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had pronounced the new law unconstitutional. This he declared to be an error, for its provisions were precisely similar to an old act which the General Court of Virginia, in the case of Wyatt, had pronounced constitutional. In the case of Worsham, which came before him last week under the new gaming law, the Commonwealth had failed to show that faro bank, or any like game, had been exhibited by him, or in his house, since its passage. He had issued a warrant for the entry and search of he Legislature,) to that moment. Without evidence to prove a violation of the law, he could do no less than release the property, which would have been subject to confiscation under the new law. After releasing the property, the Mayor held Worsham for further examination, taking the ground that the new law did not entirely repeal the old one, and that the Commonwealth, if she could prove that he had exhibited, or been interested in, faro bank at any time within the past twelve months, cou