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House of delegates. The House met at 12 M. The Speaker in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Peterkin, of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Reports from committees. Mr. Anderson, from Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill to suspend the operations of an ordinance passed by the late Convention organizing the militia. A communication from the Governor, transmitting the annual report of the Board of Visitors to the Virginia Military Institute for the year terminating on the 1st of July last, was received. A communication from the Governor, accompanying the report, urged upon the House the propriety of making additional appropriations for the benefit of the Virginia Military Institute, was also received. Both documents were laid upon the table and ordered to be printed. The militia bill. The bill reported by Mr. Anderson, of Botetourt, suspending the operations of the militia ordinance until February 10th, was taken up. Mr. Collier said the Govern