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Virginia Legislature.

[Extra session.]


Wednesday, December 21, 1864.
Mr. Johnson, of Bedford, president pro tem, called the Senate to order at the usual hour. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Peterkin.

A bill to amend the eleventh and twelfth sections of chapter 170 of Code of Virginia, so as to dispense with the orders of publication during the existing war, was read a first and second time and passed.

A preamble and resolutions, reported from, and agreed to by, the House of Delegates, instructing the Senators from Virginia in Congress to take into consideration the subject of impressments, was referred to the Committee on Confederate Relations.

Mr. Christian, of Augusta, introduced a resolution providing that so much of the Governor's message as recommends the passage of a law against the distillation of dried fruit be referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.--Agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Douglas, the Senate adjourned till the 4th of January.

House of Delegates.

The House met at noon, and was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Doggett.

Mr. Deane, of Campbell, offered several resolutions calling upon the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company, the Governor of the Commonwealth, and the Board of Public Works, for information concerning the salt works and the operations therewith connected, relating to the transportation of salt. The resolutions were adopted.

The remainder of the session was occupied with the disposal of business incidental to the recess.

The House then adjourned to the fourth day of January, 1865.

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