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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
STATE OF VIRGINIA
SESSION OF 1876-77.
VIRGINIA STATE DOCUMENT
ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS.
CHAP. 1.-JOINT RESOLUTION instructing the attorney-general to
defend the interests of the State in the case of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad company and the case of J. W. McCready against the commonwealth.
Approved January 3, 1877.
Resolved by the general assembly of Virginia, That the Governor regovernor of the commonwealth be requested to instruct the quested to inattorney general of the State to appear and defend the inter- general to deests of the commonwealth in the case of the Chesapeake and of state in cerOhio railroad company against the commonwealth of Vir- tain suits in suginia, and in the case of J. W. McCready against the com- United States monwealth of Virginia, now pending in the Supreme Court of the United States upon appeals from the Court of Appeals of Virginia; and that the attorney-general be instructed to ask of the said Supreme Court an early hearing of the case of the Chesapeake and Obio railroad company against the commonwealth of Virginia, the interests of the state demanding such early hearing.
CHAP. 2.-An ACT providing compensation to the attorney-general
for services rendered in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Approved December 23, 1876.
1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That Pay to attorney the sum of five hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated, wices in su. to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise preme court of appropriated, to Raleigh T. Daniel, attorney-general of the State, for services rendered as counsel in the case of Payne against Phillips, in the Supreme Court of the United States, involving the retrocession of Alexandria city and county by the United States to the State of Virginia.
2. This act shall be in force from its passage.