The General Appropriation bill, now pending before the Virginia Legislature, shows an aggregate debt against the Commonwealth
for the fiscal year ending 30th of June, 1863, of $7,543,207.95, exclusive of the expense incurred in the payment of pages, porters, &c., employed about the Capitol
, and also in paying the claims of officers and soldiers of the Virginia State Line and Mountain Rangers, including the raising, clothing, subsistence, and otherwise supporting the same.
The leading items of expenditure are as follows:
For the per diem, mileage, and other expenses of the General Assembly, $107,000; salaries and mileage of Judges and other officers of the civil government $111,000; for arrest of prisoners, pay of jurors, witnesses, &c., $60,000; for slaves condemned and executed, or sentenced to or reprieved for sale and transportation, $25,000, for subsistence and other supplies for the support of convicts and transports in the Penitentiary, $50,000; contingent expenses of courts, sheriffs, clerks, etc., for fuel stationery, &c., $20,000; expense of the militia establishment, $10,000; annuity to the Virginia Military Institute, $13,500; military contingent fund, $50,000; pay of officers and privates for rations, clothing, and other allowances to the Public Guard and Ordnance Sergeant
at the Military Institute, $60,000; fees of commissioners of the revenue for lists of taxable property, and to clerks of Courts for examining commissioners' books &c., $80,000; to Western Lunatic Asylum, $68,000; Eastern Lunatic Asylum, $48,000; for the support of deaf, dumb, and blind, $25,000; claims chargeable on the civil contingent fund, $100,000; for printing for the General Assembly and public officers, and for papers and books for public officers, $45,000; appropriations to the New River
Navigation Company, $10,000; principal and interest on temporary loans, $2,509,208.93; interest on loans for the assumption of the Confederate States
war tax $92,593; principal and interest of interest-bearing treasury notes $3,362,965; to pay military expenses other than the expenses of the State Line and Mountain Rangers, $500,000.