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Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, suspending the operations of the militia ordinance until February 10th, was taken up. Mr. Collier said the Governor had taken upon himself the responsibility of not enforcing the ordinance for three weeks past, and hld also do all in our power to protect and encourage the large class of loyal people in the sections referred to. Mr. Collier opposed the measure. He was willing to adopt the more summary method of filling the vacancies by the House. The pland unconstitutional. Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, said the resolution said nothing about the mode of election. Mr. Collier said there were citizens in the unrepresented districts not in the camps, and there was no provision under the ordinanthese citizens to vote out of camps. Several members suggested that Mr. C. had better examine the ordinance. Mr. Collier said that as none who ought to be informed seemed to know anything about the question, he would withdraw his oppositio