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Salt Works in Washington and Smyth counties. Mr. Anderson, of Rockbridge, moved that the report of the minority of the committee be substituted for that of the majority, and proceeded at some length to discuss the merits of the two reports. Mr. Crockett moved that, in view of the absence of several gentlemen interested in this section, the reports be laid on the table, which was adopted. On motion of Mr. Prinon, the House took up the bill to amend and re-enact the act of the Convention providing for the enrollment of free negroes in the public service. Mr. Wilson, of Is Wight, proposed a ryder to the bill providing that sheriffs or other officers shall receive eight cents per head for each negro drafted in the public service. Mr. Jones moved to amend the ryder by inserting twenty cents in place of eight cents, Rejected. Pending the question upon the ryder, the House, on motion of Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, went into secret session on the military bill.