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North Carolina certain engines and cars, employed in transporting salt. The committee reported that they had canvassed all the facts, and find that the Legislature had been grossly misinformed; that they found no evidence that any trains had been diverted by State authority, but that certain parties might have been engaged in transporting salt to that State upon private account, for their own emolument, out of which had grown the State imbroglio. The report reviewed all the facts in the case, and elucidates that the Mr. Gilchrist alluded to by Governor Vance is really the agent of Colonel Clarkson for the sale of his salt in North Carolina, said salt accruing to him in consequence to the hire of his negroes at the Salt Works, the salt being exchanged for such supplies as were necessary for the prosecution of operations at the Salt Works. Mr. Tomlin obtained the floor, and pending the delivery of his remarks the hour of 3 P. M. arrived, and the House took its usual recess.
Virginia Legislature. [Extra session.] Wednesday, March 29, 1865. The Senate met at 12 o'clock, but no quorum appearing, a motion to adjourn was agreed to. House of Delegates. The House met at noon, and was called to order by J. Bell Bigger, Assistant Clerk, in the absence of both Speaker and Clerk. The Clerk read a telegram from Speaker Sheffey, announcing that he would be unable to reach the city before Friday. Mr. English, of Henrico, moved that Mr. Tomlin, of King William, be elected Speaker pro tempore. Much discussion ensued touching the parliamentary usage under the circumstances, in which the House found itself without a Speaker and without a quorum. The roll was called, and thirty-four members answered to their names. Finally, on motion of Mr. Holden, the House adjourned.
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