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House of Representatives. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1862. The House convened at 12 o'clock, and was called to order by the Speaker. Prayer by Rev. James A. Duncan. After the reading of the Journal of yesterday, Messrs. Foster, of Ala.; Chambers, of Miss.; Burnett, of Ky.; and Smith, of N. C., presented themselves at the desk of the Speaker and were duly sworn in. Mr. Jones, of Tenn., moved a reconsideration of the resolution adopted yesterday, informing the Senate of the readiness of the House to proceed to count the vote for President and Vice President of the Confederate States, which being agreed to, the following resolutions were offered as a substitute: Resolved, That the Speaker of the House appoint two tellers, to be associated with such as shall be appointed on the part of the Senate, to superintend the counting of the vote for President and Vice President, and that the Senate be advised of this appointment. Resolved, That a message be sent to the Sen
House of Delegates. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1862. The House proceedings were opened at 11 o'clock with prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan. The bill to refund the damages paid by the sureties of Thomas K. Davis, late Sheriff of Prince William county, was passed. Mr. Prince offered a resolution that the Clerk be authorized and requested to publish in the Richmond papers the bill providing for exemptions from military duty. Mr. Fleming moved as a substitute that 2,000 copies of the bill be published in pamphlet form, which was adopted. The Speaker presented a communication from, the Governor relative to gross frauds committed by Col. John Snyder, in command of the 135th Regiment, and Col. A. C. Balley, in command of the 142d Regiment Virginia Militia. Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Hunter presented a resolution from the Committee on Courts of Justice, that a constitutional majority of either House of the General Assembly shall consist only of a m