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Commonwealth of Virginia
BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL IN THE
CITY OF RICHMOND
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1918
VIRGINIA STATO DOCUMENT
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1918.
The Senate met at 12 o'clock M., and was called to order oy Lieutenant-Governor J. Taylor ELLISON.
Prayer by Rev. R. H. Pitt.
The following communication was received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, transmitting the name of the member-elect of the Senate of Virginia to fill the vacancy in the 39th Senatorial District, as follows:
January 9, 1918.
As required by law, I herewith respectfully transmit the name of the member-elect of the Senate of Virginia to fill the vacancy in the Thirty-ninth Senatorial District, as ascertained and determined by the board of State canvassers at their meeting held the fourth Monday in November, 1917, the official record of which is on file in my office.
Thirty-ninth District-King and Queen, Middlesex, Essex, Gloucester, and Mathews-J. Douglas Mitchell. Very respectfully,
B. O, JAMES, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
The roll was then called, and the following senators responded to their names:
Messrs. Addison, Allen, Andrews, Barham, Bowers, Buchanan, Cannon, Conrad, Corbitt, Davis, Drewry, Early, Garrett, Gayle, Goodloe, Goolrick, Gravatt, Gunn, Hening, Holt, Jeffreys, Jordon, Lacy, Mapp, Mathews, Mitchell, Rinehart, Kison, Robertson, Royall, Strode, Thornton, Trinkle, Webb, Wendenbert, West-36.
A quorum being present, Senator J. Douglas MITCHELL, having previously filed in the office of the Clerk of the Senate certificates of his election, came forward and the Clerk of the Senate administered to him the oath prescribed by law.
MR. STRODE presented the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Rules for the Government of the Senate be the rules adopted at the Session of 1916, which was agreed to; and are as follows: