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ordon, late Sheriff of Powhatan county. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and appropriately referred: By Mr. Neal, of reporting Senate bill No. 423 of last, session, for incorporating the Parkersburg Bridge Company; by Mr. Paxton, referring so much of the Governor's Message as relates to sale of the works, property and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company to M. Beloit de Minteres & Co., to the Committee of Roads and Internal Navigation; by Mr. Quesenberry, of reporting a bill for the relief of the infant children of H. H. Samuel, of the State of Alabama, so as to compensate them for a slave condemned for felony in the County Court of Amherst; by Mr. French petition of J. O. Cox, to be refunded a certain amount of fees paid to the Register of the Land Office, and by him into the treasury: by Mr. Carraway, of reporting a special act authorizing the Governor to commission the "Home Guard" of the city of Portsmouth, as an independent company
ted.--By Mr. Thompson, for the relief of Josephine Harper. Petitions.--The following petitions were presented: By Mr. Coghill, petition of Geo. Woodson, and other slaves of A. S. Goodson, asking the enactment of a law authorizing their voluntary enslavement. By Mr. H. W. Thomas, petition of Celia Edmunds, asking certain relief. Mr. Carson presented sundry petitions in favor of the Strasburg connection. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted: By Mr. Quesenberry, of amending the charter of the Bank of Commerce, of Fredericksburg; by Mr. Townes, of amending the charter of the Bank of Danville; by Mr. Neal, to authorize Thos. Chancellor to construct a wharf on his land, on the South side of the Little Kanawha River, near its mouth. Change of Hour.--On motion of Mr. Johnson, it was Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns to-day, it will adjourn to meet at 11 o'clock to-morrow, and at the same hour on each succeeding day until otherwise
rizing the Circuit Courts of the Commonwealth to convert decrees of divorce a mease et thoro in to decrees a vinculo matrimoni whenever, in the opinion of said Courts, and upon proper evidence, such decree may be right; by Mr. Newman, of reporting a bill for the relief of John Ferguson, late Sheriff of Wayne county; by Mr. A. D. Dickinson, of authorizing the company of volunteers called the Loch Leven Rangers to be organized with a less number than now authorized by law. Petition.--Mr. Quesenberry presented the petition of Edgar McCloud, asking for the enslavement of certain free negroes. Bills Passed.--House bill incorporating the Norfolk County Railway Company, with various amendments by Mr. McKenney; Senate bill authorizing the County Court of Rockingham county to loan to the Manassas Gap Railroad Company a sum of money; authorizing the Superintendent of the Armory to provide quarters for a portion of the Public Guard; Senate bill to amend the act to amend the pilot laws
order of Independent Brethren; to incorporate the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Richmond; for the relief of Francis Hanna, of Prince William county. Resolutions of Inquiry Adopted.--By Mr. Taliaferro, of amending the 8th section of chapter 184 of the Code, so as to authorize the lawyers practicing in any Court at all times, to inspect the papers and records of such Courts, free of charge: by Mr. Richmond, of amending the charter of the Southwestern Bank of Virginia at Wytheville; by Mr. Quesenberry, of extending the corporate limits of the town of Fredericksburg; by the same, referring so much of the Auditor's report as refers to the claim of T. N. Fitzhugh against the Commonwealth, to the Committee on Finance. Indefinitely Postponed.--Senate bill to authorize Howell L. Thomas, of Richmond city, to sell and convey all the real estate in said city, of which Bertrand Labourroir died seized and possessed; was indefinitely postponed, the committee to whom it was referred having r
he General Assembly and Convention, now in session — which were read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time; a bill for the relief of John M. Jones, late Sheriff of Pendleton county; a bill for the relief of John H. Dunlary, late Sheriff of Mathews county; a bill for the voluntary enslavement of Thomas Garland and Mary Anderson, free persons of color, of the county of Hanover. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were offered and referred. By Mr. Quesenberry, of incorporating the Oxford Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company, in the county of Caroline; by Mr. August, of allowing Mrs. Martha Jane Eckert to marry again. Mr. McKenney called for the order of the day — the bill releasing the schooner Pauline from the payment of Commonwealth's claim to a fine imposed for an alleged violation of the inspection laws. The bill was passed. Bills Passed.--Senate bill to authorize an issue of arms to Titus V. Williams, of the county of Taze
f Virginia of Richmond; to amend the act incorporating the Springfield and Deep Run Coal Mining and Manufacturing Company; in relation to printing the acts of Assembly; for the incorporation of the Home Mining and Manufacturing Company; for the relief of the securities of Ruse Browning, Sheriff of Logan county. Resolutions of Inquiry.--By Mr. Greever, to reassess the lands of the estate of William King, dec'd, and Thomas L. Preston, lying in the counties of Smyth and Washington; by Mr. Quesenberry, of authorizing the Auditor to allow Sheriffs who were delinquents in the payment of the revenue of their respective counties and cities, on the 15th day of December last, their forfeited commissions, provided such Sheriffs shall have paid such delinquencies as well as the entire amount of revenue of such counties and cities on or before the 15th March inst. Election of Major and Brigadier Generals.--Mr. Newman proposed the following joint resolution, which lays over one day, under
argument against the postponement, and in favor of the passage of the bill. He was followed by Mr. H. W. Thomas in opposition. At the conclusion of Mr. Thomas remarks, Mr. Carson spoke briefly in support of the measure. The vote was then taken on the indefinite postponement of the bill, with the following result: Yeas.--Messrs. Carter, Coghill, Critcher, Day, J. Dickenson, Douglass, Greever, Hubbard, Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Massie, Nash, Neeson, Newlon, Pate, Quesenberry, Rives, Smith, Stuart, Taliaferro, H. W. Thomas, Townes, Urquhart and Wickham--26. Nays.--Messrs. Brannon, Bruce, Caldwell, Carson, Claiborne, A. D. Dickinson, Early, French, Gatewood, Isbell, Neal, Paxton and Thompson-- 13. Bills Passed.--Senate bill to provide for the voluntary enslavement of Thomas Garland and Mary Anderson, persons of color, in the county of Hanover; Senate bill to amend the third and fourth sections of an act passed March 15, 1850, to provide for the inspec
lted in — ayes 24, noes 20. The motion recurring on the adoption of the amendment, it was rejected — ayes 21, noes 24. The bill, with but a few slight verbal amendments, was passed by the following vote: Ayes.--Messrs. Armstrong, August, Bruce, Carson, Carraway, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, John Dickenson, Asa B. Dickinson, Douglass, Early, French, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell. Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Massie, McKenney, Nash, Newlon, Newman, Pate, Paxton, Pennybacker, Quesenberry, Tallaferro, Thompson, and Urquhast--32. Nays.--Messrs. Brannon, Caldwell, Carter, Critcher, Neal, Neeson, Rives, Stuart, Henry W. Thomas, Townes, and Wickham--11. Bills Passed.--Senate bill organizing a volunteer company of cavalry in Albemarle county; Senate bill amending the charter of the Black Lick and Plaster Bank Turnpike Company; Senate bill to incorporate the Cove Creek Lead, Copper and Iron Manufacturing Company in the county of Tazewell; Senate bill authorizing the Lo
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Thursday, March 28th, 1861. The Senate met at the usual hour, Lieut. Gov. Montague in the chair. On motion, the Committee on Enrolled Bills was enlarged by the addition of the following names: Messrs. Nash, Claiborne, Newman, A. D. Dickinson, and Quesenberry. The following House bills, communicated during the morning, were read a third time and passed: Authorizing the Board of Public Works to appoint Commissioners to estimate and report losses sustained by Wm. W. King in the construction and repair of a turnpike road; to incorporate the Tobacco Savings Bank in the city of Richmond; providing for a special election in the town of Marion, in the county of Smythe; incorporating the Farmers' and Mechanics' Insurance Company of the city of Richmond; an act to increase the pay of the Commonwealth's Attorney for the Circuit Court of the county of Ohio; making an appropriation for the removal to Virginia of the remains o
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.cheering News from Caroline county. Sparta,Va., May 7, 1861. Very little having been said in the papers of the feelings entertained, and the action taken in the present crisis, by this old county, it is due to her citizens, that your readers should know she is not behind others in her devotion to the common cause. Five volunteer companies have been, up to this time, formed in this county — the Bowling Green Guards, Captain Quesenberry; the Sparta Grays, Capt. Gouldin; The Caroline Dragoons, Capt. Swann; the Caroline Grays, Capt. Peatross, and a company just organized, and now rapidly preparing for service, the name of which I have not learned. The three first named companies are already in service, and the other two, whenever the call shall be made on them, will promptly respond, "ready, willing and waiting" The patriotism which induced the raising of each of these companies is worthy of all praise, but the circumstances under which
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