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The committee subsequently, by their chairman, reported as follows:
Whole number of votes cast,

150
Necessary to a choice,

76 Wm. H. Ruffner received

150

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Wm. H. Ruffner having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected superintendent of public instruction for the term commencing on March 15th, 1874.

Mr. Popham nominated G. F. Strother for the office of superintendent of the penitentiary.

Mr. Branch nominated Wm. H. Wilkinson.

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

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Smith, of Nelson, who informed the house that no additional nominations had been made in the senate.

The roll was called with the following result:

For G. F. Strother,
Wm. H. Wilkinson,

89
15

The vote was recorded as follows:

For GEO. F. STROTHER—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Brooks, Rrown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Davis, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, 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, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Jno. L. Nash, Neeley, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker–89.

For WM. H. WILKINSON—Messrs. Bickings, Brady, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Rufus S. Jones, Moss, Norton, Van Auken, Whittaker, and Young-15.

The committee subsequently, by their chairman, reported as follows:
Whole number of votes cast,

133
Necessary to a choice,

67 G. F. Strother received

113 Wm. H. Wilkinson,

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G. F. Strother having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected superintendent of the penitentiary for the term commencing January 2d, 1874.

Mr. Allen nominated Wm. H. Taliaferro for the office of general agent and storekeeper of the penitentiary.

Mr. Young nominated H. L. Wigand.

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

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

90 H. L. Wigand,

23 The vote was recorded as follows: For Wm. H. TALIAFERRO—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, 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, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Montague, Moore, Morrison, John L. Nash, Neeley, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-90.

For H. L. WIGAND—Messrs. Bickings, Brady, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Matt. Clark, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, John T. Hoskins, P. K. Jones, Rufus S. Jones, Lucas, May, McGonigal, Moss, Nickens, Norton, Thomas, Van Auken, Whittaker, and Young—23. The committee subsequently, by their chairman, reported as follows: Whole number of votes cast,

137 Necessary to a choice,

69 Wm. H. Taliaferro received

113 H. L. Wigand received

24 Wm. H. Taliaferro having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected general agent and storekeeper of the penitentiary for the term commencing January 20, 1874.

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1874.
Prayer by Rev. A. C. Bledsoe, of the Methodist church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
The speaker laid before the house the following communication :

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

EXECUTIVE CHAMBERS,

Richmond, January 7th, 1874. To the Senate and House of Delegates of Virginia:

A communication having been received from W. P. Cecil, Esq., elected at the last session of the legislature judge of the county court of

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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.

Tazewell, declining to qualify as judge, I respectfully communicate the fact to the general assembly, and recommend that the existing vacancy in that office be filled at an early day.

JAMES L. KEMPER. Which was referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 4. House bill to amend and re-enact section 18, chapter 196, Code of Virginia (edition of 1860), in reference to offences against morality and decency, reported from the committee for courts of justice with a recommendation that it do not pass, was read a first time.

The following report was presented :

The committee on enrolled bills have the honor to report that the following joint resolution and bill have been agreed to and approved :

Joint resolution re-affirming 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 ; agreed to January 5th, 1874.

An act to render valid the charter of incorporation of the People's savings bank, at Lynchburg, Va., and to legalize all acts done under and in accordance with the original charter ; approved January 7, 1874.

Mr. Gilliam moved a suspension of the rules in order to enable him to present joint resolution in reference to public schools and civil rights, which motion was rejected.

The joint resolution was referred to the committee on Federal relations and resolutions.

Mr. Critz offered the following joint resolution :

Resolved (the senate concurring), That the general assembly proceed at 1 o'clock on Friday, the 9th instant, to elect a county judge for the county of Halifax, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Judge Thos. Leigh.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
The joint resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Critz moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the joint
resolution was agreed to, which was rejected.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Flood: A petition of Wilson Hix in relation to his bond as sheriff. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Jno. A. Carter: A bill fixing the pay and mileage of members of the general assembly. Referred to committee on retrenchment and economy.

By Mr. Neeley: A bill to amend and re-enact the 4th section of chapter 154 of the Code of 1873, in relation to jurisdiction of county courts. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Van Auken :

Resolved, That the committee on printing be instructed to inquire into the expediency of having the Code of Virginia published in two volumes.

By Mr. Hanger: A bill to amend the charter of the Augusta county fair, and change the name thereof to the “Baldwin Augusta Fair.” Referred to committee on agriculture and mining.

By Mr. Williams: A bill for the protection of sheep, and for the encouragement of sheep husbandry. Referred to committee on agriculture and mining Mr. Lovenstein offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the house of delegates proceed forthwith to the election of three doorkeepers.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
The resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Swann nominated C. T. Crittenden.
Mr. Harris nominated Peter Boyd.
The roll was called with the following result:

For C. T. Crittenden,
« Peter Boyd,

93
24

The vote was recorded as follows:

For C. T. CRITTENDEN—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, 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, John L. Nash, Neeley, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-93.

For PETER BOYD-Messrs. Bickings, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Matt. Clark, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Jno. T. Hoskins, Lucas, May, McGonigal, Moss, W. A. Nash, Norton, O'Neal, Page, Stovall, Syphax, Thomas, Van Auken, Whittaker, and Young-24.

C. T. Crittenden having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected doorkeeper.

Mr. Wharton nominated A. O. Sullivan.
Mr. McGonigal nominated Parke Charity.
The roll was called with the following result:

For A. O. Sullivan,
“ Parke Charity,

95
22

The vote was recorded as follows:

For A. O. SULLIVAN-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Hunter,

ISE

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, Pannill,
Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers,
Shumate, Stovall, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Walke, Wallace,
Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-95.

For PARKE CHARITY–Messrs. Bickings, Brady, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Matt.
Clark, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Jno. T. Hoskins, Lucas, May,
McGonigal, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Thomas, Turner, Van Auken,
and Whittaker-22.

A. O. Sullivan having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected doorkeper.

Mr. Scruggs nominated J. J. Wilkinson.
Mr. P. J. Carter nominated John T. Custis.
The roll was called with the following result:
For J. J. Wilkinson,

92
“ John T. Custis, -

19
The vote was recorded as follows:
For JOHN J. WILKINSON—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout,
Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown,
Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Critz, Davis,
Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gardner, P.Gibson,
T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, 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, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell,
Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Strother, Stuart,
Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn,
Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-92.

For JOHN T. CUSTIS—Messrs. Brady, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Matt. Clark,
Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Lucas, May, McGonigal, Moss, Nickens,
Norton, Stovall, Van Auken, Whittaker, and Young-19.

J. J. Wilkinson having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected doorkeeper.

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. A. C. Bledsoe, of the Methodist church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, January 7, 1874. The senate have adopted a joint resolution in reference to the sale of forfeited and delinquent lands.

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

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