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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.

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

Resolved by the general assembly of Virginia,

1. That the sentiments embodied in the third resolution of the platform of the conservative party of Virginia in the late election, ratified as they have been by an unprecedented popular majority, and commended to the favorable consideration of the general assembly by the governor of Virginia in his inaugural message, be, and the same are hereby re-affirmed; and this general assembly doth declare that there is no purpose upon their part, or upon the part of the people they represent, to cherish captious hostility to the present administration of the Federal government, but that they will judge it imparti Uly by its official acts, and will cordially co-operate in every measure of the administration which may be benificent in its design, and calculated to promote the welfare of the people and cultivate sentiments of good will between the different sections of the Union.

2. That this general assembly recognize the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States as a part of that instrument, and desire, in good faith, to abide by its provisions as expounded by the supreme court of the United States. That august tribunal recently held, after the most mature consideration, that it is only the privileges and immunities of the citizen of the United States that are placed by this clause under the protection of the constitution, and that the privileges and immunities of the citizen of the State, “whatever they may be, are not intended to have any additional protection by this

paragraph of the amendment,” and that the “entire domain of the privileges and immunities of citizens of the State, as above defined, lay within the constitutional and legislative power of the States, and without that of the Federal government."

3. That this amendment, thus construed by the highest judicial tribunal of the country, is the supreme law of the land; a law for rulers and people, and should be obeyed and respected by all the co-ordinate departments of the government.

4. That the bill now before congress, known as the “Civil-Rights Bill," is in violation of this amendment as interpreted by the supreme court of the United States, is an infringement on the constitutional and legislative powers of the States, is sectional in its operation, and injurious alike to the white and colored population of the southern States, "and that its enforced application in these States will prove destructive of their systems of education, arrest the enlightenment of the colored population, in whose improvement the people of Virginia feel a lively interest; produce continual irritation between the races, counteract the pacification and development now happily progressing, repel immigration, greatly augment emigration, re-open wounds now almost healed, engender new political asperities, and paralyze the power and influence of the State government for duly controlling and promoting domestic interests and preserving internal harmony.

5. That the people of Virginia, through their representatives, enter their earnest and solemn protest against this bill, and instruct their senators and request their representatives in the congress of the United States firmly, but respectfully, to oppose its passage, not only for the

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reasons herein expressed, but as a measure calculated to arrest the growing sentiments of concord and harmony between the northern and southern States of the Union.

6. That the governor cause a copy of these resolutions to be forwarded to each of our senators and representatives in the congress of the United States, with the request that they present the same in their respective bodies.

In which they respectfully request the concurrence of the house.

The senate resolutions were read twice, and

On motion of Mr. Coghill, the rule was suspended requiring their reference to a committee.

The resolutions were placed on the calendar.

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

Senate joint resolutions, reaffirming the third resolution of the Conservative platform of 1873, and protesting against the passage of the civil rights bill, now pending in the congress of the United States, came up:

Mr. Peter J. Carter moved to pass by the senate resolutions, and that the same be printed, which was rejected-yeas 23; nays 95.

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

TEAS-Messrs. Bickings, Brady, Branch, P. J. Carter, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, J. T. Hoskins, P. K. Jones, Rufus S. Jones, Lucas, May, McGonigal, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Stovall, Syphax, Thomas, Turner, Whittaker, and Young-23.

WAYS-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, B-aton, Blair, Bohanvon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, ('ecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Davis, Dooly, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gib-on, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Harlen, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Hoeninger, Holbrook, W. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell. Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, Me Mullan, Montague, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Jno. L. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-95.

Mr. Harrison moved the pending question, which was ordered.

The question being on agreeing to the senate joint resolutions, was put and decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Peter J. Carter moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the joint resolutions were agreed to.

Mr. Dooley moved the pending question, which was ordered. The motion to reconsider was rejected. No. 1. House joint resolution extending the time for the collection of taxes and county and township levies for the year 1873, was read a third time and passed.

Mr. McMullan moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the house joint resolution was passed, which motion was rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. McMullan carry the joint resolution to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 2. House bill to provide for the collection of the revenue of the city of Norfolk for the year 1873, came up.

On motion of Mr. Foster, the bill was committed to the committee on finance.

On motion of Mr. Lovenstein, the chair was vacated until 1} o'clock P. M.

The hour of 1} o'clock P. M., having arrived, a message was received from the senate by Mr. Nowlin, who informed the house that the senate was ready on its part to proceed to the execution of the joint order.

Ordered, That Mr. Bagwell inform the senate that the house was ready on its part to proceed to the execution of the joint order.

Mr. Coghill nominated James McDonald for the office of secretary of the Commonwealth.

Ordered, That Mr. Coghill inform the senate that James McDonald is the only person in nomination before the house.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Kirkpatrick, who informed the house that James McDonald is the only person in nomination before the senate.

The roll was called with the following result:

For James McDonald,

94

The vote was recorded as follows:

For JAMES MCDONALD—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Cogliill, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Ilale, Harrison, Henderson, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Jno. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Jno. L. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Williams, Winn; Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-94.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Lovenstein, Round and Powell the committee on the part of the house to count and report the joint vote.

Subsequently the committee, through their chairman, reported as follows:

Whole number of votes cast,
Necessary to a choice,
James McDonald received

118

60 118

James McDonald having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected secretary of the Commonwealth for the term commencing January 2d, 1874.

Mr. J. Armistead Carter nominated Asa Rogers for the office of second auditor.

Mr. Rufus S. Jones nominated G. W. Henderlite.
Mr. Syphax nominated John Oliver.

Ordered, That Mr. J. Armistead Carter inform the senate of the nominations made in the house.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Terry, who informed the house that no additional nominations had been made in the senate. The roll was called with the following result: For Asa Rogers,

93 G. W. Henderlite,

16 John Oliver,

1 The vote was recorded as follows:

For Asa ROGERS—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Jno. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Moore, Morris, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Seruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Wallace, Webb, Williams, Winn, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-93.

For G. W. HENDERLITE-Messrs. Bickings, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Gilliam, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Rufus S. Jones, McGonigal, Moss, Nickens, Stovall, Thomas, Van Auken, Whittaker, and Young-16.

For JOHN OLIVER—Mr. Syphax-1.
The committee subsequently, by their chairman, reported as follows:
Whole number of votes cast,

142
Necessary to a choice,

72 Asa Rogers received

121 G. W. Henderlite received

2 John Oliver received

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Asa Rogers having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected second auditor for the term commencing January 2d, 1874.

Mr. Swann nominated Joseph Mayo, Jr., for the Office of treasurer. Mr. Van Auken nominated Williams C. Wickham.

Ordered, That Mr. Swann inform the senate of the nominations made in the house.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Smith, of Russell, who informed the house that no additional nominations had been made in the senate. The roll was called with the following result: For Joseph Mayo, Jr.,

92 “ Wms. C. Wickham,

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The vote was recorded as follows:

For JOSEPH Mayo-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Davis, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm.

Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Jordan,
Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps,
Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan,
Montague, Moore, Morris, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Pannill, Pen-
dleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers,
Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton,
Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-92.

For WMs. C. WICKHAM–Messrs. Bickings, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Gilliam,
Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Jno. T. Hoskins, Rufus S. Jones, Lucas, May,
McGonigal, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, O'Neal, Stovall, Thomas, Turner, Van
Auken, Whittaer, and Young--24.
The committee subsequently, by their chairman, reported as follows:
Whole nnmber of votes cast,

149
Necessary to a choice,

75 For Joseph Mayo, Jr.,

120 Wms. C. Wickham, Joseph Mayo, Jr., having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected treasurer for the term commencing January 2d, 1874.

Mr. Gilman nominated R. F. Walker for the office of superintendent of public printing.

Mr. Thomas nominated John R. Hathaway.

Ordered, That Mr. Gilman inform the senate of the nominations made in the house.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Eubank, who informed the house that no additional nominations had been made in the senate. The roll was called with the following result: For R. F. Walker,

93 “ John R. Hathaway,

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22 The vote was recorded as follows: For R. F. WALKER—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Campbell, J. A. ('arter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, James, Jett, P.K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Moore, Morris, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Turner, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-93.

For JOHN R. HATHAWAY–Messrs. Bickings, Brady, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Jno. T. Hoskins, Rufus S. Jones, May, McGonigal, Moss, W. A. Nash, O'Neal, Thomas, Van Auken, and Whittaker-17.

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