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called up the bill compensating Peter P. Penn for the loss of his slave Albert; and it was taken up on its passage. It was advocated by Mr. Thomas, opposed by Mr. Robertson, and lost for want of a constitutional mejority — yeas 18 nays 17. Senatorial vacancies. On motion of Mr. Neeson, the Senate took up the resolutions providing for filling vacancies in the Senate from the 46th and 50th districts. Mr. Robertson moved that they be committed to the Committee for Courts of Justice. Not agreed to. On motion of Mr. Neeson, the resolutions were laid upon the table and made the order of the day for to-morrow (Friday) Bill passed. The e on Wednesday passed the House bill entitled "an act amending the charter of the town of Fredericksburg"--(omitted in our last report.) The stay law. Mr. Robertson, (in the absence of the mover, Mr. Whittle,) introduced a subsittute for the bill entitled "a bill to suspend sales and legal proceedings in certain cases," an
oyd for the campaign in Southwestern Virginia. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, corrected the gentleman. General Floyd's only connexion with the measure was in the character of a witness. Mr. Wilson had no evidence that the plan was in accordance with the views of the Confederate authorities. He wanted to hear a special report on the aubit of from them. He wanted more authority the measure than General Floyd. that the bill be laid on the table. The motion was rejected Mr. Robertson hoped that the House had not sunk so low that is inspiration than itself and honor of Virginia was . He would refer to the map to prove of this road. Without means to carry and reinforcements to that portion of Virginia, they would jeopardize the safety of a large and loyal community, He wanted no evidence from the Confederate Government,--As Virginians, let us do what becomes us as Virginians, He was prepared to ex- pend all the treasures of this State in its defence. Mr