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FeUoiw Citizens the Senate,
and Howe 0presentatives.
Since your last meeting, we have had
reason to be grateftil for many blessings of
a kind Providence. With one unfortu
nate exceptiol, every quarter of tihe State
has been favored with an unusual share
of health; and the industry of her citizens
in the cnlture of the soil is rewarded, if not
-with an overflowing harvest, with enough
at least to iatisfy their reasonable desires. in
the distress and embarrassments of I lie past,
it is to be hoped they have learned a lesson
of-ugality and prudend' r the future.
To husband with econ'only and enjoy wit h
moderation. isthe best return we can make
to the dispenser or good for the favours
which his wisdom has -onlerred.
- ~ When we were lately convened under
these walls,the hand of aflction was heavy
upon us. Enterprise was palsied,commerce
was prostrated, tie circulation, the life
blood of coninmerce, was tainted with in
security anti disorder. Our agricultural
interests felt deeply the general distraction;
its products were depreciated to a degree
.that left to the dispirited planter a bare
rennmeration for his toil. I am huppy
now to join with you in rejoicing at the
commencement of a better state of things.
Ve -have weathered the gale amd the sun
shines again: cheerfulness and confidence
are:restored: credit is sgdin re-esablished:
tbe binks have resumed tihe fulfilment of
their obligations: Trade has returned with
life anod vigor to its wonted chainels-and
our crops reinstated in value, are again lie
come a fund of prosperity and wealth.
The Bank of the State, well and judi
cigtisly conducted, coutinues,as heretofore,
to be an advantage to time people, and
profit and convenience to time country.
k"or a fuill and detailed statent of' the af
fairs of this institution I beg leave to re
for you to the President's report, which is
herewith submitted. The nett profit,4 of
last year are one hundred and nmnety-six
thousand five hundred id thirty dollars,
(196,530. A great impediment to the
freedom ofitsoperations, has been remov
ed, by time general resumption of specie
I'or the condition of the flances of the
State, and of the Surplus Revenue receiv
ed from the General Government, you are
respectfully referred to the report of the
O the affairs of time State Banks gener
ally, I have obtained returns, the substaice
of which is presented to your consider
ation, in a conidensed report. The result
is that they are prosperous and safe: well
entitled to your approval and to the confi
dence of the community.
The total amount of banking calital in the
State is k9,153,49, 48
The liabilities of the Banks consists of
Notes in circulation, *4,66,327- 62
Deduct amount of each others
notes, held by the Banks, and not
in cilculation, .566,025 19
Individual deposits, 2,732,581 37
Balances due to
Banks, 1,308,206 59
Other liabilities, in
eluded in the re
turn of tie Bank
ingFund, &C. ,921,127 9
Total, $9,ta,22 2
To meet which, they have
Specie, 2,000,140 61
Real Estate,' :R65,76U 03
Stocka, 1,000.936 .34
Balances due by
Bank,' 1,393,861 65
-Foreign and domestic cechange, 998,909. $6
Notes discounted amnd bonds, 14,379,110t) 60
In addition to the above security to the
community, the stockholders of the Banks
(other than the Bank of the State) arc
hound in'~ their individual property, $15,
The care of the State nmilitin includes
a large ,spare of thme dutiles of your E xecu
tiver I have thmerefoire held it, throtughott
the stermn of2hervice, in esp)ecial regard, tand
sNatchied with much solicitude time opera
tioh of the several pr'ovisionms you have
made for tihe.improvemnt of' this imapor
tant arm of Defenmc. -I have reviewed
every regiment of inifantr'y mn tihe State (46
in number, and six out of the seven regi
ments of cavalry.
Tio the much wit amid sarcasem that ini
genuity has artrayedl against tIhe militia ser
vice, it would he qutite out of place here
to answer. T1hie soldier of' twelve days in
the year, ;wlll hardly he compared ini skill
or disciplitie, with the solier by prof'ession
aud by the practice-of a lif'e time. limt if
the b)est nillitia are only very imuperfect
soldiers, what would you expect from the
w~orst! And let it be remember-ed that,
good or had, ignorant or intelligent, spirit
ed or wvithout spirit, as your wvise or care
less legislation may aflect them, your mni
* litia are still yoeur only mens of protection.
In the appeal to force, which every State
pretendling to the character of inidepemn
dlence must be prepared to meet, they are
your only airgunmentm, amid yomu must make
tliUmost of it. Thme amilitimi are nlot umm
provable. They have improved and(1nre
impJrovinig. 1mn mammy parts of' thme coun
try the inilitia ar'e every tIing tht could
be remasonably desired. Th'lis excelleme
has generally been tihe result of mime spirited
exertions 6f individnal oflicer'a, whose zeal
-and activity deserve to he encouraged b)y
the representatives of the State. WVhen
this species of public service shall be re
warded w,th it,s proper measure of appro
bation, the ditimmlty will at once cease of'
maintaining a well orgamnized amiliia.
The system of icnampments has wrmonghmt
thme best ellects. Its success lhas beeni such
that the imnconveniences. still arisimng fromt
defects in an experimenit co'lnparatively
new, should umnly ut-go us to a dIiltgent en
query' for the means to obviate them. In
- this spirit I beg leave to recommenid to
your consideration, 1st, the purchase of a
sujitable parade gromund for each burigade;
2nd, the issue of rations to oflicers attend
ing encampmecnts. The first of these
~propositions, . though a ppar-ently of lit tle
imnportancme will lie of essential advantage
in eff'ect. At present time conuvenienco or
caprice of individuals may at anyi, mnomeunt
defeam thme ordecrs of tihe Commianderin-~
ellief, and frustrate thme intentions of the
law. The a4toption of this measure will
also glvo an air of permanence to the sys- i
tem. The issue of rations wiltrelieve con- i
siderably the burthen of private expense,
In attending the encampments, and will i
initiate the soldier into a department of
military affatirs which it is somewhat int
portant he should understand. It will al
so tend to the better oroering of the camp,
and will facilitate th0e nforcing of disci
pline. Estimates are herewith submitted
of the probale expense of this provision
which is, inty opinion, too small to be
weighed against its many advautuges. It is
also very desirable for the perfecling of
our military system; that a digest should be
made of the iMilitia Laws, suited rather
for the instruction of officers than the refer
ence of lawyers. The Adjutant and In
spector General presents a combinatinn of
education and talent, especially well adap
ted to such a service. For this purpose
the Adjutant General might without ma
torial prejudice to his other duties, be re
lieved for one year from attendance on the
In regard to our fire arms and other mu
nitions of war, circumstances have induced
me to institute a thorough examination.
which has resulted in the conviction, that
we should depend as far its possible for ouf
supply of these articles ont ourselves or on
sources within our control. I have the hon
or to submit to you a report of a Board of
Inspectors, appointed to examine the arms
and ammunition belonging to the State, in
the Arsenal at Charleston. It appears that
the ammunition obtained generally front a
broad,is not to he irusted in,frequently con
taining pents and corn,itstead olball & bick
shot ,and the like frauds. The Muskets
-as well as those imported from England
and the Norib, as from the United Sintes
hetories-are, fbr most part, good for tiii
ing, and dangerous. The old cariridges
have by my order beei all broken up, ad
a full supply of*very superior qutlitv has
been prepared by Mr. Charles Parker, of
the Magazine Guard of' Charleston; in re
gard to the armns,1 have been able to dlo 1to
thing iimore than exercise extreme vigilance
in purchasing. It is due to the U. States
government to acknowledge that the ob)
jectionable ardis received from their facto
ries were promptly exchanged for others.
These last have not yet been thoroughly
inspected, but there is reason to fear that
they arc not much better than those re
The alfairs of the College are in a con
dition to fullil the best wishes of its friends.
This institutior, has exercised a vair influ
ence over the character of the State, amat I
believe is destined4o he its palladium ot
salety, anidst the popular comiumotious
which so frequently agitate all free States.
Tihe knowledge acquired and the Iriend
ships contracted here. will be stronger than
popular violence. Those who have lorm
ed a good opiliniot of each other when they
were associated together in the intimacy of
unreserved communication, will retain and
cultivale a spirit of litierality and forgive
ness, even in tile heats of political hostili
ty. Our wise and prudent ancestors could
not have devised a more noble and effec
tual means of perpetuating their glorious
influencies over the destinies of their coun
try, than by the establishment of anl insti
tution of literature and Science tunder the
fostering caf'of the State, in which their
precepts wohtil be valued, apd their exam
pies appreciated. This institution should
ime- pnmary f)bject or Staie policy and
popular pride. It is the institution of the
people, and for e people. It is there they
must acquire . . intelligence to govern
themselves. Tihe Legislature should not
hesitate to make any appropriation which
the iuterests of the College may require.
The number of-sudents is rapidly increas
Ing, and is now far beyond aiy pecedent.
T'he presen)t number is about J70--and it
wvill probably be necessary, before long, to
manke a stil further addition to the build
ings, lor their comnfo'rtable accomminoda. ion.
t he Library, though respectable, cnntot
be compared wvithi several attaebed to ether
Universities in the Unuited States. Great
scholars anid erudite writers mtust have ac
cess to full Libraries, to make their labors
useful, and their productions accurate.
The State should take a p)ride in atlordlini
this facility to them, by having a libraty
which will give it ani initerest in the estima
tion) of p)osterity. atnd in the eyes of imtelli
gent foreignecrst with~ a view of attaitnn
this end. I beg leave to -recommaetnd to the
Legislat ute ani annutal appropriat ion, for
the piurchase of Books for the College li
The Free School system, as at present
cotiducted, does tnt appear to fullil the
bentevolent purposes intended to be elreet
ted by its establishament. I wiould recomt
mend theLfhPi app itet of a Boarid of
Cgmmatissionters to iamluire into this sutbject,
and report to the next Legislature.
It isi the privilelse of an itnelligetnt atnd
virtnmons people, that the force of Its legis
lation may lie diverted. frotm the more de
fenace of the life, and liberty ofthe citizen, to
the imp)rovemetnt of bits propierty, anid the
enilargmtg of his moans of enjoying life...
Amonigst the noblest examples of this ex
ereise of Legislative wvisdomn, stands the
splendid project of commui tnication with thle
wvest, over-leapinga the barr ier of the Blue
-Ridge. Cost what it may, Souath Carolina
must achieve this work. Socially. coma
meicially, piolitical ly juaterested as alhe is
in the cemientationa of soutthiern initerests,
shte betrays herself if, she allows a dotubt to
hang over its sucecess, or lags irresolute
while the pittze is sntatched by a more vig
orous antd enterp)rizinig hand. Hier pros
perimy is involved in it; her haonor is bountd
to it; haer chairacter is staked upoun it, be
fore the worl.
TIheo meaasurtes wvhich have been adopted
and te progress maade in the p)roseenttion
of this enaterprize, wvith full inforamatiotn of
he present condition anid pirospiects of thec
Coimpatny, will be funnd in the seconad ait
nual11 report of the President and D)irectors,
wvhieb is herewith trantsmittedh. In addli
tioni to this itetresting paper, I hanve thec
hontor to imvite y'oiur attenition to a letter of.
the Chaief Enigineer of the work,Ma jor Wma.
0. McNeil, in reply to itlir~iiies n'ldressedl
to him on severail implortant points, itt re
gard to which his ability anad prnossional
skill are etntitled to thae highest authority.
With the confidenice of full knowvledge amnd
experience, lie pronounaces on the piractica
hihity of the scheme, in a shiorier time, ait a
cost more moderate, and with more abun
dlant profits, than many even of'its wvell
wishers have vemured.to antiipae..:t
rhatvor-qit, be ite.expe
y, we have gone too far-we
sed too much to the -woild, t b
lignity. Qur question should t
henther we A1 go on, bta ho
Since the publcation of th
Port of the direction of the Itui
pany, the Sotith Western 11i
uas been organized, and will. g
mediate operation,'uhdir tlein
able auspices, and Writh evory
promotin the success of the 'gr6
priqe to wihich it is intonded,t
ry. The Bank must be' o f
value as well to the stockholde
country. Acting under this i
and desirou,s that the State mig
her.privilege of parlicipmting inp#'
ttes of the Bank, if4that policy"
approved of, I conceived it to bil 1111y,
in concurrence Wilh such of mid: -
sioners representing the State as e e
conveniently coisulted before the c1oui'
of the books ott the 8th instant, tai.baiitke '
conditional subscription. on behalfr. ohe'
State, for ten thdosand shares in the'ianil4
subject to the apirobation of the Lpgislag
Following in the samo spirit of doleste.
improvtment which you have wisey led,
I venture to suggest to yout consideration
a measure for the develolineilft of-du re
sources which does ito appear'o have-oden
so much appreciated by us, as by 6th~er
States of equal intelligence. Extensiveg'e
Ological surveys have been instituted 'under
legislative sanction, in most of the Now
England States, in Neiv York, Peniisyl
vania, and Virginia. Besides the contribu
tion to science, the direct advantages of,
these investigations have been so obvious
as to diminish the expense, by comparison,
i:o almost nothing. The mineral reson
ces of each section of couitry have been
brought to light, and made available.
Allmes oh buried wealth, of every deserip
tion, have been explored. their qualities
ascertained, and their uses pointed out.
'he oxhausted soil of lower Virginia has
found ant elixir of new lire in her long neg
lected bed, of lime and marl. Eved ite
gianite rocks of Massachusetts have been
classed, and each variety examined, and
precisely located. Thu fruit of this en,
lightened labour is seen in the blocks of
masonry which have been brought over a
thousand Miles ofocean, to adorn evem ihe
streets of Charleston. But as I propose
rather to advise with you, than to direct
your counsels, I leave this bare sugges
tion to your better intelligence. I will
only retiark, that the survey instituted
Some years sice, under the charge:of
Professor Van Uxem, was rather nineral
ogical than of a general geological chirac
tef: and therefore tended rather to eiiWr
tam the curious, than to enlighten-the iteps
of practical inustry. .
t. pon the generl Condition of ourlon
mon highways, it is hardly necessary. i
remark. That it connot psibly be TUech
worse, is I believe generally ucknoMie
god. Our road laws are very amperTict
ly enforced, and the system appears to be
very imperfect in itself. The ueil
distribution of the labour, the unskil 'il.
ness of the superinteudents, and the mini
fest interest of all who are subject to 'ad
duty to do as little of it as possible, ar' e
fects very sufficient to account for itsriis
erable-success. But as the Legi
has tore.than once exprespod its
naiznatt.attenmpt any geterata
this miatter,.1 will only suggest the-pe*i
eiy of encouraging the organization, ofrpri
vate Turnpike Companies, as well by the
grant of liberal charters. as by particilim
timng im their expenses and profits, in such
proportious as to secure their active co-op
The condition of our navigable water
courses naturally suggests itself in this
connection. Large sumis have i)eem ex
piended in thteir~ itmprov'nemnt, but hereto
fore wvithoumt an adequate returni-perhaps,
because the system was not vigorouisly fol
low~ed up, rather thant from havinig hbeen
mjudieioutsl y contmmenced. Th'le Broad
R iven is a pirominenit illustration of this
one of our streamisof the largest class, di
vi(ding the centre of the State. Between
the Columtbia Camnal and Lockhart's Shoal,
and thence .o te mtouith of King's Creek,
in York District, there are several rapids,
at low water ilmpraiclicaible for the stnallest
craft, and at amll times dhillicutlt and danger
ous. A good deal of labour lias already
been expiend(ed tiponi these obstructimons;
bitt from thme erectioni of'Njiams, and the
casual disturbance of tile bed of tihe stream
admded to the imnperfectionis of thme original
work, the navigation is becoming annutally
more dillicult. This instance hase been
brought mnore especmally untder umy obsur
vatiomn thtan others, but the case is proba
bly the samte with the rest. To enable the
Legislature to ajmpply an adequate remedy
to this evil, it wvill perhaops be advisable
to cause this anid such oilier of our rivers
as demmand it, to be sutrveyedl by compe
tent agents, w'ho will report the estimtated
expense raid panrtieability of eachm work.
'hiero are mny subjects conniected with
the criminal comie which earnestly lenimand
the attention of the Legislature. A mong
thee, is the thbit of wearing concealed
iendly wenpons, which is become too
eommnon among the moore unthinking art
of the commmity. This ptractice is high
ly repirehtensible, ofiutesive to good taste,
stubversiv'e of the peace of time country, andt
unwvomthy of an advanceed stage of chris
tian civiliaation. Rev~enge and resent
Iment are bad counsellors tinder any cir
stances, or for anty rage; but whlen they
r)per'ate on yothfuil inexperience, the'y
have a peculiarnly baneful amnd mischievous
efTect. To carry secret wveapons for on
utnarmied adversary, to be usedl on an anti
eipatd occasion, is butt to arm revenge;
~ad to provid e them against a casual emuer
zency, ms to aiTord a temptahtioni to resent
meat. Thue transient ebtullimion of palssion
thus frequetly results in the commission
if irreparable crime. This vtuhgar* and
unmnly practice should niot otnly be dis
yonnttentaced, as it is bty the virtuous part of
society, but it should in some way bo ini
tibitedl by legal enacelmenits. It wvould not
)frhanps lhe proper to prohibtit the wearing
>f wveapons abuttmt tihe person. Snech a baw
vonl libe n praclicatble from the difliculty
imd odiumi of enforcing.it. Blut wh len
heathm enisues fromm the use of concealed
veapons, in a conitest wvhich commenemced
ipparently upon equmal terms, it tmight .heo
mud I tink it should be regarded as a capi
anl felony. Such a law, should be0 well
:turded. toexenmnt it frnoiucetio..,. I..
ing these remarks, I am but conform- I
g to the presentnicuts of' Grand Juries,
and to the indicatious of' public opinion, in
every part ol the &Sate.
4uother subject to which I would invite
yolr attention, while engaged tu the coin
oileration of tIhe critinal Ina% s. is time trial
01*0luves,especially in capital cases. 'T'iete
trialo are frequently conducted in obscure
quarterp of tihe country, remafoto frons ob
sorvatiin, tny lwgorant meu,,1reiluuntly ex
cited by timmitLy, or immsoderate resiWt
ment. ' lie consequence is, that there as
imure demianid for Executive miterposition
in this class of* cases, tnau in atny other;
and p)rutlably there are manty inl*tantLes ol
gross ernelty amid injustice, which are never
heard of out of their ieig!i1orimood. '11n,
evil miight perhaps he remediei ins part, by
requirmg all triais of this character to be
held ut tie Cou't House in eacb distriet,
respectively. At animy rte humiamty re
quires that soinethimg shoul(I be dome.
% ith's view to elicit m1flimatiou which
might be useiilt to tihe Legitlature I have
wistamed *rVn time Sheri['s and Clerks of
tie Courts'Uf each district, their snveral
oinlions in regard to time exitig detects ol
their ufficc., besides a list of tie mdict
menlts, conVictionms, &c., which have oe
curred' in,thu last two years, ot whicti a
condensed report is submitted.
Tihe tribe of Catawba Indians, -ioldmg
a reserve of' ifteeo amiles nales ,quarti if
liund ou tile Catuwba River, mI York ts
trict, among time nuost feirtile in time 6tate,
is daitiy dainnislinig, and is already reduced
to tihe nutailer of sixty or- eighty. The
revemte derived by time luam trom tihe
leaseol their lands, is received fim a fornm,
to be of very little idvainage to thein;
while at mime saiame tittme, tie titles otf thet
wintes are unsettled, aid hlie otate is de
riving no revenue trom a produtive sec
tion ol*her territory. Thi-stiblect appears
to deimata investigutun, ma i ititroduced
to your notice at the solicatalion t par
ties in tere,ted in its adjustimeti. I recom
mend' therclore, the oppointmne..t of a
commuission to ascertain aind report upon
the facts. The condICt of 0mut' SILO to.
wards the Indians Ihas frolm thiet begiilg
been a pleastig team .e tim her hi,tory; aid
hluimatnity ullites With ani honrabie pride,
ia denauding that- fulljnstict should tne se
cured to this last remnant of' the origial
holders of the soil.
S5uch are tie suggeStions arising oit or
an.eurnest use of those tiellitie., ol'ibser
Vatonl allorded by mly officiatl posili0n.
They are submitted to your siuerior wis
dom with mly full colfidenice that. however
our oImonis may ebmance to dillir upon
details, we are cordially ageed III tie
spirit of mutual assistunee to promtMe Lime
great end of our pohitical orgaiommnf, tihe
prosperity of the State oi South Carolina.
P. Al. B U T LER.
rrom the Soulh Carolinian, Nov 30.
SoA Caro]1aa Legislaataure.
Agreeably to the provisions of' time em
stitutionm, time two I-louses of* tie General
Assembly of this State, convened yester
day, at 12 o'clock, M.
Inthe Senate, on motionof Mr. Iiggins,
Air. Bennett was called to tie Chair. Ilosm,
Patrick Noble, of Abbeville, was re-elec.
ted Prosjdent WithOut 4,m1osoilioin, an con
ed .to.-he -Chair by Messrs.. Jomes,
Sth Ison,ite an a ery..taiItapie, and
Jaob Warley. Esq. mi lesdlettel, w.s
re-electel Clerk omf the .-vimate without op
pinosiition. A. G.mrtimn ssi . was re-elected
Readmt Clerk-Air. J. 1). Gaillard, was
elected Aessetiger, and Air. Fulton, Dotir
Onl motion of' Ar. RMets. a nmessag,e
was sent to time ouse to inform that body
tihat time Senuate was organuized, tad ready
to proceed to biusiness.
Onm mloionm of'Mir. Glover, at commirittee
was appnoitnted, conisistinig o1f Messrs. Glo
ver, Jeter and Ilezrriott, to wait onl tIhe
Mr. Rheict p)resenmtedl a Repmort oin prina
ting, from Mtmj. B. I farm. anmd on imotmin
of Mrt. Rhieti, a commmittee was apintmeud
consisting of Mllessr's, itheit, Pam tersonm,
Jenikins amnd G lover, to conisiuder the samie.
On met ionm of' Mr. Gregg, a conimtitee'
was appominmted. contsistinmg of Aelse
Gregg, Ienntett, andmm Chmestnut, to repomrm
Rumles for time governmmet omf them Senmate.
Mr. Glovcr, fromtm the comminee' ap~
poinmted to wait oni then Governotr, repnortedt
thmat his E xcelleimey wontld mmake n eommm uu
ttmaionm ton-morrow att 1:3 M.
On toot iotn of' Mr. Gregg, the Sematie
tadjourned to meet at 1I o'clock next dlay.
Int time Iouse of itepmresentatives, Col.
Ii. F". Perry, ofl Greeniville, wats calledI to
the Chair. Colm. D). L. Wairdlaiw. mof AmIhe
ville, wias re-elected Speuaker, withommut omm
positionm: aind on baeinmg conidetedi to lite
Chmair, necknowledgedm tihe hmtnomr conferred
otn hlim, mt lan aphprop)riatie anid imprmaessivo
TF. W. Glover, Esqmt. of Or'.angebiurg.was
T. Chmappell, Esq. wvas elected aRading
Clerk; Mrt. John Matthis, Doorkeepecr; ad
Mr. Williamn BHaskina, Merssenger.
0mn motion of Mir. Mienmminger, am com
mittee w~'as auppoinatedi, conisisting of Mesers,.
Memmina!etr, Des"ani'smre, andii (Colemek, tom
driaft Ruales for time governimet of the
Otn imotilon of Mir. Daw'kinaq, a R1esoim
'iona wams adoptmed, inmstruacing. time Speaker
to issume am Writ of' El'etionm feor thtrec tmemm
bets for Unminm Distrtiet, Io fill th la c anmm
cies occasionmed lby a tie.
On tmuotioni of Mir. Aikaen, a committe',
wvas appmoite d,omsit tng ofml Messrs. A~ ikenm.
Miartini, anmd Gahge, to w,tit omn the (Govern
or, amnd infiorm imm that hlImo nnoe was
readly to receive anmy 'ommumnientionm he
mmay dlesire to manke.
A imessame wvats receivedl fr'om lime Sem
ate, pr'opmosing time appmitmtmetm of a Joitt
Comnrmittee Otn Printtinmg, whlin:b wats con
curedi ini; Mr, Deas:asamre sutbmittd a ren
port fromui N Maj. IIlart, I.iharmiant, conraiingm
proponsal for tihe publlimc pritinmg; andm a
cmamitee wams atppioimmted, conasistit nt'o
liessrs. Desanmstne, Pihillips. Pearr'y, GIril'
fim, amid J. B. R~iichardmson. to jominm time Cmm
miltee' of'-he Senmaae, uand thme repinrt f'roma
Maj. 11a-mirwas referred thereto.
MIr. Aiken'm from time coimmi tee appoinmtedi
to wami onm thme (Governmor, rep'iortedI thmat ii
E xcellency wvill rmke a commamunic.ationa at
12 o'clockt next day.
The hInnotz, on muntinn of Mr. Mafa..:.
ger, adjouned to mcet at half nast eleven
o'clock this day.
TuESDAY, Nov. 27th. 1838.
The senate met pursuaintot ndjournient.
A Mess-age was received rrom the 1lfluse;
infiormin the Senate that that body had or
ganised and proceeded to business.
Preseinment,of Grovid Juries were pro
sented by Mr. English, for the Spring and
l1:ill Terms of Sumter, and so much as re
Ierred to publie buildings was referred to
tihe Commit tee on Rionds, Bridges, and:
Ferric,; and so much as relates to retailing
of spirituous liquorz to the Judiciary Com
Mr. Missve presented the Pre,;entment
aIf the Grand Jury of Lancaster Ulisirict
Fall Term; so inch as relates .o Schools
was referred to Commit tee on Schools, and
? 1mach as relates to concealed weapons,
to the Commit tee on thie Judiciary.
Mr Jeter presenmed the petitirn of sun
dr-y citizens of Edgefield District, praying
that itmeky Creek Chu rch h)e incorlorated;
referred to Committee on Incorporations
Mr Bennett liresilted the memorial of
tle City Council of Charleston, praying
for reimbursement fir monies expended
for reiief of transient 'uf1berers from the late
epidemftic in the temi porary hospital in this
city, referred to the Comnittee ms Finance,
Ir. Bennett presented the following
Rrsolved, That the President or the
Se-nato he requested to asqivn a plaee with
ili lie har of this house, io Mr. J. H1. Cole
mati. as a reporter for the Charleston Cou
rter, or suiclh other papers as may require
IIis E.xcellency Gov. Butler's annual
Me5t-nme was received and read: ind, oil
mtotin of Mr. Patterson. was nmade the
firder dtle day for to-morrow, at I o'clock.
Mr. RIhett liresented the report of the
Joint Committee on Prinitn, recomnten
ding that a contract he made with 3esrs.
A. h.i & W. F. Plemberton, for the print
ing ofh both Iialouses, which was adopted,
atm1l sem to tlt- Mouse for coticurrence.
Oti imtiont i of Mr. Catinmuian, tle Sen
aWe adjutrted until to-ntorrow at II o'clock.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
TUj-Ss8AY, Nov, 27t1. 1838.
The llouse met jursuanm to adjourn
meti of yesterday.
'IThe Clerk called the roll and read the
proceedings of the previons day.
Trhe Speaker infortmed the Honse that
ow.in. to the nbsence of nemtenirs, the
stanlitig committees would not le annotin
ved this day.
A lsa-1g:oe was received from his Ex
eellency the Gcovernor, and renad by Mr.
Cheves, his pri vate Secretary. On motion
of Mr. \iken the messave natil necom
panying documents. were lail on the in
ble. 100 copies ordered to be printed. and
tt at hen tmale the special order of the
dathir Thurslay next. and onl motion if
Mr. Elmore, ordered that 200 eopies of
the letter of Maj. McNeil; le also printed
for the use of the ljonse.
On motion of Mr. Desnussure,
Brsolved, That the State Temperance
Socwty of South Carolina le allowed lhe
010, ofiihe ini ofrthe Hoine of RePresen
tivir4on Thfirsday evening next.'
Mr. leSaussure-, fromihe joint commit
tee otn Pnblfic Printing, thinitted a re
por' which. watt.m4.is %action ieoitaidarpil,
ireed to, and onlered to ti- 'enate for
voti :,arra- oe.
.r. 1a'mmiet"r preceited the petititm
tof W,1m. Wr.aug .ijr ab1. ia publ.i,hl
ing the Southeri leview; refterred to the
committee on Efluteatiot.
alr. Carr gave notice that lie will to
morrow ititro-a'jee a Bill to provile for the
trelter seenrity ofthte Pathlic Itenoirds iii the
OJillee of lle'gister of Me'snte Convttey'ance
lir Georsgetownt D)itrict, atnd for oilier pur
Mer. Seymtougr presented the tmemoriail of
the Grattd l.-idge aof A tieient Fre'e M:asotis
tuf Suth Cairil inta, foir thle retiew I of' a
grranit ti raise montuey drawing a lotterv';
re'ferred to the committete of Was tid
Mr. M1artin. pre'sentedl tilt Presentments
of the Gratnd . inry foir Beastfart in regard
to the viva v'oce systEte f votitng: referred
tat the Committee~on Privileges atnd Elee
Mr.. .. ,Calhtoutn presenited the petition
oif certain c:itizents aof Gureen)woodia in .\blbe
ville. District. ptraying to be relieved front
villhta' taa itiont: hoEu h re'erre'n to the C~omt
t.r. I )tbiid ;pre<eiibed the pition.e of the
C'omittioniers oif F.ree Schooitls tar Marl
boroutgh, fair an t 5lapipriaton refevrred to
the Coitnttittee' on E-'.nenttn.
Mr. lie'linger g,ve'a noatic'e that lhe wottld,
(it Tlhnars lay', ittraide au- i ill dliree'ting at
censtts ito be tasken oif t he free whitec itnhabli
tants of this Statter and atlso, restinations in
relationua to thea ala,iait itest of iiaattommittee
aatotnoiniate smatabile piersonts tol take the
e'nsuis: untd ftix thet tta ttt to lbe ajppro
piriated fair iih:st putrpoase.
Mr. Ila'endersoan piresenrted the petitiion of
sunry citizens of St. ltarthlomeiiews.p.ray
img at; apjpropri:,iicn fair contiect ing Edisto
andze Ashley Rtivers; referred to the Corn
mittee on intertnal Impnhrovettents.
Ona mar,iton of Mr. l)ls:tnssttre. ordleredl
hat wshtii the I louse aadiiaarn it ala stand(
alisurana'd to le t'claock to-mourrows.
SE NA TE.
WViNsI:s nA.1 Nov. 28, 1833.
Th le Sentegt mtet purasttant tea naiutrn
menCit. anud the Clet'k readl thle Journal of
Mtul Patterson plresenltead the petitioin of
sundriy Ladie's aot Blarnt well l)istriet. tin thle
subje'ct oaf ventdinag, ntua thle initemtiperate
use aif airdeml spir'iis; ref'erred to the Caomr
iite aon the Judlaiciary.
Also, the ttmeoriatl of sundrhy citizens
aif hinnwell htsirict. prayinitg ani aippro'pri
itato lair the opeing oif thes nttvigaition oh'
LJpper: '1Tt' ' Rians; referred to Ceitmmittee
on Inoternial Imtiprov'emtets.
Also, the lpetitiont aif stundary Citizens of
lktrnwell. itn re'latiotn to the repeal aof the
Aet (if 1817. to i'egnihate thte licensing; oh'
Phlysicianis; referred to Cotmmtitte'e oti
Mr. Engl1isha presentedl the pletitioni of
sundtary citizens of~ Stitet', itt r'eiiaaon to
the practice ofthle Thomnpsoitan systemii of
mtedicitne, re fetrred to Cott mitee ont Griev
M' r. A lstont atn nn..t ,li.. .1~t: of.. ..c.
lion. Froacis Y. Simmons, late a member
of the Senate, and ol'red the following pre
amble and remlution, which was adopted:
N hieas it has pleased Almighty God
to re u4ive romi among us the Hlonorable
Fraei 'voung Siijmns, of St. Paul's
Parish late a useful nud houorable-inem
ber of this body.
Rcadced ununimously, Tbat in token of
our re-ard fur time highi character of the
decenbed, and in testinony of our respect
to his muetory, the memibers of the Senate
will wear cr.tpe ouithe left-arm durjng the
Vr. Verdier gave nolice that on Friday 41
he will introduce a Bill to define and regu.
late the duties of Auctioneers and Brokers,
and to aisale tho responsible in certain
Air. Alston submitted the following Re
ResoLced, That be appointed
an1d constituted a coutmissIon to examine
ard revise the Free School system of this
State, and to report t6 tihe Legislature at
their next session, such amendments and
alterations as shall be suggested by expe
rience; consulting freely the best sources of
imformiation within their reach; referred
to Cho committee .on Schools.
Air. Jeter presented the petition of Ab
ner Whatley, praying for a charter of a
Ferry over Savannah River; referred to,
Coimlittee on toads, Bridges and Ferrief.
lie i1otise sent for concurrence the re
port of the Joiut committee on Printing,
ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Evanti presented the memorial of
suntry citizens of Marion District in refer
ence to the culture of the Mulberry and
of'Sugar; referred to) th e committee on Ag
Air. Gregg submitted the report of the'
coimiltee appointed to draft Rules, for
the Government of the Senate; which was
reac, agreed to, and ordered to be printed.
HOUSE OF KEP&.ESENTATIVES.
WCON-AL.sIA, 28th Nov. (838.
Tle House met. pursuant to adjourn
On notion of Mr. Bellinger, Resolved
that at be reerred to a Committee consist
ing ol three Alembers of the Charleston
Delegation, to be named by theSpEer,
to enquire mnto, ascertain and report the
facts and l.w as to the eligibility or non
eiigtbility of Air. Finley,returned as elected
a memeber oi the House; all questions art
sin.. frut the said facts to he reserved for
the disttasOni of the House.
Tie fot ing genifteinen were appointed
onl tile conm.ttee, Messrs,IFrost, Alagrath
On tmotion ofi Mr. Frost, the committee
wai permitted to bit uuring the sitting of
Mr, .ont Douglas, presented a Petition
frot sutidry ollicers and others of the 6th
inrigade S. C, Ailitia, praying an alterna
tiol In I tie uilana law.
I tie iouse coicurred in and returned to
the 6enate the report of the Joint Coam
ta1ee oal Printing.
Mr. Currol presented the petition of
the Stockholders of the new Bridge over
the bavanuah River, praying for a Char
ter ot iecorporation, Also, a Petition of
sundr) CiWett's of Edgefield Distuict, on
the sane subject..
Mir. Seriven pitsented the Memorial of
dhi- Heaa Multral .Soe'i.t,'mye
ing for the aid of the Legislature in im
pro*0VIn4 the agricuititre ol the State.
A . t brtttelI bo forward a Reso.
lutlin, that a bpecial Cotnruitee be ap
pointed to act with a similar Committee
th tie Se.-ate. to tame into conjsideration
the proprieiy ofremo% ing the Seat of Gov
ertineiat rom Columbiil to Charle-ton.
Orriea d ior considerationa to-mtorrow.
Mir. Belilger umoved that the Resolu
ttin he parmted.
Otn maotionx of Air. Dotiglass, hlouse then
SArUIaYa Deceimber 1. 3838.
.rthe Senate then went mute ballot for
Commuissmonters in Equity, for the several
vacanit Distraets, the Secretary of State,
and uie Surveyor Genera.!
Air. Datwvsun pres3ented the Report of
the ommitee ppontedto.cuntthe votes
heofhecanidates had a majority.
Oin mot ion of' .ir Jeter, a message was
seut to time House, proposing to go into
another balhlot for Secr~etary of State ; and
a mie.nage ta as retturne'd from the House,
cuineirritng with the Senate.
Mr. DeTlreville, from the committee
appomtal to count the voles, on the part
oh the Senatte, for Surveyor Genmeral, re
ported that ii. H1. Saxon had a majority of
the votes given, and was dtuly elecied.
Mr E vans, frotm the cotmmittee appoin
ted to cotint the votes, on the part of the
Senate, fori Se.cretary of State. reported
thait M1. ijtaborde hadl received a mnajority
of' thle whtole numb,ner of votes givern and
was duly elected.
On3 amotiotn of Mr Verdhier, the Senate
adjourned till 10 o'clock on Monday next.
HIOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Senate retarned a message, agree
ing to go at 1 o'clock today, into the elec
tion oh Commissioners in Equity, for Ab
beville, tioui. Chester, Richland, New
berry, Geoargetown, atnd Ba:rnwvell, and for
Secretary of State, aind Sturveyor General;
also, proposingr to go at the same time into
the election of Commnissionier in Eqitiy for
Chieraw; coincur*red in, and a message ac
'Tme Sensate atftendedh, and ballotted for
Commaissoners ini Equity for the several
districts of Abbjeville, Union. Cheater
lIIicl nad, Newberry, Georgetowrr, Barn
well and Chmeraw. Messrs. Elfe, Elliot,
and W. Evans, wvere appointed on the
part of the lionse, to count the votes.
Also, for Secretarv of State; Messrs.
Ftilmore. Gnge, atnd Onarvin, were appoin-.
ted t he commttit tee of the lIouIse to count
the votes; and for Surveyor General, the
commit tee to couti the votes otn the part
of the Iiontse, wcro Messrs. Griflin, hlane,
MIr. Puilmotare, from theo committee ap)
Poited to coti ihe votes for Secretary
oh Slnle, reported that there had been no
A message fromi the Senate, proposing
to go immedhintely itnto a second hatllott for
Sceretairy of State, wvas concurred in, and1
a imessage of concu:rrcceeunrmT.