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“Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thursday, December 3, 1874.” (December 3, 1874)

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In this excerpt from the Journal of the House of Delegates, there is an account of the arguments on the floor of the General Assembly on December 3, 1874.

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Thursday, December 3, 1874.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge, of the Presbyterian church.

The journal was read by the clerk.

The Speaker laid before the house the following communication from his excellency the governor:

Commonwealth of Virginia,

Governor’s Office ,

Richmond, Va., December 3d, 1874.

To the Senate and House of Delegates:

I herewith transmit a list of appointments to office, made by me pursuant to the constitution, to fill vacancies that occurred during

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the late recess of the general assembly, the commissions to expire at the end of thirty days from the opening of your session—viz:

May 13th. George W. Easley to be county judge of Giles and Bland, vice Judge T. A. Strother, resigned.

July 20th. F. N. Read to be county judge of Charlotte, vice Judge R. C. Bouldin, resigned.

September 3d. Samuel Downing to be county judge of Lancaster and Northumberland, vice Judge S. L. Straughan, deceased.

October 19th. Thomas T. Bouldin to be county judge of Charlotte, vice Judge F. N. Read, resigned.

October 31. S. H. Boykin to be register of the land office, vice W. P. M. Kellam, resigned.

James L. Kemper.

The communication was referred to the committee for courts of justice.

Leave of absence was granted Mr. May for two days.

Mr. Gilliam  offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the ministers of the several churches in the city of Richmond, without regard to color, be alternately invited to open this house with prayer.

The resolution was referred to the committee on rules.

Mr. Brooks offered the following joint resolution:

Resolved (the senate concurring), That the general assembly will proceed by joint vote, on Tuesday, the 16th day of December, 1874, at 1 o’clock P. M., to the election of a register of the land office, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of W. P. M. Kellam, Esq.

The house refused to refer the resolution to a committee.

The resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Brooks moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the resolution was agreed to; which was rejected.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. Flood:

A bill for extending the time for the collection of taxes and county and township levies for the year 1874.

Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Holbrook:

A bill to establish the boundary line between the counties of Wythe and Grayson.

Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. Foster:

A bill to amend and re-enact sections one and eighteen of the Code of 1873, in relation to fisheries.

Referred to committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries.

By Mr. Moore:

A bill to incorporate the Orkney springs company.

Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.

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By Mr. Koiner:

A bill to protect persons and property affected by the operations of railroads .

Referred to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. Swann:

A bill to amend an act passed January 23th, 1829, entitled an act to appoint trustees for the town of Port Royal, in the country of Caroline.

Referred to committee on finance.

By Mr. Massey:

A bill to incorporate the Albemerle Home Mutual fire insurance company.

Referred to committee on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. Rufus S. Jones:

A bill to amend sections 8 and 23 of an act for the preservation of oysters, and to obtain revenue for the privilege of taking within the waters of the commonwealth—approved April 18th, 1874.

Referred to committee on Chesapeake and its tributaries.

By Mr. Lee:

Resolved, That the committee on public property be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing at once for the renovation and repairs of the galleries of the hall of the house of delegates, and report by bill or otherwise.

By Mr. A. J. Clark:

Whereas it is manifest that there are a large number of white insane persons in the state, and the number is constantly increasing, who are unprovided for in the existing asylums; and whereas, the city of Lynchburg is accessible to all parts of the state, and is in a central position on the south side of James river between the coast and the Tennessee line; therefore,

Resolved, That the committee on asylums and prisons be instructed to enquire into the expediency of reporting a bill providing for the establishment of a Southside insane asylum in or near the city of Lynchburg.

By Mr. Riddlebarger:

Resolved, That the committee for courts of justice be requested to enquire into and report upon the expediency of incorporating such church organizations as the Evangelical synod of Virginia.

By Mr. Cockerille:

A bill to incorporate the Agricultural and Mechanical society of Alexandria.

Referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

By Mr. Foster:

Resolved, That the committee on public property be instructed to enquire into the expediency of removing the iron railing that now surrounds the capitol park.

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On motion of Mr. Lovenstein, the house adjourned until tomorrow at 12 o’clock M.

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APA Citation:
General Assembly. “Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thursday, December 3, 1874.” (December 3, 1874). (2021, April 12). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/journal-of-the-house-of-delegates-of-the-commonwealth-of-virginia-thursday-december-3-1874-december-3-1874.
MLA Citation:
General Assembly. "“Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thursday, December 3, 1874.” (December 3, 1874)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (12 Apr. 2021). Web. 27 Nov. 2021
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