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The Legislature.

The Senate yesterday passed a bill requiring railroad and canal companies to transport troops and munitions of war without the right to demand pre-payment of fare.

A report was made from the committee upon the subject of domestic manufactures.

The conference committee on the disagreement of the two houses on the bill for the relief of soldiers' families residing within the lines or under the control of the public enemy, reported a recommendation that the House recede from its sixth amendment to said bill. Subsequently the House agreed to the report.

Several resolutions were adopted, among them.

One calling upon the Auditor of Public Accounts to inform the Senate what the probable expenses of the Commonwealth will be for the year beginning July, 1864, and ending July, 1865. Also,

One tendering the use of the Senate chamber to the Congress of the Confederate States during the recess of the General Assembly.

A joint resolution from the House for the appointment of a joint committee to consider what means, if any, may have become proper to be adopted by the General Assembly in view of the recent act of Congress, known as the military act, so far as it may affect the officers of Government of this State, was reported from the House.

A bill to authorize the Board of Public Works to increase the rates of toll to be charged by railroad and canal companies, and declaring certain duties and liabilities of express companies, was taken up and a substitute therefore proposed, which was discussed. Adjourned.

In the House the business transacted was of a desultory character.

Mr. Pendleton, from the joint committee appointed to consult upon the disagreement of the two houses in the matter of the bill providing one million of dollars for the relief of the families of soldiers within the enemy's lines, reported, recommending that the House recede from its amendment.--Thereupon the House voted to recede, and the bill was passed. In the matter of excepting certain State officers, a resolution was introduced appointing a joint committee of both Houses to take the subject into consideration. Several bills of interest in particular localities were passed and sundry resolutions adopted; when the House adjourned.

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