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An Act to incorporate the Brewer Gold Mining Company, of South Carolina ;
Joint Resolution directing part of a certain tax to be devoted to the erection of a court house and jail in Manning.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the General Orders. Bill (House) to establish Big House Ferry, in Beaufort County.
On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of
Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue a certificate of State Stock to Rinah Cohen.
The Joint Resolution received its third reading.
On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Resolution was amended by striking out all after the enacting clause, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
“ That the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to issue certificate of State of South Carolina stock, No. 53, for $3,000, due July 1st, 1870, interest 6 per cent.; No. 72, for $1,000, due August 4th, 1870, interest 6 per cent., to Rinah S. Cohen, Executrix estate S. J. Cohen.”
The Resolution, as amended, passed, and was ordered to be enrolled for ratification.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of
On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed to the next regular session. The Sergeant-at-Arms announced
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR. Messages Nos. 64 and 65 from His Excellency the Governor were presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary. Message No. 61 was read, as follows:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, March 7, 1871. Honorable President of the Senate.
Sir-I have the honor to inform you that I have this day approved and signed the following Acts and Joint Resolution, to wit:
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 Brewer Gold Mining Company of South Carolina ;
An Act to incorporate the Young Men's Brotherly Association ;
An Act to provide for the government of the South Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf, Dumb and the Blind;
An Act to incorporate the Workingmen's Mutual Benefit Life Assurance Association of South Carolina ;
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 require County Commissioners to report to the General Assembly;
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 vest the same in certain persons therein mentioned ;
An Act to regulate the call of the docket of the Supreme Court;
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 ;
Joint Resolution directing part of a certain tax to be devoted to the erection of a Court House and Jail in Manning. Very respectfully,
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.
Message No 65, was read as follows:
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, March 7, 1871. To the Honorable the Senate of the State of South Carolina:
GENTLEMEN : I return to your honorable body, without my approval, An Act appropriating $265,000 for Legislative expenses, for the following reasons, to wit:
First. I regard the expenditure of the money already appropriated during this session, and the sum included in this Bill, amounting in the aggregate to four hundred thousand (400,000) dollars, as simply enormuos for one session of the Legislature. It is beyond the comprehension of any one, how the General Assembly could legitmately expend one-half that amount of money. I cannot refrain from expressing the opinion that there must have been some secret agency in fixing the sum at that amount, as a number of the members, both of the House and Senate, have expressed their surprise at finding the appropriation changed from one
from hundred and twenty-five thousand (125,000) dollars, as it was believed to have passed, to that of two hundred and sixty-five thousand (265,000) dollars. I regret the necessity of returning the Act without my approval on the last day of the session, but to do otherwise, I feel that I would be recreant to the duties imposed upon me by becoming a party to a wrong by which the whole people would be made to suffer.
I might give many other cogent reasons why this Bill should not become a law, but time prevents my doing other than giving it my unqualified disapproval, believing that the members of the General Assembly will themselves correct an error that must have crept into the Bill clandestinely in its enrollment.
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor. On the question, "Shall this Act become a law, the objection of His Excellency the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding ?”
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Corbin, Smalls, Swails, Hayne, Maxwell, Whittemore, The yeas
and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Beckman, Gaillard, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Owens, Swails.-8.
Nays-Messrs. Barber, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Rose, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-21.
So the Senate refused to pass the Act.
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That the present session of the General Assembly be extended to the 11th instant, at 2 P. M., on which day the General Assembly shall adjourn sine die.
Mr. SWAILS moved that the Resolution be ordered to lie on the table.
On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg,
Mr. SMALLS called for the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted a follows: • Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Beckman, Corbin, Fos. ter, Smalls, Swails.-8.
Nays---Messrs. Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Gaillard, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Rose, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-20.
So the Senate refused to lay the Resolution on the table.
On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Resolution was postponed, and made the Special Order for 10:30 P. M.
Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, sealed, and ready for ratification, the following Acts and Joint Resolutions :
An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to define the jurisdiction and duties of the County Commissioners;"
An Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to regulate the agencies of Insurance Companies not incorporated in the State of South Carolina ;"
An Act to charter the Yemasee and Millen Railroad Company, in the State of South Carolina;
An Act to incorporate the Waccamaw and Little River Canal;
An Act to re-charter Maxwell's Bridge, over Seneca River, in Oconee County ;
An Act to provide for the redemption of certain lands, sold under order of General E. R. S. Canby, for taxes ;
An Act to empower the State to maintain the beneficiaries in the Lunatic Asylum, instead of the several Counties;
An Act to amend and extend the charter of the Planters' and Mechanics' Bank, of South Carolina, and for other purposes therein named;
An Act to regulate the manner of drawing Juries ;
An Act to permit Burns D. 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 name of W. Burns Grimes to W. Burns Myers;
An Act to protect the interest of the State whenever payment of interest now due remains unpaid on bonds issued by any Railroad Company, wherever the guarantee of the State is endorsed ;
An Act to authorize and require the County Commissioners of Barnwell County to establish a road from Blackville to Allendale.
Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue stock of the State of South Carolina ;
Joint Resolution to pay William B. Timmons two hundred and thirtythree dollars and forty-four cents;
Joint Resolution to extend the time for the completion of the Port Royal Railroad;
Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Marlboro County to levy a special tax;
Joint Resolution to provide for the publication of certain Statutes of this State, and Journals of the General Assembly thereof;
An Act to confer the right of legitimacy on certain children;
which the wharves shall not be extended in the city of Charleston, and for other purposes,” ratified the 21st day of December, A. D. 1836;
An Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to provide for the conversion of State securities ;"
An Act to alter and renew the charter of the town of Manning;
An Act to establish a new judicial and election County from portions of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County ;
An Act to incorporate the Capital Building and Loan Association, of Columbia ;
An Act to regulate the disposition of fines and penalties imposed and collected in criminal cases by the Circuit Court of General Sessions, and Trial Justices.
An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to organize the Supreme Court;"
An Act to extend the limits of the town of Camden ;
An Act to incorporate the Winyah Guards, of Georgetown, South Carolina;
An Act to empower, 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;
An Act to grant, renew and amend the charters of certain towns and villages therein mentioned ;
An' Act to vest the right and title of the State in and to certain escheated property in a certain person therein mentioned ;
An Act to renew the charter of the ferry known as Ashepoo Ferry;
An Act to establish a ferry across the Catawba River, near the late John S. Perry's mill, and for other purposes ;
An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and forms of the Courts in this State;
An Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to regulate the formation of corporations,” approved December 10, 1869 ;
An Act to establish the Charleston Charitable Association, of the State of South Carolina, for the benefit of the free school fund;
An Act to alter and amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the charter of the city of Greenville;'
An Act to charter the Jacksonboro' Ferry;
An Act to incorporate Healing Springs Baptist Church, in Barnwell County, South Carolina ;
An Act to amend Section 22 of the Code of Procedure;