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and to invite capital to South Carolina for the development of the resources of the State."

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Whittemore, Duvail, Hayne,

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the vote whereby the above Bill passed to a third reading was reconsidered, and the motion for reconsideration ordered to lie on the table

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

Bill to confer and impose upon the Land Commissioner the power and duties of the Commissioner of Agricultural Statistics.

The Bill received its second reading, and was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Hayne, Wimbush,

.On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Bill was indefinitely postponed.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the vote whereby the consideration of the above Bill was indefinitely postponed, was reconsidered, and the motion for reconsideration laid on the table.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced Messages from the Governor.

Messages Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, from His Excellency the Governor, were presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The PRESIDENT announced that the Messages related to Executive business.

GENERAL ORDERS

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.

On motion of Mr. WILSON, the Senate took up, out of its order, for a second reading and consideration,

Bill to authorize the formation of and to incorporate the Savannal. Valley Railroad Company.

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

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate took up, out of its order, for a second reading and consideration :

Bill to repeal so much of an Act entitled “ An Act to organize and govern the militia of the State of South Carolina,” as provides for the appointment and pay of an Assistant Adjutant General.

The Bill received its second reading, and 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. HAYNE, the Senate took up, out of its order, for a second reading and consideration :

Bill to further amend an Act entitled “ An Act providing for the assessment and taxation of property."

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

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Report of Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to incorporate the Hedges' Light Guard.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.

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.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Bill to dispose of the lands forfeited to the State, and to create a school fund from the sales of the same.

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

Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act establishing a line beyond which the wharves shall not be extended in the city of Charleston, and for other purposes."

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Bill was referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

On motion of Mr. McDOWELL, the Senate took up, out of its order, for a second reading and consideration,

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Chesterfield County to levy a special tax.

The Joint Resolution received its second reading, and was bonsidered as in Committee of the Whole.

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Resolution be engrossed for a third reading.

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

Bill to renew the charter of the town of Bamberg, in the County of Barnwell.

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

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

Bill to incorporate the town of Florence, S. C.

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

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

Report of Committee on Finance on a Bill to increase the salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Court.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the further consideration of the Report was postponed for ten days.

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

Report of the Committee on Finance on a Bill to supply the deficiency in the appropriation for the Charleston City Schools.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

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

Mr, NASH moved that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed, and made the Special Order for Monday next, at 1 P. M.

Mr. HAYNE moved to amend the motion of the Senator from Richland, by striking out the word “Monday," and inserting in lieu thereof the word " Tuesday."

The amendment was accepted.

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 1:45 P. M. the Senate went into Executive Session.

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

On motion of Mr. HOLCOMBE, at 3:15 P. M., the Senate adjourned. MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 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 answering to their names, the PRESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business.

Prayer by the Chaplain.
The Clerk read the Journal of Saturday.

Mr. ARNIM asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate for a suspension, as to himself, of Rule 6 of the Senate, on account of sickness.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate the following Message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S.C., January 16, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of th- Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that Messrs. Briggs, Whipper, and Lee have been appointed a Committee on the part of the House to meet a similar Committee of your honorable body to wait upon the State Treasurer and solicit information as to expenditure of appropriation of $135,000.

Respectfully yours,

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

The House also sent to the Senate:

A Bill to incorporate the Charleston Cleansing Company, of the City of Charleston ;

A Bill to regulate the right of traverse ;

A Bill to incorporate the South Carolina Saving and Building Association, No. 2.

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

PETITIONS, &c.

Mr. LESLIE presented the petition of W. W. Woodward, late Sheriff of Barnwell County, praying that provision be made for compensation for certain services rendered by Sheriffs throughout the State under General and Special Orders from Military Headquarters, Second Military District, series of 1867 and 1868; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred a Bill to incorporate the town of Florence, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Williamsburg County to levy a special tax ;

An Act supplementary to an Act entitied "An Act to authorize administrators, executors, and other fiduciaries, to sell certain evidences of indebtedness at public sale, and to compromise in certain cases.”

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 Act and Joint Resolution.

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

A Bill to repeal so much of an Act entitled “An Act to organize and govern the militia of the State of South Carolina, as provides for the appointment and pay of an Assistant Adjutant-General;"

A Bill to repeal an Act entitled “An Act to establish a Bureau of Agricultural Statistics."

The above Bills received their third reading, passed, and were ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

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

A Bill to incorporate the Hedges' Light Guard, of Edisto, South Carolina.

The Bill received its third reading.

Ordered, That the title thereof be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to establish a Normal School in each Congressional District in this State.

A Bill to require County Treasurers to report to the General Assenbly.

A Bill to supply the deficiency in the appropriation for the support and maintenance of Free Schools for 1870.

The Bills received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printeil

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