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On motion of Mr. Winn, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Beaton, Branch, Brooks, Brown, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Peter J. Carter, Matt Clark, Cox, Crank, Critz, Finney, Flood, Foster, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Graves, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, John T. Hoskins, Hunter, James, Jordan, Koiner, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Loving, Lucas, Magruder, McGonigal, Moore, Morris, John L. Nash, Nickens, Paige, Pannill, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Taylor, Turner, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Yager, and Young-62.

Nays-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Banks, Blair, Bohannon, Brady, Campbell, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Franklin, Gaines, Gardner, Gilman, Goodwyn, Haden, Holbrook, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lovell, Lovenstein, May, McMullan, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Pendleton, Strother, Swann, Wallace, Williams, Winn, Withers, and Mr. Speaker--34.

Mr. Critz moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed.

Mr. A. J. Clark moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table, which was rejected.

The motion to reconsider was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Crank, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 12 o'clock M.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. T. L. Preston, of the Presbyterian church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, February 6, 1874. The senate have disagreed to the substitute proposed by the house of delegates to senate bill (No. 31) to define and declare the true intent and meaning of the act in force April second, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled

An act to amend and re-enact sections five and seven of an act to regulate and define the jurisdiction of the county and circuit courts, to prescribe the number of terms of the circuit court, and to fix the pay of county judges. And

They have passed bills entitled An act to incorporate the one dollar savings bank at Charlottesville; No. 55.

An act to provide artificial limbs for soldiers maimed in war, and for other purposes; No. 63. And

An act to release certain taxes and county levies in the county of Elizabeth City, and other counties; No. 117.

In which bills they respectfully request the concurrence of the house of delegates.

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No. 31. Senate bill, was placed on the calendar—the rules having been suspended (on motion of Mr. Blair) requiring its reference to a comunittee.

No. 55. Senate bill, was read twice.

On motion of Mr. Magruder, the rule was suspended requiring its reference to a committee.

The bill was placed on the calendar.

Nos. 63 and 117. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee on finance.

No. 55. House bill entitled an act for the relief of sheriffs in the service of civil process of other counties than the one in which they reside, was reported from the committee for courts of justice with a recommendation that the house agree to the amendments of the senate.

No. 60. House bill entitled an act to amend the second section of chapter 109 of the Code of 1873, in relation to escheators, was reported from the committee for courts of justice with a recommendation that the house agree to the amendment of the senate.

No. 116. House bill incorporating Pamplin city, Virginia, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, was read a first time.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Hundley, who informed the house that the senate had passed senate bill entitled an act to provide a charter for the city of Petersburg, No. 5, in which they respectfully request the concurrence of the house.

The bill was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

The following reports were agreed to:

The committee on roads and internal navigation have had under consideration "a bill to provide for the payment to the county of Alleghany of the amount of the judgments against said county for damages to land holders arising from the construction of the Covington and Ohio railroad,” and ask to be discharged from its further consideration, and that the same be referred to the committee on claims.

The committee on privileges and elections have had under consideration a resolution to inquire into the expediency of abolishing the registration laws of this Commonwealth, except in cities and towns containing over one thousand inhabitants; and being of the opinion that to pass an act so abolishing the registration laws would be a violation of the constitution, respectfully report that it is inexpedient to legislate on the subject, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Winn one day, Jones and W. A. Nash two days each, and Grayson five days.

Mr. Hunter offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved (with the concurrence of the senate), That the keeper of the rolls be authorized and required to withhold house bill entitled an act authorizing the trustees of the religious society in Frederick, known as the United Brethren in Christ, to sell and convey certain property ; No. 51.

The house refused to refer the joint resolution to a committee.
The joint resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Hunter moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the joint resolution was agreed to, which motion was rejected.

Mr. Armstrong moved that when the house adjourns to-day it adjourn to meet on Monday next at 11 o'clock A. M., which was rejected.

Mr. J. Armistead Carter stated that he was requested by his colleague, Mr. Harrison, to state that had he been present on yesterday when the vote was taken on the passage of house bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section one of chapter 147 of the Code of 1873, extending the jurisdiction of justices in civil cases to one hundred dollars, No. 71, he would have voted in the affirmative.

The report of the committee for courts of justice (unfinished business of the morning hour), as follows, came up :

The committe for courts of justice have, according to order, had under consideration a resolution to them referred for amending section 33 of chapter 49 of the Code of 1873, so as to provide that in case of exemption from distress in favor of husband or parent, that an amount in value of exemption shall be fixed, instead of enumerated articles, and permit the husband or parent to make the selection of such articles as he may desire, equal in value to the amount of exemption, and have adopted the following resolution :

Resolved (as the opinion of this committee), That it is inexpedient to legislate on the subject.

The report was agreed to.
The following were presented and referred under rule 37 :

By Mr. Lee: A bill for the relief of the sureties of John R. Phan, late sheriff of Alleghany county. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Webb: A bill to amend and re-enact section 1, chapter 146 of the Code of 1873, in relation to limitation of entry on or action for land. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Fulkerson : A bill to incorporate the Abingdon academy of medicine. Referred to committec on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. Cockerille: A memorial of citizens of Fairfax courthouse, sking for the passage of a law prohibiting sale of ardent spirits on the Sabbath. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Brown:

Resolved, That the committec on retrenchment and economy inquire into and report to this house whether the public interest requires the services of ten clerks and one messenger to do the work in the first auditor's office; and if not, what reduction of this force shall be made.

2d. Whether five clerks be actually necessary to do the work in the second auditor's office; if not, what reduction of force should be made.

Also, whether the office of adjutant-general, in these days of peace, should cost the State $2,000; and whether the duties of superintendent of public buildings, which office now costs the State $1,200, could not be equally as well performed by the register of the land office by a small increase of the salary of said officer.

The morning hour having expired, the house proceeded to the business on the calendar.

No. 55. House bill entitled an act for the relief of sheriffs in the service of civil process of other counties than the one in which they reside, came up.

The amendments of the senate were agreed to.

No. 60. House bill entitled an act to amend the second section of chapter 109 of the Code of 1873, in relation to escheators, came up.

The amendment of the senate was agreed to.

No. 55. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the One Dollar savings bank at Charlottesville, was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Magruder moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed, which motion was rejected.

No. 5. House engrossed bill to amend fourth section, chapter 182, Code of 1873, with reference to judgment liens, was read a third time and passed.

Mr. Graves moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed, which motion was rejected.

No. 15. House bill authorizing D. A. Plecker to erect a toll-bridge across North river, at Mount Crawford, in Rockingham county, was read a second time.

The amendments proposed by the committee on roads and internal navigation were agreed to.

The bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 26. House joint resolution to amend and re-enact joint resolution directing a distribution of the new Code when published, approved April 2, 1873, came up.

The question being on agreeing to the substitute proposed by the committee on finance,

The substitute was amended and agreed to.
The joint resolution as amended was agreed to.

The joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

Mr. Critz moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time, which was rejected.

No. 69. House bill to authorize the school trustees of Stonewall district, in the county of Richmond, to appropriate for school purposes the dog tax for 1872 in said county, was,

On motion of Mr. Round, dismissed.

No. 73. House bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act authorizing certain commissioners to sell a certain lot of land in Winchester belonging to the Winchester academy, was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

On motion of Mr. J. L. Nash, the house adjourned until Monday next at 12 o'clock M.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. Henry Clay Cheatham, of the Methodist church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, February 7, 1874. The senate have agreed to house resolution asking for the appointment of a committee of conference on the subjects of disagreement bet ween the two houses in relation to house billo (No. 13) entitled an act to amend section 6, chapter 201 of the Code of 1873, with reference to larceny.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Coghill, Ould and Blair the committee on the part of the house under the joint resolution for the appointment of a committee of conference on house bill No. 13.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on finance :

No. 63. Senate bill entitled an act to provide artificial limbs for soldiers maimed in war, and for other purposes, with an amendment.

No. 117. Senate bill entitled an act to release certain taxes and county levies in the county of Elizabeth City and other counties.

No. 117. House bill to protect mocking birds in the counties of Westmoreland and Richmond, reported from the committee on propositions and grievances, was read a first time.

No. 118. House bill to declare Staunton river between certain points a lawful fence, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, was read a first time.

No. 119. House bill for the protection of sheep in the counties of Clarke and Frederick, reported from the committee on agriculture and mining, was read a first time.

No. 120. House bill to confirm sale made by trustees of Tinker Creek Baptist church, and empower them to convey land sold to the Big Lick board of public free school trustees, reported from the committee on schools and colleges, was read a first time.

No. 121. House joint resolution fixing the time for adjournment of both houses of the general assembly on the first day of March, reported from the committee on finance with a recommendation that it do not pass, was read a first time.

The following report was agreed to:

The committee on privileges and elections have, according to order, had under consideration the petition of Henry Turpin contesting the election of Edmund S. Pendleton, the member returned from the county of Goochland, and after a careful examination of the testimony pre

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