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Ordered, That the witnesses summoned on behalf of the State in the impeachment trial be paid the sum of three dollars per diem, and a mileage of five cents per mile for travel.

The Order was subsequently withdrawn.

Mr. HAYNE offered the following, which was considered immediately and agreed to:

Resolved, That the Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, do adjourn sine die.

Thereupon,

The PRESIDENT announced the Court of impeachment for the trial of T. O. P. Vernon adjourned sine die.

The Senate resumed the consideration of Legislative Business.
On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Senate resolved itself into

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 1:45 P. M. the Senate went into Executive Session.

After the disposal of Executive Business the Senate returned to open session.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Sergeant at-Arms was instructed to allow the desks to remain in their present positions.

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1871.

Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by the 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 Rev. Dr. Comings.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with.

Mr. ARNIM asked and obtained leave of absence for the Senator from HORRY for five days, on account of illness in his family.

Mr. WHITTEMORE asked and obtained leave of absence for the Senator from Charleston for five days, on account of important business.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, sealed and ready for ratification,

Joint Resolution for the relief of S. Cochran, T. Cochran, Elizabeth Cochran, Juliana Irvine, Isabella Irvine and Henrietta Irvine.

A message was sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, inviting him to attend in the Senate to assist in the ratification of the said Joint Resolution.

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the agencies of Insurance Companies not incorporated in the State of South Carolina ;"

A Bill to incorporate the Charleston Cleansing Company, of the city of Charleston ;

A Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Spartanburg. Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

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

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

The Joint Resolution received its third reading, passed, and was 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,

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

The Bill received its third reading, passed,

Ordered, That the title thereof be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled.

Mr WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred a Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Bamberg, S. C., reported back the same, accompanied by a substitute, and a recommendation that the substitute do pass.

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

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. SWAILS, pursuant to notice, introduced

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

A Bill to vest in the Charleston Land Company the charter of a ferry from Hamlin's Wharf, in the city of Charleston, to the following points on the Wando River, to wit: Scanlonsville, Remley's Point, Venning's Landing and Daniel's Island Landing.

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

Mr. DUNCAN, pursuant to notice, introduced
A Bill to provide for the taxation of fire arms.

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

Mr. LESLIE asked and obtained the uuanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

A Bill to more effectually provide for the recording of all conveyances of real estate.

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

Mr. GREENE, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to fix the salaries and regulate the pay of certain County officers."

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

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

A Bill to amend Section 17, Title 3, of an Act entitled “An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and forms of Courts in this State."

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

A Bill to amend the law whereby the State was divided into Judicial Circuits.

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

A Bill to abolish the Seventh Judicial Circuit of this State, and to assign the Counties thereof to the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits.

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

A Bill incorporating the Tugaloo and Chattanooga Railroad Company.

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

A Bill to incorporate the town of Chesterfield.
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Message No. 25 from His Excellency the Governor was presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The PRESIDENT announced that the Message related to Executive Business

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Unfinished Business, to wit:

Bill to further amend an Act entitled “An Act providing for the assessment and taxaton of property.”

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was amended by prefixing before the word “That" in the first paragraph after the enacting clause the word and figure “Section 1.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was amended by inserting after the words “ County Commissioners” the words “ also strike out of Section 66, line two, the words ‘sixty-eight,' and inesrt' seventyone."

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was further amended hy inserting after the word “October” the words “also strike out the words 'sixty-eight,' wherever they occur in the Section, and insert 'seventy-three;'” also, by inserting between the fifty-third and fifty-fourth lines of Section 1 the words "strike out from Section 75, line 20, the word ‘January,' and insert ‘November;'” also, by striking out of line 74 of Section 1 the word and figures "the 30th,” and insert after the word “November” the word “twentieth ;” also, by striking out of line 83 the word and figures “December 20th,” and insert, in lieu thereof, “ November 20th ;" also, to insert on line 98, Section 1, after the word "August" the following:

Add to Section 145 the following words: “The State Auditor is hereby authorized to have the City of Charleston surveyed and numbered, and to place the numbers in a conspicuous place in front of the buildings or lots; and it shall be a penal offence for the landlord, agent, or tenant to remove the same.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was further amended by prefixing at the commencement of paragraph, line No. 103, the words and figures “Section 2;" also, by prefixing to the last paragraph in the Bill the word and figure “Section 2.”

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

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

Report of the Committee on Finance on a Bill to increase the salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Court.

The Report was read.
On the question to agree thereto,

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the Report and Bill be postponed, and made the Special Order for Wednesday next, January 31, 1871, at 1 P. M.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Whittemore, Wimbush, Nash,

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

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

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

Report of Committee on Finance on a Bill to repeal an Act to provide for a sinking fund and the management of the same.

The Report was read.

On motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, the Report and Bill were taken up to gether for consideration

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Arnim, Leslie, Wimbush,

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the Report and Bill be postponed, and made the Special Order for Saturday next, January 28th, at 1 P. M.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Wimbush, Arnim, Nash,

The motion of the Senator from Barnwell was withdrawn.
The Bill received its second reading.

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed, and made the Special Order for Tuesday next, at 1 P. M.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Greene, Leslie,

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

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Report of Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to incorporate the Charleston Riflemen Club.

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

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