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The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], On to Richmond — speech of Mr. Gurley on the army bill. (search)
on offered a resolution, which was adopted, requesting the Auditor of Public Accounts to furnish the Senate with estimates of taxation upon several subjects mentioned in the resolution. Resolution of inquiry. Mr. Alderson offered a resolution directing the Committee on Military Affairs to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill for the appropriation of a sum of money to repair the road from the Warm Springs in Bath county to the Greenbrier river, at Marlon's Bottom, in Pocahontas county, to facilitate the transportation of army supplies. Covington and Ohio Railroad. On motion of Mr. Christian, of Augusta, it was-- Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be requested to furnish the Senate with an estimate of the lowest cost, and of the earliest point of time, at which the uncompleted work on the Covington and Ohio Railroad can be made available, by temporary tracks or otherwise, for transportation purposes, as far westward as the White Sulphur Springs.
ed to be printed. The bill to amend section 27 of chapter 24 of the code (new edition) so as to provide for an additional clerk in the Adjutant General's office, was taken up. The bill was rejected, no quorum voting. Subsequently it was reconsidered and laid on the table. The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were referred to the appropriate committees: By Mr. Lockwood--Of building a military road from Warm Springs, in Bath county, to Greenbrier bridge in Pocahontas county. By Mr. Buford--Of changing the names of Scott and Buchanan counties. By Mr. Wright--Of incorporating the York River Transportation Company. A bill to incorporate the Petersburg Iron Works was reported from the Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures, and was read a first and second time. The bill to authorize the organization of ten companies of ten companies of Rangers for frontier service, was taken up; but, after a brief discussion, was, on motion of Mr.Colema