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Joint Resolution to authorize the County Commissioners of Kershaw County to levy a special tax for the purpose of building a Comty jail.

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

PETITIONS.

Mr. IIOLLINSHEAD presented the claim of R. C. Kahlo, for loss sustained during the election riot in Laurens County, S. C.; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

Mr. WILSON presented the account of G. D. Williams, of Anderson County, for services as school teacher; which was referred to the Committee on Education.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

On notion of Mr. WIMBUSH, the Rule was suspended, and the Report considered immediately.

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

Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported that the following Acts and Joint Resolutions, having been duly enrolled, sealed and ratified, were presented for approval to His Excellency the Governor at 1:30 P. M. this day:

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

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

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 provide for the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court during the years 1868, 1969 and 1870.

Mr. SWAILS, from the Special Joint Committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the Constabulary Department, reported progress, and asked for further time, which was granted.

Mr.SWAILS, from the Special Joint Committee appointed to investi. gate as to the expenditure of the appropriation of $135,000 for Legislative expenses, reported progress, and asked for further time, which was granted.

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

Bill to provide for the construction and repair of public highways;

Bill to incorporate the Workingmen's Mutual Benefit Life Assurance Association, of South Carolina,

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

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

An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to establish and maintain a system of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina;"

An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to define the criminal jurisdiction of Trial Justices," approved March --, 187-;

An Act to require County Commissioners to report to the General Assembly;

An Act to release the lien of the State upon a lot of land in the city of Charleston owned by the South Carolina Institute for the Promotion of Art, Mechanical Ingenuity and Industry, and take a similar lien upon the new hall erected by said South Carolina lustimte.

A message was sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, inviting liim to attend in the Senate to assist in the ratification of the above Acts.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

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

Joint Resolution providing for the levy and collection of a special tax upon the property of the citizens of York County.

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

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

Joint Resolution anthorizing the County Sherill of Lancaster to publish notices of sales of property under execution.

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

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

Joint Resolution to require the Governor to communicate with the proper authorities of the State of Gcorgia, with a view to a realjustment of the boundary line between the States of Georgia and South Corolina, and authorizing the appointment of three Commissioners.

Objection being made,

Mr. WHITTEMORE then gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce the above Joint Resolution.

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

Joint Resolution to extend the time for the completion of the Port Royal Railroad.

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

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NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

A Bill to fund the debt of the State.

Mr. WIIITTEMORE yave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce

A Bill to retire and cancel the hypothecated bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, of South Carolina ;

A Bill to provide for the withdrawal of the State endorsement on the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. LESLIE introduced the following Resolution :

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That the Clerks of the General Assembly be, and they are hereby, authorized to draw a pay certificate in favor of the Chairman of the Special Joint Committee appointed by the General Assembly to investigate the affairs of the County Commissioners of Charleston County, the same to be for the payment of expenses, to-wit: The sum of six hundred (600) dollars as fees and mileage of witnesses in attendance upon said Committee; the sum of one hundred and fifty (150) dollars for Sergeant atArms; the sam of one hundred and fifty (150) dollars for the Clerk of the Committee.

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

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

Orilerei, That it be sent to the House of Representatives for concur

rence.

Mr. WHITTEMORE introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That

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J. Hollinshead, L. L. Guffin, H. W. Dawson, Snowden Brown, Sr., E Cain, be, and are hereby, appointed a Board of Trustees of the De LaHowe Free School Institution under Joint Resolution to appoint Trustees of the De La Howe Free School, approved February , A. D. 1871.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Rule was suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Whittemore, Leslie,
The Resolution of the Senator from Darlington was withdrawn.
Mr. WHITTEMORE introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That the State Treasurer be, and is hereby, required to give the General Assembly, on Saturday, the 4th instant, an accurate statement of all bonds registered by him, in their numerical order, which have been issued for any purpose whatever on the faith and credit of the State since July, 1868. Such statement to exhibit the number and amount hypothecated, sold and unpaid, and to whom, severally, made payable, and under what law authorized.

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On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Rule was suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

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

The question was taken on agreeing to the Resolution, and decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That it be sent to the House of Representatives for concur

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

Report of Committee on Finance on House Bill to make appropriations and raise supplies for the year commencing November 1, 1871.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading and consideration, as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

Pending the consideration of Section 1,
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

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MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Messages Nos. 57 and 58 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,

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.

Report of the Committee on Finance on a Bill to make appropriations and raise supplies for the year commencing November 1, 1870.

The question recurred on agreeing to the amendment to Section 1 recommended by the Committee, to strike out, on line seven, after the worl "dollars," the words “for the Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General, one thousand five hundred dollars.”

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

Pending the further consideration of the amendments to Section I recommended by the Committee on Finance,

The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the considerativa of the

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the 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 publie debt.

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

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of

Report of the Committee on Finance on Bill to make appropriations and raise supplies for the year commencing November 1, 1870.

On the question of agreeing to the recommendation of the Committee, to amend Section 1, in line fourteen, printed Bill, by inserting between the words “ thousand ” and “dollars,” the words “five hundred,"

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Smalls, Nash,
Mr. SMALLS called for the yeas and nays.

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas - Messrs. Allen, Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Cardozo, Duncan,
Gaillard, Greene, Hayne, Ilollinshead, Johnston, Maxwell, Montgomery,
McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Whittemore.-17.

Nays-Messrs. Beckman, Dickson, Duvall, Foster, Leslie, Smalls, Wilson, Wimbush.-8.

So the amendment of the Committee was agreed to.

The question recurred on agreeing to the recommendation of the Conimittee to amend Section 1, in nineteenth line, printed Bill, by striking

The yeas

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