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further provision as may be necessary to raise funds for the purpose. Done in Convention, at the City of Charleston, this twenty-ninth

day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.

A. G. MACKEY,

President Constitutional Convention. Attest:

C. J. STOLBRAND), Secretary.

AN ORDINANCE

To divide Pickens District into two Election and Judicial Dis

tricts.

We, the People of South Carolina, in Convention met, do ordain, That Pickens District be divided into two Judicial and Election Districts, by a line leaving the southern boundary of the State of North Carolina where the White Water River enters this State, and thence down the centre of said River, by whatsoever names known, to Raven'el's Bridge, on Seneca River, and thence along the centre of the road leading to Pendleton Village, until it intersects the line of the District of Anderson; that the territory lying east of said line shall hereafter constitute the Judicial and Election District of Pickens; and the territory lying west of said line shall constitute a new Judicial and Election District, to be called Oconee District.

SECTION 2. That James Lewis, James H. Ambler, Rees Bowen, James A. Hagood and W. T. Fields be and they are hereby appointed Special Commissioners to select a proper site, and locate a new Court House Town for Pickens District, which site shall be as near the centre of the District as may be practicable; and for this purpose they are hereby authorized to purchase in the name of the State a tract of not less than one hundred, nor more than four hundred acres of land, and after reserving a sufficient quantity for the public buildings, lay out the balance into town lots of various sizes, as they shall deem most desirable, and after not less than two months' previous public notice sell the same at public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, or otherwise as may seem to them best, making titles thereto in the name of the State, the proceeds of said sale, after paying for the lands purchased, to be applied by said Commissioners to the erection of a court house and jail, which shall be completed as soon as is practicable.

SECTION 3. That Wesly Pitchford, W. E. Holcombe, Bry Frotwell, M. F. Mitchel and Dr. O. M. Doyle be, and they are hereby; appointed Special Commissioners to select a proper site, and locate and erect a court house and jail for Ocones District, which location

shall be either at the town of Walhalla, or at some point on the Blue Ridge Railroad between that place and Perryville, and for the purpose of erecting said court house and jail said Commissioners are hereby authorized, if sufficient contributions and means cannot be otherwise raised, to purchase in the name of the State so much land, not exceeding the amount limited to Pickens District, as they shall deem necessary, and to lay out, sell and convey the same as the Commissioners for Pickens District are authorized to do; the proceeds of said sale, after paying for the lands purchased to be applied by the said Commissioners to the erection of a court house and jail for said District, which shall be completed as soon as practicable.

SECTION 4. That the two Boards of Commissioners acting together are hereby authorized to sell the present court house and jail, with the public grounds of Pickens District, and convey the same in the name of the State, upon such terms as they shall deem most desirable; the proceeds of said sale to be equally divided between the two Boards, and applied by them to the erection of the new buildings for their respective Districts: Provided, That the present court house and jail shall be used for the two Districts until new jails are erected and some convenient arrangements, temporarily or otherwise, for holding the Courts separately at the new Locations, as to one or both, shall have been made.

SECTION 5. That it shall be the duty of the said Boards of Commissioners to report their action respectively in the premises to the first session of the first General Assembly that shall assemble by authority of the Constitution adopted by this Convention, and of the said General Assembly in the same session to perfect the division and complete the organization of the said Districts of Pickeng and Oconee, as, the other Judicial and Election Districts of the State. Done in Convention, at the city of Charleston, this twenty-ninth

day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.

A. G. MACKEY, President of the Constitutional Convention. Attest:

C. J. STOLBRAND, Secretary.

AN ORDINANCE

To provide for the Ratification of the Constitution, and for the

Élection of certain Officers. We, the People of South Carolina, in Convention met, do ordain, That on the 14th, 15th and 16th days of April, 1868, the Constitution adopted by this Convention shall be submitted for ratification or rejection to the registered voters of this State; and also that, at the same time, an election shall be held for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Adjutant and InspectorGeneral, Secretary of State, Comptroller-General, Treasurer, Attorney-General, Superintendent of Education, and members of the General Assembly. And, furthermore, that at the same time an election shall be held in each Congressional District for a momber of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

SECTION 2. That the election for the ratification or rejection of the Constitution and for the aforementioned officers shall be held at such places and under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Commanding General of this Military District, and the returns made to him as directed by law..

SECTION 3. That in voting for or against the adoption of the Constitution the words "For Constitution," or "Against Constitution, shall be written or printed on the ballot of each voter; but no voter shall vote for or against the Constitution on a separate ballot from that cast by him for officers.

SECTION 4. That a Board of Commissioners is hereby appointed, to consist of Messrs. E. W. M. Mackey, F. L. Cardozo, A. J. Ransier, and C. C. Bowen, who shall keep an office for the transaction of business in the city of Charleston, and who may employ such clerical force as may be necessary, and who are empowered to cause to be appointed suitable persons for managers of elections in each County in the State to hold the election provided for by this Ordinance. Said Commissioners shall have power to use all the necessary means to secure a full and fair vote upon the Constitution and the election of officers.

SECTION 5. That in case of the death, resignation, or inability to serve of any member or members of said Board of Commissioners, the President of this Convention shall have power to fill such vacancy.

SECTION 6. That should the said Board of Commissioners deem it necessary or expedient, they are hereby authorized to extend in any County or Counties, election precinct or precincts, the number of days during which the election aforesaid is to be held from three to five.

SECTION 7. That within thirty days after the ratification of this Constitution, an election shall be held in and for each county, at such time and places, and under such regulations as may be prescribed by said Board of Commissioners for the election of all county officers required by this Constitution to be elected by the people. And tho said Board shall also have authority to call eleccions for all municipal officers, at present elected by the people, at the same time, and subject to such regulations as said Board may prescribe, not inconsistent with this Constitution or the charters of euch municipal bodies. And at such elections every qualified

elector under the provisions of this Constitution may vote for all officers to be elected.

SECTION 8. That the Commissioners herein appointed shall receive for their services five dollars per day in United States currency, or its equivalent in bills receivable of this State.

SECTION 9. That the President of this Convention, upon the requisition of said Board of Commissioners, shall have power to draw from the Treasury of the State all monies necessary to pay the expenses incurred under this Ordinance, and which the General Commanding this Military District is not authorized to assume.

SECTION 10. That the said Board of Commissioners, as they have carried out the provisions of this Ordinance, shall make to the General Assembly a report of their proceedings, and a statement of the monies expended by thom. Done in Convention, at the city of Charleston, this seventh day

of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.

A. G. MACKEY,

President Constitutional Convention. Attest:

C. J. STOLBRAND, Secretary.

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AN ORDINANCE

To Divide the State into Four Congressional Districts.

We, the People of the State of South Carolina, in Convention met, do ordain, That the State of South Carolina shall be, and the same is hereby, divided into four Congressional Districts, as follows: First Congressional District, to be composed of the Counties of Lancaster, Chesterfield, Marlborough, Darlington, Marion, Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Sumter, Clarendon, and Kershaw. Second Congressional District to be composed of the Counties of Charleston, Colleton, Beaufort and Barnwell. Third Congressional District to be composed of the Counties of Orangeburg, Lexington, Richland, Newberry, Edgefield, Abbeville and Ander50n; and the fourth Congressional District to be composed of the Counties of Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Laurons, Spartanburg: Union, York, Chester and Fairfield.

SECTION 2. That until the next apportionment be made by the Congress of the United States, each of the said Congressional Districts shall be entitled to elect one member to represent this State in the Congress of the United States. After such new apportionment by Congress, the General Assembly shall divide the Štate into as many Congressional Districts as we are entitled to members in the House of Representatives.

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SECTION 3. That at the first election under this Constitution, two Representatives shall be elected at large on the State ticket, to represent the overplus of our population. Should they obtain seats, they shall continue to be so elected until the new apportionment after the census of 1870. Done in Convention, at the city of Charleston, this eighth day of

March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.

A. G. MACKEY,

President Constitutional Convention. ATTEST: 0. J. STOLBRAND,

Secretary

AN ORDINANCE

To amend an Ordinance entiled "An Ordinance to provide for the

ratification of the Constitution and Ordinances and for the election of certain Officers."

We, the People of the State of South Carolina, in Convention met, do ordain, That the aforesaid Ordinance be so amended as to strike out the words “and ordinances” in the following places, to wit: In the first line of section 2, first line of section 3, second line of section 3, sixth line of section 4, and wherever else they

occur.

Done in Convention, at the city of Charleston, this ninth day of

March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.

A. G. MACKEY,

President Constitutional Convention. ATTEST : C. J. STOLBRAND,

Secretary

AN ORDINANCE

To repeal all Acts of Legislation passed since the twentieth day of

December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, which pledge the faith and credit of the State for the benefit of any Corporate Body.

WHEREAS, it is inexpedient that when the credit of the State is advanced or pledged for the benefit of public enterprises and works, in which the people of the State are interested, that power

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