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the Probate Court of Charleston County, and to direct the application of the proceeds of sale.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was ordered to lie on the table.

Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Abbeville.

The Bill received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Bill to alter and amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the charter and extend the limits of the City of Columbia," approved February 26, 1870.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committe on Incorporations.

On motion of Mr. JOHNSTON, the consideration of the Special Order was suspended.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Mr. JOHNSTON, from the Committee on Legislative Library, to whom was referred Joint Resolution (House) authorizing the State Librarian to cause to be prepared an index to Volume 14th of the Statutes of this State, reported back the same, with the recommendation that the Resolution do pass.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Rule was suspended, and the Report considered immediately.

The question was taken an agreeing to the Report, and decided in the affirmative.

The Joint Resolution received its second reading.
There being no amendments,
Ordered, That it be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third reading,

Bill (House) to vest the title of the State to a lot of land in the village of Orangeburg, of which Deidrich Klepping died seized, in the purchaser or purchasers who shall pay for the premises under a sale by a decree of the Probate Court of Charleston County, and to direct the application of the proceeds of sale. Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

SPECIAL ORDER.

At 1 P. M. the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order.

Bill to amend the charter of the Columbia Bridge Company.
On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the further consideration of the Special

Order was discharged, and made the Special Order for Thursday, December 22, 1870.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.

Bill to enable judgment debtors to sell their real and personal property, and to confirm sales already made, upon conditions therein specified.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to secure advances for agricultural purposes,” and to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to protect laborers and persons working under contracts or shares of crops."

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. ROSE, the Senate took up, out of its order, for consideration,

Bill to charter the town of Yorkville.

The Bill received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Bill (by Committee on Incorporations) to renew and amend the charter of the town of Mt. Pleasant.

The Bill received its second reading. On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was amended by striking out, wherever it occurs, the word “ Magistrate,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ Trial Justice, or other inferior Courts.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was further amended in Section 6, fifth line, by striking out the words “of Roads,” and inserting before the word “ Commissioners” the word “ County."

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Bill was recommitted to the Committee on Incorporations.

Report of Committee on Printing on Resolution to require the said Committee to advertise for proposals for the current and permanent printing of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Report and Resolution were ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Senate took up, out of its order, for consideratian,

Bill to provide for the publication of the Acts, Reports, Resolutions, Journals, and other papers of the General Assembly.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Bill was amended by striking out of Section 1, printed Bill, the following: “also, to arrange and prepare three thousand five hundred (3,500) copies of the same for publication in pamphlet form, and superintend the execution of the work.”

Mr. NASH moved to amend Section 1 by adding after the words “ General Assembly," on the eighth line, printed Bill, the words “Provided, Said contract shall be approved by the Senate and House of Representatives.”

There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill, as amended, be engrossed for a third reading.
On' motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate adjourned at 2:20 P. M.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1870. Pursuant to adjournment the Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by the President, Hon. A. J. RANSIER.

The roll was called, and, a quorum answering to their names, the PRESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business.

Prayer by the Rev. R. H. Cain.
The Journal of yesterday was read.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution to instruct the Clerks of the House of Representatives and Senate, to draw pay certificates for the payment of the per diem and mileage of members of the General Assembly, from November 22, 1870, to January 4, 1871, inclusive, and for the payment of subordinate officers and employees of the General Assembly.

The Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

Concurrent Resolution to require County Commissioners to report and furnish certain information.

The Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House returned, with concurrence,

Senate Concurrent Resolution inquiring why certain accounts of school teachers, for services rendered, have not been paid by the State Treasurer.

The House returned, with amendment,

Senate Bill to make appropriation for the payment of the per diem and mileage of the members of the General Assembly, and the salaries of the subordinate officers, and other expenses incidental thereto.

The Senate refused to concur in the amendment, and a message with the Bill returned to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House also sent to the Senate,

A Bill supplementary to an Act entitled " An Act to authorize administrators, executors, and other fiduciaries, to sell certain evidences of indebtedness at public sale, and to compromise in certain cases "

The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration on Monday, and to be printed. MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. A. O. Jones, Clerk of the House of Representatives, appeared, and was announced by the Sergeant-at-Arms.

Mr. Jones delivered the following message:

Mr. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has appointed Hons. W. J. Whipper, F J. Moses, Jr., Warren D. Wilkes, Aaron Logan and Joseph Crews, a Committee to appear before the bar of the Senate, and there, in the name of the House of Representatives, and of all the people of the State of South Carolina, to impeach T. 0. P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, of high crimes and misdemeanors in office, and acquaint the Senate that the House of Representatives will, in due time, exhibit particular articles of impeachment against him, and make good the same, and that said Committee do demand that the Senate take order for the appearance of said T. O. P. Vernon to answer the same.

A. O. JONES,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The PRESIDENT-The Senate has heard the message, and will take order in the premises. Mr. Jones then retired.

COMMITTEE FROM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Representatives W. J. Whipper, F. J. Moses, Jr., Warren D. Wilkes, Aaron Logan, Joseph Crews, appeared, and were announced by the Sergeant-at-Arms as Committee from the House of Representatives.

Mr. WHIPPER read the following: MR. PRESIDET: In obedience to the order of the House of Representatives, we appear before you, and in the name of the House of Representatives, and of all the people of the State of South Carolina, we do

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impeach T. O. P. Vernon, Circuit Judge of the State of South Carolina, in and for the 7th Circuit thereof, of high crimes and misdemeanors in office; and we further inform the Senate, that the House of Representatives will, in due time, exhibit particular Articles of Impeachment against him, and make good the same, and, in their name, we demand that the Senate do take order for the appearance of the said T. 0. P. Vernon, to answer said impeachment.

W. J. WHIPPER,
F. J. MOSES, Jr.,
WARREN D. WILKES,
AARON LOGAN,
JOSEPH CREWS,

Committee. The PRESIDENT—The Senate has heard the message, and will take action in the premises.

The Committee then retired.
Mr. WHITTEMORE introduced the following Resolution:

Whereas, the House of Representatives on this, 17th day of the present month, by five of their members, Messrs. W. J. Whpper, F. J. Moses, Jr., Warren D. Wilkes, Aaron Logan and Joseph Crews, at the bar of the Senate, impeached T. 0. P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of the State of South Carolina, of high crimes and misdemeanors in office, and informed the Senate that the House of Representatives will, in due time, exhibit particular articles of impeachment against him, and make good the same, and likewise demand that the Senate take order for the appearance of the said T. O. P. Vernon, to answer to the said impeachment; therefore,

Resolved, That the Senate will take proper order thereon, of which due notice shall be given to the House of Representatives.

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Rule be suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

Objection being made, the Resolution was ordered for consideration on Monday next.

MESSAGE NO. 7 FROM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C, December 17, 1870. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that they respectfully insist upon amendment striking out

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