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RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. ARNIM introduced the following Preamble and Resolutions :

Whereas the Journal of the House of Representatives shows that a claim to the amount of ninety thousand five hundred and six dollars and twenty-one cents was passed by that body on the 22d instant, and ordered for payment; and whereas Section 22, Article I, of the Constitution, provides that no money shall be drawn from the Treasury, except in pursuance of an appropriation; and whereas the House of Representatives cannot claim the right to order said amount to be paid without the concurrence of the Senate; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate protests against the payment of the said amount of ninety thousand, five hundred and six dollars and twenty-one cents, passed as a claim by the House of Representatives, and ordered to be paid out of the contingent fund.

Resolved, That the Treasurer is hereby directed not to pay the above amount until said claim has been properly passed by both Houses according to law.

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

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

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Senate be directed to transmit a copy of the foregoing Resolution to the State Treasurer.

Mr. HAYES introduced the following Concurrent Resolution :

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That the State Librarian be, and he is hereby, authorized to purchase fifty copies of Ramsay's History of South Carolina, to be placed in the State Library.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the General Orders on the Calendar.

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

Bill (House) declaring a tract of land consisting of one hundred acres, in the County of Fairfield, as escheated to the State, and to vest the title to the same in the Trustees of the Ridgeway Academy.

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. JOHNSTON, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Report (favorable) of Committee on Incorporations on Bill to incorporate the Working Men's Mutual Benefit Life Assurance Association of the State.

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.

Mr. JOHNSTON moved to amend by the addition of the following Section :

“Sec. 5. That the said persons herein named, and their successors, be, and they are hereby, exempted from all the provisions of an Act entitled 'An Act to better protect holders of insurance policies in this State,' approved December 22, 1869."

After debate, participated in by Messrs Johnston, Whittemore,

On motion of Mr WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Sumter was postponed, and made the Special Order for to-morrow, at 1 P. M.

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

Report of the Committee on Public Lands on Joint Resolution to sell the State lands of Darlington for $4.38 per acre.

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.

Pending debate, participated in by Messrs. Arnim, Whittemore,

Mr. FOSTER sent to the desk, to be read, testimony relative to lands purchased in Darlington County, taken by the Special Committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the Land Commission.

The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the consideration of the

SPECIAL ORDER.

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

Report of the Special Committee on Bill to establish a new Judicial and Election County from portions of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Special Order was postponed until the disposal of the matter previously under consideration.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of General Orders.
Joint Resolution to sell the State lands in Darlington for $4.38 per

acre.

On the question of agreeing to the Resolution, and ordering it to be engrossed for a third reading,

After further debate, participateii in by Messrs Whittemore, Leslie, Corbin, Nash, Smalls, Rose,

Mr. ROSE moved that the Resolution be ordered to lie on the table. On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from York, Mr. WHITTEMORE called for the yeas and nays.

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Duncan, Foster, Greene, Holcombe, Johnston, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Wilson.-13.

NaysMessrs. Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Duvall, Hayes, Leslie, Montgomery, Whittemore.-9.

So the Joint Resolution was ordered to lie on the table.

The yeas

SPECIAL ORDER.

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

Report of Special Committee on Bill to establish a new Judicial and Election County from portions of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County.

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.

Mr. HAYES moved that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed, and made the Special Order for Tuesday, February 28, 1871, at 2 P. M.

Pending further debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Hayes, Swails,

The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the consideration of the

SPECIAL ORDER FOR 2 P. M.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 2 P. M., to wit:

Report of Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries on a Bill to provide for the construction and keeping in repair public highways and roads.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the further consideration of the Special Order was postponed until the disposal of the matter previously under consideration.

SPECIAL ORDER FOR 1 P. M.

The Senate resumed the consideration of

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

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from York, that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed to Tuesday next,

Mr. SWAILS called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Hayes, Johnston, Nash, Owens, Rose.-5.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Foster, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson.-19.

So the Senate refused to postpone the consideration of the Bill to Tuesday next.

Mr. ROSE moved that the enacting clause of the Bill be stricken out. After debate, participated in by Messrs Rose, Swails, Leslie,

Mr. SWAILS moved that the motion of the Senator from York be ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. JOHNSTON called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows :

Yenis-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Foster, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson-19.

Nays-Messrs. Hayes, Johnston, Nash, Owens, Rose-5.

So the motion of the Senator from York, that the enacting clause of the Bill be stricken out, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. ARNIM moved that Section 2 be amended, in the first line, printed Bill, by striking out the name “ Frank Arnim.”

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the motion of the Senator from Edgefield was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. ROSE, the vote whereby the Senate passed Section 1 to a third reading was reconsidered.

Mr. ROSE moved that Section 1 be amended, in the fourth line, printed Bill, by striking out the word “Lexington."

Mr. HAYNE moved that the amendment of the Senator from York be ordered to lie on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marivn,
Mr. ROSE called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs Arnim, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Foster, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Montgomery, McIntyre, Smalls, Wilson-15.

Nays-Messrs. Hayes, Johnston, Nash, Owens, Rose, Whitteniore-6.

Mr. HAYES moved that Section 2 be amended by striking out the name "E. S. J Hayes.”

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

Mr. HAYES called for the yeas and nays.
The

yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas--Messrs. Bieman, Cardozo, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Foster,
Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Owens, Rose,
Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson -17.

Mr. Arnim voted in the negative.
So the amendment of the Senator from Lexington was agreed to.

Mr. HAYNE moved to amend Section 2 by inserting after the name "JA. Greene,” the name “W. E Rose.”

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marion,
Mr. JOHNSTON called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas
and

nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Dickson, Foster, Hayne, McIntyre, Smalls, Whittemore. -6.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Greene, Hayes, Holcombe, Johnston, Leslie, Nash, Owens, Rose, . Wilson.-17.

So the Senate refused to agree to the amendment of the Senator from Marion.

Mr. ROSE moved that Section 2 of the Bill be stricken out.

Mr. HAYNE moved that the consideration of the motion of the Sen. ator from York be indefinitely postponed.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marion,
Mr. JOHNSTON called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Foster, Greene, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, McIntyre, Rose, Smalls, Wilson.-17.

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