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f Sout carouna Leff.issue.
SaTUa ir, December 8.
-eapw submitted, (and ordered
conerut on M61onday next.) *
By Ir.-F. H. Wardlaw, frusm the com
dite on Incorporalions, unfavorable re
ports, on the several petitions of t1e Wash
Ington Light Infantry Company; of W. L.
Tucker and other@; of Willow Creek Bap
tist Church: of lMouti Zion Baptist Church
- or Marion; of the officers and members of
Lodge No. 12, f Ancient Free Masons;of
Elias C. Ligh"trr and others; and or in
habitants of Greenwich.
Mr. F. U. Wardlaw.fromn the same com
mi:tee, to whom had been referred the pe
lition of James Divings and others,reported
a bill to incoporate the Bivingsville Cotton
Muntalhcturing Company ; resd the first
t.ime and order&l for'the second reading on
hlonday, and to be ptitted.
0 * Also, a report on tie bill to incorporate
the Pendleton Manufacturing Company.
Ar. Wardlaw presented the petition of
G. BV- Lamar, Executor ot the Estate of
Blizil UL1mar, deveasel, tol payuent of ai
aniount due by the State. referred to the
committee on Claims.
Reports were submitted, (and ordered
for consideration on Mosulay.)
- By Mr. Bellinger, from the committee
on o :istrict Oflices, on a Bill, the better so
rejulate the fees of She&ils, Clerks and
othe r Officers (if the St aie:
M )r. Frosi, rikm thect;imittee on Inter
,nol Improvenets, submitted a report on
a Bill to defiie the terss on which the
- Stata, will aid in the construction ofI'urn
ikikouds; ordered' for consideration on
'A IPowell, purstant to notice, intro
duced a bill to alterand anend the militia
laws, in certain particn'ars, read the first
time, and ordered for the second reading
Mr. Jamison, from the committee of the
ionse, to count the votes for Governor,
reported that the Hon. Patrick Noble was
A message was ordered to the Senate,
,informing that body, that the House had
appointed the chairi!en ofits several stand
iug committees, a 'pecial committee to
nominate fit and proper persons for 'resi
dent and Directors ot the Bank of the State
of South Carolina.
A msc4snge was received from the Sen.
ate, atuing-that they had elected the lion.
A. Patterson. President of the Senate,
and proposing to proceed forthwith to the
election of Licutenant Governor. A mnes
sage, concurring, was ordered to be re
A Bill concerning the Thonipsonian sys
tom of the practice of Medicine, was taken
up for the second reading, amd, on mo
taqa of Mr. Whitefield. referred to a spe
ci mcolmittee of. The Speaker appoint
ed the illowing members on she comumit
tee: Mlessrs. Whitefield, Coltock, Buford,
H. H. Thomsun, and Lenoir.
A Bill io repeal an Act entitled.an Act
to amentd asn Act concerning Hawkers
and Pedlars &c. was taken up for the see
ond reading, and referred to the Judiciary
On motion of Mr. F. H. Wardiw, a
ojnmittee was appointed to wait on the
GVCernoi lect, inform hio of his election.
4~. ,. .-il, -. '-.wdo -b o q~.~afy;
- ere ap inet, j committee.
The Senate attended, and joined in a
ballot for Lieutenant Governor; contnittoe
to cotint the votes. on part of the Ilone:
ZIesmrs. Lyles, McKinney and Magrath.
The Seniate returned a message; con
currisg in the appointment of a joint Con
-nittee to nomiinale a President and Di
rectors of the Bank. Atdjournued.
- MONpaY Dec. 10.
A message was received from the Hlouse
nuviting the Senate to attendl in the huall
- of RLepresentativesa, at the Inauguration of
Governor elect; agreed to, and she Senate
- The Goverunor elect, and the memn
hebrs, then repaired so the Senatme chain
.bar where proiclamaations was made of she
A bill entitledi, " A Bill to armend
en Act to loan the credit of the0 State to
secure any loan which may lie made by
thec Louisville, Ciwninani and Chsarlestonu
Rail Road Cohmpasny; anti for other pur
poses ;-' readl a first-time, and referred to
the committee otn Finan-e.
A Bill entidled "A Bill, more eff'ectual
.ly ton prevent gamoblinag;" laid on the table.
A Bill, entitled "A Bill, to p)revent in
temperance; limd on the table.
A Bill, entitled "A Bill, concerning she
-Thsompsonian system of the practice of
Mr. Canghsman nmovedl to postpone the
further connsiderations of the Bill tuntil the
first dlay of Jamnary next.
The yeats and nays b'eing calletd for were
ordered, and are as follows:
A yes 21-Noes 19.
So the Bill was pos5tpoed.
H OUSE OF RRFPlthSF.NT ATlVE s.
MONDAY, Decin 10,
Mr F. II. Wanrdlaw. frost she commiit
* ~~toe iipplointedt to wait oni the Givensor
lces, infojrms him of Isis election said en-.
qsuire whetn hse wvould take te oath OIfoIlice
repoirtedl tht themy hiad donte so, aund thsat
hsis Excellency would attend amid qusalify
On motion of Mr. hnrt, a message was
ordered to she Sessate, usnlirmintg that boidy
uisat she House was re;ady to receive them
to wittness the ceremnony of qualifying the
Mrn. McKinney. from the Comnmitnee otn
the part of the lisnse, so count thes votes
for ,ieuatennt Governor, rep)orted that
Dr. Thsosnas Smiith, w'as dttly elected.
lIThe Scnaste attended itn th~e ll of the
I Inse of Repiresenta ives, nteconmpansiedi
by his Excellency PA-mec Nos.F. tihe Gov
crnor~ elect, wvho af'ter delivering sass atddress
of some length to the two llosaes assem
bled, took the oath of office, as admsinsis.
teredi to him by the Speaker of the House.
The Senate thens retutrned, and the
mcmbers of the House proceeded to thme
Senate Chsambes, wvhere the President of
she Senate delivered to the Governor his
Comasnission, after whtich Patrick Noble,
Eq,was proclaime~d Governor, in and
over the State of South Casolina, for the
next two years. -
Mv. Grilin presented the potitioll of
sundry citizens of. EdgeieId., praying an
alteration of the Rbad law;referred to
the cowinttee on Roads, Bridges, and
Mr. Memminger. from the commiite:
of Ways and Means.,on that part of te
Governor's Message No.J. relating to) his
subscr ition to -the Sou'fn Western Rail
Road Bank, Bill read tile first time and
Ordered to loe read again to iorrow.
. By Mr. Perry, a bill to authorise the
South Western Rail Road B3ank to es
tailish Branches & Agencies in this State.
Mr. Arnold oll'red the following resolu
tion, which was made the special orler of
the dty for to-morrow, at 12 o'clock, and
ordered to be printed.
Resolved.That the Constitution of the T.
Statee, in granting to Congress the exclu
sive right to "Coin noney and fix the val
uo thereof, and of foreign coin," should
not be construed into restriction on the
part of the General Governnent, to use
specie alone in its receipts ani disburse
mtents, or, liat if such be the proper coni
siruction. Congress has no right to author
ize the emission of Treasury Notes, io be
nsed as part of the currency of tihe (jov.
ernment, since the latter are neither gold
nor silver. Adjourned.
S E N A'TE.
T&FODAY Dec. 11,
The Senate met pursuant to aljourn
Mr. Gregg, from the Judiciary commit
lee, to which was submitted the present '
maents of the Grand Juries of several Dis
tricts, and that part ofthe Governor's mes
sage, in relation to the use of deadly wea
pons, a Bill entitled "A Bill to prevent
the use of deadly weapons;" read a first
time, ordered to be printed, and read the
second time to-motroo.
The Iliouse sent for concnrrtnce, a Res
olution from the House, to pay the ha
lance of salary which would he due to the
late Eliho liall Ba3, on the .19t Februa
ry nemt, had he lived, to his widow; cosn
curred in. aud ordered to be returned to
The special order of the day, in relation
to thecurrency. was, on motion of Mr.
Huger, postlponed, and made the order of.
th-- day for to-morrow, at 1 o'clock.
The Senate then proceeded to the eon
sideration of the orders of the clay.
The Report of the comm:11tittee otn Fi
nance, on the report of the same commit
tee, on the petition of sundry citizens of
Edgefield and Barnwell Districts, praying
lr a Branch of the Bank of the State of
South Carolina; agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Gregg, Ordered, That
the Bills to prevent Ganbling, atid to pre
vent Intemperance, be placed among the
orders (if the day for to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Gregg, Ord'red
That when the Senate adjourn, it stan03
adjourned until 12 o'clock to-morrow -
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
TULSDAY, Dee I.
The House met pursuant to adjourn
ment, and the Clerk called the roll and
read the Journal of yesterday's proceed
ing ._W. 4, proceedj
Mr. Wjj14ffh,*frfi~;he fMilitary coin
-=i-id, io'whom had been refeted a reusi- '
'lutioito repe*l the-2d, 3d,' bd4th, and
1711h sietions of the Military Act of 1837,
reported a bill to amend the Military laws
of this State, which was read the first time,
and ordered for the second reading to-mor
Mr. Desaussure, from the Judiciary
committee, submitted unfavorable reports
on she petition of Ussian Gregory and Su
Mr. Perry, from the special commimee,
to whom w as referred the petitions of citi
zensor Barnwell, Oratngeburg, anti Edtge
fiel Districts, and of citizenas, of~ Ham
burg for the formation of a new District
around Aiken, and the protest of certatam
citizens of Orantgeburg, against being at
tached to such new District, reported a
hill to provide for the loramation of a new
Judicial District within t he limits of Barn
well, Orangeburg, and Edgi field elections
districts, to be called R,atledge Judeic
District, andi for tother purposes; read thte
first lttme, and ordered for the second rea
Mr. Whitefield, from the special conm
mit'.e to whiom wits referred a bill conerni
ing thme Thointpsomsan systemt of thme prue
lice of tmedicine, reported the samte waih
out ltmndittnt; ordered fur considerationi
On tmotiotn of Mr. WVardla-w, a resoliu
t) wtts agreed to, and ordered to the
Setnate, dlireclingt the TLreasurer of the
Upper Dir ision to pay to J. P. Carroll
$310 on a draft driawn by the hate Gover.
nor, butt not presented till his terut htad ex.
Ott motion o)f Mr-. Memtmintger,
The Housse wvas resolvedi into a corn
mtittee of she whole, M r. Buchanain in thme
Chair, and took up the special orders of
thme day; thte report of thu special cuotmmit
tee on so much of the Governoir's message,
No, 1, as reltates to te resumptiont of spe
cte patytments, andt tile restoration of tile
tradeantd credit of thme country; anud thme
resolution of Mv, Arntold, in relattion to
the power of Congress over the cusrrency.
M~1r. Colcock tmoved tat the commttittee
recommend to the Ilouse thme adoptiott ofi
thme report antd restolut ions stbitsted lay
the special comttmittee. A long debate
esuted bet ween Messrs, Colcoc.k, Memcn
mninger. D, L. Warelaw. Bhellinager, itnd
Phillips, in sujpport of thte mtotiotn, and a
Messrs. Perry, lhakeney, irby, A. W.I
Thtoson, iad J. P', Rieed naninst it; aind
Messrs. Irbay, and J. E. Colhoun hnaving I
oflered omendmnents to the 2d resoluation,
wvhich wvere subhseqluent ly withmdrawni thae
tmtution of Mir, Colcock prevailed.
M r. D. L. Wardlawv ttoved that thme res
elantions of M1r. A rnold, as to the recefptiont
of 'rreasttry ntotes, be indefituitely postpom
ed. TJhis mootion, atfter stome opposiin I
ly Mr. Arnold, prevailed, and the resolu-i
tion was postpotned.
.On motion of Mr. Memmnittger,
The committee then rose.
.Mr, Buchianana, Chairmana of the conm
miltee of the whole House, on so mauchi of
thme Govertnor's message, No. 1, as relntses
to t he resumption of specie payments, and
the restorafionor tho trade and credit of
the country, and on the resolution ofe'red C
)y r. Arnokd. re-i ur note,
mubnlitted i re , tion of
Mr. fr w da lo. ordei
i s. his ~pst b~ "to-mor
I 9h, and ti suli 1 ordered to be
YX T.Dec. 12,
The Senate niet anumn ,
The Senate port or' the
commilae on Scb'O ng .
comilvisiott to. rey.e School
system of this State, W
On motion of Mr'.I thiconsider
ation of the. report. tponed until
IOIITSE- OF-' REPRE$Ej.TIVES.
Wicanegg1~ TDec. 12,
The -Hiuse met para1t to adjourn
On motion of Mr. Atetien ger, the spe
cial order was taken ifbeing the report
of the conmiitteerof theWdle, on the re
port of the Special cooinilqb, on so much
of the Goverinor's Me* 'A1 as relates
to the resumption of specti poymnents,and
the restorationj of the trde and credit or
tie country, and the Reslition respecting
the authority of Congresi-6ver the currean
cy submitted by Mr Arnold.
n Mr. Memminger's motion, tihe re
port of the Special comnmitte was slightly
amended, and it was orde'led that the vote
upon the resolutions be taken separately,
and by yeas and nays, 4
Mr. Perry propo,-ed to amend the 2d res
olution. by addinmg .thereto. the followinig
words: by receiving nothing but specie in
the federal dut-s " Tito amendment was
suppmrted bI Messrs. Perry and A. W.
rhomsou, opposed 'my Messrs. Memmininaer
and Coleock, and decided iu the iegative.
Mr. Perry then oi'merd. as 'n i amend
ment to the 2d resolution, the following ad
dition: "by not receiving tLe hills of any
bank, in payiment of public dtes." whileb
motit,n was udvocited by Mr, Perry, op
posed by Mr. Memminger, and negatived
by the Htose.
Mr. A. W. Thomson submitted the fol
lowing addihional words; us.an atenidl.ent
to the 2d reolution: 'either by depositing
the *uids of the Government:in theen, emi
plyiug themi at agents in any matnnaer or
form, dr coistraciu -witI them in any
way, or receiving their bills or checks i1i
paywent of the public dues."
Mr. Tholnson -spoke in favor of, and
Mr. Memminier against the amendnent.
which was rejected.
The questimis' were then taken on the
1st 2d, and 3d Resolutiom' which were
idlopted by the following Zes:
On the-Ist Resolution:' YOas 108.
On the .2i Resolution' Yeas-108,
On. the 3d Resolution; Yeas-il3,
When the 4th Resolutibp came up for
decision;bn Mr. A. W oinsou's to
Lion, the question wvasA dd so as to
have the voies laken 9. on the two
p itions therein ; and they
ieclares the uc 'sVad ti,oaiity ofa United
States Bank: Yeas-]7 Nays-7.
Vt so much of the Resiolution as de
![ares that it is inexpedient and dangenits
Lo incorporate a U. S. Bank: Yeas-l2
On the entire Preamntle to the Resolu
ions: Yeas-107, Nys-10.
So the preamble and Resolutions were
Mle-ers. W. W. Garvin, Taylor, i"ul
mmore, J. S Richardson, and Fripp, oh
atamed leave amnd recorded thmeir votes in
Lime affirmative, oni thme first resolutionm:
Mr. G age, by leave, recorded his vote
nm the aifirmative on the Preamble.
Mr. F. HI. Wardlaw, having obtained
ecave, recorde~d his voles in the affirmammtive
in each of the Resolutions, and the Pre
The Preamible and Resolutions were or
meredl to thme Setnate for conceurrenee.
Mr. Momminiger mnoved to agree to tihe
eport of thme commtittee of time WVhole, re
-omimending the inmdefinite postponemieet
if Mr. Arnold's Resolution, respmecitg
TIreasury Notes, whichm amotiona was deci
led itn thme atlirmaative, and the Resolution
ii as conisequenitly 5) lpottne.
Thme Senate returnmed withm thmeir c.oncur
-ence, a resolution dlireetintg thme Comp
roler to pay a batlanmce of salitry to thme
vidow of Judge Blay; a resoltiont 'for pmay
nmg to J, P. Carroll the atmount of a chmeck
lrawn by the late Go%'rnmor.
Onm mmotmtn of Mr .Jatmisott,
ResoImred, That 500 copies of the repoirt
if the special committee otn so much mof the
G~overnomr's tmessatge as relates to thme re
utmplitioni ofspmecie palymlents, uand time re's
orntiin of time trade and credit of time
~ountry tbe pirinted.
A Bi to pmrevenmt the evil practice of
:arrying contcealed dleadtly weaponms, &c.
mdtt the repmort thmereom of thme Judkiiary
,omtittee, andl otn pre'setmnts and peti
ions. fromm variomts Districts. itt relatiotn to
bie natme mtatter. w~ere,'Ot o otion of Mr.
tiellinrger, laidl on thme tablle.
Onm motiotn of Mr.aVsrdlaw, the follow
ng reports front time conmamittee 'in Incorpo
ations, were laid ont time table. ott time pme
itions of WV. L. Ttucker anmd others; of
tenehers of time Willow Creek Inlit
Jlhnreh; of Mout Zioni Baptist Chutrch
mf Marioti; mf time oliseers and members of
.og No. 12, Ancienit Free Masons; of
cliaes C. Leitner anid others; and of time in
abiants of Gireenwlieb..
Ott mnotion of Mr. Wimbish, WV. L.
rtmeker and others, had leave to withdtraiw
heir petitiont io be incorporated as a reli
Mr. Irbmy asked and obtained leave to re
ord his vii ' on time p)reamble and reso
nmions rep tcd bmy the cotmmitee of time
4 hole, otn time resumpttltin f specie imay
nents, &c. whichm were itt thme neative,
mn time preamble, antd itt the mfirmativeom
mnch of~ the resoluations.
A IBill to alter amid amend time Militia
~as,s it certam pafrticumlars, was takent
p forna second( readimng, and referredl to thme
Tme Houtse theia ntadjouirnmed to 10 o'
lock A. 3I. to-mnorreiv.
I'LUKSDAr, Dec. 13th.
'The Senato met pursuant to adjourn
- Mr. Bennett submitted the report of the
commiatee op) Finanee, on the bill from
the House, entilled "A bill to aiend anl
Act to lLnd the credit of the State to w
cure any loan which nany be madt by the
Louisville, Cinetmnutti and Charleston
Rail Rond Uompvany;" ordered for con
A message was received from the House
proposing to tue Sente to proceed to the
election of a Superintendant of Public
V orks at I o'clock to day; and imuedi
ately to the election o. State Ieporter;
ordered to he laid on the table.
I he sp1ecial order of the day, the report
of the comunittee on Federal itelations; on
the controversy between the States of
Georgia and Maine, was then taken up.
and, after sone discussion ;
Ol mnotion of Mr Gregg, it was order
ed, That the report lie on the table uniti
Trhe President suhmitted the report of
the Special Committee of the HoUbe, in
relation to the resumption of specie pay
meuts, and the restoration of the trade and
credit of te country; referred to the com
mittee on Federal Relations:
The Se,aate then resfmned the consider
ation of the Special Order of the day;
A b,li entitled "a bill the more effectu
ally to prevent Gainbliqrg," when
Mr. Alston moved to postpole the bill
to the first day of January next; and, the
Yeas and- Nays being required, are as
Yeas--lessrs. Allston, eratty,Gourdin
Huger, Jenkins Jeter, Jones, Lawton and
N;tys-llon. A. Patterson. President,
M essrs. Benneti, Cannon, Carr, Caugh
man, Crawford, Dawson. Do-Treville, Uu
hose, Dinuovant, English1, Evan, Glover,
Gregg, eriot, Littlejohn Massey, Milis,
Mmniu, luidcuvk,Norri,, Pevny. Pmrkney,
qutr4ih, i ihete N n mre, t5tove, Ver
ther .a W ilmm.-3.
So ti.e tall w ns sot posAtpon-d
The hill was then read over, clause by
Oin motion of Mr. linger, the Senate
IIOUSL OF REPRI ESENTATIVES.
THuRSDAY, Dec. 13th.
The House met pursuatit to adjourn
On mmsion of Mr. Colcock, a message
wasortepred to the Senate, proposing to go
at one o'clock to-day. into the election 'of
Suplerintendant of Public Works. and im
miediately thereafter into that of State Re
M4r, John Douglass, fromi the committee
(it Agricultore. submitted a Report on the
nemorial of %%. B. Villard. in relation to
'is di-coveries of Marl.
Mr. Colhomn, from the committee on
Roads. Bridges, and Fetries, to whom
was referred the lctition of the owners of
the new bridge, at Augusta; and ol'sundry
citizens of Abbeville anti Edgelield, in fa
vor of clhartering said bridge, and the
counter petition of G. 11. Lamar. owner of
she old bridge, reported a Bill to establish
a toll bridge over the Sianah river,near
Augusta; which was, on motion af Mr.
Dawklns,--nade.ho special order of -tie
Jefo h&turday'-at 1 o'clotck.
A bill to repeal an Act. to amend she
law, in relation to granting license to
retail spirituous liquors, and for other pur
poeie%&c was read the second timae: Mr.
Desauiure move itm indefinite postpone
ment Mr. J. P. Reed opposed the inotion.
and called for the yeas and nays, whit,
were ordered by the louse, and wer as
Y~eas.-H'on. D. L~. Wardlaw, Speaker,
Aikin, Arnold Arthtur, Belitn, Hel inger,
Boyce, ltrocktman, Buchatnnan, Biiford,
ul. Burt, Calmnes, Carroll, Davis, De
sauissure, Ec-kharud. Elfe. Elliott, Evinas,
Fair. Finley, l'rosi, IFulmaore, Gage, W%.
W. Garvii, Gavini, Griffin, hlane,Hlendler
sont, Hibben, Hibbler, Hluge~r, Ingrahiam,
Jaekson. Jaeobs. Jamuison. Lenoir, Me
D)owell; M1agrat h, M1atrsh, Memm iinger.
Mofl'ett, Moye. Murray, E. G. Paltmer,
Patterson, Perry, Phillips, Porcher, J. S.,
Richardlson, Schnierle, Seymour. TI'aylor,
Tyler, F. H. Wardlaw, Whafev, W~imn
Nays-Allison, Boozer, Bradley, B3rown,
CabIwell. Calhoun, Catnty, Catrr, Coleoek,
Colhotut, Cox, Crockett. D)avidl, Daw
kin's, Jamues l)souglasws. Johni l)ttnlas-.. El
Love, Alehininey, Moore, Moody, Neel,
Poole, P1owe'll, .J. P. Iteed, Wm. Reedl,
WVilliantuton, Wilson, WVitherspoom, Woods
A blill oauthor e the South WTesterni
Rail Road Company to estabilish branch
es rand agtencies in this State., which had
beenl orderedl to the seco(nd readinag, was
referred to tihe commtlittee of W:ays, andIt
A bill to increase the pay of Grand and
Petit Jlumrs, takena tup rot the sec-od rea
dinug, wast referred to the Judiciary comn
A bill to repeal certnin sections aa
Act to providle fomr the tmilitary organaiza
ti(In of thi's Stante, passemd 9th D)ecembaer;
18383, and other pur Iposes, alter a short dis
cussiont between) Messrs. Arnoldi andI El
more, was agreed to, aind ordered lshe
A Bill i) aimenad tile Militia Lawvs of' time
State, wais read the seconid itsm', elaitse by
clanse, amtiended, otn motion of' MIr. W'iim.
tish, andi ordered to tihe Senate. Ad
Fitpar Dec. 14.
The Senmate met pursuant to adjoumrn
M r. D)eT1reville submiited the report of
the Jlitnt coommittec, asppoinited to nomi
nate (tuitablec person~s for directors of thes
faink of' the State oIf Sonith Catrolinia; or
dered fur contsileratlion to-morroIw, atnd
that the nametIs h)e pr-intedl as a ticket.
Oni mlotioni of' Mr. DeTrieville, ordered,
thlat the tmessamge fromt the hlouse of Rep.
resemntatives. of yesterdamy, in relation to
the eleetiont of' Sulperitendenat of Puiblie
Works; andi State Reporter, he taken up;
and a message he senat to thme House, pro
posing to goitnto thec eleetions5 to- damy at I
The President then submitted the flui
lowitg reports and balls. frot the Hiouset
Report in lthe special coimittee of the
House, ton the expedieney *f making a
digest of the hilitia. and Patrol Laws; re
ferred tip the Mihtr conmittee
Also, ae repot of the Militury comiait
tee of* the House, iu relation to iae Florida
claims; referred to the committee on the
Also, t Bill to amend the Militia Laws
of this Stiote; read a first time, and referred
'--the Military conmittee.
Also, a Bill yo repeal certain sections of
at Act, ctitled an Act to provide for the
Military organization of the State;" read a
first titne, and referred to the Military coin
A bill more electnally to prevent Gamh
ling, was taken fip, and oa the question or
sending it to the llouse of Itepresentatives,
the yeas and nays were called far. and
Yeas-The lion. A. Patterson, Presi
lent, Messrs. Cannon, Carr, Crawford,
Dawson, DeTreville. Da4ose, English,
Evins, Glover, Gregg, Ileriot, Higgins.
Littlejohn, Massey, blins, Munro, Mur
dock, Niorris. Pinckney, Rheit, Smari,
Scott, Stone and Wilson,-25.
Nays-Messrs, A;ston, Beatty. Bennett,
Chesnut. Dunovant, Goodwyn, Gourdin,
Huger, Jenkins, Jeter, Jones, L,wton,
Pety, Powe, Quash ;and Verdier.-16.
So the Bill was ordered to te louse of
Representatives for conctirrence.
A message was received from the House,
infuormting the Senate of their concurrence
in the miessage proposing tw go into the
election of Superintendent of PublicWorks
at 0 o'clock. and immediately thereafter,
into that of State Reltorter.
The Senate tben proceeded to the Hall
of the House of Itepreseuatives,to vote for
Su perintendent of Public Works.
The Senate nanin repaired t) the Hnouse
--f Represetatives. to vote for State Re
'rite preamble and resolutiuns respecting
the! controversy between Geormia and
Maite waA then Inken uji,sand after some
further discnssion, and the aloption of
,;omhe arneudnctts,the yeasand navs were
ealled for, on the final question, and are as
Yeas-The Ilion. A. Patterson, Presi
dent, Messrs. Alston, Beatty. Bennett.
Cannon. Csarr, Chesnut, Crawford. Daw
son, DeTreville. Duhose, Dutnovant. En
glish, Evans, Glover, Goodwyn, Gourdin,
Gregg, flerint, Iliiggins. Inuger, Jenkins,
Jeter, Jones. Lawton, Littlejohn, Massey,
limns, Munro, Aurlock, N49rris, Peay,
Pinckney, Powe, Quash. lthett, Scott,
Smarr, Stone ani Wilson-40.
Mr. Jeter, from the conmnittee appointed
oat the part of lte Senate, to count itt.
votes.iar State Reporter, reported that
Vmi. Rice had i majority of the- votes gi
vent, and is duly elected to that itlice.
Mr. lleriot, fron the committee appoin
ted otn the part of the Senate. to count the
votes for Superintendent of Publit Works,
reported that R. G. Mills had a majority of
the votes gven, and is duly elected to that
The Senate then took a recess until 7
Sus o'CLOCE, P. M.
The Senate ~tet again and proceeded
The President submitted a communica
tion from J. A. 131tck, Esq. giving infor
naation of a contetiplated aduel between
the Hon, D. E. liluger, and Albert Rhett,
Esq.; referred tat the comm1ittee oi Privi
leges and Elections.
Also, a Hill fromt the House, to aut iorise
the South Western Rail Road Bank to
esenblish bruanches anti agenies in this
State; read a first tme, and referred to ahe
commigittee on Banks.
Also, a bill, frmm the Ilause, to incor
paerate the M~etrop'tlitant lRil Road Castm
patny; read a first iame, antd re'fearred to the
cottmnistt-e oat Incuorporations3.
Mar. Pitnckney subm,aiined. the report of thte
conmmittee ont Fed'eral Relations, ,ut that
part of the Govyernor's mtessatte itt relation
to the restoration of specie payments, and
the trade anal commesrce-of' the county
ordered for cnsideratiota to-morrow.
A bill to authiurise the President nad
Directors of the Loutisville Cinscittongti,
atnd Charlestona Rail llatd Comp1anay to
itncrease tte rates of trantsptortation on the
Charleston anid lah1urttt Iati Roadi, ke:
was read a secondl timie, oud ordered to te
Ont maoitof Mi ur. lInge:'-, ordetreda, t lin
wh'len te .$aa t adjoutrn: it stanad ;adlyn -
ed until 11 o'clock tomatorrow.
110 E OF REPR~l:EENTATIVE'lS.
Th'e hlousse ttea piursunta to adjourn
Mr. Grilist presented ate report of she
Commttissionetars. otn the mttters buetweent
the Saae andt Ilenry Shtnitzi, utnder a Res
ntiont oft 1:17: r'efetrread to the ecommtit tee
of Wayss attd Meants, atnd ordered to lbe
Mr Wisherspooun, from the Joint Com-.
mitee, to nomtinte personas for President
aind D)irecto's of' ste Batnk of' the $:01e of'
Satib ICa rolina, tmale a reptort, which was
laidl onat lie table, atid ordeare'd tao lie prinitedl.
A mtenatge was receivedf from theo Setn
ate, proposintg to go inito t' eleation, of
Satperinttende'n if' Pulie Woarks, at one
o'clock to-day, atal immed'aiatcly there-taf
ter, itnto t lnt of State ha'patraer; andi on
mausion of Mr. Elmtore, a metssage of con
etnrrenace was au'aered atoIhe retnrued.
Mr Meminger, frona the c otiti.ee of
Ways anda Means, made a reptort an the thll
tat athtorize the Sotuth Westearn Rail Road
Cottpuany tat estabilisht Brnaches atnd Agent
acies itt this State; orderead for considlerationa
Oat motion of Mr. E. G. mutter, Mr.
Lyles wats allotwedl tot recorad hii vaotes or,
the Pramtble and Resolutiouns itt relat ii
to the Inependen'at Tlreaasury: wihich v'ot a
were all in the aflirmn.ative.
llThe Senatat attenaded, anal joitned ini hal
latting for Sutperinttenantt of Pl~tie Woriks.
Meassrs. Mairsh, Mo aora' atal Midltao were
appoinsedl, ont the part aof the I louse, go
('otunt the votes.
Also, for State Reporter; commttittee 0
ath lotuse tat conuttt the v'otes, Mlessrs. Ma;r
tilt, Maoody andl O'Bryant.
Thle llttse' then resumated the readlin' otf
thme Appt;ropri"ation1 Bill, whiuch tatter beins;
tumetnded ina suntdrv nartienta ad .,r.a.
nu uusuccesmful ntilon by Mr. Powell, to
reduce the salar, of Superintaoendent of
Public Works, tirom $3000 to $9,50O.was
agreed to- and Mr. bletmnsinger having
given todice, that ou she third reading of
the Bill, Ie would oiler certain amend
nsents, it was srdered to the Senate.
-Mr. Martin, from thu committee of the
Ilause, to count the votes for State Itepor
ter, reported that William Rice was duly
Mr, Marsh froim the committee on the part
of thd House, to count thv votes for Super
inteadent of Public Works, reported that
R. U. Mi Is was duly esected.
The House took . a recess till 6 o'clock.
From the Correspondent of the Char. Mercwuy.
H.- OF R EPtE-Sk;NTATIVES.
% ashington, Dec. 14 1838.
Abolition of slavery.-Petitions being iu
orderfromn the several States, a Petiiti
was presented from the State of Massa
chusetts praying for the Abolition of Sla
M r. Wise rose and objected to the re
ception of the petition.
'Ihe Speaker decided that the question
ofreception could not now be entertained,
as would be seen by relrring to that ri
tion of the resolutions adopted yesterd y; i
*that every petition, memorial, resolu
tion, proposiiou or paper touching or re
laing to in any way, or to aty extent
whatever, to Slavery as aforesaid, or the
Abolition thereof, shall on the presenta
tion thereof, without any further action *
thereon, be laid on the table, etc." So
that the question of reception was settled 4
beyond all doubt.
Mr. Wise contended that there was a
material dill-ren e between this resolution
and that of Mr. Patton, adopted at the
last session. lie argued that the presents
tion of a petition, and the reception of it,
were two difierent inatters, and he denied
that the resolution of yesterday admitted
the right ot receiving petitions, aftet they
had been presented.
M r. Rives regretted that his colleague
had thought proper to renew tle agitation
On sUCh au excising subject. For his part
lie thoii.-ht the resolution conclusive, and
us having settled the matter for the remain
der of the session.
Air. Pickens gave a long argument on
the parlianentiary laws of Great Britain,
touehing the difference between,the recep.
tion, and the mere pretentation of a peti
tion. le w Is or opinion, that the question
of reception could not he entertained untif
after leave for presentation had been gran
After some further debate, the Speaker
repeated his decision. "that the question
of reception was precluded by the resolu
tion of yesterday. which directed all peti
tions to be laid on the ta tilen presentation.
Mr. %Vise appealed fron the decision.
but it was supported by the House.-ayes
185, noes 6. do that in future, it- is pre
sumied, there will be no further -agitation
on the subject.
While the Clerk was calling the roll on
the above vote.
Mr. Adams rose and in a mostvehement
manner exclaimed, '-1 refuse to answer to
muy name, because I maintaiu"-(Loud
cries of order fron all parts of the floor.)
Mr. Adams-" I say I maintain it to be"
--dedfening cries of "order," "sit down."
The -8ppaker-1,The* gentlenan-i4mla
M asseichusetts will observe order."
Mr. Adatus at the top of his voice suc
ceeded iu saying that he refused to vote be
cause he considered the whole subject un
The Speaker called upon the Huse t
sustait haim i enforcing order.
Mr. Waddy Thosupon wished to know
is ihant manner the Chair desired the
lou1sa!e to assist him. A tremendous up
roar here ensued, during which Mr. Adams
sook his seat.
Alter the reference of some private bille
jim the Senate. the llouse aidjour od to
E rom thee Correspondenit of the Char Courier.
W Asit .Yo-ror, Dec. 15.
Neithear ilouise is ini session so-day. A.
impihressiaon bust begun to pirevail here,
whiether well or ill founded, that, the
Siub-Treasury hill, which is shortly so e
brtought before the House, will pass that
body by a small majority, inasmuch as it
a ill be brought forward withou 5e specie
clause. TIher were several member
whose objections to the bill were founded
solely upon that clause, and they hay a
greed to vote for it, aithouit that clans.
Is is ralso. rutmoread that some of ste South
wes,te.rn delegauston who harve becen opposed
tui the mieasuare. an M r Calhatut was, with
omt the. provisiott for a graduial return to an
exclusive specie cuaranuey, int all govern
sa enst trasne;stiains, will waive their objec
tions and accept of the bill. A committee,
sappo.iteds bv the SuIb-Treastury caucus to
asacertaini the feeling~ of the House on the
ubajuet, have rep)ortedl in substance ithat
mIsceomeasuire, n ithous thme specie pirovision,
will pass thc Ilonse. Accordingly it isto
lie trieda. l'The oppotnens of ste bill aro
very apprehenisive that it will pass. Somo
view it of lissle importance; but others
deem is more objectionable without than
wiith tIhe specie eItmse. They argue in
this wn.y:-Susppos6 the Sub Treasury hill
lie pafssed, will thie government conitinuo
to rece-ive biaunk bills and lock thest up?
No. Tihiey have a discretionary powver
snow to ademnudu spci int all paymnents to
te govermntzent, and. whent they get this
bill, they will exercise that power, in an
nrhaitrary anid oppressive manner. Bitt, if
the specie clause of last session be emn
braced in the hill, then the government
cannomut restort to this opipressive maeasur,
hefoire 1842~, bitt must. in ste mecanitime,
receive anal lock up as portion of the revesn
tie in banimk notes.. Most of the Whigs
anda conservatives contsinue to deniounco
slthe whoile mieasusre as the motst mischiuev
rms mnehiate shat was ever put into the
hnedts of any governmtient.
All is qusies ast llarnisburg. Th' Sen.
rite anad the two Huses of Rew,,'senta
lives raro itn sessimit. Theli Senate - ve ap
potintedh a caommsiittee so inicluire anid report
ichl is the real Simn Piutre. Gov. Porter
governior elect, hash arrived at liarrisburg.
in:stngurationi will not dIer the new
contitutiont, tal,e pilace till the second
Tust les .iiJ:imtury. Tihings will proba
lily remisn in their present confusion till
Tou smortrow will be an important day in
both llouses. En the .House it will bo