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at they had gone home. After a while they returned. The deceased went into Mrs. Noland's, and Clifford came into my house. Soon after I saw a man come out of Mrs.Mrs. Noland's house with a pistol, and soon after Edward Dunn came out, also with a pistol, followed by Mrs. Noland's daughter, who was going in quest of a guard. I kneMrs. Noland's daughter, who was going in quest of a guard. I knew nothing of the quarrel at Mrs. Noland's house. The deceased, I think, was sober. He had not taken more than a glass of whiskey. He was shot about half an hour aMrs. Noland's house. The deceased, I think, was sober. He had not taken more than a glass of whiskey. He was shot about half an hour after he left my house. Wm. S. Hutchings, sworn, deposed — Was sitting at my boarding-house. Heard a man halt another; this drew my attention to the street. Lord an alarm in the street, went to the door and saw Mr. Walker coming out of Mrs. Noland's cellar, looking quite excited. Mr. Clifford came out of the cellar and as pistol at him. He then walked across the street with a pistol at his side. Mrs. Noland's daughter went down the street and said something to the guard. The guard
ptured at the rendezvous of Cox. When the latter hired the tenement, which he did of Mr. Bowlin, he represented himself as from New Kent county, Va., but it was proved that he really came from North Carolina. All of the man looked stout and able-bodied, and were liable to conscript duty. Baldwin, one of the men, represented himself as a Lieutenant in a Louisiana regiment, and showed a discharge from General Hospital, No. 6, dated October 4, ordering him to report immediately for duty.--Col. Noland, President of the Court Martial, being summoned as a witness, said that in time of war two days was regarded as ample time in which to get together one's traps and report for duty. The Mayor said he would release all the parties on their furnishing good and sufficient ball in the sum of $500 each to appear for further examination on Thursday (to-day) week. None of them gave the surety demanded, and all were sent to jail. The accused were arrested on a warrant from the Mayor Wednesday e
of converting the interest now due from the South Side. Railroad Company to the State into stock of the company, or to make such other disposition of the came as may enable said company to change the line of their road in such manner as is provided in the act of Assembly passed Jan. 26th, 1862 (adopted.) The Speaker announced the arrival of the hour agreed upon yesterday for the further consideration of the election of a Confederate States Senator. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, Mr. Minon of Albemarle, and Mr. Hopkins of Petersburg, advanced the election of Hon. Wm. C. Rives; Mr. Grafton, of Rockingham, that of Gen. John B. Floyd; Mr. Forbes, of Fauquier, Mr. Hunter, of Jefferson, and Mr. Newton, of Westmoreland, that of Judge John J. Allen; and Mr. Noland, of Loudoun, that of Charles W. Russell. At 3½ o'clock a motion was made and a relied that the further consideration of the subject be delivered until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, to which hour the House adjourned.
E B Dice, A B Evans, J G Fulton, M Harrison, H L Hopkins, W Hust, Alex Jordan, B H Magruder, Mason Matthews, P W McKinney, Philip Pitman, Joseph H Prince, Nat Siddick, Geo E. Rives, W Robertson, Peter Saunders jr, John Staples, F G Taylor, V Vaiden, Jas Walker, Chas Williams, Jas L Wilson--31. For Chas W. Russell--Wm A Bredford, A Brooks, John R Edmunds, W A Fleming, John Gatewood, Thos C Green, Wm Johnson, M R Kaufman Albert Laidley, A W McDonald, Duncan McLaughlin, C W Murdaugh, B P Noland, John Orgain jr, Israel Robinson, John C. Rutherford, G W Sherrard, H B Tomlin, T T Treadway, Geo W Ward Geo H West, H C Worsham--22. For John J. Allen--Wm. Ambers, John T Anderson, Colin Bess, A L Carter, W G Cazenove, H N Coleman, Robert Croskett, Robert Danney, Thos H Flood, J M Forbes, W C Fry, G T Garrison, John Gilmer, Andrew Hunter, Green James, W T Jones, W T Lundy, R M Mallery, J L Marye, jr., R A Mayo, S McCamant, R D Montague, Willoughby Newton, R C Saunders, R F Taylor, S M
not agreed to. The Senate amendments were then concurred in, except the third, and the bill recommunicated to the Senate. On motion of Mr. Grattan, the bill amending the charter of the Bank of Rockingham was taken up and passed. Mr. Noland submitted a resolution authorizing the Committee on Courts of Justice to inquire what further legislation is necessary to prohibit the unnecessary distillation of grain into ardent spirits, and report to this house at the earliest moment. Mr. Noland sustained his resolution in a few remarks showing the necessity for prompt action on the subject. From information in his possession, parties in the counties of Culpeper, Madison, and Rappehannock had secured contracts from the Medical Purveyor in Richmond to furnish spirits for the benefit of the army, and afterwards sub let, their contracts to other parties, who were using them for the purpose of evading the law of Virginia, and that an agent recently sent into these localities to
ered by himself on Wednesday relative to impressment by the Confederate Government, were taken up and considered. Mr. Anderson, of Rockbridge, advocated the passage of the resolutions in a speech of some length and much force. Mr. Hunt called the previous question, and the vote being taken by ayes and noes, resulted, ayes 75, noes 5--on the fleet resolution. The second resolution was passed without opposition. The preamble gave rise to a somewhat protracetd discussion. Mr. Noland moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the first resolution was adopted. Mr. Rives demanded the ayes and noes, which, being called, resulted — ayes 20, noes 61. So the House refused to reconsider, and the preamble, after an amendment submitted by Mr. Bouldin, approving the principles of the impressment bill passed by the lower branch of the Confederate Congress, and expressing its disapprobation of the amendment offered to it in the Confederate Senate by Hon. Mr. Sime. The pre
body adjourned. House of Delegates.--The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Baker. The bill establishing an election precinct in the county of Isle of Wight was, on motion of Mr. Wilson, read a second and third time and passed. On motion of Mr. West, the House agreed that from and after Monday next, until the close of the session they will meet at 11 o'clock A. M, and take a recess at 3 until 7½ o'clock P. M. The motion was agreed to — ayes noes 7 On motion of Mr Noland, the bill prohibiting the unnecessary distillation of grain into spirituous liquors was read the first and second times and ordered to its engrossment. [The bill imposes a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $5,000, with imprisonment at the discretion of the Court, for each offence — the penalty not to apply to distillation by the Confederate Government for medical purposes of grain heretofore purchased.] On motion of Mr. Tomlin, the bill requiring railroad companies to receive
ks. The report of the Committee on Impressment being called, Mr Armstrong, the Chairman, moved that the Senate go into secret session before their reception, which was so ordered. The Senate came out of secret session at 3½ o'clock, after two hours and a half discussion of the report of the Committee on Impressment. Upon opening of the doors the Senate adjourned House of Delegates.--The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Houston, of Nashville. On motion of Mr. Noland, the bill to prevent the unnecessary consumption of grain in the distillation of spirituous or malt liquor was taken up and considered. During its discussion a message was received from the Senate, notifying the House that that body had concurred in the House amendments to the bill "to secure representation in the General Assembly for counties, cities, Senatorial and election districts within the power of the public enemy." The bill reads as follows: Sec. 1. Be it enacted
dvertise in two of the newspapers published in the city of Richmond the act authorizing fiduciaries to invest funds in their hands in certain cases. On motion of Mr. Baskerville, the bill establishing a military school as part of the instructions of Randolph Macon College was taken up and passed. On motion of Mr. Hopkins, the bill converting the interest in arrear due the State by the southside Railroad into stock of that company, was taken up and ordered to its engrossment. Mr. Noland called up bill prohibiting the unnecessary consumption of grain in the distillation of liquors, which was read a third time and passed. A communication was received from the Governor, accompanying a long letter from Francis H. Smith, Super intendant of the Virginia Military Institute, in reply to certain resolutions passed by the House of Delegates some days ago in relation to the treatment of Cadet Wm. A. Roberts. The letter appeared to be regarded by members as more verbose than co
ailroad relative to the condition of said road, and asking that the Legislature take some steps toward securing from the Secretary of War a detail or negroes now employed by the Government Labor cannot be had in any other way, and the President says if he can have a detail of one hundred hands until the first of May it will relieve present necessities; otherwise, he cannot be responsible for the efficient working of the road. Referred to the Special Committee on Details. On motion of Mr. Noland, the bill authorizing the payment of interest on bonds given for the Confederate States War Tax after the day of payment, was taken up and passed. [The House spent a few minutes in secret session on the subject of salt] On the reopening of the doors, Mr. Barbour submitted a resolution that the General Assembly ratify the contract made by the majority of the joint committee with Mr. John N. Clarkson, for a supply of salt. Mr. Magruder moved to amend the resolution by substitu
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