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November 7, 1863


Journal of the Senate

SATURDAY, November 7, 1863.

Journal read and approved.

A message from the House of Delegates, by the Clerk, announced that it had appointed on the conference committee to consider the joint resolution respecting the Auditor and Secretary of the State, Messrs. Kramer, Crothers and Ross.

House Bill No. 105, “A Bill for the collection of taxes,” was read the second time and referred to the Committee on Finance and Claims.

House Bill No. 126, “A Bill to amend the act providing for the formation of corporations and regulating the same,” was read the second time and referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations.

House Bill No. 121, “A Bill to regulate elections by the people,” was read the second time and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections.

On motion of Mr. Burley,

Senate Bill No. 30, “A Bill to incorporate the Bellton and Wetzel County Turnpike Company,” was taken up and read by sections for amendment.

On motion of Mr. Burley, the bill was amended by striking out of the 22d line the words “and distance not more than five miles;” and by striking out of the 22nd line the word “county,” and adding at the end of said line the words “of the present county road.”

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed.

On motion of Mr. Haymond, Messrs. Bechtol and Bunker were granted leave of absence.

On motion of Mr. Stevenson,

House Bill No. 100, “A Bill No. 100, “A Bill to alter part of the division lines between the county of Webster and the counties of Randolph, Nicholas and Greenbrier,” was taken up.

Mr. Haymond moved to suspend the rule prohibiting amendments after the third reading of a bill, which was disagreed to.

The bill, with its title, was then passed:

YEAS – Messrs, Burley, Farnsworth, Hawkins, Haymond, Hubbard, Mahon, Maxwell, Rollyson, Slack, Stevenson, and Young – 11.

NAYS – Messrs. Phelps, (President,) and Carsksdon – 2.

On motion of Mr. Burley,

House Bill No. 48, “A Bill relating to the superintendent and collectors of the tolls on the Cumberland Road, was taken up.

Mr. Hubbard withdrew his amendment to the amendment offered by Mr. Burley, pending when the bill was tabled, and offered a substitute for the bill, which was rejected.

Mr. Burley withdrew his pending amendment, and offered the following as a new section:

“2 All persons residing within the limits of Marshall county shall be entitled to the same exemptions from the payment of tolls that the citizens of Ohio county are entitled to under the provisions of the 3d section of an act passed February 7, 1832, entitled “An Act concerning the Cumberland Road,” but the amendment was lost.

Mr. Burley moved to amend the bill by adding as the second section thereof, the following:

“2. The 5th section of chapter 69 of the second edition of the Code of Virginia is hereby repealed.”

Mr. Maxwell moved, as a substitute for said amendment, to strike from lines 5 and 6 the words “by the Governor,” which was agreed to.

Mr. Young moved to strike from line 11 the words “four hundred,” and to insert in place thereof the word “ninety.”

The question was divided, when

Mr. Burley moved to lay the bill on the table, which was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Stevenson, the Senate adjourned.


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

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