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June 26, 1863


Journal of the House of Delegates

FRIDAY, June 26, 1863.

The House met according to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. J. B. Blakeney.

Journal of yesterday read and approved.

Mr. Goff from the committee on Printing and Contingent Expenses, submitted the following report:

Your committee on Printing, &c., to whom was referred the resolution directing it to inquire into the propriety of having the Acts of the Legislature published in all or some of the newspapers printed within the State, immediately after their passage, respectfully report that it is not expedient to have such publication made in all or any of said newspapers.

NATHAN GOFF
Chairman of Committee on Printing, &c.

Mr. Van Winkle from the committee on Counties, Townships, &c., reported House Bill No. 6, entitled “A Bill to authorize the Council of the city of Wheeling to raise money, by way of loan, for the defense of the said city.”

Mr. Bowyer from the committee on Roads and Internal Navigation, reported House Bill No. 7, entitled “A Bill concerning the Hempfield Railroad Company.”

The following communication was received from the Senate:

SENATE CHAMBER, June 25th, 1863.

The Senate has this day concurred in the Joint Rules passed by the House of Delegates, with the following amendments, in which they ask the concurrence of the House:

1. Strike out of the third rule the word “two” where it twice occurs, and insert “three.”

2. Strike out of the sixth rule the words “dropping the person who shall have the smallest number of votes on the former vote.”

ELLERY R. HALL, Clerk of Senate.

The first amendment was concurred in; but the second was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Van Winkle,

House Bill No. 6, entitled “A Bill to authorize the Council of the city of Wheeling to raise money, by way of loan, for the defense of the said city,” was taken up, read the first time, and the rule having been suspended, was read the second time and ordered to engrossment.

On motion of Mr. McWhorter,

Resolved, That so much of the Governor’s Message as relates to elections be referred to the committee on Elections and Privileges; that so much thereof as relates to the duties, &c., of Township officers, be referred to the committee on Counties, Townships and Municipal Corporations; that so much thereof as relates to entries of land, forfeited and unappropriated lands, be referred to the committee on Forfeited and Unappropriated Lands; that so much thereof as relates to free schools, be referred to the committee on Education; that so much thereof as relates to the sale of intoxicating liquors, be referred to the committee on Counties, Townships, &c.

House Bill No. 7, entitled “A Bill concerning the Hempfield Railroad Company,” was taken up and read a first time.

A message from the Senate announced the passage of House Bill No. 4, entitled “An Act in relation to the taxes assessed within the several counties, under the laws of the State of Virginia,” with the following amendment: strike out in the third line the word “fifteen” and insert “twenty.”

On motion of Mr. Van Winkle,

House Bill No. 5, entitled “A Bill to provide for the division into townships of the several counties of the State,” was taken up on its second reading, and read a second time, and by general consent, was laid on the table.

House Bill No. 4, entitled “An Act in relation to the taxes assessed within the several counties, under the laws of the State of Virginia,” returned from the Senate with amendment, was taken up, and on motion of Mr. Lamb, the amendment was concurred in.

Ordered, That Mr. Lamb so inform the Senate.

House Bill No. 5, entitled “A Bill to provide for the division into townships of the several counties of the State,” was taken up.

On motion of Mr. Ruffner, it was amended in the thirty-sixth line by inserting “reasonably” after the word “amount.”

A message from the Senate announced the passage of House Bill No. 1, entitled “An Act in relation to the powers and duties of the Recorder,” without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Van Winkle, the bill under consideration, was amended by inserting in the sixth line after the word “practicable” the words “first being duly sworn”

The bill was then ordered to engrossment.

A message from the Senate announced the passage of House Bill No. 2, entitled “An Act concerning oaths and affirmations,” without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Van Winkle,

Resolved, That when this House adjourn to-day, it adjourn to meet on Monday next.

Engrossed House Bill No. 6, entitled “A Bill to authorize the Council of the city of Wheeling to raise money, by way of loan, for the defense of the said city,” was taken up, read the third time and passed, with its title.

The NEAS [sic] were - Messrs. Patrick (Speaker), Ballard, Barns, Bee, Boggs, Bowyer, Bumgarner, Copley, Crawford, Crooks, Dawson, Dunbar, Dunn, Fleming, Foster, Goff, Griffin, Hagar, Hale, Hinchman, Holman, Keeney, Kittle, Kramer, Lamb, Little, Lough, Mann, McGrew, McWhorter, Michael, Rader, Robinson, Ross, Ruffner, Sheets, Shriver, Sutton, Sweeney, Teter of Barbour, Teter of Upshur, Turner, Van Winkle, Wheat, Wiant, Wright, and Zinn – 47.

The NAYS were – None.

On motion of Mr. Van Winkle, the House adjourned.


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