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The Legislature.

In the Senate, Mr. Garnett, Chairman of the Committee on Fence Laws and Enclosures, reported a bill to repeal the fence law in certain counties, and to authorize the County Courts to dispense with enclosures in other counties. Read the first time.

The unfinished business of yesterday being in order, the Salt bill was taken up.

Mr. Brannon offered an amendment to the 8th section of the bill. The amendment provides for the appointment of a board of assessors, to be composed of persons not members of the General Assembly, whose duty it shall be to assess the value of the property taken possession of by the Governor under the provisions of the art.

Mr. Armstrong moved to recommit the bill with instructions, which was lost.

After a lengthy debate on amendments and substitutes, all of which were rejected, the original amendment, offered by Mr. Brannon, was adopted.

Mr. Brannon offered an independent amendment, providing for the appointment of inspectors of salt, to reside at the places where salt is manufactured. The amendment who lost.

The Senator moved to amend the concluding clause of the bill, so as to read, ‘"this act shall be and continue in force during the present war."’--Adopted.

Mr. Frazier, of Rockbridge, offered a substitute for the bill, providing for the purchase of salt at the works in the Kanawha Valley, and for the transportation of the same. The substitute was rejected.

Mr. Whittle moved for a reconsideration, to allow him an opportunity to offer an amendment to the 8th section of the bill. The amendment prohibits an appeal from the decision of the assessors. A reconsideration was granted, and the amendment adopted.

After other slight amendments the bill was put on its passage, and passed by a vote of ayes 26, noes 10.

A message was received from the House announcing the passage by that body of an act ‘ "to authorize the Governor to settle the account of Sampson Jones, agent of Mrs. Jane A. Griffin."’

On motion, the Senate adjourned.

In the House, Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Governor of this Common wealth be respectfully requested to inform the House of Delegates under what clause of the Constitution, or under what law or laws of this State, his proclamation of the 30th August, 1862, calling out the militia of certain counties of this Commonwealth, and ordering them to report to Maj. Gen. John B. Floyd was issued. Agreed to.

The bill legalizing the manufacture of alcohol was passed. It provides that before any person shall engage in distillation, he shall obtain permission therefore from the Governor; and such permission shall only authorize the manufacture of alcohol for medical, hospital, chemical, and manufacturing purposes. That the legal standard of alcohol shall not be less than ninety per centum of pure alcohol. Every sale of alcohol made by the manufacturer, shall be reported to the Governor, or such other authorities as may be prescribed by him; and any manufacturer of alcohol who shall attempt to sell to say one, except for the purposes mentioned, shall be liable to pay a fine of not less than $100.--No license shall be granted under this act until the applicant shall have given bond with good security, to be filed with the Auditor of Public Accounts, in a penalty of $2,000.

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