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House of Delegates.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1862.
The House met at 12 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Woodridge.

The Senate bill to refund to the county of Amherst a license tax paid by George L. Shrader, advanced to him by the County Court of said county, was reported by the Clerk, and passed.

Mr. Newton, from the Committee on Finance, reported the following bills:

A bill to impose a tax on dogs in the county of Alleghany.

A bill providing for the payment of interest to loyal citizens on certain bonds guaranteed by Commonwealth; which was read a second time.

Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, from the Committee on Banks, reported a bill to change the Northwestern Bank of Virginia into a separate and independent bank.

The Clerk read a communication from the Governor, enclosing a tabular statement of the condition of the banks for the month of January. Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, from the Joint Committee, reported a bill to amend section 2 of chapter 22 of the Code, respecting persons exempt from all military duties, and providing a mode of exemption; which was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Lynn, the House took up and passed a bill to release the securities of Thomas K. Davis, late sheriff of Prince William county, from payment of damages.

On motion of Mr. Blue, the House took up and passed a bill compensating Norman C. Smoot and Thomas Caudy, commissioners of the revenue for the county of Hampshire, for service rendered.

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

By Mr. Bass--Of refunding to Dr. Henry C. Stevens, a license fee for which license, on account of his volunteering in the army, he has no use.

By Mr. Jones--Of refunding to Joel E. Bragg, of King and Queen county, a certain license tax paid by him.

Mr. Saunders, of Campbell, offered a resolution that, with the consent of the Senate a joint committee of both Houses be appointed to communicate to the Secretary of War the passage of the bill to organize the forces of Virginia, and to confer with the Secretary for the purpose of promoting harmony between the act of the Confederate Congress and the act of the General Assembly of Virginia.

Messrs. Anderson, of Botetourt, Green, River, Prince, Grattan, Burns, Jones, and McKenney opposed the resolution. They deprecated any interference with the Confederate Government in its arrangements with the volunteers.

Messrs. Saunders, of Campbell, Bouldin, and Sheffey advocated the resolution.

Mr. Rives moved to indefinitely postpone the resolution; which motion was adopted by a vote of — ayes 54, noes 46

Upon a communication from the Governor, the House then resolved itself into secret session.

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