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The Legislature.

In the Senate, yesterday, Mr. Alderson introduced a resolution that the Governor send an agent to the Kanawha salt works to ascertain and report, without delay, the quantity of salt on hand there, the facilities for making it, how many furnaces are in operation, and how much salt can probably be provided per month, and such other fact, at the said agent may see proper to communicate. The resolution was referred to the Committee on Salt.

Mr. Frasier introduced a resolution inquiring into the expediency of authorizing experimental boring for salt water near Clifton Forge and the county line between Rockbridge and Botetourt counties, at or near Big Lick, in Roanoke and at such other places in the Commonwealth as may furnish indications of the presence of brine, and that a reasonable appropriation be made to defray the expense of such borings, and that the Governor be authorized to appoint Commissioners to superintend the work. The resolution was referred to the Committee on General Laws.

Mr. Ball offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of providing by law that the next general election for members of the Legislature shall be held at an earlier day than now prescribed and that authority be given the Governor to directed as one to be held in such counties as may be the enemy of the accusation at Agreed to.

recommending a joint committee of three members from the Senate and five from the House, to consider the property of amending the fence law. Agreed to.

Mr. Newman offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of finishing the Covington and the Railroad as soon as possible and inquiring what other roads are necessary to connect the Northwest with the said road and the Central road Agreed to.

Mr. Collier offered the following resolution which was agreed to:

Resolved, That the Committee on Agriculture and Commerce inquire into the expediency of authorizing the Governor to cause a tan yard to be established, according to the recommendation of the Commissioner whose report accompanies the Governor's message.

Adopted.

Resolutions of thanks to Generals Lee Johnston, and Jackson were adopted.

Mr. Armstrong introduced the following resolution concerning martial law.

Resolved, That a special committee of seven be appointed to inquire whether any legislation can be adopted by the General Assembly that will render unnecessary the further continuance of martial law in the city of Richmond and other places in the State.

Agreed to.

Mr. Armstrong offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of legislating to provide food and raiment for the families of soldiers at moderate prices, and prevent extortion in articles of prime necessity. Agreed to.

In the House, bills were reported increasing the fees for keeping and supporting prisoners increasing the bonds of sheriffs.

Mr. Wilson, of Isle of Wight, offered a resolution, which was adopted, inquiring into the expediency of making some appropriation to relieve the necessities of the poor and destitute of our citizens in those sections of the State which have been overrun by the public enemy.

Mr. James introduced a resolution inquiring into the expediency of allowing distillers of whiskey from rye only, to distil by special contract with the Government for the supply of hospitals.--Agreed to.

Mr. Worsham offered a resolution having for its object the regulation by law of the charges of express companies on boxes and packages sent to soldiers in our armies. Adopted.

Mr. Ambers offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of compelling railroad companies, leading into the city of Richmond to transport wood when brought to their roads, and fixing the price for the transportation of the same. Agreed to.

Mr. Valden offered a resolution, which was adopted, inquiring into the expediency of exempting from taxation all property listed by Commissioners which has been seized by the enemy.

Mr. Mallory offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of prohibiting by law any person from charging more than one dollar per pound for leather. Adopted.

Mr. Lynn offered a resolution, which was adopted, having for its object the relief by exemption from taxation, for 1862, of the people of Prince William county.

The House then adjourned.

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