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Mr. THOMAS, of Newberry, rose and objected to the counting of the votes of Laurens County for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, as the House of Representatives had declared that no legal election was held in said County.

'At 2:30 P. M. the Senate retired to the Senate Chamber for consultation.

The PRESIDENT stated that whilst in Joint Convention objection was made to the counting of the votes for Laurens County, for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and the Senate had returned to its Chamber to decide whether the objection should be sustained.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the objection be sustained.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Bowen, Swails, Livingston, Cannon, Crittenden, Witherspoon, Meetze, J. M. Williams, Nash, Taft, Jeter,

Mr. JETER rose and requested that the motion of the Senator from Darlington be reduced to writing.

The PRESIDENT ruled that the matter under consideration beiug connected with the Special Order of the two houses, no resolution growing out of said Special Order would be subject to the Rule requiring all resolutions to lie over one day for consideration.

Mr. JETER appealed from the decision of the Chair.

On the question, “Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained as the judgment of the Senate ?" The yeas

and pays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Bird, Carter, Clinton, Corwin, Duncan, Gaillard, Green, Johnston, Maxwell, Myers, Nash, Swails, Taft, Walker, Warley, B. H. Williams, Whittemore-17.

Nays-Messrs. Bowen, Buck, Butler, Cannon, Cochran, Crittenden, Evans, Howard, Jeter, Livingston, Meetze, J. M. Williams, Wither

spoon-13.

So the decision of the Chair was sustained.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., December 5, 1876. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that it sustains the objection raised to the counting of the vote of Laurens County for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

Very respectfully, &c.,

E. W. M. MACKEY, Speaker House of Representatives.

Mr. MEETZE moved that the Senate take a recess until 12 M. tomorrow.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Lexington,

Mr. WHITTEMORE called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and pays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Bowen, Buck, Butler, Cannon, Cochran, Crittenden, Evans, Howard, Jeter, Livingston, Meetze, J. M. Williams, Witherspoon.-13.

Nays-Messrs. Bird, Carter, Clinton, Corwin, Duncan, Gaillard, Green, Johuston, Maxwell, Myers, Nash, Swails, Taft, Walker, Warley, B. H. Williams, Whittemore.-17.

So the Senate refused to take a recess.

On the question, " Will the Senate sustain the objection to the counting of the votes of Laurens County for Governor and Lieutenant Governor ?"

Mr. WHITTEMORE called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Year-Messrs. Bird, Carter, Clinton, Corwin, Duncan, Gaillard, Green, Jobston, Maxwell, Myers, Nash, Swails, Taft, Walker, Warley, B. H. Williams, Whittemore.-17.

Nays-Messrs. Bowen, Buck, Butler, Cannon, Cochran, Crittenden, Evans, Howard, Jeter, Livingston, Meeze, J. M. Williams, Witherspoon.-13.

The PRESIDENT declared that, both houses having sustained the objection, the vote of Laurens County would not be included in the statement of the election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

The Senate returned to the hall of the House of Representatives.

The SPEAKER resumed the reading of the returns of election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, as follows:

LEXINGTON COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor..

Wade Hampton received....

D. H. Chamberlain received ........
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor..

W. D. Simpson received...
R. H. Gleaves received......

3,385 2,129 1,256 3,380 2,110 1,270

MARION COUNTY.
Whole number of votes for Governor..

Wade Hampton received........
D. H. Chamberlain received...

5,641 3,149 2,492 Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor....

W. D. Simpson received...........
R. H. Gleaves received.....

5,639 3,147 2,192

MARLBORO COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor

Wade Hampton received...........

D. H. Chamberlain received
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor..

W. D. Simpson received..........
R. H. Gleaves received ........

3,553 1,945 1,608 3,519 1,941 1,608

NEWBERRY COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor..

Wade Hampton received.........

D. H. Chamberlain received.....
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor..

W. D. Simpson received...........
R. H. Gleaves received...

4,957 2,196 2,761 4,958 2,160 2,798

OCONEE COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor.

Wade Hampton received........

D. H. Chamberlain received......
W bole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor.

W. D. Simpson received......
R. H. Gleaves received........

... 2,607

2,083

524 2,588 2,068

520

ORANGEBURG COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor..

Wade Hampton received .........
D. H. Chamberlain received......

T. C. Dunn received .......
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor...

W. D. Simpson received...
R. H. Gleaves received.....

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PICKENS COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor.

Wade Hampton received..
D. H. Chamberlain received .....

2,408 2,002 406 Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor....

W. D. Simpson received .....
R. H. Gleaves received.......

2,390 1,991

399

RICHLAND COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor.......

Wade Hampton received......
D. H. Chamberlain received .....

Scattering ...
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor...

W. D. Simpson received...
R. H. Gleaves received .........

6,293 2,435 3,857

1 6,288 2,429 3,859

SPARTANBURG COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor.

Wade Hampton received......
D. H. Chamberlain received........

John Winsnith received........
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor...

W. D. Simpson received.......
R. H. Gleaves received.....

6,145 4,670 1,467

1 6,128 4,632 1,496

SUMTER COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor..

Wade Hampton received.......

D. H. Chamberlain received......
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor..........

W. D. Simpson received....
R. H. Gleaves received.....

6,241 2,382 3,859 6,243 2,360 3,883

UNION COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor..

Wade Hampton received ........

D. H. Chamberlain received ........
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor...

W.D. Simpson received.......
R. H. Gleaves received........

4,269 2,519 1,750 4,268 2,476 1,792

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor...

Wade Hampton received.......
D. H, Chamberlain received......

4,200
1,757
2,443

Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor...

W. D. Simpson received......
R. H. Gleaves received .......

4,199 1,754 2,445

YORK COUNTY.

Whole number of votes for Governor...

Wade Hampton received ...........

D. H. Chamberlain received ........
Whole number of votes for Lieutenant Governor...

W. D. Simpson received........
R. H. Gleaves received..........

5,680 3,233 2,447 5,671 3,223 2,448

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The SPEAKER declared Hon. D. H. Chamberlain, having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, duly elected Governor of the State of South Carolina for the ensuing two years.

The SPEAKER declared Hon. R. H. Gleaves, having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast, duly elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of South Carolina for the ensuing two years.

At 5:15 P. M., the Senate returned to the Senate Chamber.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate the following message :

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., December 5, 1876. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that Messrs. Thomas, Ferriter and Ford have been appointed

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