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BY JAMES A. HOYT. ANDERSON COURT HOUSE, S. C, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1861. VOLUME L?NUMBER 21. THE ANDERSON INTELLIGENCER, IS ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY, AT ONE DOLLAR A YEAS, IN ADVANCE. If delayed six months, ?1.50 ; and $2.00 at the end of the year. JAMES -A-. HOYT, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Advertisements inserted at moderate rates; liberal deductions made to those who will advertise by tho year. ran Jonimcnfs. The Report t)P THE COMMITTEE ON RELATIONS WITH SLAVEHOLMNG STATES. The following is the report of the Com? mittee on Slavcholding States, as adopted by the Convention on Monday last: The Committee on " Relations with the Slavcholding States of North America," beg leave to report that the}' have care? fully considered the three several proposi? tions contained in the resolution referred to them, which were submitted iu Con? vention by three several members from St. Phillip's and St. Michael's. All the resolutions referred to the Committee look to the purpose of confederate relations with our sister States of the South, hav? ing' common interests with us, and every cause, as wo trust', to indulge towards us common sympathies and to contract cor dial relation*. In such a purpose the Committee entirely and unanimously, con cur, and they recommend that evciy proper measure be adopted to accomplish such an end. Upon this subject so much unanimity prevails and has long prevailed in this State, that an argument thereupon would be wholly superfluous. All seem to agree that the first step proper to be ta ken for the purpose of promoting and se? curing the Confederation we seek, is the appointment of Commissioners by the authority of this Convention, to such States of the South as may call Conven tiohs to consider and determine their fu? ture political relations. Tho Committee advise that such stops be taken by this Convention, hoping and believing that our sister States of the South will correctly intepret our action in taking the initiative as arising, by no means, from any presumptuous arrogance, but from the advance position which cir? cumstances have given to this State, in the line of procedure for the great design of maintaining the rights, the security and the very existence of the slavcholding South. It has been a subject of anxious consid? eration with the Committee whether the Commissioners, whose appointment they recommend, should bo instructed to ten? der any basis of a temporary or Provi tuonal Government. Tne instrument called the Constitution of tho United States of America has been suggested as a suitable and proper basis to be offered for a Provisional Govern ment. This suggestion has been commended to the Committee by various considera? tions, which cannot now be set forth in full or at large. Among these arc : That tho said instrument was the work of minds of tho first order in strength and accomplishment. That it was most carefully constructed by comprehensive views and careful ex amination of detail*. That experience iias proved it to be a good form of government for those sulli ciently virtuous, intelligent and patriotic to cause it to he fairly and honestly con strued and impartially administered. That tho settled opinion of this State has never been adverse to that plan of government of Confederated States on account of anything in its structure; but the dissatisfaction is attributable to the false glosses, and dangerous nnsinterpre tation and perversion of sundry of its provisions, even to the extent, in one par? ticular, of so covering up the real purposes of certain legislation (meant to protect domestic manufactures in one section,) as to estop the Supreme Court in its opinion, from judicially perceiving the real design. That it presents a complete scheme of confederation, capable of being speedily put into operation, familiar, by long ac? quaintance with its provisions and their true import to tho people of the South, many of whom are believed to cherish a decree of veneration for it, and would feel safe under it, when in their own hands for interpretation and administration, es2>eci ally as the portions that have been, by permission, made potent for mischief and oppression in the hands of adverse and inimical interests have received a settled construction by the South. That a speedy Confederation by the South is desirable in the highest degree, which it is supposed must be temporary at first (if accom? plished as soon as it should be.) no better basis than the Constitution of the United States is likely tobe suggested or adopted for temporary purposes. That the opinions of those to whom it is designed to offer it would be concilia? ted by the testimony the very act itself would cany, that South Carolina meant to seek no selfish advantage, nor to in? dulge the least spirit of dictation. That such form of government is more or less known in Europe, and, if adopted, would indicate abroad that the seceding Southern States had the foresight and en ergy to put into operation forthwith a, scheme of government and administration competent to produce a prompt organiza? tion for internal necessities, and a suffi? cient protection of foreign commerce di? rected hither, as well as to guarantee for? eign powers in tho confidence that a new Confederacy had immediately arisen, quite adequate to supersede all the evils, inter? nal and external, of a partial or total in? terregnum. That its speedy adoption would work happily as a revivifying agency in mat? ters financial and commercial between the States adopting it and between them as a united power and foreign commercial na? tions, and at the same time would com? bine without delay a power-touching purse and sword that might bring to a prudent issue the reflections of those who may perchance be contemplating an inva? sion or to an issue disastrous to them? the attempted execution of such unholy design. Such are some of the considerations very rapidly stated, which address them? selves to this subject. It is contended that some limitation of the power to lev}* duties, and that to regulate commerce (and perhaps other provisions of the said Constitution,) may be desirable and are in fact so, to some of the Committee* yet these modifications ma}* be safely left to a period when the articles of a permanent Government may bo settled, and that meantime the Constitution referred to will serve the purpose of a temporary Confederation, which the Committee unite in believing ought to be sought, through all proper measures, most earnestly. It is also submitted, that if the tender of the said Constitution, even as a Pro? visional Government, should, in the opin? ion of the Convention, lie accompanied by a condition that it be subject to speci? fic limitations, expositions of ambiguities, or modifications, the Com mil tee would re? spectfully refer to the Convention itself such matters; and this is done not he cause the Commit-too would not willingly consider and report upon such subject, but because they deem it due to the Con? vention and the public interest that they should now lay before the Convention the substantial propositions contained in the following resolutions, which the majority of the Committee recommend to the Con? vention as fit to be adopted, viz : Resolved, 1st. That this Convention do appoint a Commissioner to proceed to each of the slavcholding States that may assemble in Convention, for the. purpose of laying our Ordinance of Secession be? fore the same, and respectfully inviting their co-operation in the formation with us of a Southern Confederacy. 2d. That our Commissioners aforesaid be further authorized to submit, on our part, the Federal Constitution as the basis of a Provisional Government for such States as shall have withdrawn their con? nection with the Government of tho Unit? ed States of America; Provided, That the said Provisional Government, and the tenures of all officers and appointments arising under it,shall cease and determine in two years from the first day of July next, or when a Permanent Government shall have been organized. 3d. That the said Commissioners be au? thorized, to invite the seceding States to meet in Convention, at such time and place as may be agreed upon, for the pur? pose of forming and putting in motion such Provisional Government, and so that the said Provisional Government shall be organized and cointo effect at the earliest period previous to the 4th day of March, 1861, and that the same Convention of se? ceding States shall provide forthwith to consider and propose a constitution and plan for a permanent Government for such States, which proposed plan shall be re? ferred back to the several State Conven? tions for their adoption or rejection. 4th. That eight Deputies shall be elect? ed by ballot by this Convention, who shall be authorized to meet in Convention such Deputies as maybe appointed by the oth? er slavcholding States who may secede from the Federal Union, for the purpose of carrying into effect the forgoing resolu? tions; and that it be recommended to the said States that each State be entitled to one vote in the said Convention upon therein; and that each State send as many Deputies as arc equal in number to the number of Senators and Representatives to which it was entitled in the Congress of the United States. ORDINANCES. At a Convention of the people of South Carolina, begun and holden at Co? lumbia, on the seventeenth day of Decem? ber, in the year of our Lord 1SG0, and thence continued by adjournment to Charleston, and there by divers adjourn? ments to the 26th day of December, in the same year. An Ordinance to make Provisional Arrange? ments for the continuance 0} Commercial - Facilities in South Carolina. "Whereas, it is due to our late confeder? ates in the political Union known as the United States of America, as also to the citizens of South Carolina, engaged in commerce,that no abrupt or sudden change be made in the rate of duties uponimports into this State; and whereas it is not de? sired by this State to secure any advant? age in trade to her own ports, above those of any of the slavcholding States, her late confederates in the said Union; and,where? as, this Ordinance, for the considerations indicated, is designed to be provisional merely. Therefore, we, the people of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, de declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared aud ordained : 1st. That all citizens of this State, who, at the date of the Ordinance of Secession, were holding office connected with the Customs under the General Government of the United States within the limits of South Carolina, be, and they arc hereby, appointed to hold, under the Government of this State?exclusive of any further connection whatever with the Federal Government of the United States?the same offices they now fill, until otherwise directed, and to rocieve the same pay and emoluments for their services. That un? til this Convention, or the General Assem? bly^ shall otherwise provide, the Governor shall appoint to all vacancies which may occur in such offices. 3d. That until otherwise provided by this Convention,or the General Assembly, the revenue, collection and navigation laws of the United States, so far as they may he applicable, he, and they arc here? by, adopted and made the laws of this State, saving that no duties shall be col? lected upon imports from the States form? ing the late Federal Union, known as the United States of America, nor upon the tonnage of vessels owned in whole or in part by the citizens of the said Stales ; and saving and excepting the Act of Con? gress, adopted the third day of March, 1857, entitled "Au Act authorizing the deposit of papers of foreign vessels with Hie Consuls of their respective nations." which said Act is hereby declared to be of no force with the limits of this State. 4th. That all vessels built in South Car? olina, or elsewhere, and owned to the amount of one-third by a citizen or citi? zens of South Carolina, or of any of the Slavcholding Commonwealths of North America, and commanded by a citizen thereof, and no other shall be registered as vessels of South Carolina, under the authority of the Collector and naval offi? cer. 5th. That all the official acts of the offi? cers aforesaid, in which it is usual and proper to sot forth the authority under which they act, or the style of documents issued by them, or any of them, shall be in the name of the State of South Caroli? na. 6th. That ii 11 moneys hereafter collected by any of the officers aforesaid shall, after deducting the sums necessary for the com? pensation of officers and other expenses, be paid into the Treasury of the State of South Carolina, for the use of the said State, subject to the order of this Conven? tion, or the General Assembly 7th. That the officers aforesaid shall re? tain in their hands ail the property of the United States in their possession, custody or control, subject to the disposal of this State, who will account for tho same up? on a final settlement with the Government of the United States. J)onc at Charleston, the 20th day of De? cember, in the year of our Lord, 1SG0. D. F. JAMISON, President. Attest?B. P. Arthur, Clerk. An Ordinance Concerning Powers lately vest? ed in the Congress of the United States. We, the people of the State of South Carolina,in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby de? clared and ordained, That all powers which by this State were heretofore dele? gated to the Congress of the UnitodStates, shall be vested in the General Assembly, except that during the existence of this Convention, tho powers of the General Assembly shall not extend, without the direction of this Convention, to any one of these subjects, to wit: Duties and im? posts, the post offico, the declaration of war, treaties, confederacy, with other States, citizenship and treason. an ordinance concerning" citizenship. We the people of the State, of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and or? dained, as follows: 1. Evei.y person, who, at the date of the Ordinance of Secession, was residing in this State, and was then, by birth, resi? dence or naturalization, a citizen of this State, shall continue a citizen of this State, unless a foreign residence shall be estab ed by such persons with the intention of expiration. 2. So, also, shall continuo every free white person, who, after the date afore? said, may be born within the territory of this State, or may be born outside of that territory, of a father who was then a citi? zen of this State. 3. So, also, every person, a crr^en of any one of the States now confederated under the name of the United States of America, who, within twelve months after the Ordinance of Secession, shall come to reside in this State, with the intention of remaining, upon such person's taking the oath of allegiance to this State, below pro? vided. 4. So, also, every free white person who sha4l be engaged in tho actual service, military or naval, of the State, and shall take an oath of his intention to continue in such service for at least three months, unless sooner discharged honorably, and also the oath of allegiance below prescrib? ed. In this case the oaths shall be ad? ministered by some commissioned officer of the service, in which the applicant for citizenship may be engaged, superior in rank to the applicant, and thereupon a certificate of citizenship of the applicant shall be signed by the officer and deliver? ed to tho applicant. 5. So, also, every free white person,not a citizen of any of the States above men? tioned, who at the date of the Ordinance of Secession was residing in this State, or who,within one year from that date, shall come to reside in this State, with the in? tention of remaining, upon such person's appearing before the Court of Common Pleas for any of tho Districts of this State, establishing by his or her own oath the residence and intention here required.and taking the oath of allegiance and-abjura tion below prescribed. (I. So, also, every person, not a citizen of any of tiie States above mentioned, at the dale aforesaid, who may come to re? side in this Stale, with the intention of remaining, and be naturalized according to the naturalization laws of this State. Until they may be altered or repealed, the naturalization laws of the United States, accommodated to the special con? dition of the State, are hereby made the laws of this State, except that instead of the oaths required by those laws in tho final Act, the oath of allegiance to this State, and of abjugation below provided, shall be taken. 7. In all cases, tho citizenship of a man shall extend to his wife, present or future, whenever she shall have a residence in the State, and shall extend also to each of his children, that under the age of eigh? teen years, may have a residence in the State. In like manner, the citizenship of a woman shall extend to each of her children, that under the age of eighteen years, ma}* have a residence in the State, Provided, That in no case shall citizen? ship extend to any person who is not a free white person. 8. The oath of allegiance to this State shall be in the following form, to wit: "I do swear (or affirm) that I will be faith? ful and true allegiance bear to the Stateof South Carolina, as long as I may continue a citizen thereof." q. The oath of abjugation shall be in the following form, to wit: "I do swear (or affirm) that I do renounce, and forev? er abjure, all allegiance and fidelity to ever Prince, Potentate,State of Sovereign? ty whatsoever, except the State of South Carolina." Done at Charleston the first day of Janu? ary, in the year of our lord, one thou? sand eight hundred and sixty-one. (Attest) D. F. JAMISON, Pres't, B. F. Arthur, Clerk. An Ordinance to Define and Punish Trea? son. We, the people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do de? clare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, that in addition to what has been already declared to be treason by the General Assembly?treason against this State shall consist only in levying war against the State, or adhering to its enemies, giv? ing than aid and comfort?and that treason shall he punishedh\j death without the benefit of clergy. An Ordinance Concerning Judicial Pow? ers. >Yc. the people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do de? clare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the Judicial powers heretofore delegated to this State, so as to form a part of the Judicial power of the United States, having reverted to this State, shall be exercised by such Courts as the (Jenoral Assembly shall direct. AN ORDINANCE to amend the Constitu? tion of the State of South Carolina in Respect to the. Executive Department. We, the People of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, do de? clare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the Governor shall have power to receive ambassadors, minis? ters, consuls, and agents from foreign pow? ers, to appoint such agents, to be paid out of the contingent fund, as in his discretion he may choose to employ; to conduct ne? gotiations with foreign powers; to make treaties by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, provided two-thirds of the Senators present agree; to nominate, and by and with the advice and consentof the Senate, to appoint such ambassadors.othcr public ministers and consuls, as the Gen? eral Assembly shall have previously di? rected to be appointed, and also all other officers, whose appointment otherwise shall not have been provided for by law; to fill all vacancies that may happen, dur? ing the recess of the Senate, in the offices to which he had the power to nominate as above mentioned, by granting commis? sions which shall expire at the end of the next session of the Senate, and to convene the Senate whenever in his opinion it may be necessary; Provided nevertheless. That,during the existence of a Convention, all treaties and directions for appointment of ambassadors, ministers, or consuls shall be subject to the advice and consent of the Convention or to its separate action. And it is further ordained, That the Governor shall immediately appoint four persons, with the advice and consent of this Convention, who, together with the Lieutenant Governor,shallfoima Council to be called the Executive Council, whose duty it shall be, when required by the Governor, to advise with him upon all matters which may be submitted to their consideration; and that a record of such consultations shall be kept; Provided, nevertheless, That tho Governor shall, in all cases, decide upon his own action. Done at Charleston, the 27th day Decem? ber, in the year of our Lord 1800. an ordinance to make provisional pos arranoements in south carolina. Whereas, the State of South Carolina owes it to her own citizens, and those of other States, that, as one of the contrac? ting parties, she should not prevent or in? terrupt the pcrfomanco of the pending contracts for carrying and delivering of the mails, made by the United States while South Carolina was one of said States: We, the State of South Carolina, in Con? vention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, that the existing postal contracts and ar? rangements shall be continued, and the persons charged with the duties thereof, shall continue to discharge said duties un? til a postal treaty or treaties shall be con? cluded, or until otherwise ordered by this Convention. -<? Aid for South Carolina.?The news from South Carolina received during the last three or four days, has produced uni? versal excitement among our citizens, and we have yet to hear of but few persons who do not fully sympathize with the gallant Palmetto State in their determin? ation to throw off the Black Republican rule. On the receipt of the first news concerning the evacuation of Fort Moul tric by the U. S. troops and a probable collision with the South Carolinians, about fifty of our young men, determined and true, promptly enrolled themselves, under a pledge to leave at a moment's warning for Charleston, prepared to ren? der whatever aid and service they might be called upon to perform in defence of South Carolina. The number has since been largely increased, and, were it deem? ed imperatively neeesessary. the number could be easily raised to hundreds. We trust there may he no occasion lor their services; but should such be the case, from our knowledge of the material, wc feel assured that their pledge will be im pictitly fulfilled, and that South Carolina will not secure the support of a braver and more chivalrous band.?Lynchbury (Fa.) Rep. 0_ Commissioners to thf Southern States. ?The Convention, several days since, elected the following Commissioners to the Sontheim States: Georgia?lion. James L. Orr. Florida?Hon. L. W. Spratt. Alabama?Hon. A. P. Calhoun. Mississippi?-Hon, M. L. Bonham. Louisiana?Hon. J. L. Manning. Arkansas?Hon. A. C. Spain. Texas?Hon. John McQueen. . Washington, January 2.?McKibben is the father of lion. James McKibben, lato member of Congress from California. He will not go to Charleston, but will remove the Custom House to the deck of a man-oft war, under the provisions of the Force Bill of 1832. It is stated in ".veil informed political circles that there may be ho Message at all on the subject of South Carolina, but simply a proclamation. This, however, I learn, depends on developments yet to be mado. Tho Cabinet remained in session until a late hour, discussing the proposition of the South Carolina Commissioners, who are now satisfied that no satisfactory ar? rangements will be made. Trescott has already gone, and the Com? missioners say that thoy will follow him in a day or two. They replied to the President's communication, to-day, charg? ing him with special pleading, and with having endeavored to avoid the plain is? sue fairly presented; Great doubts are expressed whether the nomination of McKibben will even be con? firmed by the Senate. The Post Office Department has can? celled the contract with the Isabel Steam? ship Company from Charleston to Key "West and Havana. No cause is assigned for the act. Members from the slavcholding States, just returned from their homes, say that the secession movement is rapidly on tho increase therein; while those who have been in the non-slaveholding States report that the people arc as earnestly rallying in other dircctidns- Soward, to-day, said to his political friends, that they ought to call on the President to give him their sympathy in consideration of the position ho has assumed relative to retaining An? derson at Fort Sumtetj and his disposi? tion to maintain the Federal authority. The Abolitionists, generally, aro begin? ning to crow, saying that they can and will crush disunion in tho bud. Serious apprehensions arc entertained here for the safety of the city: A motion will be made in the City Council, next MoiithvyjTo"appoint a Com? mittee to wait on the President and see if he intends to afford ample protection to the Federal City; if not, a public meeting will be called, and the citizens will take the matter into their own hands. Suspicions are entertained that North? ern rowdies will swarm here on tue fourth of March, with a view to the plunder and rapine of the Capital. Business of every kind is utterly stagnant, and universal gloom hangs over the city.?Special Des? patch to Charleston Mcrcitry-. Charleston, January 3.?Despatches received in this city say that General Scott has been ordered to protect Wash? ington City. The President has returned tho South Carolina Commissioners' letter without reply. The Commissioners are certainly on their way home. Democratic Senators say that the ap? pointment of the Collector for the port of Charleston cannot be conformed. The revenue cutter Harriet Lane is under scaled orders, but will not sail unless Mc? Kibben \s appointment is confirmed. Tho President says he will collect the' revenue and protect the property of the Government. Charleston, January 3.?It is report? ed that the Georgians have garrisoned Fort Pulaski. Everything here is quiet. Baker, m a speech at Washington, is reported to have said that the Republi? cans will not yield an inch, ovon to savo tho Union or prevent civil war. Charleston, January 3.?The Georgia delegation telegraphed to Savannah to take the forts, and it l as been done. Georgia has gone by a large vote for secession. Tallahassee, January 3.?A large num? ber of the delegates to the Convention ar? rived to-day. It is probable that Judge McGhec, of Madison, will be elected Pres? ident. A resolution will then be adopted declaring the right of secession. They will deliberately determine the terms of the ordinance of secession. Judge Mclntyrc has resigned from the Federal Courts. Charleston. Januar}- 4.?Thefollowing gentlemen have been appointed Commis* sioners to the Southern Congress: C. G. Memminger, W .P. Miles, James Chestnut, R. W. Barnwoll, R B. Rhett,L. M. Keittr W. W. Boycc and T. J. Withers. Charleston, January 4.?Despatches received in this city from reliable sources state that the fort at Mobile was taken last night. A large quantity of arms, ammunition and other stores were taken. Fort Morgan will be taken to-night.