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r. Hunter offered a resolution, which was adopted, inquiring whether the funds appropriated for the relief of families of soldiers living within the lines, or under the control of the enemy, have, in any case, been fraudulently or improperly used or misapplied by any of the agents or other parties charged with the execution of the law. On motion of Mr. Douglas the Senate adjourned. House of delegates. The House met at noon, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Doggett. Mr. Tomlin introduced a resolution, for a bill from the Finance Committee, making it a felony for the buying or re-selling of gold and silver for the purpose of traffic within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The House took up and adopted a resolution, offered on Saturday, calling upon the Governor for information concerning the number of persons exempted by him because necessary to the State Government, their status, age and occupation, with other information that may be deemed pertinent to
irst regiment of the second-class militia all members thereof over fifty years of age, unless they voluntarily continue therein. The resolution was passed. Mr. Magruder, from a special committee, reported a bill to secure an adequate support for families of indigent soldiers, and to secure an equalization of their support in the respective counties. Mr. Ambers, of Chesterfield, submitted a preamble and joint resolution on the unjust and arbitrary impressments practiced by agents on the lines of the army extending through Chesterfield, and calling for some remotely. The resolution was adopted. The bill to increase the salaries of the governor, judges, and certain other officers of the State Government, was called up and lost on its passage.--ayes 71, noes 9--not a constitutional quorum voting. On motion of Mr. Tomlin, the vote was reconsidered and the bill laid on the table. After the transaction of some other business of no importance, the House adjourned.
t an excess over such maximum price by proper penalties. Agreed to. On motion of Mr. Christian, of Augusta, the Senate adjourned. House of Delegates. The House met at noon, and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. B. Taylor, missionary to the army. On motion of Mr. Haymond, of Marion, the House proceeded, without ascertaining whether a quorum was present, to the disposal of business, the question of a quorum to be settled when that point was raised in the proceedings. Mr. Tomlin, of King William, submitted a letter from Harold Snowden, member of the House from Alexandria county, tendering his resignation as a member of the body upon the ground that the Secretary of War had denied him a furlough from the military service to fill his seat in the House. After a lengthy discussion, a resolution, offered by Mr. Pendleton, of Ohio, was adopted, directing the Committee on Confederate Relations to inquire and report upon the case. Mr. Fry, of Madison, submitted
Local Matters. Going to the Yankees.--Detectives Jones and Reece intercepted and arrested the following negroes on Saturday night, who were making their way to the Yankee lines: Peter, slave of W. E. Tyler. of Hanover county; William, slave of R. Sedgwick, of Richmond; John, slave of Bentley Wicker, of Hanover; Aaron, slave of Neil McCurdy, of Richmond; James, slave of Mrs. Goodson, of Caroline; Edwin, slave of Alfred Dickinson, living near the Fair Grounds; Peter, slave of Mrs. Bat. Tomlin, of Hanover; Lucy Richards, slave of E. P. Lyons, of Richmond, and Emma Janc Maxfield, slave of Susan Bailey, of Richmond. The two first were drivers of wagons, in which the other negroes were riding. They were overhauled about three miles from this city, on theNine-mile road, intersecting the military road, within the inner line of fortifications, and when Messrs. Reece and Jones came up with them, which was between 9 and 10 o'clock at night, they were set upon by three white men, who
reported from the Finance Committee with a substitute, and after some discussion, on motion of Mr. Winston the bill was laid upon the table until to-morrow, in order to give members time to examine into the merits of the respective bills. Mr. Tomlin presented a voluminous response of the President of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad to a resolution of the House calling for certain information concerning the transportation of salt, etc., which documentary response was, on motion of Mr. TMr. Tomlin, referred to the Joint Committee on Salt. The joint resolution of the Senate in relation to an additional track to the Piedmont railroad was passed by the House without amendment. Mr. Burwell called for business in its order on the calendar, and the bill appropriating forty- eight thousand dollars to the Virginia Military Institute was taken up, when 1 o'clock--the hour for the consideration of the secret calendar — arrived, and the doors were closed. When the doors re-opene
ere summoned to show cause why they should not be fined for permitting water to escape from their hydrants.--Some of the parties were fined and others were dismissed. The following negroes were ordered to be whipped: Ellick, slave of Aaron Jeffries, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Peter Reynolds and stealing therefrom one pair of shoes and one pair of stockings; Charles, slave of Philip Jones, charged with felony; Jessie, slave of William H. Jones, arrested with a parcel of meat in his possession supposed to be stolen; and Henry Byrd, free negro, for assaulting and beating Minerva Byrd, his wife. The cases of John, slave of Bentley Wicker; Peter, slave of — Tyler; Aaron, slave of Neil McCurdy; George, slave of Mrs, Goodwin; Edwin, slave of Alfred Dickinson; Peter, slave of Mrs. Tomlin; William, slave of Mrs. Gouldin, and Emma, slave of Mrs. Susan Brady, charged with attempting to, and aiding in the escape of slaves to the enemy, were continued until Tuesday.
s. Stephens, Hunter and Campbell, the returned commissioners, to address the House of Delegates, in their representative capacity, on the result of their mission to Fortress Monroe, and their interview with Lincoln and Seward, and inviting the members of the State Senate, House and Senate of the Confederate Congress, to privileged seats on the floor of the Hall. The resolution met with some opposition on the ground of its exclusiveness, and the resolution was laid upon the table. Mr. Tomlin offered a resolution, which was agreed to instructing the Finance Committee to inquire into the expediency of abolishing the Public Guard of Richmond, and reporting a bill creating a substitute. Mr. Deane, of Campbell, introduced a resolution fixing the day of adjournment sine die on the 23d of February, which lies over under the rules. A resolution of thanks to Major-General William Mahone, of Virginia, his officers and men, for conspicuous gallantry during the war, were introd
te and twenty on the part of the House of Delegates to attend his funeral, were read and adopted, the rules being suspended for that purpose. On motion (at 1 o'clock), the Senate resolved into secret session. Note.--We are requested to state that Colonel Dillard, of Sussex, is detained from his seat in the Senate in consequence of severe indisposition. House of Delegates. The House met at 12 M. Mr. Magruder, of Albemarle, in the chair, in the absence of Mr. Sheffey. Mr. Tomlin, from the Joint Committee on Salt, made a report on the communication of the Governor of North Carolina concerning certain resolutions adopted by the Legislature of that State in regard to the diversion of certain engines and cars engaged in the transportation of salt to North Carolina. The bill incorporating the Richmond and Rappahannock Railroad Company was passed. The House agreed to a joint resolution appointing a delegation of its members to attend the funeral of Brigadier-G
nd forty-five years to go into active military service in the Confederate army; and that there shall be no exemptions whatever, save for disability of body; and that no quartermaster, commissary, or other officers, shall be allowed any clerks or detail between said ages, except men who have lost limbs, or have been otherwise seriously wounded or disabled in the military service." Objections being made to the consideration of the resolution this day, it lies over under the rules. Mr. Tomlin offered a resolution, directed to the Committee on Finance, to insure into the expediency of reporting a bill providing for the removal from officer of any commissioners of the revenue, or other officer found guilty of corruption in office or other incapacity. The resolution was agreed to. The bill to increase the salaries of the Governor of the Commonwealth, Judges, and other officers of the Government, was taken up and passed to its engrossment. An amendment was adopted incre
inia Legislature. [Extra session.] Senate. Monday, February 20, 1865. The Senate, immediately on assembling, went into secret session, and remained therein till adjournment. House of Delegates. The House met at 11 A. M. Mr. Tomlin introduced a bill to appoint a commissioner to settle claims between the Supervisor of Salt, Superintendent of Salt and the Commonwealth. Several other private bills were introduced. Mr. Buford asked that the select joint committee haassed: Bill amending the Code so as to increase the fees of surveyors. Bill to amend an act amending the Code so as to increase the pay of clerks and sheriffs of counties and corporations. Bill for the relief of G. W. Butts. Mr. Tomlin, from the Finance Committee, being granted leave to make a further report, reported, a bill to change the mode of paying the members of the General Assembly. At 2 o'clock the House went into secret session, and when the doors were opened,
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