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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
November 30, 1863


Journal of the Senate
pp. 265-267

MONDAY, November 30, 1863.

The President being absent, on motion of Mr. Bunker, Mr. Farnsworth was elected President pro tempore of the Senate.

The Journal was read and approved.

A message from the House of Delegates by the clerk, announced that the House had receded from its disagreement to, and agreed to the Senate’s 14th amendment to House Bill, No. 83, “A Bill concerning Licenses,” and concurred in the amendment of the Senate to the House amendment to the 2d Senate amendment to the same; that it had acceded to the request of the Senate for a new committee of conference on House Bill No. 75, “A Bill to authorize the Kanawha Board to borrow money,” and had appointed thereon Messrs. Ruffner and Lamb; and that it had consented to the recommitment of the report of the committee of conference on House Bill No. 98, “A Bill to provide for the assessment of taxes.”

The President appointed as the committee of conference on the part of the Senate, on the second named bill, Messrs. Slack and Stevenson.

Mr. Maxwell, from the Committee on Courts of Justice and General Laws, reported back House Bill No. 148, “A Bill confirming the election of William E. Allison,” with a recommendation that it pass; and it was read the third time and passed with its title:

YEAS – Messrs. Bechtol, Brown, Bunker, Carskadon, Farnsworth, Hawkins, Haymond, Hahon, Maxwell and Stevenson – 10.

NAYS – None.

House Bill No. 140, “A Bill exempting certain real estate from distress and levy,” was read the second time and referred to the Committee on Courts of Justice and General Laws.

House Bill No. 144, “A Bill for the education and support of the blind,” was read the second time, and referred to the Committee on Finance and Claims.

On motion of Mr. Brown, House Bill No. 117, “A Bill for the support of the poor,” was taken up, and its third reading resumed.

On motion of Mr. Brown, the following was added at the end of the 27th section:

“All costs for interring the deceased poor in any township; the purchase of land for, and the erection thereon, and repairs to, poor houses, and the compensation of stewards therefor; and the per diem of overseers of the poor, shall be levied for and paid out of the county treasury, upon the requisition of the board of overseers of the county, and on the order of the President of the board of supervisors, countersigned by the clerk. All other expenses for the support of the poor, whether they are supported at the poor house of the county, or within the township in which they respectively reside, shall be a charge on such townships.”

The reading of the bill by sections having been completed, on motion of Mr. Carskadon, it was recommitted.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, House Bill No. 105, “A Bill for the collection of taxes,” was taken up; and it was read the third time and passed with its title:

YEAS – Messrs. Bechtol, Brown, Bunker, Carskadon, Farnsworth, Hawkins, Haymond, Hubbard, Maxwell and Rollyson – 10.

NAYS – Messrs. Slack and Stevenson – 2.

On motion of Mr. Bunker, House Bill No. 131, “A Bill fixing the compensation of the Sergeant-at-arms of the House of Delegates,” was taken up.

Mr. Bunker moved to amend the same by striking out all after the enacting clause, and inserting the following:

“The Sergeant-at-arms and door-keeper of the House of Delegates, and the door-keeper of the Senate, shall each receive, during the session of the Legislature, for their services, three dollars per day; but this act shall not be construed to effect the compensation of the said officers during their present term of office.”

This amendment was adopted, and the bill read the third time and rejected:

YEAS – Messrs. Bechtol, Bunker, Farnsworth, Hawkins, Haymond, Hubbard, Mahon, Rollyson and Slack – 9.

NAYS – Messrs. Brown, Carskadon, Maxwell and Stevenson – 4.

But on motion of Mr. Hubbard, the vote rejecting said bill was reconsidered, and on motion of the same, the bill was tabled.

Mr. Brown asked that he might be excused from further service on the conference committee on House Bill No. 98, “A Bill to provide for the assessment of taxes,” but the request was not granted.

On motion of Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Rollyson was granted leave of absence until Thursday next.

On motion of Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Rollyson was granted leave of absence until Thursday next.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, the Senate took from the table the report of the joint committee to contract for the lease of the Lancasterian Academyl

Mr. Hubbard moved that the Senate receive said report, but the motion was rejected.

A message from the House of Delegates, by Mr. Ruffner, announced that the House had passed, and asked concurrence in House Bill No. 138, “A Bill prescribing taxes on licenses,” which was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Brown, the case being urgent, and three-fourths of the members present consenting thereto the rule was suspended for the purpose, and said bill was read the second time this day, and referred to the Committee on Finance and Claims.

On motion of Mr. Mahon, the Senate adjourned.


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