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General Assembly of Virginia.Monday, May 19, 1862. A message was received from the House announcing the passage of an act to amend and re-enact section 1st of chapter 162 of the Code of Virginia. On motion, the act was taken up and concurred in. A further message was received from the House of Delegates, announcing that it had agreed to a joint resolution to provide for the comfort of the inmates of the Lunatic Asylum at Williamsburg, and to a resolution directing the 2d Auditor to issue a warrant to L. D. Haymond. Mr. Armstrong offered the following joint resolution: Resolved, by the General Assembly, That the Auditing Board be and they are hereby instructed to pay such persons as were appointed instructors of artillery by General J. R. Carson, while in command of the militia at Winchester, such sums as the board may deem just and equitable, not exceeding the pay of a 1st Lieutenant, and the board present such claims to the Confederate authorities for repayment; being, in the opinion of the General Assembly, a just change against said Government. The resolution was laid on the table. The resolutions in regard to Confederate money were taken up. The first affirming that Confederate money ought to be taken in payment for debts, and affirming those enemies of the Government who refuse to take it, was passed. The second resolution recommending the Congress of the Confederate States to make Confederate notes a legal tender, and instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives to vote for the passage of such as act, was rejected. The vote resulted — yeas 3, nays 25, as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Alderson, Finney, and Pats--3. Nays.--Messrs. Armstrong, Ball, Branch, Carraway, Carson, Collter, Dickinson of Prince Edward, Dickenson of Grayson, Greever, Hart, Johnson, Logan, Massie; McKenney, Neeson, Newlon, Newman, Pennybacker, Quesenberry. Robertson, Thomas of Henry, Thompson, Urquhart, Whittle, and Whitten--25. The third resolution, in regard to the States guaranteeing the Confederate bonds in their several Confederate proportions, was taken up and adopted. A resolution from the House, providing for the removal of the prisoners in the city jail, in the discretion of the Judge of the Hustings Court and the Governor, was taken up, and being so amended as to provide that those confined for violating city ordinances shall be removed at the expense of the city, was adopted. On motion of Mr. Dickinson, of Prince Edward, the Senate adjourned sine die.
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