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committee under a joint resolution to fill vacancies in the two bodies: Whittle, Nelson, and Cochill On motion of Mr. Alderson, the bill to organize a regiment of Rangers from certain counties was taken up. The bill providen for raising the same from the counties of Greenbrier, Monroe, and McDowell, non-conscripts. Mr. Alderson urged its adoption. Rangers were the most effective branch of the service in Western Virginia. Rangers were now in possession of strongholds on Cheat MountainMr. Newman said there was a general bill covering the whole ground, and he thought the special bill better go by. Mr. Alderson said the danger to these people was imminent, and he hoped the bill would pass at once. He would vote for a bill of so regain Western Virginia, with its vast military resources, we should call into existence this very body of men. Mr. Alderson said that the general bill only provided for twenty companies for the whole State. Mr. A. said his region claimed ten