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Under the head of "Charge Dismissed," we had yesterday an account of the arraignment before the Mayor of Danl. W. Lea and Robt. Brannon, who had been arrested on a bench warrant on an indictment found by the Grand Jury of the Hustings Court, for feloniously assaulting a Mrs. England. The Mayor, as already intimated, dismissed the charge of felony, the offence of the parties being a simple assault. We are informed that we misunderstood his Honor in giving him credit for "some comments on the ignorance and stupidity of indicting the parties for a crime so entirely out of the range of proof." He did not animadvert on the conduct of the Grand Jury in finding the indictment against the parties.
Richmond city to construct railroads in its streets. On motion of Mr. Johnson, the rules were suspended, and the bill read a third time and passed. Bills Reported.--By Mr. Logan, incorporating the Oxford Cotton and Woolen Company; by Mr. Brannon, for the relief of John Ferguson, Sheriff of the county of Wayne; by Mr. Coghill, authorizing the sale of certain church property in the town of Moorefield. Mr. Johnson offered the following resolution: Resolved, That when the Senatecess at half-past 1 o'clock till 7 o'clock P. M., and so on from day to day until otherwise ordered. On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, all after the words to-morrow was stricken out. Pending the proposed amendments, on motion of Mr. Brannon, the resolution was laid on the table. Mr. Day then moved to take up the resolution offered by Mr. Smith, a few days ago, providing for an adjournment on the 12th instant. On this question the ayes and noes were demanded. Ayes 25, noes
ration of the bill amending the 107th section of chapter 35 of the 2d edition of the Code of Virginia, and providing for the correction of erroneous assessment of taxes on lands, was resumed, when the House bill was voted down, and a substitute proposed by Mr. Coghill adopted. The substitute leaves the subject in the hands of the Courts, and embraces taxes on persons and property erroneous, including license taxes. Treasury Note Bill.--On a motion to take up and consider the bill authorizing the issue of Treasury notes, an animated discussion arose. Explanations were made by Messrs.Carter and Stuart as to their votes on the anti-coercion resolutions, which passed the Senate several weeks ago. Spirited remarks were made by Messrs. A. D. Dickinson, Brannon, Douglas, Isbell and others. The bill was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Bruce, it was laid on the table and made the order of the day for to-morrow at 12 o'clock. On motion of Mr. Isbell, the Senate adjourned.
Daniel W. Lea and Robert Brannon, who were convicted before the Hustings Court of unlawfully stabbing John Burns, and sentenced to the City Jail, respectively for thirty and ten days each, and the payment of a small fine, were yesterday pardoned by the Governor and released from custody.
cturing Company. Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and referred: By Mr. French, of incorporating the Marion Magnetic Iron Company, in the county of Smyth; by Mr. Armstrong, of amending the charter of the Piedmont Coal and Iron Company. The bills on their second reading were taken up, and a number of them read a third time and ordered to be engrossed. The bill for the payment of the printing of the Revised Code coming up on its engrossment. Mr. Brannon moved to amend, by substituting $2.50 for $2.00. Mr. Isbell advocated the amendment, and proposed also to amend, by giving the revisor of the Code (Col. Munford,) $2,500, instead of $2,000. The amendment was rejected, and the bill, as it was first called, was ordered to be engrossed. After several ineffectual motions to adjourn, and for a temporary recess, the Senate finally agreed to take a recess until Saturday next, 9th February, 1861, at 12 o'clock. On motion, the
Called Court. --A Court of Magistrates will be held at the Hustings Court-room to-day, for the examination of Robert Brannon and Daniel W. Lee, charged with assaulting Mrs. Elizabeth England, and stabbing John Burns.
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