General Assembly of Virginia.
Monday, January 12th, 1863.
Senate--The Senate was called to order at 8 o'clock M. by Scout Gary
, and open it with prayer by Rev. Mr Burrows
As Executive communication from military communication, from Maj.
, the Provost Marshall
, to relation to disloyalties of none residing at West Robes and recommended the removal of the persons during the war, was laid on the table, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee
of Courts of it then.
A communication from the Examiner, commanding an appropriation for the benefit of the sick and wounded soldiers of Virginia
in the C. S. Army, was ordered to be printed and referred to the Committee
on Military Affairs.
, of Booner presented a petition of Jas. M. Latillie
on asking to have committed certain fines and damages obtained against him as Commissioner
of Delinquents and forfeitures Lands for Kanawha county
The following resolutions of inquiry into auspidiency were offered:
By Mr. Coghill
--Of further legislation for the suppression of gaming, and particularly into the policy of so enfeebling the 1st and 2d sections of chapter 198 of the Code; so as to province for the forfeiture of houses occupied by persons engaged in keeping or exhibiting zero banks or other gaming tables mentioned in the 1st section of said bill.
By Mr. Carson
--Of re-enacting, with suitable amendments, the act passed October, 1771, entitling.
"An act to prevent forestalling, regrading, engraving and public, venders."
Also, an act passed December 27, 1792, entitled.
An act against divulgers of false news, and 7th section of an act passed February 22d, is entitled "An act to reduce late one the several men for regulating ordinaries and bound of private entertainment, and for the restraint of tipping houses,"
By Mr. Newman
--Of suspending interest on bonds or claims which are due, upon the production of satisfactory proof that the owing such bond or claim has made a tender of Confederate States
notes in payment for the same, so by satisfactory evidence that the same has been refused by the border of any such bond or claim.
By Mr. Garnet
--Of red thing notices of protested elections to be flied in the clerk's a office who in thirty days.
--Of modifying the stay law to allow in pomade from all debts not in the army of whose homes are not inside the lines of the
--Of authorizing the Government
to designate an Aid who shall receive the pay of his back.
By Mr. Johnson
--Of amending chapter 29, 11, of the Code, so as to limit the provisions of said section to nations on conte
By Mr. Christian
, of Midd--Of providing by law for the establishment in the city of ment of an to receive and forward supplies to the soldiers from this
A joint resolution was offered by Mr. Colfer
relative to the impressing of civilians, and the trial and punishments the certain offences by the military authorize without warrant of
House of Delegates--The House
was called to order at 12 o'clock.
A resolution was read and committed from the Senate relative to passports for the members of the General Assembly.
offered a resolution that the Committing on Military Affairs inquire late the expediency reporting a hill qualifying voters in the service of the Confederate Government and all others absent from their homes by reason of the presence of the public enemy to vote for members of Congresses, members of the Legislature, Governor and Lieutenant Governor
of this Commonwealth.
presented a resolution instructing the Finance Committee to inquire into the of imposing a tax, to be gradient with due regard to equalizing the burthens of the war upon the read and personal estate of persons exempt from military duty, either from age, physical disability, or having furnished substitutes.
On motion of Mr. Carrison
, the bill authorizing, the Governor
to turn over to the Confederate States
the Virginia State Line was recommitted to the committee, with insinuations to inquire into the effect of such a transfer upon the present status of the officers and men of that command.
A resolution was offered instructing the Military Committee to inquire into the expediency of increasing the present force composing the Virginia State Line.
The Speaker presented a communication from the Governor
enclosing a recommendation from Ms. H. Griswold
, Provost Marshall
, take some measures to stop the treasonable of certain white persons negroes, and at and about West Point
, with the enemy that quarter.
The evidence given by Maj. Cowold
in the matter shows that the intercou to is as hold and upon as it is expensive a injurious.
Referred to Committee on Military fairy.
Another message from the Governor
urging the legislature the duty of making liberal appropriations to better the condition of the sick and wounded soldiers of Virginia
Also referred Committee on Military Affairs.
offered a resolution, which was adopted instructing the Committee
on Reader's inquire into the expediency of amending the chapter of the Manchester
The bill for changing the time of holding in portions of the State
which are now, hereafter may by the public enemy, was on Mr made the old of at 1 o'clock.
The bill to money received by the State
for extension on account of religions scruples, passed at the last section, which might be rendered null by Congressional legislation, was taken up and unanimously passed.
The bill relating to the increase of salaries of Government officers was recommitted for amendment.
On motion of Mr. Wynne
, the bill for the relief of the Hergrant of the city of Richmond
, and the Sergeant
of the city of Petersburg
was taken up, increasing the per diem compensation of said Sergeants
for the maintenance of prisoners in their charge.
Passed — ayes 78 nose 6.
offered a resolution, which was passed that the special Committee on Salt be instructed and required to report what legislation is necessary to secure for the future a supply of salt for loyal citizens new prevented from securing the same because of the presence of the enemy.
offered a resolution instructing the Committee
on Roads to inquire into the expediency of closing the mortgage on the Roanoke Valley R. R.
On motion, the House