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nce for the volunteer system. Mr. Burwell would vote against the proposition to strike out the volunteer feature. People ought to be willing to defend their own private property. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, denied that there was any occasion for the remark of the member from Bedford. The plan of this police was a local concession of the Municipal Government to the Confederate Government, and was advocated with a view to the protection of the capital of the Government and the Government property. Mr. Pendleton offered an amendment to the second section, making the constabulary force subject to the Council of the City of Richmond. The bill, as amended, was ordered to its engrossment and third reading. The bill to provide for the voting by persons in the army, and by persons absent from their counties by reason of the presence of the public enemy, was passed. The House, at one and a half o'clock, went into secret session on one of the orders of the day.
ns. Middlesex.--Andrew B. Evans, Dr. George L. Nicholson and Philip T. Woodward. Montgomery.--William R. Perfater, Thomas D. Childress and David G. Thomas. Nelson.--Joseph H. Shelton, Thomas M. Dickinson, Miles T. Shipman. Nottoway.--Richard Irby, Travis H. Eppes and Alexander H. McQuie. Orange.--William A. Jennings, Joseph Hiden and F. J. Saunders. Page.--David M. Duval, Samuel Miller, Joseph E. Buracker. Patrick.--Nathaniel C. Scales, Samuel G. Staples, Richard Zeigler. Pendleton.--Benjamin Hiner, John E. Wilson, John Kyser. Petersburg.--Francis Major, Lewis Lunsford, Jno. Kevan. Pittsylvania.--William M. Treadway, Dr. Martin, George H. Gilmer. Pocahontas.--William J. Wooddell, William McLaughlin, Paul McNeal. Powhatan.--William W. Michaux, Benjamin W. Finney, James Gordon. Prince Edward.--Branch J. Worsham, J. W. Womack Frank D. Redd. Prince William.-- --. Pulaski.--John G. Cocil, Uriah Vermillion, Harvey A. Jamison. Prince George.--R. M. Harris
The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1865., [Electronic resource], Another scene from the Performance in Charleston. (search)
t, notwithstanding the law prohibiting licenses; everybody can play as much faro as they want, notwithstanding the law against faro-playing. Every member here thinks he is the greatest man that walks the earth; if the speaker was to tell them that they are the biggest fools and the laughing stock of the community they would get mad. There's the gentleman from Ohio county; he can drink as much liquor as anybody. The member from Ohio rose to a privileged question:-- If he could drink as much liquor as the gentleman from Wetzel, he hoped he could carry it better and show it less. Mr. Hall sat down. The consideration of the bill was continued until within five minutes of 3 P. M., when Mr. Pendleton, of Ohio county, moved, by resolution, to suspend the order of the House taking a recess at 3 P. M., and the resolution was agreed to. The consideration of the bill was therefore resumed, and the bill passed. The House took its usual recess to 7½ o'clock P. M.
er what encouragement it is proper for the State to give to immigration. Mr. Gilmer, of Richmond, offered a bill to increase the capital stock of the Richmond and Fredericksburg railroad. Referred to Committee on Roads. Mr. Trout, of Pendleton, offered a petition from Pendleton county to be restored to Virginia. A message from the House, asking concurrence in a bill in reference to the Richmond and Petersburg railroad, was referred to the appropriate committee. A message frince Edward, offered a resolution that, the Senate concurring, the General Assembly will proceed to elect a Secretary of the Commonwealth, a First Auditor and a Second Auditor and Treasurer of the Commonwealth on Tuesday next. Motions by Mr. Pendleton, of Giles, to amend by inserting "and Public Printer," and by Mr. Kilby, to change the day to Thursday, were rejected and the resolution agreed to. By Mr. Davis, of Louisa — A resolution that the Committee on Courts of Justice consider t
fices of Senators from Virginia were vacant. Mr. Garnett had a distinct recollection that, when Mr. Underwood presented his credentials to the United States Senate, Mr. Sumner said he would as soon think of admitting a Senator from the town council of Alexandria. Mr. Joynes withdrew his motion to lay on the table, at the request of Mr. Garnett, who submitted the following: Resolved, That the resolution proposing to go into the election of United States Senators be referred to a joint committee of five on the part of the House and three on the part of the Senate, with directions to inquire whether the election of Messrs. Underwood and Sugar was in accordance with the Constitution and laws of Virginia, and whether they hold said offices in accordance therewith, and whether said offices are not now vacant. On motion of Mr. Pendleton, the resolution was laid upon the table. On motion of Mr. Baylor of Augusta, the House, at three o'clock, P. M., adjourned.
mmittee to make contracts for the printing of the two Houses was taken up, and a motion to lay on the table by Mr. Dunnington was rejected. On motion, by Mr. Waddell, the words empowering the committee to make contracts for printing were stricken out, and the resolution passed. By Mr. Waddell.--A resolution that the Committee on Public Printing inquire into the expediency of appointing a superintendent to let out and supervise the execution of the printing. Agreed to. By Mr. Pendleton.--A resolution that the Committee on Roads, &c., inquire into the expediency of districting the State for the election of Commissioners of Public Works, or, if deemed expedient, to report a bill abolishing the Board of Public Works. Mr. Woodson submitted the following resolutions, prefaced by a preamble giving the history of the partition of Virginia: "Resolved by the General Assembly of Virginia, That it is the wish of the people of Virginia that the partition of the territor
Guard was laid on the table, on motion of Mr. Gray, although opposed by Mr. Gilmer in an eloquent speech. House of Delegates. The Speaker announced the following as the Committee of Conference, on the part of the House, on Public Printing: Messrs. Waddell, Dunnington, Word, Leawell, Jones, Watkins, Merritt, Browning and Dickenson. Also, the following Select Committee on the Re-union of the State of Virginia: Messrs. Woodson, Robertson, Ellis, Garnett, Patterson, A. J. Clarke, Pendleton, Wall and Kellam. Mr. Joynes, from the Committee on Courts of Justice, reported back adversely the resolution relative to imposing fines on Justices of the Peace for not attending terms of their counts. Mr. Joynes, from the same, reported a number of bills, which were read a first and second time and ordered to be printed. suspended, and the bill staying the collection of debts for a limited period, reported from the Committee on Courts of Justice, was put upon its passage
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