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OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

State of South Carolina,

BEING THE

REGULAR SESSION OF 1871-972.

COLUMBIA, S. C.:
REPUBLICAN PRINTING COMPANY, STATE PRINTERS

1872.

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JOURNAL

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

Regular Session, Commencing November 28, 1871.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1871.

The General Assembly of the State of South Carolina was convened (in pursuance of the Constitution) in Columbia, at 12 o'clock, meridian, this day, being the twenty-eighth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one.

The House of Representatives assembled in the Capitol building at 12 M.

The Speaker, Hon. F. J. MOSES, Jr., took the chair.

The Clerk called the roll, and the following members answered to their names :

Hon. F. J. Moses, Jr., Speaker, and Messrs. Adamson, Allen, Barker, Boston, Bowley, Briggs, Byas, L. Cain, E. Cain, Corwin, Cousart, Crews, Crittenden, J. Davis, Dennis, Derrick, Elliott, Ellison, Farr, Ferguson, Frost, Gaither, Garey, Giles, Goodson, Goggins, J. A. Green, Guffin, Harris, Hart, C. D. Hayne, J. N. Hayne, Henderson, Holmes, Hudson, Humbert, Humphries, Hurley, Jackson, Jamison, Jones, Keith, Kennedy, Lang, Lee, Levy, Litchfield, Littlefield, Maddocks, McDaniels, T. D. McDowell, W. J. McDowell, Miles, Milton, Mobley, Moore, Mickey,

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Myers, Nuckles, O'Connell, Pendergrass, Perry, Ramsay, Reedish, Rivers, Saunders, Sellers, Simons, A. L. Singleton, J. P. Singleton, R. M. Smith, Sumpter, Talbert, W. M. Thomas, J. W. Thomas, Thompson, Wallace, Warley, Whipper, White, Wilkes, Wilson and Yocom.

Prayer by Rev. W. D. Harris, Chaplain.

The Journal of the last day of the last session was read and confirmed.

The Clerk of the House was directed to inform the Senate that the House had met, a quorum was present, and was ready to proceed to business.

RESOLUTIONS, &c.

Mr. WHIPPER moved that a Committee be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and ascertain when it will be his pleasure to communicate to the House. Agreed to.

The SPEAKER appointed as said Committee, Messrs. Whipper, Lang and R. M. Smith.

Mr. C. D. HAYNE moved that all Bills, &c., on the Calendar, be referred to their appropriate Committees. Agreed to.

Mr. PERRY gave notice that on to-morrow, or as soon thereafter as practicable, he will ask leave to introduce

A Bill to amend the charter of the town of Pendleton.

Mr. YOCOM gave notice that on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, he will ask leave to introduce the following named Bills :

A Bill to provide for the punishment of embezzlement of public money, and for other purposes ;

A Bill to prohibit certain officers from being interested in certain contracts;

A Bill to prevent certain officers from dealing in certain securities or evidences of indebtedness ;

A Bill to prevent extortion in office, and enforce official duty.

Mr JONES gave notice that on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, he will ask leave to introduce the following:

A Bill to protect plantation laborers who are restricted to payment in plantation due-bills;

A Bill to alter and amend the charter of the town of Georgetown;

A Bill to exempt the County of Georgetown from the payment of fees of County officers, and other persons therein mentioned.

Mr. BOWLEY introduced the following resolution:

Resolved, That a Committee of nine members be elected by the House, to be known as the Committee on Subordinate Officers and Attachees, whose duty it shall be to choose the number of Committee Clerks and Attachees to be employed in the service of the House, and to regulate the pay and audit the accounts of the same; said Committee to appoint a mail carrier for the House, define the duty and regulate the pay of the samė; the action of the Committee to be ratified by the House. The Committee shall not be authorized to make any appointment, from time to time, without the consent of the House. Said Committee shall have power, when necessary, to appoint Clerks and other Attachees to attend Special Committees, by the consent of the House: Provided, That no person shall draw pay for more than one office, and that the Clerk of the House shall draw no pay certificate for any such subordinate, unless appointed by the Committee, except the subordinates elected by the House, and the Engrossing Clerks.

Mr. L. CAIN moved to strike out the word “nine," and insert the words “one from each County." Adopted.

On the adoption of the resolution, as amended,

Mr. JAMISON called for the yeas and nays, which were taken, and are as follows:

Yeas, 75; nays, 7.
Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adamson, Allen, Barker, Boston, Bowley, Briggs, L. Cain, E. Cain, Corwin, Cousart, Crews, Crittenden, J. Davis, Dennis, Derrick, Elliott, Ellison, Farr, Ferguson, Gaither, Garey, Giles, Goodson, Goggins, J. A. Green, Guffin, Harris, Hart, J. N Hayne, Henderson, Holmes, Hudson, Humbert, Humphries, Hurley, Jackson, Jamison, Jones, Keith, Kennedy, Lang, Levy, Litchfield, Littlefield, Maddocks, McDaniels, T. D. McDowell, W. J. McDowell, Mead, Miles, Milton, Mobley, Moore, Myers, Nuckles, O'Connell, Pendergrass, Perry, Ramsay, Reedish, Rivers, Saunders, Sellers, A. L. Singleton, J. P. Singleton, Sumpter, Talbert, J. W. Thomas, Thompson, Wallace, Warley, White, Wilkes, Wilson and Yocom.—75.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Byas, C. D. Hayne, Lee, Simons, R. M. Smith, W. M. Thomas and Whipper.--7.

On motion of Mr. HURLEY, the election of the Committee, under the resolution, was suspended temporarily.

Mr. WHIPPER, from the Committee appointed to wait on His Excellency the Governor, reported that they had performed said duty, and the Governor would communicate in writing this day..

The SPEAKER laid before the House the following:

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