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General Assembly of Virginia

Thursday, March 26
Senate.--The Senate met at 10 o'clock A. M. The President, Lieut. Governor Montague, in the chair.

The House of Delegates asked for a Committee of Conference in the matters of disagreement be tween the two Houses in relation to the transfer of the State prisoners to the Confederate Government.

On a motion of Mr. Neeson to remove the injunction of secretary from certain proceedings of the Legislature in regard to the State Line, the Senate went into secret session.

The doors reopened, and

Mr. Armstrong offered a resolution, in effect, that when the Senate adjourns to-day it adjourn to meet on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Held on the table.

Agreeably to request, the House returned to the Senate the bill to incorporate the Stonewall Water Power and Manufacture Company of Richmond, heretofore reflected by the Senate. The bill was reconsidered and tabled.

The House reported that body had agreed to the Senate amendments to the bill privilege for voting in comes and elsewhere by persons in the military service, and refugees. The bill is, therefore, a law.

To give publicity to the enactment,

Mr. Neeson offered a joint resolution, directing the Keeper of the Roils to have printed 20.0 copies thereof for the use of the members of the General Assembly; which resolution was adopted.

The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Executive of the Commonwealth, transmitting one from the President of the Confederate States, in relation to the transportation of private freight on the several railroads. [The President says in a paragraph: "attention has been given to the subject by the Government, and effects have been made to prevent unnecessary interference with the control of the roads by their respective companies. Another appointment was mode some time since of a General Agent, from whose supervision it is hoped good will result."] The communication was laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Robertson rose to a privileged question, touching the resolution of Mr. Neeson authorizing the pointing of 2000 copies of the Military voting bill, which he charged was engineered through without passing the ordeal of the constitutional vote.

The Chair decided that a constitutional majority was not necessary in order to print, and the Chair was sustained.

The bill concurring officers of the State who have taken the oath to support an usurped Government within the Emits of Virginia, amended by the House, was received from that body, and the amendments concurred in by the Senate.

The act increasing to two collars per diem the compensation of the interior guard of the Penitentiary was paned.

The Library Committee reported on the Senate and House resolutions eulogistic of the Locoism and patriotism of the women of Virginia in the entering war, and substituted the House resolutions for those of the Senate.

Their report was concurred in.

Mr. Coghill from the Joint Committee on Sale reported a bill to provide for the production and distribution of a supply commensurate with the demand of the community.

The bill was read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Armstrong submitted a resolution that when the Senate adjourns it adjourn to Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, to allow members an opportunity of observing fast day. The resolution was tabled.

The question was left undetermined, and the Senate at 1 ½ o'clock took a recess until 8 o'clock.

Evening Session.--The Senate met at 8 o'clock.

The report of the Committee on Confederate Relations, obligating the Confederate Government to pay the usual bounty to the non-commissioned

officers and privates of the State Line, transferred to that Government, was concurred in.

The report of the special committee in relation to the Sinking Fund was tabled.

The report of the Committee on Military Affair in regard to the disbursement of the appropriation to the Virginia Military institute, was tabled.

The report of the Committee on Confederate Relations touching the constitutionality of sequestration and confiscation of the property of alien enemies in Virginia, denying the authority so to do, was concurred in and reported to the House.

Mr. Coghill, Chairman of the senate Committee on Salt offered a joint resolution announcing a contract entered into between the Committee of both Houses and Stuart, Buchanan & Co., for a supply of salt.

The Senate then adjourned to meet at 8 o'clock Friday evening--devoting the day to the observance of the occasion of fasting and prayer.

House of Delegates.--The House met at 10 o'clock.

Senate amendments to House bill incorporating the Virginia Glee Club, were concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Glimer, a special committee was appointed to report a bill amending and reenacting the 3d section of an act passed March 4th 1862 providing for a Herac Guard.

Senate authorizing the erection of a toll bridge over Dan. river, at Wilson's Ferry, was taken up and passed.

The House went into secret session on a communication from the Senate. After a few minutes thus spent, the doors were again opened, and

A Senate resolution agreeing to remove the secrecy of the General Assembly relative to the transfer of the State Line was taken up and concurred in

Senate bill concerning officers of the State who have taken an oath to support any usurped Government within the limits of Virginia, was taken up, discussed at some length, and passed.

A communication was received from the Governor, enclosing a letter from the President of the Confederate States relative to the transportation of private freight on the several railroads of the State, which were laid upon the table and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Saunders, of Campbell, offered a resolution that when this House adjourns to-day, it will do so to meet again at 8 o'clock P M, Friday.

The resolution give rise to some debate; but was finally carried — ayes 52, noes 33.

The Tax bill was taken up and discussed until the hour of recess.

Evening Session--The House met at 8 o'clock. Mr. Ruther cordon the Chair.

The Tax bill was again taken up, and the evening session consumed in its consideration.

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