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-WINNSORO S. C., T1UESDXYAY'MORiING SEPTEMBER N26E16R>
--k 1 ,185. N1MBEIR84
fi'lE TRIWFElYt BEWS:
the Department of quth Carolina, in
referenO to'a seeWing rOnflict. between
the civil and military authorities of the
State; and that.alldifculties were sat
. isfactorily arranged. 'the civil lawi, the
Cout, .and civil officers ofrthe'State are
restored, and their finetions will ndt be
interfered. with by the militry authori.
ties, except in cases, where freedmen
and persons .of color, are . concerned.
These cases have been I assigned to the
Courts of the Provost Marshals for ad.
.judicatio, till . the cotppletion of the.
President's polie of reconstrrctdon.
All other cases will.be heard and decided
by the civil and municipal courts under
mnd according to the laws of South Caro
It is also a source of cotqgratulatiqn to
know that the colored troops, whose
atrociouapconduct has disgrced the ser
vice and filled the publio. mind withthe
most horrible apprehensions, have been
withdrawn fiom the intbrior of totatte,
and arato be. pjaced in garrisons on the
conat, .where they can do no farther mis
chief, Ii all .f my personal interviews
with tho. P'esident, n4i in all of my dis.
. patches to him, Iurged this.course most
earnety,. The white troops are, I be.
lieve, doing their duty beneficijllyto the.
country, in preserving the peace and
good prder of the State, It isthought
thakheir 'prqsence amongst pa or some
timt yet will be ieces.gry, in order to
enfqrce- the relative dudiesiof-the freed.
- jnen nud employers.
In conclusion, gentlemen, I would in.
voke.theAlmighty to watch, ov r all
or 4lib.rations, aid c*rect your'd.
orestfhonor andl i f ur lefoved
State. ., f
STATE COAVERT N
MOOlDAY,, '.ITENh) is 8 18 .
At i~te hour 0o *hiqu , h joit o
was Ajotirned, - te rqsid~ e f R he
chair, Ad the up s qi opeoiq
wih pryr by,
pared e ibited his d~n sazden
-rolled isis uses a a beh~e cq:
po onid a 4ign
ad t6 4
f or ti fo Ar~
I. soiiwVqttth ~
men s ilsaby
g! -m _rpY]a 1.e
vide the 0W t o th o .
- ~ *set
port~on the propriety of so 'ataendiig
the constitution as to .substitute for the
word "Districts," wherever it, occurs in
that instrument, the word "Cointies;
and for "Disttict," the word "County ;"
with leave to report -by ordinance or.
Mr. Fatow introduced the following
sectiorifor the bill of rights ; which was
referred to the 'committee on -amend,
mqnts to the oonstitution:
Voter sball in all cases except trea.
8o), felony or breach of the pqace,- be free
from arrest in going to, during their at.
tendance at, and in returning home from
. Oh motion of Mr. Robertson,
Ordred, That when this convention
adjdurns, it be adjourned to meet to.mor.
row, at 11 o'clck, a. m.
Mr. Tillman introduced the following
resolution ; which was referred to the
committee on the Legislative Depart
ment: -~UEo atv eat
P'ROPOSE9D CA$8E OF TitE CONSTITUtt0i.
The General Assembly may erect
new Judiciail Districts, but every such
Jjudidial District shall .lisewise cousti
tute a new election distriot, and shall be
entitled-to a Senator 'and Representa
tives in the General Asqembly, upon the
same basis as the election distriots pre
scribed by the constitution : , .Povied,
That no new Judicial -Election District
shall be firmed of les area than five
hundred.uquare miles, nor shall .any die.
,trict-eitablished hy this constitution be
reduced below five hundred square miles.
At the first genteral election subsequent
to-the next,. appointiaent of representa.
tives after the establishment of a new Ju.
dicial IeotiQn District. suen Dist rict shall
be allowed to choose its-Senators and as
nmany lepresentatives as.the general as.
sembly may direct.; to'b' taken frpm. the
quota or Iiiotas of election diatrict or
districts, out of which such now District
shall have hen erected.
. Mr. Dudley introduced the follow.
ing resolutionit; which were- referred to
the comniittse on :aeundments. to the
Reold. Thatieresftr. no meney be
apprgpriatid by the Legislature,- nor the
ertdit of the Stato be.: lent, for in;4rnal
improvementa,: or in aid of enterprises of
indvidqals or corporations, unless. itsball
have bee se deternted by a vote, of
1*44hirds of both branches of the whole
I.Mr."oNrwepd ittroduced the follow.
ing resuoan; which was referred to the'
committee.on 'Orainances and Ibqolu.
Rsoked, That, under existing cir.
s11tan cpA, it. W.O policy of outh
tote eh~urage:immigtatIon foM
Thit in the opinioi of-this
e 0 he-'legislttrre should,".*s
io~n is odssible, -devise sone scheme for
WUdttig 4d encodkragig such immi.gra.
[6- y'ik deed'the following
lolc0 4 referid to the
4ndlie otdlnanoes ahd r"o
(Lhat the 4iexte Legislature
iOpa a practies
"County" for 'District" in, the Constitu. I
Mr. Hammond made a report on reso <
lutions to raise a'police force; which was c
agreed to. .
The Convention proceeded to the
consideration of general orders-report
of the Committee on Ordinances and
Resolutions, on an Ordinance to declare
slavery abolished, and on other payers;
Sundry amendments were propos
ed, - and , the following was final.
ly adopted, by a vote of yeas 98,
"The slaves in South Carolina hay
ing been do facto emancipated by the a
tion of the Government of the
United $tates, neither slavery noZ
involuntary servitude, except as a pun.
ishment for crime, whereof the par,
ty - shall have been duly convicted,
shall ever be re-establishba in this
Mr. Melton,, from the Engrossing
Oommittee, reported an. Ordinancq to
repeal . the Ordinance of' Secession, as
engrossed and ready f9r ratification ;
which .was forthwith ratified in due
The. Convention adjourned at half. 1
Ast 3 p. ,r.; to mieet ,t9-morrow at 10
,VPEDN9SPAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1865.
The Convention was opened with
prayer by Rev. A. W. Moore.
.Mr. MoMaster introduced the, fol.
lowing. -resolution, *hich was ordered
to be printed, and to be laid on the
Resolved, That the Governor shall
always reside, during the sitting of
the Legislatire, at the place where the
session may . be held; ;at all other
timewhe-shall habitually. reside atCol.
umbla, so long as it remains the seet, of
Mr, . McGowan - introduced the fol.
lowing as- an addition to the 4th Sec
tion - of the (Ordinance to declare in
force the Constitution and Laws here.
tofore in force," &a. :. -
".Provide, Aopoever, That in case
suit shall be brought upon any such
cqutacta or obligations, not, by their
termi, payable in gold, or in othr.speci.
fled manner, and entered into between
the first day of Jamiary, A. D. 18683,
and tb tenth day- of May 4865, the
measure of recovery shall be ,tha -,tye
value at the time of trial of the property
pontraoted for.; but, in ascertaining this
value reference shall be had to the con.
dition of, the property at the timoof
contract. , -And in all such cases, the
ddfen4anbt may , show such Ve
without specially pleading thq sanio.
r Andtews announced. the fo1lw.
ing amendment, to the third section
of the first article .of.thie Conqtitution,.
proposinjg to strike out the se9tion, and
imaert the fullowing; whiclh was agreed
.:Esoh Judicial District in .1bo State
shall 064tlitute one Slection District
e1oept.. Qharleston District,. ,wiph
alil .eI divide& latp three, 3lpt4or
Distriows The AMt . pouisting ,f 'all
ths.fe - qi the ..cil$ of, Cbar)ston
yhi aies ]a$ of 4he1 middle threi4 of
Ein streetin said oitie thro ut its
iia to We calle4 u 1
Mai tje econd o 6 ja 1
4arwbieh ]lies ,Weiof- 6
;'0 to be pall 073
oNft rof te oJudici~ D~iI
ot the rpoprte i~t o 1
e Ka$O V a gtr as .e
iroceedings were opened with prayer.
The discussion of the representation
luestion was continned, and sundry
LmenAdments were ordered to be laid on
he table. *
The report of the Committee on
kmendments to the Constitution was or
lered to lie on the .table.
The repQrt of the, Committee on the
egislative Department was taken up
or consideration, was discussed and was
inally agreed to.
The report of the Committee on the
Legislative'Departme)nt, on a resolution
i to the qualification of voters, was re
SATURDAY, SEPTEMItR 28, 1866.
The President took the Chair, and the
)roceedins were opened. with prayer.
Mr. ion introduced a resolytion,
vhich was agreed to, that it be referred
o the Committee on the Executive De
>artment to inquire and report upon the
Apriety of giving to the Governor a
Mr. Orr offered the following resolu.
,ion, which was ordered t. be printed :
'The Secretary of Stato, Comptroller.
leneral and Treasurer, shall be elected
)y the qualified voters of the State, at
he same general election when the
lovornor and Lieutonant-G6vernor are
The report of the committee on the
hudicial Department, on a proposition
hat the Judges.and Chancellor be ap
sointed by the Governor, subject to the
onfirmation of the Senate, was agreed
Mr. Melton intreduced an ordinance
o provide for th- first ensuing election
if Governor and Liqutenint Governor,
ud for members of the first ensuing
Ieneral Assembly of the State 6f South
Jarolina ; which was ordered to be print.
id, and to be'laid on the tabl.
Mr. Jones introduced the following
-solution : which was referred to the
Jommitte on Amendments to the Con
Resolved, That hereafter there shall
be a capitation tax laid, by the General
Asembly, on all male inhabi ants of
his State, between the ages of twenty
>ne and fifty .year. wiich shall never
>e les tban .one-fourth of t4e tax laid
in one .hundred . dollars worth of
and. Baks wrho
Mr. Black introduced a tsolutionj;
which was referred to the Committee
m Amendments to the Constitution :
Vhe Geoeral Assembly is forever
ieroeter prohibited fr.h exempting
he property of , any corporation,
seociatiqa or individual from taxa
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wben It will! become necessary. to choose
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September 20, 1865.
sept 28 '05-8
BY THE PRO VISIONA L GOVERNOR.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT S. C.
MnE 18, 1866.
W HHREAS, it, is repregented that in
many portions of the State there is
great disturbance abd apprehousion- from.
fvawiess persons, *lio are thieving, maraud.
ing and committing nets of violence' remote
from the military garrisons stationed at tife
Court Houses; and whereas, Brigadier Gen
eral Ames, commanding (he Northwestern
portion of the State, has suggested the or
ganization of a militia police force in each
Distrio6tof his command, to act in concert
with his forces in preserving order and
peace in the community ; and whereas It is
supposed that the other military command..
era will hare no objections to aid and assist
ance on the part of the citizens in suppress
ing crime and maibtaining . order ; an4
lhereas, also, It appears that President
Johnson has sanctioned and authorised the
Provisional Governor- of Mississirpi to or.
ganize a similar force in that, State, and has
rorbidden'the military, authorities thetto
Interfare with suh organizations :
Now, thorefore. I, DENJAMIN FRANIC
UN PERRY, Provisional Governor of the
State ofSouth Carolina,do proolaim,order and
Ueolare,thatjthere shall-he formed and orgas
ihed in each Judicial District one .or more
militli companies for a home plice, to'act
under and be auxiliary to the militry garri
son of such District In preventing. orimes
6nd preserving the peace of the District.
'lheo companies will consist of a Captazqand
three Lieutenants and eighty men, scattered
4 ver the District so as to be easily accessi
ble from all points w'ere any distdrbance
may occur. When the companies are form
ed they will report, through their Captains,
to the respective Brigadier-Generals com
manding In South Carolinaand to the Provost
Marshals at the respqctive Court Houses,
oad fNom them receive their Orders. When
arrests have been made, they will turb the
offenders over to th'e oivil' authorities -or
IrIng'them before the Provost MArshal for
t'ial atsd punishment, according .to the
t4rms of- agreement betweenGetieralsboIe
and Gillmore and inyself as to the respe
Live jurisdictIon of the civil and uilitasyau.
thorities in South, Carolina. ;
This police guard will be voleuntary in Ai
organization, and shool'd beo osed of
notoe but discreet persons' ofatssl * and
ohhrater'in the dointatnity, , Iwh'6
Ing.to'kender, their serviegpiorp y yha
the occasion' roqulres. it Is thi t,h0"
the btir otganisation 9f such iei 4T
r~~jfen p In p e e g~ e 11
doers will kow th LhOe Is 'ower, 'at
hhndeko afreftth' -anb theiutebi
Wike *It, 1 Wbe bi d a d' 1'sy
wiiVel i . ot this t,
atld be, as U
s ato hab 4
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