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The Legislature.

In the Senate, a resolution of inquiry was adopted to ascertain whether, under the terms of the Confederate Constitution, it is the duty of the General Assembly to elect a Confederate States Senator at the present session.

The two Houses proceeded to the execution of the joint order for the election of State officers, when the following gentlemen were chosen by the joint vote:

Geo. W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth.

J. M. Bennett, Auditor of Public Accounts.

Henry W. Thomas, Second Auditor.

John S. Calvert, Treasurer.

S. H. Parker, Register of the Land Office.

Colin Bass, Superintendent of the Penitentiary.

The election of Public Printer was postponed until the 18th of February inst.

The following bills were passed:

A bill authorizing the collection of dividends from the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, due the city of Norfolk.

A bill to authorize the sale of certain slaves now in the penitentiary.

A bill vacating the commissions of officers of the line of the militia.

A bill for the protection of sheep, and to increase the growth of wool.

Several resolutions of inquiry were adopted.


In the House the bill from the Senate for the relief of soldiers' families within the lines of the enemy was received, and the amendment of that body having been agreed to, was passed.

A bill to increase the fees of clerks of courts in certain contingencies was also passed.

The joint order of the day for the election of State officers was executed, with the exception of that portion relating to Public Printer, which was postponed until the 18th instant.

The Military bill, coming up next in order, was discussed until the hour of adjournment.

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