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For the assumption by Virginia of the debt due by the people of the State under the act of Congress of May, 1861. By Mr. Wood --For incorporating the National Express Company. By Mr. Scott --For organizing a military force for police duty in the counties. By Mr. Bentley--For reducing the tax on merchants' license. By Mr. Martin--For some relief to the citizens who have lost all they possessed (save their lands) in the war, and who are involved in debts they cannot pay. On motion of Mr. Kelley, a special committee was ordered to inquire into the amount of property of private citizens of this Commonwealth taken or destroyed by the armies of the late Confederacy and the United States respectively. [Rather a heavy job. For what good at this time, it is hard to see.] Mr. Ellis, of Norfolk, introduced a bill ratifying the amendment of the Constitution proposed by Congress for the abolition of slavery. The House adjourned over to Friday, under the order of President Johnson
sly elected. The next business in order was the election of the first police officer, and Messrs. Seal, Chalkley and Kelley were put in nomination. Mr. Reuben T. Seal received nine votes: Mr. Chalkley, 3; Mr. Kelley. 1. Mr. Seal was therefore dMr. Kelley. 1. Mr. Seal was therefore declared elected. Mr. Scott and Mr. Clopton addressed the Council in favor of Mr. Callahan. The result of the election was: Charles H. Epps, 10: D. Callahan, 3. Therefore Mr. Epps was declared elected the second officer. Mr. Scott nomi Mr. E. H. Chalkley. The result was; Chalkley, 13: Brown, 1. For the fourth officer, Messrs. William N. Bibb, William N. Kelley and Thomas B. White were put in nomination. The result was: Kelley, 10: Bibb. 2: White, 1. For the fifth offKelley, 10: Bibb. 2: White, 1. For the fifth officer, Caleb Crone was nominated. Also G. A. F. Adams, T. C. Bassett and J. L. Bray. Crone received 5; Adams, 5; Bassett, 3; Bray, 1. On the second ballot there was no election. On the third ballot Mr. Crone received eight votes, and was d