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By direction of the PRESIDENT, the Sergeant-at-Arms made proclamation.

1. The Clerk of the Senate proceeded to the House of Representatives, and informed that body that the Senate is in its chamber, ready to proceed with the trial of T. O. P. Vernon, and invites the presence of the Managers and members of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Manager Whipper appeared at the bar of the Senate, and asked of the Court, on behalf of his associates, an intermission of thirty minutes.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE,
Ordered, That the Court take a recess for thirty minutes.
Thereupon, the Court, at 12:40 P. M , took a recess for thirty minutes.
The Senate resumed the consideration of Legislative Business

The question recurred on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from .Richland, to reconsider the vote whereby the Senate agreed to the order instructing the Sergeant-at-Arms to provide seats for the members of the House of Representatives outside the bar of the Senate, during the trial of impeachment.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Richland, Mr. NASH called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows :

Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Foster, Hayes, Nash, Smalls, Wimbush.–10.

Nays-Messrs. Bieman, Greene, Maxwell, Owens, Whittemore, Wilson.—7.

So the motion to reconsider was agreed to.
On the qnestion of agreeing to the Order,
Mr. SMALLS moved that it be ordered to lie on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Beaufort,

Mr. SWAILS called for the yeas and nays
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Hayes, Johnston, Nash, Smalls, Wimbush.-10.

Nays - Messrs. Bieman, Foster, Greene, Maxwell, Owens, Whittemore, Wilson.—7.

So the motion of the Senator from Beaufort, that the order be laid on the table, was agreed to.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. HAYNE, pursuant to notice, introduced
A Bill to incorporate the Mars Bluff Sons of Benevolence Association.

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

Mr. GREENE asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

Joint Resolution authorizing the Keeper of the State House to purchase fifty tons of coal.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced

Joint Resolution to sell the State lands in the County of Darlington for four dollars and thirty-eight cents ($4.38) per acre.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to amend Section 3 of an Act entitled “An Act to determine and perpetuate the homestead.”

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

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

A Bill to vest in the Charleston Land Company the charter of a Ferry from Hamlin's wharf, in the city of Charleston, to certain points on the Wando River.

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

A Bill providing for the taxation of fire arms.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. OWENS introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be authorized to draw a pay certificate for four thousand dollars, on account of current printing.

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

Objection being made, the Resolution was ordered for consideration to

morrow.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of General Orders on the Calendar.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration out of its order, of

Bill to regulate the manner of drawing Juries.

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

On motion of Mr. MAXWELL, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

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

The 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.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Report of Committee on Claims and Grievances on petition of John McRae.

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

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Report of Committee on Finance on a Bill to further amend an Act entitled "An Act providing for the assessment and taxation of property."

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.
Pending the consideration of Section 1,
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. A. O. Jones, Clerk of the House of Representatives, appeared at the bar of the Senate and delivered the following message:

Mr. President:

The House of Representatives has directed me to inform your honorable body that an official notification of the resignation of T. O. P. Vernon, Judye of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, has been received.

COURT OF IMPEACHMENT.

The thirty minutes for which the Court had taken a recess having expired,

The Senate resumed its sitting, as a Court of Impeachment, for the trial of T. 0. P. Vernon.

The Managers on the part of the House of Representatives, Messrs. Whipper, Crews, Wilkes, Logan, accompanied by their counsel, Messrs. Worthington and Elliott, entered the Senate Chamber, and took their seats at the Manager's table.

The Counsel of T. O. P. Vernon, Messrs. Pope and Haskell, appeared at the bar of the Senate and took their seats.

Mr. Manager Whipper read the following replication agreed to by by the House of Representatives.

REPLICATION,

By the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina to the answer and plea of T. O P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of the State of South Carolina, to the articles of impeachment exhibited against him by the said House of Representatives.

The House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina having considered the answer and plea of T. O. P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of the State of South Carolina, to the articles of impeachment against him by them, exhibited in the name of themselves and of all the people of the State, reply that the said T. 0. P Vernon is guilty in such a manner as he stands impeached, and that the House of Representatives are ready to prove the same.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE,

Ordered, That the Managers furnish Counsels for respondent an authentic copy of the replication.

Mr. Manager Whipper then read the following Preamble and Resolution, agreed to by the House of Representatives :

Whereas, this House has been officially informed that T. O.P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, has resigned his position as Judge aforesaid; therefore,

Resolved, That this House instruct the Clerk to notify the Senate of the same, and also instruct the Managers of impeachment of T. 0. P. Vernon to ask leave of the Senate to withdraw the articles of impeachment against the said T. 0. P. Vernon.

Mr. WHIPPER, in accordance with the above Resolution, asked leave of the Senate to withdraw the articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives, against T. 0. P. Vernon.

The PRESIDENT stated the question to be. Will the Court suspend its proceedings in the trial of T. O. P. Vernon, to consider the Resolution presented by the Managers on the part of the House of Representatives?

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the Senate retire in order to consider the information presented by the Honorable Managers on the part of the House of Representatives, as to the withdrawal on the part of the House of Representatives of the articles of impeachment exhibited against T. O. P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina.

On the question to agree thereto,

After argument by counsel for Managers, Mr. Worthington, and Managers Whipper and Wilkes,

Mr. HAYNE moved that the motion of the Senator from Darlington be laid on the table.

On the question to agree thereto, Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays.

The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows :

Yeas—Messrs. Allen, Bieman, Foster, Hayne, Johnston, Smalls, Wil. son.—7.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Greene, Maxwell, Nash, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-11.

So the Senate refused to lay on the table the motion of the Senator from Darlington

Mr. HAYNE moved, as a substitute for the motion of the Senator from Darlington, that the Managers' request, on the part of the House of Representatives, be granted.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marion, offered as a substitute for the motion of the Senator from Darlington,

Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Cardozo, Duncan, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Nash, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-17.

Nays—Messrs. Clinton, Owens, Swails.—3.
So the motion of the Senator from Marion was agreed to.
The question was then taken upon agreeing to the substitute.
On the question to agree, Mr. SMALLS called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush --22.

Nay-- None

So the Senate agreed to the substitute, and the request of the Managers, on the par: of the House of Representatives, to withdraw the articles of impeachment, was granted

The Board of Managers, having no further business, asked and obtained leave to withdraw.

Mr. WHITTEMORE submitted the following Order :

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