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It will soon be time for the Legislature, according to immemorial custom, to adjourn for the Christmas holidays. They will have leisure during the recess to digest those important measures, which the people expect at their hands, for the restoration of the State from the injuries which the war has brought upon almost every department of enterprise. We wish them a happy reunion with old friends at home, and hope they will enjoy themselves over their Christmas cheer. If not as abundant as formerly, there are still left at every fireside old- fashioned Virginia hearts, which must cease to beat before they fail to appreciate Christmas. But let them not forget Virginia in their mirth. When they adjourn, let it be to invigorate themselves for the momentous duties that they have to perform at this, the most important session which has ever been held of a Virginia Legislature. The "winter of our discontent," we devoutly trust, has nearly passed away, and there are among its wastes and snows evergreens of hope and signs of a coming spring. The firm and patriotic bearing of the Executive at Washington warrants bright anticipations of the future, and it is to be trusted that the National Congress may be thawed during its adjournment by the genial Christmas influence, and come back to Washington prepared to co-operate with the President for the general happiness of the country.
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