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

Mr. WHITTEMORE offered the following amendment:

Strike out the words “ to create a ” in the enacting clause, and insert "to increase the.”

Also, at the end of the enacting clause insert “at maturity."
The amendment of the Senator from Darlington was not seconded.
On the question: "Shall the Bill pass ?"
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, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Wimbush.—24.

Nays-Messrs. Bieman, Dickson, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Whittemore, Wilson -7.

So the Bill passed, and was ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives for concurrence in amendments.

Bill (House) to amend and extend the charter of the Planters' and Mechanics’ Bank, of South Carolina, and for other purposes therein named

The Bill received its third reading.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, and in accordance with previous notice, the Bill was amended on the third reading by the addition of the following Section :

"SECTION 10. This Act shall not be construed to exempt any of the Banks named, from State or municipal taxation."

The Bill, as amended, passed, and was ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives for concurrence in amendments.

Bill to incorporate the Yemasee and Millen Railroad Company.
The Bill received its third reading.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, Section 1 of the Bill was amended, by inserting after the name “ H. H. Montgomery,” the names “ George Waterhouse, J. C. Mayo, J. W. Crofut, H. M. Stewart, Sr., H. J. Maxwell.”

The Bill, as amended, passed, title changed to that of an Act, and ordered to be engrossed for ratification.

Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred Report of House Committee on Claims on the accounts of J. M. Vaughan, for services rendered as Constable, reported back the same, with a re commendation that the accounts be referred to the Comptroller General, and the Committee discharged.

The question was taken on agreeing to the Report, decided in the affirmative, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the Report of the House Committee on Claims on the account of E. Cain and others, Deputy State Constables, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Report of the House Committee be not concurred in,

The question was taken on agreeing to the Report, decided in the affirmative, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 7, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that they have adopted the Report of Committee on Conference, and receded from amendment to Senate Bill to more effectually provide for the recording of all conveyances of real estate.

Very respectfully, &c.,

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

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution requesting the President of the United States to send troops into this State.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Resolution was concurred in, and or dered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House returned to the Senate, with amendments,
A Bill to renew the charter of a Ferry, known as the Ashepoo Ferry.
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.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Mr. HAYNE desired to be recorded on the Journal, on the question of agreeing to the address to His Excellency the Governor for the removal of William M. Thomas, Judge of the Sixth Circuit, as voting, had he been present, in the affirmative.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Bill (House) to repeal the charter of Rantowle's Bridge, to make the same a public highway.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections. There being no amendments, Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading. Bill (House) to permit William V. Myers to adopt and make his lawful heir Dora V. Baxter, and to change the name of the said Dora V. Baxter to Dora V. Myers.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.
Bill (House) to regulate passenger fares on railroads.
The Bill was taken up for a second reading.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed to the next regular session of the General Assembly.

On motion of Mr. CARDOZO, it was

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns it shall stand adjourned to meet this day at 7:30 P. M.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, at 12:30 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

EVENING SESSION.

The Senate re-assembled at 7:30 P. 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.

PROTEST.

Mr. WHITTEMORE presented the following protest, which was read, and ordered to be entered on the Journal :

SENATE CHAMBER, COLUMBIA, S. C., March 7th, 1871. We, the undersigned, members of the Senate, protest against the passage of a Bill entitled “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,” for the following reasons :

1. Because to create any further debt at the present time is unwise and unnecessary.

2. Because "the existing debt of the State" is unknown, and a correct knowledge of it cannot be obtained

3. Because it is admitted by the champion of this Bill and its friends, that the financial managers named in its text are not the proper persons to be clothed with such a fiscal trust.

4. Because it will increase the burden of taxation, now already oppressive, and swell the aggregate of the interest on “the existing” and “the Sterling Funded Debt” to the amount of one million ten thousand dollars, or at the rate of six mills per dollar per annum upon all the property of the State of South Carolina.

5. Because the agent or agents who are to negotiate and manage the proceeds of the sales of the six millions in sterling bonds for twenty years to come, are not required in any way to give security of any kind for the enormous trust confided to them.

6. Because the question of such a large indebtedness, viz: Six millions of dollars in gold, the largest ever, at any one time, in the history of the legislation of the State of South Carolina authorized, should have been submitted to the qualified voters of the State for their approval or rejection before the General Assembly put it beyond their power tɔ control

i. Because the credit of the State must be impaired as the column of its indebtedness is increased.

8. Because the excessive taxation that is to follow this new created debt will produce discontent. and dissatisfaction throughout the whole State, and inspire an opposition to the government that will disrupt the peace, and increase the disorder now so tbreatening and deplored in our communities.

B. F. WHITTEMORE,
E. E. DICKSON,
W: E. HOLCOMBE,
JOHN WILSON,
G. W. DUVALL,
D. BIEMAN,
J. FOSTER.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the claims of T. Carroll, Wm. Kline, Wm. Johnson, G. Ziegler, J. Haygood, S. Groves, R. Long, W. W. Woodward, H. B. Fox, Wm. Dyckes, Martin Skinner and others, reported back the same, with a recommendation that they be paid.

The Report was agreed to, and ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported that the following Acts and Joint Resolution, having been duly enrolled, sealed and ratified, were presented for approval to His Excellency the Governor, at 2:30 P. M., this day:

An Act to charter the South Carolina 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 enable judgment debtors to sell their real and personal property, and to confirm sales already made in conformity with conditions therein specified ;

An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Enterprise Railroad Company of Charleston, S. C.;"

An Act to relinquish all the right and 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 vest the same in certain persons therein mentioned ;

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

An Act to release the lien of the State upon a lot of land in the city of Charleston, owned by 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 require the County Commissioners to report to the General Assembly ;

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

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

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

An Act to provide for the government of the South Carolina Institute for the Education of the Deaf, Dumb and the Blind ;

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

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