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It seems to be taken for granted that the appointment of Messrs. Senate and Underwood by the Alexandria Legislature, Senators of the United States from the State of Virginia, will be regarded as by the present Legislature and that two other Senators will be elected in their room. Indeed, Messrs. Segar and Underwood have already been refused admission by the Senate, Mr. Sumner having remarked when their application was presented, that he should as soon think of admitting two members of the town council of Alexandria. In view of the probable election of Senators during this storm, a contemporary (the Whig) expresses the hope that Mr. Botts will be one of them. We concur in the peculiar fitness of this recommendation. It should be the object of the Legislature and people, paramount to all other objects of the day, to procure re-admission to the Union and restoration of rights as a State, and all lawful means should be used to promote that end to the utmost. We know of no
examine into the memorial of the Orange and Alexandria railroad. Mr. Carter offered a resolution making the sale of spirituous liquors unlawful alike for buyers and sellers. Referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice. Mr. McRae offered a resolution to appoint a joint committee to consider whether any further legislation is necessary to alter or amend the third article of the Constitution. Mr. Mercier offered a resolution stating that the election of John Underwood and Joseph Segar were in due form, &c.: that the State of Virginia claims for them their seats in the United States Senate. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. By Mr. Lee.--A bill repealing all existing legislation in relation to slaves and free negroes, and fixing their status. Referred. Mr. Power, of York, offered a resolution to exempt from taxation the lands that have been in possession of the Freedmen's Bureau. Referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice. Adjourned. Ho