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House of Delegates.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1862.
The House met at 12 o'clock M.; prayer by Rev. Mr. Peterkin.

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

By Mr. Blue: Of so arranging the companies and regiments of the State troops as to prevent the enormous expenditure called for in cases where military companies and regiments are incomplete, but have their full number of staff officers, quartermasters, &c.

By Mr. West: Of allowing sheriffs further time for the payment of revenues due from them in March next.

By Mr. Gatewood: Of reporting a bill for the relief of James H. Smoot, deputy sheriff of Shenandoah county:

By Mr. Buford; Of making compensation to Samuel S. Bryan, for services rendered at the instance of the Hustings Court of Danville.

By Mr. McLaughlin: Of constructing a military road from Marking Bottom, in Pocahontas county, to a point in Braxton county.

Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bills:

A bill to authorize the organization of ten companies of Rangers, which was read, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

A bill to authorize payment for clothing furnished to the militia of Roanoke county.

Mr. Anderson, of Rockbridge, moved to make the report of the joint committee appointed to confer with the lessees of the Salt Works, the order of the day for Thursday week, which was agreed to.

The House then went into secret session on the Military Bill.

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