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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.

stein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Moore, Morris, Morrison,
John L. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond,
Riddlebarger, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro,
Taylor, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, and'Yager–98.

For J. H. VAN AUKEN—Messrs. Bickings, Brady, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Matt.
Clark, Cox, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Hoskins, Rufus S. Jones, Lucas, May, McGoni-
gal, Moss, W. A. Nash, Nickens, Paige, Syphax, Thomas, Turner, Whittaker, and
Young--23.

Marshall Hanger having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected speaker of the house of delegates.

Messrs. Bagwell and Critz were requested to conduct the speaker to the chair.

The speaker announced that the next business in order was the election of the clerk of the house of delegates.

Mr. Anderson nominated J. Bell Bigger, of Hanover.
Mr. Cox nominated Ballard T. Edwards, of Chesterfield.
The roll was called with the following result:

For J. Bell Bigger,

Ballard T. Edwards,

106
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The vote was recorded as follows:

For J. BELL BIGGER—Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brady, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. A. Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Goodwin, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Jno. T. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, P. K. Jones, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Jno. L. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, Young, and Mr. Speaker Hanger–106.

For BALLARD T. EDWARDS—Messrs. Bickings, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Matt
Clark, Cox, Hamilton, Harris, Rufus S. Jones, Lucas, May, McGonigal, Moss,
Nickens, O'Neal, Paige, Syphax, Thomas, Van Auken, and Whittaker-19.

J. Bell Bigger having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected clerk of the house of delegates.

Mr. Anderson was requested to conduct Mr. Bigger to the clerk's desk.

The speaker announced that the next business in order was the election of sergeant-at-arms.

Mr. Strother nominated John F. Wall, of Frederick.
Mr. Paige nominated Miles Conner, of Norfolk county.
The roll was called with the following result:

For John F. Wall,

Miles Conner,

99
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The vote was recorded as follows:

For JOHN F. WALL–Messrs. Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Armentrout, Armstrong, Bagwell, Banks, Beaton, Blair, Bohannon, Boykin, Brooks, Brown, Campbell, J. Armistead Carter, Jack Carter, Cecil, A. J. Clark, Cockerille, Coghill, Crank, Critz, Davis, Dooley, Finney, Fitzpatrick, Flood, Foster, Franklin, Fulkerson, Gaines, Gardner, P. Gibson, T. S. Gibson, Gilman, Graves, Grayson, Griffith, Haden, Hale, Harrison, Henderson, Hoeninger, Holbrook, Wm. Hoskins, Howard, Hudgin, Hunter, James, Jett, Jordan, Koiner, B. W. Lacy, J. Horace Lacy, Lamkin, Lee, Lewis, Lightner, Lipps, Longley, Lovell, Lovenstein, Loving, Lybrook, Magruder, Massey, McMullan, Moore, Morris, Morrison, Jno. L. Nash, W. A. Nash, Neeley, Ould, Pannill, Pendleton, Popham, Powell, Richmond, Riddlebarger, Scruggs, Sellers, Shumate, Spratt, Strother, Stuart, Swann, Taliaferro, Taylor, Turner, Walke, Wallace, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Winn, Withers, Yager, and Mr. Speaker Hanger—99.

For MILES CONNER—Messrs. Bickings, Branch, Peter J. Carter, Matt. Clark, Cox, Gilliam, Hamilton, Harris, Hill, Jno. T. Hoskins, Rufus S. Jones, McGonigal, Moss, Paige, Stovall, Thomas, Van Auken, Whittaker, and Young—19.

John F. Wall having raceived a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected sergeant-at-arms.

A communication was received from the secretary of the Commonwealth, transmitting a list of the members elected to the house of delegates at the general election, November 4th, 1873, which was referred to the committee on privileges and elections.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Nowlin, who informed the house that the senate had organized, and was ready on its part to proceed to business.

Ordered, That Mr. Ould inform the senate that the house is organized, and ready on its part to proceed to business.

Mr. Lacy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the rules of the last house of delegates of Virginia, except the 6th, 9th and 87th rules, be temporarily adopted for the government of this house, and that it be referred to a special committee of nine, to be appointed by the speaker, to report at an early day rules for the permanent government of this house; that the sergeant-at-arms and clerk appoint temporarily such assistants as may be necessary, until such time as doorkeepers and committee clerks shall be regularly and permanently appointed or elected.

Which was agreed to.
Mr. Riddlebarger offered the following resolution :

Resolved by the house of delegates (the senate concurring), That a committee of three on the part of the house, and two on the part of the senate, be appointed to inform his excellency, the governor, that the general assembly has been duly organized, and is now ready to receive any communication he may have to make.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Riddlebarger moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the resolution was agreed to, which motion was rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. Riddlebarger carry the resolution to the senate and request their concurrence.

BOON

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Nowlin, who informed the house that the senate had agreed to the resolution.

The speaker appointed Messrs. Riddlebarger, Taylor and Fulkerson the committee on the part of the house.

Subsequently the committee, through their chairman, reported that they had waited upon the governor, and that he had no communication to make to the general assembly.

Mr. Dooley offered the following, which were agreed to:

RULES

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For the government of the senate and house of delegates when convened

in joint assembly for the purpose of counting the votes for govenor and lieutenant-govenor :

1. At the hour fixed for the meeting of the joint assembly, the senators, accompanied by the president and clerk of the senate, shall proceed to the hall of the house of delegates, and shall be received by the delegates standing. Appropriate seats shall be assigned to the senators by the sergeant-at-arms of the house.

2. The speaker of the house of delegates shall be the presiding officer of the joint assembly. In case it shall be necessary for him to vacate the chair, his place shall be taken by the president of the senate, or in case of his absence, by such member of the joint assembly as the speaker may designate.

3. The sergeant-at-arms, doorkeepers and pages of the house, shall act as such for the joint assembly.

4. The clerk of the house shall be the clerk of the joint assembly, and shall be assisted by the clerk of the senate.

5. The rules of the house of delegates, so far as applicable, shall be the rules of the joint assembly.

6. When the joint assembly meets to count the votes for govenor and lieutenant-govenor, the speaker of the house of delegates shall open the returns from the several counties and corporations, and as each county or corporation is announced, a senator and delegate, to be appointed by the speaker, shall receive said returns and count the votes. They shall deliver the result to the clerk of the house, who shall embody the several results in a general statement: thereupon a committee of one senator and one delegate shall add up the entire vote for govenor and lieutenantgovernor respectively, and the speaker of the house of delegates shall announce the result and declare thereon who is elected.

7. In calling the roll of the joint assembly, the names of the senators shall be called first in alphabetical order, and then the names of the delegates in like order, except that the name of the speaker of the house of delegates shall be called last.

8. If, when the joint assembly meets, it shall be ascertained that a majority of each house is not present, the joint assembly may take measures to secure the attendance of absentees, or adjourn until the succeeding day, as a majority of those present may determine.

9. When the joint assembly adjourns, the senators, accompanied by

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The speaker of the house of delegetes declared Robert E. Withers duly elected lieutenant-governor of this Commonwealth for four years, commencing the 1st day of Jannary, 1874.

On motion of Mr. Lovenstein, the joint assembly adjourned sine die.

The following bills, petitions and resolutions were presented and 'referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Dooley: A bill to amend section 10, chapter 208, Code of 1860, as amended by act of February 13th, 1873, as amended by act of February 25th, 1883, with reference to juries in criminal cases. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Dooley: A bill to amend section 6, chapter 207 of the Code of 1860, as amended by act passed April 27th, 1867, entitled an act to amend and revive the criminal procedure with reference to larceny. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Dooley: A bill to amend the 21st section of chapter 176 of the Code of Virginia (edition of 1860), in reference to witnesses. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Dooley: A bill to amend the 35th section of chapter 208 of the Code of 1860, as amended by the 34th section of an act to amend and re-enact the criminal procedure, passed April 27, 1867, with reference to the trial of felonies. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Dooley: A bill to amend the 4th section of chapter 186 of the Code of 1860, as amended by an act passed January 14th, 1873, with reference to judgment liens. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. Koiner: A petition to prevent sale of ardent spirits to confirmed drunkards after notice by near relatives or a justice of the peace. Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. Koiner: A petition for the better regulation and restriction of railroad companies, and the protection of public and private rights affected by their operations. Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Lovenstein: A bill for the relief of William M. McGruder and others, sureties of Patrick H. Huffman, late sheriff of Henrico county. Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Graves: Joint resolution extending the time for the collection of taxes and county and township levies in the Commonwealth for the

year 1873. Referred to committee on finance.

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Mr. Banks offered the following resolution :

Resolved by the house of delegates (the senate concurring), That a committee of three on the part of the house, and two on the part of the senate, be appointed to inform James L. Kemper of his election as governor of this Commonwealth, and that the general assembly has been duly organized and is ready to receive any communication he may be disposed to make.

Which was agreed to.

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