The Resource Miscellaneous records, (microform)

Miscellaneous records, (microform)

Miscellaneous records, 1861-1865.
Miscellaneous records
Inclusive dates
Contains various materials as follows: Virginia Senate Journal, 1864-1865; Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia at the Adjourned Session November and December 1861 [printed]; Orders from the Virginia Senate to fill the vacancy in the 6th senatorial district by the resignation of Robert R. Collier, 1865; Paperwork regarding the sale of a slave named Alfred Thornton from Janetta B. Poore, executrix of the estate of Robert H. Poore, including bill of sale to Shelton C. Davis and Davis' instructions regarding Thornton following Davis' death; Roll call vote form from the Confederate States Senate, Second Session of the Second Congress; Proposed resolution by the General Assembly regarding banks and currency dated March 1865; Document number 36 - Report in favor of the Enlistment of Slaves under certain restrictions, 1865; and an undated resolution regarding the preservation of public records, archives and libraries
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Biographical or historical data
  • The legislative branch of government in Virginia is the oldest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, tracing its lineage to the first meeting of the Grand Assembly of governor, councilors, and burgesses at Jamestown on July 30, 1619. Beginning with the session convened on March 2, 1643, an assembly was constituted with a House of Burgesses modeled after the House of Commons in Parliament, with the governor's Council serving as the upper house. Upon adoption of the first state constitution in 1776, the General Assembly was restructured to consist of the House of Delegates and the Senate. The General Assembly is composed of 40 Senators, elected every four years and 100 delegates, elected every two years, who formulate and enact laws in the Commonwealth. Major activities of the state legislature include representing citizens in the formulation of public policy, enacting statutory laws providing a statutory and financial basis for all government actions, electing judicial officers, and confirming executive appointments of the governor.
  • In the General Assembly, members of the House of Delegates and the Senate vote on legislation entered during the legislative sessions. Legislative bills can originate in either the House or the Senate, with both chambers having the ability to establish study committees. Each house serves as a check on the other to ensure a thorough debate on the merits of each bill. Currently the General Assembly holds annual sessions, alternately of thirty or sixty days' duration.
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Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Miscellaneous records, (microform)
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • BR 116
Base of film
safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
service copy
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
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Library Locations

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