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any; incorporating the Manchester Savings Bank in the town of Manchester; incorporating the Independence Male and Female College, in Grayson county; authorizing the Governor to pardon Tom, slave of George W. Cliff, and return him to his master; amending the charter of the Merchants' Bank of Virginia, incorporating the Southern Manufacturing Company. Liberty Branch Bank.--The bill to establish a Branch Bank at Liberty, Bedford county, having been reported back from the House Committee on Banks with an adverse recommendation, Mr. McKenzie moved that the same be not concurred in. Mr. Wingfield opposed Mr. McKenzie's motion, which was finally defeated. Washington and Alexandria Railroad.--House bill amending an act incorporating a company to construct a railroad from Alexandria to Washington on the plan of James S. French being on its second reading, was debated on its merits in favor of by Messrs. Tomlin and Segar, and in opposition to by Messrs. Myers and McKenzie, and, on mot
e publication of the annual tabular statement of the Banks of the Commonwealth; by Mr. Alderson, of relieving the securities of Wm. Abbott, late Sheriff of Raleigh county; by Mr. Evans, of refunding to the county of Middlesex, the amount of money paid by said county for a set of weights and measures, which were not received by said county; by Mr. Porter, of amending the charter of the Hollidays Gove Railroad Company; by Mr. Magruder, of amending the 15th sec. of chap. 191 of the Code; by Mr. Preston, of amending the law authorizing a Branch Bank at Abingdon; by Mr. McKenzie, of providing that all free negroes, sold or enslaved for crime hereafter, shall not be paid for out of the Treasury; by Mr. Lock, of allowing to Jno. Avis, late Sheriff of Jefferson county, a sum of money for board furnished a guard during the John Brown raid; by Mr. Keen, of suspending for a time the law requiring one-fifth of coin to be held in the Banks; by Mr. Christian, of readjusting the tax on livery stabl
evenue for Logan county, for additional compensation; by Mr. Brown, the petition of Joseph Hagan, of Scott county, praying to be relieved from an erroneous assessment of his lands. Adverse Reports.--Adverse reports were returned from the committees to the proposition for the formation of a Rifle volunteer company in Green county, with less than the minimum number prescribed by law, and to the petition of Maj. Richard Chapman for relief. Resolutions of Inquiry into Expediency.--By Mr. Gibson, of Hampshire, of repealing so much of the law as requires the publication of the annual tabular statement of the Banks of the Commonwealth; by Mr. Alderson, of relieving the securities of Wm. Abbott, late Sheriff of Raleigh county; by Mr. Evans, of refunding to the county of Middlesex, the amount of money paid by said county for a set of weights and measures, which were not received by said county; by Mr. Porter, of amending the charter of the Hollidays Gove Railroad Company; by Mr. Magru
February 16th, 1861 AD (search for this): article 3
House of Delegates. Saturday, Feb.16, 1861. The House was called to order, at 11 A. M., by Mr. Tomlin, of King William, and opened with prayer. A message was received from the Senate, announcing the passage of certain Senate and House bills by that body; the former of which were read and appropriately referred. Bills Reported.--Bills were reported for amending an act concerning the voluntary enslavement of free negroes, and providing for the purchase of books of instruction for the military officers of the State. Petitions, &c.--The following petitions were presented and referred: By Mr. Christian, the petition of the Central Bank for the renewal of its charter; by Mr. Hoffman, the petition of citizens of Harrison, for the amendment of the laws relative to ferries; by Mr. Ballard, the petition of Joel Eddins, praying to be released from a fine; by the same, the petition of John Hale, Commissioner of the Revenue for Logan county, for additional compensation; b
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