Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia

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Page ix - Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, Even to make the poor of the land to fail, Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? And the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, Making the ephah small, and the shekel great, And falsifying the balances by deceit? That we may buy the poor for silver, And the needy for a pair of shoes ; Yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
Page 9 - No standing rule or order of the house shall be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given of the motion therefor ; nor shall any rule be suspended, except by a vote of at least twothirds of the members present...
Page 6 - When any member is about to speak in debate, or deliver any matter to the House, he shall rise from his seat, and respectfully address himself to "Mr. Speaker," and shall confine himself to the question under debate, and avoid personality.
Page 7 - No petition of a private nature, having been once rejected, shall be acted on a second time, unless it be supported by new evidence ; nor shall any such petition, after a third disallowance, be again acted on. The several clerks of committees shall keep alphabetical lists of all such petitions, specifying the...
Page 6 - After the yeas and nays shall have been taken, and before they are counted or entered on the Journal, the clerk shall read over the names of those who voted in the affirmative and of those who voted in the negative, at which time any senator shall have the right to correct any mistake committed in enrolling his name.
Page v - I tread over the uncoffined bones of my countrymen, neighbors and friends ; when I see the locks of a venerable father torn by savage hands, and a feeble mother, clasping her infants to her bosom, and on her knees imploring their lives from her own slaves, whom Englishmen have...
Page 25 - And that our Senators be instructed, and our Representatives in Congress be requested, to use their utmost exertions to prevent the acceptance and confirmation of any such Constitution.
Page 6 - Every member who shall be in the House when any question is put, shall, on a division, be counted, unless he be personally interested in the discussion.
Page 80 - Resolved, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to use their best efforts to secure such grant of public lands, for the purposes above set forth.
Page 178 - That a joint committee of three on the part of the senate, and five on the part of the house, be appointed to propose and report joint rules for the two houses.

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