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After debate, participated in by Messrs. Swails, Arnim and Nash,

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

Resolution authorizing the Comptroller-General to insure the furniture and other property in the State Capitol.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. ARNIM moved to reconsider the vote, whereby the Senate agreed to the Concurrent Resolution to authorize the purchase of a safe for the Attorney-General's office.

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

The PRESIDENT ruled that the Resolution having been sent to the House of Representatives, in accordance with the previous action of the Senate, it had passed beyond the control of this body.

Concurrent Resolution to meet in Joint Assembly, December 3, to elect an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and Judge of the First Circuit.

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

The Resolution was sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Resolution requesting information from the Land Commission.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Resolution to authorize the President to appoint a Standing Committee of five on the Lunatic Asylum.

On motion of Mr. ALLEN, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Charitable Institutions.

On motion of Mr. BARBER, the Senate adjourned at 1:15 P. M.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1870.

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.
The Journal of yesterday was read, corrected and confirmed.

PETITIONS, &c.

Mr. HAYNE presented sundry accounts against the Sergeant-atArms of the Senate; which were referred to the Committee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses of the Senate.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution authorizing the Comptroller-General to insure the furniture and other property in the State Capitol, reported back the same, accompanied by the following Joint Resolution, and a recommendation that the same do pass;

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same:

That the Comptroller-General be, and he is hereby, authorized to take out an insurance policy sufficient to cover the actual value of the furniture and other property owned by the State, and contained in the Capitol building

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

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. ARNIM introduced the following:

Whereas, by Section 13 of an Act to provide for the government of the South Carolina Penitentiary, approved 21st day of September, 1868, it is provided that the Governor shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint three Directors of the State Penitentiary; and

Whereas the Senate has not received any information of such appointments, at the previous session; therefore, be it

Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be requested to inform the Senate if any appointments of Directors have been made, and how long the Penitentiary has been conducted without Directors.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.
Mr. WHITTE MORE introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That a Joint Committee, consisting of three members from the Senate, with

members from the House of Representatives, be appointed to wait on His Excellency the Governor, for the purpose of conferring with him

on such measures as he shall judge necessary or expedient to recommend to the consideration of the General Assembly.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.
Mr. ARNIM introduced the following Resolution :

Whereas, at the last session of the General Assembly, the various Departments of the State transmitted to this body their annual reports entirely too late for proper consideration; and

Whereas His Excellency the Governor, in his Annual Message, refers, to a large extent, to the Reports of the different Departments; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That the Chief of each Department, including the Financial Agent, and Land Commissioner, be requested to transmit to the General Assembly, without further delay, their respective reports

Resolved, That a copy of this Concurrent Resolution be, immediately after the adoption, transmitted by the Clerk of the Senate to the Chief of each Department.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

A Bill to repeal an Act entitled " An Act to provide for a Sinking Fund Commission, and the management of the same," approved March 1, 1870.

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

A Bill entitled "A Bill to protect persons and property, and the public peace, against the lawless and merciless outrages, committed by masked and other desperadoes in this State, and to provide for the expense of the same, and all damages therefrom, by a tax upon the real estate of the people of the Counties in which such criminal acts may have been or shall be committed.”

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

A Bill to repeal the bastardy laws of this State.

Mr. WHITTEMORE gave notice that he will on to morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce

A Bill to authorize cities, towns and incorporated villages to levy a tax for common school purposes.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. SMALLS, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill (S. No. 4) to authorize County Commissioners to assume and pay obligations contracted under the late Township Act.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill (S. No.5) to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to establish and maintain a system of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina.”

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced the following Joint Resolution :

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the State Treasurer be, and he is hereby, authorized to purchase a fire proof safe for the use of the AttorneyGeneral's office, at a cost of not more than eight hundred dollars.

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

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Bill to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner of Railroads and Telegraphs, and to prescribe his duties.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Resolution to require the Committee on Privileges and Elections to investigate and report as to vacancies to seats in this body from the Counties of Abbeville, Charleston and Georgetown.

The Resolution was taken up for consideration.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Smalls, Swails and Whittemore,

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

Resolution relative to returns of the election for Senator from Chesterfield County.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections.

Resolution to instruct the Committee on Public Buildings to visit public buildings in Columbia, S. C, and report.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table.

HON. HENRY BUCK.

Mr. HAYES introduced the following Preamble and Resolutions :

Whereas it has pleased Almighty God, in the dispensation of his inscrutable providence, to remove from earth our friend, the Hon. Henry Buck, late Senator from the County of Ilorry; and, whereas, Senator Buck, by his genial manners, his uniform courtesy and dignified deportment, had won a place in the affections of every member of this body; therefore,

Be it resolved, That the Senate of the State of South Carolina has learned with feeling of profound and sincere sorrow the demise of our colleague, the Hon. Henry Buck.

2. Resolved, That in his death the Senate has been deprived of a member whom all respected, and honored, and loved; his County of an able and conscientious representative, and the State one of her best and purest citizens.

3. Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing Preamble and Resolutions be forwarded, by the Clerk of the Senate, to the family of the late Senator.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate adjourned at 12:10 P. M.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1870.

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

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

Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Journal of yesterday was read.

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