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ied slaves between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, the same to be obtained by voluntary enlistment at the ratio of one in five, with the consent of the owner and the slaves enlisting. Mr. Shackelford advocated the amendment of the statutes so as to authorize owners of such slaves as are furnished to emancipate them, with the privilege of a residence in the State. On motion of Mr. Buford, the further consideration of the bill was postponed to half-past 1 o'clock. Mr. English submitted a resolution instructing the Committee on Courts of Justice to inquire into the expediency of increasing constables' fees. Bill to authorize the sale of certain bonds and stocks held by the State to meet the expenses of the State Government. The bill was put upon its passage, but lost, failing to receive a constitutional vote — ayes, 70; noes, 26. Mr. Staples moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was lost, and the vote was reconsidered, and the bil
Wanted, a Lady, to take charge of a small school in my family, say four to six scholars, in New Kent county, twenty-five miles below Richmond, competent to teach Latin, French. The higher branches of English, and Music on the Piano. Address, stating terms, Charles H. Binns, care of R. J. Christian, Richmond. mh 13--4t*
Virginia Legislature. [Extra session.] Wednesday, March 29, 1865. The Senate met at 12 o'clock, but no quorum appearing, a motion to adjourn was agreed to. House of Delegates. The House met at noon, and was called to order by J. Bell Bigger, Assistant Clerk, in the absence of both Speaker and Clerk. The Clerk read a telegram from Speaker Sheffey, announcing that he would be unable to reach the city before Friday. Mr. English, of Henrico, moved that Mr. Tomlin, of King William, be elected Speaker pro tempore. Much discussion ensued touching the parliamentary usage under the circumstances, in which the House found itself without a Speaker and without a quorum. The roll was called, and thirty-four members answered to their names. Finally, on motion of Mr. Holden, the House adjourned.
Purdy, Smith, Bekem, Thompson, J. S. Davison, Towns, Wyatt and Lee. Committee on Emigration.--Messrs. Herndon, Cabell, Waddell, Owen and Stearns. Committee to Confer with the Superintendent of the Freedmen's Bureau. --Messrs. Atkinson, English, Brown, Mosby, Rixey, Holmes, Harris, Graves, J. McD. Taylor and Hardy. Mr. Wall, from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, reported as follows: Resolved. That J. H. C. Jones is entitled to a seat on the floor of the House of De Riggs, of Wise.--A resolution that the Committee on Roads and Internal Navigation inquire what legislation, if any, is necessary to secure the completion of the Virginia and Kentucky railroad, and report by bill or otherwise. Agreed to. Mr. English, of Alexandria, introduced a bill to amend the charter of "The Fire Insurance Company of Alexandria." Referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances. Mr. Robertson, of Alexandria, offered the following resolution, prefaced with
of Smyth county to borrow a sum of money. A bill for the relief of Henry Stephenson, of Frederick county. A bill to amend and re-enact an act amending the charter of the town of Danville, passed March 4, 1854, and incorporating into one all acts amendatory thereof. A bill to amend and re-enact the thirteenth and fourteenth sections of chapter fourteen of the Code of 1860. [This bill declares the duties and fixes the pay of the Senate and House officers.] A motion, by Mr. English, to take up Senate resolution asking amnesty for Mr. Davis and others, and the restoration of habeas corpus, was rejected upon the ground that House resolution upon the same subject, passed prior to the receipt of Senate resolution, had been laid over unnoticed by the Senate. By Mr. Lee.--A resolution, which was agreed to, that the pay of the pages of the House be three dollars per diem. Mr. Robertson moved his resolutions relative to general amnesty be taken up and referred to
Heavy robbery. --F. W. Hawberg reported at the lower station-house on Saturday that on the previous night he was robbed in Pink alley of four or five hundred dollars in greenbacks. He stated that the robbery was committed by a small-sized German, with light hair, who could not speak a word of English. There is some mystery connected with this affair which the police are endeavoring to solve.
lee, of the Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry, communicates the following deeply interesting statement from Mound Station, Colorado Territory." "On the 27th of November, 1865. a small boy, supposed to be about twelve years of age, of rather dark complexion, black hair and black eyes, came into a ranche (near Mound Station, of the overland stage line running from Atchison, Kansas, to Denver City, Colorado,) about one hundred and seventy miles east of Denver. He could speak very little plain English, but by signs could easily be understood. I, (being in command of the military at Mound Station,) on hearing of his arrival, immediately brought him to my station. He is now here, and is learning to talk very fast. He informs me that the Sioux Indians have had him captive for many years, but he don't know many. He don't know anything about his parents, but supposes that they were killed by the Indians at the time of his capture. He neither knows his name or where he was captured. He l
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