advising, or conspiring with a slave to rebel or make insurrection, or of stealing slaves, or of any felony, and upon any such being apprehended to bring him to trial and punishment, in accordance with the laws of the State.
On motion of Mr. Treadway, a committee of nine was appointed to inquire into what action may be necessary to secure an adequate supply of salt for the people of Virginia.
The Speaker named Messrs. Treadway, Flood, Buford, Crockett, Forbes, Gorden, Saunders, of FrankliMessrs. Treadway, Flood, Buford, Crockett, Forbes, Gorden, Saunders, of Franklin, Shannon, and Tyler, to constitute the committee.
On motion of Mr. Forbes, a committee of three was appointed to bring in a bill for the relief of Wm. M. Rume, Sheriff of Fauquier, from damages, to the extent of $532.64, paid by him under circumstances worthy of consideration.
The committee, consisting of Messrs. Forbes, Burks and Harrison, brought in a bill in a few minutes, directing the Auditor of Public Accounts to pay the amount; which was passed — ayes 72 nose 3
so amending the first section of an act entitled "an act to authorize the organization of ten or more companies of rangers," passed February, 27, 1862, as to authorize the Governor to commission as officers citizens of counties which have been occupied by the enemy since the passage of said act.
Mr.Nelson offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of organizing and maintaining, during the war, an army of the State of Virginia.
Mr. Whitten asked leave to offer a bill to authorize the organization of Rangers for certain counties.
The bill was read a first time.
Mr. Pate offered the following resolution;
Resolved, That the Senate will, on the 12th day of May, proceed, in conformity with the ordinances of the Convention, to fill vacancies from the — and — districts.
Laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Newman, the Senate resolved itself into secret session, and after rem