possession thereof, west of the Allegheny mountains, was made the order of the day for Monday next.
Bills Passed.--House bill refunding to Matthew Walmsley, Jr., of the county of Randolph, a certain amount of money erroneously paid by him; House bill for the relief of Rev. J. Packard: House bill granting the Commonwealth's right to real estate of John Kelly, deceased, to Owen Shea; House bill for the relief of James Scott, of Greenbrier county; House bill refunding a license tax to Paul A. Farley, of the county of Lunenburg; House bill refunding to the securities of Wm. H. Blanche, late Sheriff of the county of Mecklenburg, certain damages paid by them; Senate bill for the relief of Daniel S. Dickinson; House bill to amend the charter of the Banks of Scottsville; Senate bill establishing a branch Bank at the town of Jeffersonville, in the county of Tazewell; House bill to incorporate the Capper Springs Company; House bill to amend the 1st section of the act passed March 4, 1856,
eferred: By Mr. Christian, the petition of B. M. Smith, of Prince Edward, for relief from the payment of a fine inadvertently incurred; by Mr. Kaufman, the petition of Col. E. E. Shryock and others, asking that compensation be paid the drummer and lifer for services rendered to the 51st Regiment of Virginia Militia; by the same, the petition of Capt. James Long and others, asking that leave be given to Henry Guard to meddle same articles without license; by Mr. Orgain, the application of Paul A. Farley, for the refunding of a pedlar's license.
Application Refused.--The Committee on Military Affairs asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Capt. James Kinney, of the Rockingham Rifles, the same having been considered and rejected.
The Convention Bill.--Mr. Keen, of Pittsylvania, offered the following amendment to the first section of the bill providing for a call of a State Convention; all pending amendments being withdrawn to enable him to do so