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es to escape, or 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 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