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House of Delegates. Saturday, Feb.16, 1861. The House was called to order, at 11 A. M., by Mr. Tomlin, of King William, and opened with prayer. A message was received from the Senate, announcing the passage of certain Senate and House bills by that body; the former of which were read and appropriately referred. Bills Reported.--Bills were reported for amending an act concerning the voluntary enslavement of free negroes, and providing for the purchase of books of instruction
Washington and Alexandria Railroad.--House bill amending an act incorporating a company to construct a railroad from Alexandria to Washington on the plan of James S. French being on its second reading, was debated on its merits in favor of by Messrs. Tomlin and Segar, and in opposition to by Messrs. Myers and McKenzie, and, on motion, was finally laid on the table.
Proposed Change of Hour of Meeting, &c.--Mr. Keen asked the indulgence of the House to read a resolution which he proposed to o