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more city, and James W. Dennis, of Somerset county, be and they are hereby requested, without compensation, to bear immediately the foregoing resolutions to the general assembly of Virginia at Richmond.

JOHN LEE CARROLL,

President of the senate.

JESSE R. HINES,
Speaker of the house of delegates.

Maryland, sc.

I, James S. Franklin, clerk of the court of appeals of Maryland, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy taken from the original resolutions deposited in and belonging to the said office of the clerk of the court of appeals of Maryland.

In testimony whereof I hereto subscribe my name and affix [L. S.] the seal of my office this 13th of March, A. D. 1874.

JAMES S. FRANKLIN,

Clerk of the court of appeals of Maryland. Which were read by the clerk of the joint assembly.

On motion of Mr. Dooley, the preamble and resolutions were ordered to be printed for the use of the general assembly.

On motion of Mr. Dooley, the joint assembly adjourned sine die.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Smith, of Nelson, who informed the house that the senate had passed senate bill entitled an act to prescribe how hypothecations of products and commodities shall be made, and to prohibit the hypothecation of consignments except on conditions (No. 165). In which they respectfully request the concurrence of the house.

On motion of Mr. Griffith, the calendar was postponed until tomorrow.

The resolution offered by Mr. Griffith again came up.
The amendment offered by Mr. Griffith was agreed to.
The substitute offered by Mr. Koiner was rejected-yeas 51; nays 56.
On motion of Mr. Boykin, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS--Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Boykin, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. Carter, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Čoghill, Critz, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gilman, Graves, Harrison, Henderson, Hoenniger, Hudgin, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, Lewis, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Moss, Neeley, O'Neal, Round, Shumate, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Wallace, Webb, Williams, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-51.

Nays-Messrs. Alexander, Armstrong, Bickings, Brady, Jack Carter, Cox, Crank, Davis, Finney, Flood, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, James, P. K. Jones, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Lucas, McGonigal, Morris, John L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Stovall, Syphax, Thomas, Turner, Yager, and Young-56.

The resolution offered by Mr. Griffith was rejected-yeas 52; nays 54.

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

YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Armstrong, Bickings, Brady, Jack Carter, Cox, Davis, Finney, Flood, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, James, P. K. Jones, Lamkin, Lee, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Lucas, McGonigal, Morris, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Stovall, Syphax, Thomas, Turner, and Yager—52.

NAYS— Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. Carter, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gardner, Gilman, Graves, Harrison, Henderson, Hoenniger, Hudgin, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lewis, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Moss, Neeley, O'Neal, Riddlebarger, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, and Mr. Speaker–54.

On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the house adjourned until to-morrow at 11 o'clock A. M.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1874.

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

In Senate, March 18, 1874. The senate have passed house bill entitled

An act to authorize the vestry of Grace Protestant Episcopal church, Lexington, Virginia, to borrow money ; No. 215.

And they have agreed to joint resolution authorizing the superintendent of public buildings, with the approval of the governor, to furnish accommodation in the capitol for the records of the Southern historical society.

In which joint resolution they respectfully request the concurrence of the house of delegates.

Senate joint resolution authorizing the superintendent of public buildings, with the approval of the governor, to furnish accommodation in the capitol for the records of the Southern historical society, was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended, on motion of Mr. Anderson, requiring its reference to a committee.

No. 165. Senate bill entitled an act to prescribe how hypothecations of products and commodities shall be made, and to prohibit the hypothecation of consignments except on conditions, was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 210. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the payment of certain claims for printing and binding the new edition of the Code, was reported from the committee on printing.

No. 239. Senate bill entitled an act to provide a charter for the city of Winchester, was reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, with amendments.

The following house bills, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, were read a first time :

No. 312. House bill to amend the charter of the town of Culpeper.

No. 313. House bill to amend an act passed January 29, 1829, entitled an act to appoint trustees for the town of Port Royal, in the county of Caroline.

No. 314. House bill to dispense with security in the trial of certain controversies between the State and the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad company relating to the taxation of the property, earnings and indebtedness of said company, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, was read a first time.

No. 315. House bill to extend the corporate powers of the German banking company of Alexandria, Virginia, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

Mr. Cockerille offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the joint committee on constitutional amendments be instructed to report at an early day to the house, for action thereupon, the bill referred to them submitting the question of a call of convention to the people, providing for the election of delegates thereto in the event of said call being sustained.

The house referred the resolution to the joint committee on constitutional amendments.

Mr. Richmond offered the following resolution :

Resolved by the house of delegates, That the chair be vacated on and after the 19th instant at 3 P. M., and resumed again at 7} o'clock P. M., for the purpose of considering private bills on the calendar; and that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights of each week the counties be called alphabetically, and each delegate entitled to call up

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee-yeas 34; nays 76.

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

one bill.

YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Beaton, Bickings, Bohannon, Boykin, Branch, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Cox, Davis, Dooley, Gilman, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Hudgin, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, Lightner, Lipscomb, Lovenstein, Lucas McGonigal, McMullan, Norton, Ould, Paige, Riddlebarger, Shumate, Taliaferro, Thomas, Winn, and Mr. Speaker-34.

NAys-Messrs. Alexander, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. Carter, P. J. Carter, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hunter, James, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, Morris, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, O'Neal, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Syphax, Taylor, Turner, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Withers, and Yager-76.

Mr. Jack Carter moved to lay the resolution on the table, which was rejected-yeas 33; nays 77.

On motion of Mr. J. Armistead Carter, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Bagwell, Beaton, Bickings, Bohannon, Boykin, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Cox, Davis, Dooley, Gilman, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Hill, J. T. Hoskins, Hudgin, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, Lipscomb, Lovenstein, Lucas, McGonigal, W. A. Nash, Norton, Riddlebarger, Shumate, Swann, Thomas, and Turner-33.

NAYS— Messrs. Alexander, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. Carter, P. J. Carter, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hale, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, Howard, Hunter, James, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Morris, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, O'Neal, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Seruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Stuart, Syphax, Taylor, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-77.

Mr. Fulkerson moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words "and that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights of each week the counties be called alphabetically, and each delegate entitled to call up one bill,” which was rejected.

Mr. Massey offered the following as a substitute for the resolution offered by Mr. Richmond :

Resolved, That on and after Monday, the 23d instant, the chair be vacated at 3 o'clock P. M., and resumed at 71 P. M., to consider local bills.

Mr. Jack Carter moved to amend the substitute offered by Mr. Richmond, by adding at the end thereof the following: “That the clerk commence at the middle of the alphabet, say the letter M, and call the counties alternately both ways, from that letter up and down,” which was agreed to.

The substitute, as amended, was agreed to—yeas 81; nays 34.
On motion of Mr. Howard, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, J. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, McGonigal, McMullan, Morris, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Swann, Taylor, Thomas, Turner, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-81.

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bagwell, Beaton, Bickings, Boliannon, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Cox, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Flood, Fulkerson, Gilliam, Gilman, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, Lipscomb, Lovenstein, Lucas, Magruder, Massey, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Riddlebarger, Shumate, and Taliaferro—34.

Mr. Hunter stated that had he been present when the vote was taken on agreeing to the resolution offered by Mr. Griffith, he would have voted in the negative.

Mr. Dooley entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which the house agreed to the report of the committee on public property in relation to giving to the Richmond Howitzers 60,000 old bricks from the armory grounds.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37 :

By Mr. Morris : A bill repealing an act declaring Smith's river, in the county of Henry, a lawful fence. Referred to committee on agriculture and mining.

By Mr. Lightner: A bill to incorporate the Highland county bank of Virginia. Referred to committee on banks, currency and commerce.

By Mr. Magruder: Petition in favor of amendments to charter of Charlottesville. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Crank: Petition in favor of amendments to charter of Charlottesville. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Morris: A bill to repeal sections 37, 38 and 39 of Code of 1873, in relation to fishing in Smith's river. Referred to committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries.

By Mr. Morrison : Petition from certain citizens of Rockbridge county, asking legislation for the protection of fish in their county. Referred to committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries.

By Mr. Ould: Petition of stockholders and directors in various banks and banking associations in the city of Richmond, accompanied by a bill in relation to the assessment and taxation of shares of banks and banking associations. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Griffith: A bill in relation to the public debt. Referred to committee on finance.

The morning hour having expired, special order

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes, came up.

Mr. Anderson moved to amend the 15th section by striking out the following words: “All real estate and buildings used as churches, or for divine worship, of a value of less than two thousand dollars,” which was rejected-yeas 4; nays 95.

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

YEAS.—Messrs. Anderson, Coghill, Dooley, and Loving—4.

NAYS-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Beaton, Bickings, Bohannon, Boykin, Brady, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Cox, Critz, Davis, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovenstein, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McGonigal, McMullan, Moss, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, O'Neal, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Rains, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Turner, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, Withers, and Yager-95.

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