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A Bill to extend the limits of the town of Camden ;

A Bill to alter and amend an Act entitled An Act to alter and amend the charter of the city of Greenville, and for other purposes."

The above Bills received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed. Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to provide for the protection of persons, property and the public peace, and to tax real estate for the expense of the same.

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

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Message No. 2 from His Excellency the Governor was announced and presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary. The Message was read, as follows:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

COLUMBIA, December 8, 1870. To the President of the Senate.

SIR: I acknowledge the receipt of a Preamble and Resolution adopted by the Senate on the 5th instant, in the following terms :

Whereas, by Section 13 of an Act entitled An Act to provide for the government of the South Carolina Penitentiary,” approved 21st day of September, 1868, the Governor is authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint three Directors of the State Penitentiary; and whereas the Senate has not received any information of such appointment at the previous session; therefore, be it

Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be requested to inform the Senate whether any appointments of Directors have been made, and for how long a time the Penitentiary has been conducted without Directors. (Signed)

A. J. RANSIER,

President of the Senate. Attest: J. WOODRUFF,

Clerk of Senate.

In reply to this document, intimating, on the part of the Executive, a grave dereliction of official duty, I would respectfully present the following extract from the Executive Journal of the Senate:

IN THE SENATE, COLUMBIA, S. C., January 26, 1869. The Senate, at 2:45 P. M., went into Executive session.

Message No. 25 of His Excellency the Governor was read, as follows:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

COLUMBIA, S. C., January 26, 1869. To the Senate of South Carolina.

GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE: I hereby nominate for your advice and consent Cyrus H. Baldwin, Robert N. Lewis and Wm. B. Nash as Directors of the State Penitentiary.

Very respectfully, (Signed)

ROBERT K. SCOTT,

Governor.

On the question, “Does the Senate advise and consent to the appointment of Cyrus H. Baldwin, Robert N. Lewis and Wm. B. Nash as Directors of the State Penitentiary?” it was determined, unanimously, in the affirmative.

Yeas, 19; nays, none.
So it was

kesolved, That the Senate do advise and consent to the appointment of Cyrus H. Baldwin, Robert N. Lewis and William B. Nash, agreeably to the nomination.

J. WOODRUFF,

Clerk of Senate.

Pursuant to their confirmation, Messrs. Baldwin, Lewis and Nash immediately thereafter received their appointments, and entered upon the discharge of their duties. Mr. Lewis having departed this life in the recess of the Legislature, Hon. W. H. Wigg was appointed to succeed him, in the August following, and I have reason to believe that the duties of the Directors have since been regularly and efficiently discharged, and that at no time whatever has the Penitentiary been conducted without Direction.

Very respectfully, (Signed)

ROBERT K. SCOTT,

Governor.

On motion of Mr. MONTGOMERY, the Message was referred to the Committee on the Penitentiary.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Unfinished Business, to wit:

Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Abbeville.

The Bill having received its second reading, and there being no further amendments,

The question was taken on agreeing to the Bill, as amended, and decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That it be engrossed for a third reading.

GENERAL ORDERS..

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

Bill to charter the town of Yorkville.

The Bill received its second reading, and was taken up for consideration as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was amended by striking out, wherever it occurred, the word “Magistrate,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ Trial Justice or other inferior Courts.”

Mr. ARNIM moved to amend Section 6, in the fifth line, printed Bill, by striking out the words “ of Roads,” and inserting, before the word " Commissioners,” the word “ County.”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Nash, Arnim, Leslie, Whittemore,

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Edgefield, and decided in the negative.

Mr. NASH moved to amend Section 7, in the fifth line, printed Bill, by inserting between the words“ conditions” and “as,” the words Provided, Said rates shall not exceed one hundred dollars.”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Swails, Rose, Whittemore,

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment proposed by the Senator from Richland, and decided in the negative.

Mr. SWAILS moved to amend Section 10 by striking out the following: “That said Town Council of Yorkville shall have power to grant licenses to parties within the limits of said town, and the parties to whom said licenses are granted shall pay the same amount as charged by the County Commissioners.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment proposed by the Senator from Williamsburg, and decided in the negative.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved to amend Section 10, in the third line, by striking out the words “the same amount as charged by the County Commissioners,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Wimbush, Rose and Whittemore,

Mr. WIMBUSH moved that the further consideration of the amend

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ment proposed by the Senator from Darlington, be indefinitely postponed.

The question was taken on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Chester, and decided in the negative.

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Darlington, and decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. MONTGOMERY, Section 12 was amended, in the second line, printed Bill, by striking out the word "twenty," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “fourteen.”

There being no further amendments, The Bill passed, and was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. On motion of Mr MONTGOMERY, the consideration of the General Orders was suspended.

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.

Mr. MONTGOMERY moved that a Special Committee of three be appointed by the President, to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the Senate is now ready to receive any communications of an Executive character he may be pleased to make to the Sen

ate.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Montgomery and Whittemore,

Mr. HAYNE moved that the motion of the Senator from Newberry be laid on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marion,
Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows :

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Bieman, Borroughs, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, , Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Nash, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush --15.

NayaMessrs. Arnim, Barber, Cardozo, Dickson, Greene, Johnston, Maxwell, Montgomery, Owens, Rose, Smalls.-11.

So the notion of the Senator from Newberry was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate took up out of its orrler for consideration,

Resolution to fix the number of members of Senate Standing Committees.

Mr. MONTGOMERY moved that the Resolution be laid on the table.

The question was taken on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Newberry, and decided in the negative.

Mr. SWAILS moved that the further consideration of the Resolution be indefinitely postponed.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Montgomery, Whittemore, Swails, Smalls, Johnston,

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg, Mr. LESLIE called for the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas—Messrs. Allen, Barber, Bieman, Duncan, Duvall, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, Owens, Swails, Wimbush.–14.

Nays—Messrs. Cardozo, Dickson, Johnston, Montgomery, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson.—7.

So the further consideration of the Resolution was indefinitely postponed.

Mr. SWAILS moved that the vote whereby the further consideration of the Resolution was indefinitely postponed be reconsidered, and that the motion for reconsideration be laid on the table.

The question was taken on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg, and decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate took up, out of its order, for consideration,

Bill to make appropriation 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 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.
On motion of Mr. BARBER, the Senate adjourned at 2:30 P. M.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 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 Rev. Dr. Commings.

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