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out, after the word “dollars," the words " for the eight Circuit Solicitors, eight thousand dollars."

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

The question was taken on agreeing to the recommendation of the Committee, and decided in the negative.

The question was taken on agreeing to the recommendation of the Committee to amend Section 1, twenty-eighth line, by striking out, after the word “dollars," the words " for additional clerical service, five hundred dollars," and decided in the affirmative.

Mr. McINTYRE moved to amend Section 1, in the tenth line, printed Bill, by striking out all after the word “ Treasurer” down to and inclusive of the word "dollars," in the thirteenth line.

The amendment of the Senator from Colleton was not agreed to.

Mr. NASH moved to amend Section 1, in the sixteenth line, printed Bill, by inserting after the word “dollars” the words "for the Land Commissioner, one thousand dollars.''

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved to amend the amendment of the Senator from Richland by striking out the words " for the Land Commissioner," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “two thousand dollars, to be paid to the Special Joint Committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the Land Commission.”

Pending debate, participated in by Messrs. Nash, Whittemore, Leslie,

Mr. LESLIE sent to the President's desk, and had read, the testimony of General Bates, taken before the Committee of Investigation, relative to lands purchased by the Land Commissioner in Spartanburg County.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Nash, Whittemore, Leslie, Maxwell,

The amendment of the Senator from Darlington was withdrawn.

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Richland, Mr. DUVALL called for the

yeas

and The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Hayne, McIntyre, Nash.-3.

Nays---Messrs. Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Gaillard, Greene, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-25.

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

The question was taken on agreeing to the recommendation of the Committee to amend Section 2 by striking out the words "twenty-five," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word "fifteen;" in line four, by striking

nays.

out the word “four," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word “two;" also, by striking out the word “three," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word “one;" also, by striking out, in line six, the words one thousand,” and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words “five hundred ;” also, in lines seven, eight, nine, ten and eleven, by striking out the words “one thousand," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words “five hundred;" also, by striking out, in line eleven, the words "for the contingent fund of the State Constable, five hundred dollars;" also, in line twelve, by striking out, after the word "Librarian," the word "three," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word "one."

Mr. SMALLS moved that the vote whereby the Senate agreed to amend Section 2, in the twelfth line, be reconsidered.

Mr. HAYNE moved that the motion to reconsider be ordered to lie on the table.

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

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 2 was amended, in the twelfth line, so as to read: “For the contingent fund of the State Librarian, one hundred and fifty dollars."

The question was then taken on agreeing to the amendment to Section 3, recommended by the Committee, to strike out of the first line the word “four," and insert, in lieu thereof, the word "one;" also, to strike out of the fourth line the words “one thousand,” and insert, in lieu thereof, the words “five hundred," and decided in the affirmative.

The question recurred on the recommendation of the Committee to amend Section 4, tenth line, after the word “dollars,” by striking out the remaining part of the Section, and in lieu thereof insert the following: " For current printing of the General Assembly, thirty thousand dollars. if so much be necessary, to be paid on the order of the Clerks of both Houses. For payment of claims passed by the General Assembly, fifty thousand dollars, if so much be necessary, to be paid in the usual manner.”

Mr. NASH moved to amend the amendment, by striking out the word “ fifty," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "twenty-five."

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Nash,
The amendment to the amendment was withdrawn.

Mr. HAYNE moved to amend the amendment of the Committee, by striking out, in lines ten and eleven, Section 4, the words " for the Constabulary, ten thousand dollars, if so much be necessary.”

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

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

The question recurred on agreeing to the amendment to Section 5, recommended by the Committee, to strike out of the second line, after the word “ Penitentiary," the word "eighty," and insert in lieu thereof the word “sixty."

Mr. HAYNE moved that the further consideration of the amendment of the Committee be indefinitely postponed.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Leslie, Nash,
On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marion,
Mr. DUVALL called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas---Messrs. Allen, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Hayne, Johnston, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Smalls, Wimbush.-11.

Nays--Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Leslie, Montgomery, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson.-18.

So the Senate refused to indefinitely postpone the consideration of the amendment to Section 5 proposed by the Committee.

The question was then taken on agreeing to the recommendation of the Committee, and decided in the affirmative.

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Committee to Section 5, third line, by striking out the word “five," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word “one,”

Mr. ALLEN moved to amend the amendment by striking out “one,” and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word "seven."

Mr. NASH moved that the consideration of the amendment to the amendment be indefinitely postponed.

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

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from
Greenville,
Mr. DUVALL called for the

yeas
and

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

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Beckman, Clinton, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Montgomery, Rose, Swails, Whittemore.--11.

Nays--Messrs. Bieman, Burroughs, Cardozo, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Wilson, Wimbush.-16.

So the Senate refused to agree to the amendment of the Senator from Greenville

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved to amend the amendment of the Comand nays.

mittee, in line three, Section 5, by striking out the word “one,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “six.”

On the question of agreeing to the amendment to the amendment,
Mr. NASII called for the

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

l'eas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Duncan, Foster, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Montgomery, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-26.

Nays-Messrs. Bieman, Duvall, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash.--5.
So the amendment of the Senator from Darlington was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 5 was further amended, in the second line, printed Bill, by inserting after the word “Governor," the words “past due for the construction of and.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendments to Section 6, in line four, by strikivg out the words “children between the age of six and sixteen," and, in lieu thereof, inserting the words “ Representatives in the lower House of the General Assembly;" also, in line eight, by striking out the word "ten," and, in lieu thereof, inserting the word "eight," and decided in the affirmative.

Mr. HAYNE moved to amend the amendment recommended by the Committee to Section 7, by striking out the words “three thousand five hundred," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “four thousand ;" also, to insert in lieu of the words “five hundred,” the words “one thousand."

Mr. GAILLARD moved to amend the amendment to the amendment by striking out the words “four thousand," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “seven thousand.”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Gaillard, Arnim, Wimbush,

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Charleston,

Mr. WIMBUSH called for the yeas and nays.
The

yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Gaillard, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Smalls.-5.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.--25

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

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Marion,

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

Yeas----Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Cardozo, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson.-25.

Nays-Messrs. Beckman, Clinton, Gaillard, Greene, Leslie, Wimbush.--6.

So the Senate agreed to the amendment of the Senator from Marion.

Mr. HAYNE moved that so much of the recommendation of the Committee as related to the Military Hall at Charleston be agreed to.

Mr. LESLIE moved, as an amendment to the motion of the Senator from Marion, that Section 7, printed Bill, be stricken out.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Barnwell, Mr. LESLIE called for the yeas

and

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

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Hayes, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, Nash, Owens, Rose, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-18.

Nays-Messrs. Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Gaillard, Greene, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnston, Montgomery, McIntyre, Smalls, Swails.-12.

So Section 7 of the Bill was stricken out.

The question was taken on the amendment recommended by the Committee, to amend the Bill by the addition of the following, and decided in the affirmative:

“SECTION 7. That all taxes assessed and payable under this Act shall be paid in the following kinds of funds, viz: Bills Receivable of the State; United States currency; National Bank notes; gold or silver coin.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the vote whereby the Senate agreed to Section 4 of the Bill was reconsidered.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved to amend by inserting, in the twelfth line, printed Bill, after the word “dollars," the words " for deficiency for Legislative expenses, fifty thousand dollars, if so much be neces

sary.”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Duvall,

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 4 was further amended by inserting, in the twelfth line, after the word “necessary," the words, “for deficiency for the payment of Commissioners and Managers of Elections for the year 1870, two thousand dollars, if so much be necessary."

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

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