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

On motion of Mr. DUVALL, Section 2 was amended by the addition of the following:

And provided, further, That a majority of the property tax payers of said County shall first vote in favor of issuing said bonds, and reasonable notices of the time and places of holding said election shall be published for at least thirty (30) days last preceding said election.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the enacting clause of the Bill was amended to read as follows:

A Bill to authorize and empower the Board of County Commissioners of Darlington County to issue bonds to the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars.

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 1 P. M., to wit:

Report of Committee on Printing on account of Julian A. Selby for Public Printing

The question was taken upon agreeing to the Report, and decided in the affirmative.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.

On motion of Mr. BURROUGHS, the Senate proceeded to the con sideration, out of its order, of

Report of Committee on Judiciary on Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the appointment of Trial Justices"

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

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

On motion of Mr. BURROUGHS, Section 1 was amended in the sixth line, printed Bill, by striking out after the word "Horry," the word "six," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "seven."

On motion of Mr CARDOZO, the Bill was further amended in the 7th line printed Bill, by striking out after the word “Kershaw," the word “six,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “eight”

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, Section 1 was further amended, by striking out after the word "Barnwell” the word “ten," and inserting iu lieu thereof the word “thirteen."

On motion of Mr. MAXWELL, Section 1 was further amended on the eighth line, printed Bill, by striking out after the word “Marlboro,” the word “six," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ seven.”

On motion of Mr. MCINTYRE, Section I was further amended in the eighth line, printed Bill, by striking out after the word “Colleton ” the word “ten,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “thirteen.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was further amended in the fifth line, printed Bill, by striking out after the word “Darlington the word “eight,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ten."

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

On motion of Mr. MCINTYRE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Bill to establish a causeway over Big Saltkahatchie Swamp, at Walnut Point, connecting the Counties of Colleton and Beaufort.

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

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

Bill to incorporate the Carolina Rifle Club, of Charleston ;

Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to incorporate the Homestead Building and Planting and Loan Association of South Carolina.”

Read by their titles, and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

Bill to authorize Probate Judges to perform all the duties heretofore performed by Commissioners in Equity, as defined on the 1st day of January, A. D. 1869.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Incorporations. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Report of Committee on Finance on Joint Resolution directing part of a certain tax to be devoted to the erection of a Court House and Jail at Manning, S. C.

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

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

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

Report of Committee on Judiciary on Bill to more effectually provide for the recording of conveyances of real estate.

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

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

On the question of agreeing to the amendment recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary to inser in line 10, Section 1, manuscript Bill, between the words "shall” and “ be,” the words “ within fortyeight hours after it is made."

Mr. DUVALL moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words “forty-eight hours," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ten days.”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Duvall, Leslie, Whittemore, The amendment of the Senator from Chesterfield was withdrawn.

Mr. BURROUHS moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words " forty-eight hours," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "three days."

The amendment to the amendment was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. MAXWELL, Section 1 was further amended by inserting in the third line, printed Bill, after the word “situated,” the words “except in the County of Charleston, where all such conveyances shall be recorded, within the same time, in the office of Register of Mesne Conveyance." There being no further amendments, Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

Report of Committee on the Judiciary on Bill to protect the rights of parents, and to prevent the procuring and carrying from the State persons under the age of twenty-one years.

The Report was read, and 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.

Report of Committee on Judiciary on Bill to provide for the taxation of fire-arms.

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

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out.

Report of Committee on Judiciary on Joint Resolution to vest in the heirs-at-law of Isaac McKnight lands sold for taxes.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the resolving clause of the Resolution was stricken out.

Report of Committee on Judiciary on Concurrent Resolution to appoint a Special Joint Committee to investigate the state of affairs in the Counties of Union and Spartanburg

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

Report of Committee on Incorporations on Bill to amend an Act establishing a line beyond which the wharves shall not be extended in the city of Charleston, and for other purposes.

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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.

Report of Committee on Incorporations on Bill to incorporate the Huntoon Chemical Soap Company of South Carolina.

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.

Report of Committee on Finance on Bill to authorize an enrollment tax.

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.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Report of the Committee on the Judiciary on a Bill to enable judg. ment debtors to sell their real and personal property, and to confirm sales made in conformity with conditions therein specified.

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

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed, and made the Special Order for Monday, February 13, 1871, at 1:30 P. M.

Report of Committee on the Judiciary on a Bill to alter and amend the Code of Procedure of the State of South Carolina.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.
Pending the consideration of Section 1,
On motion of Mr. SWAILS, at 2:30 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1871.

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

The rolled 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. WHITTEMORE, the reading of the Journal of Saturday was dispensed with.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate

A Bill to establish a new Judicial and Election County from portions of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County ;

Joint Resolution to confirm the apportionment made by the Superintendent of Education of the State of South Carolina for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1869.

The above Bill and Joint Resolution received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed. The House sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 15, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that Messrs Byas, Whipper and J P. Singleton have been appointed a Committee of Conference, on the part of the House, to meet the Committee appointed on the part of your honorable body, to adjust differences relative to House amendments to “A Senate Joint Resolution to authorize the Keeper of the State House to purchase fifteen tons of coal for the use of the General Assembly and State offices."

Very respectfully,

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

Concurrent Resolution to require the Land Commissioner to make a report and full statement of his operations as Land Commissioner, by the 15th day of February, 1871.

Mr. LESLIE moved that the Resolution be laid on the table.
Mr. WHITTEMORE moved, as an amendment to the motion of the

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