resolutions of inquiry into expediency were offered, viz: By Mr. Fleming, of reporting a bill instructing the Board of Public Works to divide the Staunton and Parkersburg Road into two sections, and appoint a superintendent for each section; by Mr. Watson, of amending the 6th section of chapter 200 of the Code of Virginia; by Mr. Richardson, of amending and re-enacting the 9th section of an act passed February 12th, 1853, entitled an act to incorporate the Bank of Wheeling; by Mr. Collier, of reH. Gilmer, Hoffman, Hopkins, Hunt, Leftwich, Lundy, Lynn, Mallory, Thomas Martin, McGehee, Medley, Miles, Mong, Morris, Phelps, Pretlow, Pritchard, Richardson, Wyndlram Robertson, R. K. Robinson, Rives, Scott, Shannon, James K. Smith, Tomlin, Arthur Watson, West, Wilson, Wingfield, and Yerby--48.
So the bill was lost, for want of a constitutional majority.
On motion of Mr. Graham, the vote was reconsidered.
On motion of Mr. Chapman, the bill was laid on the table.
Port of Richmond,Feb. 23, 1861.High water this day (Friday) at 2½ o'clk.
Steamship Jamestown, Skinner, N. York, mdz. and passengers, Ludlam & Watson.
Schr. E. M. Perry, Sampson, Charleston, coal, W. D. Colquitt & Co.
Schr. Julia Maine, Preston, Boston via Norfolk, mdz., W. D. Colquitt & Co.
Schr. Judge Harrington, Shaw, Newport via Petersburg, mdz., W. D. Colquitt & Co.
Schr. Andrew Armstrong, Matthews, down the river, light.
Steamer Pocahon as, Travers, Baltimore, mdz. and passengers, D. & W. Currie.
City Point, Feb. 20, 1861.
Steamer Yorktown, Parrish, Richmond.
Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Richmond.
Steamer Virginia, Kelly, Richmond.
Dan. ship Gustave & Marie, Capt. Johanneson, (60 days,) with cargo salt from Liverpool.
Steamer Yorktown, Parrish, New York.
Steamer Geo. Peabody, Pritchard, Baltimore.
Steamer Virginia, Kelly, Philadelphia.