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House of Delegates.

Friday, March 21, 1862.

Bills passed.

A communication was sent from the Senate announcing the passage of House bills entitled an act to authorize the County Court of Powhatan county to correct the assessment of the lands of A. S. Woodridge's estate; also, a kill to authorize the trustees of Oak Grove Church, in the county of Pocahontas, to sell and convey property; also, an act to pay to George Cooper a certain sum of money for services as clerk of the 115th Regiment Virginia militia.

Bills rejected.

The Senate announced the rejection of House bill for the relief of John Avis, late Jailor of Jefferson county.

Mr. Custis, from the Joint Committee appointed to visit the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, presented a report, which was laid on the table.

Mr. Harboun, of the Finance Committee, submitted a bill "authorizing the issue of Treasury notes by the Commonwealth;" also, an adverse report to the Senate bill, entitled "an act for the relief of Robert Shield, late sheriff of York county."

On motion of Mr. Orgain, it was

Resolved, That the Finance Committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of assessing a tax of — per cent, on the whole estates, real and personal, of those who have been, or who shall hereafter be, exempted from military duty, excepting the cases of those whose estates do not amount to — dollars; also, of assessing a specific tax on all physicians upon whose certificates exemptions have been or shall be obtained, and also upon the fees of all agents employed in obtaining such exemptions.

Mr. Reid called up the resolution offered by him yesterday, in relation to exemptions of the employees of the James River Canal Company, &c. The resolution was lost.

Mr. McDonald, of Hampshire, offered the following; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs:

Resolved, That it shall be lawful for the Governor to furnish to the Northwestern Rangers two small cannon or mountain howliners, with the necessary ammunition, to be placed in the hands of such captain as the Governor may direct, to be used for the ranger services; and the Governor is hereby authorized to accept one cavalry company among the companies composing the ranger organization.

Bills passed by the House.

A bill amending the charter of the town of Union. The bill incorporating the Victoria Mining and Manufacturing Company of Louisa county was passed to its third reading. A bill to incorporate the Fredericksburg Insurance Company was passed and sent to the Senate. A bill for the relief of Levi Johnson was rejected — ayes 6, noes 70.

Election of State officers.

The special order of the day, being the election of a General Agent and Storekeeper of the Penitentiary, was called. For this office Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, nominated Walter D. Blair; Mr. Crockett nominated Mitchell B. Tate; Mr. Mallory nominated John T. Knote; Mr. Corenove nominated Robert M. Nimme. On the 9th ballot Mr. Mimmo was duly elected.

A message was received from the Senate with the following nominations for the remaining officer: First Auditor, J. M., Sennett; Second Auditor, Henry W. Thomas, of Fairfax; Treasurer. John S. Calvert; Register Land. Office, Stafford H. Parker; Public Printer. W. F. Ritchie; Secretary of the Commonwealth, George W. Munford. No additional nominations were made by the House. The vote was taken, and all the gentlemen designated were unanimously elected, and so declared by the Speaker.


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