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es of soldiers within the lines of the lines of the enemy. We have not had an opportunity of examining the bill, but understand that it contemplates the distribution of this fund to the counties overrun by the enemy, through agents to be appointed to represent the county in the matter. A proposition was made to prevent the exchange of Confederate money appropriated under this bill for other currency at less than specie value, which was properly, in our judgment, opposed by Mr. Monroe, of Hampshire, upon the ground that it would render the appropriation entirely useless in the very portions of country where it was designed to be operative and effective. The passage of this bill will doubtless exert a sanitary influence upon those gallant men who have left their homes and families within the enemy's lines. Even if the objects of the bill are not attained to the extent contemplated, its passage will go to show that the State of Virginia is not unmindful of the welfare of those wh
ia, and thereupon the President pro tem. appointed Messrs. Garrison, Nash and Garnett as said committee on the part of the Senate. A communication received from the Second Auditor in response to a resolution of the Senate calling for a report of the arrears of interest due on the funded debt of the State since January 1, 1861, was read, and, on motion of Mr. Newman, of Mason, referred to Committee on Finance. The Senate then went into secret session on motion of Mr. Armstrong, of Hampshire, after which, on the opening of the doors, it adjourned. House of Delegates. The House assembled at noon, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Taylor, army missionary. The following bills were introduced: By Mr. Brooke, from the Committee of Courts of Justice.--A bill amendatory of the act declaring what contracts shall be payable in currency. By Mr. Anderson, from the Military Committee.--A bill amending and re-enacting the act disbanding the One Hundred and Seve
posing to regulate the prices of agricultural products, or whatever other supplies the Confederate Government needs, or may desire to purchase, so that the Government, in getting supplies for the war service, shall make its purchases just as the people do, at the current market rates. Lies over under the rules. Mr. Collier, of Petersburg, introduced joint resolutions inquiring why our soldiers have not been paid off, some for eight and others for twelve months. Mr. Armstrong, of Hampshire, introduced an amendment instructing the Committee on Confederate Relations to ascertain what, if any, steps are being taken by the Confederate Congress to secure the object of the resolution.--Adopted. The resolutions and amendments were afterwards, on motion of Mr. Hunter, referred to the Committee on Confederate Relations. The Senate then resolved into secret session, and, after throwing the doors open, adjourned. House of Delegates. The House was called to order at n
d to order at 12 o'clock M. by Mr. Johnson, President pro tem. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Jeter. A communication was read from the Governor, in response to a resolution introduced in the Senate a few days since upon the subject of exemption of State officers. Referred to Joint Committee on Exemptions. Mr. Christian, of Augusta, from the Committee on Banks, reported a bill providing for the transfer of the Bank of Pittsylvania from Chatham to Danville. On motion of Mr. Armstrong, of Hampshire, the Senate resolved itself into secret session; after which the doors were thrown open and a motion for adjournment was adopted. House of delegates. The House assembled at noon. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Woodbridge. Mr. Smith, member elect from Amherst, qualified as a member of the House and took his seat. Mr. Miller, of Lee, introduced a preamble and joint resolutions on the subject of peace, recommending separate State action and convention of the States with a view to
have heretofore been living as man and wife, he shall register their names and the date of their marriage." This should be considered lawful marriage, and legitimate the children of the parties. He is at a loss what to suggest in regard to the James River and Kanawha canal. "It has been a great expense to the State." "He thinks there are too many salaried officers." Regards the crossing of the Alleghanies by the canal as impracticable. The Governor recommends that the Loudoun and Hampshire railroad be given to any company who will complete and equip the road to the coal-fields of Hampshire county. The Capitol needs thorough repair. A new court-house is needed for the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals. The one destroyed by fire was not in the best place, and plans for the election of a building, fire-proof, at a different site, are now being prepared by Colonel Rives. The Governor proposes a commission to equitable part of the State debt on West Virginia. The s
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