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An act to repcal chapter 89 of acts of assembly, session of 1872–73, entitled an act to authorize the board of supervisors for Wythe county to contract for keeping in repair certain public roads in said county; No. 38.

An act declaring a portion of Chappawamsic creek a lawful fence; No. 72.

An act to re-enact and amend the 27th section of chapter 118 of the Code of 1873, in reference to the proof of wills where the witnesses thereto reside beyond the county where the will is offered for probate; No. 71.

An act to amend and re-enact section 12, chapter 187 of the Code of 1873, in relation to offences against the person ; So. 76. And

An act to incorporate the town of Gladeville, in the county of Wise ; No. 83.

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

No. 31. House bill, was referred to the committee for courts of justice.

Nos. 11, 35, 71 and 76. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

Nos. 26, 34, 80 and 83. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the comniittee on counties, cities and towns.

Nos. 20 and 27. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Nos. 72 and 85. Senate bills, were read twice and referred to the committee on agriculture and mining.

No. 122. House bill authorizing the chancery court of the city of Richmond to permit the last will of Charles Liston Brown to be withdrawn from tlie clerk's office of said court, reported from the committee for courts of justice, was read a first time.

No. 123. House bill to pay Henry A. Wise for his services as commissioner, and for his expenses on the commission to adjust the boundary line between Virginia and Maryland, reported from the committee on finance, was read a first time.

The following house bills, reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation, were read a first time:

No. 124. House bill to amend and re-enact sections six and nine, and to repeal section seven of an act entitled an act to incorporate the New York and Norfolk railroad company, approved March 15, 1872, and to make further provisions in regard to the charter of said company.

No. 125. House bill to extend the time for the organization of the Pittsylvania and Henry railroad company, and to extend the time for the commencement of said road.

The following reports were agreed to:

The committee on roads and internal navigation have had under consideration the petition of Michael Cassell and others to authorize the county court of Wythe to provide for the completion of the Black Lick and Cove Plaster-Bank turnpike in said county, and as it is alleged that the said turnpike has been abandoned by the State to the county of Wythe, and is now a local road, they ask to be discharged from its further consideration, and that the same be referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

The committee, on finance have, according to order, had under consideration a petition to them referred, “asking that taxes improperly collected of John Hamilton be refunded to him," beg leave to report that the prayer of the petitioner be rejected.

The committee on finance have, according to order, had under consideration a petition for the relief of the sureties of J. D. Tatum, late collector of Templeton township, Prince George county, respectfully report that the prayer of the petitioner be rejected.

The committee on finance have, according to order, had under consideration a petition to then referred, asking that erroneous taxes be refundel to Robert Terrell, of Augusta county, report respectfully that the prayer of the petitioner be rejected.

Leave of absence was granted" Messrs. Brady and Brown four days each, and Hamilton five days.

Mr. Critz (under a suspension of the rules) offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on finance be instructed to report a bill to this house providing for the immediate cancellation of all State bonds purchased and retired by the commissioners of the sinking fund.

The resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Bagwell (under a suspension of the rules) presented

No. 126. House joint resolution authorizing and empowering the governor 10 institute such proceedings or suit as he may deem proper for the settlement of the boundary line between Virginia and Maryland, which was reall a first time.

The report of the committee on privileges and elections in relation to the contested election case of Walker vs. Walke, of Chesterfield county (heretofore postponed to this day), came up.

Mr. Griffith presented a minority report of the committee on privileges and elections.

On motion of Mr. Brooks, the report was postponed until Thursday next, 12th instant.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37 :

By Mr. Neeley: A bill in relation to proceedings at rules. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Armentrout: A bill to encourage intermediate grades of instruction in public schools. Referred to committee on schools and colleges.

By Mr. Montague: Petition of one hundred citizens of Middlesex, praying a modification of the ovster law. Referred to committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries.

By Mr. Griffith: A bill to amend the second section of an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act to amend and re-enact the second section of an act entitled an act to regulate the taking of fish for the purpose of manufacturing oil or manure. Referred to the committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries.

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

No. 126. House joint resolution authorizing and empowering the governor to institute such proceedings or suit as he may deem proper for the settlement of the boundary line between Virginia and Maryland, was,

On motion of Mr. Bagwell, read a second time this day, two-thirds of the members elected to the house so determining.

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

No. 37. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the first section of chapter two hundred of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to grand juries, came up.

The question being on agreeing to the substitute proposed by the committee for courts of justice,

Mr. Koiner moved to dismiss the bill.
On motion of Mr. J. Armistead Carter, the bill was passed by.

No. 63. Senate bill entitled an act to provide artificial limbs for soldiers maimed in war, and for other purposes, came up.

The amendment proposed by the committee on finance was agreed to. The bill was ordered to its third reading.

No. 33. House engrossed bill to amend the charter of the Female Humane Association of the city of Richmond, was read a third time.

Mr. Winn moved to dismiss the bill, which was rejected.
The bill was passed.

Mr. Cox moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed, which motion was rejected.

No. 75. House engrossed bill 10 amend and re-enact section 25 of chapter 168 of the ' 'ode of 1873, so as to increase the pay of grand juries, was read a third time.

Mr. Koiner moved to dismiss the bill, which was rejected.
The bill was passed.

Mr. Scruggs moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed, which motion was rejected.

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

No. 76. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section four of chapter six of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1973), in relation to vacancies in the offices of governor and lieutenant-governor.

No. 80. House engrossed bill to amend the 65th section of chapter 47 of the Code of 1873, in regard to the duty of township assessors to extend school tax-yeas 85; nays 13.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows: YEAS-Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Beaton, Bickings, Blair, Bohannon, Brooks, J. Armistead Carter, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerill, Cox, Crank, Davis, Finney, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilliam. Gilman, Goodwyn, GriMth, Harris, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, John T. Hoskins, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Jones, Koiner, B. W. Lucy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lightner, Lipps, Lipscomb, Longly, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving. Lucas, Lybrook, Magruder, May, McGonigal, Montague, Moore, John L. Nash, Nickens, O'Neal, Pannill, Pendleton, Rains, Richmond, Ronnd, Scrrgus. Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Stovall, Swann, Syphax, Taliaferro, Turner, Van Auken, Wallace, Wharton, Whittaker, Williams, Winn. Yager, and Mr. Speaker-85.

NAYS_Messrs. Bagwell, Boykin, Campbell, Jack Carter, Graves, Haden, Jordan, McMullan, Moss, Neeley, Powell, Webb, and Withers-13.

No. 82. House engrossed bill to authorize the Richmond, York River and Chesapeake railroad company to subscribe to the stock of the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Richmond steamboat company.

No. 83. House engrossed bill to amend an act entitled an act to authorize the board of supervisors for Craig county to contract for keeping in repair so much of Price's turnpike road as lies in said county; approved March 28, 1873.

No. 87. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 17, chapter 23, Code of 1873, in relation to aids to the governor.

No. 89. House engr ssed bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to incorporate

the town of Newbern, and to repeal act of 27th May, 1852, entitled an act to incorporate the town of Newbern, in the county of Pulaski, in force March 4, 1872.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which house bills Nos. 80, 82, 83, 87 and 89 were passed, were rejected.

No. 90. House engrossed bill to amend and re-enact section 1, chapter 116 of the Code of 1873, in relation to notaries public, was,

On motion of Mr. Necley, recommitted to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 88. House bill to abolish the office of superintendent of public buildings, and to devolve the duties now performed by said officer upon the adjutant-general, came up.

The substitute offered by Mr. Davis was rejected.
Mr. Hudgin offered an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

Mr. Critz moved to amend the substitute offered by Mr. Hudgin by adding at the end of the second section the following: "and that said register of the land office shall receive the sum of three hundred dollars per annum for the additional duties imposed by the bill,” which was rejected. The motion by Mr. Lovenstein to dismiss the bill was rejected.

Mr. Koiner moved to postpone the bill until the 20th instant, which was rejected.

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

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Patterson, who informed the house that the senate had passed senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Richmond and Trans-Alleghany railway company, No. 22, in which they respectfully request the concurrence of the house.

No. 94. House bill incorporating the Virginia Deep Run mining company, was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Boykin, the bill was committed to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 95. IIouise bill to exempt a grant of land to the Lutheran church congregation of Shenandoah county from taxation, was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Critz, the bill was laid on the table.

The following house joint resolution and bills were read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time:

No. 92. House bill to amend and re-enact section 5, chapter 168 of the Code of 1873, in reference to special pleas of set-off.

No. 93. House bill to amend section 1, chapter 175 of the Code of 1873, with reference to injunctions, (amended).

No. 96. House bill to amend and re-enact section 20 of chapter 146 of the Code of 1873, relative to the limitation of suits.

No. 97. House bill to amend and re-enact sections 6 and 7 of chapter 17 of the Code oť 1873, to provide how the bonds of certain officers at the seat of government shall be executed and approved.

No. 99. House joint resolution requesting the auditor of public accounts to furnish the general assembly with amounts of certain levies.

No. 100. House bill to incorporate the Virginia chemical and mining company, was read a second time.

Mr. Blair moved to dismiss the bill.

Mr. A. J. Clark moved to amend the bill by striking out in the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th lines of the 5th section, the words : “or on condemnation thereof, according to the provisions of the fifty-sixth chapter of the Code of Virginia, and may establish and collect tolls and freights thereon."

Pending which,

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1874.

Prayer by Rev. J. C. Granberry, 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, February 10, 1874. The senate have passed a bill entitled

An act prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors on the Sabbatb day ; No. 86.

And they have agreed to a joint resolution giving further time to the auditor of public accounts within which to qualify.

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

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