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Report of the Judiciary Committee on a Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the Rules, Practice, Pleadings and Forms of Courts in this State."

Bill (by Committee on the Judiciary) to amend Section 23 of the Code of Procedure.

Bill (by Mr. Dickson) to amend an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the pay and fix the salaries of certain officers.” Second reading.

Bill (by Mr. McIntyre, to repeal Section 279, Title VIII, Chapter-, of the Code of Procedure. Second reading.

Bill (House) to amend the first clause of Section 25, Title 3, of an Act entitled “An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and forms of Courts in this State," approved March 1, 1870. Second reading.

Report of Judiciary Committee on Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the fees of Probate Judges, Clerks of Courts, Trial Justices and Magistrates, and other officers herein mentioned.”

Report of Judiciary Committee on Bill to authorize Clerks of Courts to perform all the duties heretofore performed by Commissioners in Equity, as defined on the first day of January, 1869.

Bill (by Mr. Corbin) for the protection of buoys and beacons. Second reading.

Report of Committee on the Judiciary on Bill to create the County of Coosawhatchie.

Report of Judiciary Committee on Bill to amend so much of an Act entitled “An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and forms of Courts in this State,” as pertains to the Third, Fourth and Fifth Judicial Circuits.

Report of Judiciary Committee on Bill to amend Section 18 of the Code of Procedure.

Report of Judiciary Committee on Concurrent Resolution to authorize the State Librarian to transfer certain volumes of Law Reports in the State Library to the Supreme Court.

Concurrent Resolution (by Mr. Whittemore) to employ the services of John T. Sloan to collect and collate the manuscript documents now in the basement of the College Library.

Report of Joint Committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the Sinking Fund Commission.

Bill (by Mr. Whittemore) to sell the lands purchased by the Land Commission in this State at public auction. Second reading.

Bill (by Mr. Corbin) to renew the charter of the People's Bank of South Carolina. Second reading.

Bill (by Mr. Corbin) to renew and extend the charter of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary's, Charleston. Second reading.

Bill (House) to prohibit the bringing of paupers into the State of South Carolina. Second reading.

Bill (by Mr. Whittemore) to provide for the withdrawal of the State endorsement on the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company. Second reading.

Bill (by Mr. Whittemore) to retire and cancel the hypothecated Blue Ridge Railroad Company bonds. Second reading.

Report of the Committee on Incorporations on Bill to amend and extend the charter of the Planters' and Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina.

Bill (House) to incorporate the Shiloh Camp Grounds. Second reading.

Bill (House) to incorporate the Walhalla Hook and Ladder Company, of Walhalla, South Carolina. Second reading.

Bill (House) to validate the action of the County Commissioners of Oconee County in exchanging and conveying ihe lot ceded to them to build a jail upon. Second reading.

Bill (House) to incorporate the Gowensville Lodge, No. 107, of Ancient Free Masons, of the State of South Carolina. Second reading.

Bill (House) to incorporate the Thomas Guards, of Green Pond, Colleton, South Carolina. Second reading.

Bill (House) defining the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace, the mode of procedure before them, and the duties of Constables in civil cases. Second reading.

Report (unfavorable) of Committee on Claims and Grievances on the account of F. J. McMaken. Second reading.

On motion of Mr. NASH, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Report of Committee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses on account of Columbia Gas Light Company. The Report was read, agreed to, and the account ordered to be paid.

I. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Mr. LESLIE presented the Report of the Joint Committee appointed to investigate affairs of the Charleston County Commissioners, together with the testimony.

The Report was read.
Mr. LESLIE moved that the Committee be discharged.
The motion of the Senator from Barnwell was not agreed to.

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

SPECIAL ORDER. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for 10:30 P. M., to-wit:

Concurrent Resolntion to extend the time of adjournment of the General Assembly to Saturday, March 11, 1871.

On motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, the further consideration of the Resolution was indefinitely postponed.

EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 10:30 P. M., on motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate went into Executive Session.

After the disposal of Executive Business, the Senate returned to open session.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the Senate took a recess for fifteen minutes.

RECESS.

At 11:15 P. M., Hon. D. T. CORBIN, on motion of Mr. CARDOZO, took the chair, and called the Senate to order."

Hon. A. J. RANSIER, President, resumed the chair.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution to appoint a Joint Special Committee to wait upon the Governor and inquire what arrangements can be made for the payment of pay certificates of members and employees of the General Assembly.

The Resolution was concurred in, and the blank filled with the number “two.”

Messrs. Whittemore and Duvall were appointed Committee on the part of the Senate, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

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 Messrs. Frost and Whipper have been appointed as Committee on the part of the House, in accordance with a Resolution adopted to appoint a Joint Committee to examine the accounts of the State Treasurer, in accordance with the requirement of Section 5 of an Act to provide for the keeping and lisbursing of funds by certain officers.

Very respectfully, (Signed)

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

The House also sent to the Senate, .
Report of House Committee on Claims on accounts of H. W. Purvis.

The Report was concurred in and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives. . The House returned, with concurrence, Report of the Medical Committee of the Senate on the account of Dr. W. L. Templeton.

The House also returned, with concurrence, Report of the Senate Committee on Claims on claims of T. Carroll, Wm. Kline, Wm. Johnston, G. Zeigler, and others.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced,

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. A. O. Jones, Clerk of the House of Representatives, appeared and informed the Senate that the House, having finished the business before it, was now ready to adjourn, sine die.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the Clerk of the Senate proceeded to the House of Representatives and informed that body that the Senate, haying disposed of the business before it, was now ready to adjourn sine

die.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported as having presented, at 10:20 P. M., to His Excellency the Governor, for his approval, the Acts and Joint Resolutions ratified this day at 8:30 P. M.:

RESOLUTIONS.

Hon. D. T. CORBIN, on motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, took the chair.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, after a brief address, introduced the following:

Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate be given the Hon. A. J. Ransier, President of the Senate, for the able and impartial manner with which he has presided over the sessions of the Senate.

The Resolution was unanimously adopted.
Hon. A. J. RANSIER resumed the chair and said :

Gentlemen of the Senate:

Even were I able to speak to you as the occassion would seem to require, time will not permit. Accept my thanks for this additional mark of your friendship. After a long and tedious session of one hundred and seven days, you are about to return to the bosom of your families and to your constituents, in the just and conscientious expectation of meeting their endorsement of “well done good and faithful servant.” You have striven to do your whole duty to the people of South Carolina, irrespective of race or political parties. It has been well said by a Senator, reelected to the position he now occupies, “thank God, there is a Senate of the State of South Carolina.” In all its actions, upon every measure brought before it for consideration, the Senate has deserved the “well done” of the people of South Carolina. It has risen above all party lines ; felt and remembered that it represented the entire people of the State; and I feel assured its conservatism has received their unqualified and unanimous approval. It will always be with me a proud recollection that I have had the pleasure and privilege to preside over this body.

I feel deeply indebted to you, Senators, for your kind indulgence with my inexperience as a presiding officer, and for the dignity and decorum which have characterized all the deliberations and proceedings of the Senate during the session. I thank you for the uniform courtesy and kindness you have extended to me upon all occasions. If, in any manner, or at any time, I have wounded the feelings of any Senator upon the floor, I beg it will be regarded as an error of judgment, not of the heart, and forgotten. Again thanking you, Senators, for your kindness, allow me to express the bope that each and every one will have that pleasant re-union with your families and constituents to which you are so eminently entitled for the faithful manner in which you have discharged your duty as legislators for the benefit of the entire people of South Carolina.

The PRESIDENT, at 12, (midnight,) announced the Senate adourned.

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