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House of Delegates. Monday, Feb. 3, 1862. The House met pursuant to resolution at 11 o'clock A. M. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill to provide for settling the account of Sampson Jones. The bill to incorporate the Mutual Life Insurance Company was passed. Mr. McCamant offered a resolution, that the joint committee on the Penitentiary be requested to inquire into and report the character and extent of any violations of duty of the Superintendent in hiring out negro convicts. Mr. McCamant said he had offered the resolution at the request of the Superintendent, who himself desired that an investigation should take place. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Sheffey offered a resolution that the Committee on Courts of Justice report what additional legislation is necessary to prevent the circulation of the cancelled notes of the Central Bank, and other cancelled bank notes, which
House of Delegates. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1862. The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. The Senate bill to incorporate the Confederate Insurance Company was reported by the Clerk, read a third time, and passed. The Senate bill amending section 28 of ch. 52 Code of 1860, was reported, read a second time, and committed. Mr. Burks presented a remonstrance of sundry soldiers against the Senate bill to organize the troops and volunteers of Virginia — Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. The bill to incorporate the Petersburg Iron Works was passed. On motion of Mr. Prince the rules were suspended, so as to take up the bill to amend the ordinance of the Convention providing for the enrollment and employment of free negroes in the public service. Mr. Prince proposed several amendments, which were adopted, and the bill was ordered to its engrossment. On motion of Mr. Hunter, the rules were suspended, so as to take up and consider t
House of Delegates. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1862. The House proceedings were opened at 11 o'clock, with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Burrows. The Clerk reported the Senate bill to establish an inspection of leather in the city of Norfolk, which was ordered to be committed. The Senate amendment to the House joint resolutions relative to impressments was concurred in. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill to repair the road from Warm Springs by Huntersville to Greenbrier River at Marling's Bottom; which was read a first and second time. Mr. Woodson offered a resolution that the Committee on Privileges and Elections inquire whether a legal election for a member of the House of Delegates was held in the county of Pendleton under the writ of election lately issued; which was adopted. The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were referred to the appropriate committees: By Mr. Nelson, of Fluvanna: Of allowi
House of Delegates. Thursday, Feb. 8th, 1862. The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. Mr. Collier, from the Committee on Finance, reported a bill prescribing penalties against illegal assessments and collection of taxes. Also, an adverse report to the petition of James W. Ryan, Sheriff of Clarke county, asking to be released from the payment of damages. On motion of Mr. Hunter, the unfinished business of yesterday, which was the consideration of Mr. Steger's amendments to the substitute presented by Mr. Hunter to the bill providing for a railroad connection between the Manassas Gap Railroad, at or near Strasburg, and the Winchester and Potomac Railroad, at or near Winchester, was taken up. Mr. Steger concluded his argument in favor of his proposed amendment, and was followed by Mr. Hunter in opposition. After a lengthy debate, Mr. Anderson, of Rockbridge, moved the previous question; which was carried. Mr. Robinson, of Berkeley,
House of Delegates. Friday, Feb. 7th. The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. The House concurred in the Senate amendment to the bill refunding to Edmund W. Balley a sum of money erroneously paid into the Treasury. The following Senate bills were reported by the Clerk and read a second time: An act to refund license taxes to volunteers in service and other persons. An act to provide for the collection of taxes and other public dues in the hands of disloyal and defaulting officers of the Commonwealth, &c. The Senate bill to empower the Governor to have made out and flied in the State Department complete lists of the Virginia forces, was passed. The following bills were reported: From the Committee on Propositions and Grievances: A bill to allow further time for the owners of lots in the town of Columbia, Fluvanna county, to build on and improve the same. This bill was read a second time. From the Committee on Finance
House of Delegates. Saturday, Feb. 8, 1862. The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. Mr. Collier, from the Committee on Finance, reported a bill compensating Norman C. Smoot and James Candy, Commissioners of Revenue for Hampshire county, for services performed. Mr. Rives, presented a report from the Committee on Lunatic Asylums, recommending the passage of a resolution that a joint committee or five on the part of the House, and three on the part of the Senate, be appointed to visit the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, and report to the General Assembly the condition of said Asylum. Objection being made to the resolutions, they were ordered to lie over one day, under the rule. On motion of Mr. Ward, the House took up the bill to construct a railroad connection, for military purposes, from the Manassas Gap Railroad, at or near Strasburg, to the Winchester Railroad, at or near Winchester. Mr. Ward addressed the House in earnest advocacy of the p
The Daily Dispatch: February 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], An appeal on Behalf of the Hampton refugees (search)
laining fortitude, than the sufferers of the Peninsula. The committee deem it only necessary to bring to the knowledge of the country the sufferings and wants of these unfortunate and patriotic refugees, to secure for them liberal contributions. Their condition makes a strong appeal to the humanity, patriotism, and piety of the public. We are engaged in a great struggle for our national independence. Sacrifices are demanded of all; but those sacrifices should, as far as possible, be equalized. It is confidently hoped that the sufferers of Hampton and its vicinity will be made to feel that they have the sympathies, and may rely upon the generous support, of their fellow-citizens. It will be seen that a Treasurer has been appointed to receive and a committees to distribute, any contributions that may be offered for the unfortunate sufferers. W. C. Rives. Windham Robertson Geo. Woodridge, T. V. Moore. J. L. Burrows. D. S. Doggett. J. B. Jetes.
Lecture, to-night. The Hon. J. L. M. Curry, of Alabama, delivers, to-night, in Dr. Burrows's (First Baptist) Church, the 4th lecture in the regular winter course. Mr. Curry has selected for his subject "Two wants of our Confederacy." This gentleman is so well known as one of the most distinguished men in Congress, that eulogy upon his powers to do justice to his theme would be the useless task of attempting to "gild refined gold." Let all who can, secure tickets. The proceeds, as in the other instances, will be appropriated to the benefit of our soldiers in the field.
m the House of Representatives for the appointment of joint committees, was taken up and concurred in. On motion of Mr. Barnwell, the Vice President was authorized to appoint said committees on the part of the Senate. On motion of Mr. Sparrow, the Senate went in to Executive session, and after a brief sitting with closed doors, adjourned. House of Representatives. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1862. The House met at its usual hour, Mr. Speaker Bocock in the Chair. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows, of Richmond. Journal of yesterday read and agreed to. The Speaker announced the regular standing committees, published elsewhere. Mr. Clopton, of Ala., offered a bill to regulate the appointment of officers, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Chilton, of Ala., submitted several resolutions of inquiry. Mr. Hanley, of Ark., offered a resolution to admit J. P. Johnson, a contestant for a seat in this House, to the privileges of the floor. Adopted,
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], Patriotic letter from an Alabama Clergy-man. (search)
The Sixth Lecture in the winter course. Dr. Burrows, one of our most distinguished divines, occupies the lecturer's desk to-night, at Dr. Hoge's Church, on 5th street. His subject "The Supreme Need of the Republic," is an attractive theme, and in the hands of Dr. B. will doubtless prove most interesting to an appreciative audience. We trust the object, the subject, and the lecturer, will attract a full house.
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