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The Legislature.

In the Senate. several bills of no general importance were reported from appropriate committees, among them

To increase the allowance to sheriffs and sergeants for service to the public.

To amend the act for the relief of indigent soldiers and sailors.

A resolution of inquiry was adopted to forfeit by law all debts which may be attempted to be collected by attachment.

A bill was also presented to define and punish certain offences against the sovereignty of the State that may be, when commanded less than treason.

A bill was passed releasing the Commonwealth's claim to certain lands in Petersburg to Matthew Sylvia.

The funeral obsequies of Hon. Mr. Wilcox, a member of Congress, being announced, on motion, the Senate adjourned.

In the House the joint resolution for any Section of State officers on Wednesday was adopted

Mr. Mullins submitted a resolution on the press, and the necessity of the exemption of members, which resolution lies over.

The local militia bill, disbanding the 179th regiment militia of the line, and providing for the more efficient organization of the men of second class militia, was passed.

Mr. Harris, of Rockingham, made an ineffectual effort to obtain a reconsideration of the vote which passed the bill, in order to insert an amendment limiting to the city of Richmond the power of breaking commission, conferred on the Governor by the bill.

On motion of Mr. Bouldie, the House adjourned at a quarter to 1 o'clock, in order to give the members an opportunity to participate in the funeral of the Hon. Mr. Wilcox.

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