Tuesday, December 20, 1864.
called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock M. Prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Peterkin
The bill, passed by the House of Delegates, increasing the per diem compensation of members and other officers of the General Assembly, was taken up and adopted by the Senate.
A series of resolutions, communicated from the House of Delegates, upon the state of the country, and expressing the determination, on the part of Virginia
, to prosecute the war till our independence is accomplished, were read and referred to the Committee
on Confederate Relations.
The bill increasing the salaries of certain officers of the State
, passed by the House of Delegates, was so amended as to increase their compensation one hundred per cent., and thereupon was adopted by the Senate.
The Senate then went into secret session; and when the doors were opened, adjourned.
House of Delegates.
met at noon, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Doggett
Among the bills reported was one to amend the charter of the city of Richmond
, from the Military Committee, reported a point resolution discharging from the First regiment of the second-class militia all members thereof over fifty years of age, unless they voluntarily continue therein.
The resolution was passed.
, from a special committee, reported a bill to secure an adequate support for families of indigent soldiers, and to secure an equalization of their support in the respective counties.
, of Chesterfield
, submitted a preamble and joint resolution on the unjust and arbitrary impressments practiced by agents on the lines of the army extending through Chesterfield
, and calling for some remotely.
The resolution was adopted.
The bill to increase the salaries of the governor, judges
, and certain other officers of the State Government
, was called up and lost on its passage.--ayes 71, noes 9--not a constitutional quorum voting.
On motion of Mr. Tomlin
, the vote was reconsidered and the bill laid on the table.
After the transaction of some other business of no importance, the House