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The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS.—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Armentrout, Bagwell, Banks, Blair, Brady, Branch, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Crank, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Hamilton, Harris, Henderson, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, James, P. K. Jones, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, May, Montague, Morrison, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Ould, Pendleton, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Round, Scruggs, Shumate, Spratt, Taliaferro, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker-75.

NAYS-Messrs. Armstrong, A. J. Clark, Harrison, Hoenniger, Rufus S. Jones, and Moss-6.

No. 127. Senate bill entitled an act for the relief of the sureties of Charles Short, late sheriff of Culpeper county-yeas 76; nays 4.

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

YEAS— Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Armentrout, Bagwell, Banks, Blair, Branch, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Critz, Davis, Fitzpatrick, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Goodwyn, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Hale, Hamilton, Harris. Henderson, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, James, P. K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, May, McMullan, Montague, Morris, Morrison, J. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Ould, Pendleton, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Round, Scruggs, Shumate, Spratt, Taliaferro, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Winn, Yager, and Mr. Speaker-76.

NAYS—Messrs. Armstrong, Hoenniger, Rufus S. Jones, and Moss—4.

Motions (severally made) to reconsider the votes by which senate bills Nos. 152, 69, 145, 106, 98, 90, 115, 125, 97, 129, 140, 171, 128 and 66 were passed, were rejected.

No. 112. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 19, chapter 192, Code of 1873, in regard to the disturbance of religious worship, came up.

Mr. Jack Carter moved to dismiss the bill-no quorum voting,
Mr. P. K. Jones moved to adjourn, which was rejected—yeas 5;

nays 73.

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

YEAS-Messrs. Bohannon, Rufus S. Jones, Montague, Nickens, and Young-5.

Nays—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Armentrout, Armstrong, Banks, Blair, Branch, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Matt Clark, Cockerille, Crank, Critz, Dooley, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Hale, Hamilton, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hoenniger, Holbrook, Howard, James, P. K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. H. Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrock, May, McMullan, Moss, Ould, Pendleton, Powell, Rains, Richmond, Round, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Syphax, Taliaferro, Thomas, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Whittaker, Winn, and Yager-73.

The motion of Mr. Jack Carter to dismiss the bill was rejected.
The bill was read a third time and passed.

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

No. 136. Senate bill entitled an act to enable married women to insure the lives of their husbands, was,

On motion of Mr. Holbrook, dismissed.

Mr. Ould moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was dismissed, which was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Ould, the bill was passed by.

No. 89. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the town of Mechanicsburg, in the county of Bland, came up.

The amendment proposed by the committee on counties, cities and towns was agreed to.

The bill was ordered to its third reading.

Mr. Grayson moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was ordered to its third reading, which was rejected.

No. 138. Senate bill entitled an act to amend the charter of Randolph Macon college, came up.

The substitute proposed by the committee on schools and colleges was agreed to. The bill was ordered to its third reading.

No. 101. Senate bill entitled an act to amend the eharter of the town of Potomac, was,

On motion of Mr. Round, committed to the committee on propositions and grievances.

No. 91. Senate bill entitled an act prescribing the manner in which records for the supreme court of appeals shall be printed, and providing for letting the same to contract, was,

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

No. 27. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the American and European land company, came up.

The amendment proposed by the committee on propositions and grievances was agreed to.

The bill was ordered to its third reading.

No. 94. Senate bill entitled an act to incorporate the Chesapeake and Albemarle railway company, came up.

The amendments proposed by the committee on roads and internal navigation were agreed to.

Mr. Holbrook moved to amend the bill by striking out the sixth section.

On motion of Mr. Morrison, the bill was passed by. On motion of Mr. Griffith, the house adjourned until to-morrow at. 11 o'clock A. M.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1874. Prayer by Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards, of the Methodist church. The journal was read by the clerk. A communication from the senate, by their clerk, was read as follows:

In Senaté, March 9, 1874. The senate have receded from their fourth amendment to house bill, (No. 124) 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.

They have passed, with amendments, house bill entitled

An act to prescribe the times for holding the terms of the circuit courts of this Commonwealth, and to repeal the 15th section of the 155th chapter of the Code of 1873, which authorizes the judges of said courts to fix said terms; No. 177.

They have passed bills entitled

An act to amend and re-enact sections 17, 52 and 53 of chapter 85 of the Code of 1873, in relation to weighing and insuring tobacco; No. 60.

An act to amend and re-enact section 27, chapter 16, Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), so as to provide necessary clerical assistance in office of the executive; No. 167. And

An act to authorize the qualified voters of Halifax county to vote on the question of the purchase of the toll-bridge at South Boston, in that county, in order to make it a free bridge; No. 200.

And they have agreed to joint resolution declaring the substitutionof the word “supervisors” for the word “justices,” in the 7th section of 50th chapter of Code of 1873, and other verbal changes by the compiler of the Code, to be the true meaning and intent of the law.

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

Senate joint resolution declaring the substitution of the word “supervisors” for the word "justices,” in the 7th section of 50th chapter of Code of 1873, and other verbal changes by the compiler of the Code, to be the true meaning and intent of the law, was read twice and referred to the committee for courts of justice.

No. 60. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on agriculture and mining.

No. 200. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and internal navigation.

No. 167. Senate bill, was read twice and referred to the committee on finance.

No. 177. House bill, was referred to the committee for courts of justice.

The following senate bills were reported from the committee on roads and internal navigation :

No. 4. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact the first, seventh and ninth sections of the act entitled an act to incorporate the Washington, Cincinnati and Saint Louis railroad company, with amendments.

No. 118. Senate bill entitled 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. 114. Senate bill entitled 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. 156. Senate bill entitled an act to authorize the township board of Western Branch township, Norfolk county, to make a special levy for the costs of rebuilding Scott's creek bridge or causeway.

No. 48. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section seven of chapter 52 of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1873), in relation to road levies, was reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, with a recommendation that it do not pass.

House joint resolution appointing a joint committee to visit certain property in connection with a location for a lunatic asylum was reported from the committee on asylums and prisons, with a recommendation that the house disagree to the substitute of the senate.

The substitute of the senate was disagreed to.

Mr. Lovenstein moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the substitute of the senate was disagreed to, which was rejected.

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

No. 279. House bill to declare Clinch river a navigable and public highway in the county of Russell.

No. 280. House bill allowing Robert B. Batte & Co. to erect a pier or wharf on the James river.

No. 281. House bill making an appropriation for repairs to and refurnishing the executive mansion, reported from the committee on executive expenditures, was read a first time.

No. 282. House bill for protection of crops, reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns, was read a first time.

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

No. 283. House bill to amend and re-enact section 54 of chapter 78 of the Code of 1873, in relation to the condemnation of lands for school houses.

No. 284. House bill to authorize the trustees of the German chapel of the Methodist Episcopal church south, in Petersburg, Virginia, to borrow money and execute a deed of trust to secure the same.

No. 285. House bill to amend and re-enact section 23 of chapter 6 of the Code of 1873, concerning the power of county, corporation and circuit courts to remove officers, with a recommendation that it do not pass.

Mr. Holbrook (under a suspension of the rules) presented

No. 286. House joint resolution in regard to a further adjustment of the debt of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which was read a first time.

A report from the committee on finance, in relation to amounts claimed by Kelly & Larguey for work done on the Blue Ridge tunnel and its approaches, was presented.

On motion of Mr. Blair, the report was passed by.
The following report was agreed to:

The committee for courts of justice have, according to order, taken into consideration a resolution for paying the expenses of employing experts to make post mortem examinations in murder cases, and have adopted the following resolution :

Resolved (as the opinion of this committee), That it is inexpedient to make such change in the law.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Pannill two days and McGonigal three days.

Mr. Critz offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice be requested to return to this house, for its action, the bill returned to them some time since in reference to the jurisdiction and powers of notaries public.

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

The speaker laid before the house a communication from the governor, transmitting resignation of J. B. Jett as judge of the county courts ‘of Stafford and King George, which was referred to the committee for courts of justice.

The following were presented and referred under rule No. 37: By Mr. Brooks: A bill to authorize the Chesterfield land and improvement company to construct a railroad. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. P. K. Jones:

Resolved, That the committee on privileges and elections be requested to report a bill to amend the election law so as to allow more time for the taking of depositions in contested elections.

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

No. 276. House bill for the assessment, levy and collection of taxes, was,

On motions by Mr. Stuart, taken up out of its order on the calendar and made a special continuing order for Friday, 13th instant, immediately after morning hour.

On motion of Mr. Jack Carter, the house proceeded to the consideration of house bills on their second reading.

No. 40. House bill for the relief of William M. McGruder and others, sureties of Patrick H. Hufman, late sheriff of Henrico county, was,

On motion of Mr. Lovenstein, laid on the table.

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