Meeting of the Legislature.
The Legislature of Virginia, in response to the call of the Governor
, meets again to-day.
We welcome it to Richmond
with pleasure, for it is a body whose more than Roman
, whose Virginian firmness has saved the capital, and headed by a patriotic Governor, who so nobly and energetically co-operated with them in nailing the flag of the old line-of-battle ship to the mast, rescued the Commonwealth
from the ruin and ignominy which at one time threatened to overwhelm her. The Legislature is now called upon to consider a subject of vital importance, the supply of salt, and to adopt measures, by contracts and charters, and such other means as the emergency may require, to procure an adequate supply of an article as essential as munitions of war to the welfare of the State
.--Whatever is to be done on this subject, must be done quickly, for the season is close at hand when salt must be obtained, or great loss and injury will be inevitable.
We hope that the Legislature will maintain the reputation it has already achieved for prompt and energetic action, and that no time will be lost in clap-trap harangues or Buncombe speeches.
On other occasions, the Commonwealth
could afford to lose time in talk, but what we want now is action.
Let salt, not gas, be the watchword.