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"An act providing for the payment of contractors on the road from the Ohio river to the Maryland line.” (No. 152.)

“An'act changing one of the boundary lines of each of the counties of Mercer and Alleghany.” (No. 159.)

“An act to amend the act passed the 25th February 1846, to establish district free schools in Lancaster and other counties." (No. 185.)

"An act concerning the sheriffs of this commonwealth.” (No. 146.) “ An act to declare Buffaloe creek a public highway.” (No. 154.)

"An act 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."

"An act exempting Carter's ferry across James river from the operation of the 23 and 24th sections of the act passed January 30, 1819, regulating ferries.” (No. 160.)

“An act to revive an act providing for the construction of a road from Guest's station to the Tennessee line," (No. 140;) and

"An act to incorporate the Woodstock female seminary.” (No. 174.)
They have also passed the bills, entitled
"An act changing the boundary line between the counties of Marion and Monongalia." (No. 156.)

"An act incorporating the Shenandoah lodge No. 32 of the Independent order of Odd Fellows,(No. 167 ;) and

« An act to incorporate the trustees of the Piedmont institute in the county of Bedford,” (No. 172,) with amendments, in which they request the concurrence of the house of delegates.

And they have postponed indefinitely the resolution allowing compensation to the clerk of the joint committee on the conduct of certain railroad companies.

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

Mr. Banks, from the committee of propositions and grievances, presented the following bill :
No. 355. A bill forming Highland county out of parts of Pendleton and Bath.

On motion of Mr. Bocock, Resolved by the general assembly, That the copies of such portions of the Civil Code as shall be prepared by the revisors and printed before the next annual session of the general assembly, shall be disposed of and distributed in the manner provided by a former resolution of this general assembly for disposing of and distributing the report heretofore made by said revisors; and that the governor cause the distribution to be made as directed by both resolutions.

Ordered, That the clerk communicate the same to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 30. A bill to provide for cases in which the courts have failed to comply with the act of the 5th March 1846, amending the present primary school system, and for other purposes, with the substitute thereto proposed by the committee of schools and colleges was taken up on motion of Mr. SHEFFEY, and the said substitute having been amended, and as amended agreed to, the said bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

On motion of Mr. DORMAN, Resolved, That the stockholders of the James river and Kanawha company have leave to hold their adjourned meeting in the hall of the house of delegates this evening at 7 o'clock.

No. 138. An engrossed bill to incorporate the Phænix mining and manufacturing company of the state of Virginia, was taken up on motion of Mr. LEE, read a third time and passed.

Ordered, That the clerk communicate the same to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 164. A bill changing the time of holding certain courts in the 4th judicial circuit was taken up on motion of Mr. Jones of Gloucester, read the second time, amended on his motion, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

On motion of Mr. HAYMOND the following resolutions submitted some days since by Mr. CARSON was taken up and agreed to:

Resolved by the general assembly, That it shall be the duty of the public officers of the state, and of the boards of visitors, directors, superintendents and other agents of public institutions or interests, to prepare the annual reports and statements required of them by law concerning the institutions or trusts committed to their management, made up to the 30th September annually, and to deliver the same to the governor of the commonwealth on or before the first day of November following, to be by him communicated with his annual message to the general assembly: Provided however, That this requirement shall not apply to the report of the Board of public works and the documents accompanying the same.

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the public printer to print five hundred copies of such reports as shall be delivered to him by the governor, in conformity to the foregoing provision, in octavo form, on good paper of the size of the report of the Board of public works and bound in boards, of which the usual number shall be distributed as heretofore to the members and officers of the general assembly, and the other officers of the government, on the first day of the annual session of said assembly; 50 copies shall be delivered to the governor to be transmitted to the executive departments of the several states and territories of the Union, and for other public

purposes, and the remainder shall be delivered to the librarian of the state, to be disposed of for the benefit of the library; except twelve copies thereof, which shall be bound uniformly with the other books of said library, and permanently retained therein. And henceforth the usual orders of either branch of the legislature for printing the said reports shall be dispensed with.

Ordered, That the clerk communicate the same to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 175. An engrossed 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 read a third time and passed. Ayes 59, noes 31.

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

Ayes—Messrs. Hart, Layne, Sheffey, Johnson, Boak, Small, Thompson of Botetourt, Bennett, Bambrick, Morris, Mosby, Fox, Evans, Stillman, Street, Carson, White, Carroll, Calwell, Hiett, Thompson of Hampshire, Lancaster, Dillard, Patrick, Richmond, Ballard, Harrison of Loudoun, Schooley, M'Intyre, Poindexter, Haymond, Oldham, Waggoner, Brown of Monongalia, Beirne, Breathed, Edgington, Syme, Lanier, Tunstall, Cackley, Fairfax, Anderson, Tyler, Strother, Mayo, Harper, Dorman, Bare, M'Elhenney, Morison, Stickley, Tate, Burdett, Gillespie, Horner, Castleman, Goodson and Stephenson–59.

Noes—Messrs. Powell, M'Dearmon, Scruggs, Burwell, Bocock, Dickinson, Lacy, Cardwell, Carper, Jones of Gloucester, Major, Stovall, Darracott, Wallace, Gaines, Robinson, Edmondson of Lunenburg, Banks, Browne of Mathews and Middlesex, Kelly, Happer, Yerby, Nelms, Tatum, Cocke, Stone, Goodwin, Holladay, Hargrave, Freeman and Chandler_31.

Ordered, That the clerk communicate the same to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 209. An engrossed bill changing the laws in relation to pilots was read a third time and passed. Ayes 48, noes 37.

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

Ayes—Messrs. Hart, M'Dearmon, Sheffey, Johnson, Scruggs, Burwell, Thompson of Botetourt, Morris, Mosby, Fox, Dickinson, Lacy, Cardwell, Evans, Stillman, Street, Carper, White, Carroll, Darracott, Lancaster, Patrick, Gaines, Ballard, Harrison of Loudoun, Schooley, Oldham, Waggoner, Brown of Monongalia, Beirne, Edgington, Tatum, Syme, Lanier, Cackley, Cocke, Fairfax, Tyler, Mayo, Harper, Dorman, M'Elhenney, Morison, Tate, Freeman, Burdett, Gillespie and Goodson-48.

Noes-Messrs. Finney, Layne, Powell, Boak, Small, Bennett, Bambrick, Bocock, Slaughter, Carson, Jones of Gloucester, Calwell, Major, Hiett, Thompson of Hampshire, Robinson, M'Intyre, Edmondson of Lunenburg, Banks, Browne of Mathews and Middlesex, Edmundson of Montgomery and Pulaski, Breathed, Kelly, Happer, Yerby, Nelms, M'Pherson, Tunstall, Stone, Anderson, Sturm, Bare, Stickley, Goodwin, Castleman, Chandler and Stephenson-37.

Ordered, That Mr. Mayo carry the said bill to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 223. An engrossed bill to revive the act incorporating the Winchester and Berry's ferry turnpike company was read a third time, and the question being put upon its passage, was determined in the negative. Ayes 40, noes 40.

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

Ayes—Messrs. Layne, Sheffey, Johnson, Boak, Small, Thompson of Botetourt, Bennett, Morris, Street, Carson, Hiett, Thompson of Hampshire, Lancaster, Patrick, Harrison of Loudoun, Schooley, M'Intyre, Oldham, Waggoner, Brown of Monongalia, Beirne, Edmundson of Montgomery and Pulaski, Breathed, Edgington, M'Pherson, Syme, Cackley, Fairfax, Sturm, Mayo, Dorman, Bare, Stickley, Tate, Burdett, Gillespie, Horner, Castleman, Goodson and Stephenson–40.

Noes—Messrs. Hart, Powell, M'Dearmon, Scruggs, Burwell, Bocock, Mosby, Fox, Dickinson, Lacy, Cardwell, Slaughter, Carper, Jones of Gloucester, Leake, Major, Stovall, Darracott, Dillard, Gaines, Robinson, Richmond, Ballard, Edmondson of Lunenburg, Banks, Browne of Mathews and Middlesex, Kelly, Happer, Yerby, Nelms, Tatum, Cocke, Stone, M'Elhenney, Morison, Goodwin, Holladay, Hargrave, Freeman and Chandler_40.

Resolved, That said bill be rejected.
The following engrossed bills were read a third time and passed, viz:
No. 148. A bill concerning John Coke, late sergeant of the City of Williamsburg.
No. 203. A bill concerning Lavinia W. Richardson, administratrix of the late captain John B. Richardson.

No. 213. A bill concerning the Rivanna navigation company. The title to this bill was amended on motion of Mr. Hart, and as amended was agreed to as follows: "An act concerning the Rivanna and North river navigation companies."

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. The title to this bill was amended on motion of Mr. Boak, by adding thereto the words "and of electing trustees of the town of Romney in the county of Hampshire,” and as amended, was agreed to by the house.

No. 220. A bill refunding to Hezekiah Daggs and others certain sums of money.
No. 221. A bill concerning the Rappahannock company.

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 fifty-third regiment in the county of Campbell to make enlistments from either of the regiments in said county.

No. 226. A bill changing the time of holding the county courts of Jackson county.
No. 227. A bill changing the time of holding the third quarterly term of the county court of Gilmer; and

No. 350. A bill to authorize the sergeant of the City of Richmond to hold a poll at the next election of councilmen for the said city to take the sense of the owners of real property in said city upon the subject of the bonds of the James river company, and for other purposes.

Ordered, That the clerk communicate the said bills to the senate and request their concurrence.

No. 225. An engrossed bill requiring certain accounts of executors, &c. to be recorded, was read a third time, and on motion of Mr. HARRISON of Loudoun ordered to be laid upon the table.

No. 232. A bill fixing the pay and prescribing the duties of the officers of the public guard was amended on motion of Mr. Stovall, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. •

No. 234. A bill authorizing a separate election at the Union meetinghouse, in the county of Barbour, was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. STEPHENSON, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 235. A bill to enlarge the powers of the trustees of the town of Woodstock, in the county of Shenandoah, and for other purposes, was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. STICKLEY, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 237. A bill to amend and continue the act of the 2d March 1846, providing for a road from the Guyandotte to the Kanawha river, was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. STEPHENSON, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 240. A bill to incorporate the Kanawha salt company was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. PATRICK, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 241. A bill authorizing the payment of a certain sum of money to William C. Adams, was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. SHEFFEY, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 344. A bill appropriating the public revenue was read a second time, amended on motion of Mr. Banks, 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. 228. A bill concerning depositions taken out of the state.
No. 229. A bill concerning the office of sheriff.
No. 230. A bill to incorporate the Marshall seminary.
No. 231. A bill to incorporate the Lewis county seminary.
No. 236. A bill changing the time for the annual meetings of the Valley turnpike company.

No. 238. A bill providing for the construction of a turnpike road from the Lynchburg and Salem turnpike by Franklin courthouse to Jacksonville in Floyd county.

No. 239. A bill authorizing the appointment of inspectors at Howardsville, in the county of Albemarle. No. 242. A bill establishing inspections of lime in the City of Richmond and town of Petersburg.

No. 243. A bill to prevent the authorities of the City of Richmond from laying and collecting a tax upon the bales of hay sent by the farmers of the state to said city.

No. 244. A bill to amend the act, entitled “an act to authorize the opening a new street in the town of Petersburg,” passed March 23d, 1836.

No. 245. A bill concerning Samuel Pannill of the county of Campbell.
No. 246. A bill incorporating the Alexandria savings institution in the town of Alexandria ; and
No. 247. A bill concerning the City Point railroad company.

The following bills were read the first, and the rule of the house having been suspended, the second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, viz:

No. 248. A bill concerning suits against trustees of religious congregations.

No. 249. A bill releasing the commonwealth's right to a certain lot of land therein mentioned to Nancy Thompson.

No. 250. A bill to extend the remedy for the collection of taxes in the town of Portsmouth.

No. 251. A bill incorporating Charity lodge No. 27 of the Independent order of Odd Fellows of the town of Warrenton, Fauquier county.

No. 252. A bill incorporating Wildey lodge No. 11 of the Independent order of Odd Fellows of Charlestown in the county of Jefferson.

No. 253. A bill authorizing the payment of a certain sum of money to captain Edward C. Carrington.
No. 254. A bill authorizing the payment of a certain sum of money to Samuel Patterson.
No. 256. A bill to increase the capital stock of the Cacapon and North branch turnpike company.
No. 257. A bill to amend the act, entitled "an act incorporating the Ohio coal mining company.”
No. 259. A bill concerning state loans.

No. 260. A bill repealing the act, entitled "an act authorizing a separate election at the house of Mrs. Prudence Perkinson in the county of Prince Edward."

No. 261. A bill to incorporate the Alexandria and Harper's Ferry railroad company.
No. 262. A bill to encourage the education of teachers by endowing certain colleges.
No. 263. A bill to incorporate the Rappahannock steamboat company.
No. 265. A bill authorizing the sale of certain lands held by Howard F. Thornton.
No. 267. A bill annexing to the county of Franklin a part of the county of Patrick.

No. 268. A bill allowing further time to owners of lots in the town of Lewisburg in Greenbrier county to build on and improve the same.

No. 269. A bill concerning A. W. Mills.
No. 270. A bill increasing the salary of the clerk of council of state.
No. 272. A bill supplementary to the act incorporating the Monongahela navigation company.

No. 273. A bill authorizing David Corprew of Princess Anne county to erect bridges across Long creek and Lynhaven inlet in said county, and for other purposes.

No. 274. A bill to incorporate the Virginia hotel company in the town of Staunton.
No. 275. A bill authorizing the taking of the depositions of distant witnesses.
No. 276. A bill authorizing the general court to rearrange the judicial circuits in this commonwealth.
No. 277. A bill authorizing the payment of a certain sum of money to William T. Simmons.
No. 278. A bill authorizing the payment of a certain sum of money to captain Kenton Harper.
No. 279. A bill to incorporate the Lynchburg and Botetourt iron company.
No. 280. A bill authorizing an addition to the boring mill at the armory.

No. 281. A bill incorporating Loudoun lodge No. 26 of the Independent order of Odd Fellows in the town of Leesburg.

No. 282. A bill extending the limits of the town of Lexington in the county of Rockbridge.
No. 283. A bill to incorporate the Berryville and Charleston turnpike company.

No. 284. A bill supplementary to the act passed February 18th, 1813, to establish a turnpike road from a point on the Leesburg turnpike road to the District of Columbia.

No. 285. A bill to revive and amend the act, entitled “an act incorporating a company to erect a tollbridge over the Ohio river at Wheeling," passed February 17th, 1816, and the act amendatory of said act, passed March 10th, 1836.

No. 286. A bill authorizing the trustees of Watson town or Capon springs to acquire and hold an additional quantity of land.

No. 287. A bill providing for the preservation and use of the standard weights and measures received from the general government.

No. 288. A bill concerning the taking of oysters from Wilson's creek in Gloucester county.-
No. 289. A bill for the relief of James L. Campbell.
No. 290. A bill establishing a separate election on Wallen's creek in Lee county.

No. 291. A bill changing the place of holding a separate election in each of the counties of Franklin, Washington, Rappahannock, Accomack and Morgan.

No. 292. A bill concerning Thomas 0. Brent, deputy of D. Cox, sheriff of Northumberland county.
No. 294. A bill incorporating the New Market and Buffaloe springs turnpike company.

No. 295. A bill to authorize the county court of King George to levy a certain amount for the purposes of education.

No. 297. A bill providing for taking the sense of the citizens of Gilmer county upon the selection of a site for the seat of justice for said county.

No. 298. A bill refunding to Simeon West a certain sum of money.
No. 299. A bill incorporating the Virginia mining and smelting copper company.
No. 300. A bill to incorporate the Shockoe iron and manufacturing company of Richmond ; and
No. 301. A bill to constitute a portion of the Rappahannock river a lawful fence.

No. 302. A bill for the relief of the securities of Jerman Baker, was read the first time, and on motion of Mr. DORMAN the farther consideration thereof was indefinitely postponed.

Resolved, That said bill be rejected.

No. 258. A bill incorporating a company to construct a turnpike road from Lovingston to New Market, was on motion of Mr. Hart ordered to be laid upon the table.

No. 264. A bill increasing the salary of the second clerk in the register's office was read the first and second times, amended on motion of Mr. Mayo, and as amended ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

No. 266. A bill changing the time of holding the circuit superior courts of law and chancery for the counties of Wood, Ritchie and Gilmer, was on motion of Mr. STEPHENSON ordered to be laid upon the table.

No. 293. A bill for the relief of the Leesburg and Snicker's gap turnpike company, was on motion of Mr. HARRISON of Loudoun ordered to be laid upon the table.

No. 295.* A bill supplemental to an act, entitled “ an act to incorporate the Richmond and Ohio railroad company," was on motion of Mr. Mayo ordered to be laid upon the table.

The following reports of committees were read, and on motion of Mr. HAYMOND, ordered to be laid upon the table :

The committee of propositions and grievances have, according to order, had under consideration the petition of sundry citizens of Jefferson county, residing near Duffield depot, and members of Phænix division No. 13 of the order of the Sons of Temperance, and as a committee appointed by said division, praying for an act of incorporation authorizing them to hold a small quantity of real estate for a place of meeting, and to sue and be sued upon any contract they may make, and also to have power to take bonds from their treasurer and from their other officers: Whereupon,

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That the prayer of said petitioners be rejected.

The committee of propositions and grievances have, according to order, had under consideration the petition and accompanying documents of sundry citizens of the counties of Randolph, Barbour and Preston to them referred, praying that their grievances may be redressed by the formation of a new county of a part of each of said counties, according to certain boundary lines described in said petition and notices, with the seat of justice thereof on the western side of Cheat river at the mouth of Clover run, and also the memorial of sundry other citizens of Preston and Randolph counties, remonstrating against the same: Whereupon,

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That the prayer of said petitioners be rejected for noncompliance with the law regulating the formation of new counties, in failing to take the vote for and against the same at all the several places for holding separate elections in the counties from which the new county is proposed to be formed.

The committee on the militia laws have, according to order, had under consideration the petition of officers of the 42d regiment in the county of Pittsylvania to them referred, asking the legislature to pass a law to change the place of training of the officers of said regiment, and have come to the following resolution thereupon :

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That the prayer of the said petition be rejected, the governor having the power under the 4th section of the act, entitled “an act to amend an act, entitled an act for the better organization of the militia,'” passed March 13th, 1840, to grant the same.

The committee on the militia laws have, according to order, had under consideration the resolution to them referred, instructing them "to enquire into the expediency of abolishing all militia musters (except those of volunteer companies), and to substitute in lieu thereof some other method of enrolment, so as to ascertain the rank and file of the militia of the state," and have come to the following resolution thereupon:

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That it is inexpedient to abolish the said musters.

The committee on the militia laws have, according to order, had under consideration the resolution to them referred, instructing them “to enquire into the expediency of providing by law that the commissioned oflicers of this commonwealth be furnished with the condensed militia laws of 1834, and all the acts appertaining to the militia subsequent to that period,” and have come to the following resolution thereupon:

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That it is inexpedient to provide that the said laws shall be furnished to said officers.

The committee on the militia laws have, according to order, had under consideration the resolution to them referred, instructing them "to enquire into the expediency of amending the 2d section of the act passed 13th March 1840, entitled “an act to amend an act, entitled 'an act for the better organization of the militia,' so as to provide a stand of colours for such regiments as never have had the same,” and have come to the following resolution thereupon :

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That it is inexpedient so to amend the said section.

The committee of propositions and grievances have, according to order, had under consideration a resolution of the house of delegates, instructing them “to enquire into the expediency of establishing a precinct election at the house now owned and occupied by David Trisler in the county of Clarke:" Whereupon,

Resolved as the opinion of this committee, That it is inexpedient to establish such precinct or separate election.

The committee of schools and colleges have considered the petition to them referred, of a portion of the citizens of Northumberland, praying that the charter of the Northumberland academy may be repealed, and that the funds of the academy may be otherwise appropriated, and the committee have come to the following resolution thereupon :

Resolved, That the prayer of said petition be rejected for want of the notice required by the 23d rule of the house.

The committee of finance have, according to order, had under consideration a resolution directing them to enquire into the condition of the Washington monument fund, and the propriety of calling in that portion loaned out to individuals, respectfully beg leave to report that the fund loaned out to individuals is amply secured by deeds on real estate, and as this fund is under the care of the executive, who has full authority by law to call in the same whenever he may think the interests of the fund require it should be done, the committee is therefore of the opinion that it is inexpedient to make any change in the management of the fund.

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