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November 11, 1863


Journal of the Senate

WEDNESDAY, November 11, 1863.

Journal read and approved.

A message from the House of Delegates, by the Clerk, announced the passage of, and asked concurrence in, House Bill No. 127, “A providing for the construction and repair of roads and bridges,” which was read the first time.

Mr. Bunker, from the committee of conference on House Bill No. 31, “A Bill for the reorganization of the militia,” reported that the committee disagreed to the substitute of the Senate and to the original bill, and he, by instruction of said committee, reported Senate Bill No. 41, “A Bill relating to the militia,” which was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Bunker, the printing of said bill was dispensed with.

Mr. Maxwell from the committee of conference in regard to the resolutions concerning the Auditor and Secretary of the State, reported that the committee recommend the rejection of the 2d of said resolutions and the adoption of the 1st and 3d, with an amendment to the latter, striking out the words “or on any other account.”

On motion of Mr. Atkinson, the said report was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Rollyson,

Resolved, That the Committee on Courts of Justice and General Laws be instructed to inquire into the propriety of changing the name of the asylum in process of erection of Weston, from “North Western Lunatic Asylum” to “West Virginia Hospital for the Insane,” and report by bill or otherwise.

House Bill No. 104, “A Bill to provide for taxes on process in suits, official seals and deeds,: and

House Bill No. 128, “A Bill to construe and give effect within this state to certain provisions of the laws of Virginia,” were each read the second time and referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice and General Laws.

House Bill No. 129, “A Bill to incorporate the Burning Spring Turnpike Company,” was read the second time and referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements and Navigation.

On motion of Mr. Brown.

House Bill No. 98, “A Bill to provide for the assessment of taxes,” was taken up.

Mr. Phelps, (Mr. Carskadon in the Chair,) moved to strike out the 15th and 16th sections, which was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Atkinson, the words “two-thirds of the members thereof” were stricken out of the 134th line, and the work “it” inserted in lieu thereof.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, the words “the board of supervisors” were inserted after the word “exists” in the 135th line.

Mr. Brown moved to amend the 124th line by striking out the word “any,” which was agreed to.

Mr. Brown moved to insert the word “of” after the word “or,” in the 185th line, which was agreed to.

Mr. Burley moved to amend the 212th line by striking out the words “where the greater part lies,” and inserting “where the owner or agent shall select.”

But pending this motion,

On motion of Mr. Bunker, the Senate took a recess.

3 o’clock, P.M.

The question being upon Mr. Burley’s amendment, pending at the hour of recess,

Mr. Stevenson offered as a substitute therefor the following: Insert after the word “lies,” in the 212th line, the words “except in cases where the owner or tenant resides upon any portion of such tract of land, in which case the assessment shall be made in the county or township in which the residence is located.”

The substitute was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Maxwell, the 257th and 258th lines were amended by striking out the word “patented,” and inserting after the word “district” the words “to which any person claims title.”

On motion of Mr. Stevenson, the 308th line was amended by striking out all after “completed” to the end of the line.

Mr. Carskadon moved to strike out the 31st section, which was lost.

Mr. Bunker moved to amend the 320th line by striking out the words, “machinery and,” which was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Stevenson the words “or houses of refuge” were inserted after the word “blind” in the 329th line.

On motion of Mr. Atkinson, the Senate adjourned.


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