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Bill to enforce the payment of the poll tax and road tax.
Read by its title and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill to authorize the formation of, and to incorporate, the Tugaloo and Chattanooga Railroad Company.

Read by its title and referred to the Committee on Railroads.

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

Read by its title and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill (House) to amend the charter of the Columbia Building and Loan Association.

Bill (House) to incorporate the Logan Fusileers, of the Parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis, Charleston County.

Read by their titles and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

Joint Resolution (House) directing that the funds known as the Canby School Fund, remaining in the hands of County Treasurers, be appropriated to the Free School Fund.

Joint Resolution (House) ordering that the Hon. James L. Orr, Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, be allowed extra compensation for holding extra Courts

Read by their titles and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Joint Resolution (House) to appoint Trustees for the De La Howe Free School, Abbeville County.

Read by its title and referred to the Committee on Education.

Bill (House) to amend an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the fees of Probate Judges, Clerks of Court, Trial Justices, Magistrates, and other officers therein named.”

Bead by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill (House) to incorporate the Salamander Hook and Ladder Company, of Georgetown, South Carolina.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

Bill (House) to protect the rights of parents, and to prevent the procuring and carrying from the State persons under the age of twenty-one years.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Joint Resolution (House) authorizing A. B. Taylor, Henry Arthur and others to continue, for a term of two years, gates erected by them across the Old State Road, in Lexington County, at the beginning and terminus of their planting lands.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries.

Bill authorizing the County Treasurers to take charge of the lands of the State purchased by the Land Commissioner of the State.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Bill to charter the Jacksonboro Ferry.
Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.
Bill to define the salaries of certain officers.
Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Bill to provide for contested elections.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections.

Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the Commissioners of Public Buildings for Williamsburg District, to sell certain portions of the public grounds," passed the 22d day of December, A. D. 1859.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Public Buildings.

Bill to incorporate the Water Company in the City of Charleston, State of South Carolina.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of

Report of Committee on County Offices and Officers on a Bill to require County Treasurers to report to the General Assembly.

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.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of

A Bill to require and compel County Treasurers to receive County checks or warrants in payment for County taxes, and other purposes.

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

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment to Section 1 recommended by the Committee on Finance, and decided in the affirmative.

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment to Section 2 recommended by the Committee on Finance, and decided in the affirmative.

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment to Section 4 recommended by the Committee, and decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was further amended by inserting after the word “ warrants” the words “ or jury or witnes' tickets."

There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Concurrent Resolution asking of the United States Government protection against domestic violence.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Resolution was postponed to Wednesday, February 8, 1871.

Mr. NASH moved that the Senate resolve itself into Executive Session.

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

yeas
and

nays.
The
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and

nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Hayne, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Owens.-6.

Nays--Messrs. Bieman, Burroughs, Cardozo, Dickson, Duncan, Davall, Foster, Greene, Holcombe, Leslie, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.—13.

So the Senate refused to resolve itself into Executive Session.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the se cond reading of

A Bill to incorporate the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, of Darlington County, South Carolina.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.. There being no amendment, Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

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

Report of Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Bamberg, in the State of South Carolina.

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

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

On motion of Mr. LESLIE,

Section 3 was amended, in the third and fourth lines, printed Bill, by striking out the word “ November," and inserting in lieu therecf the word “April."

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE,

Section 6 was amended, in the eighteenth and nineteenth lines, printed Bill, by striking out the words " or both such fine and imprisonment.”

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, Section 9 was amended, in the second line of printed bill, by striking out the word “ten” before the word “cents" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "twenty."

On motion of Mr WHITTEMORE, Section 12 was amended, in the third line of printed Bill, after the words “ Constitution of” the words “ the United States and.”

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

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

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

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

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

On motion of Mr. WILSON, Section 18 was amended, in line 10 of the printed Bill, by striking out the words “legal voters” and inserting in lieu thereof the words.“owners of real estate within the corporate limits.”

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, Section 20 was amended, in the third line, by filling the blank with the word “and.”

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

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

Joint Resolution (by Committee on Finance) authorizing the Keeper of the State House to purchase fifty (50) tons of coal.

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

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Resolution was amended by striking out of the title and Resolution the word "fifty," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ fifteen."

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 2:20 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, at 2:40 P. M , the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 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.

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate the follnwing message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C, January 31, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that a Senate concurrent Resolution directing the Investigating Committee on the Land Commission to publish the evidence taken by them has been laid on the table in this House. Very respectfully, &c.,

F. J. MOSES, JR., Speaker House of Representatives.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

A Bill to amend an Act to define the jurisdiction and duties of the County Commissioners;

A Bill to require the County Commissioners to report to the General Assembly;

A Bill to amend Section 279 of an Act entitled “An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the Rules, Practice, Pleadings and Forms of the Courts in this State.”

The above Bills 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,

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free common schools in the State of South Carolina.”

On the question of agreeing to the passage of the Bill, and ordering it to be sent to the House of Representatives, Mr. DUVALL called for the

yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Burroughs, Cardozo, Dickson, Duncan, Hayes, Hayne, Leslie, Montgomery, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.—14.

Nays-Messrs. Bieman, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe.-4.

So the Bill 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,

and nays.

The yeas

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