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Report of the Committee on Finance on the petition of the Professors and Librarian of the South Carolina University.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the further consideration of the Report was postponed, and made the Special Order for Saturday, January 7, 1871, at 1:30 P. M.

Bill to authorize and empower the Board of County Commissioners of Darlington County to borrow twenty thousand dollars to pay off the present indebtedness of the County, and to issue bonds for the same.

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

Bill to provide for levying a tax for the support of public schools for the year 1871.

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

Report of the Committee on Charitable Institutions on the Lunatic Asylum.

The Report was received as information.

Joint Resolution to allow His Honor James L. Orr compensation for extra services.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Joint Resolution was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Resolution requesting His Excellency the Governor to communicate to the Senate information concerning the land scrip.

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

Resolution to require Senate Bills to be laid on the desks of Senators twenty-four hours previous to second reading.

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

Bill (House) to recharter Moore's Ferry, under the name of Dinkins' Ferry, over the Catawba River.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries.

Bill to incorporate the Hedges Light Guard.

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

Joint Resolution (House) instructing the State Auditor to order enforce ment of collection of taxes.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was referred tothe Committee on Finance.

Joint Resolution (House) authorizing the State Auditor to suspend proceedings in certain cases.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Finance.

Joint Resolution (House) to authorize the State Treasurer to pay the sum of $58 out of the Treasury to Henry Newton.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Claims.

Joint Resolution (House) authorizing the State Librarian to purchase certain volumes of State Reports.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Legislative Library.

Joint Resolution to prohibit incarceration of children, under the age of fourteen, in the State Penitentiary.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on the State Penitentiary.

Report of the Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Mt. Pleasant.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Report was postponed, and made the Special Order for Saturday, January 7, 1871, at 2 P. M.

Bill to provide for the redemption of certain lands sold under order of Gen. E. R. S. Canby for taxes.

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

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. ROSE introduced the following Resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be, and he is hereby, authorized to employ such stenographic assistance as may be necessary to report in full the impeachment trial of the Hon. T. O. P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

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

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

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate, at 1:50 P. M.. took a recess for thirty minutes.

RECESS.

At 2:20 P. M , the PRESIDENT resumed the Chair.

On motion of Mr. BARBER, the Senate took a further recess to 3:30 P. M.

RECESS.

At 3:30 P. M., the PRESIDENT resumed the Chair.

The roll was called, and, a quorum answering to their names, the RESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business. 'Mr. GREENE presented the following communication : OFFICE OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, S. C.,

COLUMBIA, December 25, 1870. To the Honorable the President and the Senate

of the State of South Carolina. GENTLEMEN: I have the honor herewith to submit for

your consideration a statement concerning the Contingent Fund of the State Superintendent of Education of the State of South Carolina, for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1870.

J. K. JILLSON, State Superintendent of Education, South Carolina. Received as information, and, with the statement, ordered to be printed

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House returned, with concurrence in Senate amendments,

Joint Resolution authorizing and directing the State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes.

Ordered, That it be enrolled for ratification.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. CARDOZO, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, sealed and ready for ratification,

Joint Resolution authorizing and directing the State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes.

A message was sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, inviting him to attend in the Senate to assist in the ratification of the above Joint Resolution.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives attended in the Senate, when the following Act and Joint Resolutions were duly ratified :

An Act to vest the title of the State to a lot of land in the village of Orangeburg, of which Deidrich Klepping died seized, in the purchaser or purchasers who shall pay for the premises under a sale made by a decree of the Probate Court of Charleston County, and to direct the application of the proceeds of sale.

Joint Resolution authorizing and directing the State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes.

Joint Resolution authorizing the Attorney-General to employ assistance in certain suits now pending, and making an appropriation to pay the

same.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate adjourned at 4:45 P. M.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1871.

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 not answering to their names, the Sergeant-at-Arms was directed to summon absent Senators.

Mr. GREENE moved that the Senate adjourn.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Orangeburg, Mr. A IM called for

and nays. The yeas and

nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Greene, Holcombe, Owens.—5.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Cardozo, Corbin, Hayne, Maxwell, Whittemore, Wilson.—7.

So the motion of the Senator from Orangeburg was not agreed to.
On motion of Mr. OWENS, the Senate adjourned at 12:30 P. M.

yeas

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1871.

Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by the President, Hon. A. J. RANSIER.

The roil was called, and, a quorum answering to their names, the PRESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The Clerk read the Journals of Thursday, December 22, 1870, and of Thursday, January 5, 1871.

Mr. ARNIM asked and obtained leave of absence for the Senator from Chesterfield for six days, on account of sickness in his family.

PETITIONS, &c.

Mr. WHITTEMORE presented the petition of sundry citizen merchants of the town of Timmonsville, praying the passage of a Bill to abolish the lien law of this state, and that it shall take effect on the 1st day of March, 1871; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third reading,

Bill to alter and renew the charter of the town of Manning.

The Bill received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Select Committee appointed to consider and report upon the message of the House of Representatives in relation to the impeachment of T. 0. P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of the State of South Carolina, reported the following Resolution:

Whereas the House of Representatives, on the 17th day of December last, by five of their members, Messrs. W. J. Whipper, F. J. Moses, Jr., Warren D. Wilkes, Aaron Logan, and Joseph Crews, at the Bar of the Senate, impeached T. O. P. Vernon, Judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit of the State of South Carolina, of high crimes and misdemeanors in office, and informed the Senate that the House of Representatives will, in due time, exhibit particular articles of impeachment against him, and make good the same, and likewise demanded that the Senate take order for the appearance of the said T. 0. P. Vernon, to answer to the said impeachment; therefore,

Resolved, That the Senate will take proper order thereon, of which due notice shall be given to the House of Representatives.

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Rule be suspended, and the report considered immediately.

Objection being made, the report, with accompanying Resolution, were ordered for consideration to-morrow.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

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