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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 ;"

Joint Resolution making an appropriation of forty-seven thousand dollars for the completion of the State Lunatic Asylum, and for other purposes. Very respectfully,

ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Bill (House) to incorporate the Continental Telegraph Company;

Bill (House) to protect the interest of the State whenever payment of interest now due remains unpaid on the bonds issued by any Railroad Company, and whenever any guaranty of the State is endorsed ;

Bill (House) to empower and authorize and require the County Commissioners of Orangeburg County to build a bridge across the north fork of Edisto River, and establish a road therefrom to the town of Branchville ;

Bill (House) to permit Burns P. Myers to adopt and make his lawful heirs H. Margaret Grimes and W. Burns Grimes, and to change the name of the said H. Margaret Grimes to H. Margaret Myers, and the said W. Burns Grimes to W. Burns Myers ;

Bill (House) to amend an Act entitled “An Act to organize the Supreme Court;"

Bill (House) to confer the rights of legitimacy on certain children ;

Bill to establish the Charleston Charitable Association, in the State of South Carolina, for the benefit of the free school fund;

Bill to grant, renew and amend the charter's of certain towns and villages therein mentioned.

The above Bills received their third reading, passed, titles changed to that of Acts, and were ordered to be enrolled for ratification.

The Senate proceeded to the third reading of

Joint Resolution (House) authorizing the Secretary of State to contract with the Southern Domestic Gas Light Company for the illumination of the State House and offices thereof.

The Joint Resolution received its third reading.

Mr. LESLIE moved that the resolving clause of the Resolution be stricken out.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Corbin, Rose, Nash,

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Barnwell, Mr. CORBIN called for the

yeas and

nays.

The yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Beckman, Dickson, Leslie, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Wimbush -10.

Nays—Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnston, Maxwell, Rose, Whittemore, Wilson.-16.

So the Senate refused to strike out the resolving clause.

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the Resolution be indefinitely postponed.

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

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

Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Beckman, Dickson, Hayes, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Swails.-12.

Nays --Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Duvall, Gaillard, Greene, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnston, Rose, Whittemore, Wilson.-16.

So the Senate refused to indefinitely postpone the further consideration of the Resolution.

The Resolution passed, and was ordered to be enrolled for ratification.

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

An Act to provide for the government of the South Carolina Institution for the education of the Deaf, Dumb and Bliad;

An Act to enable judgment debtors to sell their real and personal property, and to confirm sales already made in contormity with the condition therein specified;

An Act to incorporate the Young Men's Brotherly Association ;

An Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to incorporate the Enterprise Railroad Company, of Charleston, South Carolina ;"

An Act to relinquish all the right, title and interest of the State of South Carolina in and to certain real estate whereof one Napoleon B. Pouncey, of Horry, a bastard, died seized, and to vest the same in certain persons therein mentioned ;

An Act to regulate the call of the docket of the Supreme Court;

An Act to incorporate the Brewer Gold Mining Company, of South Carolina ;

An Act to incorporate the Workingmen's Mutual Benefit Life Assurance Association of South Carolina;

An Act to require the 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 Institute ;

An Act to incorporate the Union Gold Mining Company of South Carolina ;

An Act to authorize the formation of, and to incorporate, the Tugaloo and Chattanooga Railroad Company;

An Act to recharter Cypress Causeway;

An Act to charter the South Carolina Phosphate and Phosphatic River Mining Company, in the State of South Carolina, and to grant to the persons therein named and their associates the right to dig and mine in the beds of the navigable streams and waters of the State of South Carolina for phosphate rocks and phosphatic deposits ;

An Act to determine the day of election of the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Charleston;

An Act to make appropriations and raise supplies for the year commencing November 1, 1870;

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

An Act to renew and amend the charters of certain religious associations heretofore granted ;

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

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

An Act to authorize and empower Jas. C. Rundlett to establish a wharf in the town of Beaufort;

An Act to incorporate the Columbia, Walterboro and Yemasee Rail. road Company;

An Act to incorporate certain religious institutions ;

An Act declaring the right of way across the Savannah and Charleston Railroad;

An Act to incorporate and recharter certain Railroad Companies ;
An Act to provide for Teachers' Institutes ;
An Act to incorporate the Camden Steam Mill Company;

An Act to charter the North-Western Railroad Company, in the State of South Carolina;

Joint Resolution directing part of a certain tax to be devoted to the erection of a Court House and Jail in the town of Manning;

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes ;

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 authorize the State Treasurer to re-issue to W. B. Pringle, executor of Mrs. Bertha Skirving, certificate of State stock.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

Bill to incorporate the Winyah Guards, of Georgetown.

The Bill received its third reading, passed, title changed to that of an Act, and ordered to be enrolled for ratification.

A Bill to create a debt of the State of South Carolina, to be known as the Sterling Funded Debt, the same, or the proceeds thereof, to be exclusively used in exchange for or in payment of the existing public debt of the State.

The Bill received its third reading.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, moved to amend, on the third reading, by striking out Section 10, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Sec. 10. That this Act shall not take effect unless it is ratified by the qualified voters of the State, and the Governor shall call a general election for that purpose; and at said election there shall be two ballots, upon one shall be printed, “To create a debt of the State of South Carolina to be known as the Sterling Funded Debt, the same, or the proceeds thereof, to be exclusively used in exchange for or in payment of the existing public debt of said State —Yes ;” and upon the other shall be printed, “To create a debt of the State of South Carolina to be known as the Sterling Funded Debt, the same, or the proceeds thereof, to be exclusively used in exchange for or in payment of the existing public debt of said State-No." And if two-thirds of the qualified voters voting at said election shall vote “ Yes," then this Act shall be in force; but if two-thirds of the qualified voters at said election shall vote "No," then this Act shall be of no effect, and the provisions of the same shall be null and void.

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

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Darlington be indefinitely postponed.

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

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

Yeas--Messrs. Allen, Barber, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Wimbush---23.

Nays--Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Dickson, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Whittemore, Wilson-8.

So the further consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Darlington was indefinitely postponed.

Mr WHITTEMORE offered the following amendment:

Insert in Section 6, line 6, after “General," "and the ComptrollerGeneral shall annually report to the General Assembly of South Carolina on or before December 15. And such Report shall show the number of the bonds so redeemed and cancelled, and to what loan they severally appertain, and whether exchanged for the bonds herein authorized or paid for out of the proceeds of the sale of the bonds herein authorized, and the rate of said exchange or the price for which the several bonds were bought or sold. And the Comptroller-General shall, at the same time, report to the General Assembly the number and denomination of the bonds drawn, as provided for in Section 5 of this Act on account of the Sinking Fund, and the loans to which they belong, and who were present at the drawings, and certified to the same. And the State Treasurer shall keep in his office a registry of all bonds redeemed or cancelled or exchanged or purchased on acrount of the Sinking Fund, as provided for in this Act.”

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Darlington be indefinitely postponed.

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

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Barnwell, Mr. WHITTEMORE called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Wimbush.—23.

Nys-Messrs. Bieman, Dickson, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Nash, Whictemore, Wilson.-8.

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