General Assembly of Virginia.
Senate. Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 1861.
Called to order at 12 o'clock, President Montague
in the chair, and opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Seeley
, of the Second Baptist Church.
A communication from the House
was read, announcing the passage of a bill to incorporate the Berkeley Border Guards' Armory Company.
--The following bills were reported: A bill providing for the location of the Court-House
, Jail, and other public buildings in the county of McDowell
: a bill authorizing the sale of a portion of the Armory Grounds
, and out of the proceeds thereof to purchase a site for an arsenal and quarters for the Public Guard, and to erect buildings for that purpose; a bill to distribute Mayo
's Guide to coroners; a bill for the protection of the fisheries in the waters of the Potomac and Chesapeake Bays
; a bill incorporating the Chesterfield Car
, Locomotive, and Agricultural Implement Manufacturing Company; and a bill to incorporate the James River
Shoe and Leather Manufacturing Company.
--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.
moved to amend, by substituting $2.50 for $2.00.
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 Senate adjourned.