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public auction at their respective warehouses, for which they shall receive a compensation of
hogshead, and have come to the following resolution thereupon :

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That the prayer of the said petition be rejected.
The following report of the committee on the militia laws was read and agreed to, viz:

The committee on the militia laws have, according to order, had under consideration the petition of John C. Long, to them referred, praying compensation for services rendered in reorganizing the 103d regiment of Virginia militia, and for superintending the elections and drilling the officers thereof, and have come to the following resolution thereupon :

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That the prayer of the said petition be rejected.

The following reports of the committee of propositions and grievances were read, and on motions severally made by Messrs. STEPHENSON and Hart, were ordered to be laid upon the table :

The committee of propositions and grievances have, according to order, had under consideration the petition of sundry citizens of Ritchie county to them referred, praying the establishment of a new separate election to be called “the Goose creek precinct," on the Northwestern turnpike road, between the Bear run and Cow creek roads, on the property of John Harris in said county : Whereupon,

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That the prayer of said petitioners be rejected for insufficiency of notice, as required by the act regulating applications for separate elections.

The committee of propositions and grievances have, according to order, had under consideration the petition of sundry citizens of the counties of Bath and Pendleton, with the documents accompanying the same, to them referred, praying that a new county may be formed within the boundary lines in said petition and notice described, with the seat of justice thereof upon the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike road, at a point called “Bell's place :" Whereupon,

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That the prayer of said petitioners be rejected for defect of the pollbooks in not taking the vote, or opening polls at all the places for holding separate elections in the counties from which the new county is proposed to be formed, as well out of as within the proposed boundaries, as required by law.

The following reports of the committee of privileges and elections were read and severally agreed to, viz:

The committee of privileges and elections have, according to order, had under consideration the memorial of John Blair, preferring certain charges against John Carroll, the delegate returned to represent the district composed of the counties of Grayson and Carroll in the present house of delegates, agreed upon a report, and come to the following resolutions thereupon :

Resolved, That there is no evidence to sustain any of the charges made in the memorial, and in the opinion of this committee they are unfounded.

Resolved, That the committee ask to be discharged from the further consideration of said memorial.

Resolved, That the committee of privileges and elections be instructed to enquire into the expediency of requiring the sheriffs of the several counties in this commonwealth to furnish to the commissioners of elections in the several electoral districts, a list of insolvents for the preceding year, and that they report by bill or otherwise."

The committee of privileges and elections have, according to order, had under consideration the foregoing resolution, and have come to the following resolution thereupon:

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That it is inexpedient further to legislate upon the subject referred aforesaid.

The following reports of the committee of roads and internal navigation were read and agreed to, viz:

The committee of roads and internal navigation have considered the several petitions referred to them from stockholders of the Valley turnpike company, praying that three proxies may be appointed to represent the stock of the commonwealth at meetings of the stockholders, and the committee have come to the following resolution thereupon :

Resolved, That the prayer of said petitions be rejected.

The committee of roads and internal navigation have considered the several petitions from citizens of Bath and Alleghany, praying an alteration of the law concerning slopes of milldams on the Cowpasture river, and the committee have come to the following resolution thereupon:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitions be rejected for want of the notice required by the 23d rule.

The committee of roads and internal navigation have considered the memorial of the president and directors of the New Shenandoah company, praying the repeal of the 3d section of the act concerning that company, passed March' the 11th, 1840, and the committee have come to the following resolution :

Resolved, That the prayer of the said petition be rejected for want of the notice required by the 23d rule of the house.

Mr. Bocock, from the committee of conference on the disagreement of the two houses upon the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill, entitled "an act to extend the jurisdiction of the commonwealth of Virginia over the county of Alexandria,” presented a report, which on his motion was ordered to be laid upon the table.

The following report of the joint committee on the treasurer's accounts was read, and ordered to be laid upon the table :

The joint committee of the senate and house of delegates to examine the treasurer's accounts, have according to order, performed that duty, and beg leave to submit the following report :

The committee compared the orders and warrants issued by the two auditors, for payments into and out of the treasury, with the entries of debits and credits on the treasurer's books, and found them to agree. The additions were also examined and found correct. Having done this, for the purpose of testing the balances, stated by the treasurer to be on hand in cash at the commencement of the current fiscal year, and on the morning of the 28th ult., (this last date being selected by the committee at their pleasure,) letters were addressed to each of the two auditors, asking from them statements, shewing according to their accounts, the balances which should be in the treasury; and to each of the presidents of the deposite banks, requesting to know the balances actually to the credit of the treasurer at those separate dates, and the information thus obtained, proves the treasurer's balances correct. Copies of these letters and answers, with accompanying statements, are herewith communicated, and make a part of this report.

The annual report of the treasurer has already put the general assenibly in possession of the true condition of the public finances on the 1st of October 1846, the commencement of the current fiscal year.

On the 28th January 1847, the balances as shewn by the books of the treasurer and the statements of the
first and second auditors are as follows, to wit:
To the credit of the commonwealth,
No. 1,

306,932 75
Literary fund,
No. 2,

21,317 92
Board of public works, No. 2,

8,225 32 Southwestern turnpike road, No. 2,

22,788 05 Northwestern turnpike road, No. 2,

11 37 Commissioners sinking fund, No. 2,

1,441 57

Total as called for by statements of 1st and 2d auditors,

$360,716 98

The statements furnished by the presidents of the deposite banks, shew that there was on deposite to the credit of the treasurer, on the morning of the 28th January 1847, say: In the Bank of Virginia, No. 3,

130,530 15 In the Farmers Bank of Virginia, No. 4,

117,504 68 In the Exchange Branch Bank, No. 5,

120,297 68

Total as per statements rendered by the bank officers,

$368,332 51

These statements give an excess in bank in favour of the treasurer of $ 7615 53, which is owing to holders of the treasurer's checks obtained prior to the 28th, not having presented them at bank for payment before the morning of that day.

In the account standing to the credit of the commonwealth, is included $ 299 65 of the Washington monument fund, and $ 257 39 belonging to the Cincinnati society. All of which is respectfully submitted.

JAMES H. COX, C. C. S.
WM. F. THOMPSON, C. C. H. of D.

[No. 1.)

COMMITTEE Room OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

28th January 1847. James E. Heath, Esq. Auditor Public Accounts.

SIR,—We respectfully request that you will furnish us at this office, with a statement exhibiting how much money has been paid into and out of the treasury through your office, between the 30th day of September last, and the morning of this day.

Respectfully, yours, &c.

JAMES H. COX, C. C. s.
WM. F. THOMPSON, C. C. H. D.

AUDITOR'S OFFICE, 6th February 1847. GENTLEMEN,- In compliance with your letter of request, dated 28th ult., I transmit a statement exhibiting the amount of money paid into and out of the treasury through this office between the 30th day of September last and the morning of the 28th ultimo. I am, very respectfully, your obd't serv't,

JAS. E. HEATH, Aud. Pub. Acci's. To James H. Cox and Wm. F. Thompson, Esq's.

Chairmen of the Joint Committee, fec.

STATEMENT shewing the amount paid into the treasury and the amount of warrants drawn thereon through

this office from the 1st October 1846 to the 27th January 1847, both inclusive.

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398,338 77

Deduct sundry warrants issued between the 1st October 1846 and the 27th January

1847, which appear by the treasurer's cash book to have been unpaid on the
morning of the 28th January 1847, per list annexed,

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COMMITTEE ROOM OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

28th January 1847. James Brown, Jr. Esq. Second Auditor.

Sir,—We respectfully request that you will furnish us at this office with a statement exhibiting how much money has been paid into and out of the treasury through your office, between the 30th day of September last, and the morning of this day.

Respectfully, yours, &c.

JAMES H. COX, C. C. S.

WM. F. THOMPSON, C. C. H. D.

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SECOND AUDITOR's Office, January 29th, 1847, GENTLEMEN,—1 herewith hand you the statement of receipts and disbursements called for in your communication of 28th instant. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. BROWN, JR. Second Auditor. To James H. Cox, Esq. Chairman of the Committee of the Senate.

Wm. F. Thompson, Esq. Chairman of the Committee House of Delegates.

Statement exhibiting how much money on all accounts has been paid in and out of the Treasury on the

Warrants of the Second Auditor, between 30th September 1846, and the morning of the 28th Jan. 1847.

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Balances in the treasury 1st October 1846,

6,256 23 20,074 24 1,537 49 Received in October, November and December

1846, and up to the morning of 28th Jan. 1847, 173,835 83 34,442 36 30,000 00

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THOMAS H. DE WITT, First Clerk. SECOND AUDITOR'S OFFICE, 29th January 1847. To James H. Cor, Esq. Chairman Committee of the Senate.

Wm. F. Thompson, Esq. Chairman Committee of the House of Delegates.

(No. 3.]

COMMITTEE ROOM OF THE TREASURY OFFICE,

28th January 1847. James Caskie, Esq. President of the Bank of Virginia.

SIR,—The undersigned chairmen of the joint committee to examine the treasurer's accounts, request that you will furnish them with a statement of the amount of money in the bank over which you preside, to the credit of the treasurer of the commonwealth on the morning of the 1st day of October last, and on the morning of this day.

Respectfully, yours, &c.

JAMES H. COX, C. C. S.
WM. F. THOMPSON, C. C. H. D.

BANK OF VIRGINIA, January 29, 1847. James H. Cox, Esq. C. C. S. Wm. F. Thompson, Esq. C. C. H. D.

GENTLEMEN, I have to communicate in reply to the enquiry made by your letter of yesterday, that the amount of money to the credit of the treasurer of the commonwealth, in this bank, on the morning of the 1st day of October last, was

$ 57,673 46 and on the morning of the 28th day of January 1847, was

$ 130,530 15 Yours, very respectfully,

JAMES CASKIE, President.

[No. 4.]

COMMITTEE ROOM OF THE TREASURY OFFICE,

28th January 1847. Wm. H. Macfarland, Esq. President of the Farmers Bank of Virginia.

Sir,—The undersigned, chairmen of the joint committee to examine the treasurer's accounts, request that you will furnish them with a statement of the amount of money in the bank over which you preside, to the credit of

the treasurer of the commonwealth, on the morning of the 1st day of October last, and on the morning of this day.

Very respectfully,

JAMES H. COX, C. C. S.
WM. F. THOMPSON, C. C. H. D.

FARMERS BANK OF VIRGINIA, January 29, 1847. GENTLEMEN,—I have just received your note of yesterday, asking for the balance at the credit of the treasurer of the commonwealth, in this bank, on the morning of the 1st October last, and on yesterday morning the 28th inst., and have the honour to report, that there was to his credit on the morning of the first named day, fifty-four thousand four hundred and fifty-nine dollars thirty-seven cents, and on the morning of yesterday, one hundred and seventeen thousand five hundred and four dollars and sixty-eight cents, ($ 54,459 37 on the morning of the 1st October 1846, and $ 117,504 68 on the morning of the 28th inst.) I am, very respectfully, your obd't ser't,

WM. H. MACFARLAND, President. James H. Cox, Esq. C.C.S. Wm. F. Thompson, Esq. C. C. H. D.

(No. 5.]

COMMITTEE ROOM OF THE TREASURY OFFICE,

28th January 1847. John C. Hobson, Esq. President Exchange Bank of Virginia, Richmond.

SIR,—The undersigned, chairmen of the joint committee to examine the treasurer's accounts, request that you will furnish them with a statement shewing the amount of money in the bank over which you preside, to the credit of the treasurer of the commonwealth, on the morning of the 1st day of October 1846, and the morning of this day.

Respectfully, yours, &c.

JAMES H. COX, C. C. S.
WM. F. THOMPSON, C. C. H. D.

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OFFICE EXCHANGE BANK OF VIRGINIA,

Richmond, 29th January 1847.
James H. Cor, Esq.
Wm. F. Thompson, Esq.

Chairmen of Joint Committee, &c. GENTLEMEN,—In reply to the enquiries contained in your note to the president of this bank, who is at this moment absent, I have to state that the balances at the credit of the treasurer of the commonwealth of Virginia on the mornings of the 1st of October last and 28th instant were as follows: October 1st,

$ 53,266 16 January 28th,

$ 120,297 68 Very respectfully,

W. P. STROTHER, Cash'r.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. STANARD, who informed the house that the senate had disagreed to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreement of the two houses upon the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill, entitled “an act to extend the jurisdiction of the commonwealth of Virginia over the county of Alexandria,” and had adopted a resolution asking another conference upon the subject, in which they requested the concurrence of the house of delegates.

The said resolution was read as follows:

Resolved, That a free conference be asked by the senate with the house of delegates on their disagreement to the amendments of the senate on the bill to extend the jurisdiction of the commonwealth of Virginia over the county of Alexandria.

And the question being put thereupon was determined in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the clerk inform the senate thereof.
The SPEAKER deferred announcing the committee of conference until to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. MORRIS the house adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.

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