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The Legislature.

In the Senate yesterday the House amendment to the bill to increase the allowance to Sheriffs and Sergeants was agreed to.

A resolution of inquiry, directed to the appropriate committee, was adopted, having for its object the production of a bill to prohibit the retail of ardent spirits.

A lengthy preamble in regard to exemption of State officers from service in the Confederate army, was referred to the joint committee appointed to consider the subject.

A bill was passed concerning jailors' fees.

Also, a bill amending the 12th section of the 77th chapter of the Code.

The bill authorizing the Board of Public Works to increase the rates of toll on railroad and other companies, &c., was also passed.

The bill for the assessment of taxes on licenses was made the order of the day for to-morrow at 12 o'clock.

A resolution inquiring into the expediency of repealing the tax bill of the State was adopted.


In the House, the Senate resolution providing for a joint committee to investigate alleged abuses at Camp Lee was passed, after certain modifications.

Mr. Bouldin, from the Finance Committee, reported adversely upon the Senate bill appropriating money for the importation of certain machinery for the use of the State, and with the recommendation that it do not pass.

The Speaker presented the resignation of George W. Lurty, member of the House, which was accepted, and the Speaker authorized to issue his writ for a new election.

The act to provide relief for the indigent families of soldiers and sailors in the war from the State was passed.

Mr. Baskerville introduced a resolution to repeal the act imposing taxes for the support of Government, except so much as relates to taxes on license, which resolution was directed to the Committee on Finance.


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