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Virginia State Convention.Nineteenth day. Thursday, March 7, 1861. The Convention was called to order at the usual hour, and opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Moore, of the 1st Presbyterian Church. Finance and taxation. Mr. Brown, of Preston, offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee of --members, to be styled the Committee of Finance, whose duty it shall be to take into consideration all subjects referred to it, including State and county taxation. Mr. Brown urged the expediency of the passage of such a resolution, to meet possible contingencies in the event of a war. If the necessity should arise, every dollar that he had was at the service of the State, to arm, equip, and feed the brave men in the field. --He proceeded to contradict the allegation made in a local newspaper, that a bargain exisited between Western and Eastern men on the question of taxation: he at least knew nothing of such a bargain, and he hoped if other Western members did, th
General Assembly of Virginia.[Extra session.]Senate. Thursday, March 7, 1861. The Senate met at the usual hour, and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Moorman, of the Methodist Church. Bills Reported.--To amend the act incorporating the Insurance Company of the State of Virginia of Richmond; to amend the act incorporating the Springfield and Deep Run Coal Mining and Manufacturing Company; in relation to printing the acts of Assembly; for the incorporation of the Home Mining and Manufacturing Company; for the relief of the securities of Ruse Browning, Sheriff of Logan county. Resolutions of Inquiry.--By Mr. Greever, to reassess the lands of the estate of William King, dec'd, and Thomas L. Preston, lying in the counties of Smyth and Washington; by Mr. Quesenberry, of authorizing the Auditor to allow Sheriffs who were delinquents in the payment of the revenue of their respective counties and cities, on the 15th day of December last, their forfeited commissions, pro
House of Delegates. Thursday, March 7, 1861. The House was called to order at 11 o'clock by Speaker Critchfield, and opened with prayer by Rev. J. A. Willis, of the Baptist Church. Sundry bills passed by the Senate were referred to House committees: a bill was reported for changing the time of holding the Courts in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Senate bill incorporating the Southern Institution for the amelioration of the condition of the deaf, dumb and blind negroes of the Commonwealth, was passed; Senate bill refunding to Abner Anthony, Sr., taxes erroneously paid in to the Treasury, was referred to the Finance Committee. Mr. Haymond presented the petition of Alpheus Wells for a divorce from his wife Sebra J. Wells, formerly Nance, of Monongahela county. Wells states "that on the 8th of May, 1860, he was married to one Sebra J. Nance, of Monongahela county, Va.; that he discovered in a few hours after the marriage was solemnized that the party to whom he was m
Port of Richmond, March 7, 1861.high Water this day (Friday) at 2 o'clock. Arrived, Steamship Jamestown, Skinner, New York, mdze. and passengers, Ludlam & Watson. Schr. Mary Tice, Tice, Philadelphia, coal, J. R. Anderson. Schr. Samaria, Todd, Baltimore, guano, E. H. Skinker & Co. Schr. Butterfly, Hubbard, Baltimore, guano, E. B. Bently. Schr. Emma, Shorter Baltimore. pig iron. Schr. Emma Jane, Phillips, Baltimore, mdze., W. D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. Mary C. Town, New York, bay, Bridgford & Co. Sailed, Schr. J. W. L. Sturgess, Scott, down the river, light. Schr. St. Cloud, Gwatney, down the river, light. Schr. Fashion, down the river, light. Memoranda. Schr. E. Nickerson, from Boston, at City Point. Schr. Crenshaw, from New York, at City Point.
Commercial. Richmond Markets, March 7, 1861. Apples.--Northern $2.50@3.50; Virginia Pippins $2.50 to $4. Bacon.--Demand moderate. We quote Sides 11 cents; Shoulders 9 cents; plain Hams 12 cts; Sugar-cured 12@12½ cents. Stock light. Bags.--Seamless Bags, 25; Manchester do., 10@22; Gunny do., 12@14 Beans.--White $1.37½@1.50 per bushel. Beeswax.--27 cts. Brooms.--$2@3, according to quality. Buckets, &c.--Painted Buckets $1.87½@$2 per dozen; three-hoop Paintefersonville, Tazewell. there are probably few, if any, of the notes of the last named Bank afloat, as it has been discredited for some years. sales of Stocks in Richmond, reported byJohn A. Lancaster & Son, for the week ending March 7th, 1861. Virginia 6 per cent. Registered Bonds, sales $80½. Richmond City Bonds, last sales $90. Petersburg City Bonds, no recent sales. Lynchburg City Bonds, no recent sales. Norfolk City Bonds, no recent sales. Exchange Bank Stoc