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[Laughter.] His (Mr. R's) idea was to mend the Union before any more of the limbs were broken off. The course of William L. Yancey was commented on by the speaker with considerable severity, and an extract from his Slaughter letter produced to show that in 1858 his purpose was to dissolve the Union; while Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, was quite as unequivocally complimented. Caleb Cushing came in for a share of denunciation, Mr.Rives expressing a doubt whether he would have supported Douglas for the Presidency if he had been nominated by a Convention over which Cushing presided. He preserved the line of argument and illustration with which all are familiar who have listened to his campaign speeches. A reference, he said, had been made to his gestures. The main-spring of his action was Union, and it was the glory of the Union that gave force to his action here. When he saw a man stand off and carefully arrange a mass of papers before him, and proceed to bring forth a str
The Legislature. The Senate yesterday passed House bill incorporating the Home Savings Bank of Richmond. The bill creating the county of Bland was passed. A resolution was passed extending the session till the 4th of April, and one was introduced by Mr. Douglas, directing the Governor to summon military aid to arrest the contemplated removal of certain guns from Bellona Foundry to Fortress Monroe, which was laid on the table, in order to consider a bill for the purchase of the arms aforesaid. Adjourned to 7 ½ o'clock. The House adopted a resolution introduced by Col. McCamant, asking information relative to the Penitentiary. The Stay Law bill was called up by Mr. Keen, who made an able address in favor of the bill. The following bills were passed: Authorizing the County Court of Fluvanna county to appropriate certain funds to the uniforming and equipping volunteer companies in said county; incorporating the Rockbridge Insurance Company, and amending the charter of the
rtment was taken up, and made the special order for to-night at 8 o'clock. New County.--On motion of Mr. French, the bill to establish the county of Bland out of parts of Giles, Wythe and Tazewell, was taken from the table and put upon its passage — ayes 20, noes 6. Extending the Session.--Mr. Johnson offered a joint resolution postponing the adjournment until the 4th day of April, instead of the 1st. Ayes and noes demanded — ayes 20, noes 18. Movement of Troops and Arms.--Mr. Douglas moved to take up the joint resolution from the House, in relation to the removal of certain guns within the limits of the State, in order that he might offer a substitute. Agreed to. The substitute of Mr. Douglass, among other things, sets forth that. whereas, It has come to the knowledge of the Legislature that a large number of heavy guns, manufactured at Bellona Foundry, near the capital of Virginia, under an order of the Ordnance Department at Washington, D. C., have been o
to be kept secret, unless the Senate direct otherwise by vote. Adopted. Mr. Douglas offered the following: Resolved. That the Governor be requested to lay of arms from Bellona foundry, near Richmond, together with the substitute of Mr. Douglas, made a report, setting forth a history of the transaction, and closing by offering, as a substitute for the House resolutions, that offered by Mr. Douglas, (see morning proceedings,) with an additional resolution, providing for the purchasetions of the Governor for the Ordnance Department. At the suggestion of Mr. Douglas this motion was withdrawn. The reports of the Committee were then reported. An animated discussion ensued between Messrs. Douglas and H. W. Thomas. The minority report, offered as a substitute for the majority, was rejected. Ayess then ordered that the action of the Senate be communicated to the House by Mr. Douglas. Bills Passed.--A bill for the incorporation of the Kanawha Salt Compan
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ed by Messrs. Duckwall and Anderson, and the vote being called on the adoption of the substitute, in place of the original bill, the House refused by a tie vote--54 to 54. On the third reading of the bill, Mr. Kaufman moved to strike out the 3d section. Mr. Segar said the bill before the House was no stay law, and he would therefore move to indefinitely postpone the whole subject. The motion was agreed to — ayes 59, noes 36. The House was informed, by a message through Mr. Douglas, of the passage by the Senate of a resolution respecting the moving of Federal troops and arms across the soil of Virginia. The bill incorporating the Preston and Augusta Railroad Company was debated, ordered to its engrossment, and passed. The Speaker laid before the House a communication from Col. Pendleton, Superintendent of the Penitentiary, in response to a resolution adopted at the morning session, calling for information, which was laid on the table, after being read.