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The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Branch: Petition of J. H. Whitehead, of Prince Edward county, asking that a portion of license tax be refunded to him. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. J. A. Carter : Petition of citizens of Cumberland county to tax dogs. 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:

On motion of Mr. Critz, the special order was postponed for five minutes.

Senate joint resolution removing from office Joseph Mayo, Jr., treasurer of the Commonwealth, and declaring said office vacant, was,

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

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

Special order

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

Mr. Winn moved to strike out the 194th section, which was agreed to_yeas 58; nays 33.

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

YEAS— Messrs. Armentrout, Armstrong, Bickens, Blair, Branch, Brown, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cox, Crank, Davis, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, William Hoskins, J. T. Hoskins, Howard, Jett, R. S. Jones, B. W. Lacy, Lamkin, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, May, Morris, Moss, W. A. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Popham, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Stovall, Strother, Taliaferro, Turner, Whittaker, Winn, and Yager-58.

NAYS—Messrs. Allen, Bagwell, Beaton, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Gilman, Harrison, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Hudgin, Hunter, Koiner, Lewis, Lovenstein, Loving, McMullan, Ould, Pendleton, Shumate, Stuart, Swann, Taylor, Wallace, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-33.

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.

Senate joint resolution declaring the substitution of the word "supervisors” for the word "justices,” in the 7th section of 50th chapter of Code of 1873, and other verbal changes by the compiler of the Code, to be the true intent and meaning of the law, was read a third time and agreed to.

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

No. 126. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Culpeper library association, was read a third time and passed.

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

No. 4. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the 1st, 7th and 9th sections of the act entitled an act to incorporate the Washington, Cincinnati and St. Louis railroad company, came up.

The first amendment proposed by the committee on roads and internal navigation, to strike out the 7th section (as proposed to be amended), was agreed to.

The second amendment proposed by the committee on roads and internal navigation, to strike out the 9th section (as proposed to be amended), was rejected.

The bill was ordered to its third reading.

On motion of Mr. Brooks, the house proceeded to the consideration of house engrossed bills.

The following house engrossed bills and joint resolution were read a third time and passed and agreed to :

No. 109. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 10 of chapter 9, and section 2 of chapter 155 of the Code of 1873, in reference to the jurisdiction of circuit courts.

No. 167. House engrossed bill to provide for the relinquishment to the United States, in certain cases, of title to and jurisdiction over lands for sites of lighthouses, beacons, or other aids to navigation in the waters of this State-yeas 92.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows :

YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Peter J. Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Crank, Critz, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Hill, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McGonigal, McMullan, Morris, Morrison, Moss, John L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Paige, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Stovall, Strother, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Turner, Van' Auken, Wallace, Whittaker, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-92.

No. 300. House engrossed joint resolution extending the privilege of taking fish from the waters of the Potomac river to the citizens of Westmoreland.

No. 147. House engrossed bill for the appointment of trustees for the town of Columbia, in the county of Fluvanda.

No. 186. House engrossed bill to incorporate the Valley educational association of Shenandoah county, Virginia.

No. 258. House engrossed bill to establish a corporation court for the city of Manchester.

On motion of Mr. Hunter, the title was amended so as to read as follows: "To establish corporation courts for the cities of Manchester and Winchester."

No. 156. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 6 of chapter 155 of the Code of Virginia, relative to the jurisdiction of the chancery court of the city of Richmond.

No. 244. House engrossed bill to permit the people of Northumberland county to vote on the disposition of the glebe fund.

No. 180. House engrossed bill to incorporate the Hampton and Fort Monroe railroad company.

No. 252. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section one of an act approved March 28, 1873, entitled an act for the protection of fish in Jackson and Cowpasture rivers and their tributaries, from the junction of said rivers to the boundary line between the counties of Bath and Highland.

No. 308. House engrossed bill to amend section 21 of chapter 196, Code of 1873, concerning conservators of the peace.

No. 226. House engrossed bill to allow the voters of the town of Suffolk to elect a supervisor.

No. 319. House engrossed bill to allow R. R. Farr, late sheriff, and the collecting officers of the county of Fairfax, to collect taxes, fee bills and county levies for 1869 and 1870.

No. 280. House engrossed_bill allowing Robert B. Batte & Co. to erect a pier or wharf op the James river.

No. 174. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact 3d clause, 67th section of chapter 78 of the Code of 1873, in relation to funds for public free schools.

No. 281. House engrossed bill making an appropriation for repairs and refurnishing the executive mansion-yeas 79.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS–Messrs. Allen, Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Peter J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Crank, Foster, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Grayson, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McGonigal, MeMulan, Morris, Morrison, Moss, J. L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Paige, Pendleton, Richmond, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Stovall. Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Turner, Van Auken, Wallace, Whittaker, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-79.

No. 343. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section one of chapter 14 of the Code of 1873, in relation to the meeting of the general assembly.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which house engrossed bills Nos. 109, 167, 147, 186, 258, 156, 244, 180, 252, 308, 226, 319, 280, 174, 281 and 343 were passed, and by which house engrossed joint resolution No. 300 was agreed to, were rejected.

No. 113. House engrossed bill for the relief of J. L. Boswell, administrator, &c., for work done on the Covington and Ohio railroad, was read a third time and rejected—yeas 53; nays 25.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, Graves, Haden, Harrison, Hoenniger, William Hoskins, Hudgin, Hunter, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Morris, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Shumate, Taliaferro, Taylor, Wallace, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-53.

NAys-Messrs. Armstrong, P. J. Carter, Matt Clark, Cox, Crank, Grayson, Hamilton, Hill, Holbrook, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Lamkin, Lipscomb, Lucas, McGonigal, Moss, Paige, Pendleton, Richmond, Round, Scruggs, Syphax, Thomas, Turner, and Whittaker-25.

Mr. P. J. Carter moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was rejected.

On motion of Mr. Beaton, the motion to reconsider was passed by.

Mr. Fulkerson moved to suspend the rules to take up house bills on their second reading, which was rejected—yeas 76; nays 1—(not threefifths of the members elected to the house voting in the affirmative).

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

YEAS–Messrs. Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Branch, Brooks, Brown, J. A. Carter, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Crank, Franklin, Friend, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Grayson, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Hill, Hoenniger, Holbrook, William Hoskins, John T. Hoskins, Howard, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McGonigal, Morris, Moss, John L. Nash, Neeley, O'Neal, Paige, Pendleton, Popham, Richmond, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Stovall, Strother, Syphax, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Van Auken, Wallace, Whittaker, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-76.

NAYS-Mr. Peter J. Carter-1.

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

No. 60. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 17, 52 and 53 of chapter 85 of the Code of 1873, in relation to weighing and insuring tobacco.

No. 220. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 63, chapter 52 of the Code of 1873, in relation to tram roads.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which senate bills Nos. 60 and 220 were passed, were rejected.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1874.

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

In Senate, April 7, 1874. The senate have passed a bill entitled

An act to provide for repairing the green-house of the governor's mansion; No. 289.

They have passed a bill (with a ryder) entitled

An act to re-enact and amend section 23, chapter 64 of Code of 1873, in reference to the establishment of ferries and bridges; No. 175.

They have agreed to Joint resolution proposing certain amendments to the constitution of Virginia in relation to county organizations.

And they have agreed to the report of the committee of conference on the subjects of disagreement between the two houses in relation to house joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum,

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

No. 175. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 289. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on public property.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee for courts of justice :

No. 269. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections. 1 and 3 of chapter 104 of the Code of 1873 in relation to issuing marriage licenses.

No. 268. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 1 of chapter 128 of the Code of 1873, so as to require clerks of courts, as. well as commissioners of accounts, to keep fiduciary books.

No. 259. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections 31 and 32, chapter 180, Code of 1873, in regard to the allowance to clerks of circuit courts.

No. 208. Senate bill entitled an act for the further protection of bailees for reward and compensation.

No. 96. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 6, chapter 163 of the Code of 1873, in regard to the remedy by motion, after notice, on contracts, with a recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 261. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the appointment. of fish commissioners for the State of Virginia, was reported from committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on agriculture and mining :

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