st session was postponed three or four times, and more time was consumed in the discussion of the postponement question than would have sufficed to transact all the business before the body.
Mr. Fleming, of Highland, wanted the session extended; but did not want to fix any definite time for the adjournment.
He submitted a resolution that the session be extended, but left the time blank.
Mr. Bouldin advocated the extension of the session for a period not to exceed ten days.
Mr. Winston wanted to fix a limit, for then the body would have an incentive to work up to it; otherwise, the session would be prolonged indefinitely.
Mr. Woolfolk moved to strike out ten days and insert five days.
The House finally resolved to extend the session for eight days by a vote of ayes, 71; noes, 36.
Mr. Saunders, of Richmond, introduced a joint resolution to appoint a committee of five from each House to confer with the Confederate authorities and see if some modification of