Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia

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الصفحة 453 - Whether we are considering an agreement between parties, a statute, or a constitution, with a view to its interpretation, the thing which we are to seek is the thought which it expresses. "To ascertain this, the first resort, in all cases, is to the natural signification of the words employed, in the order of grammatical arrangement in which the framers of the instrument have placed them.
الصفحة 4 - That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
الصفحة 156 - An Act for the assessment of taxes on persons, property, income, and licenses, and imposing taxes thereon for the support of the government and free schools and to pay the interest on the public debt...
الصفحة 454 - If thus regarded the words embody a definite meaning, which involves no absurdity, and no contradiction between different parts of the same writing, then that meaning apparent on the face of the' instrument is the one which alone we are at liberty to say was intended to be conveyed. In such a case there is no room for construction. That which the words declare, is the meaning of the instrument ; and neither courts nor Legislatures have the right to add to or take away from that meaning.
الصفحة 1 - That a committee of conference, to consist of five on the part of the house, and three on the part of the Senate, be appointed to...
الصفحة 159 - No money shall be paid out of the state treasury except in pursuance of appropriations made by law...
الصفحة 192 - There shall be a joint committee on the library, to consist of three members on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House of Representatives, to superintend and direct the expenditure of all moneys appropriated for the library, and to perform such other duties as are or may be directed by law.
الصفحة 95 - That a committee of three on the part of the House and two on the part of the Senate, be appointed to wait on the governor and inform him that the general assembly is ready to adjourn.
الصفحة 12 - Resolved, That a committee of two on the part of this house be appointed, to act with a similar committee on the part of the Senate, to wait on his Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses of the General Assembly have convened, elected their officers, and are ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make to them, and to ascertain of him at what time he will make such communication.
الصفحة 256 - Governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed ; communicate to the General Assembly, at every session, the condition of the State; recommend to its consideration such measures as he may deem expedient, and convene the General Assembly on application of two-thirds of the members of both houses thereof, or when, in his opinion, the interest of the State may require.

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