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His excellency, F. W. HOLLIDAY, Governor of Virginia: SIR: I respectfully submit the following report of the condition of the several causes in which the Commonwealth is a party, or who has an interest, pending in the court of appeal of Virginia and in the circuit court of the city of Richmond. and also in the district and circuits courts of the United States of Virginia, and in the supreme court of the United States at Washington.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITES STATES. the only cases now pending in this court is the appeal allowed from he circuit court of the United States for the eastern district of Virginia. In the case of Skiddy, [etc?] vs, Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio railroad company. For a statement of the question raised by this appeal, I refer to my report of November, 1879. It will be some time before this appeal is reached in the regular call of the docket. If, however, a certain contract, which I have heard, has been made between the purchasers of the said railroad and board of public works of Virginia, is approved and ratified by the legislature, this appeal will be dismissed.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA. The only cases pending in this court are those referred to in my report of January 3, 1881. No change has occurred in the cases since the report. There are no cases, so far as I have any knowledge, pending in the district courts of the United States for the eastern and western district of Virginia, in which the commonwealth has any interest.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA. The only case pending in this court are some five or six appeals in criminal cases. all of which will be disposed of during the present term of the court.