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On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, it was

Resolved, That in calling the roll of the respective bodies, the Clerks repeat the name of the person voted for by the person voting.

The PRESIDENT announced nominations in order.
Mr. WHITTEMORE nominated Hon. T. J. Robertson.
Mr. H. E. HAYNE nominated Hon. F. L Cardozo.
Mr. C. D. HAYNE nominated Hon. F. J. Moses, Sr.
Mr. ARNIM nominated Gen. M. C. Butler.
Mr. BYAS nominated Col. Martin R. Delaney.
The Joint Assembly proceeded to vote.

SENATE
Those who voted for Hon. T. J. Robertson are :
Messrs. Allen, Barber, Dickson, Duncan, Greene, Hayes, Johnston,
Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails,
Whittemore.— 16.

Those who voted for Gen. M. C. Butler are:
Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Wil-

son.—7.

Those who voted for Hon. F. L. Cardozo are:
Messrs. Cardozo, Hayne.-2.
Those who voted for Hon. F. J. Moses, Sr., are:
Messrs. Leslie, Wimbush.—2.

Whole number of Senators voting...............

.27

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Those who voted for Hon. T. J. Robertson are: Messrs. Andell, Barker, Bascomb, Bosemon, Boston, Bowley, L. Cain, E. Cain, Corwin, Cousart, James Davis, T. A. Davis, Elliott, Farr, Ferguson, Ford, Gaither, Gantt, Garey, Giles, Glover, Goodson, S. Greene, J. A. Green, Guffin, Hardy, Harris, Hart, C. D. Hayne, Hedges, Henderson, Hudson, Humbert, Hunter, Hurley, Jackson, Jervey, Johnson, Jones, Keith, Kennedy, Lang, Lee, Lloyd, Logan, Maddocks, McDaniels, T. D. McDowell, W. J. McDowell, Mead, Milton, Mobley, Mickey, Myers, Nehemias, Nerland, Nuckles, Pendergrass, Ramsay, Saunders, Simons, Small, A. Smith, Sumpter, Tarlton, W. M. Thomas, J. W. Thomas, Thompson, Warley, White and Yocom.—71.

Those who voted for Hon. M. C. Butler are: Messrs. Allen, Bass, Crittenden, Derrick, Doyle, Duncan, Dusenberry, Evans, Hagood, Hough, Kinsler, Litchfield, Lyle, Miles, Perry, Sellers, Shanklin, R. M. Smith, Sullivan, Taylor, Williams, Wilson and Wofford.-23.

Those who voted for Hon. F. J. Moses, Sr., are : Hon. F. J. Moses, Jr, Speaker, and Messrs. Berry, Briggs, Bryan, Byas, Dannerly, Dennis, Frost, Gardner, J. N. Hayne, Humphries, Jamison, Levy, Moore, O'Connell, Reedish, Rivers, Singleton, Wallace, Whipper and Wilkes.—21.

Those who voted for Hon. F. L. Cardozo are:
Messrs. Adamson, Ellison, Goggins, Kuh, Smart and Talbot.-6.

RECAPITULATION.
Hon. T. J. Robertson received ........
Hon. M. C. Butler ....

...........
Hon. F. J. Moses, Sr..........
Hon. F. L. Cardozo..............
Whole number of votes given ..
Necessary to a choice...........

........... 75

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Whole number of Senators voting....

........... 27 Whole number of Representatives...

.............. 121 The PRESIDENT declared Hon. T. J. Robertson, having received a majority of the whole number of votes given, duly elected to represent the State of South Carolina in the Senate of the United States for a term of six years, commencing March 4, 1871.

The Joint Assembly then dissolved.
The Senate returned to the Senate Chamber.
On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate adjourned at 1 P. M.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1870.

Pursuant to adjournment the Senate assembled at 12 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.

Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Journal of yesterday was read.

The Senator from Horry asked and obtained leave of absence for a few days, on account of important business.

Mr. SWAILS asked and obtained an extension of ten days' leave of absence for the Senator from Lancaster, on account of continued illness in his family.

Mr. ARNIM rose to a question of privilege, and gave his reasons for the nomination of Gen. M. C. Butler, as a candidate for the office of Senator in the Senate of the United States, from South Carolina. He desired it to be understood that in making the nomination he had not changed front nor swerved one iota from his position in 1868, as a Republican, when he voted for Hon. A. G. Mackey, a true Republican; but he held that Gen. Butler, in accordance with his own public declarations, was a Republican. For himself, he would, as heretofore, always contend for the principles set forth in the true Republican platform.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Message No. 6, from the House of Representatives, was received and read, as follows:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., December 8, 1870. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that they desire to have corrected the Journals of the Senate as relates to the proceedings of the Joint Assembly of December 7, 1870, wherein the name of “Mr. O'Connell," appears, under caption of House of Representatives, as having voted for Hon. T. J. Robertson, and that it be transferred to those voting for Hon. F. J. Moses, Sr., and so counted; said correction has been made in the House Journal. Very respectfully, &c.,

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

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, a correction of the Journal of the Senate, in accordance with the above, was ordered, and a message returned to the House accordingly.

The House returned, with amendments, Senate Concurrent Resolution, requesting the heads of the State Departments to transmit to the General Assembly their respective annual reports without delay, amended by striking out the word “requested,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "required,” and by striking out the words “ without further delay," and inserting in lieu thereof the words and date " by Monday, December 12.”

The amendments were concurred in, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

ANNUAL REPOP.TS.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the Annual Reports of the officers of the various Departments of State.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, it was

Resolved, That two thousand copies of the Annual Reports of the officers of the respective Departments of State be printed for the use of the Senate.

PETITIONS, &c. Mr. FOSTER presented sundry accounts of M. J. Cantwell, M. D. Hadden, S. M. Putnam, for services rendered as teachers; which were referred to the Committee on Education.

Mr. NASH presented the petition of the Trustees of the Columbia Female College, praying an exemption of the property of said corporation from all State, County and municipal taxes; which was read, and referred to the Committee on Education.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, to whom was referred a Resolution of inquiry as to vacant seats in the Senate from Abbeville, Charleston and Georgetown, reported back the same, with the information that it appears, upon investigation, that vacancies in the office of Senator exist in Abbeville and Georgetown Counties, and the Committee ask for further time for consideration of the vacancy sug. gested to exist in the office of Senator from Charleston County.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed

Joint Resolution authorizing the Attorney-General to purchase a fireproof safe for the use of the Attorney-General's office.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Rule was suspended, and the Resolution taken up for a third reading.

The Resolution received its third reading. On the question of agreeing to the Resolution, and ordering it to be sent, to the House of Representatives.

Mr. WHITTEMORE called the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas—Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Cardozo, Dickson, Duncan, Greene,

Hayes, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush-20.

Nays-Messrs. Bieman, Burroughs, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Wil. son–6.

So the Resolution passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled An Act defining the jurisdiction and regulating the practice of the Probate Courts;"

A Bill to repeal the Lien Law. Mr. WILSON gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, as leave to introduce

A Bill to define the law in relation to certain easements, and for other purposes.

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

A Bill to incorporate the Stonewall Fire Engine Company, of Chester, S. C.

BILLS INTRODUCED. Mr. SMALLS, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to provide for the construction and keeping in repair of public highways and roads.

The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed. Mr. HAYNE, pursuant to notice, introduced A Bill to provide a salary for the office of Lieutenant-Governor.

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

A 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.”

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

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, introduced the following Bills:

A Bill to amend the charter of the Columbia Bridge Company ;

A Bill to repeal an Act to provide for a Sinking Fund and the management of the same;

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