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He destroyed the saltpetre works in Pendleton, and drove Jackson out of Pocahontas pursuing him to Greenbrier, near the White Sulphur Springs. At Rocky Gap he encountered the forces of Gen. Jones and Col. Patton, and had a severe action, in which he lost about one hundred men in killed and wounded, including several officers. Writs of election, dated August 26, for a Judge of the First Judicial District of Virginia, composed of the counties of Princess Anne, Norfolk, Nansemond, Isle of Wight, &c., have been forwarded to the Sheriffs of the different counties in said district, for an election to be held on Monday, September 28, to supply the place of Richard H. Baker, who has failed to take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government. The St. Louis Union states that the force now advancing on Little Rock consists of about 20,000 infantry and 10,000 cavalry — the cavalry under Gen. Davidson, and the whole expediting under command of Major General Steels. The
Virginia Legislature. --In response to the proclamation of the Governor, the two Houses of the General Assembly of Virginia convened in extra session at the Capitol yesterday. The Senate was called to order by Lt. Governor Montague, and was afterwards organized by the election of the following officers: Clerk Shelton C. Davis, of Richmond city; Sergeant-at-Arms, John A. Jordan, of late of Wight; Doorkeeper, Francis V. Sutton, of Richmond city. After the organization of the Senate was effected the message of the Governor was read and the body adjourned. In the House the old Clerk, Wm. F. Gordon, Esq., read the Proclamation of the Governor convening the Legislature. An election for officers of the House then took place, with the following result. Speaker, Hugh W. Sheffey, of Augusta; Clerk, Wm. F. Gordon, of Albemarle; Sergeant-at-Arms, Robert W. Burke, of Augusta; First Doorkeeper, Samuel Freeman, of Richmond city; Second Doorkeeper, George W. Wilson, of