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Thursday Morning, $epteibor 21,'1866
We give most of our space -to the
proceedings of the Convention, which,
no doubt, is the most interesting matter
we could, furnish our readers. We sliall
continue the proceedihgs from day to
day until complete.
"How to vote? How to obtain Par
don," is a title of a very instructive
workjust issued by Mr. P. Wai.su,
Augusta. For reterence and inferna.
ti'on, it is invaluable-every one should
have a copy.
The copy before us, and which we ac
knowledge receipt of, is weil printed,
on very good paper. Messrs. LADD
Bzos. has them for sale.
Reader. do you wish to smoke a fine
cigar ? If so, go to the store of LAnp
Bnos, where can be 'procured as good a
cigar as can be found in the narket.
We acknowledge the receipt of some
samples from the firm, and can say, be
ing somewhat of,a judge, they are good.
- CO.UXBIA, 18th Sept., 1865.
Pn- NEws: The Convention has
finally fairly engaged in business. The
sovetal Committees are ready to offer
the, matters referred to them,for the con
sidetation of the Convention. The Or
dinance of secession has been repealed,.
only three members voting against the
repeal. . This places thu Btate, accord.
ing to our view of OtaLes rights, back
into the Union.
The business before the Convention
is very heavy, and wilLprobably require
two more weeks to finish it. The
emancipation of slavery will be recog.
nizod ; the t Pariah system abolished
the election of Governor givqn to the
people and he given the veto power ;
taxesIwill be required to be laid ad
valoremn.and. unifor'mly throughout the
State, and other radical changes made in
The Convention will also petition the
President for the pardon of Messrs. DA.
.Vie, STiENS, MAGRATHI and TRuN
If anything interesting) "ocurs you
will hear frdm me again.
The'following order is published for
the bonefit of ourcitizens, who vill per
ceive tyit that givil law reigns sufreme
in our State:
DPu'T oF r3UTiH CAROLINA,
HLToN HkAD, S. C., Sept. 8, 865.
Generdl Orders, Noe, 30.
Inodrtermv al eeming con
flic ofjursdieionbeteenthe civil and
militaty authorities' through6i th&
Ste of South Carolina; promote' he.
rreservation of quiet .and gooJ Or
der ; relieve the people as much as pos
sible fronm adl nneeessaty reitroats of
iarttial ~uw ;'d r~educe the, ap4n'ses
of thqi siilitja *establishinent it, a
* . ~'iia: That the Superior u04r Circuit
Proycst Courts, wi~btdei p
tion 3%bg forer, and shafi have; as
oeggszano t try, and , a iudieate all
~eses w"hroin -Or8Edynena odther per
~GrBof teolf te~* direcdly-ot: ind't-eetly
a e i eBureu d fdge
Krdeds ahd ii'ed Tbands.
eSteur'd. hf3 ,W~yot& uMy be
oeriedand all i1 tii 'aneIjjate
cer who hall J) o tkp the Avoe~
oM~ )a eaaj ~,And ,'a~,t
wI~ b~ ~k~e4tor
K. eo nt 4 nAlmi
absecoo the military,will, in all cases,
be immediatolt. reported, and the. cus.
tody of, peibn or - porsons arrested
promptly transierred to the nearest mili..
tary conmander. Tim fuInMctiims of civil
officers, who disregard this order, will be
By command of Major-General Q. A.
W. L. M. BURGEn,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Official: JA.%E DuBois' Captain
Commanding Post, Winnsbolro, S. C.
[From the Columbia Phoenix.]
J O UR N A L
Convention of the People of Sontli Carolina
WEDNESPAY, SEPTEMBER 18 1865.
Pursuant, to the poclamation of His
Excellency, B. F. Pcinny, Provisional
Governor of the State of South 'Caroli
na, providing for the calling of a Con.
vention of the people of State, to assem.
ble in Columbia, on, Wednesd4y, the
13th of September A. D.. 1863, the
Delegates' from the several Election
Districts of this State, assembled in tie
Baptist Church, in the town of Colum.
bia, on thiIs day, at 12 o'clock m.
On motion of Mr. Robertson, of Fair.
field, Mr. F. J. Moses, a delegate from
Sumter, was *called to the chair. The
Chair then proceeded to appoint Mr. J.
B. Norwood, a deleeate from Darling.
ton, and Mr. F. W. McMaster, a dele
gate from Richland, temporary Secre
The credentials of the following indi.
viduals were then exhibited, -and their
names enrolled as members of the Con.
From Abbeville-Messrs. D. L.
Wardlaw , S. McGowag, Thomas Th -
sen. W. A. Lee and J. W. HparQE
From All Saints-Mr. W. A. De
From Anderson-Messrs. J. L. -Orr,
John Wilson, Alexander Erwin, W. S.
From Barnweill-Messrs. A. P. Al
drich, J. J. Brabham,'J. M. Wltaone.
From dhester-Messrs. James Hemp
hill,- A. P. Wylie. C. D. Melton.
From Cheterfield-Messrs. John.A.
Inglis, Henry Melver.
. From Christ Church-Mr. R. T.
From Clarendon -Messrs. Jas. Mc.
Canley, John Peter Richardson.
From Darlington-Messrs. David C.
Milling, J. H. Norwood, J. E. Byrd.
From Edgefield-Messrs. W. S. Mob.
ley, G. 1?. Tilhnan, R. G. M. Dunovant,
F. W. Pickens, Paul H. Hammond.
From Fairfield-Messrs. James H1,'
Rion, John Bratton, William R. Robert
- Fron Greenville-Mesers. William
HI Ierry, James P. Boyce.
From Horry-Mr. Joel B. Skipper.
From Kershaw--Messrs. A. D. ood
wyn, L. W. R. Bair. -
From Landaster-,Mcsars. R. M.
Sims, J. L. Reed.
. From Laurens-Messrs.. C. P. Sulli
van, WM. Mills, Jr -A. W. Moore, B.
Fron Lexington-Messrs. L. Boo
ser, John Fox. .Q c
From 'Mario*.-Messrs.. .Q c
Duffle, Wmn. S. Wis'oti St. H. Beeves.
Frott Marlboro-Messrs. T. 0.
WeAtherly, C. W. Dudley~.
From Newborry-Messrs. E. P. Lakce,
Henry Summer, B. Stewart.
7From Orange-J. H. Morgan. -
From Pimckens- Moer. - Edward
EHorddon 4. B.3 Johnim, Mxatier
Srom-Re ad-ees . -~y
IofrWs..Wllace, F.W. Moldaster;
FldS.Andfer's--Mr . m;ard
~Mr S. Jure' Goose Creek-Mr.
Froma J"$Jatnet$entee-M. J. T.
'From -Sb.Gee-go D orchester-Mr.
From Sb. MattiewA-'-Mr. T. Ji Giod
Fr~tn et ~~r~ 4L C. Smar.
*Frome Et. Phillp'li~nd &t Miei4~'
-..-I9se ?ales Macbeth, Alfred at4
lae, T . Dawkin, Win. J. Keenu.) A
Fro W Williamsburg- Mr. "A. t
Frotni Winyah-Mr. R. Dozier. '
From York-Messr. R. A. Rfss. '
W. C: 3eatty, W. C: Black, Ca'dwalla.
der Jones. t
The Convention then proceeded to 4
ballot for permanent. President, with the C
Whole number of votes cast 100
Necessary to a choice - . 51
Mr. D. I.- Wardlaw received 42 votes.
Mr. C. W. Dudley, received 36 votes. A
Mr. T. N. Dawkins ieceived 9 votes. t
Whole number'of vetes cast 101'
Necessary to a choice, 51i
Mr. D. L. Vardlaw received 55 votes. t
Mr. C. W. Dudley re-eived 35 votes. t
Mr. T. N. Dawkins received. 9 votes. t
Blank . 1
The Chair announced that Mr. D. L. t
Wardfaw, having received a majority of
the votes cast, WIs duly elected perina.
nent President of the Convention. *
On notion of Mr. Aldrich,
Resolved, That a Committee of three
be appointed to conduct the -President
elect to the chair.
The following gentlemen were up.
pointed : Messrs. Aldrich, Ed ward Frost
and John A. Inglis
Tho PresidenL elect' then addressed
On iiotion of Mr. Orr, it was
Resolved, That the President appoint
a Clerk, messenger and door-keeper for
On motion of Mr. Orr,'it was
Resolved, That a Cominittee of
Three be appointed to wait on Govern
or Perry, inform ' him that thd Conven. t
tion was organized,.had elected the Hon. c
1). L. Wardlaw President, aid was
ready to receive any communication he il
may be pleased t6 mtike.
Mr. Aldrich introduced the following C
reqolutions, which, on motion of Mr. Dud- e
ley, wore ordeted to lie on the table : 4
Resolved, That under the present ex- I
traordiinary circuionstances, ,.t is both e
wise and politic to accept the condition f,
in which we are placed ; to endure pa.- (
tiently the evils which weocannot avert
or correct, and to await cally the time
and opportunity to effect our.deliver. t
ance front unconstitutional rule. t
Resolved, That a Committee, to con
sist of one member from each Judicial (
District, ba raised, to prepare business
for the Convention. and to which shall
be referred all matters relatitg to the I
public welfare of the State. -t
Mr. Orr, from tho Committee appoint.
ed to wait upon His Excdilency the o
Governor, reported that His Excellency t
will communcate with the 4orivention c
to-morrow, at 12 o'clock m.
On motion of Mr. Frost, it was .
Resolved, That.a Cotnmittee -of'Threo r
be appointed to proparo and report rules f
for the government of the convention. t
Messrg. Vrst,.Moses and Inglis were
appointed the colnlittee. c
On motion of Mr. MWlton, it was or- a
dered that.the returns of the ranagers e
of Elections for 8t. Luke's-be6 referred to 1
a Comnmittee of Three, to investigate r
and report thereonm.
Whereupotnthe .Prpsident. appointed di
Messrs. Melton, Aldrich and Orr of the o
Mr. Ingli. olieored the following reso- 6
lution s, which, on motiori of Mr. 0Orr, n
were postpopedlfbr fdrthier cnierto
until to-rjiotmow, at 2 9lock p. mn. n
Rvatolved, That the foll9ging comit~, b~
tees be appointed, rqmd a.. chairman of b~
oach he design~ted byv tbo Presidntof.
1. A Qt~ mitte 'consisting ef t
member from 'ad$ J'ddicial isetrict i& t~
.the State ppr bnted in this Conyon, 'a
tion, to be'sty)l 4,'Tige;.C(omniles og~ U. q
2.sttuAo olf /,to whojcihl
be referred- al pr6po tiqn# tonachIntg the
Constitution, otherapodeling, altrdng
or amending o e sano
2.ACorn Itt e of thi'toeen a
bere, to the a je W ft. '
ferred all prop go .jg e
tions of tehisS t.. to the QnverWJ~
the Unrited St'.
frto be a
hall be referred al.ropostions of inat
era to be ordahieder resolved by this
'onvotien not 'proprty or ex'olusiyely
eferrable to y oe of the othei coin..
a1ttees herein provided fori.
6. A commiittee of seven members,
u be styled "Tie CoInnittee on Print.
ng," which shall be charged with pro.
uring such printing io be done as sliall
required b tli dan.vetion, and su
erintending the execution -of the same.
Mr. Pickens offered the following Or.
linance, which o:r motion, was ordered
9 lie on the tablie :
We, thc Delegates of the people of the
ute of South Carolina, in General Con
ention niet. do Ordain, That the Ordi
ance passeq in convention, 20th of De.
ember, 1860, withdrawing this State
rom the Federal Union, be, and the
ame is hereby, repeale'd.
The fortunes of war, together with
he proclamatiotis of the President of
he United States ahd the generals in
he field commanding, having decided
hat domestic slavery is abolished ;
herefore, unler the circumstances, we
equiesce in said proclamations, and do
ereby ordain itnplicit obedience to th
onstitution of the United States, and all
%ws made in pursnance thereot.
On motion of Mr. Simonton,
Ordered, That wvhen the convention
djours, it h0 adjourned to meet to.
riorrow, at I Po'clock a.'m.
Mr. Rion-That to-merrow be would
Mer certain amendments to the resolu.
ions offered by Mr. Inglis.
On motion of Me. Simonton, the coW
'ention was-adjourned1 at 5 oclock p..nI.
J. 'T. Nonwoo,i
F. W. MCMASTrR,
Secretaries'of the Convention.
THUI.8DAV. SEPT IDER -14,' 136-.
Pursuant to adjournment, the Conven.
ion met at II a. in., and was called to
rder by die President.
Mr. Winsviith introduced the- follow.
1esolved, Triat each day's proceedings
f this Convention be opened with pray.
r. That the Rev. Mr. Bovce be request.
d to officiato thii-norniqi, and that, the
"resident of the Convention be request.
d t invite some clrgyman to 'per.
rm that duty fot eacli succeeding
Rev. Mr. Beyce theii offered a pray.
r, after which the rresidert announced
hat he had, under the resolution of
he day previous, appointed J. T. Sloan
lerk of the Convention, and 'Mr. Win.
1. McGregor, Ynessenger, and Janies
Vindsor, Door keeper.
Mr. Andrews offered the follow.
1g resolution, which was agreed
Rfcsve.v, That tho' representatives
fthe press' be, permitted seats on
lie floor, subject to the direction of the i
Alr. Frost, from The committee ap
ointed to prepare rules for the govern.
lent of ~the Couventioni made the I
ylowing. report. - which wasa agreed
-"Th-t they-reconmmond the adoption
f the Rules of the Senate of this State
s adopted Nofemiber, 1848, and aniend.
d Decemaber, 1856, and printed inI
857, by order of thme Hiouse of Itap.
sasntatives. except Rules 14, 1 5, 18, .i
6, 27, 28; 35 and 34, with the ad-.
itiqu of the following, to be the first in .t
rder' -. '
"'the President and'sixty-two roem,
or. shall bo a quorum to transact bunsi
Ansi:the- comlmittee fulrther reco -
mend that 200 sorpies, of thesue an~
e.printed for il e u ne of itezi~~
Mr. uglis intwduced anOiam
> kglare in present forei l~~
ition and LawA heretofore A~
ad ,private, den~
6ng a'd eletiomi tu4 '
es engNo 1uq,!9!Pi9
Oternor, was i
arry, Private 4~k'
Sab oi i
'Yecom npen c
owance,, incliding two days attendance
n the coivention. as mny. be dne. inq
Lecording to t he- rule of componsatior'
Ixod by the c;onvention.
Nit. Inglis introduced an Ordinance to
tbolish slavery in this State, which wa
rdered to lie on the table atid ordored
'o be printed.
On motion of Mr. Orr,- the rooh
,ions proposing, the appointmewt. of
.ertain Standing committees, was taon;
Mr. Inglish asked permission to with
raw the resolutions ;on this subject,.
proposed by him .the day previons.
Leave granted anudhe resolitions with.
Mr. Rion moved .the appointnmeht of
Mr. Sullivan introdnced the follow+
ne resolutions, which were ordered tO
.e roterrbd to the appropriate Stand
ng Committees, when appointed, aid
rAered to be-rinted;
1. Resolved, That the State of South
"arolina will restore her political rei
.ions with the Governmentbf the Uni.
ed States by returning to the Uniohii
ind that . this Convention . will adopt
mh measures as, in their judgm'ent,
vill accomplish that object.
2. Resolved, That the Cionstitutien of
Jhis State shall be so altered and amend.
d s to require the election of Qovernor,
.f the State to be madodby the people ofr
Ah Stale entitled to exercise the tiglit
3. Resohbed, That it is the opinion or
Ahis Convoition, that the election of:
Ilector8 of Pr6ide ut - ai Vibth'sj
hunt of the- United Stateg sliouid _
lande by the people of the State eiti.
led to 'exercise - th.rights of'suffre
ud that the Provisional Governor 6i.
respectfully 'requestod to coiunuuioat
Ihis resolution . to t)e ..next Lepis
ature. with art earnest requaat tas
hey pass the neceugary - enactmoe'
Lo carry into effect the objgt' of .this re
4. Aesolved,.. That hereaftir the-e
ihould- be hut one TreAstird of the .tateo
who shall hom his ofse0 at th e of
lovermnehLt pthat 'ille'office df rnt&
Lroller-General .be abolished ; ad.
heoffices of S'-cretary, of StI''d
iurvoyor-Goperal shall'also b6 it
he seat o Goveinioni..
5. Reolv.d, That the Witinks oflhli
Courts of Appeal and for the Correction
A Errors shaltll be hl4 only at thf set
)f Government, 1ipless the r'la.re
uhould otherwise provide for their teni.
lorary sittings, in case 6f .w o i
coae de fcntagiois cdis~oid .
Mr. Orrintrodncel th 2fll0 v rye
mut.ions,'which were iored t q r , r
hrrd to tihe appropriate tstnding o
nittees, *hen appointo(1:
I. The election -el Meno4l t 1
inle by -the people.
2. Thaho shall b're el
Sp. Thathe shall h in a
talifled 'eto ipb6n'tl 0e
4. ThIait'the basis o' r r t
he 9.usO of Reyrosert h
he white populoti 0
5. That the -nbin -~t
uoalng the *Ioutih~
6. Th a $p ~j
an fo cri ne, af~g diedThlgoj
~foreyer prol ibited n I~ State.,i
rtur.huil b '~e i
limo orthe o en br &