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to the returns of the election for Senator of Chesterfield County, reported back the same, with the recommendation that it be agreed to.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. MONTGOMERY, on behalf of Mr. Corbin, Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, introduced the following Resolutions :

Resolved, That the Committee on Privileges and Elections be authorized to send for persons and papers in the contested election case of P. B. Tompkins vs. F. A. Clinton, Senator from Lancaster County.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to forward to the Senate the election returns for Senator of Charleston County, and also all papers and documents of record in his office relative to said election.

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Rules be suspended, and the Resolutions considered immediately.

Objection being made, the Resolutions were ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. ALLEN introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be authorized to draw a pay certificate for three thousand dollars on account of current printing for the Senate.

On motion of Mr. ALLEN, the Rule was suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE introduced the following Resolution:

Whereas, the term for which Hon. T. J. Robertson was elected to represent the State of South Carolina in the Senate of the United States will expire on the 4th of March, 1871: and, whereas, it becomes necessary, by law, to proceed to an election of an United States Senator on the second Tuesday after the meeting and organization of the General Assembly of this State; and, whereas, to-morrow, the 6th instant, is the second Tuesday after the meeting and organization of the same; therefore,

Resolved, That the Senate do, at 12 o'clock M. to-morrow, proceed to vote for a person to represent the State of South Carolina in the Senate of the United States, for the term of six years, commencing March 1,

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On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Rules were suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

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

Mr. MCINTYRE introduced the following Preamble and Resolution:

Whereas, Section 28, Article II, of the Constitution of the State of South Carolina provides: “That person shall be eligible to a seat in the General Assembly whilst he holds any office of profit or trust under any other power, except officers in the militia, Magistrates, or Justices of Inferior Courts, while such Justices receive no salary; and if any member shall accept or exercise any of the said disqualifying oflices, he shall vacate his seat: Provided, That this prohibition shall not extend to the members of the first General Assembly;"

And whereas, it has been publicly asserted that several of the honorable Senators on this floor are disqualified to hold their positions in this body; and whereas, it is a notorious fact that the Hon. D. T. Corbin, Senator representing the County of Charleston, now holds the office of United States District Attorney for the District of South Carolina, with a compensation, including salary and fees, of six thousand (6,000) dollars per year; also, the office of City Attorney for the city of Charleston, at an annual salary of two thousand (2,000) per annum; also, the office of Codifier of the Laws of the State, at an annual salary of three thousand five hundred (3,500) dollars; and whereas, the first General Assembly that met after the adoption of the present Constitution of the State expired, by law, when they adjourned sine die on the day of April, 1870; and as this is not the first General Assembly under the present Constitution; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Committee on Privileges and Elections be, and they are hereby, instructed to investigate and report at an early day as to the right of the said D. T. Corbin holding a seat in the Senate of the State of South Carolina.

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

Whereas, by Section 5 of “ An Act to regulate the manner of keeping and disbursing funds by certain officers," the accounts of the Treasurer shall annually close on the 13th day of October, and shall be examined during the months of November and December in each year by a Joint Committee; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That a Committee of one from the Senate, to be appointed by the President, and two from the House of Representatives, shall, immediately af

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ter the adoption of this Resolution, proceed to examine the books and accounts of the State Treasurer, and make their report without unnecessary delay.

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

Resolved, That all Standing Committees of the Senate shall consist jo three, five, seven or more members, so as always to secure an odd num. ber, in conformity with the rule and custom of all legislative bodies.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, it was

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn, it shall stand adjourned to meet to-morrow at 11 A. M.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act concerning the office and duties of Clerks, Registrars of Mesne Conveyance, and Commissioners of Locations," approved the 21st day of December, A. D. 1839.

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

A Bill to amend an Act to regulate the fees of Probate Judges, Clerks of Courts, Trial Justices and Magistrates, and other officers herein mentioned.

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

A 'Bill to provide for the creation and regulation of Independent Agricultural Societies.

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to amend Act entitled an. An Act to provide for the appointment of a Land Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties,' and for other purposes therein mentioned," approved March 1, 1870;

A Bill to alter and amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the charter, and extend the limits of the city of Columbia," approved on the 26th day of February, 1870.

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

A Bill fixing a suitable salary for the Lieutenant-Governor of the State.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to incorporate the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, in Darlington County, S. C.

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

Mr. GREENE asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

A Bill to make appropriations for the payment of the per diem and mileage of the members of the General Assembly, and the salaries of the subordinate officers, and other expenses incidental thereto.

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

Mr. NASH asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice, 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:

1. The Governor, Comptroller-General, and the Attorney-General, are hereby directed to enter into negotiations without delay, with the holders of the "Fire Loan” debt now matured, or which shall mature during the present fiscal year, with the view to ascertain upon what terms the said debt may be adjusted.

2. The said Commission are authorized to take such steps as may be necessary to the most speedy accomplishment of the purpose above stated, and to report the result at the earliest practicable day to the General Assembly.

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate proceedled to the consideration of the Unfinished Business, which was :

A motion of Mr. Nash to elect an additional member to the Committee on Printing.

Mr. ALLEN moved that the further consideration of the motion be indefinitely postponed.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Smalls, Allen, Nash, Johnston,

Mr. JOHNSTON moyed that the motion of the Senator from Greenville be laid on the table.

The motion of the Senator from Sumter was not agreed to.
On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Greenville,
Mr. JOHNSTON called the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas—Messrs. Allen, Barber, Cardozo, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Leslie, Maxwell, Owens, Smalls.-13.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Dickson, Holcombe, Johnston, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Whittemore, Wilson.-11.

So the motion of the Senator from Greenville was agreed to.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Joint Resolution to authorize the Comptroller-General to take out an insurance policy on the furniture in the Capitol building.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the further consideration of the Resolution be postponed, and made the Special Order for Wednesday next, at 1 P. M.

The motion of the Senator from Darlington was not agreed to.

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

Resolution to request the Governor for information relative to appointment of Directors of the State Penitentiary.

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

Resolution to appoint Joint Committee to wait on the Governor, for the purpose of conference with him on measures of legislation.

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

Resolution requesting heads of State Departments to transmit, without delay, copies of their Annual Reports to the General Assembly.

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

Bill to authorize County Commissioners to assume and pay obligations contracted under the late township Act.

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

Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to establish and maintain a system of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina.”

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

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