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and it is thought demands the action of - the General Assembly at this
The Committee approve the proposition from the House to allow the
?g?jat of salo discretion to extend a limited credit on such oortions of the
property as. cannot bc disposed of advantageously for cash, with instruc?
tions that in case the sale of any portion of thc property embracing real
estate and fixtures appertaining to it is made on credit. Titles shall_ not
be delivered till tho purchase money is paid. And the right to re-sell shall
be reserved in case the terms are not complied with.
Sales for cash should bc effected to as great extent as possible, not
involving serious sacrifices of value.
The Committee are of opinion that the Commissioners named in the
Senato resolution should bo appointed. They reside near the place where
the property is situated, can exercise a proper supervision and care over
it, and effect sales with the least practical expense and delay.
Thc Committee therefore recommend the adoption of tho following
Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, That it is expedient
that the State Works, at Greenville, and the machinery and materials
belonging to the same be sold, and the proceeds paid into the Treasury.
And to effect this purpose, Messrs. John W. Stokes, C. G. Elford, G. F.
Townes and H. P. Hammett are hereby appointed Commissioners,
authorized to sell the same at auction, or at private sale, as in their
opinion may be most advantageously done for the interest of the State,
for cash, or on such limited credit ?is they may believe advisable.
This report was considered and agreed to, and M'as ordered to be sent to
tho House of Representatives for concurrence.
The House of Representatives returned with concurrence a resolution
in relation to the continuance of business to the regular session.
The House of Representatives sent for concurrence the report of the
Joint Committee on the part of the House in reference to the expenses of
the General Assembly ; which was ordered to lie on the table ; ?ind, also,
A resolution ratifying thc proposed amendment io the Constitution cf
the United States, in relation to slaverv ; which was made the Special
Order for this dav at 2 P. M.
A Bill to establish District Courts.
On motion of Mr. THOMSON, it was made tho Special Order r?i the
Day for the first day of the regular session, at half-past 12 P. M.
Mr. TRACY offered the following resolution :
RcsnJced, That the Genend Assembly of South Carolina, while, main?
taining the doctrine that the Government of tin; United States " is the
white man's Government," will be controlled in its legislation upon the
civil relations of former slaves by a spirit of jns?co and the sentiment of
Tho resolution was considered and agreed to. and was ordered to be
sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
The House of Representatives sent to the Senate,
Tho report of the Committee of Ways and Means of the House of Rep?
resentatives, providing for the payment of a per diem and mileage to the
Keeper of thc State House for his services during the special setting of
tho Legislature ; ?md
A resolution empowering Hon. W. H. Trescot to act at Washington
with reference to cotton seizures ill this State : which, wore concurred in.
and returned to the House of Representatives.
The following message was received from the House ol' Representatives :
HOUSE OF ]VEI>I:E.SEXTAT?VES, November 13, 1S63.
Mr. President and Gentlemen of (lit Senate:
This House lias ordered that a message be sent to the Senate asking
leave to amend the resolutions of that body ratifying I he proposed amend?
ment of tho Constitution of tlie United States, &c, by striking out the
By order of tlie House.
A. P. ALDRICH, Spe.-.kor.
The Senate returned a message refusing leave.
Tiie following resolution was received from the House of Representa?
tives, and was rejected :
Resolved, That three-fourths of the usual salary of thc Clerics of thc
House and Senate bc paid to them for the present called session.
Mr. BUIST presented the application of Benjamin Mordecai, in behali
of himself and others, for a street railroad in the city of Charleston
which was referred to the Committee on Incorporations ?md Engross?e
The House of Repr?sent?t ives sent to the Senate,
A resolution authorizing the transportation of public records fron:
Chester ; which v... concurred ia, and returned to the House of Represen
Tho following message was received from the House of Representatives
HOUSE O? REPRESENTATIVES, November 13, 1865.
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senat'':
This House, has received your message, asking leave to amend thc repor
of the Committee of Ways and Means, of the House, on the communion
tion of the Reading Clerk of the House and others, in relation to thei:
per diem and mileage, as follows :
1. To add the words "Senato ?md" before tin; House of Representatives
so as to include Reading Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Messenger and Door
keeper, in tho provision made fer those officers in the House.
2. To add the Keeper of the State. House and Librarian of tho Colleg?
for their per diem, and to Wm. Coffin and Scott Eddings for 81.50 pe
(hem each, for their attendance as Assistant Messengers for the Senat
during thc present session.
The House grants the desired leaves to amend, and have ordered that :
message bo sent to the Senate t? that effect.
Rv order of the House.
A. P. ALDRICH, Speaker.
Tlie report was amended accordingly, and was concurred in ?un
The following message was received from the House of Representatives
HOUSE OK REPRESENTATIVES, November 13. lSf-5.
Jl/V, President awl Gentlemen of the Senate:
This House has received your message asking leave to amend tho firs
resolution of the Joint Committee of Finance and Banks, of thc Senate
and of Ways and Means, of the House of Representatives, to which wa
referred a resolution that the Committee on Finance and Banks b
instructed to make arrangements foi- meeting tho expenses of tlie Legisla
turo at. the present session, hy striking out '-and" and inserting afte
Solicitors, and their Clerks, and the Assistant Messengers of the Senate
so as to make it read us follows:
Resolved, That pay-bills be issued to tlie members of th- (?oner:
Assembly, the Attorney-General, Solicitors and their Clerks, and th
Assistant Messengers (d' tile Senate, on the Cashier of tile Bank of th
State, payable on thc iirst day of Dei-ember next.
The House grants tlie desired leave to amend, as above.
By order of the House.
A. 1'. ALDRICH, Speaker.
The report was amended pursuant to leave granted, ?md Was agreed U
and was sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
The Hon-.f Representatives returned to the Senate resolutions ratify
ing the proposed amendment nf thc Constitution of the United States, i
which that House had concurred.
The Senate proceeded to the
SPECIAL ORDER FOR 2 O'CLOCK P. M.
Resolutions from the House of Rep'-"s<v>^r?H--i>y, r-'fikying the amend?
ment to the Constitution of the United States, in relation to slavery.
On motion of Mr. SULLIVAN, the resolutions were or-?"red to lie on
These resolutions are as follows :
Whereas, the Congress of the United States, by joint resolution,
approved on the 1st day of February, 1865, proposed an amendment to
the Constitution of tho United States*for the ratification of the Legislatures
of the several States, which amendment is in the following words, to wit :
"SECTION 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary- servitude, except as a
punishment for crime, whereof tho party shall have beim duly convicted,
shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their juris?
"SECTION 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this Article by appro?
priate logirbition. "
1. Resolred, therefore, by the Senate mut House nf Rcjiresnitalires nf \]t>>.
General Assembly of the State of Sooth Cirro!/na, in General Assembly met,
and by the authority of the same, That the aforesaid proposed amendment
of the Constitution of the United State*, bo and the same is hereby
accepted, adopted and ratified by this State.
2. Resolved, That a certified copy of thc foregoing preamble and resolu?
tion bc forwarded by his Excellency the Provisional Governor to the
President of the United States, and also to the Secretary of State of tim
Thc House of Representatives sent to thc Senate the following message:
HOUSE OE REPRESENTATIVES, November 13, lSGf>.
Mr. President mal Gentlemen if the. Senate:
This House has received your message, asking leave to substitute tho
joint report made by the Special Committee on thc petition of citizens of
St. Helena, on a resolution from the House relating to the ten per cent,
per annum on lands in St. Philip's and St. Michael's, St. John's, Uolleton,
Prince William and St. Luke, for the resolution on that subject, which
has passed your House and has boen sent to the Senatefor concurrence.
Thc House grants the desired leave to amend, &c.
liv order of the House.
A. P. ALDRICH, Speaker.
The amendment was made accordingly, and thc report was sent to the
House of Representatives for concurrence.
At 3 o'clock P. M., the PRESIDENT pro tem. of the Senate announced
that, pursuant to tho resolution passed by tho General Assembly, thc
business of thc Senate was nowsuspended until Saturday before the fourth
Monday in November, at 7 o'clock P. M.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1865.
At thc hoar to which tlte House was adjourned, the Clerk called tho ?
roll, when the SPEAKER took the Chair, and a quorum being present, I
tho proceedings were opened with prayer by Rev. Mr. Waiker.
Thc Journal of Saturday's proceedings was read.
Message No. ? was then received from his Excellency B. F. Perry, Pro- !
visional Governor of South Carolina ; which was ordered to be laid on the ;
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMEN T,
SOETH CAROLINA, November, 1865.
To the Honorable the Senate and House of Rejyresentatives.
GENTLEMEN : I have thc honor of communicating to you the promised j
notice of the Secretary of State of the United States of thc proposed ?
amendment to the Federal Constitution abolishing slavery.
In thc last Message which I had thc honor of sending you, I gave copies '
of thc several communications which had passed between thc President I
and thc Secretary of State and myself on this subject. You will remem
ber that the construction to which this proposed amendment of thc Foil- j
eral Constitution was liable, and which made it objectionable to South i
Carolina, was entirely repudiated by the Secretary of State. I stated, too,
in that Message, that the President and Attorney-General of the United j
States were understood as concurring in the construction given to thc j
second section of the amendment by the Secretary of State. 1 know that
it will give you the greatest pleasure imaginable to do all that you can, I
consistent with your honor and duty to the State, to restore her once moro ?
to self-government and civil liberty, to peace and harmony, and to
happiness and prosperity, in the Union of States.
There can hardly bc a doubt that this amendment will be adopted by
three-fourths of the States, although you should refuse to accept it, and
will become a part of the Federal Constitution. This consideration alone
should lessen very much your responsibility in acceding to it, on thc part
of Smith Cand?na, whilst it increases very much thc evil and damage in
rejecting it to the State.
I repeat what I said in my lost Message to you : the destiny of the State
is in your hands, for woe or for weal, and I have an abiding confidence in
your judgement and wisdom, and in your honor and patriotism. I would
remind you, also, of all that President Johnson has so nobly done for the
Southern States, and it is he who appeals to South Carolina in thc name
of God, "not to throw away all that lias so far been well done, and defeat
the restoration of thc Union ;" but to "be guided by love and wisdom from
on Hi'di and Union and peace will once mon' reign through thc land."
B. F. PERRY.
MY BUTLER introduced thc following resolution ; which was agreed to :
Resolved, That until the end of this special session, no member be
allowed to speak longer than five minutes, nor more than twice upon the
On motion of Mr. MULLINS, the House proceeded to the consideration
The resolution in relation io thc rat i Heath >u of the Constitutional amend?
ment, and in connection therewith Message No. 5 of the Governor, was
Air. MULLINS moved to amend the resolutions as follows :
Whereas, The Coi 'ress of the United States, by joint resolution,
approved on the 1st (lay of February, A. 1). 1865,proposed an amendment
to the Constitution of the United States, for the ratification of the Legis?
latures of the several States, which amendment is in the following word?;,
to wit :
"SEC. 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punish?
ment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall
exist within the United States, or tiny place subject to their jurisdiction."
1. Resolved, therefore, by the Senate and Ilona- of Represent (dive* of the
General Assembly of the Slate of South Carolina, in General Assembly met,
and by the aidhority of the same, That the aforesaid proposed amendment
of thc Constitution of the United States be, and the same is hereby,
accepted, adopted and ratified by this State.
(CONTI S LIEU ON SIXTH PAGE j
A Wedding in tile C'louil?.
Thc famous balloon wedding, post?
poned on account of the illness of the
bride, is to take place on the first fine
day of tho coming weist, msteau OJ
to-niorow, as announced by one of
our contemporaries. The ceremony
will be performed by a Philadelphia
clergyman, who comos on expressly
for tlie purpose, in the presence of
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and other
invited guests. The preliminary ar?
rangements are now epiite completed.
A superb car belonging to Professor
Lowe has boen newly furnished with
Brussels carpet, damask cushions,
lace curtains and blue silk canopy,
and will be attached to the balloon,
but whether the ceremony will be
performed during the ascension, or
after tho arrival in the clouds, we aro
Tho parties to tho interesting event
are Professor Boynton, of Syracuse,
and Miss Jenkins, formerly of St.
Louis. The sister of the bride is an
artist of decided talent, and is only
waiting for the wedding to take place
to take her departure for Italy. Tho
trousseau was prepared under the su?
perintendence of Mrs. Wiutte, tho
well-known modiste, and includes
everything that is recherche belonging
to a lady's wardrobe.
The bridal costume is composed of
ashes-of-roses poplin, trimmed with
velvet a shade darker than Hie ma?
terial, and velvet buttons; hat and
basquine to match.
Thc bridesmaids' dresses arc of
lavender moire, trimmed with point
lace and illusion puffed in. One of
the bridesmaids is the .-ister of the
bride, the oilier the daughter of the
bridegroom. Between this young
lady, and her proposed step-mother
there is only one year of difference
in age, and both are said to bc very
Lady readers may be interested t<>
know that the bridal outfit comprises
beautiful embroidered petticoats, both
white and colored, costly lingerie of
every description, and a large number
of rich dresses. Among the latter is
a gold-colored silk, trimmed with
white ?.meut velvet and point lace.
Also, a fine white silver grenadine,
trimmed with white silk niched and
puffings of illusion. A green moire
antique, cut in the Pompadore style,
and trimmed with rich lace and
bugles. A superb blue gros grains,
trimmed with the new Chantilly lace,
designed in a border of leaves and
A very heavy black silk with velvet
ornaments, embroidered in white silk
and steel beads.
A gored scarlet morning dress orna?
mented with velvet Howers, and a
morning dress of fine whiteQnansook,
trimmed with six little rattles upon
tho skirt, and body made with a
tucked yoke and trimmed square,
with two narrow ruffles.
Then.' was also an elegant white
hat,with long veil of white silk blonde,
very slightly dotted with gold, and an
opera cloak of white cloth, bordered
with goat's hair fringe.
A large assemblage ?ney bo expected
to witness the novel and i tirions ex?
periment of a wedding in a balloon,
and to wish the happy couple all tin
joy which should bc anticipated from
a union commenced under such un?
usual auspices.-Ne ie York Herald.
MARTIAL LAW DECLARED IX MATA
MORAS AND BAGDAD. - Wc had a call
this morning from Mr. Wm. Walsh,
who arrived to-day by tho steamer
from the Rio Grande. He says Mata
moras has not fallon, nor has Bagdad.
More than this, he thinks that neither
of them are likely to fall, though
those places are certainly in a state of
Ho has halaled us an order, from
which we extract as follows. It is
issued by Gen. Mejia, and addressed
to the commandant at Bagdad, in
which he says, under date of the 18th
In consideration of the proximity
of a large force of the enemy, and
employing the powers given me by
the sovereign decree of the loth Sep?
tember, I have seen fit to declare:
1. That, martial law exists in the
cities of Matamoras and Bagdad.
2. Thc municipal authorities will
continue the exercise of their func?
tions, and will form a permanent
commission, according to the 1th
article of that law.
We also appoints a commission for
Majuro oros, and authorizes the com?
mander at Bagdad to appoint one
the/v. This the latter does on the
.jo/h and promulgates the general
o2fder.- NC'ti Orlcmt* ?*ica?iine.
The edifice in course of construc?
tion for Rev. i>r. Chap?n, in the
Fifth Avenue, will entail an expendi?
ture of $170,000, of which some
70.000 has yet t<> be raised by the