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House of Delegates.

The House met at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Reed. Mr. Edmunds, of Halifax, in the Chair.

Resolutions of inquiry.

The following resolutions of inquiry were referred to the appropriate committees:

By Mr. Steger: Of incorporating certain persons as "The Virginia Chemical Works,"

By Mr. Garrison: Of relieving the Sheriffs, Clerks, and Commissioners of the Revenue, from the penalties imposed by the laws of Virginia, for failure of duty, when such failure is occasioned by the presence of the enemy.

The following 'special Committee,' on the leasing of the Salt Works, was appointed by the Speaker Messrs. Baskerville, George, Mallory, Shannon, Flood, Woodhouse and Walker.

On motion the House adjourned.

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