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Legislature of Virginia. Senate. Saturday, Dec. 21, 1861. The Senate was opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Converse, of the Presbyterian Church. Virginia Military Institute. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Executive, transmitting the annual report of the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Military Institute. Laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. Tobacco statistics. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Auditor of Public Accounts, transmitting elaborate statistics, in response to the following resolution, adopted on the 6th inst.: Resolved, That the Auditor of Public Accounts be requested to furnish to the Senate a statement, showing the aggregate amount of all money received into the Treasury for and on account of the State's insurance upon tobacco in all the warehouses in the State up to this time; the amount received from each warehouse; the period at which it was received; also, what amou
From Norfolk. "Heavy Firing"--Capt. De Lagned promoted — Adjournment of the Court-Martial — the Christmas holidays — Norfolk Markets, &c. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk Dec. 21, 1861. The heavy and rapid discharges of cannon, heard here yesterday, were sufficient to justify the supposition that the fight had commenced between the abolition fleet and our powerful batteries below. But, as I have not heard that the contest is really going on, it is probable that the brave men at the guns are testing their accuracy and power. The firing commenced early in the morning and continued vigorously until 11.15. The gallant Capt. J. De Lagael, who has been exchanged, has been promoted to a Lieutenant-Colonel, and received orders to report for duty at Craney Island, Major Smith having determined to resume his duties at the Virginia Military Institute. The general court-martial, which has been in session in Portsmouth for some time, adjourned yes<