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inviting him to attend in the Senate to assist in the ratification of the above Acts.

Mr. CARDOZO, from the Committee on Charitable Institutions, to whom was referred a Bill to provide for the government of the South Carolina Institution, for the deaf, dumb and blind, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Bill to more effectually provide for the recording of all conveyances of real estate, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass, with the following amendments : to insert in line ten, Section 1, between the words "shall ” and “be," the words “ within forty-eight hours after it is made.”

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the following Bills and Joint Resolutions, reported back the same, with a recommendation that they do pass :

A Bill to enable judgment debtors to sell their real and personal property, and to confirm sales already made in conformity with conditions therein specified ;

A Bill to authorize and empower David Jacobs to open and carry on the business of a loan office;

A Bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act to define the criminal jurisdiction of Trial Justices;

A Bill to alter and amend the Code of Procedure of the State of South Carolina;

A Bill to protect the rights of parents, and to prevent the procuring and carrying from the State persons under the age of twenty-one years ;

Joint Resolution to vest in the heirs-at-law of Isaac McKnight lands sold for taxes.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Bill providing for the taxation of fire-arms, reported back the same with a recommendation that the blank in line three, Section 1, be filled with the word “ten,” and the Bill, so amended, do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred Concurrent Resolution to appoint a Special Committee to investigate the state of affairs in the Counties of Union and Spartanburg, reported back the same with a recommendation that the Resolution do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred a Bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act to provide for the appointment of a Land Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties," reported back the same accompanied by the following substitute :

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to provide for the appointment of a Land Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties.”

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the following Joint Resolution and Bill, reported back the same, with a recommendation that they do passed :

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

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

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. OWENS, from the Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries, to whom was referred a Bill to establish a ferry across the Catawba River, near the late John S. Perry's mill, and for other purposes therein mentioned, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was “referred a Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act establishing a line beyond which the wharves shall not be extended in the city of Charleston and for other purposes,” ratified 21st December, A D. 1836, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred a Bill to incorporate the Hampton Chemical and Soap Company, of South Carolina, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do

pass. Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Joint Resolution to make appropriation for the Lunatic Asylum, reported back the same with a recommendation that the Resolution do lie on the table, and the following substitute do pass :

Joint Resolution making an appropriation of forty-seven thousand

dollars ($17,000) for the completion of the State Lunatic Asylum, and for other purposes.

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

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Bill to provide for an enrollment tax, reported back the same, accompanied by the following substitute, and a recommendation that the substitute do

pass : A Bill to authorize an enrollment tax. 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,

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: Scanlon ville, Remley's Point, &c.;

A Bill to recharter the Combahee Ferry ;
A Bill to recharter the Jackson boro Ferry;

A Bill to incorporate the Mechanics' Union, No. 1, of Charleston, S. C.;

A Bill to regulate the call of the Docket of the Supreme Court;

Joint Resolution to provide for the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court, delivered during the years 1868, 1869 and 1870.

The above Bills and Joint Resolution received their third reading, passed, and were ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, re. ported as duly and corectly engrossed and ready for a third reading.

Bill to incorporate the Scott Rifle Guards of Sumter ;
Bill to incorporate the Whipper Guards of Christ Church Parish;

Bill to amend the charter of the Columbia, Building and Loan Association;

Bill to incorporate the Salamander Hook and Ladder Company, of Georgetown, S. C.

The above Bills received their third reading, passed,

Ordered, That the titles thereof be changed to that of Acts, and that they be enrolled for. ratification.

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

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

The Resolution received its third reading.

On the question of agreeing to the passage of the Resolution, and ordering it to be enrolled,

Mr. WHITTEMORE called for the

yeas
and

nays. The

yeas and nays were taken, and r. sulted as follows: Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Cardozo, Green, Hayes, Johnston, Montgomery, Nash, Rose, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-14.

NayaMessrs. Burroughs, Duncan, Holcombe, Owens, Smalls -5.

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

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

Joint Resolution authorizing State Librarian to purchase certain volumes of State Reports.

The above Joint Resolutions received their third reading, passed,
Ordered, That they be enrolled for ratification.

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

A Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to provide for a sinking fund, and the management of the same.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, and in accordance with previous notice, the Bill was amended in Section 2 by inserting after the word “ac. counts the words “bonds and money."

The Bill, as amended, received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Messages Nos. 40, 41, 42, from His Excellency the Governor were presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The PRESIDENT announced that the Messages related to Executive Business.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

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

A Bill to provide for a general license law.

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

Mr. SWAILS, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the fees of Probate Judges, Clerks of Courts, Trial Justices, Magistrates, and other officers therein mentioned.”

The Bill 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 an Act entitled “An Act for the better protection of migratory fish;"

Joint Resolution to pay William B. Timmons two hundred and thirtythree dollars.

The above Bill and Joint Resolution received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration tomorrow, and to be printed.

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

Joint Resolution to allow J. M. Plowden, of Clarendon County, to redeem certain forfeited lands.

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to fix the salary and regulate the pay of certain officers.”

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Bill (House) to authorize the purchase for the State of a manuscript compilation of the Penal Statutes of the State, made by E. B. Seabrook, Esq., of the Charleston Bar.

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

Report of Committee on Incorpations on Bill to incorporate the Saving and Building Association, of South Carolina.

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.

Report of Committee on Incorporations on Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to incorporate the Enterprise Railroad Company, of Charleston, S. C.," approved March 1, 1870.

The Report was read.
The Bill having received its second reading,

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