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o point be located west of the meridian of the town of Suffolk, and that no connection shall be made with the Wilmington and Weldon Road, or any branch or extension of it. -- The amendment was voted down, and the bill being put on its passage was carried in the affirmative. Bills Reported.--The following bills were reported from Committees, viz: By Mr. Bisbie, from the Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures, "a bill to amend the charter of the Virginia Car-Spring Company;" by Mr. Montague, from the Committee on Courts of Justice, "a bill authorizing the Board of Public Works to appoint Commissioners to estimate and report losses sustained by Wm. W. King, in the construction of the fourteenth section of the Ohio River and Maryland Turnpike Road;" also, "a bill authorizing the Board of Public Works to appoint Commissioners to estimate and report upon losses sustained by John Conaway, in the construction of the Fairmont and Wheeling Turnpike Road." Adverse Report.--Mr. J
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.] Senate. Thursday,Jan. 31, 1861. Called to order at 12 o'clock M., Lt. Gov. Montague in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Taylor. Messrs. B. B. Douglass, A. D. Dickinson and Ro. A. Coghill appeared in their seats after a temporary absence. A message from Gov. Letcher, in regard to the Banks, was received, laid on the table and ordered to be printed. On motion of Mr. McKenney, it was-- Resolved, That a special committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill releasing the schooner Pauline, from Newbern, N. C., from the payment of the fine imposed for an alleged violation of the inspection laws. Messrs. McKenney, Douglass and H. W. Thomas were appointed a committee to act under the above resolution. Bills Reported.--The following bills were reported from appropriate committees: A bill to amend the act incorporating the York River Railroad Company; a House bill to change
General Assembly of Virginia.[extra session.] Senate. MondayFeb. 4, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock, Lieutenant Governor Montague in the Chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Seely. A message was received from the House, through its Clerk, announcing the passage of House bill "amending section 107 of chapter 35 of the Code of Virginia, and providing for the correction of erroneous assessment of taxes on land." The bill was read twice, and referred to Committee on Finance. House bill to amend the "act to increase the capital stock of the Danville Railroad Company, and for other purposes," was taken up, and Mr. Thomas, of Henry, moved that the rules be suspended, with the view of putting the bill on its passage, but on motion of Mr. Townes, the bill was laid on the table. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Governor, transmitting joint resolutions adopted by the General Assembly of Kentucky, concerning the appointme
on of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Scott of Fauquier, seconded the nomination of Mr. Turner. Mr. Leare, of Goochland, nominated S. Bassett French, of Chesterfield. Mr. MacFARLANDarland, of Richmond, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, nominated John Bell Bigger, of the city of Richmond. Mr. Wickham, of Henrico, nominated R. Landsay Walker, of New Kent. Mr. Fordes, of Buckingham, advocated the election of Mr. Eubank. the Secretary then proceeded invite the clergymen of the city to officiate. Adopted. Mr. Clemens, of Ohio, moved that the rules of the House of Delegates be adopted for the government of this Convention until further ordered. Adopted. A motion of Mr. Price, of Greenbrier, relative to the occupancy of selected seats in the hall of the Convention, was, on motion of Mr. Montague, laid on the table. On motion of Mr. Scott, the Convention adjourned, to meet at the Mechanics' Institute on Thursday, at 12 o'clock.
on. The President hoped the resolution would be withdrawn, as he was unprepared to make suitable selections. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, moved, as an amendment to the resolution, that a committee of fifteen be appointed for the purpose of sas. Lewis and Benj. R. Linkous — and the second ballot resulted: Linkous, 60; Jeter, 39; Lewis, 26.--No election. Mr. Montague moved that the Convention adjourn, but withdrew the motion. Mr. Jackson, of Wood, moved that the rules be suspenddopted, and the President appointed the following Committee: Messrs. Preston, Harvie, Macfarland, R. Y. Conrad, and Montague. The President informed the Convention that he had received about 23 applications for the office of Page, but as hthe members the right to occupy any seats they might prefer, without regard to any previous selections. Rejected. Mr. Montague said that the rules which had been adopted required a complete organization of the Convention before the transaction o
, to hear remarks upon its general appearance, or, to come closer to the subject, the personal advantages or disadvantages of the members, as distinguished from the material. As an outsider, we had thought the State Convention was a rather good-looking assemblage, comparing favorably with any legislative body of modern times in that respect. It is fair to say, however, that there is an honest difference of opinion, and the question may have to be submitted to the decision of the ladies.--Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, alluding on Wednesday to one of the candidates for the Clerkship, whose good looks had been spoken of among the qualifications for the position, jocosely remarked that if this particular advantage had been taken into consideration by the people, but few of the members present would have been sent to occupy seats in the Convention! We differ with the Lieutenant-Governor on this point, and we thought the ladies in the gallery seemed inclined to call him to order. The Conven
mond. Mr. Speed nominated Wm. Josiah Leake, of Goochland. Mr. Cox nominated Wm. Welch, of Chesterfield. Mr. Montague nominated Jos. Tompkins, of Chesterfield. There being no further nominations the Secretary proceeded to call the the Convention of 1850 be adopted, and that 200 copies thereof be printed for the use of this body. On motion of Mr. Montague, the resolution was amended by inserting "so far as they are applicable," and passed. Place of meeting. Mr. Sd. A Member.--Except the ladies. Mr. Carlile.--Of course. They would be guilty of no such impropriety. Mr. Montague said if a vote was to be taken on that motion, he should call for the ayes and noes. Mr. Macfarland said that he h ever submitted to the rule of Black Republicanism, he would turn from her, with weeping but not with despair, and rush to some sister Commonwealth and beg her to come and save the mother. On motion of Mr. Montague, the Convention adjourned.
General assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Friday, Feb. 15, 1861. Called to order at 12 o'clock, Lieut. Gov. Montague in the Chair. A communication was received from the House announcing the passage by that body of Senate bill for protecting fisheries on the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay, with slight amendments, which were concurred in by the Senate. Bills Reported.--To incorporate the Staffordsville Toll-Bridge Company; to amend the charter of the Bank of Commerce of Fredericksburg; for the appointment of a public administrator in each county and corporation; for the relief of Celia Edmunds; to legalize proceedings on Sunday in certain cases; providing for the voluntary enslavement of George, Shed, Sam and Sukey, persons of color in the county of Buckingham. A Petition was presented from the commanding officers of the 181st Regiment Virginia militia, asking for a work on military tactics. Resolutions.--On motion of Mr. August, Resolved, That a
Montgomery, Harvie of Amelia, Clemens of Ohio, Macfarland of Richmond City, McComic of Cabell, Montague of Matthews and Middlesex, Price of Greenbrier, Southall of Allenmarie, Willey of Monongalia, Bry issue tickets of admission for Monday, equal to the number for members to distribute. Mr. Montague said he did not like the resolution. [Loud cheers from the crowd.] The President statedtition of the offence, he would at once order the Sergeant-at-Arms to clear the gallery. Mr. Montague proceeded to say that he would not vote for any resolution that inaugurated favoritism, for h Federal Government possessed the power to coerce a State could have obtained credence. Mr. Montague rose to a point of order. He would not submit to this partial mode of proceeding. He protesCarlile had no objection to withdrawing the resolution. He had accomplished his object. Mr. Montague insisted that he could not withdraw it without the consent of the Convention. Mr. Carlil
token, $2 ½ cents; for paper, the same as allowed the Public Printer. It also proposes to furnish copies for mailing at two cents each, and to republish the matter in such convenient form for binding as may be ordered by the Convention. Mr. Montague said that the Convention, by its vote, had determined to publish the proceedings, and had indicated the Enquirer as the organ of publication. He moved, by way of relieving the President from his difficulty, that the Secretary of the Commonweaee, under a resolution adopted yesterday, to inquire and report upon the compensation for the officers of the Convention: Messrs. Johnson of Richmond, Hubbard of Ohio, Gregory of King William, Coffman of Rockingham, and Sheffey of Smythe. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, in the Chair. Report from the Committee on elections. Mr. Haymond, from the Committee on Elections, submitted a report embodying "a list of the persons who seem to have been elected to the Convention, and the certificat
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