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amendments of the senate, and that a committee of conference be appointed, to consist of three on the part of the house, and two on the part of the senate, to consider the disagreeing votes of the two houses ; which was agreed to.

Mr. Coghill moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the house insist on its disagreement to the amendments of the senate, and ask for a committee of conference, which was rejected.

Senate preamble and joint resolution in reference to the construction of a suitable memorial to commemorate the achievements and perpetuate the fame of Commodore M. F. Maury, deceased, was read a third time and agreed to.

Mr. Anderson moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the senate preamble and joint resolution were agreed to, which was rejected.

No. 67. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the charter of the town of Woodstock, in the county of Shenandoah, came up.

The amendments proposed by the committee on counties, cities and towns were agreed to.

The bill was ordered to its third reading.

No. 126. House joint resolution authorizing and empowering the governor to institute such proceedings or suit as he may deem proper for the settlement of boundary line between Virginia and Maryland, was read a third time and agreed to.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Thomas, who informed the house that the senate had agreed to a joint resolution authorizing the governor to direct and control all arrangements necessary to the removal, &c., of the public library, and providing that the removal shall not take place until some other place has been provided for the safe keeping and use of said library; in which they respectfully request the concurrence of the house.

No. 78. House bill continuing the special court of appeals, was read a second time.

Mr. Fuikerson moved to amend the bill by striking out in the second line of first section the word “five," and inserting "three."

Pending which,

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. W. A. Campbell, of the Presbyterian church, Manchester.

The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, February 19, 1874. The senate have agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses in relation to house bill No. 13, entitled an act to amend section six of chapter 201 of the Code of 1873, with reference to larceny.

And they have agreed, with an amendment, to house joint resolution giving leave to the joint committee on the late defalcation in the office of the secretary of the board of commissioners of the sinking fund to sit during the sessions of the two houses, &c.

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

The amendment of the senate to house joint resolution giving leave to the joint committee on the late defalcation in the office of the secretary of the board of commissioners of the sinking fund to sit during the sessions of the two houses, &c., was agreed to.

Mr. Boykin moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendment was agreed to, which was rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. Lovenstein inform the senate that the house had agreed to the amendment of the senate.

Senate joint resolution authorizing the governor to direct and control all arrangements necessary to the removal, &c., of the public library, and providing that the removal shall not take place until some other place has been provided for the safe keeping and use of said library, was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended (on motion of Mr. Lovenstein) requiring its reference to a committee.

No. 72. Senate bill entitled an act declaring a portion of Chappawamsic creek a lawful fence, was reported from the committee on agriculture and mining.

Senate joint resolution directing the superintendent of public buildings to have a brick walkway to the capitol along its various approaches provided as soon as possible, was reported from the committee on public property with a recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 170. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of chapter 89 of Code of 1873, in relation to the weighmaster of live stock, reported from the committee on public property, was read a first time.

No. 171. House bill for the relief of sureties of John R. Pharr, late sheriff of Alleghany county, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Moffett, who informed the

house that the senate had passed house bill entitled an act providing for the abolition of the office of superintendent of public buildings; No. 88.

No. 172. House bill authorizing the voters of the various townships in the county of Brunswick to vote on the question of repealing the act relating to fences, passed January 26th, 1866, reported from the committee on agriculture and mining with a recommendation that it do not pass, was read a first time.

No. 173. House bill to authorize the purchase of a site for the penitentiary, reported from the committee on asylums and prisons with a recommendation that it do not pass, was read a first time.

No. 174. House bill to amend and re-enact third clause, sixty-seventh section of chapter seventy-eight of the Code of 1873, in relation to funds for public free schools, reported from the committee on schools and colleges, was read a first time.

No. 175. House bill to provide for storage and preservation of the arms and ordnance stores of the State, reported from the committee on militia and police, was read a first time.

The following report was agreed to:

The committee on schools and colleges have had under consideration a resolution to them referred, of “providing by law that the county superintendents of schools shall hereafter receive from the second auditor the public school funds apportioned to their respective counties, and disburse the same to the parties entitled thereto,” and report that they regard the change proposed inexpedient, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Norton one day, P. Gibson and Crank two days each, James six days, and Whittaker eight days.

The following report was, on motion of Mr. Lewis, laid on the table:

The committee on finance have, according to order, had under consideration a petition to them referred, "asking the correction of an erroneous assessment upon the lands of Clarke county, and a return of amount paid under such assessment,” respectfully report that the prayer of the petition be rejected.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Boykin : A bill to allow the voters of the town of Suffolk to elect a supervisor. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. J. H. Lacy : Petition of merchants of Fredericksburg, in opposition to an onerous tax on the sale of liquors. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Gilman :

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice inquire into the expediency of requiring all executions to be private.

By Mr. Gilman : Resolutions of the common council of the city of Richmond, asking the removal of the penitentiary. Referred to committee on asylums and prisons.

By Mr. Harrison :

Resolved, That the committee on finance inquire into the expediency of so amending the law in reference to the duties of county treasurers, as to require them at the expiration of their term to turn over to their successors in office all books, papers, receipts, &c., pertaining to their office, so that all public moneys collected on whatever account, after their term of office shall have expired, shall be accounted for to and by the county treasurer for the term time being, and not the county trearer whose term has expired.

By Mr. Harris : A bill to provide for the repairing of the greenhouse at governor's mansion. Referred to committee on public property.

By Mr. Ould: Petition of citizens of Richmond city, praying amendments to the charter of said city. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

The morning hour having expired, special order

No. 105. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 3, 4, 6 and 12, of chapter 154 of the Code of 1873, in relation to jurisdiction of county courts, came up.

On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the special order was postponed until Monday next, 23d instant.

No. 78. House bill continuing the special court of appeals (unfinished business), came up.

The motion by Mr. Fulkerson, to amend the bill by striking out in the second line of fifth section the words "five," and inserting "three,” was agreed to-yeas 63; nays 43.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Bickings, Blair, Boykin, Brown, Campbell, Jack Carter, A.J. Clark, Crank, Finney, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hale, Henderson, Hill, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Loving, McGonigal, McMullan, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Wallace, Withers, Yager, and Young--63.

NAYS-Messrs. Anderson, Branch, Brooks, J. Armistead Carter, Peter J. Carter, Cockerille, Coghill, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Gaines, Gardner, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Hunter, B. W. Lacy, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, May, Montague, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Norton, Ould, Paige, Stovall, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Wharton, Williams, Winn, and Mr. Speaker-43.

Mr. Jack Carter moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendment was agreed to, which was rejected.

The bill was further amended.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time-yeas 62; nays 42.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Bagwell, Banks, Blair, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Gaines, Gardner, Gilman, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Hudgin, Hunter, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Lipscomb, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Magruder, Massey, May, McMullan, Morrison, Neeley, Ould, Paige, Pendleton, Scruggs, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Wallace, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-62.

NAYS—Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Bohannon, Branch, Jack Carter, Finney, Foster, Fulkerson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Grayson, Hale, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Jordan, Lightner, Lucas. Lybrook, McGonigal, Montague, Moore, Morris, Moss, John L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Norton, Pannill, Popham, Powell, Rains, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Round, Sellers, Syphax, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Yager, and Young—42.

Senate joint resolution authorizing the governor to direct and control all arrangements necessary to the removal, &c., of the public library, and providing that the removal shall not take place until some other place has been provided for the safe-keeping and use of said library, was,

On motion of Mr. Neeley, taken up out of its order on the calendar. The senate joint resolution was read a third time and agreed to.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Lovenstein inform the senate that the house had agreed to the senate joint resolution.

The following senate bills were read a third time and passed :

No. 67. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the charter of the town of Woodstock, in the county of Shenandoah.

No. 2. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section nine of chapter 188 of the Code of 1873, in relation to offences against property

No. 72. Senate bill entitled an act declaring a portion of Chappawamsic creek a lawful fence.

No. 82. Senate bill entitled an act to authorize the legal voters of certain counties to vote upon the question of negotiating a loan or loans to issue bonds for and in the name of said counties, for the purpose of establishing a steamboat line between the landings on the Rappahannock river and the city of Baltimore, Maryland, or Norfolk, or both, came up.

The amendment proposed by the committee on roads and internal navigation was agreed to.

The bill was ordered to its third reading.

No. 124. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact sections six and nine and to repeal section seven of an act entitled an act to incorporate the New York and Norfolk railroad company, approved March 15th, 1872, and to make further provisions in regard to the charter of said company was,

On motion of Mr. Neeley, taken up out of its order on the calendar. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Senate joint resolution directing the superintendent of public buildings to have a brick walk to the capitol along its various approaches provided as soon as possible was,

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