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House of Representatives. Tuesday, March 18, 1862. The House met at its usual hour, and its session was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Doggett. Journal of yesterday read. The Speaker submitted a long communication from the Hon. Thomas Bragg Attorney General, in regard to the books and papers of the Provisional Congress, in response to a resolution of the House. The communication was referred to the Judicial Committee. Mr. Ralls, of Ala., moved that the hour of meeting of the House be changed from 12 to 11 o'clock A. M. Motion not agreed to. Mr. Curry, of Ala., renewed his motion of yesterday, that the House adjourn on the 31st of March, to meet on the 2d Monday in July. Mr. Dupre moved to strike out the time fixed for meeting, and to amend by inserting the first Monday in October, unless sooner convened by the President, either here or at such point as he may designate. Mr. Conrad, of La., moved to amend the amendment by striking out all after the wo
General Assembly of Virginia.Senate. Tuesday, March 18, 1862. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock M., the President in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Brown, of the Presbyterian Church. On motion of Mr. Johnston, it was resolved that "after this day the Senate shall meet at 11 o'clock A. M." Petiith immediate invasion. On motion of Mr. Alderson, the following communication and report were taken up and considered: Executive Department, Va., March 18, 1862. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives: I have received from Col. A. C. Bailey a communication, accompanied by a receipt from the Paymastes the same refers to the case of Colonel A. C. Balley, and have come to the following resolution: Resolved, That the Governor, having, by his message of March 18th, 1862, stated his belief that Col. Balley did not intend to defraud the State, and recommended that no further action be taken in his case, therefore, be it resolve
House of Delegates. Tuesday, March 18, 1862. The House was called to order at 11 o'clock, and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Converse. A communication was received from the Senate covering sundry bills, which were disposed of in the usual manner. Mr. Fleming reported a bill authorizing the sale of certain property at Oak Grove Church, Pocahontas county, which was ordered to be engrossed. The majority and minority reports from the committee to which was referred the subject of what constitutes a constitutional majority of this House, were taken up and read by the Clerk. A message was received from the Senate, informing the House that the former body had dissented from the action of the House on the bill relating to the Kanawha and James river canal. Mr. Robertson submitted a report from the Committee on Banks, returning senate bill exempting certain corporations, &c., from legal penalties and liability to personal actions by reason of their vio
summoned and drilled every other Friday, at the same time. Commandants of regiments shall cause their regiments to be summoned and drilled every alternate Friday in like manner, so that all the companies shall be on duty twice a week — once in company and once either in battalion or in regiment. Each man shall be kept on duty from three o'clock until sundown. The Second Military Class is to be governed by the laws heretofore in force prescribing regulations for the militia. This force is to hold itself in readiness at all times for draft, after the draft upon the First Class is exhausted. Given under my hand as Governor and under the seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 18th day of March, 1862, and in the year of the Commonwealth the 86th John Letcher. By the Governor: George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth. mh 14--1w Papers in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, and Lynchburg, will publish daily for one week each.
Letter from Paris. important debate in the legislative Chamber on the Mexican question. [Correspondence of the Baltimore American.] Paris, Tuesday, March 18, 1862. The French Government has suddenly determined to send still another reinforcement to the army in Mexico. The port of Tonton again resounds with the busy note of preparation. On Saturday last the commander of the steam-frigate Seine, which was about to carry two regiments to received orders to land everything on board, and to be ready in six days to leave for Mexico with 300 men, 120 horses, and a thousand tons of war material. Several large vessels are under orders for the same designation, and the general belief is that a second full brigade (,800) is to be sent out immediately. Meantime the legislative discussion on paragraph 6th of the address throws some light on the intentions of the French in Mexico — I should have given in my letter of Friday a summary of the debate in question, but fo
The Daily Dispatch: April 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], House of Representatives. Monday, April 7, 1862. (search)
orrow of this House at the intelligence of the loss of one of our distinguished chieftains. Mr. Barksdale, of Miss., obtained the floor, and alluded in a most beautiful and touching manner to the services of the gallant and lamented Johnston, and concluded his appropriate remarks by reading the following letter from Gen. Johnston, which he stated was perhaps the last penned by that devoted patriot: Unofficial letter of Gen. A. S. Johnston to President Davis. Decatur, Ala, March 18, 1862. My Dear General: I received the dispatches from Richmond, with your private letter, by Capt. Wickliffe, three days since; but the pressure of affairs and the necessity of getting my command across the Tennessee prevented me from sending you an earlier reply. I anticipated all that you have told me as to the censure which the fall of Fort Donelson drew upon me, and the attacks to which you might be subjected, but it was impossible for me to gather the facts for a detailed repo
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