House of Delegates.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1862.
proceedings were opened at 11 o'clock with prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan
The bill to refund the damages paid by the sureties of Thomas K. Davis
, late Sheriff
of Prince William county
, was passed.
offered a resolution that the Clerk
be authorized and requested to publish in the Richmond papers the bill providing for exemptions from military duty.
moved as a substitute that 2,000 copies of the bill be published in pamphlet form, which was adopted.
The Speaker presented a communication from, the Governor
relative to gross frauds committed by Col. John Snyder
, in command of the 135th Regiment, and Col. A. C. Balley
, in command of the 142d Regiment Virginia Militia.
Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.
presented a resolution from the Committee
on Courts of Justice, that a constitutional majority of either House of the General Assembly shall consist only of a majority of the members actually elected.
Laid on the table.
The bill making an appropriation for the construction of a military road from Huntersville
to Warm Springs
was defeated for want of a constitutional majority.
The vote was afterwards reconsidered.
The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were referred to the appropriate committees:
By Mr. Thrash
--Of refunding to Walter C. Turpin
a tax on land erroneously assessed.
By Mr. Newton
--Of authorizing the organization of a battalion to be armed with pikes and revolvers.
By Mr. Wooten
--Of refunding to B. B. Burdy
of Lunenburg county
, a sum of money erroneously paid.
The bill amending the ordinance of the Convention
for the organization of the Provisional Army of Virginia
, was ordered to its engrossment.
The bill compensating Wm. H. Dulany
for services rendered, was passed.
The bill amending section 11, chapter 29, of the Code of 1860, so as to exempt the property of persons in the military service of the State
from distress for rent, was passed.
presented the petition of Capt. G. R. Galther
, of Maryland
, Co. M., 1st Virginia cavalry, praying the Legislature for aid towards returning his company with bargain, some, and equipments.