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Marion to indefinitely postpone the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg, that the Senate concur. The and

nays were taken, and resulted as follows : Yeas—Messrs. Bieman, Burroughs, Clinton, Dickson, Greene, Hayne, Johnston, McIntyre, Owens, Rose, Smalls-11.

Nays---Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Beckman, Cardozo, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Gaillard, Hayes, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Leslie, Marwell, Montgomery, Nash, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush-20.

So the Senate refused to indefinitely postpone the motion to concur.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg, that the Senate concur, Mr HAYNE called for the

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

Ye98-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Beckman, Cardozo, Duncan, Gaillard, Hayes, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, Nash, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush-17.

Nays-Messrs. Bieman, Burroughs, Clinton, Dickson, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johoston, McIntyre, Smalls, Wilson-14.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the vote whereby the Seate concurred in the House Resolutioo to rescind the Resolution fixing the time of adjournment for Wednesday, March 1, 1871, and to extend the time to Tuesday, March 7, 1871, be reconsidered, and the motion for reconsideration ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays.
The
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and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Car. dozo, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, Maxwell, Montgomery, Nash, Rose, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-24.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Dickson, Leslie, McIntyre, Owens-5

So the motion to reconsider was agreed to, and the motion for reconsideration ordered to lie on the table.

The House also sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 27, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable

body that they respectfully refuse to concur in amendments of your honorable body to Sections 4, 21, 27 and 35, and the striking out of Section 37, of a Bill to regulate the manner of drawing juries. The Bill is respectfully returned herewith. Very respectfully, &c.,

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

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On motion of Mr. ARNIM, Senate insisted on its amendments, and a message sent to the House of Representatives requesting a Committee of Conference. Messrs. Arnim, Leslie and Whittemore were appointed Committee on

of the Senate. The House returned to the Senate, with amendments,

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the amendments were concurred in.

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

The House also sent to the Senate,

Bill authorizing and empowering James C. Rundlett to establish a wharf in the town of Beaufort;

Bill to fund the nulla bona claims of Sheriffs and Ex-Tax Collectors;

Bill to grant, renew and amend the charters of certain towns and villages therein mentioned.

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

The House also sent to the Senate,
Bill relating to the Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE rose to a question of information on the passage, in due form, of the above Bill, by the House of Representatives, in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution requiring a two-thirds vote of the members of the General Assembly.

The PRESIDENT declined giving any decision. In his opinion, the Constitutional two-thirds vote required a vote of two-thirds of all of the members of the General Assembly elected according to the apportionment of representation.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that a Special Committee of three be appointed by the President to consult with the Attorney General, as to what constitutes a two-third vote of either branch, as required by the Constitution.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Whittemore, Allen, Nash, Arnim,

The motion of the Senator from Darlington was withdrawn
The House returned, with concurrence,
Report of Senate Committee on account of Butler Spears.
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Message No 56, 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.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

An Act to charter the town of Yorkville ;

An Act 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 : Scanlonville, Remley's Point, Venning's Landing, and Daniel's Island Landing;

An Act 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 twenty-second day of December, A. D. 1859;

An Act to authorize Sylvanus Mayo to build a wharf in the town of Beaufort;

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue to John Phillips, Executor of John Campbell, deceased, certain certificates of State stock.

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 above Acts and Joint Resolutions.

Mr. LESLIE, from the Committee on Contingent Accounts and Ex. penses, to whom was referred sundry accounts against the Senate, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the accounts be paid.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Rule was suspended and the Report considered immediately.

The question was taken on agreeing to the Report, and decided in the affirmative.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives attended in the Senate, when the following Acts and Joint Resolutions were duly ratified:

An Act to authorize Sylvanus Mayo to build a wharf in the town of Beaufort ;

An Act 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, 1859 ;

An Act 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: Scanlonville, Remley's Point, Venning's Landing, and Daniel's Island Landing;

An Act to charter the town of Yorkville ;

An Act to compel County Commissioners to receive County checks or warrants, in payment for County taxes, and other purposes ;

An Act to permit William L. Wood to adopt Napoleon B. Smith, to make him his lawful heir, and to change the name of the said Napoleon B. Smith to that of Napoleon B. Wood;

An Act to alter and amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the charter, and extend the limits of the City of Columbia ;"

An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town of Bamberg, in the State of South Carolina ;

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue to John Phillips, Executor of John Campbell, deceased, certain certificates of State stock;

Joint Resolution to appoint Trustees for the De La Howe Free School, of Abbeville County ;

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 State Road, in Lexington County, at the beginning and terminus of their planting lands.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported that the following Acts, having been duly enrolled, sealed and ratified, were presented for approval to His Excellency the Governor, at 3:05 P. M., this day:

Ap Act to charter the town of Yorkville;

An Act to vest in the Charleston Land Company the charter of Ferry from Hamlin's wharf, in the City of Charleston, to the following points on the Wando River, to wit: Scanlonville, Remley's Point, Venning's Landing, and Daniel's Island Landing;

An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the Commissioners of Public Buildings for Williamsburg District, to sell certain por tions of the Public Grounds,” passed the twenty-second day of December, A. D. 1859;

An Act to authorize Sylvanus Mayo to build a wharf in the town of Beaufort.

Mr. HAYNE, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported the following Acts as duly enrolled, sealed, and ready for ratification :

An Act declaring a tract of land consisting of one hundred acres, in the County of Fairfield, as escheated to the State, and to vest the title to the same in the Trustees of the Ridgeway Academy;

An Act to incorporate the Lebanon Presbyterian Church, of Fairfield

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 above Acts.

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Bill to make appropriation and raise supplies for the fiscal year, commencing November 1, 1870, reported back the same, with a recommenda. tion that the Bill do pass, with the following amendments, to wit:

In Section 1, on line seven, after the word “dollars," strike out the words “ for the Assistant Adjutant and Inspector-General, one thousand five hundred dollars ;" on line fourteen, between the words “ thousand" and “dollars,” insert the words “five hundred;" on line nineteen, after the word “dollars,” strike out the words " for the eight Circuit Solicitors, eight thousand dollars ;" on line twenty-eight, after the word “dollars," strike out the words " for additional clerical service, five hundred dollars.”

In Section 2, on line one, strike out the words “twenty-five," and insert in lieu thereof the word "fifteen;" on line four, strike out the word "four," and insert in lieu thereof the word "two;" also, on the same line, strike out the word “ three,” and in the place thereof insert the word "one;" on line six, strike out the words“ one thousand,” and in the place thereof insert the words " five hundred;" on line seven, strike out the words "one thousand," and in the place thereof insert the words “five hundred;" on line eight, strike out the words “ one thousand,” and in the place thereof insert “five hundred;" on line nine, strike out the words

one thousand,” and insert in the place thereof the words “ five hundred;" on line ten, strike out the words "one thousand," and insert in

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