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Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the considereration, out of their order, of

Bill to make an appropriation for the support and maintenance of free schools, for the fiscal year commencing November 1, 1870.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Education.

Bill to provide for the election by the people of County Auditors and County Treasurers.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on County Offices and Officers.

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

Bill to compel County Treasurers to receive County checks in payment for taxes.

Read by their titles, and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Bill to regulate the call of the docket of the Supreme Court.
Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the appointment of a Land Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties.”

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

RESOLUTION.

Mr. HAYNE introduced the following Resolution :

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

On the question of agreeing to the Resolution,
Mr. ARNIM called for the yeas and nays.
The

yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Cardozo, Duncan, Hayne, Johnston, Montgomery, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Wilson.-10.

Nays—Messrs. Arnim, Corbin, Duvall, Greene, Hayes, Whittemore.—6.
So the motion was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Senate went into Executive Session.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 2:10 P. M., the Senate went into Executive Session.

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

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, at 2:30 P. M , the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 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 Rev. Mr. Bulkley.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the reading of the Journal of Friday was dispensed with.

Mr. WILSON asked and obtained leave of absence for the Senator from Chesterfield until Wednesday next.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate Concurrent Resolution that the General Assembly adjourn sine die March 1st, 1871.

On the question of concurring in the Resolution,
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Leslie, Swails, Smalls,
Mr. SWAILS moved that the Resolution be laid on the table.

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. Arnim, Barber, Johnston, Nash, Rose, Swails—6.

Nays - Messrs. Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, Owens, Whittemore, Wilson. -11.

So the Senate refused to lay the Resolution on the table.
The question recurring on concurrence in the Resolution,

Mr. SWAILS moved to amend by striking out the date “March 1st," and inserting in lieu thereof " February 20th."

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg,

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Swails, Corbin, Nash, Mr. LESLIE called for the yeas

and

nays. The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas.-Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Johnston, Nash, Owens, Swails.-8.

Nays.-Messrs. Allen, Corbin, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson.-10.

So the Senate refused to agree to the amendment offered by the Senator from Williamsburg.

On the question of concurring in the Resolution,
Mr. LESLIE called for the yeas and nays.

The yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Owens, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson.-16.

Nays-Messrs. Nash, Swails.-2.

So the Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution that no person shall hold or receive pay for services in any two departments connected with the General Assembly.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Smalls, Hayne, Swails, Leslie,

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

Ordered, That it be returned to the House of Representatives.
The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution requiring certain reports from the State Treasurer relative to poll tax, &c

Mr. HAYNE moved that the Resolution be ordered to lie on the table until the Committee on Education submit their report on a similar Resolution of the Senate referred to that Committee.

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

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

Ordered, That it be returned to the House of Representatives.
The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution to appoint a Joint Committee to investigate and report as to the disposition of the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Com. pany, endorsed by the Comptrolier-General, according to the provisions of an Act passed September 15th, 1868, entitled “An Act to grant additional aid to the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South Carolina."

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the blank in the Resolution was filled with the word “two."

The Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Repr-sentatives accordingly.

The PRESIDENT announced Messrs. Corbin and Nash Committee on the part of the Senate, in accordance with the above Resolution, and a message was sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution authorizing the Keeper of the State House to purchase fifty tons of coal.

On motion of Mr. NASH, the Resolution was amended by striking out the word and figures “fifty (50,") and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words and figures “twenty-five (25.")

On motion of Mr GREENE, the Resolution was further amended by the addition of the following proviso :

Provided, That the same be paid for out 'of any money, not otherwise appropriated, upon the warrant of the Comptroller-General, and approved by the Governor."

The Resolution, as amended, was agreed to, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House also sent to the Senate
A Bill to incorporate the Scott Rifle Guards, of Sumter;
A Bill to regulate the manner of drawing Juries.

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

The House also sent to the Senate

Report of the Committee on Claims of the House of Representatives, on accounts of R. A. Green, for services rendered as school teacher in Edgefield County; which was referred to the Committee on Education.

The House also sent to the Senate

Report of the House Committee on Legislative Library, on the account of E. R. Stokes; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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 Town of Florence;
A Bill to charter the Town of Hamburg.

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

Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrollcd Acts, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, and ready for ratification,

An Act to empower the County Commissioners of Georgetown County to levy a special tax.

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.

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Lancaster County to levy a special tax, reported back the same, with the recommendation that the Resolution do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. CARDOZO, from the Committee on Charitable Institutions, to whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution to afford relief to persons who had been driven from their homes, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Committee be discharged from its further consideration.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

Mr. HAYNE, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred the Resolution of the Senator from Charleston for the appointment of a Special Committee to inquire what amount has been paid into the Treasury as poll tax, reported back the same, accompanied with the Report of the State Treasurer.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

Mr. CORBIN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the Resolution as to the right of Hon. Geo. F. McIntyre to a seat in the Senate, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the seat be declared vacant.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Messages Numbers 21 and 22 from His Excellency the Governor were presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary. Message No. 21 was read as follows:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

COLUMBIA, January 23, 1871. To the Honorable President of the Senate.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the following Acts and Joint Resolutions have been approved and signed, to wit:

An Act 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.

Approved and signed December 23, 1870.

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

Approved and signed December 23, 1870.

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

Approved and signed January 19, 1871.

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

Approved and signed January 23, 1871.

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