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General Assembly of Virginia. Saturday, March 7, 1863. Senate.--The President, the Lieutenant Governor, called the body to order at 11 A. M. A message from the House communicated certain bills, one of which authorizing Banks to increase their contingent funds, was taken up and passed, the rules being suspended for the that purpose. The President laid before the Senate a communication transmitting a letter from Messrs., Warwick & Barksdale, of the Gallego Flouring Mills, concerning the late impressment of their flour by the Confederate Government, calling upon the Executive to furnish them with an armed force to protect them in their rights and property. The Governor's reply is also transmitted. He styles the acts complained of as oppressive, and committed without lawful authority, and recommends suits for damaged against the officers committing and ordering them, and says, "Where legal remedies can be used, it is always better to resort to them for redress for gr