March 19, 1861.
The Senate was called to order at 10½ o'clock, Mr. Johnson in the Chair.
Bills Reported.--A bill amending the charter of the town of Union, in the county of Monroe; a bill establishing a Board of Claims.
A resolution proposed by Mr. Paxton, changing the hour of meeting from 10 to 11 o'clock, was voted down.
A joint resolution was proposed by Mr. Pats, suspending, for 12 months, the judgment of the Circuit Court of Richmond city against Wm. Stratton and Henry Farley, of Logan county, upon a note for $1,950. Laid over under rules.
Virginia Canal Company.--On motion, House bill to incorporate the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company thereto, was referred to a committee, with instructions, to report as early as possible, Committee: Messrs. Neeson, Paxton, August, Logan, Douglass, and Brannon.
Communication from the Governor.--The President laid before the Senate a message from
own Turnpike Company, House bill to amend the road laws of Brooke and Hancock counties; House bill authorizing payment to Wm. S. Jackson certain coupons; House bill to refund to Wm. H. Morton a sum of money; House bill for payment of a sum of money to J. W. Jones, Jailor of Frederick county; House bill to provide for the payment to the Richmond branch of the Exchange Bank for interest on lost coupons.
The joint resolution for the suspension of a judgment against William Striation and Henry Farley, of Logan county, was taken up and lost for want of a constitutional majority.
A message was received from the House, announcing the appointment of a Committee of Conference on the part of the House, to confer with a committee of the Senate, on the disagreement between the two Houses on the bill imposing taxes for the support.
The resolution was concurred in, and the President appointed on the part of the Senate the following committee: Messrs. Riannon.