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solution of the Senate directing them to inquire into the expediency of passing a stay law on the emanation of executions, &c. Change of Hour.--On motion of Mr. Newman, Resolved, That on Monday next, and thereafter until otherwise ordered, the senate will meet at 10 o'clock A. M. Richmond and York River Railroad.--The unfinished business of yesterday was then passed by, and the bill to increase the capital stock of the Richmond and York River Railroad Company taken up. Mr. Douglas explained the object of the bill, when, the vote being taken, the bill was rejected for want of a constitutional majority — ayes 18; noes 9. On motion of Mr. Coghill, the vote by which the bill was rejected was reconsidered, and the bill laid on the table. Bills Passed.--House bill entitled an act refunding to Mrs. Lucy Hollanda sum of money erroneously paid into the Treasury; Senate bill to incorporate the Burning Spring and Oil Line Turnpike Company. Treasury Note Bill.--
A large black flag of "mourning," for the delay of Virginia in "going out," was found suspended across the Main street of Fredericksburg, Va., on Friday morning. It bore a suitable inscription. It is said that Judge Douglas will act as a mediator between the Southern Commissioners and President Lincoln. A Southern Confederacy flag was raised in Petersburg, Va., Friday, with a blank place among the stars for Virginia. The Massachusetts Senate has passed the act modifying the Personal Liberty law of that State.
n and then back out. As a commentary upon this assertion, it is only necessary to bear in mind that from the beginning to the end of the Carolina proceedings, there have not been as many speeches, nor as much rhetorical flourish, as in the Virginia Convention, which has sat twenty-two days and done nothing. Instead of talking, which their enemies say is their only forte, they have gone to work in the most industrious and practical manner, and built fortifications about Charleston which Senator Douglas can resist effectually an army of ten thousand men and the whole Navy of the United States. They have inaugurated a Southern Confederacy, which is now about to be acknowledged by all the nations of the world, and which, embracing within its limits the staples upon which all Europe is dependent, will soon become richer than Tyre of old with the commercial spoils of the universe. This is what South Carotina has done since the 4th of last November, and we should like to know what other S
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The Senate Committees. --The Standing Committees of the U. S. Senate have been appointed. The following is a list of the more important: Foreign Relations.--Messrs. Sumner, Chairman; Collamer, Doolittle, Harris, Douglas, Polk, and Breckinridge. Finance.--Messrs. Fessenden, Chairman; Simmons, Wade, Howe, Hunter, Pearce, and Bright. Commerce.--Messrs. Chandler, Chairman; King, Morrill, Wilson, Clingman, Saulsbury, and Johnson. Militia.--Messrs. Wilson, Chairman; King, Baker, Lane, Rice, Latham, and Breckinridge. Naval Affairs.--Messrs. Hale, Chairman; Grimes, Foot, Cowan, Thomson, Nicholson, and Kennedy. Judiciary.--Messrs. Trumbull, Chairman; Foster, Ten Eyek, Cowan; Bayard, Powell, and Clingman.
Missouri Convention. --A resolution was unanimously adopted in the Missouri Convention, tendering the thanks of the Convention to Senators Crittenden and Douglas for their efforts to procure peace for their distracted country. Judge Burch, a candidate for United States Senator, made a strong speech against secession, declaring in favor of the enforcement of the laws, and expressing a willingness to support the Government in its efforts to uphold the Union.