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A good House. --We learn that a prominent member of the House of Delegates will introduce, at an early day, in consequence of the heavy burthens and increasing charges upon the people of this Commonwealth, in its administration of the various departments, including corporations created by the State, and by county and corporations, (in order to institute the reforms necessary to efficiency and economy, if any be needed,) a resolution by which it will be made the duty of the Auditor of Public Accounts to collect information so as to enable him to report the names, salaries, and perquisites of all the officers of the States, together with all county and corporation charges, for the year 1860. To enable him to accomplish the work in a satisfactory manner, the resolution will provide that it shall be the duty of the President, or other chief officer, of every corporation created by, or transacting business in, this Commonwealth-- of clerks of courts, overseers of the poor, and other
General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.]Senate. Friday, March 29, 1861. The Senate met at the usual hour--Lt. Gov. Montague in the chair. Bills Passed.--On motion of Mr. August, the rules were suspended, and House bill incorporating the Home Savings Bank of the city of Richmond, passed; an act for the better government of the town of Danville; Senate bill to release John W. Murrell from the payment of a judgment rendered by the Circuit Court of Lynchburg against him. The Virginia Canal Bill a Law.--A communication was received from the House of Delegates, announcing that that body had agreed to the amendments of the Senate to the House bill to incorporate the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company thereto. The bill is now, therefore, a law. Ordnance Department.--On motion of Mr. Gatewood, the communication from the Governor recommending the appointment of certain officers of the Ordnance
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nal.--The House proceeded to consider Senate amendments to bill incorporating the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company, which said amendments were agreed to. Rent Released.--House bill releasing to the personal represntative of A. C. Layne, the rent due under his lease for a portion of the public Armory, was taken up, on motion of Mr. Chapman, read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time, and bein a bill authorizing the County Court of Powhatan county to correct the assessment of the lands of A. S. Wooldridge's estate; also a bill imposing taxes for the support of government, with the amendments proposed thereto by the Senate, and certain House amendments proposed by the Committee. Senate Messages.--A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Lynch, that it had passed an act to release John W. Murrell from the payment of a judgment rendered by the Circuit Court of Lynchburg agai
The Legislature. The Senate yesterday passed House bill incorporating the Home Savings Bank of Richmond. The bill creating the county of Bland was passed. A resolution was passed extending the session till the 4th of April, and one was introduced by Mr. Douglas, directing the Governor to summon military aid to arrest the contemplated removal of certain guns from Bellona Foundry to Fortress Monroe, which was laid on the table, in order to consider a bill for the purchase of the arms aforesaid. Adjourned to 7 ½ o'clock. The House adopted a resolution introduced by Col. McCamant, asking information relative to the Penitentiary. The Stay Law bill was called up by Mr. Keen, who made an able address in favor of the bill. The following bills were passed: Authorizing the County Court of Fluvanna county to appropriate certain funds to the uniforming and equipping volunteer companies in said county; incorporating the Rockbridge Insurance Company, and amending the charter of the