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eir homes and deprived of their offices to the enemy. Civil and military offices. Mr. G. W. Randolph offered the following ordinance for adoption: Be it ordained, That, during the existing war, voters of the volunteers and militia shall be eligible to seats in the General Assembly, and for any person holding office in this Commonwealth may hold any military appointment under the Confederate Government the war without vacating such office. Be it further ordained, That Colonel Henry did the Paymaster of the Virginia forces, be, he is hereby, authorized to accept a commission in the army of the Confederate states without vacating his commission as paymaster of the Virginia forces. On motion, Mr. Maslin's ordinance for the relief of persons driven from their homes was aided, and, the rules being suspended, the ordinance passed. Secret session. The Convention then went into secret session for the purpose of considering a communication from the Executive
tance to be a mere shell. The sky and the light shine through it, and every step you approach reveals the havoc of cannon ball and rifle bullet — prostrate fences, singed and blackened balls, and stems of trees broken short off, their branches lying near them, while scattered bones lie bleaching, and fragments of every kind even yet remain to point the places where the conflict was the deadliest. Autumn's winds are rapidly laying bare the few remaining boughs of the trees around poor old Mrs. Henry's house, where she was shot in her bed, and where her remains now die interred in the yard close by. A dull and dreary day it was, befitting the harrowing scenes that presented themselves. The wind was sighing among the pine trees, and whistling through the perforated roof of the shattered dwelling. A marble shaft marks the spot where Col. Bartow received his mortal wound. The place where Gen. Bee fell is within a hundred yards, and not far off 250 of the enemy lie buried. In anot