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President of the United States, be earnestly and respectfully requested to grant to Mr. Hunter and Mr. Montague a full and free pardon, restoring them, to all the rights and privileges of citizens of the United States; and that His Excellency Governor Peirpoint communicate these proceedings to the President of the United States. Mr. Graham, of Rockbridge, moved to insert the names of Messrs. Smith and Letcher. After discussion the following amendment was offered by Mr. Gibboney, of Wythe, and agreed to; and, as amended, the joint resolution was passed: Strike out all in the preamble having reference to Messrs. Hunter and Montague, and all after "resolved," and insert, "That the President be earnestly requested to grant a general pardon to all citizens of Virginia requiring Executive clemency under existing laws of the United States." Mr. Hurst, of Norfolk county, offered the following, which was laid upon the table: Whereas it is currently reported and gener
s authorized by the people by their recent vote. The subject of amending the vagrant laws so as to suit the present condition of things was introduced by Mr. Garnett, of Essex, and referred. Petitions were presented touching the case of Berkeley and Jefferson counties, now claimed by the Governor, Boreman, of West Virginia as belonging to that State, but which protest that they are a part of Old Virginia. The subject was referred to the Judiciary Committee by a proposition from Mr. Woodson, of Rockingham, for repealing the law ceding those counties to West Virginia. No other business was transacted. Tuesday, December 5. --In the Senate, a bill was introduced amending the third article of the Constitution — the same as that introduced by Mr. Grattan, in the House, Monday. Mr. Robinson reported a bill to incorporate the Norfolk City railroad. A bill was unanimously passed rescinding the acts of 13th of May, 1862, and 31st of January, 1863, consenting to the
es proposed, and are referred to the proper committees. Among them were the following: For an enabling act to legalize the proceedings of courts of justice during the war; for repealing the act of 14th and 15th May, 1862, prescribing oaths in certain cases. By Mr. Stearns--For carrying out the recommendation of the Governor relative to schools and colleges. By Mr. Garett --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 ta
C. F. Winch (search for this): article 2
disposed of in this Court yesterday: T. G. Austin & Co. against J. Proskhouer. The Court ordered that the defendant pay to the plain tiff the sum of $2,985.25, with legal interest on $21,061.50 from the 21st of November, 1865, and on $818.75 from the 1st of December till paid. Redwood & Keach against Hanes & Co. The Court ordered that the defendants pay to the plaintiffs $498, with legal interest on $166 from April 1st, 1864, and on $166 from the 1st of July, 1865, and on $166 from the 1st day of October, 1865. Robert Turner & Co. against Campbell & Co. The Court ordered that the defendants pay to the plaintiffs the sum of $101.30, with legal interest thereon from the 1st of October. Martin S. Taylor against C. F. Winch. The defendant was ordered to pay to the plaintiff the sum of $114.72. with legal interest from the 25th of August until paid. Robert S. Pollard against E. T. Pilkinton. Defendant ordered to pay the plaintiff $102 with interest and costs.
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nd the wide contrast between it and all addresses from the Chair heretofore. In this brief resume of the doings of the Legislature we find room for it bodily. Mr. Baldwin said: "Gentlemen,--The best evidence I can give you of the appreciation of the honor conferred upon me is to enter at once upon the earnest and honest discharge of its duties. The House will come to order." Mr. R. W. Burke, of Augusta, was elected Sergeant-at-Arms; and Messrs. Keblinger, of Albemarle, and George Wilson, Jr., were elected First and Second Doorkeepers. The Executive Message was received and ordered to be printed. Mr. Grattan introduced a bill to amend the third article of the Alexandria Constitution (under which we now live), as authorized by the people by their recent vote. The subject of amending the vagrant laws so as to suit the present condition of things was introduced by Mr. Garnett, of Essex, and referred. Petitions were presented touching the case of Berkeley
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government for the Southern States, and for extending the right of suffrage to negroes, and otherwise expanding and protecting their immunities. Messrs. Sumner, Wilson and Wade were very industrious in piling up the budget of these measures. One bill, offered by Mr. Wilson, proposes a fine not less than $500 nor more than $10,0Mr. Wilson, proposes a fine not less than $500 nor more than $10,000, and imprisonment not less than six months nor more than five years, as the punishment for any man who shall institute a distinction of civil rights between the white and black races by enforcing laws heretofore prevailing on the subject — this bill repealing all such laws. In the House, the first thing that came up was th were announced. The chairmen of the principal are as follows:--Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sumner; Finance, Mr. Fessenden; Commerce, Mr. Chandler; Military Affairs, Mr. Wilson; Naval Affairs, Mr. Grimes; Judiciary, Mr. Trumbull; Territories, Mr. Wade. [If Mr. Sumner would confine himself to foreign affairs, a deal of trouble to the na
Accidentally shot. --On Thursday last, Edward Lewellen and a young man by the name of Willis were proceeding from the city on a hunting excursion, when Mr. Lewellen leaped from the wagon in which they were riding to shoot a bird, and his gun accidentally catching in his clothing, he was shot severely in the wrist. The wound is merely in the flesh, but suite painful. We learn, however, that there is no necessity for an amputation of the limb.
e on Main street. Eleven stores have been completed on this street, thirty- five are in course of construction, many of which are nearly completed, and forty-five vacant lots remain to be improved. On Cary street, nine buildings are completed, six are nearly finished, seventeen more have been commenced, and there are sixty-seven vacant lots. Among the most prominent of the buildings are those of Habliston & Brother, Asa Snyder, (foundry,) Dunlop, Moncure & Co., Major Beckham, Harvey & Williams, F. Brauer, and P. B. Borst. The last named is one of the finest in the whole city, comprising four tenements of four stories high, elegant brick, with ornamental cast-iron fronts. Near Cary street, and fronting on the basin, the foundations have been laid for the rebuilding of the Gallego Mills, which will be one of the most extensive and complete establishments of the kind, in the world. The corn mill has been rebuilt and is in operation. On Fourteenth street, south of Main, sever
John Wickham (search for this): article 8
inia, Mr. Franklin Stearns is commencing the construction of a splendid four-story building, iron front, to contain four tenements. On part of the spot formerly occupied by the American Hotel, the Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company are about erecting a handsome four-story brick building, with iron front. On the opposite side of Main street, below the post-office, a fine building is in course of construction for the National Bank of Virginia, and, immediately adjoining, one for Mr. John Wickham. On the corner of Thirteenth and Main streets stands the magnificent four-story double tenement, with brownstone front, erected by C. W. Purcell--one tenement for himself and one for Messrs. Purcell, Ladd & Co. The rear tenement of this building is now occupied as the publication office of the Dispatch. On the southeast corner of Twelfth and Main streets, Mr. John Græme has a fine four-story building, of four spacious tenements, rapidly approaching completion. On the same square is th
Thomas B. White (search for this): article 8
aken up, considered, and, the rule being suspended, passed. By Mr. Clark--A resolution that the Committee on Internal Improvements inquire in to the expediency of authorizing the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company to issue their bonds to an amount not exceeding $500,000, for the purpose of improving their road. Agreed to. On motion of Mr. Geattan, the House bill authorizing the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Company to issue their coupon bonds for an amount not exceeding $175,000, for rebuilding their road, &c., was taken up, and the rules being suspended, was passed. Senate joint resolution for the appointment of a joint committee to confer with the Superintendent of the Freedmen's Bureau was taken up and passed. Notice of a number of resolutions of inquiry, memorials, &c., which must be acted on by the committees to which they are referred to acquire importance, is omitted. On motion by Mr. White, the House, at half-past 2 o'clock P. M., adjourned.
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