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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
July 8, 1863


Journal of the Senate
of the State of West Virginia

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

Wednesday, July 8th, 1863

The Journal was read and approved.

A message was received from the House of Delegates, by the Clerk, informing the Senate that the House had refused to concur in the Senate substitute for the House substitute for the Senate joint resolution respecting the extension of the Department of the Monongahela.

On motion of Mr. Bunker,

Resolved, That the committee on General Laws be, and his herby, instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing, by law, a Board of Medical Examiners for the State of West Virginia, who shall be graduates of some Medical school or college , and that all new practitioners shall be required to procure from said Examiners, a license to practice medicine or surgery in this State; and that said committee report by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. Bowen,

Resolved. That the committee on Courts of Justice and General Laws, be requested to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill defining the duties of the Peace in cases of felony, as the Constitution makes no provision for Examining Courts.

On motion of Mr. Haymond,

Resolved, That the following bill be referred to the committee on Township and County Organization: “A Bill to organize Townships in the several Counties of the State.”

Mr. McCann, in pursuance of previous notice, introduced the following bill, which was read the first time and ordered to be printed:

Senate Bill No. 1, “A Bill to provide a Commissioners of Immigration.”

On motion of Mr. Farnsworth, the Senate took up the joint resolution offered by him yesterday, in relation to candidates for the office of United States Senator.

Mr. Young moved to amend the said resolution by inserting after the word “who” and before the word “cannot” in the last sentence, the words “have not an untarnished record, and.”

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, the resolution and amendment were laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Stevenson, the Senate took up,

House Bill No. 7, “A Bill concerning the Hempfield Railroad Company;” but it was subsequently laid on the table.

On motion or Mr. Mahon, the Senate adjourned.


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

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