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bodies, to confer with said commissioners, and report to this legislature the result of said conference.

2. All communications connected with said commission are hereby referred to said committee.

ADOPTED March 1, 1870.

[No. 34.] Joint Resolution directing the Auditor to show in his next

arnual report all the levies made by State, County and Township authorities for the last year.

WHEREAS, It is represented to the present legislature that the taxes levied and collected in many of the counties in this state, by county and township boards, for county, township, school and road purposes are extravagantly high, onerous, and ought not to be borne, and it being the duty of the representatives of the people to enquire into said complaints, and if found to exist, apply a corrective, and to enable the legislature at its next session to learn the truth of said complaints, and have before them sufficient facts to enable them to correct the evil, if found to exist, therefore

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That the auditor ascertain from the proper authorities of the several counties of this state, the amount of taxes levied therein for the last year, and the purposes for which the several levies were made, and that he make out a statement in tabular form to accompany his next annual report, showing the amount of such taxes and the several purposes for which they were laid, with the state taxes for that year, including schools, so as to show the burthen borne by the people of the several counties of this state in the form of taxation; also showing the per centum of said burthen upon the real and personal taxable property of the several counties.

ADOPTED March 1, 1870.

[No. 35.] Joint Resolution adding two members to the joint special

committee to confer with the Virginia commissioners. Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That Daniel Lamb, on the part of the house, and one member on the part of the senate, be added to the joint special committee, to confer with the commissioners of Virginia, in relation to the Virginia state debt.

ADOPTED March 1, 1870.

[No. 36.) Joint Resolution to instruct the attorney general to institute

proceedings in the nature of quo warranto against the corporation known as the Moorefield and South Branch Turopike Company.

WHEREAS, The Moorefield and South Branch Turnpike company have failed to put and keep in order that portion of their road which lies in the counties of Pendleton and Grant; and, whereas, the said company have forfeited the franchise in so much of said road, as lies in said counties, by such failure and by non-user; therefore,

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That the attorney gen. eral institute such proceeding as may be necessary to secure the forfeiture of the franchises of the said company, in so much of the said road as lies in the said counties.

ADOPTED March 1, 1870.

[No. 37.] Joint Resolution to allow a certain credit to John W. Hobbs,

late sheriff of Hancock county. WHEREAS, John W. Hobbs, late sheriff of Hancock county, has hy a misunderstanding failed to make sale of the delinquent lands for the years eighteen hundred and sixty-three and eighteen hundred and sixty-four; and, whereas, since the year eighteen hundred and sixty-five, a list of the lands and lots mentioned in said delinquent land lists of eighteen hundred and sixty-three and eighteen hundred and sixty-four, has been transmitted by the auditor to, and said lands and lots sold by the sheriff of said county in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight; and, whereas, without action on the part of the legislature, the auditor can not place to the credit of said John W. Hobbs, the amount of taxes and interest charged in said lists; therefore,

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That the auditor is hereby authorized to enter such amount of said delinquent lists to the credit of said John W. Hobbs, late sheriff as aforesaid.

ADOPTED March 2, 1870.

[No. 38.] Joint resolution fixing the amount of mileage to be paid cer

lain witnesses for Nathaniel Harrison. Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That J. M. D. Alderman, a witness on behalf of Nathaniel Harrison, from Pocahontas county, receive the same mileage as witnesses in the same case from Greenbrier county; avd that William P. Rucker receive the same mileage as other wituesses from Nicholas county.

ADOPTED March 3, 1870..

[No. 39.] Joint Resolution authorizing the purchase by the Governor

of three hundred copies of the book entitled the “West Virginia Hand Book.”

WHEREAS, No appropriation was made for the current year for the distribution of information in regard to the resources of the state, by the Commissioner of Immigration,

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That the governor be authorized to purchase three hundred copies of the West Virginia Hand Book, of two hundred pages, with map, at a cost not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid out of the contingent fund, for gratuitous distribution to strangers applying to him for information upon the resources of the state.

ADOPTED March 3, 1870.

[No. 40.] Joint Resolution relating to the adjustment of the public

debt with the commissioners appointed for the purpose by the State of Virginia.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That the governor appoint three resident citizens of this state, one from each congressional district, to treat with the authorities of the state of Virginia on the subject of a proper adjustment of the public debt of that state, due or incurred prior to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixtyone, and a fair division of the property belonging to that state on that day; and make report thereof to this legislature for its approval or disapproval at its next regular session, with the facts and documents upon which their report is founded. Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as waiving or impairing in any way the rights of this state to jurisdiction over the counties of Berkeley and Jefferson.

2. The commissioners so to be appointed shall proceed without delay in the execution of their duties, and as compensation for their services, shall receive six dollars per day for the time actually employed therein, and the same mileage as that allowed to members of the legislature.

ADOPTED March 3, 1870.

[No. 41.] Joint Resolution providing for the payment of D. L. Davis,

Sergeant-at-arms, and William A. Janes, deputy for the Sergeant-atarms of the House of Delegates, in summoning the witnesses in the case of Nathaniel Harrison, under joint resolution of this Legislature.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That D. L. Davis be allowed the sum of thirty-eight dollars and fifty cents, and William A. Janes be allowed the sum of one hundred and ninety-four dollars and

ten cents, for expenses incurred, and per diem for ten days, in summoning the witnesses in the case of Nathaniel Harrison; and that the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Delegates be instructed to issue his warrants to them for those amounts.

ADOPTED March 3, 1870.

[No. 42.] Joint Resolution fixing the mileage of Zachariah Trueblood,

a witness of Nathaniel Harrison. Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That Zachariah Trueblood, a witness summoned here in behalf of Nathaniel Harrison, late judge of the seventh judicial circuit, from Greenbrier county, be allowed the same mileage that bas been allowed to witnesses in the same case, from the same county.

ADOPTED March 3, 1870.

[No. 43.] Joint Resolution directing the publication of certain acts

with the Code. Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That the publisher of the code be and he is hereby authorized to publish with the same, as an appendix thereto, the several acts passed during the present session, amending and re-enacting certain sections and chapters of said code.

ADOPTED March 3, 1870.

[No. 44.] Joint Resolution directing the Secretary of the State to fur

nish each member of the Legislature with a copy of the code of West Virginia.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, That the secretary of state furnish to each member of this legislature one copy of the code of West Virginia, including the acts ordered by this legislature to be incorporated therein, and indexed.

ADOPTED March 3, 1870.

CORPORATIONS.

SAINT JOHN'S SCHOOL.

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I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the state of West Virginia, hereby certify that an agreement, duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has been this day delivered to me; which agreement is in the words and figures following:

“The undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name of *Saint John's School,' for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in the town of Charleston, in the county of Kanawba, state of West Virgidia, a primary and classical school, for teaching branches of useful information, the promotion of religion, and the diffusion of knowledge, in connection with the Protestant Episcopal Church; which corporation is to keep its principal place or house of instruction at Charleston, aforesaid, and to be perpetual, unless dissolved by act of the legislature. And for the purpose of forming the said corporation, we have subscribed the sum of two thousand three hundred dollars to the capital stock thereof, and have paid in on said subscriptions the sum of two hundred and thirty dollars, or ten per cent thereof, and desire the privilege of increasing the said capital by sales of additional shares, from time to time, to twenty thousand dollars in all. The capital so subscribed is divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, which are held by the undersigned respectively as follows, that is to say: by Joseph A. Noch, Kanawha Court House, one share ; William A. Quarrier, Kanawha Court House, one share; George Jeffries, Kanawha Court House, two shares; J. T. Cotton, Kanawha Court House, two shares; Alex. T. Laidley, Kanawha Court House, one share; Delafield Du Bois, Kanawha Court House, one share; Thomas B. Swann, Kanawha Court House, one share; James H. Rodgers, Kanawha Court House, two shares ; James M. Laidley, Kanawha Court House, five shares ; N. Fitzhugh, Kanawha Court House, two shares ; C. Hedrick, Kanawha Court House, one share; Jos. Bibly, Kanawha Court House, two shares; S. Patrick, Kanawha Court House, one share; D. J. Lewis, Coals Mouth, one share. And the capital to be hereafter sold is to be divided into shares of the like amount.

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