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ied — ayes 25, noes 19. The vote by which the bill had been read a third time was also reconsidered. The motion to reconsider the vote on the amendment, resulted in — ayes 24, noes 20. The motion recurring on the adoption of the amendment, it was rejected — ayes 21, noes 24. The bill, with but a few slight verbal amendments, was passed by the following vote: Ayes.--Messrs. Armstrong, August, Bruce, Carson, Carraway, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, John Dickenson, Asa B. Dickinson, Douglass, Early, French, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell. Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Massie, McKenney, Nash, Newlon, Newman, Pate, Paxton, Pennybacker, Quesenberry, Tallaferro, Thompson, and Urquhast--32. Nays.--Messrs. Brannon, Caldwell, Carter, Critcher, Neal, Neeson, Rives, Stuart, Henry W. Thomas, Townes, and Wickham--11. Bills Passed.--Senate bill organizing a volunteer company of cavalry in Albemarle county; Senate bill amending the charter of the Black Lick and Plaster Bank<
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Thursday, March 14, 1861. The Senate was called to order at 10 o'clock, Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, in the Chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Brown. Bills Passed.--Senate bill to increase the pay of certain officers of the Public Guard; House bill to amend chapter 108 of the Code, concerning births, marriages and deaths. On motion of Mr. Douglass, House bill providing for payment of the Peace Commissioners was taken up, and he offered the following amendments: To insert $10 per day instead of $8; also, to give $6 per day additional to John Tyler. The amendments were agreed to, and the bill was passed unanimously.--Senate bill for the relief of the securities of Robert Chambers, Sheriff of Boone county; Senate bill to incorporate the Coal and Oil Company of Braxton county; Senate bill to incorporate the Common wealth Savings Bank, of Richmond; Senate bill to amend the charter of the Virginia Car-Spring Company; also, to amend ce
nthusiasm, waving their handkerchiefs and smiling their approval. But yesterday evening was the grand climax; large numbers of citizens turned out to meet the Richmond delegation, which arrived between 8 and 9 o'clock at night. The booming of cannon, the firing of rockets, the glare of torches, with the inspiring strains of the band, these all united to give grand effect to the living tableau. The geat jubilee was held at Jarratt's Hotel; there the crowd was el oquently addressed by Messrs. Douglass of the Senate, Roger A. Pryor, Gordon of Albemarle, Crenshaw of Richmond, Wallace, and others. My space does not allow me to give even an outline of these graceful and appropriate speeches; suffice it to say, they were warmly received, and gave the highest satisfaction. So much for politics. Bishop Johns is expected here the latter part of this week to administer the rite of confirmation at the two Episcopal churches.--I learn that the number to be confirmed is quite large. He w
suspending, for 12 months, the judgment of the Circuit Court of Richmond city against Wm. Stratton and Henry Farley, of Logan county, upon a note for $1,950. Laid over under rules. Virginia Canal Company.--On motion, House bill to incorporate the Virginia Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and franchises of the James River and Kanawha Company thereto, was referred to a committee, with instructions, to report as early as possible, Committee: Messrs. Neeson, Paxton, August, Logan, Douglass, and Brannon. Communication from the Governor.--The President laid before the Senate a message from the Executive, transmitting a communication from Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana, enclosing a joint resolution adopted by the General Assembly of that State, calling for a Convention to amend the Constitution of the United States. Also, transmitting a communication from Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, communicating an authenticated copy of a joint resolution t
d. Laid on the Table.--The bill to incorporate the Parkersburg Bridge Company was taken from the table, and after various amendments had been adopted, and some time consumed in consideration of the subject, on motion of Mr. Neal, it was laid on the table. Covington and Ohio Railroad.--The bill for the partial suspension of the sale of State bonds, and to provide for complying with contracts already made upon the Covington and Ohio Railroad, was taken from the table on motion of Mr. Douglass, and made the order of the day for Wednesday next, at 11 o'clock. Voluntary Enslavement.--The bill providing for the voluntary enslavement of free negroes, was made the order of the day for Monday next. Bank Bills.--The various bills on the table providing for rechartering the Banks, &c., was made the order for Monday. Joint Resolutions.--The following joint resolutions were laid over under the rules: By Mr. August, 1. Resolved, by the General Assembly of Virgin
order, because involving the same principle as voted on and rejected yesterday. Mr. Neeson appealed from the decision; on which the yeas and nays were called, and resulted — yeas 13, nays 18. The Senate refusing to sustain the Chair, the amendment of Mr. Armstrong was considered and rejected — yeas 17, nays 18. The vote on the passage of the bill was recorded as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Brannon, Bruce, Carson, Carraway, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, Dickinson of Price Edward, Douglass, Finney, French, Hubbard, Johnson, Lynch, Marshall, McKenney, Nash, Newman, Pate, Pennybacker, Quesenberry, Smith, and Thompson--28. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, August, Dickenson of Grayson, Gatewood, Greever, Layne, Logan, Neeson, Newton, Paxton, Stuart, Townes, and Wickham--13. Belmont Bridge Company.--The bill suspending the levying of taxes by the State on the Wheeling and Belmont Bridge Company for six years, was next called up and passed. Virginia Canal Bill.--On motion o
humiliation to which no man who has once inhaled the bracing airs of intellectual freedom, will ever submit. We know no party in the present issue but the South, and no enemy but that sectional enemy of the South which struck from its platform the word National, and inscribed upon its banners an "Irrepressible Conflict" with Southern Honor, Property and Peace. Upon such a question as this, there are, there ought to be no Whigs, no Democrats.--Ardent supporters of Bell and Everett, of Douglass, and of Breckinridge, are found battling side by side under the Southern banner. Let those who dream that it is merely a political party which is now arrayed in behalf of Southern Independence, explain to us why that large portion of the community, which never takes part in politics, and which is composed of the best educated and the most virtuous members of society, we mean the Clergy and the Ladies, are found almost unanimous in behalf of Union with the South, instead of Union with the N
House, in relation to the removal of certain guns within the limits of the State, in order that he might offer a substitute. Agreed to. The substitute of Mr. Douglass, among other things, sets forth that. whereas, It has come to the knowledge of the Legislature that a large number of heavy guns, manufactured at Bellona ce to resist every and any attempt to remove the same beyond the reach and the control of the Government of the State. The matter was fully discussed by Messrs. Douglass, Avoust, Thompson and Neeson, in favor, and Messrs. Thomas, of Fairfax, Wickham, and Carter against it. Motions were made to lay the resolution and subsSenate then took up Senate bill appropriating a sum of money to purchase certain ordnance and material of J. L. Archer, of Bellona Foundry, in this State. Mr. Douglass stated that the arms are not now for sale, and therefore moved to lay the bill on the table, and again take up the resolution. Mr. Neeson favored the moti
he bad faith of deliberative bodies, were them that the time has arrived "when the people should take into their own hands the powers that emanate from themselves, and exercise the same by virtue of the right of revolution"--that they "nullify and ignore" the Convention, and advice a voluntary Convention of the people in Richmond on some day in June, which will represent the sentiments, wishes; rights, and chivalry of the proud old Commonwealth — and approving the course of Col. G. W. Richardson in the Convention. It was advised that the delegates to the proposed Convention should be elected on the fourth Thursday in May at the time of the general elections. The meeting expressed its confidence in Mr. W. R. Newton, the able delegate from the country, and re-nominated him for election.--Mr. N. accepted the nomination in an eloquent speech. The thanks of the meeting were voted to B. B. Douglass, Senator from King William, for his part in the Bellona Arsenal guns affair.
Port of Richmond,April 16, 1861. high water this day (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock. Sailed. Steamer Virginia, Kelly, Philadelphia, mdze. and passengers, C. P. Cardozo. Schr. John L. Redner, Cordery, New York, mdze., W., D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. Butterfly, Hubbard, Baltimore, mdze., W. D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. Corno, Holbrook, New York, coal, W. D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. Alvarado, Slover, Norfolk, mdze., W. D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. R. P. King, Leeds, down the river, light. Schr. Nelly D., Studdams, Stamford, coal, Midlothian Co. Schr. Angeline Vanclief, Lemond, down the river, light. Schr. Canvoy, Merrill, down the river, light. Schr. Rough and Ready, Moore, down the river, light. Schr. Florida, Hayes, down the river, light. Schr. Mary Jane,--, down the river, light. Brig Jaffa, (Br.,) Douglass, Halifax, flour, Hax-all, Crenshaw & Co.
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