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ilitia officers in the Commonwealth. He based his resolution on his own personal knowledge of the total incapacity of several such officers, and their inefficiency should they ever be compelled to undergo the "trial by battle" Carried. Several communications were received from Governor Letcher in response to resolutions of inquiry, but containing nothing of interest. One of these covered a communication from Asa Rogers, of Londoun, informing the Governor that a Black Republican, named Downey, was elected in his Magisterial District a Justice of the Peace; that he ought not to be commissioned, and that if he were he, Rogers, would emigrate to Hayti before he would sit on the bench with him. The communications, with their enclosures, were ordered to be printed. Pursnant to a resolution authorizing the Governor to institute the inquiry, a letter from Secretary Mallory of the Confederate Navy was read, giving the names of officers in the Provisional Navy of Virginia who were ei