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-seoud time, agoeod to, and orderfed to be
naua'rto the House.i
Tbe-Senate then took a recess until .6
6 0'c LocK, P. M.
The Senate met ad proceeded to bu
- Mr. Bennett, from the committee on
- conference on the part of the Seuate, in
relation to a clause 'pthe bill to raise sup
-plies for the year ,.which exempts cer
tain villages from n, recomndiled
that the clause bi; agreed to.
- and ordere be sent to the
House infor ri thesaime.
A message r frpn the House
concurring with the Senate 4a striking out
* l*'he bill was then read a third time,
clause by clause. agreed to, thetitle chang
ed, and ordered to be returned to the
Mr. Goodwyn submitted the report of
the committee bn Grievances, on the bill
from tie House, to repeal the penalties
heretofore imposed on the practice of phys
ic, surgery, and the sale of drugs without
license; ordered for consideration to-mor
The Senate resumed the general orders
of the day.
The report of the committee on Incor
porutions, on the hill fron the Hihoue, to
incorporate the Metropolitan Rail Road
Company; laid on the table.
The HIouse returned to the Senate, an
Act to incorporate the Union Insurance
and Trusti 'omnpany of Charleston; referred
to the Engrosiig commtililtee
On motion of Mr. Bennett. the Senate
then proceeded to a second reading of the
hill to make appropriations for the year
1838, and ifter sundry amendmeirns, it was
ordered to lie on the lable. Adjourned.
II. OF REPRESENTATIVES.
'MONDAY, Dec. 17.
Tthe House met pursuant to Adjourn
Mr. Burt, from'thecommittee on Feder
at Relations, subinied t reprt on the
controversy between Georgia and Maine;
which-Was made the special order of the
day. for to-morrow, at 12 o,clock, and or
dered io be printed.
Mr. Elinore submitted a retolution, an
thorizing and requiring the Governor to
appoint a sp)ec!ial Commissioner. to pro
ceed oKentucky, respecting the Louis
ville, Ciucinnati and Charleston I. Road;
agre,d to, and ordered to the Senate.
Resolutions were presented:
By Mr.Wimbish, from the MilitaryCom
mittee to enquire into the propriety of er
ecting an additional building to the Ar
senal and Magazine in Columbia.
Mr. Patterson subtmitted a resolution.
authorizing the Adjutant and Ispector
General to pruscribe suitable uniforms for
the Brigadier General and some other offi
cers; considered, agreed to and ordered to
Mr. Bellinger called u p a Report of the
special joint committei, otn a Bill directing
a Census to be taken of tne free white in
habitants of this State: which was read,
-agreed to, and returned to the Senate.
The following Bills, (from the Senate,)
.were taken up for the'second rejuling;.and
referred to the eommittee of Ways and
.. irectors of the Louisville, Ciucinnatti
and Charleston Rail Road Company, to
increase the Cates of transpoortation on the
Charleston and Hamburg Rail Road, &r.
A Bill to provide for the Election of
Tax Collectors, for each of' the Districts of
Anderson and Pickens.
The following Bills, fromi the Senate.
.were taken up foishle second re-ading, and
referred to the Judiciary committee;
-A Bill the more elffect ually to prevent
A Bill to prevent the use of Deadly
A Bill to vest the reversionary interest
of the State, in the Catawba Indian L ands
In the lessees thereof. &c.
*A Bill t.o amend the tenth Section of an
Act, giving to Matsters and Commission
era in Equity, the power to gra^ni injunc
. A Bill so Increase the penaltiec of the
Bonds required of the Sheritis atnd Ordina
A Bill to permit Chancellor liarper to
b te absent fromt the State.
A Bill, (froms the Senate.) to amends an
Act entitledl an Act to prevent obstructions
to the paissage of fish u p the several rivers
of the State, &c.. was takens up for the se
cond reading, anud refrered to the commit
tee on Internal Improvemtenats.
A Bril to better regulate the Fee of
Sheriffs, Clerks, and oilher malicers of this
State, was read a second time. andis order
ed to the Senate.
Mr. M~emmsinger, front the commtittee
of Ways and Means, to whiom had bieen
referred a Bill to authorize the President
antd Directors of the Louisville, Cinicinniat
ti and Chsarlestons Rail Road Company, to
increase the rates of transportesion oni the
Charlestont and Hamburg Rail Road, in
certain cases, and)( to gratis certain vacant
Lots in the townt of Columuia, reported
- ~the same, without namendmaent; ands Mr
Bellingetr having'oriefly soken atgainst in
oreasing thle rates of trantsportasion, andi
Messrs, Meminger, Colsoek, and El
,in favor of thle Bill, after' ain inet'ee
motion of Mr. J. P. Red, to iay ont
the tatble, it was agreed to, andi ordered to
The Senate returnedi, having read the
third time. ati Act so authorize the City
Council of Charleston, to close andI discon
tintue Ellery street;referred to the Engr-os
A Bill to perfect the title of certain gran
tees of Public Lands; received the second
readinag, wans tatnendied, ott msottin of M r.
Frost and ordered to be senis to the Sen
The Senate attendedt, and joined isp a
ballolt for President anid <'s. - t
Bank of the State of SouthJ"~~" h
sra. E. l almier-. Po,ls , .aer -l I
were appointed for the Hod un
A Bill so provide for the formationi of a
new Judicial District, within the Limits of
Barnwell, Orangemurg, and Edlgefield E
lections Districts, to bie called Rutledge
Judicial District, andi for othier purp~Poses,
next came up for second readling;M Mesers,
Marsh and Wiumbithcalled rart the readin.
of Ae te, vmade on.the subject, at the
Sessii ofrI87; Mr. Wimbish moved. to
strike out the enacting clause or the Bill.
which motion was supported by Messrs.
Wimbisl, Carroll. and Jamison opposed
by Messrs. Marsh and Caldwell, and deci
ded in the. affirmutive, by the following
vote; the yeas and nays having been order
ed. on the motion of Mr. Marsh; yeas 50
So the enacting clause was stricken out,
and the sIill rejected.
A Bill to provide a more cheap, conve
niht, and equitable mode of adjustinf
claims against sureties to administratiou
honds, and to amend the law in that par.
licular, and for other purpose,; wits read
the second tine, explained by Mr. Bellin
ger, amended, and-ordered to the Senate
Mr. Desaussure, from the Judiciar]
committee, submitted reports; on a Bill it
vest the reversionary interest of the State
in the Caiawta Indian Lands, in the les.
sees thereof, and to secure the sustenanc
and support of the remnant of the tribe o
Catawba Indians;on a to Bill to per.i
Chancellor Harper to he absent from lhq
State: on a Bill to increase the penaltie
of the bonds required of the SheriffT am
Ordinaries of Marlborough; and on at Bil
to naend the tenth Section of an Act
giviiag to Masters and Commissioners it
Equity, the power to grant injunctions
the reports were considered, ani the Bill,
read a second time, and ordered to be re
turned to the Senate.
The House took a recess, till 6 o'clock
Six O'CLOCK, P. M.
Mr. E, G. Palmer, froi the Committei
of the House to count the votes; for Presi
dent and Directors of the Bank of ah,
Slate ofSouthi Carolina. reported the fol
lowiug persons a, duly elected-C. J. Col
cock. President: D. C. Webb, S. Burger
N. McNeel, J. Robertson, L. G Capers
W. A. Carson, James Rose, C, I. Itagra
haitn; A. McDonald, James Lynah, T. H
Mendenhall. J, L. Nowell, Direet->rs.
An Act to incorporate the Pendletoi
Manufacturing Company, returied by th
Seoate, Wai referred to the Engrossiinl
Also, an Act to raise supplies for thi
By Mr. Frost, from the committee at
Internal Iniproveie.,ts, a Bill to amten
an Act, entitled an Act, to prevent the ol
structions to the passage of fish up the sev
eral rivers of this State, passed 19th Dec
The House next took tap a Bill to repen
an Act, entitled an Act to amend an Av
etiitled an Act concerning Hawkers sui
Pealars, passed 17 Dec. 1831, passed 191l
December, 183. Mr. Desaussure imioveo
to strike out the enacting clause of the hill
and aadvocated the miotion, which wasonio
sed by Mesdrs. J. P. Reed and-Whitefid
and (Mr. Reed having called for the yea
anl nays which i ere ordered by th,
House,) decided in the affiriative, bv th,
following vote, Yeas 50 Nays 36.
So the Bill was rejected.
Mr. Wimnbish. from the Military cotmit
tee, submitted a report on a resolution di
recting them to enquire into the expedieta
cy of erecting an additional building for ah
Arsenal and Magazine Guard. of Colum
hia; ordered for consideration to morrow
Tu.sDAi, Dec. 18.
The Senate met at 10 o'clock A M.
Mr. Beatty submitted the report of t,
committee on Roads Bridges and Ferries
on the bill to establish certain Rals
Bridges and Ferries, ordered to be placei
aimong the orders of the day.
Mr. Jontes fromn the coammitee on h
par oftheSetnate, appoinated to cooun
tevesfr Presidean. andt Directors se
thme Bank of the State of South Carolia
reported aut they have discharged tha
A bill to amend an act to lend the credi
of the state to secure any loani made ta
the Louisville, Ciucinnatu and Charlestoi
Rail Road Companyv; raed the bill a third
tatme, passedl it, chiangedl the title toa "al
Act," and ordered it to lhe returned to th<
A message was received from the Hns
propo,msing to the Senate ton proceed to g<
inato the election of Lieutenatnitovernoa
The Seanatejoinead in hallot for Lieuten
Mr, Quash subamitted the report of ta
commaaaittee son Privileges andl Elections sti
thea case of atohe to D. E. Hutger; order
ed for conasideration to-morro'rsw.
T1he Sente thaen paroceeded to the or
der of the dlay.
Report of t'he commnittee oat Incorpora
tions, mu the hill to incorportate the Me
aropolitani Rail Reoad Coampatns ; read a
seconda timae agreed to, and ordered to be
returned to tohe ouse.
Mr. Massey from the comnaniatee ap.
p)ointedl on trie part of the Senate, a
count the votes for Lieutenantt overuor
reported thiat they have discharged aa
aduty; anad that B. K Hentegan lad a
maJority of the votes, and is duly electec
to that office.
A Bill to tmake approp)riationis for the
year 1838, renal a seconad tinae and aaftei
sunmdry amatendments, agreed to, and sena
to the Houase for concurrenee.
Mr. Beninett gave notice that oan the
ahairdh reading of the appropriation bill, he
will amf'er amendmaets, foir ptarposes whIeh
he specified; ordered that notice lie giveri
to the Hosuse.
A bill to amend the act to prevent oh.
struaction to the passage of fish up the sev
oral rivers of this State, passed 19th Die.
cemaber, 1837; read a taird time, piassed
it, changedl the title to "An Act," and or
dered it to ite Ilouse.
A bill to authorise ahe Presiadent andi
Directors of' thae Louas alle, Cincinatia,a
and Chiarlestont Rail Roasd Company, to
iancrease the rates of aransportationa oan
the Charles,ton anad Hamburg Rail Rads
and to grant certaitn lots in the town of
Coltumtbia; read thie bill a third timae. pats
sed it, chatngedl the tiale to "an Act," anid
ordered it to tlae House.
A bill to atmnd the ith section of an
Act giving to Masters and Coamenissioners
in Equity, the power to grant inijunctionas;
read the bill a third timne. piassedl it, cheag
ed te title to "ati Act" and ordered it to
A bill to increase the penalties of bonds
the.Dlstrc.Ms thejna ie
bill a tbijrd. kine, poha gd the'
'ftle to PAa Act," and d4l to the
'l0 's1.4 4
A bill to peratif,C 'a- r qyper to
be absent from the Stat ad the bill a
third 'time, 0assed it, ch the titTe to
"an Act," and sent it to. 0uio
A bill to vest, the rev interest
of the State in the Cato tn'Lands
in the leesses- thereof a -ib swure the
sustailnce and support e remoant or
the tribe of Catawba 1s ~read the
bill a third time, passe4 chibged the
title to "oan ict," and sen. to'the House.
Report or the commit~ on the Judi
ciary, on the bill to pr forthe in
crease and preservation o04e Library of
the Court of Appeals in rleston, read
the second time, agreed totd drdered'to
the House of RepresentaU .
Report of the Judiciar4 j mittee, on
the bill to repeal so much e 4th section
of an Act to organise the ourts of rhis
r State, passed 21st of ,mber, 1836,
L as relates to the election of Commissioners
. in E, uity, for the districts-f Chesterfield
i and 'uarlborough; read thecond time,
I H reed to, and ordered it Ie . ent to the
,The report of the commlee on Griev
i ances, on the bjll fr-im theMouse, to re
; peal the penalties heretofoinposted on
i the practic oaf Physic or Suiery, and the
sale (if Drioga, without licende,
Mr. Caughman moved that the ,ill be
postponed to the first of January next; and
the yeas and nays being required, were
yea@ 8--Nays 26.
So the bill was not postponed.
The lill was then read thie second, time,
agreed to, aond ordered to the House of
The report of the committee on Roads,
Bridoes, and F -rries. on theihill to estalb
lish certain Roads. Bridges iand Ferries.
- was taken ul, and after a1dry amend
ments. the hill was agreed t and ordered
to the House or Representta:4ves.
I Mr. Ilentiett. submitted a 'resolttion in
reference to the Bank of the State of S.
Carolina. laid on the table.
The Senate then took a recess until 6 o'
clock P. M.
Sax Oerk P. 1.
I The Senate met and proceeded to bu
Mr, DeTreville presented the accouni
oil Benjamin Hart, for incidental expenses
referred to the conmtittee on Claims.
I Also, (ie account of Wimt. Qunnioghamo
i for stationary; referred to the committee
I on Claims.
I The House returned to the Senate the
I Act to take the census of the free white
inhabitants of this State; refeired to the
- EnRrossing- committee,
Also. an Act tu amend an Act to pre
i vent obstructions to the Iassage of fishi
up the severalrivers ofihis State; refcrre.1
to the Engrossing cominittee..4
The Seuate the-n resumed th consider
sideration of the report of the ommnitee
on Roads, Bridges and Ferits, ott the
bill to establish certain Roa(f Bridges,
. and Ferries; read the bill a s4end time,
and after sundry amtiendments * s agriled
- to,.and ordered to be returnei.tick .House
Report of the committ etnnls,
'or--id!de ne ceased,
and for other purposes; read ie bill a
second time, agreed to, and order6d to be
returned tothe Huse.
Thle House returned to tle Senate.
An Act to amend the 10th section of an
Art giving go Masters and Commissioners
I in Equity the power to grant injunetion..
referred to tle Engro,4ine committee.
SAtn Act to amtahotise the P'residet iand
SDirectors of, the Louisville Cinaci nna tma,
f Adt C htarleston Rail Road Comipany, te
in ere'ase the rates of trtamlpot tatioln ont thet
t Charleston anid H'uatburg R;ail Road. sand
to grat .t certain lots in thte townt of Columt
h ia: reterred to the Engrossing coat
a An Act to pertmit Chianacellor Harper
i to be ab)set from the State. referred to
i the Engrossing commtittee
e A tmessage was received frotm the Hlouse
asking leave of thte Seate to strike oumt
a the paretatmble to the. resoaltutin in the'
a controversy between Georgia atnd Maine;
r laid on the table.
A bill to authiorise a stubsc.raito ont lh.
half of the State, to the South Weasterni R.
Road Hatnk ; read the hill a third time
SPassed it. changed thte title, and ordtered it
a to the ltause.
A bill toa incoarhaorate the Bivitngsville
Maaut'acturitng Comataany ; teanl the haill nt
third tame, p)assed it, chaanaed the title.
and ordered it to thte Ihtatse.
A bill to amend atn Act for the rebunilb
ing the city uaf Charltestona ; resad the tbilla
third titme, passed it. ebnutatted thae title, and
ordgredl ii to he retaurned toa thte Hloute.
A bill to authorise. te .;oath Western
Rail Road Battk to estabalish branchtes itand
agentcies ini this State; read a third tme,
p)assed it, chantged the title, and ordered it
to the llouse
A bill to define the terms upon which
the State will aitd in thme constructioan of
The Hlouse -%ent for concurretnco, s reso
Itmion requirmtg the Glovernhar to app;oint
a Special Cuammtaissiaater to visit te State
of Ketuctky ian baehalf of the L.ouisville.
Cincintaati, amta Chanrleston Rail Roaa
Comatny; coancutrred ini.
Also, Resohtations from the Libratry
comamiatee of the Iluse, referred to th'e
commtittee onr the Library.
Also, a Resolutioni atuthorising the Ad
jutant and lonspector Getneral toa prescribie
suittable u niformts foir Briadier Geaterals
tof Cavalry, and thteir Staff', &c.; referred
to tihe commrittee on tihe Mlilitary.
Report of the committee on dhe Militta
my, eta the repiort of the samte committee of
thte H ouse, on a resoltution to itiquire into
the expediency of mndhing a Digest of te
the Militia atad Patrol Law's of this State;
A message was received from the House
gratnting leave to strike omit the word 'gen
erally" fromn the bill to define the term. Otn
whaich time State aill aid in the construe
tiona of tunpike ronda; and ona the qjues
tion of the final passage ofthe hill, the vens
and nays were required and are as follows;
Yeats 19 Nays 13.
So the baill was passed..-.-.....- - -
Tlhe Hotuse renrrneh the report of' the
specaaljomit committee. Onl thme resoludjoat
resneeiung the takminro h twos-.:..- -
od that 300.copies of the report and reso
lutions be printed.
The Chair annonnced to the Senate the
coniittees appointed to examine the
Bank of the State and its branchea: for
the Bank at Charleston, Messrs. Bennet
and Dawson; the braneh at Columbia,
Messrs. Glover and Higgin-s; the branch at
Camden, Messrs. English and Powe.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTArIVES.
TUVsIIAr I)ec. 18,
The louse met pursuant to adjourn
A message was received from the Sen
ate, asking leave to amend the resulution
appointing a comittee on Dr. Cooper's
leter, tiferino his Library for sale. eran
ted, and message accordinj:ly returned.
On motion or Mr. Aiken. a mesage
was ordered to the Senate, pripposing 14
proceed forthwith into the election of Lieut.
The following bills. from the Senate
which had received two readings in each
1o1mse, were read the third tim, pasled,
their titles changed to "Acts,''-and re
A Bill to amend an Act, to lenil
the eredit of the State, to secure any hiHm
which may he nide by the Louisville.
Ciicinnatti, and Charleston Rail Room
A hill tit establish the Santee Bridge
Company; the louse disaareed to amend
nict of the Senate to ihis hill, limitint
the term of bie charter to :35 yenrs. and re(
Anoiring that the draw of the bridge shal
he 50 foit,
A Bill to incorporate the Bivinrs
ville Onto en Mantifnetring Company.
A lill I toathorise the South Westert
Rail Road Bank to esitlalish branches atm
agencies in this Si ste.
A hill to arneid an act ror retildinj
the city ol' Charleston.
A bill to define the terms on which th<
State will aid in ite construction ofl'urti
pike Roads and Canals. The Hous
struck otr the word *-eanals," which ha
been inserted toy the Senate, and maud<
some otner anendnenis.
A Bill in astilhorize a -susucription on he
half f tihe State, to the South Wesier
Rail Roil Batik. After this Bill was pas
sed4, Ithe Speaker declared his iisapprova
of certain ameidmnents mude by the Sen
ate, and stated that if the yeas and nay
hnd been ordered, he would have votei
against the RiH.
The Senate returnied a message; agree
ing tp ao imiledliaiely into ite electint 41
Lieutienatit Governor, and joined in i
ballot for that ilficer: Messrs. J. '. Reedl
asnd. J.. Reid, and J. S Richardson wer,
appointed( on part of the Hoinse to couu
On motion of Mr. Hurt, the Honse re
solved itself into a committee ol the Whole
Mr. Irby in the chair, tn the special or
der of te day; the report if the conmitt
on Federal telati4ins, ton certain resolt
tions from the Senate, respecitig the con
troversy between the States of Georgi
and Maine. Mr. Colcock opposed the re
olutions. and offered as a substitute, th
6illowing Preamble and Resolutions, whiel
were adopted. after a debate between Mes
-Resolutions, and Meqsrm. Burt. 3. A. (.if
houn, and A. W. Thomson, on the oppo
WIf K:RAS. this Legislature has learne,
with dleep concern, ihai a serious contro
versy has arisen hetween the States t
Georgin and Maine, in relation to an alle
ged vilpletion, on the part of the litter. i
that important areavisian gaf the ConIssit u
tintn of thes U;nitedl States. concerning th
!:pp)rehseusin and trial of "fugitives froe
AND WiaEREAs the Legislatuiro has ce
ceisved, no ollicial ientrmaition of the f.se
and circumtstances atteding this sujlee,
or of the couarse which sur sis'er Stre
Georgia, deems it dlue to herself and thi
t osiittiina to pursue.
AND WuaasAs, it is the solemnt duty.a
every mnemober sof this Confederac.y, tno
tect andh defend the National comspalci, ani.
so insist ons as stricltadfnithful olkservnei
of all ta pirovisions, bIy every sovereigi
Thenfore-, Resoled, That, with a view
to a full and correct uniderstandsing of ihe
subsjec.t, and the adoption uaf such meaasure
as our constituioual obligatiems mnay re
qutire, ithe Govertnor eof this State he re
qlue.,ted ins corre,jspon with the oavernoi
of Georgzia, and sabtasis exiact tasnd salici :
inftormtaton of tall thae partictulars re'ltiine
irs s le atllegeds insfrasciion oaf thae C anal,tituisa
safthle Unitedi St ntes. h:v the St:te of Mim.st
and all thbe paroceeditngs oseeunt there.
ont, anti tom unuienste the samen to thi
Legislature, at itssnext Session.
Otn moationt of M1r. Colesaek. the comm it.
tee ithent r ,se.
The ilowinig pSaptes, from the Senate
were taaken upa:
Ass Act ta amitend an Aer to lends the
credit of she State to secure any Loamt
which may be mnade by the Louisville
C isenemnatti asnd Chtalessn Rail Rade
Comantj;ty, which haid been read three
time-,in each House, was referred io the
Mr. Irbay, fromti the commrnittee of ithe
whosle, son the reposrt eaf thec commssittee on
F"edleral Reittisans, neasasal uitions fromta lie
Senaie, respaertintg ite contaroversy haetween
the St,ttes sofGesargia ande Ilsnine., repoarted
thte Preasnlie ansI Rtesealutionts adopajted la
thse comiatsatee oaf Ite whlels, as a subasti
tuate fsr thosse freomt the Sesnte; and after
seamte disctussison betw eens Messrs. D)esatns
sture, Ehnosre, F rsst, Colesack undsMemmtsin
ger, as teo ste dJis-oasiiiona to be madace of the
Sentate's Resolusaiosas; it was, on mlotiona of
Mr. Deanssure, ordered, that at mtessage
hse sent to ihe Sensate, tiskinig leave to
strike out iiheir Preamballe andI Resoatioens,
and, itn lieu thsereof, inasert thoase adeopted by
Mr. J. P. RteedI, from the committee to
connsa the votes fear liieutenansoavernar.
repaoried that B. K. Hlenugent; was duly
The following Acts. from the Seate,
wich had baeen read three tmes itn the
Sesate, and twice in the Hoeuse, were
read sthe third tinme, passed; andI returnued
to the Seniare. [See List of Acts.]
The House took a recess till 9 e'clock.
SIx o'clock, P. M.
The following Acts, whi.s I,..d ......y..
three regiqg In-the Sene .and two i
Ihe House, were read the third time, pas
sed, and roturned to the Senate; See Acts.
The following Bills, which had been
twice read in each House, received the
third reading, were passed, their titles
changed to Acts. and returned to the Sen
ate; [See Acts.]
A Bill to incorporate tie Metropolitan
Rail Road company: w the third
time, passed, its title shai n Act,
and r,-turned to the Sell tc.
A bill to make approprin ime Ithe
year commencing in Octo r, was
read a third time, amended, passed, its mi
tie changed to an Act, and ordered to the
The followirg Acts were returned by
the Senate and referred to the Engrossing
comittee. [See Acts:]
On motion ol Mr. Powell,
WF'-a&;DAT Dec. 19.
Oil motion of Mr. Rhett. the message
from the 11ouse, asking leave of the Senate
to strike out the Preamble :nd Resolutions
respecting the Georgia and Maitse contro
verey, was taken up. and the Senate refu
On nation, a tnes,4age was sent to the
I lotose., asking a conference on the subject.
The Senate then took up the following
Bills from tlhe Ilouse;
These Bills were read a third timie, passed,
title changed, and ordered So he returned to
tShe liouse. [See List of Acts.]
A imemsage was received from tht Ifouse
insisting on asking leave of the Senate tat
strike ot the 'reamble amd Resolutionis of
fith( Senate, in relation to tShe controversy
bet weei the States of Georgia and Maine;
laid oni the table.
A bill to establish certain roads, bridge
and ferries. the hill was read a third time,
passed. title changed, and ordered to he
returned to the flomse.
The Ilfuse sent fair conctrrence, the re
port aif the Committee of Wav. & Man,
on the report of the Commissimers ot the
matlters between the State and 11. Shultz.
agreeable to the resolution of the Legisla
tire or 1837; referred to the Comimitiee on
A nessage was received front the 1nouse
requesting the Senate to appoint a coit
- mittee of conference on the resolutions
a re"pecting the controversy between the
States of Georgia andl Maine.
'he Senate thenf took up the report cof
- the cmtminiitee of Finance, on ilie hill ia
f king apprapriatioms for the year 1838; and
A durig the reading of ale hill, the Seatate
, agreed to receive the
, Report of the Committee on Finance.
Ion lte report sif She committee of Ways
sal Means of the House in relation to the
matter hetween the State and 11. Shultz;
The htill wa- then laid on the table to
a await the cncurrence of the 1iouse in the
- Senate then took a recess to 6 o'clock.
S:x O'CLOCK, P. Or.
e The Senate met, and proceeded to bu
The Senate theneook. un the A nror
...a- ...< . - . ------ e 1 rte, and
I rred it to be returned to the House.
Mr. Rheti submitted the report of the
- COTmittee of Conference, an the Georgia
and Maine controvery, recomimending that
Senate recede from the refusal to grant
lea' - to iamend and adopt the amnendment
f re( ..a:ciended hv the House; agreed to.
Oi motimn of* Mr. Verdier, the resolu
4' 60a1ns fill lhe -1ub1ject of the reinoval of the
Seat of Goverament. ere takn up: aan
ais In ttimtion tam paostpone. time further cosn
idearatiion oaf the,,m tat the first aof Janry
naext, the yeas anal nays were requniread, anda
- are as faillows: Yeas 16-Navs 15.
Sm lihe lill was poss pioseal.
. Thme report acf she Military coaumittea,
m thme repcrt froam 11hlasmse, ;authoirizini
Siht A djutant tand I ltpctor General to
tmresacribme a uniform for Brigaadier Giener
f ;al. of Cavalry, amnd omiher Oilcers; was
'The report af the committee on Privilo
re.s anal Elecati a-, on the case of the laon
a ). E liger, wvas laiad att the table.
Mr. Rhlett presented time report of sIte
e---s,mitt* on EngkraSsed Acts; laid on ste
The Ilouese thmen repaired to mhe Sente
Chmaimber. anad the followisag Acts were rat
ified. [Seae List of A ct..]
II. OF REPRI:.SENTA TIVES.
ThatSemate WVjosv.sseAy I)ea. 19,
Th Snae e pursaat to adjmuram
.M r. Powell ofTeredl the following resolm
Resolred. that she salary of all civil of.
fiaaers aof the State shmall rease muponi their
ademise, or resignateio,n, ad sham mno nmnev
shall.hiereamfter he appropriated fair an'y
salariedl ofilcers, for any lontgerjperiosd thati
they have rendleresd actual service to the
State; aradered for conesidleramiaon tas-tmorraow.
Thie Senate stent a message. refumsing
leave so strike ouit the Resesintionis of the
Sena.e, on 'ho controversy bem ween Geor
ginm and Minme, andl inisert those adopted
hey the Ilomuse, an that smubject: a messate
imtaatimmg aon leave, was ressurnead.
Tlhe Senate returnetd, with its concur
tence, a raesolmutionm for the appsoimtnemntof
a spseciall coammissioner tot Kentucky, re
specting the Rail Roaad.
'The Same retmurned the following Acts,
whichm were refeared to the Engrossing
(See list of Acts.)
Mr. Elmtore sautmnimtead a Resolution on
tIhe suabect aof reamoving she seat ofn go
vernment; agreed to, and ordered to the
A smessage was receivead from the Sen
ate, issstmtg on reftusinig leave to amenda
the resolutions of the Seoate, on k
troversy between Georgia amid Mwr:
strikinig omnt and inserting, as prope
a formter Message otf the Ilouse.
Tme Hiause senit a message, asking a
c'ommetlttee of hFree Conference act time saub
ject and a ppoimnted Messrs. iltrt, C'olcock
D;awksa,D Desaussure, and IBellinger on she
Tme Senate returned a Message; con
cturring in time atppointnment of a caommnittee
of Free Cotnferenace, and unminig she coin
mcittee on its part.
Mr. Burt, from the Committee of Fres
Conference. on thi cntrersy. bet.
the Slatesof Georgia .bd- Maine: reported
that-it was agreed that The coliaittee on the
part of the Senate, would recoifmend the
acceptance of the sabsitute adopted by the
House, aid reconmended that the House
adhere to its substitute.
A message was received from the See
ate, granting leave to the House, to strike
out the Preamble and Resoutions, orihe
Senate, and insert the einendment propos
ed by the House,
The House then concurred in'the Re
port of the Senate, thus amended, and
ordered it to be returned.
The following reports were laid on the
Pro,it the committee on Roads. Bridge*
and Ferries on the memorial from Ham
burg, for authority to construct a Bridge or
Boa: to be impelled by steam or. borso
Of citizens of Edgefeld, for an amend.
ment of the Road Law.
From the committee on Agriculture, on
the several petitions of Wm . B. Villard:
and of Citizens of Marion- for aid to 'the
silk and Beet rpuiture.
From the Ju -0. ommittee. on the
several petition san Gregory and
Susan llreighil-aupt; and of William J.
The Senate returned with its concir
rence, ihe Report of the special cmmittee
on so much of the Governor's Message,
No I. as relates to cite resumption of
specie payments, and restoration of the
trade and credit of the ce intry.
The follstwing Reports. were considered
an1d tagreed to:
From the committee or Ways and
Means. on the petition of uundry citizens
of Barnwell, for the- Branch of the Bank of
the State, at Aiken:
From the mnedieni committee, on the
accounts of Drs E. J. Mimi, and Thos. J.
Mr. Echard reported that the following
Actm were ready forratificittion;
(See list of Aets ratified in the Journal
of the Senate.)
The Speaker and Members of the
H1ouse than attended in the Senate Chana
Iter, where the above mentioned Acts
were duly ratified.
Afier an exchange of verbal messages
respeciae adjourruet, the House adjour
ned sine die.
CONG RkSSIONA L.
11, OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WtAIIII NUTON, Dec. 17.
Petitions were then orderedl. and Mr.
Read of Mas-ancusetts. presented one for
mimiitine the government of Hayti, into
a free conmereial intercourse with the U.
Mr.Wise objected to the reception on the
grotund of amalgamation
Mr. Adams said char there was no good
and stiubstantial reason for not receiving
the petition. All petitions had been re
ceived unless some substantial and cogent
reason was, given against reception. No
such reasons now Presented themselves.
The right of petition was a right which
belon(ed to all nations, and which was
exercised lay the most despotic nations
slhe Sulan Ais-I'- -- -u"aft, iUP.
1 i" consta.ution of the Utited States
spoke ofthis right and recognised it in the
'ullest termns-i so direct a manner that
the poit required no discussion.
The speaker here made some remarks
ulmn points of order.
The ltnude adjourned, without a voto
upon the sulject tinder debate.
\VAsniNGTON, Dec. 18.
HOUsE OF REPRtESENTATVIIVES.
Subiject of D)ebat.e oninued from yester
day.---Shall the Pesitiona be received ask
ing for the est;ablishmtentt oif a civil arnd di
ph,mnatic iitere'curse bietweena this Gov'
ertnment aend I :ayti!"
Mr. Grennell, of Massachuiseits, was
emntitle'd to the &lor. lHe spoke at smn o
length arn reply to Mlr- Wise, and in de
ltnce ohfthe right of Pettionm, and especial
ly in behtalf'of the reception of the petition
befoare the Hiouse
Mr, Wise interrupted Mr. Grennell, and
said tha.t if the petition is received, and
the' praver granteda, hinyti will he sendting
a Black Minister he:e, anal we shall be
sendling a Whlite Minister to Hanyti.
Mr. Grennell continued antI spoke neae
ly uno hour, when Mr. lFil'mmoe, of New
York, mtoved for the postponement of tite
subject until pietitioins had been received
fromt the tither Stares
A moation wvats then made for the Pre
viola, Quaeiion, andi another to -lav the
subhject ali ithe table. The latter motion
tooak pirecedence, andit the question was,
"Shall the mohtioni to receive the petition
be la.id on the tanble?" The aves and
nioes were decmandted. and thet vo'te stood,
;iyeN 65, noes.121, andI so the motion was
The motion for the Previous Question
wtas than pt aind carried, and the main
question erdered byv yeas andl nays..
Mr. l.egare, of A. C., while the Hesse
was divided, asked if lie might not aisk the
n elean who movedi che Previoius Ques
tion to withdraw it.
The Speaker said that it was too late..
Mr. Legare saidl it - extremely un
ercortos not to allow ' eches mnade
to he ansaweredl.
The Speaaker aid that it was not in or
dIer tea interrupt the division
Mr. Legare remarked that the result
would he very unfortunate to the Country~
aind took his seat.
The House their ordered the yeas and
nays upon the reception of the ptetition.
andi decided to receive it by a vote of 157
Mr. Reed, of Mass., who presenited thre
petition, thea.n moved that it he committed
to the coinanittee on Foreign Affatirs.
Mr Wise movedi that it be laid on the
Mi'. Reed askedl for the yeas and nays
which were ordered.
The yote was, yeas 84, noes 105, and so
the pietition was referred to the coammittee
can Feoreign Affairs.
Mr. Saltonastall, of Mass., presented a
petiticn eainhar to that offered lay Mr.Reed
in regard to Hanyti.
M r, Legare obje'ctedl to reception, anid ar
giedt the poit-dec.tlaring that the article
of the Constitution allowing the right of
petititn dhi not inecessarily admrrit the
right of petiion. The Constitution saidt
in the very same arnce ht. Gn '