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Virginia; or in event such information cannot be accurately given from the records of his office, he be requested to furnish the same as ascertained from the most reliable source at his command.
Which was agreed to.
The following were presented and referred under rule 37:
By Mr. Shumate: A memorial of the common council of the town of Warrenton and citizens of Fauquier for the location of a lunatic asylum in said county. Referred to committee on asylums and prisons.
By Mr. Hill: A bill to provide for letting out on contract the work on county roads. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.
By Mr. Lee: A bill to provide for the payment of the amount due to Kelly and Languey as ascertained and allowed by the board of public works. Referred to committee on finance.
By Mr. Holbrook: A Resolution to inquire into the expediency of such legeslation as will give to the owner of any stallion, jack-ass, or or bull,
a specific lien upon the colt or calf gotten by said animal for the amount of the contracted price of such foal. Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.
By Mr. Flood: A petition of members of the bar and citizens of Appomattox county, asking that the former jurisdiction be restored to the judges of the county courts. Referred to committee for courts of justice.
By Mr. Massey: A petition of W. G. Carr, of Albemarle, praying for partial relief from liability as security of the late sheriff of that county. Referred to committee on finance.
By Mr. Lovell: A resolution inquiring into the expediency of amending the law in relation to the pay of jurors. Referred to the committee for courts of justice.
By Mr. A. J. Clark:
Resolved, That the committee on constitutional amendments be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the constitution as to provide for only one general election each year.
Leave of absence was granted Messrs. P. Gibson and Cox two days each, Swann four days, and Lipscomb five days.
The unfinished business of yesterday, being the contested election case of William A. Reese against P. K. Jones, of the county of Greenesville, came up
The motion by Mr. May, to recommit the report of the committee to the committee on privileges and elections, was rejected.
On motion of Mr. Griffith, the question was divided.
The question being on agreeing to the first resolution contained in the report of the committee on privileges and elections, as follows:
Resolved, That the sitting member, Peter K. Jones, is not entitled to a seat in the present house of delegates as a member from the county of Greengville.
Mr. Lamkin moved the pending question, which was ordered.
Mr. Goodwyn moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the first resolution of the committee on privileges and elections was agreed to.
Mr. Beaton moved the pending question, which was ordered.
The question being on agreeing to the second resolution of the committee, as follows:
Resolved, That the county of Greenesville is without legal representation in the present house of delegates, and that another election should be held in said county to supply the vacancy occasioned by failure to return a member possesing constitutional qualifications to occupy a seat in the general assembly."
Mr. Griffith moved to amend the second resolution of the committee on privileges and elections, by striking out the same, and inserting in lies thereof the following:
Whereas it appears from the evidence before the committee on privileges and elections, in the contested election of William A. Reese against Peter K. Jones, of the county of Greenesville, that the electors who cast their votes in said election did so with a knowledge that the said P. K. Jones was ineligible on account of not being a resident of soid county; and whereas, that in the opinion of this house, the said electors who cast their votes for said Jones did refuse acquiesence in the fundamental and statutory laws defining qualifications of voters and the eligibilty of the person voted for; therefore,
Be it resolved, That William A. Reese is entitled to a seat in the house of delegates from the county of Greenesville.
Mr. Beaton moved to adjourn, which was rejected.
YEAS-Messrs. Bagwell, Beaton, Jack Carter, Griffith, W. Hoskins, J. L. Nash, and Winn—7.
NAYS—Messrs. Alexander, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Bickings, Blair, Branch, Brooks, Brown, J. Armistead Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Matt. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyr, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Jno. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, James, Jett, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightuer, Lipps. Lipscomb, Longler, Lovell, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickeus, Norton, O'Neal, Ould, Pannill, Popham, Rains, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Syphax, Taliaforro, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Williams, Withers, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker-92.
The second resolution of the committee on privileges and election was agreed to.
Mr. Graves moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the second resolution of the committee was agreed to, which motion was rejected.
On motion of Mr. Critz, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 12 o'clock M.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1874.
Prayer by Rev. George C. Vanderslice, of the Methodist church.
In Senate, January 28, 1874. The senate have passed a bill entitled
An act to amend and re-enact section twenty-two of chapter thirteen of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in regard to superintendent, assistant keepers, and surgeon of the penitentiary, and to declare the true intent and meaning of said section in regard to extra allowance to assistant keepers of the penetentiary ; No. 79.
In which bill they respectfully request the concurrence of the house of delegates.
No. 79. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on asylums and prisons.
The following house bills, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, were read a first time:
No. 82. House bill to authorize the Richmond, York River and Chesapeake railroad company to subscribe to the stock of the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Richmond steamboat company.
No. 83. House bill to amend an act entitled an act to authorize the board of supervisors for Craig county to contract for keeping in repair 50 much of Price's turnpike road as lies in said county, approved March 28th, 1873.
No. 84. House bill to repeal sections 21, 22, 23 and 24, chapter 172, Code of 1873, in relation to parties to suits :estifying in their own behalf, (with a recommendation that it do not pass).
No. 85. House bill to amend section 16, chapter 52, Code of 1873, for the more efficient collection of fines for failure to work upon the public roads, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, was read a first time.
The following house bills, reported from the committee on executive expenditures, were read a first time:
No. 86. House bill to abolish the office of aid-de-camp to the governor, (with recommendation that it do not pass).
No. 85. House bill to amend and re-enact section 17, chapter 23, Code of 1873, in relation to aids to the governor.
No. 13. House engrossed bill entitled an act to amend section 6, chapter 201 of the Code of 1873, with reference to larceny, reported back from the committee for courts of justice, with the recommendation that the house disagree to the amendments of the senate.
The following report was agreed to:
had under consideration a resolution requiring the property of the State to share in the burden of keeping the highways in repair," respectfully report that it is inexpedient to legislate upon the subject, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration.
The speaker laid before the house a communication from the governor, transmitting a list of the names and residences of persons holding appointment from the executive of this State, as commissioners for other States, which list will be published in the acts of assembly in accordance with law.
Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Branch, Flood and Bickings three days each, Rains five days, and Gaines six days.
Mr. Brooks offered the following joint resolution :
Resolved (the senate concurring), That the general assembly will proceed by a joint vote on Friday, the 6th day of February, 1874, at one o'clock P. M., to the election of a judge of the county court of the county of Dinwiddie, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Joseph S. Budd.
The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
Mr. Brooks moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the joint resolution was agreed to, which motion was rejected.
Ordered, That Mr. Brooks carry the joint resolution to the senate, and request their concurrence.
The following were presented and referred under rule 37:
Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice be instructed to inquire whether any further legislation is expedient to prevent the Commonwealth being sued by individuals in her own courts, and report by bill or otherwise.
By Mr. Magruder : A bill to establish the one dollar savings bank in the town of Charlottesville. Referred to committee on banks, currency and commerce.
By Mr. Brooks: A memorial from the members of the bar of the county of Mecklenburg, to general assembly of Virginia, asking an increase of salary of circuit judges. Referred to committee for courts courts of justice.
By Mr. Massey: A bill fixing the pay and mileage of the presiding officers and members of the general assembly. Referred to committee on retrenchment and economy.
By Mr. Bagwell: A bill to amend and re-enact sections 6, and to repeal sections 7 and 9 of an act entitled an act to incorporate the New York and Norfolk railroad company, approved March 15, 1872, and to make further provisions in regard to the charter of said company. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.
By Mr. Harrison : A bill to prevent the sale of intoxicating liquors to minors, habitual drunkards, and persons liable to become intoxicated. Referred to committee for courts of justice.
By Mr. Stuart: Petition of citizens of Brunswick county, praying restoration of jurisdiction of county courts. Referred to committee for courts of justice.
By Mr. Anderson :
Resolved, That the committee on finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the cancellation of the State bonds or certificates of stocks that appeared to belong to the literary fund at the formation of the present constitution of the State, and report by bill or otherwise.
By Mr. Armentrout: A joint resolution fixing the time for adjournment of both houses of the general assembly on the first day of March. Referred to committee on finance.
By Mr. A. J. Clark: A bill to amend and re-enact section 11, chapter 7 of the Code of 1873, in relation to transfer of votes. Referred to committee on privileges and elections.
By Mr. McMullan :
Resolved, That the committeee on finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending existing laws as to authorize county and township boards to have State, railroad and other corporation bonds, subject to State taxation, listed for taxation for local purposes.
By Mr. Anderson :
Resolved, That the committee on Federal relations and resolutions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of memorializing congress to provide by law for returning to this Commonwealth not less than onefourth of the gross revenue drawn from the labor and capital of this State by way of tax.
The morning hour having expired, the house proceeded to the business on the calendar.
No. 13. House engrossed bill entitled an act to amend section 6, chapter 201 of the Code of 1873, with reference to larceny, came up.
The amendment of the senate was disagreed to.
Mr. Williams moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendment of the senate was disagreed to, which motion was rejected.
The following senate bills were read a third time and passed :
No. 33. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 14 and 17 of chapter 82, Code of 1873, in reference to examination of lunatics.
No. 61. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 1 and 6 of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Norfolk and Princess Anne turnpike company, approved March 26, 1872.
No. 57. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the town of Banister in the county of Halifax.
Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which senate bills Nos. 33, 61 and 57 were passed, were rejected.
The following house engrossed bills were read a third time and passed :
No. 53. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 11, chapter 195 of the Code of 1873, in relation to limitation of prosecutions.