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even mortar boats, which continues unremittingly night and day. Originally the enemy had ten boats, but it is believed from several circumstances that three of these have been placed hors de combat by the bursting of the mortars. In addition to these there are seven gunboats, but the majority of the transports have disappeared, the troops being needed to reinforce their army at Pittsburg. You need not be surprised to hear of startling events from the vicinity of Fort Pillow at any hour Jeff. Thompson is "around;" Com. Montgomery is wide awake, and the spirit of resistance is fairly at work. I regret to say, however, that from the beginning there has been a feeling of jealousy between the regular navy, under Com. Hollins, and the Mississippi flotilla. The latter utterly refuses to co-operate with the indomitable Mississippi Captain, and it is said has thrown obstacles in the way of important events, which could easily have been accomplished. Much prejudice exists in Memphis agains
then announced the Standing Committees — the same as those of last session, with the exception of the following: On Confederate Relations.--Messrs. Dickinson of Prince Edward, Robertson, Armstrong, Neeson, Johnson, Charistian of Middlesex, Thompson, Fragier, Whiltie, Wiley, and Dickinson of Grayson. Mr. Beannon, of Lewis, offered a bill authorizing a change of licenses. The bill was read a first time. Mr. Johnson offered a bill to authorise County Courts and corporations to purcsembly, was taken up and passed. Mr Brannon offered a resolution instructing the Committee of Finance to recommend a tax for the transfer and registration of the registered stock of the State. The Chair appointed Messrs. Johnson, Hart, Thompson, Brannon, and Quesenberry the committee on the part of the Senate, under the joint resolution. A message was received from the House, announcing the passage of "an act prescribing the effect of a judgments in favor of the Commonwealth again