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The Legislature.

Sundry petitions were presented in the Senate, yesterday, and referred. Resolutions were offered for amending the charter of the Bank of Commerce, and Bank of Danville. It was resolved to meet, hereafter, at 11 o'clock A. M. each day. A number of local bills were passed — none of special importance, however. The bill for the relief of the Banks will be considered to-day.

The House passed Senate bill for the protection of the fisheries on the Potomac and Chesapeake bay, and referred a number of others to appropriate committees. Bills were reported for amending the act incorporating the Planters' Savings Bank of Petersburg, and to incorporate the Virginia and Maryland Railroad Company; also, bills providing for a bonus on Bank capital, and for the mode of paying the same into the Treasury; and making an appropriation to meet the expenses incurred by holding the present session of the General Assembly and State Convention. --The meeting hereafter was fixed at 11 o'clock A. M. An invitation was extended to the members of the Convention to occupy the privileged seats in the hall of the House. A number of resolutions were offered, viz: Of extending the time of the payment of the revenue by the Sheriffs due March 15th; of increasing the minimum rate of compensation to teachers of indigent children to ten cents per day, and of authorizing County Courts to fix and regulate annually the rates of Ordinary keepers in the Commonwealth. Among the petitions was one for a more perfect organization of the militia of the State. The Governor sent in a message relative to the State muskets sold J. R. Anderson & Co., by which it appears that 8,000 have been delivered, and 45,988 are still in possession of the State. A committee reported against allowing the Wise Dragoons to arm with a less number than now required by law.

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