, its passage will go to show that the State of Virginia
is not unmindful of the welfare of those who have sacrificed all for the accomplishment of Southern independence.