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COMMUNICATION.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following Communication :

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,

COLUMBIA, S. C, March 3, 1871. To Hon. A. J. Ransier, President of the Senate:

DEAR SIR: I learn that the fact that my name appears in the Bill known as the “Sterling Funding Bill,” as one of the persons charged with the execution of its provisions, has been made the occasion of unfavorable criticism, and even distinct aspersions upon me and my official integrity.

My official and personal self-respect both compel me to request that your honorble body will, whenever the Bill shall reach the Senate, at once strike my name from the Bill.

Always ready to serve my party and the public, I will never voluntarily accept a duty for the honest and faithful discharge of which I am deemed unfit.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,
D. H. CHAMBERLAIN,

Attorney General.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Communication was received as information, and ordered to be entered on the Journal of the Senate.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the account of F. J. McMaken, for losses sustained in the service of the State as State Constable, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the account be rejected.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. NASH, from the Committee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses of the Senate, to whom was referred the account of the Columbia Gas Light Company, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the account be paid.

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 authorize the County Commissioners of Spartanburg, Greenville' Pickens and Oconee, and the authorities of certain Towns in those Counties, to provide means to meet interest on certain bonds ;

A Bill declaring the right of way across the Savannah and Charleston Railroad ;

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

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 engrossed, and ready for a third reading,

A Bill to renew and amend the charters of certain Religious Associations heretofore granted ;

A Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Homestead Building, Planting and Loan Association, of South Carolina ;"

A Bill to authorize Henry C. Lancaster, Smith Howe and Henry A. Towles to collect wharfage and storage;

A Bill to provide for Teachers' Institutes ;

A Bill to incorporate the Columbia, Walterboro and Yemasee Rail road Company;

A Bill to incorporate and recharter certain Religious Institutions.
A Bill to incorporate certain Religious Institutions.
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 engrossed, and ready for a third reading,

Joint Resolution to authorize the County Commissioners of Kershaw County to levy a special tax for the purpose of building a County Jail;

Joint Resolution to confirm the apportionment made by the Superintendent of Education, of the State of South Carolina, for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1869.

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 charter the town of Chesterfield ;

A Bill to incorporate the Brewer Gold Mining Company, of South Carolina ;

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed,

A Bill to establish a causeway over Big Saltkahatchie Swamp, at Walnut Point, connecting the Counties of Colleton and Beaufort ;

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the Rules, Practice, Pleadings and Forms of the Courts in this State;"

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act providing for the assessment and taxation of property,” passed 15th September, 1868, and all Acts amendatory thereto;

A Bill to incorporate the Waccamaw and Little River Canal Company ;

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

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, reported as duly and crrrectly engrossed, and ready for a third reading,

Bill to provide for the appointment of a Supervisor of State House and Grounds.

The Bill received its third reading.

Mr. NASH moved that the Bill be recommitted to the Committee on Public Buildings.

The motion of the Senator from Richland was not agreed to.

The question was then taken on agreeing to the passage of the Bill, and decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That it be sent to the House of Representatives.

Joint Resolution to provide for the publication of Volumes X,XI,XII, XIII and XIV of the Statutes of the State, and the Journals of the General Assembly, Special Session of 1868.

The Joint Resolution received its second reading.

Mr. SMALLS, in accordance with previous notice, moved to amend Section 2 by the addition of the following proviso:

Provided, That all accounts for said work shall be first audited by the State Auditor.”

Pending debate, participated in by Messrs. Smalls, Hayne, 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 to create a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of the public debt of South Carolina.

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of

Joint Resolution to provide for the publication of Volumes X, XI, XII, XIII and XIV of the Statutes of the State, and the Journals of the General Assembly, Special Session of 1868.

The question recurred on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Beaufort.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Smalls, Nash, Whitte more,

On the question of agreeing to the amendment,
Mr. SMALLS called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. McIntyre, Smalls.-2.

Nays-Messrs Arnim, Barber, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Nash, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore.—20.

So the Senate refused to agree to the amendment of the Senator from Beaufort.

Mr. SMALLS moved to amend Section 1 by striking out the numeral X,” and the words “and five hundred copies of the Journals of the Special Session of the General Assembly of 1868."

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Beaufort, and decided in the affirmative.

The Resolution, as amended, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Bill to incorporate the Claflin University and the State Agricultural College of South Carolina. The Bill received its third reading.

Ir. CORBIN moved that the Bill be recommitted to the Committee on Education.

Pending debate,

The PRESIDENT ruled debate on a motion to recommit on the third reading of a Bill out of order, but desired on this ruling an expression of the sense of the Senate.

Mr. CORBIN appealed from the decision of the Chair.
On the question, “Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained ?"
Mr. JOHNSTON called for the yeas and nays
The
yeas

and ways were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore —10.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Duvall, Foster, Gaillard, Greene, Holcombe, Montgomery, Nash, Wilson.-17.

So the decision of the Chair was not sustained.

Pending further debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Whittemore, Leslie,

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 2 P. M., to wit:

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

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

The Senate resumed the consideration of

Bill to incorporate the Claflin University, and the State Agricultural College of South Carolina.

The question recurred on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Charleston, that the Bill be recommitted to the Committee on Education.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Leslie, Whittemore, Hayne, Duvall, Johnston, Allen,

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

Mr. ALLEN called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows :

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Corbin, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Holcombe, Montgomery, Rose, Wilson -14.

Nays-Messrs. Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Gaillard, Hayes, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore-16.

So the Senate refused to recommit the Bill.

On the question of passing the Bill, and ordering it to be sent to the House of Representatives,

Mr. DUVALL called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnson, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore-18.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Aruim, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Corbin, Duncan, Duyall, Foster, Holcombe, Rose, Wilson--12.

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