House of Delegates.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1862.
met at 11 o'clock A. M. The Speaker (Mr. Kemper
) in the Chair.
, from the Committee
on Roads, reported a bill authorizing the sales of stock held by the State
in turnpike and plank roads.
On motion of Mr. Fleming
, the bill for the prevention of the distillation of grain by distillers, or other manufacturers, other than that grown by themselves, was taken up.
moved to strike out the words ‘"other than that grown by themselves,"’ which was adopted.
, of Hampshire
, moved to amend by making it the duty of the Courts
, the moment of the presentation, to cause the grain and property of the defendant to be seized.
moved to amend the amendment by giving the defendant ten days in which to give bond to answer the judgment of the court, and to have forthcoming all property liable to forfeiture under the judgment.
Adopted — ayes 72, noes 7.
moved to further amend the bill by making the penalty not loss than $100 nor more than $5,000. Adopted.
, of Rockbridge
, moved to amend still further by providing that, after the presentation, if the defendant should continue to distill, the sergeant of the county or corporation shall seize the grain, still, &c., unless a competent bond is given by the distiller that he will desist.
moved to amend further by providing for the prevention of the distillation of fruit as well as grain.
moved to amend by putting the bill in force on and after the 4th of March, and continue during the war, instead of from its passage.
, of Logan
, moved to amend the amendment by giving five days notice after the passage of the bill by both Houses.
accepted ten days as a substitute, and the amendment was adopted.
said that as it was evident that the bill was very incomplete, he moved to refer it to the Finance Committee.
proposed as a substitute that the bill be referred to the Finance Committee, with instructions to report a bill entirely to prevent the distillation of grain and to prevent its exportation from the Commonwealth
, of Rockbridge
, moved to amend Mr. Bradford
's amendment, by referring the bill back to the Special Committee on Distillation of Grain.
then rejected the motion of Mr. Bradford
by a vote of ayes 35, noes 46.
moved the previous question on the bill, which was adopted.
then ordered the bill to its engrossment by a vote of ayes 26, noes 28
The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were referred to the appropriate committees:
By Mr. Steger
: Of increasing the compensation of the Sergeant
for keeping and supporting prisoners.
By Mr. Irby
: Of refunding a certain sum of money to J. H. Haskins
By Mr. Walker
: Of refunding a certain sum of money to W. W. Hook
By Mr. Rowan
: Of amending the charter of the town of Union, in Monroe county
then adjourned until evening.