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The Legislature.

The Senate, yesterday, passed a number of House bills, including the act amending the law providing additional security for the slave property of citizens of this Commonwealth, and bill appropriating money to pay for the present edition of the Code. The House joint resolutions, approving the sale of old muskets to Messrs. Anderson & Co., was referred to the Military Committee. The resolution, authorizing the Governor to contract for arms, was adopted. The bill authorizing the voluntary enslavement of free negroes was passed. The House bill for the sale of the James River and Kanawha Canal was debated.

In the House, a number of bills were passed. A bill was reported appropriating $25,000 to build the Northwestern Lunatic Asylum. A resolution was adopted giving further time to the securities of P. P. Winston, late Sheriff of Richmond, to pay their indebtedness. Mr. Martin offered a joint resolution, proposing to take the sense of the people at the May election as to whether they would remain in the Union, with proper constitutional guarantees, or go out any how. Laid on the table. A bill was passed appropriating $1,000 to remove the remains of Gen.Harry Lee, now in Georgia, to Virginia. Mr. McCue reported a bill for leasing out the State Penitentiary. The bill concerning the Potomac river pilot laws was passed, and the bill incorporating the Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Company, at Chester, was also passed. The Appropriation bill was ordered to its engrossment.

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