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General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Saturday, March 9, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock, Mr. Johnson in the chair, and opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Moorman, of the Methodist Church. The resolution passed by the House on Friday, for the relief of the Sheriffs of the Commonwealth, having been reported, Mr. Wickham proposed the following amendment, which was adopted: "In any settlement with Sheriffs against whom judgments have been rendered for the taxes of 1860, the said Auditor shall remit all damages except so much only as may be necessary to pay expenses of the collection of said judgments, provided that said taxes are paid prior to the 1st day of April next." At the suggestion of Mr. Pate, it was further amended so as to provide that Sheriffs shall have the number of days now allowed them for traveling, after the 1st of April, to make such payments. The resolution as amended, was adopted by a vote of ayes 29, n
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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Note. --The following is the substance of the report of the committee in reference to printing the debates, submitted by Mr. Wickham on Monday: "The committee to whom was referred the contract with the proprietors of the Enquirer, for reporting and publishing the debates of the Convention, report that they have had a correspondence with the Auditor of Public Accounts, from which it is ascertained that that officer, in auditing the accounts connected with this contract, allows the proprietors to the Enquirer payment for 'the proportion horne by the paper which contained the debates to the whole paper published,' and not for the 'whole paper.' "Your committee regard this as the point in the contract to which their attention was to be particularly directed. Approving the construction placed upon this branch of the contract, by the Auditor, the committee ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject."
The Daily Dispatch: March 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], More Plucking of the