gs Society in the city of Petersburg was taken up and passed.
At three o'clock the Speaker vacated the chair.
until 7½ o'clock.
Evening Session.--The House re-assembled at 7½ o'clock.
On motion of Mr. Nelson, of Fluvanna, the bill amending the 39th section of the 184th chapter of the Code, so as to allow the County Courts of Fluvanna and Albemarle to increase the compensation of their Sheriffs and Clerks for public services, was taken up and considered.
The counties of Dinwiddie, Charlotte, Powhatan, Chesterfield, Goochland, Pittsylvania, Lunenburg, Campbell, and the cities of Lynchburg and Petersburg, were added to the list; after which.
On motion of Mr. Barks, the bill was laid on the table.
Mr. Anderson, of Rockbridge, submitted a somewhat voluminous preamble and resolutions, setting forth the causes which induced the State of Virginia to enter into this war, and her unalterable determination to prosecute it to the bitter end, "c., which were read and