Recess of the General Assembly.
--In accordance with a resolution passed by both Houses, the General Assembly will to-day adjourn over until the first Monday in January, and most of the members will go home to spend the Christmas holidays.
It has been ascertained that this can be done without detriment to the public interest, and therefore nobody objects to the adherence to a ‘"time honored custom"’ except the vendors of peanuts, horse-cakes, and hard-boiled eggs, who occupy the space near the statue of Washington
in the rotunda.
So far as we have had an opportunity of observing, the Senators
and Representatives of Virginia
are men of sober and sedate disposition — not liable to be led into temptation by the surroundings of the gay metropolis — and the sovereignty of the State
may safely trust them here or elsewhere, during the holidays.
We wish them, individually, a merry Christmas
and a safe return to the nails of legislation.