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[Communicated]the Senatorial election. The time is approaching for the meeting of the Legislature of this State. One or its first duties, it may be assumed, will be the choice of a proper person to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Mr. Wm. Ballard Preston. In him the Commonwealth has lost a public servant of unquestioned patriotism, of great purity in private life, and ripe experience in official duty. We have every confidence in the Legislature about to assemble that it will take care to select one not less competent. The times imperatively require us to choose our strongest man, without regard to personal or old party distinctions. All must desire to see Virginia represented in a manenr worthy of her past renown and present high position in this great struggle for independence. What is wanted is a wise and thoughtful statesman, calm amid the storm of revolution, patriotic, conciliatory, and just, possessed of solid information and a ripe judgment, and gifted wi