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whom Virginians are going to form a Union party--can seaward control this obstinate, weak-headed creature. Guthrie's variation on Crittenden's amendment has been definitely selected as the tune to which the Border States are expected to It will be opposed in the Peace Congress by Southern-Rights men. It contains no guarantees of power. It secures peace only so long as we have a majority in Congress.--But we have no such majority, and never can have I doubt whether it will pass either House. It will do for the Virginia Convention to wrangle over until Lincoln gets into power That's its only value. Lincoln and Hamlin were duly declared President and Vice President yesterday. All the military were on the alert. There was no disturbance. Gov. Floyd's defence will, I understand, place an entirely new light. on the six million dness. He is out in a card in this morning's papers. The Herald, or some other New York sheet, says that Miss Lane is going to marry a dist
late Sheriff of Prince William county, for the years 1857 and 1858; by Mr. August, of repealing so much of the law as imposes penalties upon Sheriffs for failing to pay into the treasury moneys received by them for the State. Bills Passed.--House bill incorporating the Sweet Chalybeate Springs Company; Senate bill amending the 6th section of chapter 165 of the Code, to compensate Attorneys for the Commonwealth in Circuit Courts in cities and towns for services heretofore rendered by them;for the relief of the securities of Jas. R. Courtney, of Westmoreland county; increasing the number of permanent Clerks in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts. Relief for the Banks.--Mr. Isbell called for the order of the day, being House bill for the relief of the Banks of the Commonwealth, reported by the committee with an amendment, providing "that it shall be the duty of the several Banks and branch Banks of the State, whenever required by the Governor, to redeem in specie, or
the bill, and, on motion of Mr. Martin, of Henry, the bill was laid on the table, to be called up to-morrow, to enable the friends of other works to suggest such amendments as might satisfy all parties interested. James River and Kanawha Canal.--The House proceeded to consider, on motion of Mr. Hunt, the following resolution offered by him on the 7th inst., at that time laid on the table. Resolved, That the Committee of Roads and Internal Navigation be requested to lay before this House such proof, if any, of the ability of the firm of Bellet dee Minieres & Co, to execute their contract made in August last, for the purchase and completion of the James River and Kanawha Canal. Mr. Baskerville hoped the resolution would be withdrawn. The Committee of Roads and Navigation had the matter in hand, and he urged that their report should be waited for. Mr. Chapman, Chairman of the Committee, said, that when the resolution was offered some time since, he was opposed
er of basement Clerks in the Capitol. The House bill for the relief of the Banks was called up and discussed, and certain amendments being offered, it was made the order for to-day. The House passed several Senate bills, and the following were reported from committees of that body: Incorporating the Staunton Armory and Ordnance Company, and a company to construct a Railroad between Washington and Alexandria; also, Senate bill staying proceedings under trust deeds, in certain cases; and House bills incorporating the Home Savings Bank and Aid Savings Bank of Richmond. Resolutions of inquiry were offered for amending the Code so as to allow a greater rate of interest than 6 per cent. under special agreement; for so changing the penalty of conviction for petty larceny, and to authorize offenders to be put to labor on the public works, and for providing by law that writs shall hereafter be made returnable to quarterly Courts, instead of monthly rules. A petition was presented for t