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VOL.11.] WINNSBORO, S. C., WE)NESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22, 1868.
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THE hILENT PRAYER
Sihe prayed ; watched her nightly
On her knees besido the bed.
Aoti for a whilo eath prayer itne
I he-trd the words she Sitil.
Anel tei-i- *iere f7l1 a silence
Oil her bored head, and I thought
My senses hal heen sleeping
Iince lier words I had not caught.
Bu dilly as4 (the tiight came,
Camne that silet prayer again
I marked her lips unmoving,
And 1 knew the mystery then.
Wa" she praying for (lie living ?
Was sh1 praying for I he ulend ?
T 1er 4 was no s -ibing. sighing,
Anl noli ;t tear was shed.
sh. wi fraie in, her beantiy,
A< a et't he bh lie last
Wi lie 1ra-.1 f x sweet pI tlence
.rill sh lt el i - or h ' in g?
Si 1.111 I'il( ?i I 'It'
W hIto -hItall 1, 11 .3-t of, i -: .. ir ..1* -
6!he i .m -il . - m) .l - 1.' o er.
In a hl i.C alj p Ier( .
(one like sau.; fr.m V.f I.X'i O .
(lone like i:nsa ri fronI :ha.e %.
In tier ali'ae' i ho t' 1 m.iriting
She w-s Iso.',' he'u i tie --ile.
She iever t ol'. in d!yinug
Biut we 114-; di n -1 if
Wheni t i hr to :i so fatir:
Fie Willh lilies onlltl hebsoin,
Fair as btlies aind 1.4 sweet ;
Fair. witl slitimlihor on her forehlead,
Fair with silence at her feet.
Era the ieand of death could reach her'
She hall Iliwi to meiet his hiss ;
Ere anoth'er latti coul claim tier,
She was far nway 'roin this.
840 was heyotid our 1.inih li(.
Sie wia hrent hist? it' lV eiir.
Aiin- with her C're l :,
In the stiwdw ' .' i
(i ':'d n -Muua
RING STREAKED ;v'.D _.R; .1D
At ten mimitt- pait 1 o'--luek. Tjim- 1
othy IItrl'V (white), delug (14! firami
Berkeley Ditrict, minitted I t rotMrim,
ani: tihe fo1ll.owing langitnge called the
convemniont to order : iill iersonis iwio I
aire not mmbers of the conventiot will i
plen-'- retire behind the bar. I do not.
inen the spiritual har, but tIm wooden
har, wi)t the exception of members of
the pre.a, vho have vressed themseves
On motion of Mr. James M. Ritatd,
of W insboro, Col. T. J. Robert.;: , of
Rielinsid, wits tletted temporary C Fair
Mani, and on taking the Chair adiressed
the coiventiott l as follows:
Gentlemen of the Con vention We,
the delegates of the loyal people of South
Carolina, ate assembled hetro for tile
ptr pose of restoring our Si ate to proper<
relations tu the Fe'deral Union. It bie
comies us to0 fime a con atittion both
jusat an:1 liberal4 which wuill guarantee
gni tt orglt, regardless of race,
e' '., (rnmnu eumb dtion, and i a ch
wti e.:p;)y witir tPie Reconstr'uction acts1
of Ctngr'ess. thereby ensutring our speedy
adflmission)4' in 1wiUin.
Getnit leens 1 trhest there will be no
class legisbtttion. , I wanut. tis body to
act promptly, harmonious'ly antd- jutdi
ciously, andi in such' a- mannter as wiitmre
flect credit upotn itwW~I atrd' sbouro the
confidence of tho S'tate- it represents;
and I hope, by your kind assitstrtace, to
WV. J. McKiley, of Ohtangbu'r , (col
ored,) 'was chosen temporary -e'reta
By direction of the chiair the Si-creta
s'y tread General Orders No. 100, conven
i~ig t~ydy, and called thme roll- of
.Nhiuty'Lwe responded to their naties,
and~ te chair anaonneetd that a qgnorum
betmg preusent, the conivenftionl was readly
to proceed to 4business.
U. httmr :(wiut.e.), of DarI
ligti njogd dhat~ a .comimitiee of sew
sun be apimtied tiy the chatir 4.e report
the n~atul of te gorauteot. otlicers of
RI. 0. Detaarge (cord), oif C~harleston,
suggested .tfa tfm rit.xC. thi t b e done
waas4O pscyrtafin iwho w~eres mnem~bes of
* the tiudy, and ithad a cotmistee on dro
diept~isni was rneessary to tis end.
of Generl Ordere NTo. I60' was cemp.
teot'evidenae of - lactsions ad proper.
1$ G Dnoan (wbiie).,.of~ewberry-u...
1.9 not; tik the conventtin e prepar4
od to go lnto a.1peroeaniapt .orgttjization
at, the present tiii. Mang of the dele.
~atf4.ft? 1rf the Eh.t time, We
wA shelI bedomd ettr aPX ~ and'
.tnt net' lor tile re'sponfitble ~Mfit4 of
*.be ennnneton. This ia mn' imipoutnfl
ugand; mutch depetnde upou. the
hoice made of chairman. Commit a
rault here, an I through an iicompeteft
res-idig ofica!r securo incompetent con
mittees, and these proceedings will be
wrong from he..ing to enl,- and
mir partv 2A the State be a fhifre. f
ierefore, 1inos ; nat n mtlimeit that
we postpoi .-ork of permaiently
ganiizmg .. .ven tion until Tihurs
Jay, at 12 o'I c M.
G S. lvngiijy' (col'd.), of Beianfort
[t hink some further action shokfild 6e
taken with reforence to the ilenititV of
11ame110S aind iidividial. A ny one in; tIn
haill miy ainswer for me, amid the majori
v r t. know that Ie had answered falso.
IY. . Until we have been sevcrally ex
imin'ed thrervforo,- rd know p-osifivelv
lat, t lie right mimen- have answ red to
h1-n'eantsrv,4. I do' n(d- think we should
Yo into a pern'iient orgnitIion.
13. O Diucan-I wonhil ui ke occasion
o ald tint, in tie Georgia Coiveition),
i iat1 at teliled and anlsiwered several'
1. vs to t he ne.1mie of an labsent deh-g-ito
Wfo)re her was <liscovered.
T. I (mtriev I i ie" to a point or or'her.
l'hiere i no !- otion befor'e thei convin. 1
ion. The (jinestio, leis ot heeii tated
>y the c!hir. d
B. F. ltiolph (col ') of Orange.
>nrg-I1 wonuld innr wht Ih
toi-d-neiint. was properly before the
Ti. chair stated that. th questii.n was
1!mn Ihe ninenihnent of thme. lelegaite
riom Nwi' erry to the mvotiui of tie
1--h-Iate froI'n DIhrlitgonl, n m l. t
l- ''l tion of n-rimaneiii. oficers of the
oivenitio bie- Doii'poned u to morrow
Lt 12 ''clock.
C C. 1j .we-l (white), of'Charleston
, f tw, think that this Convention
boimhl im prmcet-l one 514-) fimr er intiil
ve ar,- ;at isfive! that all tho per.tins pre
-lit. li;mve been July electeil, anc are
ireteti t h the proper credenials. I
v6i0ld suti-O cint a genieinan, i. sitt ing
iero to-day with fle certificate of anoth
r mtidividial ini his possesioi ; ao that
I. is absolutely necessary that we shall
Iltermine whether all these persons are
'ightly he're or not. To this end I move
hi the qgnestion oncerning rh perma..
ment organizatimin e laid upon tle tihl
uttI t .i- eredie-nia (i' deleg'aties,aan be
i, Mele (e -l mww to
''II''II-l. h e-'.ifi
ta-- -h f ilel r-e fifi i , ,f t . w r
1h. F Whtim e~mm.,r,:white)-h wfnluen.
ri: t hti~ thore shon.h! be a,....,,uid .ttihi
:umio itet at 'si oi,. 'idte1. I -ii .:ich
b- . We simply desr tihe ie idea.16c.t.
ion of ithe respeetive delgaies .y th me
Who kniow t hemt 1; and in ihose oil,- wh ti e.re
he certificates or -Generai Ca niy lave heen
ost or are wantiig. they cran be easily sup. .
lied fmit hitdgu'iters. I afmh aware tha.t
here6 are some delegates hre who hold cer.
ilentes from I lie Couimissioilers in Equity.
knt I know no higher anth-oiity than such
tu endorsement, of a delegato by a proper
aflicial in the district which lie liepresents.
l'here is certainly no reason for us to ie
At4id of enoh other, a'nd let. us settle this
m1atte' iA a the speediest way.
0. C. Bowen -1 am opposed to these largo
somitictees. A committee of five is ample
soiugh. If there be doubt concerning a
telegate, ho can easily be sent for and ex.
inined as to his identity. So far a-regard'
lie credentIali, I contend 4Jiel Ao deftirncate
'ro a judge, or a cle'rk df any court, or a
:mmissionet i'ia equity, is proper evidence
ie're. Onmly the certified order of General
inhy can be received as credentials, mand
hiose: wVM have not, berm supplied, must
>hitajin '. copy frorm tlie propes' aLdthority
Thi :n -seaion- belag on agreeing to h
notion >appoint one delegate from cacti
litrict as a C'ommit tee on Credentials, it
*as decided in thme affimnative.
The Chair nlamed th'eoinmitteer who
etired, "sor t for pesons and paperis," and
'onmained In session for nea'ly ido houls.
Ini the interim, various motions were
nado to adjourn, to take a recess, to hear
trethren fromio einterios on the situation,
ko., &o., all of which were voted'down.
On returning to the hall, 4. 0. Duinoan,
chairman, submitted verbally the following
repart, namely .
T 'htat tiochulist teo' had examitted' (Irst'
,aoh other's oredentiala,t hen called in dele.
putoes from the soral dlstriots. That here
Lfter any delega'te shitl bb admitted-4d'tlI
1ha1l on presentat ioii df 11 dertmfied order of'
3on. Canhy, dualy enidorsed by the chairman
sAd socretary of the committee.
The report wras adopted.
Au' effort was muadeto'prnaeed t o-thu'oof.
tanization of a commItceo for the purpow0'
>f nominamting. pornmanent officers of ti'
souvntiot, liet it being evident froni' the
one of the convention thaatt oonsidet'able
lebate ironld elapse.
D. 0' 'Dtnan-~ moved- an adjourtinih
Liptll twelve o'clock to-morrow; which was
ugreed to, and- the convention adjiourned.
The Convento assecIthed'at' f2 M., ps'
arday, and was catled to order by the team
porar'y President, T J1 Robertson.
The proceedhings wore opened wit6 prayer
bsy the Rtev BI ? Itanidelph, neged ,
Thef1reil4ent requested hi $ Itnynes,
Kelegat e fromi Marion Dist riet, t4' 41L as
temporary Ass1stant Becretary.
:a 4.he call of the roll, ono hundred and
alon.dtlegat4e answering to thieir usam'eS,
~t.eednL announced a quoruim present.
#L41JeLarge propose4 tofgo into ab In
MA.' AUlitinesd that the two raon ted
sevmgaiwktigh~est, niumb4r of .qtes ont Sb.
N. in bsit benk eptge ith
wt~h the tellers.
At the cobcsoinlet Pun..., oh of- the
tellets appointed to count the votes, report
edthie result of the infornal ballot as fol
lo*si Dr A 0 Mackey rceciviing 74; B F
Whittimore 87; T J Robertsou 1: James Al
Ruitand 1; total 113.
Mr Pillsbury moved that Dr A 0 Niaok
ey be declared President unatimiioAly.
Mr Whittemore begged the geutle:man to
withdraw the notio' a few rWuments, which
Was coth'plied with.
kir Whittenore then Adiresad (lie Con
veition as follows:
.\r IPresident, [ und'e:tanid thit the eleo
liol we have gonte into thus far has simply
beew ain hil'ormal election, anied that the ex
0iessionl of fhe Convention litus fair halts
bueou decla'red, as far as the two higher
candidattei' aro concerloi, as favorably dis
posed tovlards Mr. Mackey and myself.
* * * '1tat, thCrefOro, a permanut
organization may be a t ofme effected, I do
respectfully withdraw my namo fron (lie
canvass, and ntvo that lion A ( Mackey
be unanimously declared as the choice of
this Convention for Presideit.
F J Moses moved to declare A 0 Mackey
eleoted permanetnt. Prosident. of thii 4Onverc
tion- by acolamaiieti.
The motioli was adopteil, and the Presi
d'eit declared Dr A G .\lackey unanimouisly
elected permainent President of the Conven
'The-'resi1lent elect t-hon addressed the
Conveit ion as follows :
Genleimen of thie Canvenltion :-Whilo I
return you ity lianks for Lie hon-or that
yon have coiferred (2n ie. by selectin'g mile
to preside over youir doublerations, I con
fess, that I astuie the Chair with great
dillid-.:Ice its to mly capability t0 discharge
its dieiis I cain, haowever, iafl iy pIom, ise
a det ermiilnat ion io perfrlmti tie itt ai-tt
task with ithe strictest imnia-ti lity, n'id
witi all' te jiflgent inl Ianpor.
The position ilt which your kindtess has
placed ile, will necess-Irily preeldo mile
fromn a general participation iln the debates
of the house, anitd will condemn lmfe to si.
lence oi many qnestions, oi which, if I
were on t he floor, I would wish- ro be heard.
Yon will perinps, Ilhe'efore, pat'don the, if
I take the prement ecatsiot. flnece for i, .t'
deline iy- posi'inh and' tU expf'esTr my selti
ientit onl sel of ite gleat t 6dics, which
aire now ngielting out' coutiry
Tile Convii1n1 in which we are now sit
ting is iarkett by ti'o pecuiliarities, which
have distiaignislied no other Convetiot that.
hats preceded it in South' Carolii---.pedii
liarities which dema I' for it. the coin-.
menttatiou of every lover of liberty tnd
respecter of hunthi rights,
Convened, as Peoitend It hnas been-for
else, I had not been-iore-liy coipetent le
gail authitwhty, it is tile first Coisitittional
Convention inl this State: ill the belectioln o
whose miemberS, t alil ao bo.. ihe! tie pal'
-bmof- r';iocall :illerty. Im hie. il *-:,*.
siihe to every man whol -o d %I .htied
El i o 1 p.1 CsIt crim..t. a a - ;a. ior
Ithie five him, a rt in-ra8 tt ).-. - which
have precederd it aitl %i h.0t - ti-, ill
17763, im 1777. in 1790. ea 16,- .eiti .
bt. nL lio iiik oi till v; olpi- .. - jierm-tted'
. cx. x ra e i ae a , :., : ' , --e. Ics.it e
slaery, titae Vill- ehle ot- h trl n. hall
ibrownl its I'liguit-lig jillillenet' n}-.n UHne
alelt! of i -_. olipte, 1111d itI Io tha nlobl doc-.
Iri.. th:11i -oti0 lit'l a I w - I ler vul ai atill al tot
th,1 L'ood of' the whokle. .?Ia eubstitted thatit
lti aelalilioait one, ti., tity were a.ntei di
1-1 onaly for tha lItenil . one Class lit ti'
rx I : .. aa, -- Bui ill ti. call for
Ofh. body. ever.% tiu., manl wino could lakbor
ro4- 1 he sippor: . ight tar o the ldeelic of'
i theCommiaweua iit has been invit ed to it
re i esaen Ialt il Malahood sitfhrae sas for
til i tit b1110 heell inoked to conllie a
biody wiclh is to in:iko the tidaental hatw
folr atll. This is, t heln, I Illy 1anial emtphat ically
at pople's Conaaion-a 'oiivenftion by ha.
representaaives of all who have minds to
think-an-l to think for themselves, or inus
el to work-atnid to work for themselves.
Again. In tVe five Constit ti ional Con.
ventions held in titis Stite, to whaichl I htavO
itaready ailuded, tlie fuitlamental law there
in framed was made a finality. The people
were ignored as a pa.-t of the body politio
by the Convention, which deolared itself as
possessed of despotic netd irrespont4ible au
thority; and, ie every inatance, refused to
subnmit its pi oceedings, and thte Constittution
which it liad framedi, to thte people for their
ratinecationa. This was but anattural and tic
cessatry result of thte innluence of the politi
cal sentimenst that then2 prevaIled. It was
bt o.>nshsteit, that thoso who deemed en'o
hatlf d'f thir fellow.citizens to be chattels,
shioaid torget, or overlook the manhood of
the other hailf.
Bitt we,who in these dtays, when (lie rise
lug beamis of political truth, promise, after
eb maueh storma, a brighteor skcy for the Re
public; we whto atoe emerginig front that
eotond of falso opifie n, int o the full sutnshine
of that tuth, kn'w and clahnt twelves to
be only the represaentatives of the people.
We arrogantly assume no final-act ion, no ir
responsible power, recogntizinig the rights of
all men, of all races, the poor as well as
tie rieh, tho ignorant as well as the wise-,
of all uten w~ho mtaike tho State thelir htome
ansd identify themselves with its interr sis.
We'dare not presenit to them an orgainic laiw
for (heir government, as siomethin~g with
saiich thesy)iave niothling to dlo but t.o- ltar
It and obey. Our werk here Is nottdt be con
sidered as completed untIl the people shall
have reviewed It antd ratfined it. Not we,
ourselves, but they who seat us here are to
say whethter we deserve the r'eward'.dtV a
-'well done, good mid faithful ser'vants." Foir
the first, time itn the history of SdtlIlh Caro
lina, will the pea o be recognisedi *e 4te
trno tramners of titdir own or-gai' lh#.' Of
sucehia Qonvetion organised on tli4' great
acknorwledged prilples of Dcemocrattid' lRe
pubticanismn, I ain'proud ho be a ioemhtbt'F
tar inore proud stelt here beelath'ild falds
of' that beloved fi:tg whicht is this glh, flo~it
hIg frdm our roof-, than I should hiavd 'been
to have been in titka othter body whloci'.se
In thi4s city In 1800, with- ito suieh h'3yal
symbol to ,proetebt it, but which rat lidi
sollg'it to tear itsrulr'ipes to tatters and' to
dash its at are to .ltr'eart h.
Yieldfog totifQtt'in aetlments of d'V
tIon for that Ia'g'df my fathers, and int ab
horronee of every' seeatiment of disloyalty
and treason . to that Governmnentv o ekah
I owe a pofemnount ellegkpnoe, I yet ttUsiiae
vindIctive feelings tawards ibhoet yfpy fILi
low eltisens whb gerV 1$4' by the abttadsr
(Ions of tbeir polhtloi'leeiders, to entea't~l
sleti whekE dbtaderror1, 'WV'
they belie*o to be t'rutths. ? seat t'd' *
th~ 140e4 dfl~ 46r tih e hdatin
atnd aguals ttipal I 6 ai ,fodedt
to say eheraI I.ssen of ithe
masses ot the peo~i.. 14,1i00 Ilate sew to4
disfrallnclise [IF a putnlthtent. for treason.
Puntish ment should bo niited fir the sike
of reform. To infliet now wouild only ho to
gratify revengo. I want no more dis.fanmtt
chisotent either as to number or piersoms or
its It. duration) of (fine, than is aisollitelv
ntecets:ry to sectre the saety of the i lnl
und if tht cai be secured by oC at atll,
then would I favor a general attinesty.
1 onIl God to witness, that in taking' my
soirt In this august body, I (o so oily be
causo I desire to coit ributo what little abili -
ties or influenon I mny have to the 1estornl
tien of puice aind iairmony, aid for the
establisliment of sucl a Constti-in or
form of government for any inativ" St:ae nas
will secure to every man inl the !.m:mon
weihlit an equal share of politi"I iglits,
will pro:e6, t min the ftiro fronr'the eI-rrors
which have led to our present. uhiliappy
cou'dition. and will speedily reli-h~iato t e
Stite ats a constituent part of' ite 'reat lin
With this expressIon of mly v.tiimenti,
Whil will not. however, otoitsol mie inl the
i'niportmin admiitis'ration of1 the limie it
the otlice to which you have assigtied mite,
I am now proe-ared to tako mly place as V011ur1
presiding oflicer, att the samte itme invokiig
your iidulgene for any uunintentinmial er
tors that I may cominit, and yonie earies:
co-operation'in preserving the dlgnity anl
decorum or the body.
Here followed a long discuission onl th
questi on of eleting a chaplin.
Upon this point onio A C Itioimil nmd
tle following -i''iteful and irrevervt re
.\Mr. A 0 Richmond htopel it woiHI h
lotopen so hat v isit ing hl'ergyno eimbt viitll
be invited-to be'lesc't and- ouen .i1. pro
cceeiingh Nfitli !'tlyer. lie hopel l i pi
coediligs; womail be opaned viidh pr1ayor
becaus'e it is e1n13marIt'y . 110 w 1, ' opi.
ion though that the invocatiosn.s of'':-'e divini
blessingin the Auith Cl'rolinia Coanty:t iin, ol
1860. wore not of any great ser'vie Iu I lie
ca1se for which they were inlvokel ni' i'
Ivere they il lite Conivenltion of It:>. htil
ho'lid not wihi to abolish it. het*u the
ntston- ias beoti abitsed on mher i':miojis.
t i.i possible they mnity prove tI llr e' -
The President I-ead the following coin -
inunicat ion :
Cn'I Mtt.t.:rmix .Jamitary 15, 11 1;8.
To eiC 'rie.ient of the Conventiun e Swl
Sinm: I regret thn nocessity wihl c.mn
mie to announce110 to Yout my1 innlbilliy Io.
sumhe time dtis of a ein bhetr oit th on ' -
hationlal Conivenitiont. * *.-"* Th8,ie
of my otlice lat this smeaou. Are still thait :
large part. of' them enn be devolvl ) no
lt prsni. If dl imtut be perisonmly %e ,
form'11ed4 ill the 1iourtms app1I)roipr'iaC W t the
Leioniic i'r thn elvetitt.
Th.I:.i i iti ight perf'ormt t a tihefibem' of
that bodyl would b:- 11ly nin ii'3 to those
m mtler -1m% -.' IiO C .'mp tei; t in
With Pthe imhmoi Mnnl the aR-tln ot' Ihn
hodly over whichi ymi pre:,ile will be ucht
is io ti 1itt'1i ' 1t'. mapp lt'iiima - , gmuKid nmol every
wh.t't'. il iti ct 1eive ti- eniddi'ei'ltit iof ti
igli - t lilitik t oimen in out 8tatt.
I im, ir. very resej)lilly, youir obed!
clii Sri'Ftt lEDElllCK A. SAWilm
The conventtin 'm citled1 "0 C':dr at fenl
he~ eral miit. -v're 'ado (% alier fle
thinmmtesm, whti - s s-f exnmiginmg tiAt
lirtion i'elt ziug to Ite election (t' ,, s mt
it atms. 1he oh5je'r eing tl out.et E- 8 CoIn.
wnfV, niegro, Ilho person electe.1 to that or.
'ie. rillamy imembte having cult' en
colchikiont since his e'eomi:n' , i !tilt le wits
not lit f or tlie place.
The Inotitn) wre wit'mhdrawn to Anlow of
i pr.yer, and at the ioquest o: the chair I
V. Wilteteoro; Wile, deikaIte fPom1aring
ton, oh'ored ill i priiyer
11. Odell Duncian, white, of Newher'v
tlien offered a resohition to treconsider so
111mh of the resohiliml nduptel t yesterday
in regard to oflicers. ot referrel to lte ap.
pointment of the ohaplain.
This was adopted, and also a resolhtion
to empowet' ie chitirnian. it appoint each
moorning somne menhmer of the convemntion to
open the mecetimng wih prayer'.
The uanishied bausiniess, beving the ece.
tion of metssenigers, wats thmed' ti'anriup.
Thte result of thme electiomn fom' messmengors
lias in favor of I 8 liliotl, a ver'y bdack
and very civil negro, apparietlty about
t wenty-co years of age, andm 'J 17 Iit'yce;
A rescalntions was then otlored by J1 J
WrIght, negro, from Jieaumfort. which ctre
ted a lehgthy disciatdioa, as to theo rela
tive meriti'of thme News, Coeurier, aind zleren.
ry, the two'-for'mer beintg comutmndod amid
thme latter abused r'ountdly.
F? J. Mosies Jr'., onle'r.t a r'esoluaiomn In.
viting Govd'or O' to addrtesms thin conven.~
then. This cra t~t i'i'ey lively atnd lenigmlby
discussibti Jlo'ver'ly Nash, har'ge, burly,)'
negr'o delegate, froan Ilicland, staid : I so
to say Mi President' t hat I amt opposedh t o
the resoluslti askings dlovernori Orrm to tad.
dress th:is 'otivetion, nie I aim opposed to
gIvIng hIm thme right ho refusied to tme-1
mean the right, of fre<,'spehchi. 1 have hero
no0W an order from the GV~nor'al Conmmnd
lng, wahaih was served on'wb. and cottpell
ed tie last Tuesday ?'o' r.'i it lefor'e a
milhitar'y board and give soume' acoount of a
speeh whichl I made' at Iionman's ill,
In bdahf of thle Iepuabhicani party,' and at
whIch speeok Oovortnor Ol'r atnd is fr'ichda
tuIti tnbrtage. it imilkes mto proutd' I&e
knowetiat, thme boai'd ef amilittary otficer's do'
cidod thud, I' htad a r'ight, to say what I dhli
'The Contktiaulian of' lie Untited States gular"
stsefred speeoi,nd as Governor Orr' has
opp1osedtit out oft this' heali, I am opposed
to'allow' titrmof hissgfrie to) eixerOt1 tI'e
spat-dh in bide of liaii hall. I woubml Ih wvilling
to cotieode the right uttner tany other' cir
cmuiostanees, bait am not wiliing to hio'w
dlown and lek the boot of OJaernt- Or'r,
because ho occupties the positllon of Prmovi
Jlonal Governor of South Carolina. I don't
kallet'e bI. gsntituontu ate ime sentitnents
of tlie people'of lte St-ate, or that be ,will,
hontor ds by addressing this btuiy.. Fhe
Q!%am06f hais endorse@ r'coop~truption
snee lai $ nsg. So, htulled, as ha tun
z86flIhdu -' ; bu i~ s8 afi this~ contentlibn
dbs'ttindorstand 'It sllia. -l[r adesfrfsaito
'4 bes rot' hin thtt what'f hbat
InvIted to tbk' .al ), let it,~ (e*op3 t11
steptsoutside, ' edue ie'o 1 'ifrb'idb a
doeut' foY eno i aroin ?-no' to
g *$ f kj Wg eu. oI ih-n
Das.in the Demnamats; don' J ina tha
die of a feine, till I e of ready I nike one
of them ii ghlt.-,1 nil ile I was it) fllovw
him. No, gentliena, 1 il u! i wa Uuver.
nor Orr Co cIone in hee anid Ich ul M"y
gronmiil .l louy Woi: a- le nin't a
going to 1iilunble. Ir ho ( :hes u in-n.i , i he
will jtu e here t1.i lI It us ( (Oi t' h0
lo it'iie t umies i has e or no:ilo yet. I
cornte 61'r n1 ?ti <tistrict wher:- tep ople -te
R1epuitiii ; i' li ui L, 1 Vi1'e k-:a I,- re Ith Iey
worthd- rathier hear Giovernor P'erry any
Cito, heeiI we know lie going It, Cu.4i n's
and abuse in eveiy way be van. lit ovy-.
ernor our tuintihhs so faist, he makes aman's
hen:! dizzi inlr e mlou I:tghtCerl Io look
nI Ii im. Oi file way down hiere I lI'ard the
Go 'i fu ll on ot' Clhe deleg:iei, Clint he
very muitich favoi ed th 1 law lor- hoimet i
Ind he dll n11 .1 Ce k i 'Ti - iiit' I ey elled him
i nigger r aid. I lneh 10iny h. N " W,
(Io eili nor O rr1. is Iit it i k l ,' 1p111i li
mIIl f what fl n ' ol o wo ia' ol fie <1Ice
lItboivu i .01111 '1 ,vN' v ilr. T eIrI' waintLI t C o go
'inill thlt i W hi io til.io The
Iown, h o k-ing bI by u i< 1i.d C Th14. l on
tervativos want in kick in of and hit
Nonild be gld; 1 t l I ll In he I1r A V I b Ii.;
:-onventionji, but We dfonl't inter11 1ia t) Catch
limi. flat him hang till the bII ad runs
lown into hiW brains and (lhen we will get
-ill of his boly.
W ki Whipper, den m in' lk.nrok-r,
lidll a Iegro h1 w yer from llilroit Miebigan,
vi 1o we 1hv .reviontsly .veignlatei i its de.
diedly on.P of' (1,3 : 'sht u lt- lC in hie g'C i
1ingell .t:renked and stripedl mn4 le :I lcnii g
in-llowerfull spee-'It it! reply. Ilki pointlt
vlxer . 2'I!. Ti' N.-.-hI wvas; il :ewla I nn.i to
nllk Ilbout ol unI ibling, lor i lh I With a
wil I !.:. .-*'-ite i wiol) loull Cnlio an e-:-ra -
nli C ry li in bl.C i l:11 ill-il /'l |veIl gi.oC
I'sh. 1 1. That it. ri'r : isnbled inl thile
a sirectii . he, -holmlM bet enlcoura-gedi eo
) do. .1 That Ihe pary, by i-iving fl
nech inen so Mir. isaobued i elf, atl-I pre
vlik:, W allncliitinso lusi trgh.1-.
Hl ' I- or l ji-no r r (1- w i r i i' po0 i t l ion
1. il- 1 pr 'liini :ll o liPly n.14I political .e' ntgy
>' 1 W W ell n10-t11in11d With its . 1nir.
uI Uonh' G1!iVe theto' .v.-mi vJ1an ia le
nfrormIia 14 ion: a ll't)Ih narii i:ts gly, thlat il
vnmeextremnely dlusir-able flinit the contvenlton
lidiChe i-ingI.rovisional governitoi's C o1
Ih C - el oo 1 l.l. o us :e,; possible, ut inll
tinson with each Other.
The moti ion fitally |t. i0ed, an.1 over..
iir ll.h ws nuilo 0 1on1hh'11 the conyen
iFn t the Club .i o.,of S-it nig li
.\ Ame of resigmicn wia r-n-ed fo1m10
iu J Conwa'y, thi drgeant--aris, IoiC th e
e iglnwili .ieo: l 'Cl.
Ti 'c 1 1.howing co.1,n12i2ue( was Ippointr Al o
1t C1 Igeeral r. i olay :i.i C h eirCls-lC LI
Ai in int, lid Oe' Duncan id. li' . Cur
C hun . To wail o overior Oir---F J
Iioses, W G Whipper andril J-llmes. M itL
nion eiil of l F Randiolph, inddle-c
reii prerchev delgate, fromn O 'iglburg,
he rolution, inviting roporlrs to eeats
S1he floor of the honse, Was taken u Und
the. co~nvention met at 10' A. M., and
,vas calledi to ord-(er bv theit Presiident.
Pryer was 0'erd bSy IF L Cardoza
10 J .\Nose, Jr., of Saiior, lChrmni
d ite Co',unuilttle AICliateCd to recomi.
ninI tile naieo of 1 Suitable iorepon to
ill Ilh posni n I I fl ' sergean tat-armitri , re-.l
1red tha. thy had nd heen able to
Iserlorml satisinetorily 111m limpl-ri t dIl
y PAssig [iteml, anIllod t pws!ted that
rher imWe be grawned- uwm.- Adoilpt
P J Moses, Jr., flromn the clmitee
hippobtied to i l pon hli, 1 -:xll neIrI
melov (rr, ni) tol.r4i meni t that. Ilie wol
Firessl thei %IcIvem o , rliitored I it.
lv hlad' perltibried dil tasing dutty,
ID that I Exceleney hiad achisl'E tu
.\Itr H.atlnd moved thrt he coneln.
veLo to r~aw u inroperf f3~lor, ohe
1crdnace pa)ssedii~i by It hlaCC cnlion. CI
Dhjecions4 i ing mndo S all oveqih r h
houe, the resotlutiot (If hlaid' 1) pon theC1U l
cAble. t o lio' h abe
Iltic rspeh~ mit ;.f'erlinly Co nd, - pmde
down iilLo.'~~. '~l th uevdpicpe oft' rheprC
ud tI o more tanoe tandingctth cuomitt
Qt atie. - Cjvet~l
The hni exlie .ta h nno.
eii nee y eerd durig wich im
Dr eltn wihd. his3. resol
L Singley, mnro of Brndort,Oofi.
alion n reoirs tht then wans tn' l'rrr
Debate on this m'atter wal cut of'
and1 the couvenitiun a-:ted uider the lead
at. motion iv landolph. to recorisider
th adhoption of the report on Standing
U( mimuteep, wns last.
.1 MI l~ l nion, of (hreenvillo, 0'erod
the lo wig resolutions
I . Resdved, That whatever diffurence
of opinion may exist as to the ito plan
of restoratioi enacted by the Congress
of tlie ntiit(d States; however ultra
miiei in the North or in tie South may
Oppose or detnounce them, there is but
on o coitrse of neiIon lor t Iho truo patriots
1I te, a ind i hia t is unhesitatingly and
ii' good faith to carry 6itt their enact.
tile; I t :3.
2. IAe.ecd, That the lReconstruction
mea0iSuriea iW possed by Coigress should
bev recognizel as being the supreme laws
of t he Iand, passod by the constitutianal
ntiihority of the Unii.ed States. and are
tcrefore ontitled to the iunhesitatng
o.Iipplort of every citiz.-n of this J'epub.'
:3. R /vohe., That these nensura
(oni1biAnd from a har,1imonious wholn, con
stitute I ei dhart, by whi'ch twolve mil
hln of peopie are to be gided into the
haven of perpetual inion, aind the basis
o1l (plestion to nil, without regard
t o r ice 1 r 1, , 1l.
N (. I'airker, Barnwell, offred the
(olowing iesi'in ion :
IV /no., in every State of tlh Uni.
to'l :110 a.1 in every unreconstrute:ed
uto llider te Governilimlent of tito
Uiited States, bonisiana excepted, the
sveral divisions of the sanite are denom.
inatrled rounmties, except in the State of
S mii Carolina, therefore,
Res ili/, Tlhatt tih seVeral districts
of' t.hiisi State h111l hereafter be known
a1l denonmtinated counties.
IN'ferred to the Comumittee on Lngis
1 0 Dlincan, of Newberry. offered
I5eI/?I/I, Th13at Brovet Major-General
I .'3 -,:Wby be retuestod to suspend
ali ext-eimions ofjhmnonta or other for
eible collection of de-bts contradt'ed p5rior
o Januarv 30, 1865, for the spae of
LIIhree momhs,-until firther measures of
relief can be matured by this conven
F J Moses, Jr., objected, as exeoui
tions were already supended.
Whittemoro asked if it was intended
for the protectionl of the . convention...
Duncanl "cotuld not' day."
J J Wright, of Beaufort, said he was
opposed to ill such mieasures.
Duncan defended his resnhitlion and
reviewed the whole subject of the dia
t rOssed' condition' of the State, tho Stay.
Rainey s'ippotted' the-rabhititi, lery
at rongly and eloquontly insinuating, as
it!" gentleman from Beaufort," (J J
\V right), was a lawyer, who had every.
thing to gain'by tie existing state of
thingI, ho might bo influenced by inter.
10 Fa Cardoza opposed it on the'ground
of being uniiwilling at this earily stage of
I he bnlihess of the conventioi, to en
gage in questa3ns of a constitu tionial
Oi motion the resolutioh was laid oil'
R 0 DeLarge moved thit the rogolht
ion aboint, colscatiofi anid dIsfl'andhiiho.
ment., previously moved by Langley, be
tanken fronm the table. The House refus.
Gr'eat confusIon'preva'.ld in'tlie' doh
vecntioti before, duiring and'after the call.
,inmg of the yeas rjnd nays, nikumy of the
nlieimb)'em clearly not understanding the
meotioni te'y voted' upjon i~ any vot'ed
no, because in dOig' so~ they thouight
thiey wvere, coindonmmng- confiscation, atid'
'11bfra nchisaetit., when the reverse was
ths'case. For t.he same reason quite a
number changed thieir votes before the
eW tI w hiianeniced by the ehnaar.
N G Parker ofl'ered the following or
dinnr.ce, vihIh was referred to the Com-.
mii es on is'gislation:
An ordinance. to alloty each hehd'of a
faumijy in Souit Otmrolhia a homestead,
atnd-to presenit the levy anid sale of. the
same under any circ'umstandee'h$eafter,
eac head of a ftniil'y in tihe Stag' sliahl
he al~loweQd to own' a hon1$lat wvhich
sihlconsist of one liunidred acres of land
with a d welling hiouse and othier ima
provements thieredni If not exceedintg
he' valne of two thousand doliak's ; pto.
vi'.hnd; that none 'of'the abovd' land, bW
withmi the limits of city or incbrporated
tionh, or in lion of' the aboQklnd.,91j~
,.at e ii1 a city or t'own , itoL Oe eidh
tw#'nty~-five hundred dollra.
The above nanmedt homesfda1atbe
oeiept fro'n levv tind' stI by #tfh 6f#
aniy proess whatorairundel' the letV'eof
Wht'viwaa r err to, eh op ~i~
the &mdctary :
An~ ordinance' o bnntul ,all donttUisk
.S U.itt e yu i4 o
no~fee mintdl halt past sevn o oc el
B: F. Ia'tdolph gato notice tiat io
Niould introd ce onl Monday, a peti'
tion to the' (ongropi of t Ov tin terdt,
States, faying for tho' continuanoo of
the I urcatt of Freedmen, Reofugeos'
aid A indhed tA'ds, utif the rostev.
ration of thp ,i i'I gqvnm ant d
lit.tten a iureat o E ton bo
established by tho' general govorna.
Shortly. afterwarj GoV noY Orr,
accon'zl'o d by I'dg Moss, and
sovera o t'r gWetlnen, entered the'
hall, aW# o* ,resented by the Prosi"
dent, who said that the convention do.
sired fo hear the Govornolt booauilo
they khW tlafV 1W ;M'ft h poition, he
had ma'ly opportunities of knowing
and le rning the wants pnd necesl.
ttes .of o' pooTo, a'q he goAld as
suro him that be Woud recerva oaraw
fiul and patient hearing dt t e' hand'
of the convoution,.
eror' ti' G'overnor iAdreesO4 tho'
Convention, but we have not spaco fof
To the Point,
Attorney. General Stanborrypsad ad
the Juckaon sugapeu fin- VthiVg-n
Gentlemen-I have been at the bair
for nearly half a century, and have'
boon a constant student, not only of
the coumtii hw t of o'r o* con.
stitutIbe, I A d f do' not hesitato
to say that t A' w 'ola -e theose recon
struotion adlt of 'otte.p rom begin.
ning to end-first!, sebond, id third,
in the series--are utip onatiitutional and
void. There are times when to be
silent is to be unfaithful. There are
tinos when men muet speak out.. I
wiAUot atteiipt to 96ahoo1l tfgelf *intio'
rollience upon thoso great questiono,
and I could not if I would.
W$onator Boolittle siai~d :.
Now, fellow-oltizons,: h1aving tl'uf
eXpressed to yolk' fianRIy, openly, fear
les1f1, the truthotu tii question, it
bohooViO you gentionion, who control
tho'iaotl'on of the Domocratio party, to
see to It that you- so'. arfngo- 'your
programme hi he dhining d'ontst that
you do not attach youfselves to any
dead issuo-that you do' fiot place
d'pon any ddad ihnues any dead inen,
(Applause.) You must sok tte liv
ing issue of the hour, and you must pt.6
living men on yoir tiokots to repre
sent that issuof f1"' Wfil' be' hoaten
In the cantiass.- (Applause.) Lot
me speak to you plainly. I hlve no
concoalments. I speak to yo Just as
I have spoken t'o the lRepil *an pat.
ty, or Union party, with which I have
boon astoeito in the ie-eldetion of
Me. Lincoln. I tell yo.u,rgntlernn, it
is as true as that G'od lives and reign ,
if you. inl the next canvassr shall l'nr,
yourselves upon a platfor"I which shall
uddfirtake to'coflddin#,- ithlir d rditly or
indirectly,- the war to put dawn the
Radicals of the South--tho war whicl'
was to sustain the Union anj: thlo Con
stituion-you wjil' ba, bpmten in the
eletion. ( pO lauso.)' You' niust com
mit no such oly A6t that. I speak to
you as a cotiservaive who is reandy to
fgh or hIe constitutiott anid' L1be Uniop,
and tl yU- tlikt if yod wi0' to take
a pbaitibtn n' this Goveriinmnt as yo
odt,) t'o do, at .d' to 'e hrow the Ra d.
ical, yoi mitlut tat'lloid' of the hltig
issue, of' tlio'hoil, and' plant living aten'
upon those issues ats your slandard-bear
er, andt' the Will'eavzy yeou-to' 'lotoryP.
Wow, there Are sohte who muppb
that Gvn. Grant, b Owini dtwd'te
these Radicals, and running upot te r
ticket, is to be so powerful' ~Iht llb" dn'
not be .ov'ereomb id' tie' e? dildfl 'Jt
nie tell you ;hat if Ghn~ %:
the nominatio~ tiodl' tik Ibdidsi1 'Ile
and in favor of to pobey oIf tgrQ dom
iudntion over thq. wih tee of the .othr
*'n u ilt bb I ke $amr'don t6t
lap of Delili l-he wvill be likdnghigi
maln. (thaughter anid cheers.)
Whb our candidante may be we' 'ati~ot'
taiht titil'af ter' the conmtenlud ghll' hav6'
met and Iidicated its Ohbbi i Utc w'h4
ie~r he may be, if' ha hi01W li'vii ttti4
men and civtiinon shall ruleaha 2tes'
of tht $buth,- ataI hli'~ 146 bug d dt
pbWer in thijs Iepuabhid' W' hit dg
hi. Iai tlarty an~d probo ohe
we lhave a great nlafly o thdhuieht )b.
de lhlplute. da I be'I7tS
era f'or #lH~ redt . gd s
thuirm nte b oesi ol' dl
?l e~stbt fin' rtId'!I-tw wit Pta
alfdth lWoonWtI 4tha Whk