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On the question of agreeing to the amendment recommended by the
Committee on Incorporations, to wit: “ that Section 6 be stricken out,"

Mr. ARNIM called for the yeas and nays.
The

yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas.--Messrs. Barber, Cardozo, Duncan, Johnston, Nash, Owens,
Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-11.

Nays.-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Duvall, Foster, Greene,
Holcombe, Wilson.-8.

So the amendment was agreed to.
There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. ARNIM gave notice that, on the third reading of the Bill, he would offer sundry amendments.

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

Bill authorizing the State to purchase the Stock of the Columbia Bridge Company, and erect a bridge over the Congaree.

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of thǝir order, of

Bill to enlarge and define the powers of the Charleston City Board of School Commissioners, and to allow said Board to levy a tax for the support of the Free Schools of the City of Charleston ;

Bill to incorporate the Claflin University and State Agricultural College, of South Carolina. Read by their titles, and referred to the Committee on Education.

SPECIAL ORDER.

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

House Preamble and Concurrent Resolution that the Legislature call on the General Government for protection against domestic violence.

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the Resolution be postponed, and made the Special Order for Friday, February 17,1871.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Swails, Leslie, Rose, Nash, Johnston, Whittemore, Arnim, Wimbush,

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Barn-
well,
Mr. LESLIE called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Bieman, Burroughs, Duvall, Foster, Hayes, Holcombe, Leslie, Rose, Wilson.-9.

Nayz - Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Cardozo, Dnncan, Green, Johnston, Montgomery, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-15.

So the Senate refused to postpone the further consideration of the Reg. olution to Friday, February 17, 1871.

The question recurred on concurrence in the Resolution.
Mr. SWAILS called for the yeas and nays.
Pending the call of the yeas and nays,
The call for the yeas and nays was withdrawn.

Pending further debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Nash, Wimbush, Swails, Johnston, Rose, Allen.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS.

The SPEAKER of the House of Representatives attended in the Sen ate, when the following Acts and Joint Resolution were duiy ratified :

An Act to incorporate the Moses Guards, of Ridgeway, in Fairfield County ;

An Act to regulate the appointment, jurisdiction and duties of Notaries Public;

An Act to repeal so much of the Act of 1839, as prohibits the Clerks of the Courts of the State from acting as Attorneys or Solicitors in the Courts of the State ;

An Act to incorporate the Nashville Independent Blues Charitable As sociation, of the city of Charleston, South Carolina ;

Joint Resolution authorizing the Executive to commission Ridley K. Carlton, as Coroner of Beaufort County.

An Act to renew and extend an Act to provide a mode by which to perpetuate testimony in relation to deeds, wills, choses in action and other papers destroyed or lost during the recent war;

An Act to regulate the right of traverse;

An Act to recharter Moore's Ferry, under the name of Dinkin's Ferry, over the Catawba River ;

An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town of Spartanburg ;

An Act to incorporate the Charleston Cleansing Company of the city of Charleston ;

An Act to incorporate the South Carolina Saving and Building Association, No. 2 ;

An Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to establish a State Orphan Asylum ;

An Act to incorporate Logan Fuzileers, of the Parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis, Charleston County ; An Act ceding the jurisdiction of the State of South Carolina to the United States of America over such lands as may be acquired for public purposes by the said United States of America.

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Special Order.

House Preamble and Concurrent Resolution that the Legislature call on the General Government for protection against domestic violence.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the Senate concur in the Resolution.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Darlington, Mr. WIMBUSH called for the

yeas
and

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

Yeas.-Messrs. Allen, Arnimi, Cardozo, Duncan, Greene, Johnston, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.--15.

Nays.--Messrs. Bieman, Burroughs, Duvall, Foster Holcombe, Leslie, Rose, Wilson --8.

The resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, at 4:20 P. M. the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 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.

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

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

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution directing the State Superintendent of Education to render a report relative to the purchase of school books, &c.

The Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate

Report of the Committee on Claims of the House of Representatives on the account of W. R. Treadwell, for services rendered as Magistrate, for Orangeburg County;

Report of House Committee on Claims on the account of A. L. Singleton, for services rendered as Deputy State Constable;

Report of House Committee on Medical Affairs on the account of Drs. B. and J. L. Wofford.

The above reports were concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

PETITIONS, &c.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following communication :

OFFICE OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION,

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 8th, 1871. To the Honorable the President and the Senate of the General Assembly of

the State of South Carolina. GENTLEMEN : I have the honor to state that I have this day received from J. Woodruff, Esq., Clerk of the Senate, the claim of Thomas L. Lewis, for services rendered as teacher of a free school located at New Bethel, Laurens County, S. C., term or school commencing March 8th, 1869, and ending December 9th, 1869, length of term or school in months, 9; amount claimed from the State one hundred and for rteen dollars and ninety-five cents, ($114.95,) which claim bears an endorsement by the Clerk of the Senate, to the effect that the same has been referred to me by the action of your honorable body. The period of time covered by Mr. Lewis' claim extends into two (2) fiscal years' and should have been divided into two separate and distinct claims. So much of Mr. Lewis' claim as relates to services performed prior to October 31st, 1869, comes under the provisions of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the payment of claims of teachers for services rendered during the fiscal year commencing November 1st, A. D. 1868, and ending October 31st, 1869," approved February 24th, 1870. Section 5 of said Act reads as follows:

“That all claims of teachers for services rendered during the year hereinbefore mentioned shall be forwarded to the office of State Superintendent of Education within ninety (90) days after the approval of this Act."

Mr. Lewis' claim was not presented to this office for settlement until long after the expiration of the time allowed by the said Act for forwarding the same to this office. Indeed, it was not certified to by the School Commissioner of Laurens County until December 15th, 1870. So much of Mr. Lewis' claim as relates to services rendered subsequent to October 31st, 1869, comes under the fiscal years 1869–70. Mr. Lewis either was instructed, or ought to have been instructed by the School Commissioner of Laurens County to divide his claim properly, and he certainly had ample opportunity to present his claim or claims to this office within the time prescribed by law. Again, Mr. Lewis has not answered all the questions required to be answered, and has not filled out all the blanks required to be filled out on the form on which his report and claim has been made out. I see no reason why the claim of Mr. Lewis should be paid, and, therefore, I beg leave to return the same, with this letter, to your lonorable body. I have the honor to be,

Respectfully yours,

J. K. JILLSON, State Sup't of Education, S. C.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the communication was received as information, and the claim rejected.

Mr. MAXWELL presented Statements from the County Commissioners, and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Marlboro County, in relation to the receipts and expenditures of said County ; which were ordered to be printed, and copies laid on the desks of Senators.

Mr. LESLIE presented a report and communication from the County Commissioners of Charleston County; which were ordered to be printed, and copies laid on the desks of Senators.

Mr. ROSE presented the report of the County Commissioners of York County of the receipts and expenditures of said County; which was or. dered to be printed, and copies laid on the desks of Senators.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the Report of the House Committee on Claims on the accounts of the Winnsboro News and Fairfield Herald, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Senate concur.

Ordered for consideration to morrow.

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