Adjournment of Legislature!
The Legislature adjourned at ten o'clock yesterday, after having fully completed the work for which it was called together. The total amount of appropriations for war purposes is $3,500,000. Of this sum $1,000,000 is to organize and equip the ten Regiments called out by the State; $500,000 was appropriated to purchase arms for the State and build a powder magazine, and $2,000,000 for general purposes of State defense and National aid.
Ten Regiments of Infantry, to consist of ten companies each, which may be made 100 strong; one Regiment of Cavalry 1,000 strong, and four companies of Artillery have been called into the active service of the State, and will be fully organized and equipped in less than a week.
The entire Militia of the State, consisting of all able bodied men between the ages of eighteen and forty five years, are to be immediately organized. A bill defining and punishing treason to the State has been passed; the telegraph has been put under restraint, and measures taken to prevent rendering aid to rebels against the Government. In short, everything has been done that was deemed necessary to place our noble State in a condition to suppress insurrection, repel invasion, and render prompt assistance to the United States Government.
All honor to the Legislature for the good work it has done. The Assembly adjourned after singing the Star-Spangled Banner, taking the oath of allegiance, and pledging itself to respond to the call of the Governor for service upon the field of battle in defense of the State or the United States. Illinois is all right on the war question, and is ready, willing, and exceedingly anxious to do her share, and more too, in crushing out the rebellion in the Slave States.