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five to inquire from the deficiency of quantity and quality of rations given to on the Richmond, and also their general treatment. Agreed to. Mr. Hailery offered a resolution, that with the of the Senate, the House will, on Tuesday next, proceed to the election of Penitentiary Storekeeper. Agreed to. Mr. Megender moved that the House take up the engrossed bill for enlarging the powers of Circuit Courts relative to prisoners in certain cases, which and the bill passed. Mr. Tomlin offered a resolution instructing the Committee on Courts of Justice to inquire into the expedience of protecting by law the private property of citizens of this State from arbitrary impressment by Confederate officers. An amendment was ordered by Mr. Saunders, but as a discussion was likely to arise, the Speaker announced that the joint business of the Route would be taken up, and at 11 o'clock the of the joint order for the Election of Senator was resumed, and the Clerk proceeded to cal
of this act, shall receive no pay, clothing, rations, or other allowances for services thereafter. 7. This act shall be in force from its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent therewith are hereby repealed. On motion of Mr. Tomlin, the Committee on Courts were instructed to inquire into the expediency of requiring all railroad companies to receive matter for transportation by weight. Mr. Anderson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted a report, which wase General Assembly of Virginia are due, and are hereby tendered, to Major-General John B Floyd, for the zeal, gallantry, ability, and untiring devotion which he his exhibited in the command of the forces of this State. Resolved, That the thanks of the General Assembly are also tendered to the officers and soldiers under the command of Major General Floyd for the efficiency and gallantry displayed by them while in the service of the State. On motion of Mr. Tomlin, the House adjourned
tion was agreed to — ayes noes 7 On motion of Mr Noland, the bill prohibiting the unnecessary distillation of grain into spirituous liquors was read the first and second times and ordered to its engrossment. [The bill imposes a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $5,000, with imprisonment at the discretion of the Court, for each offence — the penalty not to apply to distillation by the Confederate Government for medical purposes of grain heretofore purchased.] On motion of Mr. Tomlin, the bill requiring railroad companies to receive all articles for transportation by weight was taken up and ordered to its engrossment. The consideration of the order of the day — the bill for securing representation in the General Assembly from counties held by the public enemy — was resumed and further amended and discussed until 3 o'clock, at which hour, without disposing of the subject. On motion of Mr. Bouldin, the House took a recess until 7½ o'clock. Evening Sessio
of Delegates as far as received: Albemarle — B H Magruder and — Branch. Alexandria — Harrod Snowden. Amherst — Paulus Powell. Bedford — W M Burwell and Alex Jordan. Berkeley — Israel Robinson and Robert W Hunter. Campbell — F B Dean and Daniel Marr. Charles City, James City, and New Kent — W S Slater, (?) Chesterfield — Wm Ambers. Dinwiddie — H C Worsham. Greensville and Sussex — W T Lundy. Henrico — Joseph J English, (?) Henry — Samuel J Mullins, (50 majority.) King William--Harrison B Tomlin. Marion — A S Haymond and Stephen A Morgan. Monongalia — Evans, Stewart, (?) Montgomery — Douthat. Nansemond — N E Riddick. Nelson — J M Shelton. Petersburg — A M Kelley. Pittsylvania — A Buford and John Gilmer. Prince George and Surry — Taylor. Richmond City — Wyndham Robertson, D J Sounders, and D J Burr. Roanoke — Dyeric. Rockingham — Harris, Kinney, and, Walker. Southampt
sham offered a resolution instructing the Committee on Confederate Relations to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill prohibiting persons engaged in speculation in the necessaries of life from making any purchase of real estate; and also of imposing a like prohibition upon all able-bodied young men who have not been in the Confederate States army. The resolution was subjected to a number of amendments and then agreed to. The following resolutions of inquiry were offered: By Mr. Tomlin: Of providing by law for an agency for furnishing cotton and cotton cards to citizens at cost. By Mr. Chalmers: Of imposing an additional tax on all lands purchased since the beginning of the war and during the continuance of the war. By the same: Of repealing so much of the existing law as prohibits the planting of more than 80,000 hills of tobacco by one individual. By Mr. Haymond, of Braxton: Of requiring producers to dispose of their surplus produce at prices not exceeding the prices
ted a preamble and resolutions recommending a council with the President and Secretary of War, with a view of ascertaining whether more men are desired for the Confederate army from the State of Virginia; and upon the expediency, in that event, of supplying the deficiency with exempts, detailed men, and able-bodied men above the maximum conscript age; and of filling their places with disabled soldiers. They were laid on the table. The following resolutions of inquiry were offered: By Mr. Tomlin: Of repealing the 55th section, 87th chapter of the Code, in relation to the production of tobacco, so as fully to protect the interests of the Commonwealth. By Mr. Dyerle. Of altering, limiting and amending the license laws of the Commonwealth, so as to prevent county and corporation Courts from issuing licenses to improper persons. By Mr. Hall: Of inquiring what legislation is necessary to prevent lands from being forfeited for non-payment of taxes which have been, or may be in the ha
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se of pay allowed shall commence from the 1st day of April, 1863, and continue for twelve months after a treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States. An amendment was offered by Mr. Marye, authorizing the Auditor of Public Accounts to pay, during the existing war, in the Treasury notes of the State, or of the Confederate States, $--to the Judges of the Circuit Courts, and $--to the Judges of the Court of Appeals. Mr. Pendleton submitted the following amendment to the amendment: "That this section shall not apply to those Judges who have voluntarily remained within the lines of the enemy, nor shall any such Judges receive any salary unless specially provided for by law." Mr. Tomlin moved to lay the whole matter on the table. The hour for the consideration of the order of the day — the Senate bill to organize the militia of the State--having arrived, it was taken up, and discussion upon it continued during the remainder of the day's session.
deration. On motion of Mr. English the amendment striking out the word Henrico was disagreed to. A report was submitted from the Committee on Roads, by Mr. Burwell, of Senate bill, without amendment, requiring railroad companies to furnish transportation without demanding prepayment; and also a bill authorizing the James River and Kanawha Canal company, and other companies of internal navigation, to regulate their own prices for transportation. From the Committee on Finance, Mr. Tomlin reported a bill for the relief of Wm. F. Ritchie, public printer. Mr. Keily offered a resolution which was agreed to, inquiring into the expediency of permitting the Petersburg iron works company to acquire and hold sufficient real estate, not exceeding fifteen thousand acres, to carry on one or more iron furnaces. On motion of Mr. Haymond, of Marion, the Committee on the Penitentiary were discharged from further consideration of the resolution to inquire into the expediency of e
enate bill to supply deficiencies for the support of the Central Lunatic Asylum was read a second time and committed. Senate bill to enlarge the powers of the Common Council of Petersburg — giving authority to suppress gaming and disorder — was ordered to its third reading and passed. The Senate's amendments to the amendments of the House to the bill to suppress gaming were taken up, and, after considerable discussion, which was participated in by Messrs. Anderson, Hall, Pendleton, Tomlin, Shackelford, and others, adopted by a vote of ayes 56, noes 45. The Senate's amendment providing that 20 per cent, of the value of all forfeited property be allowed to the Commonwealth's Attorney who prosecutes the case, was passed without discussion. On motion of Mr. Pendleton, the bill to commute the pay of the members of the General Assembly was taken up. The amount of commutation in currency was left blank, the filling of which occupied the attention of the House, the bill being u
em fugitives from their homes. I now, sir, leave this seat. I will say, proudly, without a taint on the honor or fidelity with which it has been filled, I have but one wish, sir, that it may be filled hereafter by some one abler than myself to advance the public good — by one more anxious to promote it, it cannot. Mr. Robertson's remarks were listened to with deep interest, and as soon as he had concluded his friends, taken somewhat by surprise, immediately clustered about him. Mr. Tomlin arose to make a motion, in which he trusted the House would concur without dissent. All had felt regret at the resignation tendered this morning by the representative from Richmond, Mr. Robertson. He was a gentleman whose private qualities and representative abilities were prominently displayed during his connection with this body, and at a time like this, and under the circumstances inducing his resignation, he thought that we should hesitate in parting with so valuable a member. He,
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