(Wheeling: John F. M'Dermot, Public Printer, 1865)
[No. 16.] Requesting our Senators and Representatives in Congress to procure an Amendment to the National Banking Law.
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That our senators and representatives in congress be requested to procure, if possible, an amendment to the act of congress, approved June 3rd, 1864, entitled "An act to provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," so as to allow state banks having branches to become national banking associations under the said act, and still use a portion of their capital for banking purposes and keep offices of discount and deposit at the several places where such branches are now located.
Resolved further, That the president of the senate and speaker of the house of delegates be directed to certify and forward a copy of these resolutions to each of our senators and representatives in congress.
Adopted, February 4, 1865.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: February 1865