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r. The communication and accompanying documents were ordered to be printed. On motion of Mr. Sparrow, the Senate resolved itself into secret legislative session. When the doors were reopened the Senate adjourned. The House was called to order at 12 o'clock by the Speaker. The Speaker announced the appointment of the following committees: Committee to inquire into outrages committed by the enemy in North Carolina--Messrs. Smith of N. C., Helcombe of Va., Smith of Ala., H. W. Bruce of Ky., and Bell of Mo.; Committee, authorized by Mr. Foote's resolution, to inquire into the charge of corruption against a member of the House — Messrs Lyons of Va., McQueen of S. C., and Atkins of Tenn. The House then took up for consideration, as unfinished business, the bill reported from the Military Committee repealing existing and regulating future exemptions. Mr. Welch, of Miss., said that, as the chairman of the committee was absent, he moved to postpone the considerat
ed and took his seat. Mr. Alderson moved a resolution upon the expediency of exempting from taxation all non- commissioned officers and privates in the service. Mr. Keene asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to reorganize the militia, which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Carson introduced a resolution inviting Gen. John H. Morgan to a seat in the Senate Chamber, to be occupied by him at his pleasure, during his stay in Richmond. Messrs. Carson, Bruce, and Christian were appointed on the committee. The bill to amend the Code so as to provide for an election for the "Commonwealth Attorney in cities where it Courts are held, was amended and passed. In the House, a resolution similar to that introduced in the Senate, was adopted on motion of Mr. Cowan, inviting Gen. Morgan to a privileged seat. The bill relative to the changes to be made in the organization and government of the penitentiary was under discussion when the House a