ute the committee.
On motion of Mr. Forbes, a committee of three was appointed to bring in a bill for the relief of Wm. M. Rume, Sheriff of Fauquier, from damages, to the extent of $532.64, paid by him under circumstances worthy of consideration.
The committee, consisting of Messrs. Forbes, Burks and Harrison, brought in a bill in a few minutes, directing the Auditor of Public Accounts to pay the amount; which was passed — ayes 72 nose 3
The resolution offered a few days ago by Mr. Woonson, declaring the Confederate Conscription act unconstitutional, but counselling a patriotic obedience to it, was called up by Mr. Hunter, who offered a substitute, declaring the act perfectly constitutional, and advising obedience &c; which, together with the original, was laid upon the table, without discussion.
The Speaker presented to the House a letter of resignation from Charles T. Friend, Esq, the delegate from Chesterfield, upon which.
Mr. Rives offered a resolution, which