sion of the Banks of the Commonwealth; by Mr. Gibson, of reimbursing Edward McKabe for losses sustained in being shot in repelling the John Brown invaders; by Mr. Ward.
of repealing sections 28,29,30,31 and 32 of chapter 38 of Code of Virginia, 1860; by Mr. Smith of Kanawha, of amending so much of chapter 47 of the Code of Virginia for 1860 as applies to the formation of new counties; by Mr. Newton, of releasing to John H. Taliaferro the title of the State to 556¼ acres of land in the county of Hanover, improperly sold for taxes; by Mr. Jones, of amending the act passed April 6th, 1858, regulating foreign insurance companies within this Commonwealth so as to require some security for the payment of their policies; by Mr. Christian, of authorizing the speedy construction of a railroad from the State Arsenal at Lexington to some point on the Central Railroad; by Mr. Saunders, of amending the Charter of the city of Richmond; by Mr. Anderson, of authorizing the Little Kanawha Navigation
t the Government of the Union has no power to declare or make war against any of the States which have been its constituent members.
That any effort by that Government to coerce any state to re-union or submission, whether under the claim of enforcing the laws against, citizens or otherwise should and will be esteemed by Virginia, from community of interests and relations, as war on her likewise — to be resisted to the utmost of her means and power.
Offered by Mr. Robertson, of Richmond city, as an amendment to the above:
Resolved, That so much of the Governor's Message as refers to the subject of "coercion" by the General Government of a state of the Union, be referred to a committee of fifteen, with instruction to report thereon immediately.
The amendment was adopted, and then afterwards the resolution as amended.
The following committee was appointed and went into session immediately: Messrs., Robertson, of Richmond; Bassell, of Upshur; Yerby, of Northampton;