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Jones, Lively, Marye, Mathews, Mayo, McLaughlin, Montague, R. E. Nelson, Powell,
Rowan, R. C. Saunders, R. F. Taylor, Tomlin and Wright-28.
For John J. Allen-Mr. S. M. Wilson-1.

The same committee ascertained the joint vote, and Mr. ANDERSON of Rockbridge reported that vote to be: Whole number of votes cast,

151 Necessary to a choice,

76 William C. Rives , received

40 Charles W. Russell

43 John B. Floyd

35 Allen T. Caperton

31 John J. Allen

2 There being no election, Mr. FORBES renominated Allen T. Caperion.

Ordered, that Mr. FORBES inform the senate thereof. The roll was again called, with the following result: For William C. Rives-Messrs. F. T. Anderson, Bailey, Baker, Bouldin, Custis, Dice, Fulton, H. L. Hopkins, Lundy, Magruder, McKinney. Minor, Prince, Reid, Riddick, Rives, Robertson, Staples, Vaden, Walker, Williams and J. L. Wilson-22.

For Charles W. RussellMessrs. Bass, Bradford, Cazenove, Edmunds, Fleming, Gatewood, Gilmer, Green, Ilunter, Johnson, Kaufman, Laidley, Mallory, A. W. McDonald, Murdangh, Newton, Noland, Orgain, Pitman, Robinson, Sherrard, Tredway, Ward, West and Worsham-25.

For John B. Floyd-Messrs. Barbour, Baskervill, Bayse, Bigger, Booton, Carpenter, Clarke, Daniel, Dunn, Ewing, Fletcher, Fry, George, Grattan, J. H. Hopkins, Huntt, James, Kyle, Lockridge, Lynn, McCamant, 1. E. McDonald, W. G. T. Nelson, Richardson, Shannon, Thomas, Thrash, Woolfolk and Wynne-29.

For Allen T. Cuperton-Messrs. Sheffey (speaker), Ambers, J. T. Anderson, Burks, · Carter, Cecil, Coleman, Crockett, Dabney, Davis, Eggleston, Evans Flood, Forbes, Garrison, Harrison, Jones, Jordan, Lively, Marye, Mathews, Mayo, McLaughlin, Montague, Powell, Rowan, P. Saunders, R. C. Saunders, R. F. Taylor, Tomlin and Wright—3). For John J. Allen-Mr. S. M. Wilson-1.

The same committee ascertained the joint vote, and Mr. ANDERSON of Rockbridge reported that vote to be: Whole number of votes cast,

149 Necessary to a choice,

75 William C. Rives received

34 Charles W. Russell

42 John B. Floyd

36 • Allen T. Caperton

35 John J. Allen

2 There being no election, and the name of William C. Rives being dropped under the rule, the roll was again called, with the following result:

For Charles W. RussellMessrs. Bass, Bradford, Cazenove, Custis, Edmunds, Fleming, Gatewood, Gilmer, Green, H. L. Hopkins, Hunter, Johnson, Kaufman, Laidley, Lundy, Mallory, A. W. McDonald, Minor, Murdaugh, Newton, Noland, Orgain, Pitman, Robinson, Sherrard, Tredway, Ward, West, J. L. Wilson and Worsham-30.

For John B. Floyd-Messrs. Barbour, Baskervill, Bayse, Bigger, Booton, Carpenter, Clarke, Daniel, Dunn, Ewing, Fletcher, Fry, George, Grattan, J. H. Hopkins, James, Kyle, Lockridge, Lynn, McCamant, I. E. McDonald, W. G. T. Nelson, Richardson, Shannon, Thomas, Thrash, Woolfolk and Wynne-28.

For Allen T. Caperton—Messrs. Sheffey (speaker), Ambers, J. T. Anderson, F. T. Anderson, Baker, Bouldin, Buford, Burks, Carter, Cecil, Coleman, Crockett, Davis, Dice, Eggleston, Evans, Flood, Forbes, Fulton, Garrison, Harrison, Huntt, Jones, Jordan, Lively, Mathews, Mayo, McLaughlin, Montague, R. E. Nelson, Powell, Prince, Reid, Rowan, P. Saunders, R. C. Saunders, Staples, R. F. Taylor, Tomlin, Vaden, Williams and Wright-42.

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For William C. Rives—Messrs. Bailey, Magruder, McKinney, Riddick, Rives and Robertson-6. For John J. Allen-Mr. S. M. Wilson-1.

The same committee ascertained the joint vote, and Mr. ANDERSON of Rockbridge reported the vote to be: Whole number of votes cast,

149 Necessary to a choice,

75 Charles W. Russell received

47 John B. Floyd

35 Allen T. Caperton

47 William C. Rives

18 John J. Allen

1 Henry A. Wise

1 There being no election, the name of John B. Floyd was dropped under the rule.

Mr. WOOLFOLK nominated John J. Allen.
Mr. Lynn renominated John B. Floyd.

Ordered, that Mr. WOOLFOLK inform the senate that the name of John J. Allen had been added to the list of nominations, and that John B. Floyd had been renominated.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. WILEY, who informed the house of delegates that the senate had agreed to the following resolution :

Resolved, that the house of delegates consenting) the further execution of the joint order be postponed until to-morrow at 104 o'clock: in which they respectfully requested the concurrence of the house of delegates.

Subsequently, a message was received from the senate by Mr. JOHNSON, who informed the house of delegates that the senate requested a return of the message just communicated.

The request of the senate was concurred in. Ordered, that Mr. FORBES inform the senate thereof. The roll was again called, with the following result: For Charles W. Russell-Messrs. Bass, Booton, Bradford, Cazenove, Custis, Edmunds, Fleming, Gatewood, Green, H. L. Hopkins, Hunter, Johnson, Kaufman, Laidley, Lundy, Mallory, A. W. McDonald, Minor, Murdaugh, Newton, Noland, Orgain, Pitunan. Robinson, Sherrard, Tredway, Ward, West, J. L. Wilson and Worsham-30.

For Allen T. Capcrton-Messrs. Sheffey (speaker), Ambers, Baker, Bouldin, Buford, Burks, Carter, Cecil, Crockett, Dabney, Davis, Dice, Eggleston, Evans, Forbes, Fulton, Harrison, Jones, Jordan, Lively, Marye, Mathews, Mayo, McLaughlin, Powell, Prince, Reid, Rowan, P. Saunders, R. C. Saunders, Staples, Tomlin, řaden, Williams and Wright—35.

For John B. Floyd-Messrs. Bailey, Barbour, Baskervill, Bayse, Bigger, Carpenter, Clarke, Daniel, Dunn, Ewing, Fletcher, Fry, George, Grattan, J. H. Hopkins, Huntt, Kyle, Lockridge, Lynn, McCamant, I. E. McDonald, W. G. T. Nelson, Richardson, Shannon, Thomas, Thrash and Wynne-27.

For John J. Aflen-Messrs. J. T. Anderson, F. T. Anderson, Coleman, Flood, Garrison, Gilmer, James, Montague, R. E. Nelson, R. F. Taylor, S. M. Wilson and Woolfolk—12. For William C. Rives—Messrs. Magruder, McKinney, Riddick, Rives and Robertson-5.

The same committee ascertained the joint vote, and Mr. ANDERSON of Rockbridge reported that vote to be: Whole number of votes cast,

151 Necessary to a choice,

76 Charles W. Russell received

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Allen T. Caperton received

47 John B. Floyd

33 John J. Allen

15 William C. Rives

7 There being no election, the SPEAKER announced the name of John J. Allen dropped under the rule.

A message was received from the senate by Mr. JOHNSON, who informed the house of delegates that the senate had agreed to the following resolution :

Resolved, that (the house of delegates concurring) the further execution of the joint order be postponed until to-morrow at 103 o'clock.

The resolution was taken up and concurred in.
Ordered, that Mr. FORBES inform the senate thereof.

On motion of Mr. MALLORY, the house adjourned until to-morrow, 103 o'clock.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1863.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Duncan of the Methodist church.

No 45. A bill to authorize town councils and county courts to condemn lands for hospital purposes, was taken up, on motion of Mr. REID, amended, and as amended, read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

On motion of Mr. WOOLFOLK,

Resolved, that a special committee of five be appointed, whose duty it shall be to investigate the charges made in regard to the deficiency in the quantity and quality of the rations furnished to the slaves working on the fortifications near Richmond, as well as to their general treatment, with power to send for witnesses, and report thereon to this house.

The SPEAKER announced the following committee'under the resolution : Messrs. Woolfolk, Magruder, Bass, Walker and Rives. •Mr. MALLORY submitted the following resolution:

Resolved, that this house will, with the consent of the senate, proceed, on Tuesday next the 20th instant, to elect a general agent and storekeeper of the penitentiary, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the failure of R. M. Nimmo to qualify as such.

The question being on agreeing thereto, was put, and decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, that Mr. MALLORY carry the same to the senate, and respectfully request their concurrence therein.

No. 44. An engrossed bill to enlarge the powers of special terms of circuit courts, was taken up, on motion of Mr. MAGRUDER, read a third time and passed.

Ordered, that Mr. MAGRUDER carry the same to the senate, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. CECIL presented the petition of William H. Howe, asking that a sum of money be refunded to him ; which was ordered to be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Tomlin subrnitted the following resolution:

Resolved, that the committee for courts of justice be instructed to enquire into the expediency of providing protection by law to the people of this commonwealth against impressments of their property by officets of the confederate government.

Mr. SAUNDERS of Campbell moved to amend the resolution, by striking out all after the word " Resolved,” and inserting “that á committee of five be appointed to confer with the secretary of, war in regard to impressments, with a view to devise some arrangement that may be more satisfactory to the community and advantageous to the public service, than the present system of arbitrary impressments." Pending the consideration of wbich, the resolution and amendment were laid on the table.

The joint order of the day, which had for its object the election of a Confederate States senator to supply the vacancy created by the death of William Ballard Preston, was taken up. The roll was then called, with the following result:

For Charles W. Russell-Messrs. Bass, Booton, Bradford, Carter, Cazenove, Edmunds, Fleming, Gatewood, Gilmer, Green, H. L. Hopkins, Hunter, Johnson, Kanfinan, Laidley, Lundy, Mallory, A. W. McDonald, Minor, Murdaugh, Newton, Noland, Olgain, Pitman, Robinson, Sherrard, Tredway, Ward, West, J. L. Wilson and Worsham-31.

For Allen T. Caperton---Messrs. Sheffey (speaker), J. T. Anderson, F. T. Anderson, Baker, Bouldin, Buford, Burks, Cecil, Coleman, Crockett, Dabney, Davis, Eggleston, Evans, Flood, Forbes, Fulton, Garrison, Harrison, Jones, Jordan, Lively, Marye, Mathews, Mayo, McLaughlin, Montague, R. E. Nelson, Powell, Prince, Reid, Rowan, P. Saunders,. R. C. Saunders, Staples, R. F. Taylor, Tomlin, Vaden, Walker, Williams and Wright—41.

For John B. Floyd--Messrs. Bailey, Barbour, Baskervill, Bayse, Bigger, Carpenter, Clarke, Danel, Dunn, Ewing, Fletcher, Fry, George, Grattan, J. H. Hopkins, Huntt, James, Kyle, Lockridge, Lynn, McCamant, I. E. McDonald, W. G. T. Nelson, Richardson, Shannon, 'Thrash, Woolfolk and Wynne_28.

For William C. Rires-Messrs. Magruder, McKinney, Riddick and Robertson-4.
For Wood Bouldin-Mr. Rives-1.

The same committee heretofore appointed ascertained the joint vote, and Mr. ANDERSON of Rockbridge reported that vote to be: Whole number of votes cast,

144 Necessary to a choice,

: 73 Charles W. Russell received

47 Allen T. Caperton

57 John B. Floyd

:35 Scattering,

5 There being no election, the name of John B. Floyd was dropped under the rule :

Mr. Dunn renominated John B. Floyd.
Mr. MALLORY nominated William C. Rives.

Ordered, that Mr. Duxn inform the senate of the renomination of
John B. Floyd and the nomination of William C. Rives.
Mr. ROBERTSON submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, that each member be limited to five minutes in the discussion of the pending nominations; and the question being on agreeing thereto, Mr. Jones demanded the previous question; which

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was sustained by the house; and being put, was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. JAMES, Resolved, that all debate cease in five minutes. The roll was again called, with the following result: For Charles IV. Russell-Messrs. Bass, Booton, Bradford, Carter, Cazenove, Edmunds, Fleming, Fletcher, Gatewood, Gilmer, Green, Hunter, Johnson, Kaufman, Laidley, Lundy, McCamant, A. W. McDonald, Minor, Murdaugh, Newton, Noland, Orgain, Pitman, Robinson, Sherrard, Tredway, West, S. M. Wilson and Worsham-30.

For Allen T. Caperton-Messrs. Sheffey (speaker), Ambers, J. T. Anderson, Bouldin, Burks, Cecil, Coleman, Crockett, Dabney, Davis, Eggleston, Evans, Flood, Forbes, Garrison, Harrison, James, Jones, Jordan, Lively, Marye, Mathews, Mayo, McLaughlin, Montague, Powell, Reid, Rowan, R. F. Taylor, Tomlin and Wright--27.

For John B. Floyd-Messrs. Barbour, Baskervill, Bayse, Bigger, Carpenter, Clarke, Da niel, Dunn, Ewing, Fry, George, Grattan, J. H. Hopkins, Huntt, Kyle, Lockridge, Lynn, I. E. McDonald, W. G. T. Nelson, Richardson, Shannon, Thomas, Thrash and Wynne-24.

For William C. Rires-Messrs. F. T. Anderson, Bailey, Baker, Buford, Fulton, H. L Hopkins, Magruder, Mallory, McKinney, R. E. Nelson, Prince, Riddick, Rives, Robertson, P. Saunders, Staples, F. G. Taylor, Vaden, Walker, Ward, Williams and J. L. Wilson-22. For John J. Allen-Mr. Woolfolk--1.

The same committee ascertained the joint vote, and Mr. ANDERSON of Rockbridge reported that vote to be: Whole number of votes cast,

144 Necessary to a choice,

73 Charles W. Russell received

47 Allen T. Caperton

35 John B. Floyd

30 William C. Rives

31 Scattering,

1. There being no election, the name of John B. Floyd was dropped under the rule. Mr. STAPLES nominated Alerunder R. Boteler of Jefferson. Ordered, that Mr. STAPLES inform the senate thereof. The roll was again called, with the following result: For Charles W. Russell-Messrs. Baskervill, Bass, Bayse, Bigger, Booton, Bradford, Carter, Cazenove, Edmunds, Fleming, Fletcher, Gatewood, Green, Hunter, Johnson, Kauf man, Kyle, Laidley, Lundy, McCamant, A. W. McDonald, Murdaugh, Newton, Noland, Orgain, Pitman, Robinson, Sherrard, Thrash, Tredway; Ward, West, S. M. Wilson and Worsham-33.

For Allen T. Caperton-Messrs. Sheffey (speaker), Ambers, J. T. Andersen, Barbour, Bouldin, Burks, Carpenter, Coleman, Crockett, Dabney, Davis, Eggleston, Evans, Flood, Forbes, Garrison, Harrison, Huntt, James, Jones, Jordan, Lively, Lockridge, Marye, Mathews, Mayo, McLaughlin, Montague, W. G. T. Nelson, Powell, Reid, Rowan, R. C. Saunders, R. F. Taylor, Tomlin and Wright-36.

For Willian c. Rives-Messrs. F. T. Anderson, Baker, Buford, Cecil, Fulton, H. L Hopkins, Magruder, Mallory, McKinney, Minor, Prince, Riddick, Rives, Robertson, P, Saunders, F. &. Taylor, Vaden, Walker, Williams and J. L. Wilson-20.

For Alexander R. Boteler-Messrs. Bailey, Gilmer, Staples, Woolfolk and Wynne-5.
For John Leicher-Messrs. Grattan and Thomas-2.
For John J. Allen---Messrs. Clarke, Fry and Shannon--3.

For John B. Floyd-Messrs. Dunn, Ewing, George, J. H. Hopkins, I. E. McDonald and Richardson-6.

The same committee ascertained the joint vote, and Mr. MAGRUDER reported that vote to be: Whole number of votes cast,

146 Necessary to a choice,

74 Charles W. Russell received

54 Allen T. Caperton

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