General Assembly Vote, March 1, 1832

 

                The vote on March 1st passed the amendment to a bill that took several acts concerning African Americans (free and slave) and condensed them into one. This bill increased restrictions on slaves and were especially harsh on free African Americans.

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[March 1, 1832]

 

[p. 199] An engrossed bill, "to amend an act, entitled, 'an act reducing into one the several acts concerning slaves, free negroes and mulattoes, and for other purposes," was read a third time, and sundry blanks therein were filled: whereupon a motion was made by Mr. Chandler, to suspend the fifth rule of the house, (which requires that a question once determined shall not again be brought into consideration during the same session,) in order to re-consider the vote ordering the said bill to be engrossed and read a third time; and the question being put thereupon, was determined in the negative. Ayes 39, noes 80.


On motion of Mr. Chandler, (seven of the members present concurring,) Ordered, That the ayes and noes upon the said question be inserted in the journal.

 

[Ayes]

The names of the gentlemen who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Cameron, Campbell of Bedford, Pate, Good, Anderson of Botetourt, Wilson of Botetourt, Campbell of Brooke, Daniel, Erskine, Bruce, Mullen, Gallaher, Berry, Allen, Hays, M'llhaney, Cordell, Caldwell, Smith of Mason, Goode, Knox, Billingsly, Henry, Vawter, Chandler, Leigh, Fitzhugh, Parriott, Robertson, Witcher, Zinn, Dupuy, Land, M'Mahon, Cline, Cobb, Gillespie, M'Coy and M'Culloch—39.

 

[Noes]

And the names of the gentlemen who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Banks, (the speaker,) Grinalds, Wood of Albemarle, Randolph, Persinger, Booker, Garland. M'Cue, Brooke, Faulkner, Gholson, Shell, Patteson of Buckingham, Bolling, Spurlock, Rives, Dickinson, Halyburton, Richardson, Patteson of Chesterfield, Broadus, Wilson of Cumberland, Brodnax, Jones, Ritchie, Ball, Chilton, Marshall, Stephenson, Stillman, Helms, Hale of Franklin, Woods, Wood of Frederick, Smith of Frederick, Smith of Gloucester, Bryce of Goochland, Hail of Grayson, Spencer, Sims, Carskadon, Poston, Roane, Williams, Johnson, Mayo, Gravely, Jordan, Sheild, Summers, Harwood, Hooe, Dabney, Carter of Richmond, Street, Hudgins, Preston, Webb, Cabell, Harvey, Anderson of Nottoway, Davis, Adams, Hiner, Swanson, Gilliland, Miller, Shands, Carter of Prince William, Hart, Jessee, Bare, Powell, Moncure, Crump, Hargrave, Newton, Morris, Crockett and Rutherfoord—80.

 

[p. 200] The question then recurred upon the passage of the said bill, and was determined in the affirmative.—Ayes 74, noes 48.


On motion of Mr. M'Cue, (seven of the members present concurring,) Ordered, That the ayes and noes upon the said question be inserted in the journal.

 

[Ayes]

The names of the gentlemen who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Banks, (the speaker,) Grinalds, Wood of Albemarle, Randolph, Booker, Garland, Campbell of Bedford, Pate, Wilson of Botetourt, Gholson, Shell, Patteson of Buckingham, Bolling, Rives, Daniel, Dickinson, Halyburton, Richardson, Patteson of Chesterfield, Broadus, Wilson of Cumberland, Brodnax, Jones, Ritchie, Ball, Stillman, Hale of Franklin, Bryce of Frederick, Smith of Frederick, Smith of Gloucester, Bryce of Goochland, Erskine, Spencer, Sims, Roane, Williams, Mayo, Gravely, Jordan, Sheild, Summers, Harwood, Hooe, Dabney, Carter of Richmond, Street, Hudgins, Goode, Knox, Preston, Webb, Cabell, Leigh, Harvey, Anderson of Nottoway, Fitzhugh, Davis, Swanson, Miller, Dupuy, Land, Shands, Carter of Prince William, M'Dowell, Powell, Moncure, Crump, Hargrave, M'Coy, Newton, Morris, Crockett, King and Rutherfoord—74.

 

[Noes]

And the names of the gentlemen who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Persinger, M'Cue, Brooke, Cameron, Faulkner, Good, Anderson of Botetourt, Campbell of Brooke, Spurlock, Chilton, Marshall, Stephenson, Helms, Woods, Wood of Frederick, Hail of Grayson, Bruce, Carskadon, Poston, Mullen, Johnson, Gallaher, Berry, Allen, Hays, M'llhaney, Cordell, Caldwell, Smith of Mason, Billingsly, Henry, Vawter, Chandler, Parriott, Robertson, Adams, Hiner, Witcher, Gilliland, Zinn, Hart, M'Mahon, Cline, Jessee, Bare, Cobb, Gillespie and M'Culloch—48.


Resolved, That the bill do pass, and that the title be "an act to amend an act, entitled, ' an act reducing into one the several acts concerning slaves, free negroes and mulattoes, and for other purposes."

 

From Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia 1831-1832 , pp. 199-200.