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fficers, and to guard against the continued mal-administration of public affairs in disregard of deliberate and well-ascertained public sentiment, and the bill was laid upon the table and the committee discharged. Mr. Lyons, of Va., offered a resolution that the Committee on Military Affairs inquire whether fines have been illegally imposed on citizens not in the army, and the property of such persons illegally confiscated by Military Courts in the city of Richmond or elsewhere. Mr. Staples, of Va., introduced a resolution that the Military Committee inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill placing in the army--1st, all principals whose substitutes have deserted; 2d, all principals whose substitutes have died, or who have been discharged from the army — but providing some equitable mode of remuneration to those whose substitutes have died in the service, or have been honorably discharged therefrom. Mr. Chilton, of Ala., introduced a bill to refund to the State of