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Northwestern Virginia. Pending the consideration in the House of Representatives of the bill authorizing elections for members of Congress, and upon Mr. Russell's motion to except Virginia from the general ticket system, that gentleman made the following remarks: I regret that some gentlemen have thought proper to make invidious allusion to the small number of votes from my district, polled at our first election, to point their arguments in favor of applying the "general ticket systthem, will be the peer of any member of this House in all qualities that adorn the character of a patriot. I desire that a portion of the representation in this House shall be elected by those who appreciate the peculiar interests of Northwestern Virginia, and whose devotion to the entire State and to the whole Confederacy has been so splendidly illustrated. I am opposed to the general ticket system in Virginia because the State has made ample provision for all her elections, and because