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YEAS— Messrs. Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Brooks, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Crank, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, James, Lamkin, Lightner, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lybrook, May, McMullan, Morris, W. A. Nash, Popham, Riddlebarger, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Turner, Whittaker, Williams, Withers, and Young—42.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Branch, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Franklin, Gardner, Harrison, Hoenniger, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, R. S. Jones, Lewis, Longley, Loving, Magruder, Massey, Morrison, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Syphax, Taylor, and Mr. Speaker—36.

The question recurring on agreeing to the substitute offered by Mr. Stuart (as amended) for the 147th section,

Mr. Beaton moved to amend the substitute (as amended) by striking out the following words :

“The manufacturer of alcoholic liquors by direct fermentation and distillation from pomice, or from cider, grapes or other fruits, when the quantity of brandy made shall not exceed forty gallons, he shall not be required to pay any tax.

# When the quantity exceeds forty gallons, and the distillery is run not more than three months, the distiller of brandy shall pay a specific license tax of ten dollars; but if run more than three months, the specific license tax shall be forty dollars. And each distiller of brandy shall pay the further tax of two cents on all brandy manufactured by him in excess of forty gallons. On payment of the above taxes, the distiller of brandy shall have similar privileges in regard to the sale of the brandy manufactured by him to those granted to distillers of whiskey."

Which was rejected-yeas 33; nays 44.
On motion of Mr. Howard, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Beaton, Blair, Brooks, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Crank, Fulkerson, Gardner, Graves, Hamilton, Harris, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, James, R. S. Jones, Lamkin, Lightner, Lovell, May, McMullan, Morris, W. A. Nash, Popham, Riddlebarger, Scruggs, Spratt, Turner, Whittaker, Withers, and Young-33.

Nays—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Branch, Brown, Campbell, J.A. Carter, Cockerille, Coghill, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Friend, P. Gibson, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, Hudgin, Hunter, J. Horace Lacy, Longley, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, Morrison, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Sellers, Shumatr. Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taylor, Wallace, Williams, Winn, and Mr. Speaker--44.

Mr. Holbrook moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the amendment offered by Mr. Dooley, to strike out in the substitute offered by Mr. Stuart, the words “two and a half,” where it appears in the second place, and insert “two," which was agreed to.

The question recurring on agreeing to the amendment offered by Mr. Dooley,

Mr. Harrison moved to strike out “two and a half,” and insert “one.”

Mr. J. Armistead Carter moved to strike out “two and a half,” and insert three, which was rejected.

Mr. A. J. Clark moved to strike out “two and a half," and insert one and a half,” which was rejected.

The motion by Mr. Harrison, to strike out “two and a half,” and insert “one,” was agreed to-yeas 50; nays 34.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Boykin, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Friend, P. Gibson, Grayson, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, J. H. Lacy, Lewis, Longley, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Massey, Morrison, Neeley, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Richmond, Rogers, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Taylor, Wallace, Williams, Winn, and Mr. Speaker–50.

NAYS-Messrs. Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Crank, Fulkerson, Graves, Hamilton, Harris, Holbrook, William Hoskins, J. T. Hoskins, Howard, James, R. S. Jones, Lamkin, Lightner, Lovell, Magruder, May, McMullan, Morris, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Popham, Riddlebarger, Scruggs, Spratt, Turner, Whittaker, Withers, and Young--34.

Mr. Stuart moved to amend the substitute offered by him (as amended) for the 147th section, by striking out "five gallons,” and inserting “one gallon," which was agreed to.

The substitute offered by Mr. Stuart (as amended) for the 147th section was agreed to.

The hour of 3 o'clock P. M. having arrived, the chair was vacated until 8 o'clock P. M.

EVENING SESSION.

The chair was resumed at 8 o'clock P. M.

Mr. Coghill moved to suspend the rules to take up house engrossed bills, which was rejected-yeas 76; nays 4—(not three-fifths of all the members elected to the house voting in the affirmative).

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

YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Crank, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Harrison, Hill, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lightner, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Morris, Morrison, W. A. Nash, O'Neal, Ould, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stuart, Taylor, Thomas, Turner, Williams, Winn, Withers, Young, and Mr. Speaker-76. NAYS—Messrs. Bohannon, Matt Clark, R. S. Jones, and Swann-4.

The motion by Mr. Morris to reconsider the vote by which the house refused to engross house bill No. 253, to amend and re-enact the 13th and 59th sections of chapter 78 of the Code of 1873, in relation to public free schools, came up.

On motion of Mr. Harrison, the bill was laid on the table-yeas 46;

nays 40.

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

YEAS–Messrs.

Allen, Anderson, Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Crank, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, Grayson, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, R. S. Jones, J. H. Lacy, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, Morrison, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Ould, Sellers, Shumate, Stuart, Taylor, Wallace, Williams, Winn, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-46.

NAYS-Messrs. Branch, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Cox, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Goodwyn, Graves, Harris, Hill, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Koiner,.B. W. Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lightner, McMullan, Morris, O'Neal, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Spratt, Strother, Swann, Syphax, Thomas, Turner, and Young-40.

A motion by Mr. Coghill to reconsider the vote by which senate bill (No. 207) entitled “An act to amend and re-enact section 15 of chapter 173 of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to new trials," was dismissed, was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Coghill, the bill was recommitted to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 133. Senate bill entitled an act for the encouragement of land purchasers and actual settlers in Virginia, and to repeal an act approved March 29, 1873, entitled "An act for the encouragement of immigration," came up.

A motion by Mr. Lovenstein to make the bill a special order for Thursday next at 12 o'clock (and continue), was agreed to.

No. 227. House bill entitled an act to amend the first, third and fourth sections of the charter of the town of Ashland, came up.

The amendment proposed by the committee on counties, cities and towns to the substitute of the senate as follows: Strike out “township taxes," and insert "road tax," was rejected.

The substitute of the senate was agreed to.

Mr. Gardner moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the substitute of the senate was agreed to, which was rejected.

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1874.

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

In Senate, April 6, 1874. The senate have passed bills entitled

An act regulating the sale of ardent spirits in the town of Chase City, in Mecklenburg county ; No. 170.

An act to authorize the Lynchburg and Campbell courthouse turnpike company to transfer to the city of Lynchburg the portion of said road which lies within the limits of said city; No. 216.

An act to amend and re-enact section one of chapter 128 of the Code of 1873, so as to require clerks of courts, as well as commissioners of accounts, to keep fiduciary accounts ; No. 268.

An act to incorporate the Odd Fellows relief association of Virginia; No: 234.

An act to amend and re-enact sections one and three of chapter 104 of the Code of 1873, in relation to issuing marriage licenses; No. 269.

An act to incorporate the New river and Piedmont narrow guage railroad company; No. 271.

An act to incorporate the Bank of Virginia ; No. 279.
An act to incorporate the Marion high school ; No. 280.

An act to authorize the town council of Marion, in Smyth county, to borrow money ; No. 283.

An act constituting a portion of the Rappahannock river a lawful fence; No. 284.

An act to incorporate the Hamilton institute; No. 290.

An act to amend and re-enact section 3 of an act entitled “An act to incorporate the Pittsylvania and Patrick railroad company," approved March 30, 1871 ; No. 293.

An act to incorporate the Ladies' memorial association of Fredericksburg; No. 294.

An act to require Western tobacco coming into the State to be inspected before it can be sold or offered for sale ; No. 296.

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

Nos. 293, 216 and 271. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

Nos. 268, 170 and 269. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

Nos. 280 and 290. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee on schools and colleges.

Nos. 294 and 234. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Nos. 284 and 296. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee on agriculture and mining.

No. 283. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 279. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on banks, currency

and commerce. No. 237. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 3 of an act to fix the terms of the circuit courts, was reported from the committee for courts of justice.

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

No. 52. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 61 of chapter 3, acts of 1865–6, in relation to the release of taxes prior to the year

1865. No. 51. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 31 and 34, and to repeal section 36 of chapter 38 of the Code of 1873, and to provide additional sections for said chapter, in relation to forfeited and delinquent lands.

The following report was agreed to:

The committee for courts of justice have, according to order, taken into consideration a petition of citizens of the corporation of Jeffersonville, in the county of Tazewell, for the passage of an act requiring persons who wish to vend ardent spirits, malt liquors, &c., within the limits of the corporation, to obtain a certificate from the town council that the applicant is a person of good character before he can make application to the court of the county, and prohibiting the said county court from granting any person permission to sell ardent spirits without first obtaining said certificate; and have adopted the following resolution thereupon:

Resolved (as the opinion of this committee), That it is inexpedient to grant the application of the petitioners.

No. 357. House joint resolution declaring the office of treasurer of the State vacant, reported from the joint committee to examine the office of the treasurer, was read a first time.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Flood one day, Williams three days, and James six days.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Lawson, who informed the house that the senate had agreed to the following joint resolutions :

Senate joint resolution fixing a day for the removing from office Joseph Mayo, Jr., treasurer of the Commonwealth, and declaring said office vacant; and

Senate joint resolution fixing a day for the election of treasurer of the Commonwealth to fill the vacancy created by the removal of Joseph Mayo, Jr.

In which they respectfully request the concurrence of the house.

Senate joint resolution removing from office Joseph Mayo, Jr., treasurer of the Commonwealth, and declaring said office vacant, was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended, on motion of Mr. Critz, requiring its reference to a committee.

Senate joint resolution fixing a day for the election of treasurer of the Commonwealth, to fill the vacancy created by the removal of Joseph Mayo, Sr., came up:

The house refused to refer the joint resolution to a committee.
The senate joint resolution, as follows:

Resolved (the house of delegates concurring), That the general assembly will on Thursday, the 9th instant, at one o'clock P. M., proceed by joint vote to elect a treasurer to fill the vacancy in the office of treasurer of the Commonwealth, caused by the removal of Joseph Mayo, Jr.

Was agreed to.

Mr. Coghill moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the senate Coint resolution was agreed to, which was rejected.

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