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The Daily Dispatch: may 20, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Tuesday, 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
p. The first affirming that Confederate money ought to be taken in payment for debts, and affirming those enemies of the Government who refuse to take it, was passed. The second resolution recommending the Congress of the Confederate States to make Confederate notes a legal tender, and instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives to vote for the passage of such as act, was rejected. The vote resulted — yeas 3, nays 25, as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Alderson, Finney, and Pats--3. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Ball, Branch, Carraway, Carson, Collter, Dickinson of Prince Edward, Dickenson of Grayson, Greever, Hart, Johnson, Logan, Massie; McKenney, Neeson, Newlon, Newman, Pennybacker, Quesenberry. Robertson, Thomas of Henry, Thompson, Urquhart, Whittle, and Whitten--25. The third resolution, in regard to the States guaranteeing the Confederate bonds in their several Confederate proportions, was taken up and adopted. A resolution from the House, providing