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The committee for schools and colleges have, according to order, had under consideration a memorial of the school board of New Kent as to the teachers' pay, and recommend the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee for schools and colleges be discharged from the further consideration of said memorial, and that it be referred to the committee on finance.

The committee for schools and colleges have, according to order, had under consideration a petition of the school board and of citizens of Accomac county in relation to school funds, and ask the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that it be referred to the committee on finance.

The committee on enrolled bills have the honor to report that the following bills and joint resolutions were approved by the governor. January 15, 1878:

An act to amend and re-enact an act approved March 8, 1875, declaring South Anna river, in Louisa county, a lawful fence.

A preamble and joint resolution authoring the governor to request the public creditors to meet the general assembly for conference about a plan of settlement of the state debt.

A joint resolution authorizing the governor to extend the time for the conference with the public creditors.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. ATKISSON, GOODE, Davis and COLEMAN, two days each, Wilkinson two days from Monday next, SHUMATE three days, and four for OGLESBY.

On motion of Mr. CARTER of Northampton, the use of the hall of the House of Delegates was granted to the Rev. D. P. Seaton to deliver a lecture Monday night at 8 o'clock, the 20th of January.

The following were presented and referred under rule 37:

By Mr. WILKINSOX: A bill to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to limit the indebtedness of cities and towns, approved March 20, 1875. Referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. CIASE: A bill to prescribe the times for holding the circuit courts in the seventeenth judicial circuit. Referred to the committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. TALIAFERRO of Gloucester: A bill to authorize W. L. Cook to erect a wharf upon his land on York river. Referred to the committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. MUSHBACII: A bill giving the consent of this state to the purchase by the government of the United States of land in Alexandria county for the abutment of and the necessary approaches to the bridge proposed to be construtced across the Potomac river at or near the Three Sister island, and the building of such abutment and approaches upon such land, and ceding jurisdiction over the same. Referred to committee on federal relations.

By Mr. BURGER: A bill to amend the charter of the Valley railroad company. Referred.to committee on roads and internal navigation.

By Mr. OGLESBY: A bill to furnish convict labor to work on the. public roads of Wythe county. Referred to committee on asylums and prisons.

By Mr. McCAULL:

Resolved, That the committee on finance enquire into the expediency of abolishing the Moffett liquor law, and providing for a specific license tax upon the privilege of selling wine, ardent spirits and a mixture thereof, within the limits of this commonwealth.

By Mr. GRAVES: A bill for the disbursement of school moneys in the counties. Referred to the committee on schools and colleges.

By Mr. OGLESBY: Petition of school board of Wythe county in regard to changing ages from 5 to 21 to 8 to 18 for admission to the public free schools. Referred to the committee on constitutional amendments.

By Mr. WHITE of Caroline : A bill to refund to Thomas E. Gravatt, of Caroline county, a license tax. Referred to the committee on finance.

By Mr. McCABE: A bill regulating the granting of liquor licenses in the county of Loudoun. Referred to the committee on finance.

By Mr. Lacy: Memorial of certain citizens of New Kent county, praving the submission to the people of said counties the question of a dog tax. Referred to the committee on finance.

By Mr. VORTON: Joint resolution providing for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Referred to committee on federal relations.

By Mr. OGLESBY: A bill to amend and re-enact section one of an act entitled an act to authorize the trustees of Black Lick Presbyterian church to make sale of certain property belonging to said church, approved March 14, 1878. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. EDMUNDS: A bill to amend and re-enact section 18 of chapter 128 of the Code of 1873, in relation to the revocation of the powers of fiduciaries. Referred to committee for courts of justice.

By Mr. WILKINSON: A bill to amend and re-enact section 14 of the charter of the city of Danville. Referred to committee on counties, cities and towns.

By Mr. RAGLAND:

Resolved, That the committee on finance be instructed to enquire into the expediency of so amending the Moffett liquor law as to compel a more faithful compliance with the provisions of the law. Referred to the committee on finance.

By Mr. NELSON: A bill to repeal an act entitled an act for the protection of fish in the waters of the commonwealth above tide water, so far as it relates to the waters of Occoquan, Broad Cedar and Quantico rivers, in Prince William county. Referred to the committee on the Chesapeake and its tributaries.

The morning hour having expired, the house proceeded to the business on the calendar.

No. 98. House bill to incorporate the Virginia and Statesville narrow-gauge railroad company, was, on motion of Mr. Fulton, taken up out of its order on the calender.

The bill was read a second time and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

Mr. HENKEL moved to take up out of its order on the calendar

No. 14. House bill to authorize the sale of certain church property belonging to the vestrymen of St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal church, Beckford parish, county of Shenandoah, to make a valid title to the same, and to re-invest the proceeds of the sale.

No quorum voting,

Mr. GRAVES moved to adjourn, which was rejected—à quorum voing.

The motion by Mr. HENKEL was agreed to.
The bill was read a second time.

On motion of Mr ALLEN, the bill was amended by inserting in the 19th line, after the word "given,” the word “them.

On motion of Mr. ALLEN, the bill was amended by adding at end of the second section the following:

1st. Provided that in case within the limits of the part or parts of said lots purposed to be sold there be the remains of deceased persons, unless the friends or relations of such deceased persons shall remove such remains to other places of burial, the said trustees shall cause such remains to be carefully removed to other suitable places of interment within such portions of said lots as may not be sold and not now occupied by graves, or to some cemetery or burial ground in or near Woodstock, as their friends or relatives may elect; and the costs of such removal, including the purchase of suitable cemetery lots, unless otherwise defrayed, to be paid out of the proceeds of sale: and provided further, that the remains of the Confederate dead, should that portion of said lots be sold, be removed to such place or places of burial within the corporation of Woodstock, and in such manner as the council of said town may designate, and the costs of such removal, including the purchase of a suitable burial ground, unless otherwise defrayed, to be paid out of the proceeds of sale.

On motion of Mr. ALLEN, the bill was amended by adding at end of the first section as amended the following:

2nd. And provided further, that the legal title to a part of said lots, which said part is bounded as follows: Beginning at the corner of lot No. 144, made by the intersection of Court and Church streets; then running with Court street westone hundred feet; then across said lot in at line parallel with Church street to Mr. Geary's line; then with said Mr. Geary's line east to Church street; then north with Church street to the beginning, shall be vested in the trustees of the Presbyterian church of Woodstock, Va., and their successors, on the payment by said trustees of the sum of one hundred dollars to such of said vestrymen as may execute bond as aforesaid.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 86. House bill for the protection of deer in the county of Rock

ingham, was, on motion of Mr. Harrison of Rockingham, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

The bill was read a second time, and ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 95. House engrossed bill to prescribe the times for holding the terms of the circuit courts in the fifteenth judicial circuit, was, on mo tion of Mr. MONCURE, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

The bill was read a third time and passed. Mr. McCaull moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed, which motion was rejected.

Ordered, That Mr. McCaull carry the bill to the Senate and request their concurrence.

No. 55. House bill to amend and re-enact section 6, chapter 104 of Code of 1873, in regard to marriages, was, on motion of Mr. McCABE, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

The bill was read a second time.
The substitute proposed by the committee was agreed to.

The bill as amended was ordered to be engrossed to be read a third time.

No. 70. House bill to provide for working and keeping the public roads in order in Prince Edward county, was, on motion of Mr. EVANS, taken up out of its order on the calendar.

On motion of Mr. WALKER of Northumberland, the bill was committed to the comniittee on counties, cities and towns.

No. 81. Senate bill entitled an act to provide an enclosure for the soldiers' section in Hollywood cemetery was read a third time-yeas

The vote required by the constitution was recorded as follows:

100.

YEAS.- Messrs. Speaker, Adams, Akers, Anderson, Ashton, Attkisson, Bland, Bocock, Bohannan, Brown, Burger, Burnham, John R. Carter, Peter J. Carter, Cox, Crank, Crutchfield, Dance, Davidson, Dickerson, Dyer, Echols, Edinunds, Edwards. Evans, Fauntleroy, Ficklin, Finney, Fowler, Frazier, Fry, Fulkerson, Fulton, Graves, Gray, Green, Grigsby, Hall, Hamilton, Hardesty, H. II. Harrison, Reuben N. Harrison, Healey, Henkel, Henry, Henson, Waddy T. James, Johnson, Johnston, Jordon, Kelly, Keyser, Kyle, Lee, Lovell, Luck, McCabe, McCaull, McConnell, McCraw, McDaniei, McMullan, Moncure, Moorman, Mushbach, Nelson, Norton, Oglesby, Parrish, Pitts, Pulliam, Ragland, Reese, Edmund C. Robinson, Ryland, Shannon, Shelburne, E. H. Smith, J. Howard Smith, Spessard, Stevens, Sykes, William B. Taliaferro, Warner T. Talliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, Trout, George Walker, Joseph Walker, Wallace, Walsh, Waring, Watson, Whitacre, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wingtield, Witten, Wright, and Young.-100.

Mr. WALLACE moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was passed; which motion was rejected.

The hour of 1 o'clock P. M. having arrived, special order

No. 76. House bill to authorize the James river and Kanawha company to make sale and transfer of all its works, property and franchises to the Richmond and Alleghany railroad company, and to define the powers and duties of the board of public works in respect thereto, came up.

On motion of Mr. Bocock, the special order was postponed until Monday next.

No. 31. Senate bill entitled an act to amend and re-enact section 2 of an act entitled an act for the protection of game, approved March 14, 1878, came up.

The question being on agreeing to the substitute proposed by the special committee on game,

Mr. WHITE of Honorer, moved that the bill be (lismissed.

Mr. WALKER of Northumberland, moved to pass by the bill; which motion was rejected.

The motion by Mr. WHITE of Hanover to dismiss the bill was agreed to---eas 75; mars 28.

On motion of Mr. WHITE of Hanover, the vote was recorded as follows:

YEAS-Mesars. Speaker, Adams. Akers, Auderson, Attkis-on, Bland, Bohannan, Brown, Burger, Burnham, John R. Carter, Peter J. ('arter, (hase, Crank, Crutchfield, Davidson, Dickerson, Dickenson, Dyer, Elmuunds, Evans, Ficklin, Fowler, Frazier, Fry, Fulkerson, Fulton, Graves, Green, Grigsby, Hall, Hamilton, Hardesty, II. II, Harrison, Reuben X. Harrison, Henkel, Waddy T. James. Johnson, Johnston, Kelly, Keyser, Kyle. Lacy, Lorell, Luck, Mec'abe, McCanll, McConnell, McCraw, McDaniel, McMillau, Moneure, Moorman, Nelson, Norton, Oglesby, Ragland, Ryland, Shamuon, E. 11. Smith, Southward, Srkes, William B. Taliaferro, Andrew J. Taylor, William Taylor, Joseph Walker, Walsh, Watson, Whitacre, Smith J. R. White, Thomas M. White, Wilkinson, Wingfield, Witten, Wright, and Young-76.

NAYS-Messrs. Ashton, Bocock, Cox, Dance, Echols, Edwarıls, Fauntleroy, Finney, Gray, Harvie, Healy, Henson, Lee, Mushbach, Parrish, Pitts, Pulliam, Reese, Edmund C. Robinson, Shelburne, J. Howard Smith, Spessarıl, Stevens, Warner T. Taliaferro, Tront, George Walker, Wallace, and Waring—28.

Mr. White of Ianorer, moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill was dismissed; which motion was rejected.

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

No. 50. lIouse engrossed bill to provide a fence law for the county of Loudoun, and to repeal an act entitled an act relating to fences and for the protection of crops, approved January 26, 1866, in so far as it applies to the county of Londoun, and to amend and re-enact the 4th, 5th and 7th sections of an act approved February 25, 1878.

No. 59. House engrossed bill in relation to making and working the roads in the county of Loudoun, and to repeal sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32 and 33 of chapter 87, Session Acts of 1874-75, and to amend and re-enact sections 13 and 21 of said chapter, approved February 22, 1875.

On motion of Mr. CARTER of Loudoun, the title was amended by striking out the whole of the same and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“To amend and re-enact an act entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act entitled an act for working the roads of Loudoun county, passed 1856, and to repeal certain acts amendatory thereof, approved February 2, 1875."

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