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GENERAL ORDERS.

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

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

Bill (House) to make appropriation and raise supplies for year commencing November 1, 1870.

The Bill was taken up for a second reading.

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Bill be read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. HAYNE moved that the further consideration of the motion of the Senator from Edgefield be indefinitely postponed.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Arnim, Swails, Corbin, Leslie, Smalls, Whittemore,

The motion of the Senator from Marion was withdrawn.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Edgefield, Mr. JOHNSTON called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas
and

nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Beckman, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Holcombe, Leslie, Owens, Rose, Swails, Wilson.-16.

Nays-Messrs Burroughs, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Hayne, Johnston, Montgomery, Nash, Smalls, Whittemore.—11. # So the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Fi.

nance.

SPECIAL ORDER.

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The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order fo this day, at 2. P. M., to wit:

Report of Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, appointed to inquire into and ascertain what disposition has been made of the Blue Ridge Railroad bonds endorsed by the ComptrollerGeneral.

The Report was read.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Report was received as information, and the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Bill to repeal an Act entitled “An Act to authorize additional aid to the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South Carolina"

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the preamble of the Bill was amended in the second line, by striking out the words “bonds known as," and inserting in lieu thereof “ contracts of;" also, in the third line by striking out the word “bonds," and apostrophe and letter "'s ” to the word “company's

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, Section 1 was stricken out, and the fol. lowing inserted in lieu thereof:

“SECTION 1. That the endorsement heretofore made by the Comptroller General, upon the contracts or bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, under the Act of September 15, 1868, be, and the same is hereby, withdrawn, and the bonds or contracts so endorsed ordered to be retired and cancelled. That to recover the bonds of said Company not pledged in the city of New York, the sum of four hundred thousand dollars. if so much be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated, and the State Treasurer is authorized and required to redeem and cancel said bonds."

There being no further amendments,

On the question of ordering the Bill to be engrossed for a third reading,

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Bill be referred to the Committee on Finance.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Edgefield. Mr. ARNIM called for the

yeas
and

nays. The yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows : Yeas - Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Hollingshead, McIntyre, Rose-5.

Nays-Messrs Burroughs, Beckman, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Duvall, Greene, Gaillard, Holcombe, Leslie, Montgomery, Owens, Whittemore-13.

So the Senate refused to refer the Bill to the Committee on Finance.

The question was then taken on ordering the Bill to be engrossed for a third reading, and decided in the affirmative.

Mr. ARNIM gave notice that on the third reading of the above Bill he would move to make sundry amendments.

Mr. WHITTEMORE gave notice that on a third reading he would offer certain amendments.

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

Bill to retire and cancel the hypothecated Blue Ridge Roadroad Com

pany Bonds.

The Bill was taken up for a second reading.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out.

On motion of Mr. NASH, the Senate proceeded to the considera. tion, out of its order, of

Bill (House) to incorporate the South Carolina Capital Building and Loan Association of Columbia.

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

Mr. MCINTYRE moved that Section 1 be amended by striking out the name of “ James A. Dunbar.”

The amendment of the Senator from Colleton was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, Section 6 was amended by the addition of the following proviso:

Provided, That said corporation shall have all the rights, and be suhject to all the liabilities provided in the Act to regulate the formation of corporations, passed December 10, 1870."

There being no further amendments, Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading. On motion of Mr. MCINTYRE, the Senate proceeded to the consideraion, out of its order, of

Bill to renew the charter of the Ferry known as Ashepoo Ferry.

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.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 3:25 P. M., on motion of Mr. SMALLS, the Senate went into Executive Session.

After the disposal of Executive business, the Senate returned to open session.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, at 3:40 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1871.

Pursuant to adjournment the Senate assembled at 5 P. M.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, Hon. W E. HOLCOMBE took the Chair

The roll was called, and, a quorum not answering to their names,
Mr. ARNIM moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

Mr. CORBIN called for the yeas and nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Holcombe, Hollingshead, Wimbush-9.

Nays-Messrs. Corbin, Duvall, Whittemore--3.
So the Senate, at 5 15 P. M., adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1871.

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Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by the President, Hon A J. RANSIER.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The roll was called, and, a quorum answering to their names, the PRESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the reading of the Journal of Saturday and yesterday, was dispensed with.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution to rescind Resolution to adjourn Wednesday, March 1, 1871, and to extend the time of adjournment of the General Assembly, to Tuesday, March 7, 1871.

Mr. SWAILS moved that the Senate concur.

Mr. HAYNE moved that the further consideration of the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg be indefinitely postponed.

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

Mr. SWAILS moved that the motion of the Senator from Marion be laid on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg, Mr. DUVALL called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Beckman, Leslie, Maxwell, Nash, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-8.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Clinton, Dickson, Duncan Duvall, Foster, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, McIntyre, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Wilson.--20.

So the Senate refused to lay on the table the motion to indefinitely postpone

the motion to concur. The question recurred upon agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marion, that the further consideration of the motion to concur be indefinitely postponed

On the question of agreeing to the motion to indefinitely postpone the consideration of the motion to concur in House Resolution,

Mr. BIEMAN called for the yeas and nays.

Pending debate, participated in by Messrs Leslie, Whittemore, Hayne, Smalls, Maxwell, Nash,

The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the consideration of the

SPECIAL ORDER.

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

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the above Bill was postponed to the next regular session of the General Assembly.

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

Bill to create a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of the public debt of South Carolina.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the further consideration of the second Special Order was postponed until the disposal of the matter previously under consideration.

The Senate resumed the consideration of

House Concurrent Resolution to rescind Resolution to adjourn Wednesday, March 1, 1871, and to extend the time of adjournment to March 7,

The question recurred upon agreeing to the motion of the Senator from

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