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The Legislature.

--In the Senate, Mr. Christian, of Augusta, introduced a bill to supply deficiencies in the appropriation for the support of the Central Lunatic Asylum, which was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Public Institutions.

Mr. Taylor, of Montgomery, introduced a resolution instructing the Committee for Courts of Justice to inquire and report what legislation is necessary to prevent the circulation of the newspaper known as the "Raleigh Standard" within the limits of the Commonwealth.

Mr. Douglas introduced a resolution of inquiry relative to the removal of any part of the machinery from the Virginia State Armory at Richmond; whether such removal is in contemplation; to what points it is proposed to carry the same, and what are the reasons for the removal.

The bill to suppress gaming was taken up, read the third time, and laid on the table.

The bill to provide further for the public defence, by the impressment of negroes to work on the fortifications, was taken up, and after some discussion laid upon the table.

Mr. Randolph called up the bill to provide for arming and equipping the militia, and it was ordered to its engrossment, and laid on the table. This bill appropriates one million of dollars for the purchase of arms, equipments, ammunition, &c.

The order of the day, the bill to regulate prices, was taken up and considered, and continued under discussion till the hour of adjournment.

In the House a communication was received from the Senate, announcing that the Senate had agreed to the preamble and resolutions from the House asserting the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the State of Virginia over her ancient boundaries.

Mr. Robertson, from the Committee on Confederate Relations, presented a report on the subject of details from the Confederate Army.

Mr. Bouldin, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a resolution inquiring into the propriety of cancelling the bonds of this State in the hands of the Government of the United States and the citizens thereof, reported that it was inexpedient to legislate upon the subject.

Mr. Haymond, from the Committee on the Penitentiary, reported a bill to authorize the Governor to hire free negroes and slave convicts to work in coal pits.

Mr. Crockett, from the Committee on Lunatic Asylums, to whom had been referred Senate bill to provide for the payment of certain claims against the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, reported back the same with amendments; and on motion of Mr. Crockett the bills was taken up. The amendments were agreed to and the bill read a third time and passed.

Mr. Buford submitted a resolution, which lies over, rescinding the resolution for adjournment on the 12th inst.

The bill for the relief of indigent soldiers and their families was taken up, and the ayes and noes being called, the bill was passed by the following vote — ayes 106, noes 2.

The order of the day — the bill to reorganize the militia — was then taken up, and continued under discussion the remainder of the day.

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