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The Legislature.

After the reading of a communication from the House, in the Senate, yesterday, the only proceedings had were those necessary for the execution of the order of the two Houses to take a recess until 6th January, 1864.

Lieut.-Gov. Montague having been complimented by the passage of resolutions of thanks for his uniform courtesy and kindness, replied briefly and appropriately upon thus severing his connection with the Senate.


In the House, Mr. Burwell introduced a resolution, addressed to the Committee on Confederate Relations, having for its object the relief of the country and the currency by a more equalized distribution of food by the railroads, &c., which was adopted.

Mr. Haymond proposed an increase to the select committee of five appointed to confer with the proprietors of the several Richmond newspapers in the matter of publishing the report of proceedings of the House. The motion to enlarge the committee was agreed to, and the Speaker appointed Messrs. Haymond, of Marion, Hutcheson, Holden, English, and Richardson.

A motion that the House take the recess agreed upon, the Senate was informed of the readiness of the House.

Speaker Sheffey then addressed the House in a few parting remarks, and in closing announced the House in recess until the 6th of January, 1864.

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