In the Senate.
several bills of no general importance were reported from appropriate committees, among them
To increase the allowance to sheriffs and sergeants for service to the public.
To amend the act for the relief of indigent soldiers and sailors.
A resolution of inquiry was adopted to forfeit by law all debts which may be attempted to be collected by attachment.
A bill was also presented to define and punish certain offences against the sovereignty of the State
that may be, when commanded less than treason.
A bill was passed releasing the Commonwealth
's claim to certain lands in Petersburg
to Matthew Sylvia
The funeral obsequies of Hon. Mr. Wilcox
, a member of Congress, being announced, on motion, the Senate adjourned.
In the House
the joint resolution for any Section of State officers on Wednesday was adopted
submitted a resolution on the press, and the necessity of the exemption of members, which resolution lies over.
The local militia bill, disbanding the 179th regiment militia of the line, and providing for the more efficient organization of the men of second class militia, was passed.
, of Rockingham
, made an ineffectual effort to obtain a reconsideration of the vote which passed the bill, in order to insert an amendment limiting to the city of Richmond
the power of breaking commission, conferred on the Governor
by the bill.
On motion of Mr. Bouldie
, the House
adjourned at a quarter to 1 o'clock, in order to give the members an opportunity to participate in the funeral of the Hon. Mr. Wilcox