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House of Delegates.

Saturday, May 10, 1862.

The House re-assembled at 12 o' clock, and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Duncan.

The Clerk read a message from the Senate, announcing the passage of sundry House bills, and also of a number of joint resolutions published in the report of yesterday's proceedings.

The Senate resolution in respect to the sequestration law was referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice.

The Senate resolution relative to officers of the army of Virginia, looking to their retention in the Confederate service under the same circumstances attendant upon their position in the State army before it had been turned over to the Confederate Government, was referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs Baskerville, Bouldin, and Gilmer.

Mr. Rutherfoord, from the Committee on Courts of Justice, reported a bill prescribing punishment for persons who may purchase property falsely, representing that they have authority to impress the same.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter of resignation from Charles F. Collier, Esq., the delegate from the city of Petersburg, now representative elect for the Petersburg District in the Confederate Congress, which being accepted.

Mr. Rives offered resolution, which was adopted, that the Speaker issue a writ of election to supply the vacancy, on the 22d inst., and that the same be communicated to the Sergeant of the city of Petersburg to that end.

On motion of Mr. Baskerville, leave was given a special committee to bring in a bill authorizing the sale of the Roanoke Valley Railroad. Mr. B. subsequently reported a bill to this effect, and it was ordered to its engrossment.

On motion of Mr. Rives, leave was given to bring in a bill fixing a salary for the Clerk of the Huse, and for the Clerk of the Senate of the General Assembly. Mr. Rives subsequently reported such a bill, which was read for the fire time by its title.

much of the message of the Governor as relates to the recent revolt at the penitentiary, was referred to the Committee on Penitentiary.

On motion of Mr. Mallort, the resolutions presented yesterday, requesting the President of the Confederate States to employ, in the service of the Confederacy, slaves in those districts threatened or invaded by the enemy, were taken up, and after some desultory discussion, they were laid upon the table together with substitute, offered by Mr. Mallory, modifying the original so as to restrict the gn of the measure only to such districts as are actually invaded by the enemy.

Mr. Edmonds called up the Senate resolution compensating Lieut L. Lee Haymond, locating the Elk River Turnpike, in the counties of Braxton and Roane, which was adopted without a dissenting voice.

Mr. Fo from the special committee on salt supplies, reported that since the Legislature had passed an act authorizing the county Courts to purchase suspires of salt, no further legislation was at present necessary.

Mr. Hoehins offered a resolution that the Military Committee inquire into the expediency of bringing in a bill authorizing the organization of companies of Home Guards for the defence of their respective counties.

A motion by Mr. W er, to take up the resolution fixing the day of adjournment, was lost.

On motion of Mr. Nelson, the House adjourned.

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