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Proceedings of the Legislature. '
SENATE.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5. "
The Senate met at 12 Meridian, pur uant to.
adjournmeht. The Clerk read the journal of
the proceedings of yesterday.
Mr. Dudley presented the favorable reportod
the Committee on Claims and Grievnnceswtoite
account of James Fuller for actintas essen
ger to the Special Committee on ClAims eLeon-,
tractors for building New State Capitol. and on
the accounts of Joseph Lawton & Co. for blan
kets furnished the Jail of Charleston.; and on
the account ofW..Wy I.arg -for worik done.iu
the Senate Chamber.; .all of ahiil were ordered
for consideration to-morrow; and also the unfa
vorable report of the. same Committee on the
petition of Benjamin Baird and others, asking r
compensation for services rendered the State;
which was ordered for consideration to-morrow.
The-Sente--proceeded-toMGeneral-Order
of the day, and proceeded with a second reading
of a bill tio repealthe -lP against usury, the
debateupon which had been adjourned yesterday.
Mr.-Porter--fibred'tire-foli tm'eid'idaet,
to strike out all after the enacting clause, in the
first section, and insert the following:
1. That all'acts or piarti of acts heretofore
enacted, providing pena'ties and forfeiturep for
receiving or contracting to receive, by way of
interest, for the loan, or for forbearing or giving
day of payment or money, or any other com
modity, above the suin of seven per centum per
annum, or which in 'any way prohibit or inter
fere with the contracts of parties relating to
the loan or use of money, be, and the same are
hereby, repealed.
2. That hereafter, every person lending or
advancing money, or other commodity, upon
interest, shall be allowed to recover at Paw, in
all cases whatsoever, the amount or value actu
ally lent and advanced, with interest after the
rate of seven per centum per annum, and that
the principal suns, amount or value so lent or
advanced, with interest as aforesaid, shall be
deemed and taken by. the Courts to be the true
legal debt, or measure of damages to all intents.
On the question of agreeing to this amend
ment, the yeas and nays were ordered to be
taken. Yeas 23; nays 19.
The amendment was therefore agreed to and
the title of the bill was changed so as to. read, a
bill concerning interest and usury. On the
question of agreeing to the 'bill, the question
was ordered to be decided by yeas and nays.
Yeas 18; nays 22. The bill was therefore lost.
The following reports were agreed to, and
were ordered to be sent to the House of Repre
sentatives for concurrence; Report of the Com
mittee on Finance and Banks on the petition of
James A. Strobhart, praying. to be refunded a
double tax; and also the report of the Commit
tee on Claims and Grievances on the claim of
Joseph J. Rowe, jailor of Marlboro district, for
committing and dieting a prisoner; a bill to
lease the Saluda Gap Turnpike Road in Green
ville district to' certain persons therein named,
received the second reading, was agreed to, and
was ordered to be sent to the House of Repre
sentatives; the report of the Committee on
Claims and Grievances on the claim of W. C.
Gootman for services rendered as Commissioner
in Equity for Williamsburg district, was agreed
to and was ordered to be :sent to the House of
Representatives for concurrence.
Tho Senate proceeded to the Special Order
for this hour, and proceeded with the second
reading of a bill to provide for the appointment
of Electors of President and Vice President of
the United States; and after some time spent
therein, on motion of Mr. Allen, the Special
Order was discharged, and the same subject was
made the Special Order for half-past 2 P'. Al. to
morrow.
HOUSE OF REPRlESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 m.
The Speaker made the following annonnee
ment: Alessrs. Mitehell, B. F. Perry, Sullivan,
Boyston, Graham and M~ullins, would constitute
the Special Committee, to consider the resolu
tions concerning the separate Court of Appeals.
Mr. Mullins begged leave to be excused from
serving on the Committee; leave being granted,
.the Speaker appointed Mr. B. H. Wilson as a
substitute; also that Messrs. Bryan, Harrison,
Melton, Moramgne and Pope, would constitute
the Special Commit'.ee on the New State Capi
tol.
Mr. Tillman presented the memorial of the
Treasurer and Commissioners of the Downer
fund, praying an increase of appropriation.
Mr. Cunningham. from the Committee on
Privileges and Elections, reported favorably on
the petitions of sundry citizens of Spartanburg,
,prnying for an additional election precinct; also
upon a similar petition sundry citizens of Edge
field District. Ordered for consideration to.
morrow.
Mr. DeSausure, from the same Committee,
reported a bill to increase the salary of the At..
torney General. Read the firzst time, and order
ed for consideration and a second reading to
morrow. (This bill increases the salary from
$1.100 to $1,500 per annum.)
Mr. Duncan, from the Committee on Agricul
ture, reported favorably, by bill, on so much of
the Message No. 1 of his Excellency the Gover
nor as referred to the State Agricultural Socie
ty. Read the first time and ordered for consid
eration to-morrow.
Mr. Mulling called for the Special Order viz;
a bill to reorganize the State into Judicial Dis
tricts, and to provide for the election of an ad
ditional Law Judge. On motion, the Special
Order was dicharged, and the bill referred to the
Special Coimmittee on the resolutions concern
ing a Separate Court of Appeals.
Mr. Mobley asked and obtained leave to with
draw from the files, the petition of sundry citi
zens of Edgefield District, praying for the dis
continuance of a certain election precnet.
House adjourned..
SENATE.
-Tucasoir, Dec. 6.
The Senate met at 12 mn., pursuant to adjourn
mnent. The Clerk read the journal of the pi-.
ceedings of 'yesterday.
Mr. Mazyck moved a reconsideration of the
vote taken yesterday, whereby a bill concerning
interest and usury was rejected on the second
reading, And the'same was ordered.
Mr. Witherspoon moved that the bill be made
the Special Ordor of the day to morrow, at 1 p.
mn., and be printed, and the same was ordered.
Mr. Allen presented the petition of Lewis
Covar, praying compensation as a messenger in
the contested election for Senator for Edgetield
district for 1854; which was referred to the
same Committee.
Mir. Marshall presented the utnfavorable re
port of the Committee on Military and Pensions
on a bill to alter and amend the Militia Laws of
the State; which was ordered for consideration
to-morrow.
Mr. Cannon presented the petition of the
Cowpen's Artillerv'praying to be paid an arrear
for 1854; which was referred to the Committee
on Military and Pensions.
A bill to secure to married women a separate
estate in property to which they may be entitled
at the time of marriage, or to which they may
become entitled afterwards, being before the
Senate on the second reading, Mr. Brockmnan
offered an amendment, which was ordered tp be
printed, and the bill was passed over.
The Senate resumed the General Orders of
the day, a bill to amend an act, entitled an actI
for the establishment of a general system ofI
registration of birthsq, marriages and deaths in
the State of South Carolina, and a bill to aid
the city of Columbia in the construction of new
water works, and for other purposes, received
the second reading, were agreed to, and were
ordered to be sent to the House of Representa
tives.
A t five minuotes to 4 p. in., on motion of Mr.
Witherspoon, the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 U.(
Mr. Mobley presented the petition of sundry C
citizens of Edgefield Distriet, praying for the (
disconitinuance of a certain election precinct. L
Referred to the Committee on Incorporation.
Mr. Hearst, from the Medical Committee, re
ported by bill on the memorial of thme Medical
Association of South Carolina, praying for a I
amr perectnode of reistering births, marri.
Ines and deaths in this St:te; read tp fir
ime, and ordered for a second reading to-muor
'ow. -
Mir..SpaiP offered a resolution' referring-it to
he Committee:onloads. Bridges and Ferpes
,onquirp iato the expediency oftallowing eom
ensatiof! to lamd oftners (ori all hnnds converte<
o:publioises,. and that the. Committee hav
eave to report by bill.or otherwbre; inmediat
osigoration wastordered, and the resol trion
The H~ouse resumed the consisteration of' th
seneral Orders, and the following reports, bill
bc., were agreed on and ordered to be sent t
he Senate: -.
No!28. Reports of the .Committee on Colored
opulation on the presentrfentof the Grand Jury
if Lexington, in relation to slaves carrying
ledly weapons.
No. 29. Report of the same Committee on tl
>esentment of the Grand Jury of Kersha's
listrict. . .. ,
No. 30. Report of the Medical Committee ci
he accounts of Drs. Turpin and Jones, and W
. Miller.
No :srResolutions 'ofInquiry as tothe-ex
aediency of certain changes in the Military
aws.
. No. 33. Report of th enCommittee of Way
md Rteans on memorial of the North Easteri
ailroad Company, praying exemption of thoil
-eal estate from taxation, (unfavorable.).
No. 34. Report of same Committee on memo
ial of City Council of Charleston, for powe
o tax banks dividends, or to be allowed a por
ion of tax levied on banks, (unfavonible.)
No. 35. Report of the same Committee or
eport of Pendleton Railroad Company.
The Special Order was then called for viz
Sundry bills to provide for the election of Pros
dent and Vice President of the United States
also a bill to alter and amend the Constitutiol
)f this State so as to give the election of Gov
srnor and Lieutenant Governor to the people.
The House resolved itself into a Committe<
af the Whole, M~r. Memminger ins thre chair.
On motion of Mr. B. F. Perry, the bill t<
rovide for the election of Electors for Presi
ient and Vice President was taken up.
Mr. B. F. Perry said he did not intend to make
t speech. The House was in possession of th<
Aill, and he had so often expressed his views or
he matter now before the House that he tool
iut'little interest in it.
lie would call the attention of the House t<
he fact, that before the next Legislature woul<
neet the Vote for a President and Vice Presi
lent would be cast, and it was for this Legisla
re to make the change, or allow the vote of
south Carolina to be lost, for he did ngt believi
he Governor had the right to convene an extra
ession of the Leni.,lature, for the purpose o
asting a vote for 'resident and Vice President
,he.Constitution gave the Governor the right t<
onvene the Legislature, upon extraordinary oc
urrences, and an occurrence which happened
:very four years yvas not an extraordinary one
and did not warrant the Governor to call an ex
ra session, and throw the State into unnecessa
y costs. If a change was to be made, now i:
he time; various propositions had been made
o effect a change, but in his opinion the plan
>roposed in the bill now before the House, was
he proper. one, it was a plan on the Federa
sis, not on a property or popular basis, bu
pon a Federal basis, the only true arnd just ba
is. It gives to each Congressional district on
letor.
[Owing to the length of the debates we clos
>ur report-TE itRErorTER)
SENA TE.
FrrDAv, Dec. 7, 1855.
The Senate met at 12 3i.', pursuant to~adjou.rn
nent. The Clerk read the Journal of' the pro
:eedings of yesterdary.
The House of Representatives sent to th~
Senate for concurrence the report of the Specia
Jommittee, composed of the Abbeville delega
ion, on the annual return and rgport of the JD
[a Howe Estarte; which was referred to t'h
.ommittee on College, Ednen"tion and Religion
nd also, the report of the Committee on In
:orporations on ithe pietirtins of thre citizens an<
nebers of the lButler Guards, praying for am
ict of incorporation asa an independant company
hich was referred to the Commiittee onr Incor
orationls and Engrossed Acts.
The Senate proceeded to the General Orderi
>f the day, and considered on the second reading
bill to secure to married women a seperati
state in property to which they may be enrtitle<
t the time of marriage, or to wich they ma.1
>ecome entitled afcerwards, and after sonie timn
upent therein, the Senate, at the hour designated
>roceeded to the Special Order of the day fri:
P. M., a bill concerning interest anid usury.
Mr. Mazyck moved that the second section bi
tricken out, which is irr the following language
" SEC. 2. That hereafter every person lendini
>r advancing money or other commodity upon
nterest, shall be allowed to recover at law, in al
ases whaitsoever, the amount or value actuallj
ent arid advanced, with interest, at the rate o
even per centum per ainnum, arid that thin pri
ipal sum, amount, or value, so lent or advanced
vith interest as aforesaid, shall be deemed an<
aken by thre courts to be the true legal debt, 01
neasure of damages to all intenrts arid purposes
o be recovered with costs: Procided, That it
ll ases where a less rate of interest than sever
>r cent. per annum has been agreed on, onmll
ruch rates shall be recovered."
On ihs question of agreeing to the amend
nent,thre yeas and nays were ordered to bi
aken. Yeas 18; nays 21. The amendment
tas therefore lost..
On the question of agreeing to the Bill, thi
luestion was ordered to be decided by yeas an<
iays. Yeas 25; nays 18. The Bill was there
ore agreed to, and wars ordered to be sent tc
he House of Representatives.
Mr. Gist offered the following resolution
vhicb was ordered. for consideration to-morrow
o wit:
Resol red, That his Excellency tire Governor
n returning the resolations of the Legislatur<
>f Massachusetts, has exercised a proper discre
ion; and that his course ini relation to this mat
er meets the unquarlified approbatiotn of thu
Uegislatre of the people of the State.
Mr. Moses, from the Committee on the Judi
iary, reported the following bills, to wit : abil
:o punish assaults committed with concealei
veapons; and a bill to prescribe the mode o
.rial of slaves and free persons of color accusec
f capital offences. The bills severally receivec
he first reading, and were ordered for the seconc
eading to-morrow, and to be printed..
The Senate proceeded to the Special Orde>
'or 3 o'clock P. M., a bill to provide for thr
ppointment of Electors of President and Vice
res~ident of the United States. The qnestion
iret arising en the amendment of the Senatoi
'rom A bbeville, being a substitute for the whli
3ll, providing for the election of Electors b)
he general system, and wvhich had been yester
lay printed by order of the Senate, was orderer
o be taken by yeas and nays. Yeas 15~; nays 27
['he amendment was therefore lost.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House tact at 12 m.
Mr. McGowan, from the- Committee on the
litary, reported favoramblv on certain. resoln
ions, referring to thre expediency of establishinI
>bservatries in the State, for the purpose 01
aking astrononiical observations. Also an un.
avorable report on memorial of the Norti
astern Railroad Company, in relation to thc
assage of said road through certain lands be
anging to Board of Officers of the 4th Brigade.
LUse unfavorabiy on a bill to declare the lawv ir
elation to the qualification of voters for officers
a the volunteer military organizations in tiui
stt Also favorably on tihe petition of the
sttes Rights Artillery, praying an appropria.
ion; ordered for consideration to-morrow.
Mr. Thomson, from thre Comimittee on Claims
eported favorably on the reports of Senate oni
he accounts of W. Hutchinson, J. A. Hutchin.
on, W. C. Footman, T. D. Chalmers, ....T
owd, S. B. Graham, Charleston Courier, and
;eorge Warren. Also reported on the accounts
f T. M. MIouzom. A. C. Stouton, W. B. Doyle,
roson & Slider, Luxembourg Claim, W. F.
Wrisoe, J. A. Lott, A. Pialmer. Reid & Norris,
. I. Green, D. R. William, Anderson Gazette,
'.G. Pickett, A. H. Delser, and T. Davids.
Mr. Read, from the Committee on Colored
'opulation, made nas unfavorable report on tire
.oluti e ferr.,3..ing tn a .niinfinn tax bingm
levied upon Indians, gyptans, &e.: ordered fu
" considerationrto-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Tucker, the Hou' resolve
Vithtelf into-ttcommittte'ef' the '.wihole4, Ir. W{1
lianis in teachir, n'nd pheeedei} to the~on '
erati'on of the tlpecipl. Order, -iiz: --A&billj
improva the Free School Systen of this S14
(Mr. ,Tucker.) A bill'to establish Acndenile
and Common Schools in this State, (ir. Mc
ragno.) A Bill to establish-.4eademies in IlI
State.(reported by .the gpmmittt .on Edue:
lion.)
On motion of 51r. Tucker, the Bill toimprov
the Free School System was taken up for di!
Cission.
Dir. Tucker.-The nember who mo'ed ye!
terday that the Special Order be discharged, an
made the Special Order for to-day, is.ot in hi
seat; if he were present, he would be entitled t
tI floor. .1 to not know whether .he intende
to enter into the discussion upon the bill or no
I am i:clined to think he did not. I feel no di!
t position to wake a speech, having alrendy mad
all the remtrks I-intended ,on jy3tersay. ''h
bill now orn the table i.s rerbatim the same bi
ehich ww-pesid'htthe-liist'sessiof6.- T al
wish this matter disposed of in some shape c
other, and therefore move that the Coamnitte
a rise, report ,the bill to the House, and recon
a mend its passage.
Mr. Blanding.-I hope the House will nc
accede to the proposition made by the membe
from Spartanburg ; there are two other bills o
the table, one reported by the member fror
Edgefield, which, in my opinion, i1 a much bette
system than the one proposed by the membt
i from Spartanburg, and the very system Sout
Carolina needs. The Committee on Edncatio
thought differently, however, and they had als
reported a bill, neither of which the member
have had time to rend, and consequmently wer
a unprepared to vote. The same courtesy exter
ded to the member from Spartanburg, shoul
also be extended to the member from Edgefiek
Mr. Tucker.-I have no opposition to th
other bills which have been reported. They ar
eniirely different bills, and do not conflict; ti
one is to improve the Free School system, an
the other to establish Academies; both may b
passed by the House. I only wish to get a vote
and dispose of this vexed question, for if we ar
overslanghed this time, there will he an end of il
If members are earnest in their wish to make
reformation in our Free School system, now i
the time to do it; if we postpone action on thi
matter now, there is then no hope of improve
went. I censure no man, for his opinion, and i
the bill is to be killed, let it be done at once.
insist upon my motion.
Mr. Blanding.-If the member has done li
duty, it is very certain the rest of nas would no
do our duty if we were to vote on the lill it
present. The members have not had time to reni
and examine the bills. I differ with nay friend
his bill does conflict with the hill introduced b;
the member from Edgetield-and also with the bil
reported by the Committee. I shall move to la;
the anotion made by the member from Spartan
burg on the table, and also move that the Com
mittee now rise, report progress, and ask leav
to set again on Monday next, at 2 o'clock p. m
Mr. Tucker.-I would suggest the propriet;
of making a vote on the bill to-day ; the busines
of the House is rapidly aceumulating, and w
have grave and important matters to discus:
Let us do one thing at a time. I have read tI
other bills, for they have been printed and lai
upon our tables; they contemplate the establish
went of : high order of schools, t hat has nothin
to do with the Free School systean. I do no
oppose the bill, but if in order, I still insist o
my anotion.
Mr. Pope.-T voted for this bill Inst year, an
in all probability will do if ngain. I cnn see in
impropriety in laying thec bill introdued -by th
metmber from Spartaaaburg upn the table, noam
the other bills hanve been disenasied. If I am
forced to a vote now I will lavce to vote agan
hais bill, for I hanve not had time to reaid or exan
ine into the tmerits of the other bilk~
Mr. Blanding.-I move that thec Comnmitte
rise, rep~ort progress, and ask leave to sit agai
on Monday next at 1 o'clock p. m.
Mr. Thoms.'o.-I do hope thec Commaitte wi
rise. 'rhe bills were only pliaced tupona our table
this morning, and an ant prepared to vote
they evidently do conthiet, thouugha I have nac
had tiame to read ti,emn enrefully.
Mr. Pope.-i haave been steadily rending th
bills, sia they lavce been placed up)oinmy tiabhi
aid h~ive not tinishied reading thaenm yet. ;and I a
unprepared to vote. I hope the Coummittee wvi
rise.
The question, "shall the Committee rise?
was decided ini the affirnmat ive. Atfler thae Speal
or resumed the Chair, Mr. WVilliams reporte
that the Comnmittee haad considered tae bills bcn
foae thecm, reported progress, and a-ked leave I
set again on SMonday naext, at 1 o'clock p. im
wivcih report was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Hlammnond, tihe 1101n0 ra
solved itself into a Coammittee of the Whaole, i'll
Memminger in the CThair, and proceeded to thm
consideraltion of the Special Oraler for 2 o'cloc
P. M., viz: a bill to provide foar the election c
Electors of P'ressident aid Vice-Presidenat of ah
.United States, (introduced by i$1r. I). F. P'erry:
Mr. Tillman.-Thaere seems to be an haone.
difference of opitnioni amlfong the naembers of alh
Hlouse as to whetLre the Constitntinal righ
grantted by the Constitution of the United State
to vote for Electors of President and Vice-Presi
deant is vested ; some think it is in the Legiska
ture, while othters think it is in the people
both are equally righat and equitable. I am on
of those who believe that the right is vestedi
the people, and not in the Legislature.
My first proposition is, that the election
Electors ought to be given to the people iaa oi
der to prevent corruption in our Legislative be
dies. If it is the righmt of thec Legislature
South Carolina to vote for Electors, it is equall
the right of thae Legislatures of thme other State
to do the same ; it is a bad rule thant won't wor
both ways. Let uts see what the operatio
would be if all the States voted for Electorsi
the manaaer Southi Ciarolina does. The whol
number of members of both brandhes of tha
Legislatures of the several States in the Unin
is 4.257; one-half of that number, 2,228, adi
200 or 300 to this, in order to obtain a larg
majority, and 2,500 mfenl control the election c
President. WVho is the President ? Ta lk abon
the power of the Czar of Russia, and of thi
decaying glory and lost influence of the Empc
ror of Rome, neither of them ever had half s<
much power as the President of these Unitel
States has; he, and he alone, regulates ani
controls all the mighty machinery of this might:
Government. lie has thec gift of 35,000 Fede
ral officers, and the control of $85,000,000
Party secures the election of President, and hi
secures a majority of these members of Coan
gress under his control.
The gentlemen from St. Jolina's fells us that
pressuire of $85,000,000 is too great for flesh t<
bear. I admit it. I charge no Legislmature witl
corruption, and though men may be uncorrnpted
they arc corruptible. The Stales of New York
Pennsylvania and Ohio have 85 etectoral votes
How-many members are there in'bntha bralnche
of their Legishltures? They have 428-24
being a majority. Five other States-Virginin
Kentucky, Tenntessee, Illinois and Idiana
have 26 votes in thte Electoral College, an<
have 546 memberg in their Legislatures. it i
well for these States that they did give the elee
tiou of Electors to the people, for if they ha<
not, thae Unlion would have baeen dissolved toni
ago. There are so many conflicting interest:
throughout, thec States, that the Legislature,
never could have concentrated upon any tw<
candidates for thte Presidency, and the resul
would have been that the election would have
been thrown into that corrupt body, the linus
of the Federal Representatives. TJhere has beoo
but two elections for President made by the
Federal House of Representatives, anid suel
was the demoralizing eff'et, that the Constitu
tion was amended in ]804, which is the las
aaendment ever made to it.
There were then foar candidates before fh
Electoral College ; members tact at the hotir o
midnight, and bids were made upon the votes o
influential men; and such was the corruption
that Mr. Adams, bait for thes conistitutioanal provi
sion that forced him to accept, lie would resign
and send the electiona baek to the people again
The people always will vote but for two candi
dates for the Presidency, for they never agni
will suffer the election to go ianto thae House o:
Federal Representatives.
IL ha..s 1.,.ta s.aid tiant tha1is ei a t ur o~ r h:as :lI
r ways reflected the will of the people of South
Carolina. Sir, this Slate boasts of her fret: trade
d doctrines, and is the head of the State Rights
6 oracy ; yet I doubt very much whether the
t ure.Af't.k State reflected the will Qf'
a the. pie Yteh they voted for Willie P. Man.
igsum,'i mantwhois now noticed but for two
s things - hideconsointed-Whiggery, and his ardent,
f dervotion tt& hiv potations. I never felt the blnsh
a ofshame ?n my cheek, as I did on one occ:inuth
1 .ltlst in ,4ashingtop; I was walking with a
distinguished gentleman, and this Mangun reeled
e past. " There goes the man," said he, " your
St: te voted for 'resident." .
T'he gentleman f'rom St. Johin's has told us a
. great deal about the :French :Revolution. I
J .should like to know what the French Revolution
a has to do with the. election of Electors. It is
t cuslotnary nowa..days to refer everfthing to the
d I Freneh.Reyolution,apd: the. French Revolu'ion
t to everythinr, as the College boys do with
e Greece and-R-ome,nd when the-gentleman from
o .St. John's was edifying us about.the French
Retolu ioni I was sure Grdeee and Lorie would
I come next..
' - y iek:iitnun~nieljeople of'tiiitte know
r nothingof thrir.ovn StateafaTire, but:are.con.
e tinualy tispt in'h state of excitement about the
corruptions at Washington. Who do they elect?
They have n'othing but a mere semblance ol
t sovereignty, granted them by having the election
r of a few militia officers given them, and I charge
a it upon (he Parishes that keep up this military
a organization, in order to divert the minds 9f
r their intelligent constituents from the affairs of
r their own State. I am no demagogue. I know
h that I am regarded as an outlaw and a Red Re
n publican by the Parishes, and fit only to be
n transported to'France; but I wish nothing more
s nor less than to have equal justice done to every
e section of the State.
.We are nothing more than a medium nyerage
d of middle classes of our State, snd I cannot
1. account how it is that we possess so much more
e wisdom here than we do when we are at home.
e We are not a-body of legislators, but a body of
e electors, for we elect one hundred and fourteen
Sofficer.,, besides the district boards and managers
e of elections. The Legislature is mrried to the
, College, the Military Academies and the Lunatic
e Asylum.
I will vote for the bill offered by my friend
a from Greenville, And I now assure him 'that he
s will find in me a warm friend in all matters fe
s lating to State politics, although we differ widely
. in Federal politics. He and I are married in
f State polities and against the Parishes.
I On motion of. Mr' Cunningham, the Commit
tee rose, reported progress, and asked leave to
s sit to-morrow, at I o'clock P. M.
t .Ilouse adjourned.
ARTHUR SIMKINSJ EDITOR.
EDGEFIELD, 8. C.
e WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1855.
COTTON.
s A friend writing to us from Hamburg, on yesterday,
e says, " The Cotton Market is declining. Fair Cotton
is now elling fur 8ets,"
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE.
FouaTEEN applicants have just been admitted to the
R Courts of Law and twelve to the Courts of Equity for
L thus State. For Edgelield, we take pleasure in naming
t Mr. M. W. GtAR, on the Equity side, and Messrs C.
A DAiMS, Titos..J. ADAMS,.and H. W. ADDzsoY oa the
Sside of the Law Courts.
e tGy" A Lonntent & ROTAL, of Augusta, Ga.,keep the
I best asso'rtmecnt of boots, shoes, gaiters &c. 4:c., in all
n the.<e parts. Never go down without catling on them,
4 if you arn needipg anything' in this line. We mean
- what we say, whent we,prunounce theirs an A. No1
establishiment.
Ii -+e- -
ALAR3ha.'
A correspondentof thie Abbeville Iadepender. Press
Iwriting from Greenville S. C., gives doleful intelhi
Sgence as to theeforthcoming hog crop. lHe says that
speculators ard.eadeavoring to buy up all the hogs in
4Kentucky--that the Russian Government had an
agent there who some weela ago purchased 200,000
e head for the'Ittissian army--that the Englispi Govern
, ment had an agent there too and the French Govern
tnment likewise-that agenits of all kinds are travelling
Inight and day itn Tentnessee purchasing all the stock
they can find at surprising prices-and that alt along
. the Georgia. Rail Rload the people arc offering eight
cents and cannot secure any at that price.
Trhere's a Cock'and Bull story for yoim, gentlemen !
When Russia and France and England are in the
)scales against us, we must kick the beam of course.
And kirking the beatm in this case would seem to im
ply that we are to have no hog and hominy. " It's
all in my eye, Betty Martin O."'
cGEN. AYER ON SOUTHERN RIGlhTS.
SA few weeks since we received a copy of an address
edelivered by General Lawms AI. A via, of Barnwelt,
upon " Southern Rights and the Cutban Question ;" but
have not until now had an opportunity of noticing it.
eWe have read the views of our friend with much in
terest. They are at once elevated in point of feeling,
sensible in point of policy and graceful in poinit of ex
.pression. Th'le address was delivered on the 4th of
.July last before the people in the neighborhood of
.- hippy.Swamp, Barnwell Distrnet, and Is published
aby thema. It is a neat pamphlet, from the press af A.
r J. BURKE, Charleston, and altogether worthy the seri
ous attention of every one who has at heart the beat
f interests of the South, especially as opposed by North.
-era Fanaticism. .
GENERAL CARY.
Wi had the pleasure 'of hearing the oilher pight in
Columbia one of the set harangues of this distinguished
temperance lecturer ; and we must say that he ba~s the
r facility .of entertaining an audience after a most
Sagreeable fashion. It was in the ball of the Ihouse of
a Representatives that lie delivered the speech to which
a we allude. His auditory was an overflowing one
Sand, judging from the repeated rounds of uproarions
applause, evidently a most appreciative one. There is
in his oratory a rather singular cominghing of elegance
and slang, the object of which we suppose is to ac
t commodate all grades of hearers. A rhetorical flour
Sish of considerable grace Is -followed up by some
'grotesque illustration worthy of a King's jester. An
Soccasional passage of real pathos is suddenly displaced
by some broadly ludicrous incident by way of illustra
tion. He jumps "from grave to gay" with all the
agility of a chamois among its native 'rocks. While
his arguments are frequently very impressive, their
force is certainly broken in no small. degree by the
.palpable search after effect which leads him not un
frequently a little beyond the limits of really tenable
~ground. At'all events though, CAR is a full head
and shoulders above the common herd of temperance
1lecturers. Ife is said to be a man of considerejsle
frtune andI to have adopted his apostleuthip in this
cause from a feeling of genuine zeat. The fact is well
calculated to prepossess a Southern crowd in his favour,
distinguishing lhim as it does from the merceenary
trikster who plays Ihis part for shser love of filthy
lucre.-On the occasion of which we speak, the yen
erablc Chief Justice O'NEaL, sat by his side in all
the rich canonicals of a high-priest of the Order; and
it was absolutely gratifying to observe thte bright
symptoms afforded by his changing features of the
delighted workings of the heart within. The old man
was manifestly happy.
I Will not the Judge be kind enough to send the
>General round ihis wayi Our people will assuredly
esteem it a very great treat.
And yet, after all, we have some doubts whether the
efforts of even this mighty champion are calculated to
(d0 much in the way of a temperance reformation.
For although his oratory in the main is fine, yet there
is so much of the actor (not to say buffoon) evinced in
his displays, that most men after hearing him feel as
if they had hut attended a show. They go out and
he impression is that of.a mere " tale that is told."
.hey applaud the speakey most heartily and arereally
grateful to him for having beguiled a weary hour or
t~wo in so pleasant a manner. But thIs is all.
An incident, on the evening of the lecture in ques
tion, will illustrate our meaning: Two gentlemen
were leaving towards the close of the address. One1
remarked, as they emerged from the hall,--" A capital
lecturer that fellow CART !" " Admirable," respon
dot the other--" What say you to droppiag in at
Truesdll's and takiag a hot ewhiskey punch beforc wce
GOVERNOR ADAMS.
We intended to have ac'companied our publicati'
of the message of 1is Excilleney, Gov. AIaxI, li
sundry remarks upon its vartioW-medts, tut did i
reach our post lasteweek in time to do so. ;The doct
men.has now beesr in the possession: of-,our readei
long ''nough for tltht to ha e...thoroighly scanned
in every part; and wedoubt not'th-ey agree with t
in esteeming it one;bf the best State papers that hi
emanated frtih a Chief Magistrate in South Carolin
Xlli'gli tihei'if5W% of f o- itts, f5'igard i
which this gentleman and that may incline to cheria
diff rent views from those advanced by the Governoi
yet, as a whole, perhaps no message has been betti
talculated tan:his to enlist. .the general adiniratih
and nppraval of South Carolinians. It is at onee cah
and decided, prudential and independent throughout.
We regret to see a disposition in one or'twoquartei
to-cavil at the eure- adopted..by his Excellencyi
respect to the Governor of Massachusetts. It wi
but the natural prompting-oPa spirited iheart'nd;It
we think, right is se. Considering the motive whir
snggested the step--a loyal devotion to the honor t
South Carolina-the attempt to hold itup to anima
version would seem to lave its source in stme let
commendable feeling than a concern for the preserva
don of established usages. We believe the peopl
everywhere would endorse the action of Governi
ADAMS ; and we trust, if anything is done inth
matter by our Legislature, it will be such as to ai
minister a withering rebuke to the hypercritical spit
that would seek, for little or no good at the best, t
cast a reflection upon one of the truest sons of ti
State, and that tooin his capacity ofGovernor of Sout
Caroina.
FURMAN JNIVERSITT.
Ws ewe to some friend a copy of the latest " Cat,
logus of the Officers and Students" of thisflourishin
institution. It is very full and satisfactory, givink
list of the professors as well as students, and a ft
display of the curriculum of studies. The faculty i
now complete, the Revered hAuts P. Bovcx being t
successor of'the late lamented Professor Mtgs. Hi
department ii that of " Systematic and Polemi
Theology and Ecclesiastical History," and the highs
confdence is felt in his ability to meet the requiremen
of his position. The number of students in attendant
the current year is taoo hundred and twently-eight,
whom 138 are pursuing exclusively the studies of th
Academical Department; 85, the Collegiate studies
5 are in the Theological Department; and. 15 othe
are engaged in the Literary Course, with the Ministr
in view.--A Normal Department is about to be adds
to site University by resolution of the Board of Trum
tees at a late meeting. Until it is fully arranged, th
professors propose to make a beginning on a limits
scale at once and have determined to devote an extr
hour each day to the instruction of Normal classes
In connection with the extra instruction thus ensure
to the different Schools, each Professor will disec
the best methods of imparting instruction In his ow
branch.-TI e " Rules of Discipline" of Furman Uni
varsity are admirable. We should be glad to repel
lish them at length had we room, so completely d
they cover the ends of order, decency and gentlemani
behaviour.-The University term consists of 40 weeki
The highest expense of the Academic Department ft
that space is $46, of the Collegiate the same. Boar
it is said, can be obtained in private families at fro
$10 to $12 per month. The following note is worth
the attention of farents and guardians who propose I
send scholars to this institution: .
g" To avoid extravagance in the expenditures s
the Students, Parents and Guardians residing at a di
ance fr m the University arm requested to appuni
some member of the Faculty, or some citizen of Greet
villa, as Patron of their sons or wards, and to depos
with him all funds (or udefrayintg thte expenses of tI
year, with special instuction in reference to its dis
bursement.
Jn thtus alluding with some pertienularity'to the Ca
algtte before us, we are prompted by an unfeigni
repect for the men and measures connected with th
great educational movement in South Carolina as thi
far developed. We look to is as second in importancel
none unless it be the College at Columbia. .And 'a
rc disposed most heartily to lend our aid at all timi
to its advancement, so long as it preserves the presti
of its liberal and enlightened initiative,
A FINE PLACE FOR SALE.
The public will please observe, among other advsi
tisements of this issue, one from the Commissioner
Oflice of valuable land belonging to the estate of t
late N. L GatrFun. it was postponed from sale-da
last for the simple reason that the order was net ol
taned as expected. But now the order is signed I
the Chancellor and she sale will positively proceed
advertised in our present issue. The property is highl
desrable in many respects, and those wishing to pu
chase had better look out lest thtis first rate opporti
niy of getting an admirable residence and plantatic
should slip them.
We are requested also to state that the Administra
tor's sale (part of thme same property a splendid gang<
negroes) will also positively proceed as advertised.
STATrE hOUSE s's STATE CAPITOL.
Wa copylrom the Caruliniaa the remonstrance
some good citixen of the State, against the chani
that appears to be gradually working its way in ti
style of designating our Legislative Building at C
lumbis. Is occurs to us that he is right In speakiti
out for the old name, " Sae-Housae." It expressi
every thing quite as well as State-Capitol, is a some
what shorter term, and is the name by w hich v
always knew the building ini question. The no
structure is to be an infinitely grander alair than til
old one ; and this is perhaps thme cause of the desire
give it a grander name. The notion is false in poii
of taste. Simplicity and grandeur, according to Lou
Kans and the rest, go hand in hand everywhere.
simple name for a noble object always. Which
better, Tathle Rock or Caesar's Head!i the nativ
original, expressive appellation, or the fanciful, higi
sounding, borrowed one!i There is about the san
difference bestveen State-Hlunes and State-Capitol.
The philological hint thrown out by the Caroliaian
correspondent is also worthy of attention.
" His name is John," wrote the good old Zachtarii
of Scriptural History.
" It's name is State-House," would be the decisic
of each venerated worthy of a past and better day.
PRESIDENCY OF THE COLLEGE.
Professor McCaY (strangely enough pronoune
M~cCov) has been elected President of the South Carc
hina College. He was formerly professor in the colleg
at Athens, Georgia, and was about to. he offered th
presidency of that institution. He has however bes
secured on this side the Savannah. His abilty is sai
to be of very hi1gh order, and the expectatiop is genei
ally expressed that he will discharge the responsibi
duties of his new post tyish ensanent success. So mco
i-t.b
CONFERENCE APPOINTMENTS.
WE have received the list of appointments by th
Souhm Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episeo
pal Church, South, but our columns are too crowde
to publish thtem this week. We perceive that Revi
Jens H Z ClEaNa and Jassa S. Nat~sox has
been appointed for the Edgefield Circuit during tI
ensuing year.
Cadet Appointments.
Tite Board 6f Visitors of the State Military Acada
mie have made the appointments of Cadets for th
ensuing year. Among the number (which is eighti
seven) we observe the following names froma Edgeliel
Dlstrict, viz:-M. WA aD, F. P. Duaxx-r, A. J. Not
as andi J. F. BJANKs.
g~r WuENr a lhouse-keeper is lost so deep in though
that she sprinkles the boiling clothes with ralt, an
puts the Ilat-iron into the soup, it is time that she pa
more attention to domestic cookery, and lees to sth
lastovel.-Graham's Mtagaxine.
Religious N~otice.
Ts Fifth Sunds~y Union Meeting of the 4th Divi
sion of the Edgetleld Baptist Association will be hal
with the Horn's Creek CI.urch,on Friday before the5t
Sunday in December.
RIOBT. MERRUIWEATHER, chair..
Ts next Ministers and Deacons' Confereneof :1
Second Division of the Edgelleld Baptist Associatio
will be held with the Good Hope Churcb, on Frida
before thefifth Sabbath in December next, to meet
ten o'clock A. N.
Elder Josnx TaarF, to preach the Introductory Sei
mn. Elder B. F. CoaL~sy, alternate.
st Subject continued from last Conference.-Who
constitutes a Call and Qualifications for tho~iospe
Ministry ? 2d Subject.-Whether or not there shoel
he Deaconesses in Churches as well as Deacons.
J. W. COLEMxAN, Mofercrfar,
usou.. RAN, a& R. C-lerk
For the Advertiser.
h l to Fee that
oft e irt led to
I quark of Ap ,-3 11 be a is
( byti The I e
ha su 09e ' . l o
is a syste
W5 Wih heen i ht bitdf sting oe
0 on, taking mere boasting for truth, have become
h blind to the facts of the case, and reconciled to the
r, most monstrous errors in judicature aver practiced
It 4a nepeople. I adIt he K_ TaJedgm
N alty to the extent our nature Is capable of attaining.
But still - eliee-oqtsismiliasi ;gtil-A ei
a administer justice according to law. -In some instan
n ces they dofo course, but not in all by any men ; and
a their short-coming *s pernicious and distructive to the
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h Human nature is the same weak thing, wheth,
if manifested in the peasant, the ploughman, the Senator,
e well known, the Circuit Judges of Common Pleas,
L- when met to~etheri cos ute sh w of Ap
e peals-and t e d u gese f , itote
K the Equity Cours aAppeals. If Iai of these two
e bodies should deem it possible for their sublime wie
I. dom to lie as fault iatdeekiptbinU, and then only a
it case is ordered to be carriesidups the Coertt.Errors,
o which is constituted qf both of the eboys 4ibunals
e united. When~therefre sa dgtispd.awith the
h decision in his case.on sse Crq itjdesba..herright to
carry it up to either of these Celrtaef..Apppealp, and
no further. Theirseuteneissreyoble, eause
is at an end, whether justice be meted out or not,
unless peradventure vanity.r ' iwmint r,'uadom
a might esteem itself captle of euring,bdn.Me omni.
I potent Court of Errors Is appehd to;-ind fiies an
irreversable decree; -Let as undeostind - thi sigh that
no complainant, no mole party ia asuit"en'bt ;dmit.
i ted to make his plea in'the Court-afElrors. ii must
c be sent thither by the.Judges ofthJe Court of Appeals,
or their own determination is final ., ,
This is the'working of our whole machine for the
administration of justice. The Judge oi the Circuit
f hears a cause-he takes notes of the eidence, he in.
a structs the Jury-they perhaps decide atccerding
to his views if they have rte astuteness to apprehend
them. The defeated party takes san:Appeal, usl the
y Judge who in the first istancadeidedma1ils a full
d report of the case, aoording, to his uudernstding of
,. what was said,: proved and. doe,.and #hsMAppeal
a Court will hear no other account of-tihe snattet not
d withstanding clouds-of wisn ssenipightbea.ahaped to
a substantiate its correctness. What a mockery of jus
tice! What a mockery oflu i! What ieo ry of
d common sence ! - Il it'posdiblifor a singrEJudge who
a has to settle thelaw of allths eassi tried before'him,
a while thus eiereisntinhts facufties-ahd faringihom to
their utmost, to accurately and unerringiy s'eddwn all
,. the testimony b. it is adduced' i'n dut! 'No! -Such
t s thing is impossible, ,and Is cpeuna i berstanding
y of the weakest cliien might beai witnes to the,fact.
s. Yet to maintain the dinitij arn'tiespet ofi~he Bbnch,
ir the Judge mit be~ suposed 'tid'l ehinfallible in this
I, respect, and no little Ationiey can be head in oppos
a ition to his vague renembrance of the facts of's case,
y though that Attorney may-kitow them as famillirly as
a his alphabet. -
But this Circuit'Jddge, who in the firit insiance
>f tries, and it may be, d'ecides theeuse, hears it again
P- in the Court of Appeals, -for-thee each Circuit Judge
I becomes one of the Judges of .hiss own -conduct. I
it. would like now for some sage or philosopher,u s ome
m one deeply read in tha baun. .heart, noilsteum me if
*this Judge can be animpartial Judgedin 5issistaase,
or could ordinarily render a decision prejudicial to has
Sown previous opinion and -judgment:! WhMo will say
ithat such an act~ievement~ia the. main, is compatible
with frail human natura i The unsophisticatedl little
Sboy was astoniuhed to fand-the President of the United
States to be a man; so too waslTonce to findlthat a
Judge was only a man, filled with man's infirmities,
and liable to be biased by all the weak prejudices of
our nature. I ant sorry to say It, that a Judge is hut
a moan still, and subject to all hr. weaknesses-his
petty pride, h's pridre of opinion, his obstinacy, and
-. even bin incorrigable ignorance, and devilish cruelty.
'. Why Jeffreys himself was a Jurige, arid s6 was ord
tO Norbury.
y This poorecreature then, with a thoasand imperfect
Sions on his head, and a million times more about his
'7 heart, is asked in the Court of A ppeals, along with
15 others, to reverse one of hi. own judgments. Ofcourse
ly he resists the motion, and as he is the only person that
r- can represent the facts of the case, he almost invari
tably induces the othier Judges assocIated with him to
in sustain him in lain course from Alpha even to Omega.
It is stated by Philosophy, that every nman eres the
1 world differently. It would therefore, appear, that
af every lawyer would see the matter in contest before a
court differently. But the Judge who tries an issue
in Barnwell or Edgefleld, it matters not how false
Smay be the medium through which he beholds it, or
Show horribly distorted, his natural vision is then
Sthinking, looking and seeing fur all the Judges ; he
cause he not only attempts to deriule the law, but to
iinetruct the Jury how in heterpret the facts, and when
he is required, preparatory to,.an appeal, to write out
,his report, it is sure to comns colored and.tinged with
-his own peculiar views, and as he only is supposed to
She fully acquainted with the dispute, the arbetrameint
of the Court of Appeals, bas noother hue or color than
is given it by the first presiding Judge. The officer who
t takes down the proof or evidence in the first trial should
never be compelled to form, or-be allowed to eaprues
a conviction thereon, until the cause is finally adjudi
Scated ; for otherwise, he ust, to some estent, give it
bin own impression, and the highest judicial tribunal
*in the State should in the last resort decide upon the
e unadorned, unaccumulated facts, as they originally
issued from the mouths of the witnesses.
SBesides that very fellow-feeling which influences
in all classes, order. and .associations of men, even
down to the robber-hand, has a power as activesamong
Judges as sinong the follower. of Ignatius Laoyola
n himself. The better gentlemsen they are, and- the
better-bred, the more Insensibly and forcibly are they
constrained to supportand protect oneanother.- When
sittag on the Appeal bench or elsewhere the Judges
d are always happy to sutain this opiniuns of their asno
'ciate brothers.
0Our Judiciary is'inefhielent and rotten. No Judge
Swho hears a causp should he allowed to report it. A
n capable and discreet person who gives no opinion
dthereon should be appointed and sworn to make the
report. No Judge who tries a cause on the Circuit
0should be permitted to adjudicate the same in thae Court
a of A ppeals, for-his decision -there will be warped by
his first opinions;~ No set of associate Jodges sheif
be the final reviewers of their own conduct, for their
S viewi wifl h64 bissed by self-love, by'the loveisfleif
e~ lans, and tainted by falsehood, false principles, anid'>
d insidiolas corruption, and' flagr'ah inconsistency.
-. Every man who claims the right of a citizenof a free1
0 republic, should enjoy the privilege in the last resort,
o of appealing from * number of associate Judges, who
may be prejudiced agsinst bts.person and his cause,
to a higher tribunal that shall be elevated above ali
.sinister influences. 'If a South. Carolinian should be,
*dissa tisfied with the judgment of an Appeal Bench in
. iis eases and ready to pay the expense of his prossee
d tion, his acsess to a higher.authority should notdepaihd4
upon the capricious opinions of this same Bench of
Associate Judges. isap sure that wise- as they are,
and honest an they are, those who wear the etmine in1
t this State, do not yet monopolise Its wisdom and
d probity. Would to God Itey did. The universal
y voice of South Carolina should demand abeurt oL
5 Appeals constituted of other Judges than those who.
try the causes oi the Circuit; and we shouldinstituta
a Court of Error.sto which. the poorest being might
carry his plea.
Without a fundamental change in our Judiciary,
dwe shall.Iose one of the geatest blessings- of uivl-.
h liberty, and be subjected to a blind Judicial tyaity
more revolting than that hy.which we were oppressed
in our desperate clenihl struggles. Is has comie to
e that pass'tnow, Fellow-citizens, that every lawyer of
n aumen sani teli you what will be the decision of your
y cae in the Court of Appeals as soon ashe reatdsthe
a report of the presiding Judge on the Circuit, and be.
fore a single type has been set in his brief.
CAMIDE.d
Lst.
of SILVAR SPECTACLifA, recently purehzhed
of Dr. Gedeott. The finder will be libently rewrd
ed by delivering thema at this 0%cg ,
n~c. 12 tr ,eS
BY. ENI&-L.
the 6th instant' by the Rev. Jimai'
Mod ' W.LIAhI D6aa and Mhiss EMILY CATIO,
amn,t; 4aughter of J.S. Buzzard, Esq., all of
his
j 1BITUA RI.
Dh'ibtt, at the residence of her
Iau ter. . M. A. Crifton, on the 2d inst., Mrs.
1:. F. GRIFFIN, -aef of the late Snowden Grit.
in, in the 69th year of iler age.
She was presidens Culdhnbia Count, eor7
rieh e fh heal ^
But, alas ! her disease changed for the worse. and
hxrbappgpspirit gt.. of
rent.
M1rs. Gairpix had been a coasilifritl 'uember of
the Baptist Chureb for many years. Slib died ar
Ba, avi no a th thIb
As a friend to the poor, distressed and aflieted' slso
by anyof.bexsea. ". we'shewsiensbsueleecd
her most. f bAs leikap.oply a piirpnpe adoredt
for his obedieneeai inwas -1 aftentiqu paid here
rd four afectios d4gg spara their irre2
m. .low.. :. . , . -- . 'o
E 8ubsriherar4 reetr-hellig year
'her" covenietly' looig-- ad} 'roitl9#table
'WELLING. It is'stuateiaoni the lige6eli&
,heatham Plainli Ron.l, imiape4ietely in 'rerte the
.ourt flotse se . contan si woll-arra. .*'
fetly miBshed Rooas. In the yard is a 6e.Jwell
.f ;wateretgether.'ith a god Kitchen, &nhoks
[Iouae; Crib. Stable. &.' For fbrther partietlars
ippily to the" Advertiser'Ofbee, or'to
Sirs.S. Y, GOLDING.
Ie1 t 9f8
jROM -the -aubleriber en the 8th lust., TWO
1- ORBS,-rne's large' Ran Horse; the
,her Wasml Bay Poieyy(a'wrnre.) -A reasuAb..
reward will "he paid iGa hir .rrovyi urhyia
ae ai ,ncerning ttscn, y t J ' ROEI%. ;
Y Virtue of 'Sundry err ti -f.FI h., to me di
oily1i Januaryn ne t iti .t - -
pe C anon otter
Plaintiffs vs. The SameSix Negroe1 viz: Charles,
Peter. I~u4 o $ti reliza'
md Saralann. I will plan sell, ,in the above stated
ass, on Friday tOe 4th day.of ,nary, at the resi
lene. of tie Defefdalnt, Dr. . p. Griffin, the
Stoek of Cattle, Ilogs, Cotton; Cotton.Seed, Corn,
Podder -Slcks; Potatoes, one .Cart, Plow Geer,
me SaddleAnd flridle, one Carriage aid farn,ss,
toe Cutting Kiire,onePiann, lfouseTol and Kitch
tm Fursiiture, one Lot of Medieiges.and Medioui
P'Ruzttre, Bledibal and M1iscellancois Library, Su
ar, Flour, Baoan, &o. ..,.. -
Luther Roll vs. Allen Franglin ; A. J.Bambo vs.
Fhe Sadse; Other 'Plaintiffs vs Thu S A, Two
Negroes, viz: Jim and Margaret .
J. Jprdan vs Ransom Jordan, The inttcreat of the
Defenda'ttanoitn'ordan, in' OnesTi-actot Land
sitniui1R Tice lnedred and sevenly (570)~ acres,
nare bi 'ed by lands of-Amos Landrum,.
.'W, 11M 1ier! Dr. Jelio Landromu and 'Samuel
. 1W' S etokia'. Samuel C Scott' .Otler Pfa19
1ta'ie"Saine, The interest of tho Defendant
in Bie'aci of Landu. ebit ng 'twel1ve hund rea,
(2iO) at#-s, more o'r lh-a, adjoining lAnds of F. W.
B3At,' J1Imes11arnidia and others.
.' A. ilbei-t vs Thomnas K. Coller, o Tract'
at tasnd containing three liundred :.nd 'finy (350)
acres, more orhldss, ndjoimig'lazids 4(' Jam.,Black
well Charles Freeman and others.
~fijah' Watson, bearer, vs JTohn 'Autry; The
Same vs John Autry and. Mlary Autry; Other
P'aintiffs vs The Same, The Trset of Land where
the 'Defendafnt Mlary Autry lives, containing two
hundred and G~fy (250) a.res, more'or less, ad
joining lands of 13. T. Boatwright, Mrs. Elizabeth
Pfislh and others.
Wmi. HI. Norris vs E. M. Cotrder and M. Coader,
De Tract of Lanmd containiing Fifty (50) acres,
iore or less, adjoining lands of Thomas S. Bates.,
WPadgett and others.
Win. 1!. Not-ris vs Joel F. Warren, One Tract
u land containing Ones Ulndred and Fifty (150)
eres, inore or less,.adjoining lands of Ml.B. Whit
te, Af. Warren and others.
Clark & Tihkotsan vsaTillman A. Walker ; Samu
el A gner vs The-Same, Onji Negro girl Sarah.
Win. Rawl vs Jessec Schumnpert; The Same vs
rhe samte, One, Tract of Land containing Two
Iundred (200) acres, mnore or less, adjoining lands
of Win. Boukuight, Wiley Sehumnpert and others.
Mloses liarris vs James Morris, Oe. Tract of
Land containing two hundred and forty (240) nores,
more or less, adjoining lands of B. WV. hatcher, .
(hesley Wise. and others.
Riohard ~Gregory ads. Daniel Posey, One Tract
uf Land containing five hundred (500) acres, more
r less, adjoining lands of WV. L. Colenman, B. M.
Posey and others.
S. S. Boyce vs Joseph Patterson; The Same vs..
The Same; The Tract of Land where the Defen
dant resides captaining three (3) acres, more or less,
djoining lands of Wmn. F. Durissoe, F. W. Piekens
and others.
John liill, Adi'or., vs Win. Miner, One Tract
ot Land containing three (3) acres, more or less,
adjoining lands of L. B. Cochran, T. C. Ctjchraum
mnd thers.
John~ ,. L armon vs Francis.Ann Harrise~n, -One
Trt of Land containing two,, hundirwd and sty
mine (269) acres, more or less, qdjoining landa of
Iamee 13. Griffin, Bernj. B~ettis and others.
Samuel C. Str9m vs George Washington Strom,..
ne Tract of Lad contaiin four hundred (400)
acres, more or less. adjoiniag lads of S. C. Strom,
William Bird1 and others.
Julin M. Clark vs Johni C. Thomas and Thomas
3. Biktti OheTrilit or~aihd jpntanin one Aa
red mrndnhbae (109) ,sere,inorit r less, adjoining
ands of Tandy Buckhialter, Thonas Morgan and
thers-the propirtf or ThsaninM: Beirisett.'
S.-C. Stroni, Adsa'or.,. vs ..William, Strwn .and
John 13' briffis:Slnuel * ilhiamn vs The same ;
1. 13. Talley, Adin'or., vs James Wood, JDavld
narles ama Wilisam Stronner., Oe Tract of Land
ontaiing four hundred and# sixty-two (462) acres,
nore or less, adjoining landa .of Daniel Prescott,
William Prescott and others-the property of Wan.
R. Ml.Seurry, Adm'or., vs Georc , dater; Wil
im Daniel vs The same; Other iutatiffs vs The
me, One Tract of Land containing one hundred
md fifty (150) acres, more or less,. adjoining lands
>f Biram May and others.
David -Seigler 'and WillIam Seiet. 'txe'ors. vs
W. Freeman, John C. Coursey atnd Wile? Tim
nerman, One Tract of Land containibg two hen
Ired acres, more or less, sdjoining lands of George
B dand others-the property of the Defen
l ohn C Curseys i
JamesP.Grrlh v. Wan. H. Goodemanu Mfartha
. Kimb-irell One. Traet of Lamn4 coetaining ones
anndrefjlQ0O) adres, uMorp or lesqja oinag lands
t the bIouth Carolina Paper Manufacturing Com
any and-~othaers.
Urah Mars, beaver, va James Stewart and Chri&
oph Weatherinsgton ; John Quatlebn, T.C., y.
hritpdr Weathorington;j Jamest Sheppard v
~he same ;Other Plaintiff vs Theamne, One Tract
if Lsemd contaianing five llundred (501) acres, more
ir less,' adjoining lands of Henry Quattlebum, Geo.
arner, John Saunders and ofe.
James A. Talbert vs George Bansks 'The samo
es Geo B'anks and Francis Owensby, One Tract of
~and- containing one hundred and twenty-live (195%
'res, more or less adjoining Inasasr D. P, SeIt'
Famesisifa ank.oesrs.:. - C
Dec 11 4t. -4
Sherif's Sale, -.
STATE OF SOUT H- A ROLINA,.
EDOEFIELD bDSlC?.
Elizabeth Davis, A pplicant, 8Swaa.e
vs. 7 n
David Asline and *wif na otbyrs., , pasition.
BlY virtue of ana order from HI. T. Wright, Ordi-j '
- ntery o KagefieldDistriot, in the above stateds
taso,shalproceed to sell on thefiust Stnday in
January wog, at Edgefe14 Q. 1.., t4:s.al Etate of.
3Ba5h Wagaee, den.,. naoerettag of Taet of
L~adetaiuiwg Eighty (80k seres, inore or less.
Bituated in the District aforesaid, bounded by lands
i DleI E.-Atdrews, Joshua Hsrris, and Lewis
KTas-A credit of twelve nmnths. purchaser
giviag bond with two good speauitifaand anmortgago
sf the premises to the ordinary to secure the pur
bmaso enoney. Costs to be paid in ees.
L isJON~ps. . n
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