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The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Sir John's Run Turnpike Company; changing the time of holding the Circuit Courts in the town of Danville; authorizing the sale of real estate belonging to Ebenezer Academy; incorporating the Staunton Arms and Ordnance Department; for paying Virginia Commissioners to President and seceding States; for the relief of Geo. W. Tucker, of Halifax co. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were offered: By Mr. Hoffman, of refunding excess of merchants license improperly paid; by Mr. Barbour, of relieving the Sheriff of Culpeper from certain fines, &c.; by Mr. Richardson, of allowing two military companies in Wheeling to form a battalion; by Mr. McDowell, of changing the times of holding the Circuit Court in the 14th district; by Mr. Johnson, of providing that suggestions may be sued out by and be returned before a Justice, &c.; by Mr. Davis, of amending the law in reference to damages against Sheriffs; by Mr. Ballard, of giving holders of land under patent an absolute title
A long debate followed, in which Messrs. Wise, Johnson, Harvie, Sheffey, Branch, Macfarland, Thornton, Dorman, Early, Scott of Powhatan, and Tyler participated. Mr. Earlysuggested that Judge Robertson be included in the invitation; and the suggestion having been accepted, he called for the yeas and nays on the adoption of the substitute. The call being sustained, the vote was taken with the following result: Yeas.--Messrs. Jauney, (President,) Aston. Baldwin, A. M. Bathour, J. Barbour, Baylor, Berlin, Boggess, Branch, Brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Caperton, Carter, Coffman, R. Y.Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Dent, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Graham, Grant, Gravely, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Haymond, Hoge, Hubbard, Hull, Jackson, M, Johnson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, Macfarland, Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Patrick, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Saunders, R. E. Scott, W. C. Scott, Sharp, S