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The Legislature.

In the Senate, yesterday, bills were reported to amend the law concerning the assessment on persons and property, and to refund to the Virginia Rifles a sum of money paid by them for sword-bayonets. The bill to correct erroneous assessments of taxes on lands was made the order of the day for Thursday. The bill providing for the voluntary enslavement of free negroes was laid on the table. Resolutions of the Illinois Legislature in reference to the appointment of Commissioners, and the Texas Ordinance of Secession, were read and ordered to be printed. The bill in reference to the Northern Nock Bank of Virginia was rejected. A number of local bills were passed.

In the House, the bill for the relief of the Banks, together with sundry Senate and House amendments, were discussed and ordered to be printed, as was the resolutions of the Illinois Legislature and Texas Secession Ordinance, after being read. Senate amendments to House bill incorporating the Norfolk county Railway, were agreed to. A report was returned adverse to extending the time allowed Sheriffs to pay the public revenue into the Treasury. Sundry Senate bills were reported from committees.

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