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y, calling upon the Governor for information concerning the number of persons exempted by him because necessary to the State Government, their status, age and occupation, with other information that may be deemed pertinent to the matter. Also, adopted, a resolution calling upon the Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute for information concerning the number of State and pay cadets, their age, and the time of their entry. The bill to increase the per diem of the members of the General Assembly, and its officers, was taken up as the order of the day, and passed as it came from the committee. [The provisions of the bill provide for forty dollars per diem as the pay of a member, fifty dollars for each of the presiding officers, forty dollars for the doorkeeper, sergeant-at-arms and assistant clerk, and fifteen dollars for the pages.] The House then went into secret session upon motion of Mr. Hutchinson, of Mason. When the doors re-opened, the House adjourned.
ual mode cannot be devised to secure the speedy shipment to Confederate prisoners of war confined in Northern dungeons of packages sent them by their friends to promote their comfort and well-being. Mr. Castleman introduced a joint resolution, addressed to our representatives in Congress, calling upon them to urge the passage of a bill to mount and equip the cavalry, and make that branch of the service more efficient. The resolution was ordered to be laid over under the rules. Mr. Hutchinson introduced a joint resolution to encourage the production of supplies, and recommending the repeal of all laws now upon the statute books in relation to impressments. The resolution lies over under the rules. The Committee on Propositions and Grievances reported adversely to the resolution of Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, in relation to the opening of Capitol Square gates. The bill for the relief of Tucker Carrington, of Mecklenburg, to allow him eighteen hundred dollars for a slave hu
ret session and remained therein till a late hour, after which the doors were thrown open and the Senate adjourned. House of Delegates. The House met at 11 A. M. Speaker Sheffey in the chair. The resolution to extend the session for thirty days from the 6th instant was taken up. Mr. Staples, of Patrick, moved to strike out thirty days and insert ten days. In his opinion, all the urgent business necessary to be transacted could be gotten through with in that time. Mr. Hutchinson, of Mason, was opposed to any extension of the session. The last 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 ex
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