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House of Delegates. Wednesday, Dec. 4. The House met at 12 o'clock, M. Prayer by Rev Dr. Converse. The Speaker stated that in consequence of the unusual number of new members present, and the novel fact that a portion of the State is unrepresented, the labor of forming the committees has been greater than anticipated. He mentioned the matter to the House to explain why he could not announce the committees this day. A communication from the Virginia Convention was presented giving information of the passage of an ordinance by that body, empowering the Senate and House to elect members from counties and districts where the inhabitants are denied the privilege of an election by reason of the presence of the enemy. On motion of Mr. Wilson, received, laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Petition. Mr. George presented a petition from citizens of McDowell county, praying for the better defining of the boundaries of said county, which was formed out o
Damage to the Lick Creek Bridge repaired accident on the South-side road Lynchburg, Dec. 4, --President Branner, of the East Tennessee railroad, telegraphs here that the bridge over Lick Creek is all right, and that the trains are passing over. He will have a line of packets at Union on Thursday to carry passengers around that bridge. The South-Side train failed to connect with the Western to-day, in consequence of an accident about two miles below this city. The engine run over a bull, which caused the mail car to be thrown from the track. The car was much damaged, but no person was hurt.
Evacuation of Tybee Island by the Federals. Augusta, Dec. 4. --The Savannah News, of to-day, says that the Federals have evacuated Tybee Island. Capt. Reed, who visited the Island on yesterday, says he saw no enemy and no works.
South Carolina Confederate States Senators. Columbus, S. C., Dec. 4. --The Legislature on yesterday elected the Hon. R. W. Barnwell and Hon. James L. Orr Confederate States Senators.
Presbyterian General Assembly of the Confederate States. Augusta, Dec. 4. --The Presbyterian General Assembly convened here to-day. The Rev. Francis McFarland was elected Moderator by acclamation.
Latest from the South. Savannah, Dec. 4. --Sixteen of the enemy's ships are now inside the bar, and an attack on Fort Pulaski is hourly expected.