sage of the bill at this time would be ruinous to the credit of the Manassas Gap Railroad, and probably prevent, or at least retard, its completion to the town of Harrisonburg.
Until he was satisfied of the completion of the Manassas Gap Railroad to Harrisonburg, he could not vote for the bill.
For these reasons he hoped the House would lay the bill on the table.
A motion to reconsider the vote was successful, and the bill was finally passed.
Absent Members.--Messrs. A. S. Carter Jas. Barbour, D. J. Saunders and Jno. Seddon, Seddon, absent from the deliberations of the House for several days past, to-day appeared in their seats.
American Agency.--A resolution was adopted granting the use of the Hall to Gen. Duff Green to-night, for an address on the subject of the American Agency.
Direct Trade.--Mr. Newton submitted a motion asking leave to withdraw from the files of the House bill No. 509, of last session, on the subject of direct trade with Europe, and that the