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of Representatives has appointed Honorables W. J. Whipper, F. J. Moses, Jr., Warren D. Wilkes, Aaron Logan and Joseph Crews managers to conduct the impeachment against T. O. P. Vernon, Circuit Judge of the State of South Carolina, in and for the Seventh Circuit thereof, and has directed said managers to carry to the Senate the articles of impeachment, to be exhibited in maintainance of their impeachment against the said T. 0. P. Vernon, as soon as the same have been agreed upon by the House.

A. O. JONES, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution requesting His Excellency the Governor to furnish certain information relative to riotous proceedings in certain Counties of the State.

Mr. JOHNSTON moved that the Resolution be made the Special Order for to-morrow, at 1 P. M.

The motion of the Senator from Sumter was subsequently withdrawn.

On motion 'of Mr. HAYNE, the Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate

Report of Medical Committee of the House of Representatives on accounts of Dr. F. Peyre Porcher, which were referred to the Committee on Claims.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. CORBIN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the following Bills, reported back the same, with the recommendation that they do not pass :

Bill to define the law in relation to certain easements ;

Bill to repeal so much of the Act of 1839 as prohibits the Clerks of the Courts of the State from acting as Attorneys and Solicitors in the Courts of the State.

A Bill to authorize the Governor to appoint a Sheriff in the County of Greenville, to fill the unexpired term of A. B. Vickers, deceased.

A Bill to extend the jurisdiction of the Probate Judges of this state. Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. CORBIN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the following Bills, reported back the same, with the recommendation that the Bills do pass :

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;"

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act providing for the General Elections, and the manner of conducting the same," approved March 1, 1870;

A Bill to authorize Circuit Judges to hold Courts in other Circuits than their own ;

A Bill to regulate the appointment, jurisdiction and duties of Notaries Public.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. CORBIN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of the County Commissioners of Beaufort, praying that they be relieved from payment of the stenographer for the Courts, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the prayer of the petitioners be not granted.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. CORBIN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Joint Resolution to allow Hon. James L Orr compensation for extra services, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Joint Resolution do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

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

A Bill to provide for the redemption of certain lands sold under the order of General Ed. R. S. Canby for taxes ;

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue to John Phillips, executor of John Campbell, deceased, certain certificates of State stock;

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issne to Thos. L. Webb, trustee of McKewn and Martha Johnstone, a certain certificate of State stock.

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

The above Bill and Joint Resolutions received their third reading, passed, and were ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives!

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Auditor to suspend proceedings in certain cases.

The Joint Resolution received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be enrolled for ratification.

BILLS INTRODUCED. Mr CORBIN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Samuel Cochran, and others, introduced

Joint Resolution for the relief of Samuel Cochran, Thomas Cochran, Elizabeth Cochran, Juliana Irvine, Isabella Irvine and Henrietta Irvine.

The Joint Resolution received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Mr. NASH gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce

A Bill to repeal an Act entitled “An Act to establish a Bureau of Agricultural Statistics for the encouragement of industrial enterprises, and to invite capital to South Carolina for the development of the resources of the State.”

Mr. JOHNSTON gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to ir troduce

Joint Resolution for the relief of persons driven from their homes by outrages committed in several of the upper Counties of the State.

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 tomorrow, at 2 P. M.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, at 3 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1871.

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 Chaplain.
The Clerk read the Journal of yesterday.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution requesting and instructing the United States Senators and Representatives in the Congress of the United States from South Carolina to oppose the passage of a general amnesty bill by the United States Congress.

Mr. CORBIN moved that the further consideration of the above Resolution be indefinitely postponed.

Mr. SMALLS moved that the motion of the Senator from Charleston be laid on the table.

The motion of the Senator from Beaufort was not seconded.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Nash, Arnim, Whittemore,

The question was taken on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Charleston, and decided in the affirmative.

So the further consideration of the Resolution was indefinitely postponed, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

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

PETITIONS, &c.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the petition of sundry merchants, and other citizens of the City of Charleston, praying for the passage of an Act creating the office of Assistant Flour Inspector, for that City; which was referred to the Cimmittee on the Judiciary.

Mr. NASH presented the affidavit of John Dooly, setting forth claims endorsed and attested by G. T. Berg, Architect, against the State of South Carolina ; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

Mr. JOHNSTON presented the accounts against the State Librarian, for binding and lettering sundry volumes of Statutes of the State of South Carolina; which were referred to the Committee on Contingent ACcounts and Expenses.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the petition of the Mechanics' Union, No. 1, of Charleston, South Carolina, praying for an Act of incorporation ; which was referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. NASH, from the Committee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses, to whom was referred the accounts of E. R. Stokes, Hopson & Sutphen, Republican Printing Company, and others, against the Senate, reported back the same, with a recommendation that they be paid.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Select Committee appointed to consider and report upon the Message of the House of Representatives, in relation to the impeachment of T. O. P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, reported the following Rules of Procedure and Practice in the Senate, when sitting in the trial of impeachment:

I. Whenever the Senate shall receive notice from the House of Representativess that Managers are appointed on their part to conduct an impeachment against any person, and are directed to carry articles of impeachment to the Senate, the Clerk of the Senate shall immediately inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is ready to receive the Managers for the purpose of exhibiting such articles of impeachment, agreeably to said notice.

II. When the Managers of an impeachment shall be introduced at the bar of the Senate, and shall signify that they are ready to exhibit articles of impeachment against any person, the presiding officer of the Senate shall direct the Sergeant-at-Arms to make proclamation; who shall, after making proclamation, repeat these words, viz: “All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of South Carolina articles of impeachment against

.." After which the articles shall be exhibited, and then the presiding officer of the Senate shall inform the Managers that the Senate will take proper order on the subject of the impeachment, of which due notice shall be given to the House of Representatives.

III. Upon such articles being presented to the Senate, the Senate shall, at 1 o'clock afternoon of the day (Sunday excepted) following such presentation, or sooner, if so ordered by the Senate, proceed to the consideration of such articles; and shall continue in session, from day to day, (Sunday excepted), after the trial shall commence (unless otherwise ordered by the Senate) until final judgment shall be rendered, and so much longer as may, in its judgment, be needful. Before proceeding to the consideration of the articles of impeachment, the presiding officer of the Senate shall administer the oath hereinafter provided to the members of the Senate then present, and to the other members of the Senate as they shall

appear, whose duty it shall be to take the same. IV. When the Governor of the State shall be impeached, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or the senior Judge of the State, shall preside, with a casting vote in all preliminary questions. When the Lieutenant-Governor shall be impeached, the President pro tempore of the

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