cupied by the Federal forces;) a bill to redress loyal citizens injured by the exercise of usurped power.
On motion of Mr. Coghill, a bill providing for the trial of persons charged with offences committed in counties now in possession of the enemy, or threatened with immediate invasion, was taken up and ordered to a third reading.
The tax bill,
The bill "imposing taxes for the support of Government" being the order of the day, it was, on motion of Mr. Brannon, taken up.
Mr. Beanson moved to amend the 11th section, imposing a tax of two per centum upon "the estate of a decent which passes under his will or by descent to any other person, or for any other use than to or for the use of the father, mother, husband, wife, nephew, niece, or lineal descendant of such decedent," by striking out the words "nephew, niece"
Mr. Robertson opposed the striking out at some length.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Brannon moved to further amend the bill by inserting the fol
On motion of Mr. Alderson, it was resolved that the Committee on Finance inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill a compensate Jas. B. Westiatte for supporting a lunatic, in the county of Fayette.
A message was received from the House of Delegates announcing the passage of a preamble and resolutions in reference to the state of the country, (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 wa