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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
July 2, 1863


Journal of the House of Delegates
of the State of West Virginia

(Wheeling: John F. M'Dermot, Public Printer, 1863)

[Passed bills relating to military exemptions, ferry across Cheat River, appropriating $50,000 for purchasing munitions, setting court terms, and defending state. Continued work on legislation on regulating taxes on seals, paying money into the treasury, rebuilding bridges on Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike, paying militia, and paying tuition for indigent Preston County schoolchildren. Authorized purchase of state Codes for Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.]

THURSDAY, July 2, 1863.

The House met according to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. T. H. Smyth.

Journal read and approved. Mr. Ruffner read from the committee on Taxation and Finance, reported House Bill No. 14, entitled “A Bill to regulate the tax on Seals,” and House Bill No. 15, entitled “A Bill to prescribe the manner in which money may be paid into the Treasury of the State.”

Mr. Kramer from the committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the Senate amendment to the House substitute for the Senate joint resolution respecting the extension of the Department of the Monongahela, reported it back, with a recommendation that it pass.

Mr. Zinn from the committee on Claims and Grievances, to whom was referred a resolution directing that committee to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill requiring farmers to keep their stock within their enclosures, reported it inexpedient to legislate on the subject.

On motion of Mr. Ruffner,

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be directed to purchase immediately, for the use of this House, the Codes of the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

On motion of Mr. Barns,

Resolved, That the committee on Roads and Internal Navigation be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for rebuilding the bridge across Buffalo creek at Barnsville, on the Maryland and Ohio Turnpike.

Engrossed House Bill No. 8, entitled “A Bill relating to exemption from military duty,” was taken up, read the third time, and passed with its title.

The YEAS were – Messrs. Patrick (Speaker), Ballard, Barns, Boggs, 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, Ruffner, Sheets, Sutton, Sweeney, Teter of Barbour, Teter of Upshur, Turner, Van Winkle, Wiant, Wright, and Zinn – 42.

The NAYS were – Messrs. Bee, and Wheat – 2.

Engrossed House Bill No. 9, entitled “An Act to authorize the heirs of David Albright to establish a ferry across Cheat river,” was taken up, read the third time, and passed with its title.

The YEAS were - Messrs. Patrick (Speaker), Ballard, Barns, Bee, Boggs, 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, Ruffner, Sheets, Sutton, Sweeney, Teter of Barbour, Teter of Upshur, Turner, Van Winkle, Wheat, Wiant, Wright, and Zinn – 44.

The NAYS were – None.

Engrossed House Bill No. 10, entitled “A Bill making an appropriation of fifty thousand dollars for procuring arms, equipments, munitions of war,” &c., was taken up, read the third time, and passed with its title.

The YEAS were - Messrs. Patrick (Speaker), Ballard, Barns, Bee, Boggs, 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, Ruffner, Sheets, Shriver, Sutton, Sweeney, Teter of Barbour, Teter of Upshur, Turner, Van Winkle, Wheat, Wiant, Wright, and Zinn – 45.

The NAYS were – None.

Engrossed House Bill No. 11, entitled “A Bill for the defense of the State,” was taken up, read the third time, and passed with its title.

The YEAS were - Messrs. Patrick (Speaker), Ballard, Barns, Bee, Boggs, 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, Ruffner, Sheets, Shriver, Sutton, Sweeney, Teter of Barbour, Teter of Upshur, Turner, Van Winkle, Wheat, Wiant, Wright, and Zinn – 45.

The NAYS were – None.

Engrossed House Bill No. 12, entitled “A Bill to fix the terms of the several Courts,” was taken up, read the third time, and passed with its title.

The YEAS 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, Ruffner, Sheets, Shriver, Sutton, Sweeney, Teter of Barbour, Teter of Upshur, Turner, Van Winkle, Wheat, Wiant, Wright, and Zinn – 46.

The NAYS were – None.

Ordered, that Mr. Kramer inform the Senate of the passage of the foregoing bills.

House Bill No. 14, entitled “A Bill to regulate the tax on seals,” and House Bill No. 15, entitled “A Bill to prescribe the manner in which money may be paid into the treasury of the State,” were respectively taken up and read the first time.

House Bill No. 13, entitled “An Act to authorize the Superintendent of Schools for Preston county, to pay certain claims for the tuition of indigent children,” was read the second time, and ordered to engrossment.

On motion of Mr. Van Winkle,

Resolved, That the committee on Roads, &c., inquire into and report as to the expediency of rebuilding the bridges recently destroyed on the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike road, in the counties of Wood and Wirt.

On motion of Mr. Fleming,

Resolved, that the committee on Military Affairs inquire whether any provision has been made for the payment of militia for services rendered in defense of the State, and report to this House.

A message from the Senate announced that that body had amended the House joing resolution proposing that when it adjourns this day it adjourn till Monday next, by substituting “Tuesday.”

Mr. Van Winkle moved that the House agree.

On this motion Mr. Ruffner demanded the yeas and nays, and they were ordered and taken.

The YEAS were - Messrs. Patrick (Speaker), Barns, Bee, Crooks, Dawson, Dunn, Fleming, Foster, Griffin, Hagar, Hale, Holman, Lamb, Lough, McWhorter, Michael, Rader, Robinson, Sheets, Shriver, Sweeney, Teter of Barbour, Teter of Upshur, Turner, Van Winkle, Wheat, Wiant, and Wright – 28.

The NAYS were - Messrs. Ballard, Boggs, Bowyer, Bumgarner, Copley, Crawford, Dunbar, Goff, Hinchman, Keeney, Kittle, Kramer, Little, Mann, McGrew, Ruffner, Sutton, and Zinn – 18.

So the amendment was agreed to.

Ordered, That Mr. Hale so inform the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Teter of Upshur, the House adjourned.


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: July 1863

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