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On motion of Mr. TYLER leave of absence from the service of this house was granted to Messrs. Scott and Smith for the remainder of the session.

On motion of Mr. Bocock the committee for courts of justice was discharged from the consideration of the communication of the governor enclosing resolutions of the general assembly of the state of Ohio relative to the boundaries of the states of Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

On motion of Mr. STEPHENSOn the said communication was ordered to be referred to a select committee; and a committee was appointed of Messrs. Stephenson, Bocock, Leake, Dorman and Anderson.

The following engrossed bills were read a third time and passed, viz:
No. 177. A bill further to amend an act concerning the Howardsville and Rockfish turnpike company.
No. 178. A bill to incorporate the Nelson county savings bank at Lovingston.

No. 179. A bill authorizing the discontinuance and sale of certain vacant and useless streets in the plan of the town of Martinsburg in the county of Berkeley, and directing the application of the proceeds thereof.

No. 181. A bill adding the county of New Kent to the seventh judicial circuit.
No. 183. A bill concerning Thomas F. Conway.

No. 185. A bill to amend the act passed the 25th February 1846, to establish district free schools in Lancaster and other counties.

No. 186. A bill concerning the estate of Blair Bolling late of the public guard.

No. 187. A bill providing for the issuing of new certificates of debt in place of certain bonds issued by the James river company.

188. A bill concerning Joseph Selden late of the public guard.

No. 190. A bill discontinuing the separate poll required to be held at the house of David West in Wetzel county

No. 191. A bill divorcing Catharine Hillary from her husband William Hillary; and
No. 192. A bill releasing to George Nicholson the commonwealth's right to a lot of land therein mentioned.
Ordered, That the clerk communicate the said bills to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 91. An engrossed bill to establish the Virginia armory school was read a third time; thereupon, on motion of Mr. HARVIE, the farther consideration thereof was indefinitely postponed. Ayes 54, noes 45.

On motion of Mr. Fox the vote thereon was recorded as follows:

Ares—Messrs. Finney, Hart, Harvie, Johnson, Byrd, Scruggs, Boak, Small, Thompson of Botetourt, Bambrick, Fox, Dickinson, Cardwell, Thompson of Dinwiddie, Love, Stillman, Carson, Jones of Gloucester, Carroll, Hiett, Thompson of Hampshire, Lancaster, Dillard, Gaines, Richmond, Ballard, Harrison of Loudoun, Schooley, M'Intyre, Poindexter, Edmondson of Lunenburg, Banks, Brown of Monongalia, Edmundson of Montgomery and Pulaski, Kelly, Nelms, Edgington, M'Pherson, Tatum, Tunstall, Cackley, Cocke, Fairfax, Strother, Mayo, Harper, Dorman, M'Elhenney, Morison, Holladay, Horner, Castleman, Chandler and Stephenson–54.

Noes—Messrs. Jones, (speaker,) Layne, M'Dearmon, Burwell, Bennett, Bocock, Morris, Mosby, Slaughter, Evans, Street, Carper, White, Leake, Calwell, Major, Stovall, Lee, Patrick, Wallace, Robinson, Haymond, Oldham, Browne of Mathews and Middlesex, Waggoner, Beirne, Breathed, Perrow, Newton, Happer, Yerby, Syme, Anderson, Daniel, Tyler, Sturm, Bare, Stickley, Tate, Goodwin, Fitzhugh, Hargrave, Freeman, Burdett and Gillespie—45.

Resolved, That said bill be rejected.

Mr. DANIEL, from the committee of conference on the disagreement of the two houses on the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill, entitled “an act to extend the jurisdiction of the state over the county of Alexandria,” presented a report, which on motion of Mr. Bocock was ordered to be laid upon the table.

No. 195. A bill to incorporate the trustees of the glebe fund of Lancaster county, with the amendment which was under consideration when the house adjourned on yesterday, was taken up, and the said amendment was agreed to; the said bill was further amended on motion of Mr. Nelms, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

The following report of the committee of propositions and grievances was taken up on motion of Mr. BYRD:

The committee of propositions and grievances have, according to order, had under consideration the petition of sundry citizens of the counties of Bath and Pendleton, with the documents accompanying the same, to them referred, praying that a new county may be formed within the boundary lines in said petition and notice described, with the seat of justice thereof upon the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike road, at a point called Bell's Place: Whereupon,

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That the prayer of said petitioners be rejected for defect of the pollbooks in not taking the vote or opening polls at all the places for holding separate elections in the counties from which the new county is proposed to be formed, as well out of as within the proposed boundaries, as required by law.

A motion was made by Mr. BYRD to amend the same by striking therefrom the words in italics, and inserting in lieu thereof the words is reasonable ;and the question being put thereupon was determined in the affirmative, and as amended was agreed to, and it was ordered that said committee prepare and bring in a bill conformably therewith.

No. 209. A bill changing the laws in relation to pilots, was on motion of Mr. Newton, ordered to be laid upon the table.

No. 213. A bill concerning the Rivanna navigation company was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. DORMAN, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 215. A bill to authorize and establish battalion musters in the 41st regiment in Richmond county, was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. Nelms, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 221. A bill concerning the Rappahannock company was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. STROTHER, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

The following bills were read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, viz:

No. 180. A bill prescribing the conditions upon which grants of the commonwealth may be given in evidence in suits for the recovery of land west of the Alleghany mountain.

No. 196. A bill providing for the enlargement of the Western lunatic asylum.
No. 197. A bill to establish a flour inspection in the town of Staunton.
No. 198. A bill to incorporate the New England woollen and cotton manufacturing company.
No. 199. A bill to establish the Bank of Martinsburg in Virginia in the county of Berkeley.

No. 200. A bill providing that the fiscal year of the Eastern lunatic asylum shall commence on the 1st of October annually.

No. 201. A bill respecting the lunatic asylums of the commonwealth.

No. 202. A bill providing further for the admission of insane persons into the lunatic asylums of the commonwealth.

No. 203. A bill concerning Lavinia W. Richardson administratrix of the late Capt. John B. Richardson.
No. 204.* A bill concerning the sheriff of Middlesex county.
No. 204. A bill concerning Jane Hailstock.

No. 205. A bill amending an act, entitled “an act changing the place of holding a separate election in the county of Mason and for other purposes," passed February 17th, 1845.

No. 206. A bill to incorporate the Ivanhoe manufacturing mills company in the county of Amherst.
No. 207. A bill to incorporate the Virginia steel company and for other purposes.
No. 208. A bill to incorporate the Branch mining and manufacturing company.

No. 210. A bill directing the school commissioners of the county of Appomattox to pay to Barbara G. Wright a sum of money due her for the instruction of poor children in the year 1845.

No. 212. A bill authorizing the county court of Preston to divide said county into two revenue districts and for other purposes.

No. 214. A bill to incorporate the Manassa's gap turnpike company.

No. 216. A bill authorizing the sale of the real estate of James W. Winfree of the county of Chesterfield.

No. 218. A bill concerning Samuel Phillips, superintendent of quarantine for the port of Fredericksburg.

No. 219. A bill prescribing the mode of electing trustees for the town of Darkesville in the county of Berkeley, and vesting them with certain corporate powers. This bill was amended on motions made by Mr. Boak and Mr. HIETT.

No. 220. A bill refunding to Hezekiah Daggs and others, certain sums of money.
No. 223. A bill to revive the act incorporating the Winchester and Berry's ferry turnpike company.

No. 224. A bill authorizing the troop of cavalry attached to the 53d regiment in the county of Campbell, to make enlistments from either of the regiments in said county.

No. 225. A bill requiring certain accounts of executors, &c. to be recorded.
No. 226. A bill changing the time of holding the county courts of Jackson county; and
No. 227. A bill changing the time of holding the third quarterly term of the county court of Gilmer.

A motion was made by Mr. HARVIE that the house do now adjourn, and there appeared to be no quorum votingAyes 24, noes 36.

On motion of Mr. Banks the vote was recorded as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Hart, Harvie, Byrd, Boak, Thompson of Dinwiddie, Stillman, Carson, Leake, Carroll, Calwell, Hiett, Lancaster, Gaines, M'Intyre, Beirne, Kelly, Syme, Cackley, Daniel, Mayo, Dorman, M'Elhenney, Stickley and Holladay—24.

Noes-Messrs. Layne, Powell, Sheffey, Johnson, Scruggs, Bambrick, Bocock, Fox, Evans, Street, Jones of Gloucester, Major, Stovall, Darracott, Dillard, Patrick, Harrison of Londoun, Poindexter, Edmondson of Lunenburg, Banks, Haymond, Oldham, Edmundson of Montgomery and Pulaski, Perrow, Newton, Nelms, Edgington, Tunstall, Cocke, Anderson, Strother, Harper, Morison, Tate, Hargrave and Gillespie–36.

On motion of Mr. CaCKLEY the house adjourned until to-morrow 10 o'clock.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1847.

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A communication was received from the senate by their clerk, which was read as follows:

IN SENATE, March 12, 1847: The senate have passed the bills, entitled

“ An act to declare M'Kimm's creek in the county of Tyler a public highway, and for other purposes." (No. 85.)

"An act refunding to David Rawls a certain sum of money.” (No. 110.)
* An act to incorporate the Weston and Lewisport turnpike company.” (No. 116.)
"An act concerning Franklin Tavenner.” (No. 121.)
"An act concerning Thomas Brown and James Saunders of the county of Lancaster.” (No. 122.)
“An act authorizing jailors to receive into their jails slaves taken under attachment.” (No. 129.)

An act to amend an act, entitled "an act concerning certain chancery proceedings, and for other purposes, passed February 17th, 1823.” (No. 131.)

“An act concerning the Virginia military institute,” (No. 136 ;) and “An act to establish a public free ferry across the Corotoman river in the county of Lancaster.” (No. 255.) They have also passed the bills, entitled “An act to incorporate the Wheeling cotton mills company.” (No. 19.)

“An act incorporating the Franklin lodge No. 13 of the Independent order of Odd Fellows of the City of Wheeling.” (No. 100.)

“ An act to incorporate the Clarksburg and Weston turnpike company,” (No. 113;) and

“ An act making further provision for the revisal of the statutes of this commonwealth,” (No. 327,) with amendments, in which they request the concurrence of the house of delegates.

They have postponed indefinitely the bill, entitled

"An act authorizing the circuit superior courts of law and chancery to make allowances to keepers of courthouses.” (No. 128.)

They agree to the amendment proposed by the house of delegates to their amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act to empower the corporation of Petersburg to construct a ship canal.” (No. 182.)

They have also agreed to the resolutions allowing further time to claimants for revolutionary land bounty to prosecute their claims; and relative to the clothing of the Virginia regiment of volunteers.

The said amendments being read, were severally agreed to, and it was ordered that the clerk inform the senate thereof.

Mr. Stovall, from the committee of finance, presented the following bill:
No. 354. A bill authorizing licenses to issue to proprietors of theatres.

On motion of Mr. LEE the committee of roads and internal navigation was discharged from the consideration of the petitions of James Lyons and William H. Macfarland and others; of citizens of Page and Shenandoah counties for a road from New Market to Sperryville ; of citizens of Page, Shenandoah, Madison and Orange counties for a road from New Market to Gordonsville ; and of citizens of Page county for a road from New Market to Germanna; and the said petitions were laid upon the table.

Mr. STEPHENSON, from the select committee to whom were referred resolutions of the state of Ohio, presented a report, which on his motion was ordered to be printed. [Doc. No. 53.]

A motion was made by Mr. PoindexTER that the house adopt the following resolution :

Resolved by the general assembly, That the Board of public works be and they are hereby authorized and required to employ a competent engineer to make during the present year the necessary examination and surveys for the purpose of ascertaining the practicability and expediency of a route for a railroad from the western terminus of the Louisa railroad by the nearest practicable and judicious route to the Ohio river; and the said engineer shall be required to report his proceedings and opinions with an estimate of the probable cost of such road to the board to be laid before the next general assembly, accompanied by the necessary maps, profiles and explanations.

On motion of Mr. YERBY the same was ordered to be laid upon the table.

The SPEAKER laid before the house the following communication, which was read, and on motion of Mr. DORMAN, ordered to be laid upon the table:

COUNCIL CHAMBER, March 12th, 1847. To the Speaker of the House of Delegates.

SIR, -In obedience to a resolution of the house of delegates of the 11th instant, I am directed by the council of state to send to the house the journal of the council for the present year, which I have the honour now

to do.

Very respectfully,

THO'S LAWSON, Clk. of the Council.

Mr. Stillman, from the committee appointed to examine enrolled bills, reported that they had examined sun-. dry such bills and found them truly enrolled.

Ordered, That Mr. Stillman carry the same to the senate for further examination and signature.

No. 209. A bill changing the laws in relation to pilots was taken up on motion of Mr. Mayo, and read a second time; thereupon a motion was made by Mr. Newton that the farther consideration thereof be indefinitely postponed, and the question being put thereupon was determined in the negative, and the said bill was then ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Rogers, who informed the house that the senate had reconsidered their vote disagreeing to the report of the first committee of conference on the disagreement of the two houses on the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill, entitled "an act to extend the jurisdiction of the commonwealth of Virginia over the county of Alexandria,” (No. 79,) and adopted the recommendations of that committee of conference.

The said first report of the committee of conference was read as follows:

The committee of conference on the part of the house of delegates, appointed to conser with a committee on the part of the senate in regard to the disagreements between the two houses upon the bill “to extend the jurisdiction of the commonwealth of Virginia over the county of Alexandria,” have had a conference with the committee on the part of the senate, and respectfully report that the committee on the part of the house of delegates submitted to the committee on the part of the senate the following proposition:

That the senate should recede from its amendment to the third section of said bill, and adopt in lieu thereof the following amendment:

Strike out the whole of said section and insert: “That the territory so retroceded and accepted, comprising the county of Alexandria, shall constitute a county and retain the name of the county of Alexandria, the courthouse whereof shall be in the town of Alexandria where the courts are now held.” Which proposition the committee on the part of the senate rejected.

The committee on the part of the senate then submitted the following proposition to the committee on the part of the house of delegates: "That the senate shall recede from its amendment to the said third section of the bill and in lieu thereof adopt the following:

Strike out the whole of said section and insert: “That the territory so retroceded and accepted, comprising the county of Alexandria, shall constitute a new county retaining the name of the county of Alexandria, the courthouse whereof shall be in the town of Alexandria where the courts pow sit; and the said county of Alexandria and the county of Fairfax shall together elect one delegate to the house of delegates of this commonwealth until a reapportionment shall take place, or until otherwise provided by the general assembly."

Which proposition was agreed to by the committee on the part of the house of delegates.

In regard to the disagreement between the two houses on the senate's third amendment, viz: “to strike out five' and insert 'three in the fifth section, sixth line,” the committee on the part of the house of delegates proposed to the committee on the part of the senate “that the house of delegates should recede from its disagreement to the senate's amendment aforesaid." Which proposition was agreed to by the committee on the part of the senate.

And the question being put upon agreeing to the said report, was determined in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the clerk inform the senate thereof.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. Fry, who informed the house that 'the senate had passed a bill, entitled "an act changing the time of holding the county courts of Nicholas; and with amendmenis a bill authorizing a separate election at the house of James Ferguson in Wayne county ;' in which they request the concurrence of the house of delegates.

The said amendments being read were severally agreed to, and it was ordered that the clerk inform the senate thereof.

The following engrossed bills were read a third time and passed, viz:

No. 180. A bill prescribing the conditions upon which grants of the commonwealth may be given in evidence in suits for the recovery of land west of the Alleghany mountains.

No. 195. A bill to incorporate the trustees of the glebe fund of Lancaster county.
No. 196. A bill providing for the enlargement of the Western lunatic asylum.
No. 197. A bill to establish a flour inspection in the town of Staunton.

No. 198. A bill to incorporate the New England woollen and cotton manufacturing company. The title to this bill was amended on motion of Mr. OLDHAM, and as amended was agreed to as follows: "an act to incorporate the Falls manufacturing company."

No. 199. A bill to establish the Bank of Martinsburg in Virginia, in the county of Berkeley.

No. 200. A bill providing that the fiscal year of the Eastern lunatic asylum shall commence on the first of October annually.

No. 201. A bill respecting the lunatic asylums of the commonwealth.
No. 204. A bill concerning Jane Hailstock.

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No. 204.* A bill concerning the sheriff of Middlesex.

No. 205. A bill amending an act, entitled "an act changing the place of holding a separate election in the county of Mason and for other purposes,” passed February 17, 1845.

No. 206. A bill to incorporate the Ivanhoe manufacturing mills company in the county of Amherst.
No. 207. A bill to incorporate the Virginia steel company and for other purposes.
No. 208. A bill to incorporate the Branch mining and manufacturing company.

No. 210. A bill directing the school commissioners of the county of Appomattox to pay to Barbara G. Wright a sum of money due her for the instruction of poor children in the year 1845.

No. 212. A bill authorizing the county court of Preston to divide said county into two revenue districts and for other purposes.

No. 215. A bill to authorize and establish battalion musters in the 41st regiment in Richmond county.

No. 216. A bill authorizing the sale of the real estate of James W. Winfree of the county of Chesterfield; and

No. 218. A bill concerning Samuel Philips, superintendent of quarantine for the port of Fredericksburg. Ordered, That the clerk communicate the said bills to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 148. A bill concerning John Coke, late sergeant of the City of Williamsburg, was taken up on.motion of Mr. Lacy and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 175. A bill increasing the capital stock of the Leesburg and Snicker's gap turnpike company, and authorizing a subscription of two-fifths of the said increase by the Board of public works, was taken up on motion of Mr. M'INTYRE, amended on his motion, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 202. An engrossed bill providing further for the admission of insane persons into the lunatic asylums of the commonwealth, was on motion of Mr. Sheffey ordered to be laid upon the table.

No. 203. An engrossed bill concerning Lavinia W. Richardson, administratrix of the late captain John B. Richardson, was read a second time; thereupon, on inotion of Mr. Stovall the vote ordering the same to be engrossed was reconsidered, and the bill was then amended on his motion, and as amended was again ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 214. An engrossed bill to incorporate the Manassa's gap turnpike company, was read a third time and passed. Ayes 39, noes 33.

On motion of Mr. YERBY the vote thereon was recorded as follows:

Ayes—Messrs. Hart, Sheffey, Johnson, Byrd, Boak, Bennett, Fox, Slaughter, Love, Street, Carson, White, Lee, Lancaster, Patrick, Harrison of Loudoun, Schooley, M'Intyre, Haymond, Brown of Monongalia, Edmundson of Montgomery and Pulaski, Newton, Edgington, Cackley, Fairfax, Anderson, Sturm, Strother, Mayo, Harper, Dorman, Bare, Morison, Stickley, Tate, Burdett, Gillespie, Castleman and Goodson–39.

Noes—Messrs. Powell, Scruggs, Lacy, Thompson of Dinwiddie, Roane, Stillman, Jones of Gloucester, Leake, Carroll, Major, Stovall, Hiett, Thompson of Hampshire, Dillard, Wallace, Gaines, Richmond, Edmondson of Lunenburg, Banks, Browne of Mathews and Middlesex, Kelly, Perrow, Yerby, Nelms, Tatum, Cocke, M'Elhenney, Goodwin, Holladay, Fitzhugh, Hargrave, Freeman and Chandler_33.

Ordered, That the clerk communicate the same to the senate and request their concurrence.
On motion of Mr. ANDERSON the house adjourned until Monday 10 o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1847.

A communication was received from the senate by their clerk, which was read as follows:

IN SENATE, MARCH 13, 1847. The senate have passed the bills, entitled

“An act to increase the annuity of the Virginia institution for the education of the deaf and dumb and of the blind, and for other purposes.” (No. 120.)

“ An act incorporating the Appomattox savings bank in the town of Farmville.” (No. 176.)

" An act authorizing an additional troop of cavalry in the county of Charles City, within the limits of the 52d regiment.” (No. 137.)

"An act authorizing the collection of certain state rifles." (No. 168.) "An act to incorporate the Beverley and Philippi turnpike company.” (No. 150.) "An act providing for the construction of several bridges on the Staunton and Parkersburg road.” (No. 155.)

“ An act to renew the act passed 1st February 1839, incorporating the Dunkard creek turnpike company.” (No. 141.)

“An'act to authorize the Bank of the Valley to establish a branch of said bank at Staunton.” (No. 162.) “An act to incorporate the Armory iron company for the purpose of manufacturing iron.” (No. 157.)

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