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There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Resolution be engrossed for a third reading.

Report of Committee on Finance on Joint Resolution instructing the State Auditor to order enforcement of collection of taxes.

The Report was read, and taken up for consideration.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Whittemore, Swails, Hayne, Nash,

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

So the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly. •

Report of the Committee on Finance on a Bill to provide for the redemption of certain lands sold under the order of General Ed. R. S. Canby.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.

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

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to define the jurisdiction and duties of the County Commissioners.”

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue to John Phillips, Executor of John Campbell, deceased, certain certificates of State Stocks.

The Joint Resolution received its second reading, and was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Resolution be engrossed for a third reading.

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue to Thomas L. Webb, Trustee of McKewn and Martha Johnstone, a certain certificate of State Stocks.

The Joint Resolution received its second reading, and was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Resolution be engrossed for a third reading.

Joint Resolution to authorize an appropriation to pay the claims of Professors M. La Borde, J. L. Reynolds, W. J. Rivers, and C. Bruce Walker,

The Joint Resolution received its second reading, and was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Joint Resolution be referred to the Committee on Claims.

Mr. HAYNE moved, as an amendment, that the Joint Resolution be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. NASH moved that the further consideration of the Joint Resolution be indefinitely postponed.

Pending debate, participated in by Messrs. Arnim, Swails, Rose, Corbin, Whittemore, Nash,

The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the consideration of the

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 1:30 P. M., to wit:

Report of Committee on Finance on the petition of the Professors and Librarian of the South Carolina University.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, further proceedings under the Special Order were postponed until after the disposal of the matter previously under consideration.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of

Joint Resolution to authorize an appropriation to pay the claims of Professors M. LaBorde, J. L. Reynolds, W. J. Rivers and C. Bruce Walker.

Hon. C. W. MONTGOMERY, President pro tem., took the Chair. After further debate,

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Richland, that the further consideration of the Joint Resolution be indefinitely postponed, Mr. SWAILS called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Foster, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Johnston, Maxwell, Montgomery, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson.-21.

Mr. Arnim voted in the negative.

So the motion of the Senator from Richland was agreed to, and the further consideration of the Resolution indefinitely postponed.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the vote whereby the further consideration of the above Joint Resolution was indefinitely postponed was reconsidered, and the motion for reconsideration ordered to lie on the table.

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Special Order for this day at 1:30 P. M., to wit:

Report of Committee on Finance on the petition of the Professors and Librarian of the South Carolina University.

The report was read, and taken up for consideration.

The question was taken on agreeing to the Report, decided in the affirmative, and the prayer of the petitioners rejected.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.
Bill to amend the charter of the town of Union.

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Oconee County to levy a special tax

The Joint Resolution received its second reading, and was considered as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Resolution was amended by the addition of the following: “the same to be used exclusively to paying the ndebtedness of the County."

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Bieman, Whittemore,
There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Resolution be engrossed for a third reading.

SPECIAL ORDER

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 2 P. M., to wit:

Report of the Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Mt. Pleasant.

On motion of Mr HAYNE, the further consideration of the Special Order was postponed, and made the Special Order for to-morrow at 2 P. M.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, at 2 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1871. Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by Hon. C. W. MONTGOMERY, President pro tem.

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

Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Clerk read the Journal of yesterday.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIES.

The House sent to the Senate

A Bill to incorporate the Moses Guards of Ridgeway, Fairfield County, South Carolina ;

A Bill to recharter the Pumpkintown Turnpike Road, in Pickens County ;

A Bill to incorporate the Nashville Independent Blues Charitable Association.

The above Bills received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

The House also sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution for the appointment of a Joint Committee to wait upon the State Treasurer and obtain information of the disposition of the appropriation of $135,000 for the payment of Legislative expenses.

Mr. HAYNE moved that the Resolution be referred to the Committee on Finance.

The motion of the Senator from Marion was subsequently withdrawn.

The question was taken on concurring in the Resolutlon, and decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Resolution be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution requirizng the County Auditor of Newberry County to render a certain Report.

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

Concurrent Resolution requesting the Secretary of the Advisory Board of Land Commission to make a report.

Mr HAYNE moved that the Resolution be referred to the Special Joint Committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the Land Commission

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Hayne, Arnim,

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Resolution be referred to the Committee on Public Lands, with instruction to report without unnecessary delay.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Swails, Maxwell, Whittemore, Arnim, Leslie, Corbin,

Pending debate,
Hon. A J RANSIER, President, took the Chair.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Leslie, Maxwell, Whittemore,

Mr. MAXWELL moved that the Resolution be laid on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marlboro, Mr. CORBIN called for the yeas

and

nays. The yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Hayes, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-16.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Corbin, Dickson, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Nash, Wilson.-10.

So the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution requiring a Report from the Land Commissioner and the Advisory Board.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Leslie, Whittemore, Duvall, Corbin, Maxwell, Hayes, Swails,

Mr. LESLIE moved that the Resolution be ordered to lie on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Barnwell, Mr LESLIE called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Clinton, Duncan, Hayes, llayne, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-14.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Cardozo, Corbin, Dickson, Duvall, Holcombe, Johnston, Nash, Wilson.-11.

So the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a message from the House of Representatives.

Mr. A. 0. Jones, Clerk of the House of Representatives, appeared and delivered the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., January 9, 1871. MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform the Senate that the House

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