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House of Representatives, at 1 o'clock P. M., this day, to hear the same read. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

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

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, a message of the Senate was sent to the House of Representatives informing that body that the Senate would attend at the hour named to hear the returns of election for Governor read.

PETITIONS. Mr. HAYES presented the protest of Phin. B. Tompkins against the right of F. A. Clinton to a seat on the floor of the Senate, as Senator from Lancaster County ; which was referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections.

Mr. CORBIN presented the petition of the Planters' and Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina, praying for an amendment and renewal of charter; which was read and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

Mr. NASH presented the petition of the County Commissioners of Richland County, praying authority to levy a tax of six mills on the dollar, on the assessed value of all taxable property in Richland County, for County purposes; which was read and referred to the Committee on Finance.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
Mr. CORBIN, from the Special Committee on Unfinished Business, re-
ported progress, and that the Committee would submit a further report on
Monday next.

RESOLUTIONS.
Mr. CORBIN introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns, it shall stand adjourned to meet on Monday next, at 12 M.

The Rule was suspended, the Resolution considered immediately, and agreed to.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate took a recess of five minutes.

RECESS.

The Senate re-assembled at 12:45 P. M.

JOINT CONVENTION. At 1 P. M. the Senate proceeded to the hall of the House of Representatives to hear read the returns of the election for Governor of the State of South Carolina.

The SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, for the information of the Joint Convention, read Sectior 4, Article III, of the Constitution and the following official returns of the late election for Governor, received from the office of the Secretary of State:

NAMES OF COUNTIES.

R. K. SCOTT.

R. B. CARPENTER.

4

999

342

970

Abbeville...... Anderson Barnwell. Beaufort.. Charleston Chester..... Chesterfield. Clarendon... Colleton Darlington.. Edgefield Fairfield... Georgetown.. Greenville.. Horry..... Kershaw. Lancaster Laurens... Lexington. Marion.... Marlboro... Newberry.... Oconee Orangeburg Pickens Richland.. Spartanburg Sumter.... Union...... Williamsburg. York......

3,385 2,19 1,475 1,868 3,879 2216 6,142 13,411 6,980 2,704 1,366

945 1,092 1,534 76 3,969 1.680 2,968 1,793 4,547 3,704 2,613 1134 2,541 1,405 1,840

563 1.794 1,087855 3,022 1,967 1,081 1.432 1,997 2,186 1,449 1,145 2,915 1,645

900 3,797 1,693 612

775 3,500 1,382 1,428 1,923 3,593 1,004 1,862 1.744 1,765 1,123 2,386 1,876

047

627

Total........

85,071 51,537

Majority....

33,5341

The SPEAKER then announced that ROBERT K. Scott, having received a majority of the votes cast, had been elected Governor of the State of South Carolina for the ensuing two years.

The SPEAKER declared, the Joint Convention having finished the business before it provided by the Constitution, hereby dissolved.

The Senate then returned to the Senate House.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. CORBIN introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That a Committee of three on the part of the Senate be appointed to act with a similar Committee on the part of the House of Representatives, to wait upon His Excellency R. K. Scott, Governor elect, and inquire when it will suit his convenience to qualify as Governor of the State of South Carolina.

The Rule was suspended, the Resolution considered immediately, and agreed to.

Messrs. Hayne, Rose and Nash were appointed said Committee.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the Senate took a Recess for fifteen minutes.

RECESS.

The Senate was called to order at 1:45 P. M.

MESSAGE No. 3 FROM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The following message was received from the House of Representatives:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., November 23, 1870. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate.

GENTLEMEN: The Tlouse respectfully requests your honorable body to meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives, on Monday, November 28th, at 1 P. M , to attend the ceremony of Inauguration of Robert K. Scott, as Governor, and A. J. Ransier, as Lieutenant-Governor of the State of South Carolina. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. MOSES, JR.,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, a message of concurrence was returned.

MESSAGE No. 4 FROM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The following message was received from the House of Representatives :

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C, November 23, 1870. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate.

GENTLEMEN: The House respectfully informs your honorable body that Messrs. Whipper, Wilkes and S. J. Lee have been appointed a Committee, on the part of the House, to meet a similar Committee, appointed by your honorable body, to wait upon His Excellency the Governor elect, and inquire when it will suit his convenience to be inaugurated as Governor of South Carolina. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. MOSES, JR.,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the message was received as information.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate, at 1:55 P. M., adjourned.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1870.

Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by Hon. C. W. MONTGOMERY, President pro tempore.

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 Wednesday, 23d instant, was read.

Mr. CARDOZO asked and obtained leave of absence for the Senator from Lancaster for eight days, on account of illness in his family.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution, to appoint a Committee to investigate the affairs of the Blue Ridge Railroad, with power to send for persons and papers.

Mr. NASH moyed that the Resolution be referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Mr. MCINTYRE moved that the motion of the Senator from Richland be laid on the table ; which was not agreed to.

Mr. ARNIM moved to amend the Resolution by the addition of the words “ with instructions to report to-morrow, at 1 P. M.”

The amendment of the Senator from Edgefield was subsequently withdrawn.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie and Smalls,

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

NOTICE OF CONTEST.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate,

Notice of contest of the seat of Hon. G. W. Duvall, in the Senate, as Senator from Chesterfield County ; which, with accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on Elections.

The PRESIDENT also laid before the Senate,

Protest of sundry citizens of Marlboro County, against the election of Hon. H. J. Maxwell, as Senator of said County; which was referred to the Committee on Elections.

ANNUAL REPORT.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate,

Annual Report of the City Registrar of Charleston, S. C.; which was received as information.

RESIGNATION OF HON. J. H. RAINEY, AS SENATOR FROM

GEORGETOWN COUNTY.

Mr. JOHNSTON presented the following:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

COLUMBIA, November 21, 1870. To the President and Members of the Senate :

Having been elected by the voters of the First Congressional District to an unexpired term in the 41st Congress, and also member of the 420 Congress of the United States, it becomes my duty, therefore, to lay before your honorable body my resignation as Senator from Georgetown County.

In taking leave of you, Senators, allow me to express my gratification in recalling the many hours of pleasant intercourse that we have had together, officially and otherwise, the remembrance of which I shall fondly cherish.

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