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Essex and Middlesex-J. R. Segar.
Fairfax-Joseph E. Willard.
Fauquier-Theo. C. Pilcher.
Floyd and Franklin-S. T. Turner.
Fluvanna and Goochland-W. B. W. Brooking.
Franklin-E. W. Saunders.
Frederick and Winchester-Charles F. Nelson.
Gloucester and Mathews-J. N. Tabb.
Grayson-Melville B. Cox.
Greene and Madison-John C. Utz.
Greenesville and Sussex-P. F. Weaver.
Halifax-R. L. Dejarnette and Thos. B. Clark.
Hanover-R. H. Cardwell.
Henrico-William J. Binford.
Henry-W. B. Eanes.
Isle of Wight-R. E. Boykin.
King and Queen-James S. Jones.
King William and Hanover-Isaac Diggs.
Lancaster and Richmond-Howard Hathaway.
Lynchburg city-Randolph Harrison,
Lee-H. C. Slemp.
Loudoun- John F. Ryan.
Loudoun and Fauquier-Eppa Hunton, Jr.
Louisa-Andrew J. Richardson.
Lunenburg-Nathaniel Matthews.
Mecklenburg-T. Y. Allen.
Montgomery-John U. Sumpter.
Nansemond-J. E. Booker.
Nelson-Bland Massie.
New Kent, Charles City, James City, York, Warwick and city of Williams-

burg-Robert W. Perkins.
Norfolk city-- Merritt T. Cooke and L. L. Kellam.
Norfolk county-M. S. Newberne.
Northampton and Accomac-Charles Smith.
Northumberland and Westmoreland-R. B. Spilman.
Nottoway and Amelia-R. T. Vaughan.
Orange-R. P. Graves.
Page and Rappahannock-B. W. Petty.
Patrick-8. A. Thompson.
Petersburg city- William P. McRae and John B. Evans.
Pittsylvania and city of Danville-R. I. Anderson, Nathan A. Hall, J. I. White

and Eugene Withers.
Portsmouth-W. A. Fentress.
Princess Anne-George W. Leggett.
Prince Edward-Colin Stokes.
Prince George and Surry-S. B. Barham.
Prince William-Charles E. Nicol.
Pulaski and Giles-James B. Caddall.
Rappahannock-John B. Miller.
Richmond city-Julian Bryant, Thomas Byrne, J. Alston Cabell, B. T. Crump

and John S. Harwood.
Rockbridge-R. G. Paxton and J. K. Edmondson.
Rockingham-William H. Blakemore and C. E. Fahrney.
Russell-L. M. Wilson.
Scott-Miles Craft.
Shenandoah-Jacob G. Neff.
Southampton-J. D. Pretlow.
Smyth and Bland-John P. Sheffey.
Spotsylvavia and city of Fredericksburg—Solon T. Coleman.
stafford and King George-J. E. Mason.
Tazewell–J. Howe Sayers.
Washington-E. S. Kendrick and W. H. Tomney.
Wythe-R, W, Sanders.

The roll was called and the following members responded to their names:

Allen, Anderson, Barham, Bendheim, Binford, Blakemore, Bolling, Booker, Boykin, Brooking, Brugh, Bryant, Buford, Búrks, Byrne, Cabell, Caddall, Campbell, Cardwell, Clark, Coleman, Cooke, Cox, Craft, Crump, Dejarnette, Diggs, Downing, Eanes, Edmondson, Evans, Fahrney, Fentress, Gibson, Graves, Gregory, Hall, Harris, Carter H. Harrison, Randolph Harrison, Harwood, Hathaway, Hunton, Irvine, Jones, Kellam, Kendrick, Koiner, Leggett, Lee, Logan, Mason, Massie, Matthews, McRae, Miller, Moon, Murrell, Neff, Nelson, Newberne, Nicol, Patteson, Paxton, Perkins, Petty, Pilcher, Pretlow, Priddy, Richardson, Ryan, Sanders, Segar, Sheffey, Slemp, Smith, Speck, Spilman, Stratton, Stokes, Sumpter, Tabb, Thomas, Knox Thompson, S. A. Thompson, Tomney, Turner, Utz, Vaughan, Weaver, White, Wilkinson, Willard, Wilson, Withers and Withrow-96.

The members present were then sworn in by the clerk.

The clerk announced that the first business in order is the election of a Speaker. Mr. Diggs nominated R. H. CARDWELL, of Hanover. Mr. GREGORY nominated T. Y. ALLEN, of Mecklenburg. The roll was called with the following result:

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For R. H. CARDWELL-Messrs. Anderson, Barham, Bendheim, Binford, Blakemore, Bolling, Booker, Boykin, Brooking, Brugh, Bryant, Buford, Burks, Byrne, Cabell, Caddall, Campbell, Clark, Coleman, Cooke, Cox, Craft, Crump, Dejarnette, Diggs, Downing, Eanes, Edmondson, Evans, Fahrney, Fentress, Gibson, Graves, Hall, Harris, Randolph Harrison, Harwood, Hathaway, Hunton, Irvine, Jones, Kellam, Kendrick, Koiner, Lee, Leggett, Logan, Mason, Massie, Matthews, McRae, Miller, Moon, Murrell, Neff, Nelson, Newberne, Nicol, Patteson, Paxton, Perkins, Petty, Pilcher, Pretlow, Priddy, Richardson, Russell, Ryan, Sanders, Segar, Sheffey, Smith, Speck, Spilman, Stratton, Sumpter, Tabb, Thomas, Knox Thompson, S. A. Thompson, Tomney, Utz, White, Willard, Wilkinson, Wilson, Withers and Withrow-87.

For T. Y. ALLEN,

The vote was recorded as follows:
For T. Y. ALLEN–Messrs. Gregory, Carter H. Harrison, Ricks, Slemp, Stokes,
Turner, Vaughan and Weaver-8.

Whole number of votes cast, - - 95
Necessary to a choice,

48
R. H. CARDWELL received -

87 T. Y. ALLEN received R. H. CARDWELL having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, was declared duly elected Speaker of the House of Delegates.

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The clerk requested Messrs. Diggs, Downing and Ryan to conduct the Speaker to the chair.

The SPEAKER announced the next business in order to be the election of a clerk. Mr. CRUMP nominated J. Bell Bigger, of Richmond city. The roll was called with the following result:

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The vote was recorded as follows: For J. BELL BIGGER-Messrs. Speaker, Anderson, Barham, Bendheim, Binford, Blakemore, Bolling, Booker, Boykin, Brooking, Brugb, Bryant, Buford, Burks, Byrne, Cabell, Caddall, Campbell, Clark, Coleman, Cooke, Cox, Craft, Crump, Dejarnette, Diggs, Downing, Eanes, Edmondson, Evans, Fahrney, Fentress, Gibson, Graves, Gregory, Hall, Harris, Carter H. Harrison, Randolph Harrison, Harwood, Hathaway, Hunton, Irvine, Jones, Kellam, Kendrick, Koiner, Lee, Leggett, Logan, Mason, Massie, Matthews, McRae, Miller, Moon, Murrell, Neff, Nelson, Newberne, Nicol, Patteson, Paxton, Perkins, Petty, Pilcher, Pretlow, Priddy, Richardson, Russell, Ryan, Sanders, Segar, Sheffey, Slemp, Smith, Speck, Spilman, Stratton, Stokes, Sumpter, Tabb, Thomas, Knox Thompson, S. A. Thompson, Tomney, Turner, Utz, Weaver, White, Willard, Wilkinson, Wilson, Withers and Withrow-95.

J. Bell Bigger having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, was declared duly elected clerk of the House of Delegates.

The SPEAKER appointed Messrs. Crump, HARWOOD and STOKES the committee to inform Mr. Bigger of his election and conduct him to the desk.

Mr. EDMONDSON nominated John C. Carpenter, of Alleghany, for sergeant-at-arms.

The roll was called with the following result:

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The vote was recorded as follows: For John C. CARPENTER-Messrs. Speaker, Allen, Anderson, Barham, Bendheim, Binford, Blakemore, Bolling, Booker, Boykin, Brooking, Brugh, Bryant, Buford, Burks, Byrne, Cabell, Caddall, Campbell, Clark, Coleman, Cooke, Cox, Craft, Crump, Dejarnette, Diggs, Downing, Eanes, Edmondson, Evans, Fahrney, Fentress, Gibson, Graves, Gregory, Hall, Harris, Carter H. Harrison, Randolph Harrison, Harwood, Hathaway, Irvine, Jones, Kellam, Kendrick, Lee, Leggett, Logan, Mason, Massie, Matthews, McRae, Miller, Moon, Murrell, Neff, Nelson, Newberne, Nicol, Patteson, Paxton, Perkins, Petty, Pilcher, Pretlow, Priddy, Richardson, Ryan, Sanders, Segar, Sheffey, Slemp, Smith, Speck, Spilman, Stratton, Stokes, Sumpter, Tabb, Thomas, Knox Thompson, S. A. Thompson, Tomney, Turner, Utz, Vaughan, Weaver, White, Willard, Wilkinson, Wilson, Withers and Withrow-94.

John C. Carpenter having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, was declared duly elected sergeant-at-arms of the House of Delegates.

Mr. Logan nominated A. O. Sullivan, of Montgomery, for doorkeeper.

The roll was called with the following result:

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For A. O. SULLIVAN—Messrs. Speaker, Anderson, Barham, Bendheim, Binford, Blakemore, Bolling, Booker, Boykin, Brooking, Brugh, Bryant, Buford, Burks, Byrne, Cabell, Caddall, Campbell, Clark, Coleman, Cooke, Craft, Crump, Dejarnette, Diggs, Downing, Eanes, Edmondson, Evans, Fahrney, Fentress, Gibson, Gregory, Hall, Harris, Carter H. Harrison, Randolph Harrison, Harwood, Hathaway, Hunton, Irvine, Jones, Kellam, Kendrick, Lee, Leggett, Logan, Mason, Massie, Matthews, McRae, Miller, Moon, Murrell, Neff, Nelson, Newberne, Nicol, Patteson, Paxton, Perkins, Petty, Pretlow, Priddy, Richardson, Russell, Ryan, Sanders, Segar, Sheffey, Slemp, Smith, Speck, Spilman, Sumpter, Tabb, Thomas, Knox Thompson, S. A. Thompson, Tomney, Turner, Utz, Vaughan, Weaver, White, Willard, Wilkinson, Wilson, Withers and Withrow—90.

Mr. Jones nominated P. E. Lipscomb, of King and Queen, for doorkeeper.

The roll was called with the following result:

For P. E. Lipscomb,

93

The vote was recorded as follows:

For P, E. LIPSCOMB.-Messrs. Speaker, Allen, Anderson, Bendheim, Binford, Blakemore, Bolling, Booker, Boykin, Brooking, Brugh, Bryant, Buford, Burks, Byrne, Cabell, Caddall, Campbell, Clark, Coleman, Cooke, Crump, Dejarnette, Diggs, Downing, Eanes, Edmondson, Evans, Fahrney, Fentress, Gibson, Graves, Gregory, Hall, Harris, Carter H. Harrison, Randolph Harrison, Harwood, Hathaway, Hunton, Irvine, Jones, Kellam, Kendrick, Koiner, Lee, Leggett, Logan, Mason, Massie, Matthews, McRae, Miller, Moon, Murrell, Neff, Nelson, Newberne, Nicol, Patteson, Paxton, Perkins, Petty, Pilcher, Pretlow, Priddy, Richardson, Russell, Ryan, Sanders, Segar, Sheffey, Slemp, Smith, Speck, Spilman, Stratton, Stokes, Sumpter, Thomas, Knox Thompson, S. A. Thompson, Tomney, Turner, Utz, Vaughan, Weaver, White, Willard, Wilkinson, Wilson, Withers and Withrow-93.

P. E. Lipscomb having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, was declared duly elected doorkeeper.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Echols, who informed the House that the Senate is organized and ready to proceed to business.

Ordered, That Mr. NicoL inform the Senate that the House is organized and ready to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. RYAN, the rules of the House of Delegates were agreed to for the government of the present House.

RULES.

1.

ORGANIZATION-ELECTIONS. 1. At the elections in the House the voting shall be vira roce, unless otherwise expressly provided, and only one person shall be chosen at a time. If on the first voting no one receives a majority, the person having the smallest number of votes shall not be voted for on the next trial; and so on until some one shall receive a majority of the whole vote. If the election be by joint vote of the two houses, messages shall be exchanged before each voting, announcing the names of the persons in nomination. A committee of three from each house shall compare the votes, and ascertain and report the result.

THE SPEAKER. 2. “ The House of Delegates shall choose its own Speaker." The Speaker may call any member to the chair, who shall exercise its functions for the time: but no member by virtue of such appointment shall preside for a longer time than three days. During such substitution the Speaker may participate in the debates. If the Speaker be absent, and have named no one to act in his stead, the duties shall be performed by the chairman of one of the standing committees, taking precedence in the order in which the committees are named in Rule 16.

3. The Speaker shall take the chair every day precisely at the hour to which the House shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the House to order, and a quorum being present, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read. Any mistake in the entries shall, upon motion, then be corrected.

4. The Speaker shall have power to supervise and correct the Journal before it is read. He shall have a general direction of the hall, with power, in case of disturbance or disorderly conduct in such part thereof as may be appropriated to spectators, to have the same cleared. Stenographers and reporters for the press, wishing to take down the proceedings of the House, may be admitted by the Speaker, who shall assign them to such places on the floor as shall not interfere with the convenience of members.

5. All acts, addresses, and joint resolutions shall be signed by the Speaker; and all writs and warrants issued by order of the House shall be under his hand and seal, attested by the clerk.

THE CLERK.

6. A clerk shall be elected by the House, and shall be deemed to continue in office until another is chosen. He may employ an assistant clerk, and shall, subject to the approval of the Speaker, appoint the six committee clerks provided for by law. He shall be charged with the whole clerical business of the House and of its committees, and shall see that the committee clerks discharge properly the duties required of them by the several committees to which they are assigned, and that, when not so employed, they render such assistance as may be required to other committees and in the business of the House. The committee clerks may be removed by the clerk, with the approval of the Speaker; and they shall be so removed upon the request of the committees to which they are severally assigned

7. The clerk shall perform all the duties of his office under the direction of the Speaker. He shall keep a Journal of the proceedings of the House, and shall submit it daily to the Speaker in time to be examined before the next assembling of the House. He shall keep at the clerk's table, during the sittings of the House, a calendar or docket so arranged as to show the condition and progress of the business of the House.

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