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An act to amend and re-enact section one of an act passed February 28, 1867, entitled an act to authorize the erection of a bridge across Indian creek, in Norfolk county ; No. 114.

An act to authorize the Valley railroad company to construct a free macadamized turnpike road from the town of Fincastle to the said company's railroad; No. 118.

An act to incorporate the St. George's benevolent society of Fredericksburg, Virginia ; No. 119.

An act to provide for the establishment of a new school district in the county of Carroll ; No, 122.

An act to provide for the payment of the indebtedness of Harrisonburg township, in the county of Rockingham; No. 125.

An act to incorporate the Culpeper library association; No. 126.

An act for the relief of the sureties of Charles Short, late sheriff of Culpeper county; No. 127.

An act for the relief of the sureties of W. R. Millan, late sheriff of Fairfax county ; No. 128.

An act to authorize the Shenandoah valley agricultural society to borrow money; No. 129.

An act to incorporate the Farmers' mutual insurance company; No. 130.

An act to enable married women to insure the lives of their husbands; No. 136.

An act to amend the charter of Randolph Macon college; No. 138.

An act to authorize the appointment of trustees for benevolent societies having no lands; No. 140.

An act to incorporate the West Point and Hanover Junction railroad company; No. 142.

An act to incorporate the “Sons of Levi,” of the city of Petersburg; No. 146. .

An act to incorporate the bank of Potomac and safe deposit company of Alexandria; No. 151.

An act to incorporase the Westham granite company of Virginia ; No. 152.

An act to incorporate the Rappahannock banking and insurance company; No. 162. And

An act to authorize the trustees of the town of Banister to elect a president, who shall act as mayor, and to elect a sergeant for said town; No. 171.

In which bills they respectfully request the concurrence of the house of delegates. • The speaker appointed Messrs. Gilman, Richmond, Loving, Moore and Thomas the committee on the part of the house under house joint resolution for the appointment of a joint committee to confer with the authorities of the city of Richmond as to the erection of a building for the use of the supreme court of appeals, the city courts, &c.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Popham, Montague and Alexander, the committee under a resolution of the house to investigate cases of sale, transfer and settlement of the assets of the State in works of internal improvement.

No. 125. Senate bill entitled an act to provide for the payment of the indebtedness of Harrisonburg township, in the county of Rockingham, was read twice and placed on the calendar, the rules having been suspended, on motion of Mr. Armstrong, requiring its reference to a committee.

Senate bills Nos. 91, 112, 129, 136 and 140 were read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

Senate bills Nos. 4, 114, 118 and 142 were read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

Senate bills Nos. 119, 126, 130, 146 and 152 were read twice and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Senate bills Nos. 66, 127 and 128 were read twice and referred to the committee on finance.

Senate bills Nos. 122 and 138 were read twice and referred to the committee on schools and colleges.

Senate bills Nos. 151 and 162 were read twice and referred to the committee on banks and commerce.

Senate bills Nos. 89 and 171 were read twice and referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 101. Senate bill entitled an act to amend the charter of the town of Potomac, was reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 97. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 45, chapter 49 of the Code of 1873, in relation to motions against officers and their deputies, was reported from the committee for courts of justice.

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

No. 238. House bill providing that all costs incurred in the arrest, custody and trial of persons charged with criminal offences, shall be defrayed out of the treasuries of the respective counties or corporations, and not out of the treasury of the State.

No. 239, House bill to amend and re-enact sixty-third section, chapter 57, Code of 1873, with reference to chartered companies.

No. 240. House bill in relation to the capital stock of chartered companies, with a recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 241. House bill in relation to the sale of certain church property in Smithfield.

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

No. 242. House bill to establish a ferry across the Rappahannock river at Port Royal, with a recommendation that it do not pass.

No. 243. House bill to authorize the board of supervisors of York county to borrow money to rebuild the courthouse, jail and clerk's office of said county.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Branch one day, J. T. Hoskins two days, Armentrout three days, and Finney six days.

The following reports were agreed to:

The committee on roads and internal navigation have had under consideration a petition of the citizens of Augusta county, praying that the “Staunton and Parkersburg road be turned over to the said county, at least so far as from Staunton to Buffalo Gap be kept in repair as other county roads,” and recommend that the prayer of the petitioners be rejected, as there are assurances that the causes ofcomplaint will be speedily removed by improved management of the road.

The committee of conference upon the disagreement of the two houses upon the amendments proposed by the house of delegates to senate bill (No. 31) entitled an act to define and declare the true intent and meaning of the act in force April 2, 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 courts, and to fix the pay of county judges, having considered the same and failing to agree, ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEORGE J. HUNDLEY, Chairman senate committee.

HENRY E. BLAIR, Chairman house committee.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37 :

By Mr. Stovall: A bill to authorize the counties of Halifax and Essex to vote on the question of the fence law. Referred to committee on agriculture and mining.

By Mr. Wharton: A petition of citizens of Montgomery county, asking for increase of sheriffs' fees. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Magruder: A bill to amend and re-enact sections 17 and 23 of an act approved March 28, 1871, entitled an act to provide a new charter for the town of Charlottesville. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Harrison : A bill to authorize the Potomac bridge company to increase its capital stock, and to make said stock preferred stock. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

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

The motions entered by Mr. Round, to reconsider the votes by which senate bill No. 72, entitled an act declaring a portion of Chappawamsic creek a lawful fence, was read a third time and passed, came up.

The motions were withdrawn by Mr. Round by leave of the house.

The motion made by Mr. Hamilton to reconsider the vote by which senate bill No. 26, entitled an act to incorporate the town of Boydton, in the county of Mecklenburg, was ordered to its third reading, was rejected-yeas 40; nays 47.

On motion of Mr. Moss, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Bickings, Bohannon, Brady, Branch, Brooks, Brown, Jack Carter, Peter J. Carter, Matt Clark, Cox, Crank, Finney, P. Gibson, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Hoenniger, Lipps, Lipscomb, Lovenstein, Lucas, May, Montague, Morris, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Norton, Ould, Paige, Pendleton, Round, Scruggs, Stovall, Syphax, Thomas, Van Auken, and Young—40.

NAYS— Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Davis, Dooley, Foster, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Graves, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lightner, Lovelí, Magruder, McMullan, Morrison, Pannill, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Sellers, Spratt, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Webb, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-47.

No. 103. House joint resolution asking the government of the United States for public lands, to be devoted to public free schools, was,

On motion of Mr. Williams, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

The joint resolution was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

The hour of one o'clock P. M. having arrived, special order

No. 5. Senate bill entitled an act to provide a charter for the city of Petersburg, came up.

Mr. Boykin moved the previous question, which was ordered-yeas 67, nays 23—two-thirds of those present voting in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. P. J. Carter, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, A.J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Foster, Fulkerson, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Hoenniger, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lybrook, Magruder, Montague, Morrison, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Stovall, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Syphax, Van Auken, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, and Mr. Speaker-67.

Nays-Messrs. Bohannon, Branch, P. J. Carter, Matt Clark, Cox, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, Lipscomb, Lucas, May, Moore, Moss, Nickens, Paige, Riddlebarger, Thomas, Yager, and Young--23.

Mr. Stovall moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the previous question was ordered, which was rejected.

The amendment offered by Mr. Round to strike out in the first line of third section of chapter one the words “judge of the hustings court of the city of Petersburg,” and insert "governor of the Commonwealth," was rejected—yeas 19; nays 70.

On motion of Mr. Round, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Brady, Branch, Matt Clark, Cox, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Harris, Hill, R. S. Jones, Lucas, May, Nickens, Paige, Round, Stovall, Syphax, Thomas, Van Auken, and Young-—19.

NAYS-Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, P. J. Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Foster, Fulkerson, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Haden, Hale, Hamilton, Harrison, Hoenniger, Howard, Hunter, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lipps, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lybrook, Magruder, McMullan, Montague, Morrison, Moss, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Rogers, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Turner, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-70.

The bill was read a third time and passed-yeas 66; nays 26.
On motion of Mr. Moss, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS_Messrs. Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Foster, Fulkerson, Gardner, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Haden, Male, Harrison, Hoenniger, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lewis, Lightner, Lovell, Lovenstein, Lybrook, Magruder, McMullan, Montague, Morrison, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Powell, Richmond, Rogers, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, “Yager, and Mr. Speaker-66.

Nays-Messrs. Blair, Brady, P. J. Carter, Matt Clark, Cox, Gilliam, Goodwyn, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, P. K. Jones, R. S. Jones, Lipps, Lipscomb, Lucas, May, Moss, Nickens, Paige, Riddlebarger, Stovall, Syphax, Thomas, Turner, Van Auken, and Young—26.

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

On motion of Mr. Lovenstein, the house adjourned until Monday next at 11 o'clock A. M.

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 1874.

Mr. Robert L. Montague in the chair, at the request of the speaker.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. C. H. Read, of the Presbyterian church.
The journal was read by the clerk.
A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senate, February 28, 1874. The senate have indefinitely postponed house bill entitled

An act to amend and re-enact section one of chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the Code of 1873, extending the jurisdiction of justices in civil cases to one hundred dollars; No. 71.

And they have passed, with amendments, house bill entitled

An act 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. 124.

And they have passed a bill entitled

An act to amend and re-enact sections fifth, ninth and eleventh of chapter seven of the Code of 1873, in relation to the registration of voters; No. 153.

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

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