neral Assembly, and which shall not, at the time that this Act takes effect, have actually gone into legal operation, according to the terms of its charter, shall be permitted to do so during the suspension of specie payments by the Banks of this Commonwealth.
But this section shall not be construed to apply to amended charters of Banks now in operation: Provided. That this section shall not apply to the Banks of the city of Petersburg."
On motion, the bill and amendments were laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.
Bills Passed.--Senate bill authorizing the issue of registered certificates of State stock to Franklin Torrey, in lien of two bonds lost by the burning of the steamer Austria; Senate bill authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Scott & Adams, for work done on the Southwestern turnpike; House bill to amend an act to increase the capital stock of the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company, and for other purposes.
On motion, the Senate adjourned.
d not prove a false prophet.
When I saw that old intellectual giant, Jno. Quincy Adams, pressing, with all his mighty powers, to induce Congress to receive petihall never forget his appearance.
His stand was on the right of the Speaker; Mr. Adams' on the left.
Mr. Wise was pouring hot shot into the abolition ranks generally, and into Adams particularly.
It was the first time I had heard Mr. Wise.
He was then in his prime.
He wore his hair long; he was dressed in a plain suit of black, and he seemed to address himself to Mr. Adams and not to the Speaker.
I can never forget that fierce-flashing eye; that long, bony finger, shaking tremblingly ly thought he was the handsomest ugly man I had ever seen.--And when he taunted Adams with coming down from that lofty eminence which his countrymen had once placed tality it was the most biting — the most withering.
I stood immediately over Mr. Adams, and I could see the blood rush and recede, ever and anon from that great bal