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k. By Mr. Thompson.--Of providing additional room for the storage of tobacco. By Mr. Neeson.--Of extending the period for the organization of the Virginia Canal Company. By Mr. Wiley.--Of so amending the existing law in relation to the issue of small notes as to effectually suppress the issue of the same by unauthorized individuals or corporations, and to authorize chartered banks to issue one dollar notes and multiples thereof, and the multiples of one half dollar. By Mr. Beannon--Of providing compulsory means for the conversion of coupon bonds, issued by the State, held by loyal owners on some certain day heretofore, into registered bonds, so as to determine the amount of such bonds held by disloyal, citizens and alien enemies. By Mr. Christian, of Augusta — Of a more equitable apportionment of pay between the officers and the privates in volunteer service. By Mr. Pate--Of authorizing the judges of Circuit Courts to hold special terms for the purpose of
ions. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Executive, calling attention to the omission to supply a clerk for the Adjutant General's office. Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Bills reported. Mr. Beannon, from the Committee on Courts of Justice, reported a bill authorizing the Judge of the Hustings Court of the city of Richmond to grant a new trial in the case of the Commonwealth against Edward Kersey and Hammett A. Pearce. Mr. Douglas, fexandria to any other point within the State they may select, and to hold the meetings of the directors and stockholders of each company at such times and places as a majority of said directors may appoint. Twentieth Judicial Circuit. Mr. Beannon offered the following joint resolution, which lies over under the rule: Resolved, by the General Assembly of Virginia, That the resolution of the Convention of Virginia directing the Auditor of Public Accounts to withhold the payment of t
The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], On to Richmond — speech of Mr. Gurley on the army bill. (search)
Railway connection. On motion of Mr.Coghill, the Senate took up the bill to provide for the construction of a railroad connection between the Orange and Alexandria and Manassas Gap Railroads, and the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. Mr. Coghill desired to make the bill the order of the day for some future day, when it might be fully and fairly discussed. Mr. Quesenbury opposed making it the order of the day for any specified date. He was an advocate of the bill, and desired to call it up when there was a full Senate, so that it might have a fair chance of passage. After some further debate, the bill was laid upon the table and made the order of the day for Friday next. Western Virginia. On motion of Mr.Newman, the bill authorizing the Governor to raise a force for the defence of Western Virginia, was taken up, and made the order of the day for half-past 12 o'clock to-morrow (Tuesday.) On motion of Mr. Beannon, the Senate adjourned.
bill to its engrossment was reconsidered. Mr. Garnett then moved to strike out the sixth section, providing for a per diem compensation to the Board. Agreed to. Mr. Collier moved to amend the bill so as to exempt the officers of the General Assembly from draft. Rejected. [The bill exempts the members and the Clerk of each House] Mr. Christian, of Augusta, moved to amend the bill so as to include the members of the Board of Public Works and the Secretary thereof. Rejected. Mr. Beannon moved to amend by striking out the provisions exempting officers of the two Houses of Congress, Agreed to. On motion of Mr. Johnson, a further amendment was adopted exempting the Clerk of each House of Congress. On motion of Mr. Lynch, the bill was further amended by striking out the provision exempting the Doorkeeper of the Executive. Mr. Thompson moved to amend by providing for the exemption of all acting Tobacco inspectors; and Mr. Finney moved to amend the amendment by
The Clerk began the reading of the Journal of the Senate, when Mr. Johnson moved to dispense with the further reading of the same. This motion was put and carried. The Chair then announced the Standing Committees — the same as those of last session, with the exception of the following: On Confederate Relations.--Messrs. Dickinson of Prince Edward, Robertson, Armstrong, Neeson, Johnson, Charistian of Middlesex, Thompson, Fragier, Whiltie, Wiley, and Dickinson of Grayson. Mr. Beannon, of Lewis, offered a bill authorizing a change of licenses. The bill was read a first time. Mr. Johnson offered a bill to authorise County Courts and corporations to purchase salt. Read a first time. Mr. Quesenberry offered a resolution instructing the Committee of Finance to in quire into the expediency of refunding to Miss Ann M. Fleming a coupon lost or stolen from her and never presented for payment. Read a first time. Mr. Alderson called up the joint resolution offe
(the same as those reported in the Senate proceedings of yesterday.) The resolutions were, on motion, concurred in. Mr. Beanson offered the following: Resolved, by the General Assembly of Virginia,, That the Beard of Public works be and they are hereby authorized to pay to L. D. Haymond, or his legal representative, the sum of one hundred and sixteen dollars, for locating parts of the Elk River Turnpike road, one of the appropriation made to said road by act of Assembly. Mr. Beannon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill providing for the issue of Treasury notes in sums of one dollar. The bill was read a first time. On motion of Mr. Marshall, House bill refunding to William W. Hume, Sheriff of Fauquier county, damages paid by him as such. The bill was read a third time, and was rejected for want of a constitutional majority. On motion of Mr. Neeson, the bill was reconsidered and laid on the table. On motion of Mr. Johnson, the regular hour for meeti
ing the resignation of Henry W. Thomas, Senator from the 24th District. On motion, the communication and documents were laid on the table. Mr. Quesenberst asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to provide for a lost coupon. Mr. Brannon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill imposing a tax for issuing certificates of transferred stock of the Commonwealth. On motion of Mr. Brannon, the bill to pay to L. D. Raymond a bill for locating a turnpike, was taken up. Mr. Beannon knew the bill to be right. The claimant had been prevented, by reason of the fact that the road was in the hands of the enemy, from collecting his debt. Mr. Alderson knew the claim to be just. He hoped it would pass at once. The bill was adopted, and on motion it was communicated to the House of Delegates. The Chair stated that some resolutions, adopted by the Senate in secret session and sent to the House for their concurrence, had been amended and returned, and asked if