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An act to amend section 10, chapter 202, Code 1873, with reference to jurors in criminal cases; No. 7.

An act to change the name of the Augusta county fair to the Baldwin Augusta fair; No. 8. And

An act to authorize the common council of Winchester to borrow money; No. 12.

And they have passed bills entitled

An act to extend a credit of twelve and twenty-four months from the ratification of the sale of the State's interest in the upper Appomattox company to the board of superintendents of said company, and to ratify and confirm all acts done in pursuance of the provisions of the act approved March 20th, 1873; No. 19.

An act to define and declare the true intent and meaning of the act in force April second, eighteen hundred and seventy three, entitled an act to amend and re-enact sections five and seven of an act to regulate and define the jurisdiction of the county and circuit courts, to prescribe the number of terms of the circuit court, and to fix the pay of county judges; No. 31.

An act to constitute the secretary and superintendent of the Mount Vernon association a conservator of the peace for the limits of Mount Vernon estate; No. 40. And

An act to amend and re-enact section one of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Thonton's Gap turnpike company, passed January 19th, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; No. 42.

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

No. 19. Senate bill to extend a credit of twelve and twenty-four months, from the ratification of the sale of the State's interest in the upper Appomattox company to the board of superintendents of said company, and to ratify and confirm all acts done in pursuance of the provisions of the act approved March twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 31. Senate bill to define and declare the true intent and meaning of the act in force April 2d, 1873, entitled “an act to amend and re-enact sections five and seven of an act to regulate and define the jurisdiction of the county and circuit courts, to prescribe the number of terms of the circuit court, and to fix the pay of county judges,” was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 40. Senate bill to constitute the secretary and superintendent of the Mount Vernon association a conservator of the peace for the limits of Mount Vernon estate, was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 42. Senate bill to amend and re-enact section one of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Thonton's Gap turnpike company, passed January 19th, 1848, was read twice and referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

The following bills, reported from the committee for courts of justice, were read a first time:

No. 27. House bill giving the consent of this State to the purchase by the United States of a tract of land in the county of Henrico, and of two parcels of land in the town of Danville, to be used for military cemeteries, and exempting the same from State or corporation taxes.

No. 28. House bill to amend and re-enact the 13th section, chapter 13, Code (edition of 1873), with reference to the salary of city and corporation judges, with the recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 29. House bill to amend and re-enact section 14, chapter 188 of the Code of 1873, in relation to larceny, with the recommendation that

it do not pass.

No. 30. House bill to prevent pulling and leaving fences down, and of opening and leaving open gates, without permission of owner.

No. 31. House bill amending section 24 of chapter 196 of the Code of 1873, providing for organizing chain-gangs.

No. 21. Senate bill to allow further time for the judge of Norfolk county to qualify, was reported from the committee for courts of justice, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

The following report from the committee for courts of justice was agreed to :

The committee for courts of justice have had under consideration sundry resolutions to them referred, proposing to amend the constitution of the State relative to the qualification of voters, and to substitule viva voce voting for the ballot system ; also, a petition of citizens of the county of Smyth, proposing sundry other amendments to the constitution, and a proposition to take a vote of the people on the propriety of calling a convention to amend the same; and ask to be discharged from the consideration thereof, and submit the following resolution :

Resolved by the general assembly, That a joint committee be appointed, to consist of five members of the senate and nine of the house of delegates, to whom all propositions on the subject of amendments to the constitution of the State shall be referred, with instructions to report thereon by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Williams moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the report was agreed to, which motion was rejected.

The following reports were agreed to:

The committee on finance have had under consideration a petition of the citizens of Strasburg, in Shenandoah county, praying for a special license law, and report that it is inexpedient to grant the recommendations of the petitioners, and ask to be relieved from its further consideration.

The committee on finance have had under consideration a resolution to them referred, to encourage and protect the rearing of sheep, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration, and that the same be referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

The committee on finance have had under consideration a resolution in reference to the collection of delinquent county, corporation, road and

school taxes, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration, as the subject is already provided for by a general law.

The following bills, reported from the committee on propositions and grievances, were read a first time:

No. 32. House bill to incorporate the Virginia club of the city of Norfolk.

No. 33. House bill to amend the charter of the Female humane association of the city of Richmond.

No. 34. House bill to amend the 9th section of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Insurance and Sayings company of Virginia, passed February 28th, 1866.

No. 35. House bill incorporating the Virginia relief association, with the recommendation that it do not pass.

The following house bills, reported from the committee on finance, were read a first time:

No. 36. House bill to validate the re-assessment of the lands of Washington county, made in the year 1873, for the year 1873, and to authorize the treasurer of said county to retain out of the taxes due the State for the year 1873, when collected, an amount equal to the excess of the taxes due on the lands of said county, as assessed in the year 1870, over the amount that would be due by the valuation under the re-assessment made in 1873, and to apply the amount so retained to the payment of county levies, with the recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 37. House bill to amend and re-enact the 32d section of chapter 46 of the Code of Virginia (edition 1873), prescribing the duties and liabilities of county treasurers, with the recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 38. House bill for the relief of the incorporation of the Woodstock and Wardensville turnpike company, with the recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 39. House bill to correct the erroneous assessment of a certain tenement in the town of Lexington, reported with recommendation that

it do not pass

No. 40. House bill for the relief of William M. McGruder and others, sureties of Patrick H. Huffman, late sheriff of Henrico county, with the recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 41. House bill to provide artificial limbs for citizens of the Commonwealth who lost their limbs by the late war.

No. 42. House bill to amend and re-enact section 3 of chapter 46 of the Code of 1873, in relation to sheriffs' bonds.

No. 1. House joint resolution extending the time for the collection of taxes and county an township levies for the year 1873, was reported back from the committee on finance, with the recommendation that the house agree to the amendments of the senate.

Senate joint resolution to provide for printing one thousand copies of No. 1, house joint resolution, extending the time for collection of taxes of 1873, was reported from the committee on finance.

No. 19. House bill to amend and re-enact an act for the relief of the

late sheriffs of the Commonwealth, reported back from the committee on finance, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

No. 20. House bill to amend and re-enact the third section of the Code of 1873, in relation to sheriffs' bonds, reported back from the committee on finance with the recommendation that it do not pass.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Lovenstein seven days, and Armentrout two days.

The unfinished business of the morning hour, being the question on agreeing to the resolution of Mr. Taliaferro to refer all bills, resolutions and petitions relating to fishing interests to the committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries, came up.

The resolution was agreed to.
The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Ould: An application from the trustees of Union Station Methodist Episcopal church south for authority to make a deed of trust on parsonage property for the purpose of securing a debt due thereon. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Armstrong:

Resolved, That the board of public works be and are hereby requested to inform this house the amount of all stocks owned by the State in works of internal improvement the 1st of May, 1865, and what disposition has been made of them if sold, by whom and to whom sold, and at what price, and by what authority, and what amount of said stocks are now owned by the State, and also all indebtedness to the State from internal improvement companies, and what disposition has been made of the same.

Referred to committee on roads an internal navigation.
By Mr. J. Horace Lacy:

Resolved, That the committee on Federal relations and resolutions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill, or otherwise instructing our senators in congress, and requesting our representatives to use all proper efforts to cause a through examination to be made by the proper committees of congress into the expediency of so regulating our financial system, as to distribute equally the natural currency in every section of the Union, so as to give to each that capital to which, by its population, property and business, it is entitled ; and in order to secure this end, the propriety of establishing a national exchequer, mainly on the plan of the bank of England, with authority to said corporation to establish branches thereof in each State of the Union.

By Mr. Dooley: A bill to amend and re-enact section 2, chapter 173 of the Code of 1873, as to chancery dockets. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Holbrook: A bill to amend and re-enact sections 59 and 62 of chapter 57 of Code of 1873, in relation to the granting of charters by the circuit courts. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Montague:
Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice inquire into the

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expediency of repealing so much of section 12, chapter 63 of the Code of 1873, as fixes the toll of mill owners, grinding corn into meal, at onetenth, instead of one-eighth, as the former law did.

By Mr. Hunter: Memorial from Major H. K. Douglass, Gorge Freaner, James A. Grambrell (trustees of Washington Cemetery for the burial of Confederate soldiers who fell in the battles of Antietam, South Mountain, Monocacy and other points in Washington and Frederick counties, Maryland), asking an appropriation from the State of Virginia, in aid of their undertaking. Referred to committee on finance,

By Mr. Fulkerson: A bill to amend and re-enact section 8, chapter 142, Code of 1873, with reference to buying and selling coupons. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Horward: A memorial of the bar practicing in the courts of Floyd county, in reference to the county court system. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. B. W. Lacy: A bill to amend and re-enact section 12 of chapter 63 of the Code 1873, in relation to mills. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Williams: A bill to amend and re-enact the eighth section of the 169th chapter of the Code of 1873, relative to the death or change of parties, and the discontinuance of causes not prosecuted. Referred to committee for courts of justice,

By Mr. Armstrong:

Resolved, That the committee on roads and internal navigation inquire into the expediency of extending the Brock's Gap, Hardy and Hampshire rail road charter, under the present president and directors, westward to the Ohio river, near Wheeling, eastward via Massanutta to Petersburg, with suitable branches, to be called the Norfolk, Massanutta and Toledo railway.

By Mr. Rains: A bill to authorize the school trustees of Stonewall district, in the county of Richmond, to appropriate for school purposes the dog tax for 1873, in said county. Referred to committee on finance.

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

No. 21. Senate bill to allow further time for the Judge of Norfolk county to qualify, came up.

The amendments in the nature of a substitute, proposed by the committee for courts of justice, was agreed to.

The bill was ordered to its third reading. No. 1. House joint resolution extending the time for the collection of taxes and county and township levies for the year 1873, came up.

The amendments of the senate were agreed to.

No. 17. House engrossed bill to prevent obstructing with timber or rendering foul the water courses of this state, was read a third time and passed.

No. 21. House engrossed bill to transfer the interest of the State in certain turnpike companies to the counties through which they pass, came up

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