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An act to amend and re-enact sections fourteen and seventeen of chapter eighty-two, Code eighteen hundred and seventy-three, in reference to examination of lunatics; No. 33.

An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section twelve, chapter sixty-three of the Code of Virginia, eighteen hundred and seventy three, so as more effectually to require millers to grind, for toll, all grain brought to their mills for the consumpion of the person bringing or sending it, or his family; No. 36. And

An act to extend the time within which the Farmville, Charlottesville and Stanardsville narrow-gauge railroad may be. commenced and completed; No. 56.

And they have agreed to

A joint resolution concerning the distribution and sale of the new Code.

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

Nos. 2 and 36. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 33. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on asylums and prisons.

No. 56. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

Senate joint resolution concerning the distribution of the new Code was read twice and referred to the committee on the library.

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

No. 59. House bill to amend and re-enact section 2, chapter 173 of the Cole of 187:5, as to chancery dockets.

No. 60. House bill to amend the 2d section of chapter 109 of the Code 1873, in relation to escheators.

No. 61. House bill in relation to the interest on money.

No. 62. House joint resolution proposing amendments to the State constitution in relation to county organization.

No. 31. Senate bill entitled an act to clefine and declare the true in· tent and meaning of the act in force April 20, 1873, entitled an act to

amend and re-chact sections 5 and 7 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 the county ju lg 3, was reportel from the con mittee for courts of justice, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Harris, W. A. Nash and Goodwyn one day each, Stovall two days, Stuart four days, Richmond five days, and P. J. Carter ten days.

Mr. B. W. Lacy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the superintendent of public printing be authorized and required to have printed and bound in paper covers one thousand copies of the report of the Eastern lunatic asylum for the use of that institution.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.
The resolution was agreed to.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Kirkpatrick, who informed the house that the senate had passed house bill entitled an act to make valid the charter of the Virginia savings bank of Lynchburg, Virginia, granted by the Lynchburg circuit court; No. 22.

The following were presented and referred under rull 37:

By Mr. Lipscomb): A bill to amend and re-enact sections 15 and 16 of chapter 52 of the Code of 1873, in relation to public roads. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Hunter: A bill in relation to subscriptions to the stock of incorporated companies by counties, cities, towns or townships. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Hanger: Petition of citizens of Augusta county, praying that the Staunton and Parkersburg road be turned over to the county. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Stovall:

Resolved, That the committee on finance be instructed to inquired into the expediency of so amending the license laws as to require a monthly list to be rendered by all retail liquor dealers and keepers of ordinaries of the number of gallons of liquor sold by them during each month, and that a tax of twenty-five cents per gallon be assessed on such sales.

By Mr. Yager: A bill to authorize the Valley mining and manufacturing company to borrow money, and to pledge the property of the company to secure the payment. Referred to committee on agriculture and mining

By Mr. Bagwell: Petition of one hundred and eighty-eight citizens of Chincoteague, in Accomac county, praying for the repeal of the present oyster law. Referred to committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries.

By Mr. Dooley: Resolution to amend the 21th rule of the house of delegates. Referred to committee on rules.

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

The folluwing house engrossed bills were read a third time and passed :

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

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

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

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

No. 44. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 4, chapter 129, act 1871–72, entitled an act to incorporate the town of Newport, in Giles county, Virginia.

No. 45. House engrossed bill to incorporate the Columbia, Fairfax and Prince William railroad company.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which house engrossed bills Nos. 31, 32, 42, 44 and 45 were passed, were rejected.

No. 41. House engrossed bill to provide artificial limbs for citizens of the Commonwealth who lost their limbs by the late war-yeas 103; pays 1.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS-Messrs. Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Bickings, Blair, Boykin, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Peter J. Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Cox, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam, Graves, Grayson, Grillith, Haden, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Jno. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner. Lipps, Lipscomb, Longley, Lovell, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, May, McGonigal, McMullan, Morrison, John L. Nash, W.A. Nash, Neeley, Nickens, Norton, O'Neal, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Romd, Scrugys, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Tavlor, Turner, Van Auken, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Whittaker, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager. Young, and Mr. Speaker-103.

NAYS-Mr. Moss-1.

Mr. Hoeninger moved a reconsideration of the vote by which house engrossed bill No. 41 was passed, which motion was rejected.

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

The amendment offered by Mr. Brown, as follows-Add at end of first section the following: “Provided that the gates so left open are not across any public highway”—was agreed to.

Mr. Holbrook moved to amend the bill by inserting in the second line after the word “another” the words “willfully and intentionally," which was rejected.

Mr. Round moved to amend the bill by inserting in the fourth line after the word "permission," the following: "and any damage shall result therefrom to any individual,” which was rejected.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

Mr. P. J. Carter moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed, which motion was rejected.

No. 46. House bill authorizing in actions for recovery of specific personal property the delivery of the thing sued for to the plaintiff, was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third

a time.

No. 36. House bill to validate the reassessment of the lands of Washington county, ma'le in the year 1873, for the year 1873, and to authorize the treasurer of said cennty 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 reassessment made in 1873, and to apply the amount so retained to the payment of county levies, was,

On motion of Mr. Fulkerson, postponed until Tuesday, January 27th.

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1874. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Geo. Woodbridge, of the Episcopal church. The journal was read by the clerk. A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, January 23, 1874. The senate have agreed to the substitute proposed by the house of delegates to senate bill entitled

An act to allow further time for the judge of Norfolk county to qualify; No. 21.

And they have passed bills entitled

An act to incorporate the town of Banister in the county of Halifax; No. 57. And

An act to amend and re-enact sections one and six of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Norfolk and Princess Anne turnpike company, approved March twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two; No. 61.

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

No. 57. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 61. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 34. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the ninth section of an act to incorporate the Insurance and Savings company of Virginia, passed February 28th, 1866, was reported from the committee on propositions and grievances,

No. 56. Senate bill entitled an act to extend the time within which the Farmville, Charlottesville and Stanardsville narrow-gauge railroad may be commenced and completed, was reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation with an amendment.

No. 36. Senate bill entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 12, chapter 63 of the Code of Virginia, of 1873, so as more affectually to require millers to grind for toll 'all grain brought to their mills for the consumption of the person bringing or sending it, or his family, was reported from the committee for courts of justice.

No. 63. House bill to amend and re-enact section 12 of chapter 63 of the Code of 1873, in relation to mills, reported from the committee for courts of justice with a recommendation that it do not pass, was read a first time.

No. 64. House bill to amend and re-enact the first section of an act entitled an act to incorporate the Brock's Gap, Hardy and Hampshire railroad company, approved March 31st, 1873, and to change its name, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, was read a first time.

No. 65. House bill to incorporate the Grand Lodge of the Independant Order of Good Templars in the State of Virginia, reported from the committee on propositions and grievances, was read a first time.

The following house bills, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, were read a first time:

No. 66. House bill to incorporate the town of Big Lick.

No. 67. House bill to authorize the town of Culpeper to borrow money.

No. 68. House bill repealing so much of the act in force December 21st, 1873, entitled "an act to provide for the protection of fish in the waters of New river and its tributaries," as applies to that portion of New river above Grayson Springs, in Carroll county, reported from the committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries, was read a first time.

The speaker laid before the house a communication from the inspectors of tobacco at Shockoe warehouse, in answer to a resolution in relation to the amount of insurance on planters' tobacco, which communication was referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. J. H. Lacy and Pannill three days each, Morris four days, and Allen seven days.

The following report was agreed to:

The committee on propositions and grievances have, according to order, had under consideration a petition of the mayor, council and citizens of the town of Newburn, Pulaski county, Virginia, asking an amendment to charter of said town-authorizing a tax on dogsrespectfully ask to be relieved from its further consideration, and that it be referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

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The speaker laid before the house a communication from the governor, as follows:

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA,

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, 24th January, 1874. To the Senate and House of Delegates :

I have the honor to transmit herewith the semi-annual report of the board of visitors of the Virginia Military Institute, dated the 23d instant, and the accompanying papers.

Your attention is specially invited to the enclosed letter, addressed to me on behalf of the board, in respect to the memorial in honor of the late Commodore M. F. Maury, proposed by eminent foreign author

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