and other property at Saltville, was passed by a vote of ayes 27, noes 13.
Mr. Grice offered a preamble and resolution in regard to the arrest and sentence to hard labor by Beast Butler, of the Rev. Geo M. Bain, Wm. H. H. Hodges, and Rev. John H. Wingfield, of Portsmouth, and requesting the Governor to invite the attention of the Confederate Government to the fact, and respectfully ask that the facts may be investigated, and if found as stated and believed, that three citizens of the Federaorities, be held at hard labor as hostages for these three citizens of Virginia; and if none, that three Federal officers be placed at hard labor, one with ball and chain, on the public streets, and held as hostages for Messrs. Bain, Hodges and Wingfield.
The preamble and resolution were unanimously agreed to.
The report of the joint committee relative to the exemption of State officers, was considered until the hour for recess.
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