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JOURNAL 



OF THE 



House of Representatives 



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South Carolina 



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January 8, 1782--February 26, 1782. 



Edited by 

A. S. SALLEY, Jr. 

Secretary of the Historical Commission of South Carolina 



Printed for 

THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

By The State Company, Columbia, S. C. 

1916 



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At a Meeting of the General Assembly begun and holden at 
Jacksonburgh on Tuesday the eighth day of January One 
thousand Seven hundred and eighty two. 

His Excellency the Governor and Members of the Privy Coun- 
cil being of opinion that the Safety & Welfare of the state made 
it necessary a Legislature should be convened, And there being 
no Legislative Body in existence, his Excellency by virtue of the 
Powers and Authority Vested in him by an Ordinance of the late 
General Assembly entitled "an Ordinance for the better Defence 
and Security of this state, during the recess of the General 
Assembly" passed the day of February One thousand Seven 
hundred and eighty, with the Advice and Consent of Council, on 
the twentieth day of November, One Thousand seven Hundred 
and eighty one. Issued Writs of Election for the several Parishes 
and Districts in the State directed to certain Commissioners for 
the electing on the Seventeenth and eighteenth days of December 
then next, Members of the Honble the Senate, and also of the 
House of Representatives, to meet in General Assembly on the 
eighth day of January One thousand seven hundred and eighty 
two. In consequence of which after due and legal notice given 
Elections were held as directed by the Writs, And the Gentle- 
men whose names are here under mentioned viz^ 
M^ Ferguson M"". Joseph Slann M*". John Ward 

Doct*". Ramsay Geo. Livingston R^ : Singleton 

. M^ Ed. Rutledge Hugh Rutledge R^ : Hutson 

John Owen Col^ Wilkinson Tho^. Shubrick 

Ralph Izard M^ W"* Skirving John Kean 

James Postell & M^ George Flagg — ^being some 
of the Members elected for the House of Represenatives met, and 
there not being a sufficient number to make a House, the Members 
present proceeded to the choice of a Chairman and M'. Hugh 
Rutledge being Chosen, took the Chair accordingly, And 
Adjourned the House . 

till to morrow mome. 10. oClock 

Wednesday the 9^^. 
The House met according to Adjournment 

Present 

M^ Chairman 
M^ Ferguson Col. Wilkinson 

M*".. Shubrick M'. Burke 

M*^ Keane M^. Ed : Rutledge 



• M*". Chairman adjourned the 
House till tomorrow 12 
o'clock 

Thursday the 10^^ 
The House met according to Adjournment. 

Present 
M*", Chairman 
M^ Ferguson Gen*. Huger 

M^ Burke M^ Ed. Rutledge 

Doct^ Ramsay M*". William Reid 

And then M*". Chairman Adjourned 
the House till to morrow 12 o'Clock 

Friday the 1V\ 
The House met according to Adjournment. — 

Present 
M'. Chairman 
M*^. Ferguson M^ R^. Hutson 

M*". Charles Dupont M^. Shubrick, and 

M*-. Slann 

And then M^. Chairman 
Adjourn'd the House till 
tomorrow 12 'oclock — 

Saturday the 12*^. 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
Present 
M*^. Chairman 
Doct'. Ramsay M*". Thomas Jones M^. Burke 

M*^. W°*. Robison M*". Henry Felder M^'. Geo. Rennison 

M*". Chairman then Ad- 
journed the House to Mon- 
day next 10 'oclock, 

Monday the 14*^. 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
Present 
M^ Chairman 
M*". Rich^. Hutson Maj^ Vanderhorst M"^. Skirving 

Col°. Beard Maj^. Boquet M'. Livingston 

M'. Chairman then Adjourn'd 
the House till tomorrow 10, oClock. 



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Tuesday the 15^K 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
Present 
M*". Chairman 
M^. Ferguson Doct"^. Ramsay M*". R^. Hutson 

M^ Izard Col*». Grimke M^ Burke 

M*". Chairman Adjourned 
the House till tomorrow 11 o'clock 

Wednesday the 17^^. 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
Present 
M^. Chairman 
Col°. Wilkinson M^ Glen Drayton M^ Ferguson 

Gen^ Huger M"^. R^. Hutson M^ Skirving 

JM/. Chairman adjourned the House till 
tomorrow mom&. 10. o'Ck 

Thursday the IT^**. 
The House met according to Adjournment, there being a suffi- 
cent Number of Members to make a House, whose names are here- 
under mentioned viz*, 

Doct*". Ramsay M'. Burke M^. Gibbes 

M^ Tho^. Jones M^. John Owen Col**. Grimke 

Mr. Beresford M"^. Danl Stevens VI"" Charles Warham 

M^. Hugh Rutledge M*" John Berwick Maj''. Vanderhorst. 
M^ Ja^ Vanderhorst M*^. W°» Scott M*^ Clements Brown 

M*". Gab^ Guignillatt M^ Jn°. Frierson M*^. Alex"^ Broughton 

M^ R<* Hutson Maj^ Pet^ Boquet Gen^ Huger 

M^ T. Waring S^ : M^ Ralph Izard, M^ George Flagg 

Cap* Shubrick M''. Ferguson Col : Wilkinson 

Cap*. Joseph Slann M*^. Geo. Levingston, M*^. James Postell Jun"^. 
M^ R^. Singleton M^ W". Skirving, M' : Joseph Glover 
M^ Glen Drayton M^ Jn<>. Kean Cap* : Alex''. M<^.Gregor 

M*^. Henry Hughes M*^. Lewis Miles M'' Mark Huggins Sen'. 

Cap*. W">. M<^.Cottery M^ Charles Dupont, M' James Moore 
Colo, ^m^ Stafford M^ Jn^. Moore M^ Tho^ Cater 

M^ Tho« Hutson M^ Ja^. Smith Doct^ Aaron Gillet 

M^ And^. Postell M^ John Palmer J^ 'Col^. Rich^. Richardson 
M"^. John James ) Col** Jonas Beard, M^ Joseph Culpepper 



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Co^. David Glynn Cap^ Mich^ Leitner. M^ George Ruff 
Cap*. Jno. Wylds Col«. Jn^. Thomas J^ M' Sam^M<^. Junkin 
Col<>. Jos. Kirkland Col Hen^. Hunter M*^ : W°^. Reeves 
M^ W" Kirldand Maj^: Rob* Lyall M*^: W°. Read 
M^ Will Myddleton M"" R^ : And'^. Rapley,Cap* : Henry Felder 
M*^ Geo: Rennison M*^: Will Robison, M^ Robert Lark 
M*" Jn<*. Parkinson M*". W"*. Dunbar, M' John Collins 
respectfully took the oath of qualification as directed by Law, 
and the oath of allegiance and Fidelity agreeable to the Consti- 
tutiouj — 

The House then proceeded to the choice of a Speaker, upon 
casting up the Ballots it appeared M*". Hugh Rutledge had a 
Majority of Votes And was declared duly Elected, M^ Speaker 
elect was accordingly conducted to the Chair, 

There not being any Candidate for the Clerkship of this House, 
the House requested that some one of the Members wou'd keep 
the Journals, untill a proper person cou'd be procured, M*^. John 
Berwick tender'd his Services, for the present, to the House, and 
they were accepted, — 

The House proceeded to the Choice of a Messenger and Door- 
keeper, upon Casting up the Ballots, it appear'd that M^. John 
Pritchard was duly elected and took the Oath of Allegiance and 
the Oath of Office, — 

M*". Edward Rutledge, i:etum'd as a Member for the Parishes of 
Saint Philip and Saint Michael attended, and being called in was 
asked by M*". Speaker whether he was ready to qualify 

Answered in the affirmative. 

M*". Burke was desired to administer to him the Oaths of Qual- 
ification and allegiance, — M^. Burke reported that he administred 
the same, and then M^. Edward Rutledge took his Seat as a Mem- 
ber of this House accordingly, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded that a Committee on Priv- 
ileges and Elections be appointed, — 

Ordered, That the following Gentlemen be of the Committee 
viz^ 

M*". Izard M*". Ferguson Cap^ Leitner 

Doc*" Ramsay M^ Ch». Dupont Col<>. Kirkland 

M^ Berwick M^ Jn°. Palmer, J^ M^ Rapley 

M*". Skirving. 'Col° Jn<>, James & 

Colo Beard M^ Felder 



A Motion was made an seconded that a Committee be appointed 
to draw up Rules and Orders to be observed by the Members of 
the House of Representatives, — 
Ordered — 

That the following Gentlemen be of the Committee and 
to report tomorrow Morning viz^. 

M*". Edward Rutledge 
M'. Izard M"^. Rich^. Hutson 

A Motion being made and seconded that a Committee be ap- 
pointed to prepare a Sketch of such Business as may be necessary 
to be taken into the Consideration of the House, during this 
Session 

Ordered 

That the following Gentlemen be a Committee for that 
purpose viz^ 

Doct*". Ramsay 
M*". Ferguson M"^ Rich<*. Hutson 

M^ Edw<*. Rutledge & M^ Burke. & Order'd to 
sit this Evening. — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that a Message be sent to 
His Excellency the Governor acquainting him that the House 
had made choice of a speaker and were ready to proceed on such 
business as His Excellency might have to lay before them, — 
Ordered 

That M*^. Burke and Col^. Grimke do wait on His Excel- 
lency with the Message. — 

M*". Burke reported that Col°. Grimke and himself had deliv- 
ered the Message they had in charge, and that his Excellency was 
pleased to return for answer, that the House shou'd hear from 
him as soon as a House of Senate was made, — 
The House then Adjourned till tomorrow Morning 10 O'Clock 

Friday the 18*^*. 

The House met according to Adjournment, 

Read the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings. 

M"". Speaker inform'd the House that several Gentlemen at- 
tended at the door, who were returned to Serve as Members of the 
House, and desired to know whether they shou'd be call'd in, and 
asked if they intended to Qualify ,-r 

Ordered. — 
That they be called in, and the following Gentlemen viz*. M*". 
Tristram Thomas, M^ Philip Pledger, M'^ William Dewit, M*". 
William Pegues, M*". James Bradley, M*^. John Gamble, M*". Solo- 



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mon Milner, Col°. William Henderson, M*^. Thomas Potts Maj"^. 
John James, M^. John M<^.CauIey, M"". John Baxter and M*^. James 
Thompson being called in were severally asked by M^. speaker if 
they were ready to qualify for the several Parishes & Districts for 
which they were respectively chosen, & being answered in the 
affirmative, — M*". Burke was desired to Administer to them the 
Oaths of Qualification and Allegiance, 

M"". Burke — 
Eeported that he had administered the same and they took 
their seats accordingly as Members of this House, — 

M^ Edward Eutledge — 
Reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Rules 
and Orders to be observed by the Members of the House, He read 
his Report in his place, and afterwards delivered it in at the 
Clerks Table 

Ordered, 
That the report be taken into Consideration immediately, 
Each Rule being then read and the question put on them respec- 
tively by M*". Speaker, they were unanimously agreed to, — 

Ordered — 
That the rules be fairly engrossed and Affixed to the Wain*» 
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Ordered. — 
That M^. Speaker do sign the same, — 

A Motion was made, and Seconded for leave to bring in a Bill 
for repealing an Act which makes paper Currency or Bills of 
Credit a legal Tender &^*. 

Ordered, — 

That M^ Burke have leave to bring in a Bill for that pur- 
pose, 

M*". Burke brought in according to Order a Bill and he read the 
Title of the Bill in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks 
Table,— 

The Bill for repealing an Act, which makes Paper Currency 
or Bills of Credit a legal tender &^\ was read a first time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second time tomorrow, 

A Motion was made and seconded, that M^ Stevens and M'. 
Scott be appointed Cashiers to this House, — 

^The journal did not state at the outset in what building in Jackson- 
borough the House met, but as it had a wainscott it must have been a dwell- 
ing or a church. There were no public buildings then in the village. 



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Ordered, That M^ Stevens and M^. Scott be appointed Cashiers, 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor, by the clerk of 
the Privy Councell, desiring the attendance of this House in the 
Senate, 

The House accordingly waited on his Excellency. — 

M^ Speaker being return 'd reported that the House had waited 
on his Excellency, who was pleased to deliver to both Houses the 
following Speech viz*. 

Honble Gentlemen of the Senate, M^. Speaker and Gentle- 
men of the House of Representatives, 

Since the last meeting of a General Assembly, the-g'ood 
People of this State have not only felt the Common Calamities 
of War, but from the Wanton and Savage manner in which it has 
been prosecuted they have experienced such severities as are 
unpractisd and will Scarcely be Credited by Civilized Nations, — 

The Enemy unable to make any impression on the Northern 
States, the number of whose Inhabitants and the strength of 
whose Country had Baffled their repeated Efforts, turned their 
Views towards the Southern, which a difference of Circumstances 
afforded some expectation of conquering, or at least, of greatly 
distressing — after a long resistance, the Reduction of Charles 
Town was effected, by the Vast superiority of Force with which 
it had been besieged. 

The loss of that Garrison as it consisted of the Continental 
Troops of Virginia and the Carolina's and of a number of 
Militia, Facilitated the Enemy's march into the country and 
their Establishment of strong post in the upper and interior 
parts of it, — And the unfavourable issue of the Action near 
Cambden Induced them Vainly to imagine that no other Army 
cou'd be collected, which they might not easily defeat. 

The Militia commanded by the Brigadiers Sumpter and 
Marion, whose enterprising spirit and unremitted perseverance 
under many difficulties, are deserving of Great applause, 
harrassed and offten defeated large parties, but the number of 
those Militia were too few to contend effectually with the col- 
lected strength of the Enemy — Regardless therefore of the 
sacred ties of Honour, destitute of the Feelings of Humanity, 
and determined to extinguish if possible, every spark of freedom 
in this Country, They with the insolent Pride of Conquerors, 
gave unbounded scope to the Exercise of their Tyrannical dispo- 
sitions, infringed their publick Engagements and Violated the 



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most solemn Capitulations, — Many of our Worthiest Citizens 
were without cause, long and closely confin'd — some on board of 
prison Ships, and others in Town and Castle of Saint Augustine, 
their properties disposed of, at the will and Caprice of the 
Enemy and their Families sent to a different and distant part of 
the Continent without the means of support — Many who had 
surrendered as prisoners of War, were kilPd in Cold Blood, 
several suffered Death in the most ignominious manner, and 
others -were delivered up to Savages and put to Tortures under 
which they expired — Thus the lives. Liberties and properties 
of the people were dependent solely on the pleasure of British 
Officers who deprived them of either or all, on the most frivol- 
ous pretences, — Indians, Slaves, and desperate Banditti of the 
most profligate characters, were caressed and employed, by the 
Enemy to execute their infamous purposes — Devastation and 
Ruin marked their progress and that of their adherents, nor were 
their violences restrain'd by the charms or influence of Beauty 
and Innocence, Even the fair Sex, whom it is the duty of all, and 
the pleasure and pride of the Brave to protect, — ^they and their 
tender offspring, were Victims to the inveterate Malice of an 
unrelenting Foe, — Neither the Tears of Mothers, nor the Cries 
of Infants could excite in their Breasts, pity or Compassion, not 
only the peaceful Habitations of the Widow, the aged and 
infirm, but the Holy Temples of the most high, were consumed in 
flames kindled by their Sacrilegious hands ; They have tarnished 
the Glory of the British Arms, — Disgraced the profession of a 
British soldier, and fixed indelible stigmas of rapine Cruelty, 
Perfidy and profaneness on the British name, — But I can now 
Congratulate you, and I do so most Cordially, on the pleasing 
change of affairs, which under the blessing of God, the Wisdom, 
Prudence, Address and Bravery of the Great and Gallant Gen- 
eral Greene, and the intrepidity of the Officers and Men under 
his Command, have happily effected. — A General who is Justly 
intitled, from his many signal Services, to Honourable and Sin- 
gular marks of j^our approbation and Gratitude. — His successes 
have been more rapid and compleat than the most sanguine could 
have expected. The enemy Compelled to Surrender or evacuate 
every post which they held in the Country, frequently defeated 
and driven from place to place, are obliged to seek refuge under 
the walls of Charles Town and on Islands in its Vicinity, — ^We 
have now the full and absolute possession of every other part of 



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the State and the Legislativej^xecutive, and Judicial powers are 
in the free exercise of their respective Authorities, — I also most 
heartily Congratulate you on the Glorious Victory obtained by the 
combined Forces of America and France over their Common 
Enemy, — When the very General who was second in Command at 
the Reduction of Charles Town and to whose boasted prowess and 
highly extolled abilities, the Conquest of no less than three States 
had been Arrogantly committed, was speedily compelled to 
accept of the same Mortifying terms which had been imposed on 
that brave, but unfortunate Garrison, to surrender an Army of 
many Thousand Regulars and to abandon his Wretched fol- 
lowers, whom he had Artfuly seduced from their Allegiance, ^ 
by Specious promises of protection, which he cou'd never have 
hoped to fulfill, to the Justice or Mercy of their Country, — 

On the Naval Superiority established by the illustrious ally 
of the United States, — A Superiority in itself so decided, and 
its its consequences so extensive as must Inevitably soon oblige 
the Enemy to Yield to us the only post which they occupy in 
this State, — On the reiterated proofs of the sincerest Friendship, 
and on the great support which America has received from that 
powerful Monarch, A monarch whose magnanimity is univer- 
sally Acknowledged and admired, And on whose Royal word we 
may confidently rely for every necessary assistance, — On the 
perfect harmony which subsists between France and America, — 
On the Stability which her Independence has acquired, and on 
the Certainty that it is too deeply rooted ever to be shaken, — 
for animated as they are by National Honour & United by one 
Common Interest, it must and will be maintained, — 

What may be the immediate Effects on the British Nation 
of the events which I have mentioned, of their loss of Territory 
in other parts of the world and of, their well founded appre- 
hensions from the powers of France, Spain and Holland, it is 
impossible to foretell, — If Experience can teach wisdom to a 
haughty and infatuated People & if they now will be Govern'd 
by reason, they will have learnt that they can have no Solid 
Ground of hope to Conquer any State in the Union, for, tho' 
their Armies have obtained Temporary advantages over our 
Troops, Yet the Citizens of these states, firmly resolved, as 
they are, never to return to a Domination which near six years 
ago, they unanimously and Justly renounced, cannot be sub- 
dued, and they must now be convinced that it is the Height of 



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Folly and Madness to persist in so ruinous a War, — If How- 
ever, we Judge, as we ought, of their future, by their past con- 
duct. We may presume that they will not only endeavour to keep 
/ possession of our Capital, but make another attempt, howsoever 
improbable the Success of it may appear to subjugate this 
Country, — It is therefore highly incumbent on us to use our 
most Strenuous Efforts, to frustrate so fatal a design. And I 
earnestly conjure you, by the duty which you owe, and the 
Sacred Love which you bear, to your Country, by the constant 
remember ance of her bitter sufferings, and by the just detesta- 
tion of British Government, which you & your posterity must 
ever possess, to exert your utmost Faculties For that purpose, by 
raising and equipping, with all possible expedition, a respectable, 
permanent Force, and by making ample provision for their Cqm- 
fortable subsistance, — I am sensible the expence will be great, 
but a measure so indispensible to the preservation of our Free- 
dom, is above every pecuniary Consideration, — The Organization 
of our Militia is likewise a Subject of infinite Importance, — A 
Clear and Concise Law, by which the burdens of service will be 
equally sustained, and a Competent Number of Men brought 
forth and kept in the field when their Assistance may be required, 
is Essential to our Security, and therefore justly claims your 
Immediate and Serious Attention, — 

Certain it is that some of our Militia have upon several 
Occasions, exhibited Instances of Valour, which wou'd have 
reflected Honour on Veteran Troops, — The Courage and Con- 
duct of the Generals whom I have mentioned, the Cool and 
determind Bravery repeatedly displayed by Brigadier Pickens, 
and indeed the behaviour of the many Officers and Men, in every 
Brigade, are unquestionable Testimonies of the Truth of this 
Assertion, — But such behaviour cannot be expected from Militia 
in General, without good Order and Strict discipline, nor can 
that order and discipline be established, but by a Salutary Law, 
Steadily executed. 

Another important matter for your' deliberation, is the 
conduct of such of our Citizens as Voluntarily avowing their 
j allegiance, and even glorying in their professions of Loyalty and 
attachment to his Britannick Majesty, have offered their Con- 
gratulations on the Success of his Arms, prayed to be embodied as 
Royal Militia accepted Commissions in his Service, or endeavoured 
to Subvert our Constitution, & re-establish his power in its' stead. 



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— Of those who have returfi'd to this State in defiance of a Law, 
by which such Keturn was declared to be a Capital OflFence, and 
have abetted the British Interest, and of such whose behaviour 
has been so reprehensible that Justice and Policy forbid their 

free readmission to the rights and Privileges of Citizens, 

The Extraordinary Lenity of this Stat« has been remarkably j 
conspicuous, — other States have thought it just and expedient 
to Appropriate the property of British Subjects to the publick 
use: But we have forbore to take even the Profits of the Estates 
Of our most implacable Enemies, it is with you to determine, 
whether the forfeiture and appropriation of their Property should 
now take place, — If such should be your determination, tho' many 
of our firmest Friends have been reduced, for their inflexible 
Attachment to the Cause of their Country, from Opulence to 
inconceivable Distress, and if the Enemy's Will and power had 
prevailed, would have been doomed to Indigence and Beggary, 
Yet, it will redound to the reputation of this State, to provide a 
becoming support, for the families of those whom you may deprive 
of their Property, 

The Value of Paper Currency, became of late so much 
depreciated, that it was requisite, under the Powers Vested in 
the Executive, during the recess of the General Assembly, to 

suspend the Laws, by which it was made a Tender; You 

will now Consider whether it may not be proper to repeal those 
Laws, and fix some equitable mode for the discharge of debts 
Contracted whilst paper Money was in Circulation, — 

In the present Scarcity of Specie, it would be difficult if 
not impracticable to levy a Tax to any Considerable amount, 
towards sinking the Publick Debt, nor will the Creditors of the 
State expect that such a Tax Shou'd at this time be imposed ; but, 
it is just and reasonable that all unsettled demands should be 
liquidated. And satisfactory assurances of payment given to the 
publick Creditors — 

The Interest and Honour, the safety and Happiness of our 
Country depend so much on the Result of your Deliberations, 
That I flatter myself you will proceed in the Weighty Business 
before you with firmness and Temper, with Vigour,. Unanimity 
and Dispatch. — 

J : Rutledge — ^ 
January 18*^, 1782— 



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His Excellencys Speech being fead, — ^A Motion was made 
and Seconded, that a Committee be appointed to draw up an 
answer thereto, 

Ordered, — 
That Doct^ Kamsay, M*^ Izard, M^ Hutson, M*" 
Ed. Kutledge, & M"" Beresford, be a Commitee 
for that purpose 

And then the House Adjourned till 
to morrow morning 10, °'Clock 

Saturday the 19*^. January 1782. 
The House met according to adjournment, 
Sead the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings. 
M*". Speaker inform'd the House, that Doct'. James 
Kichmond, retum'd to serve as a Member for Saxegotha District, 
attended at the door, and desired to know whether it was their 
pleasure he should be called in and asked if he intended to 
qualify. 

Ordered. 

That he be called in, and on being call'd in & asked by 
M^ Speaker, if he was ready to qualify as a Member of this 
House, He answered in the Affirmative 

M^ Burke, was desired to administer to him the Oath& of 
Qualification and allegiance, — 

M^. Burke reported, that he had Administred the Oaths to 
Doct^. Richmond, who took his seat accordingly, — 

The Bill for repealing An Act which makes Paper Currency 
or Bills of Credit a Legal Tender was read a Second time, agree- 
able to the order of Yesterday. — 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honble the Senate and 
that Doct*" Ramsey, and M* Beresford do carry the same. 

Docf. Ramsay from the Committee appointed to draw up a 
Sketch of such business as may be necessary to be taken into the 
Consideration of the House, during this Session, inform'd the 
House that they were ready to Report, he read the report in his 
place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerks table, where it 
was again read, and after being debated Paragraph by Para- 
graph was agreed to and is as follows viz^ — 

Report that in their opinion, the following Bills ought to 
brought in, — 

1. A Bill for filling up the Continental Battalions of this 
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2. A Bill for amending the Militia Law, 

3. A Bill for settling the Qualifications of the Electors and 
Elected in the next General Assembly, — 

4. A Bill for Vesting extraordinary powers in the executive 
during the recess of the House, for the better security of the 
State, 

5. A Bill for opening the Courts of Oyer and Terminer, 

6. A Bill for the revival of the Acts, that have expired, or 
that will expire with this Session. — 

7. A Bill for Stopping suits for debt, untill the next meeting 
of the General Assembly, — 

8. A Bill to suspend the operation of the Limitation act. 
And Committees appointed to bring in such Bills as are hereby 
recommended, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, That a Committee be 
appointed to prepare a Jury Bill, and that the Committee be 
instructed not to insert in the Jury List, the names of any per- 
sons who were excluded by the Writs of Election from Voting for, 
or being Elected as Members of the Senate or House of Kepre- 
sentatives. The following Gentlemen were accordingly appointed 
on that Committee viz^ 

M^ Ed : Kutledge 

M^. Ferguson M^. Burke. 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that a Committee be 
appointed to receive the names of such Persons as are proper to 
be Nominated Justices of the Peace, Ordinaries, and Coroners, 
for the Several Districts in this State, 

Ordered that, M^ Burke. 

M^ Stevens & M^ Cha^ Dupont 
be a Committee for that purpose, and that a Message be sent to 
the Honble the Senate, informing them, that this House had 
appointed a Committee to receive the names of such persons, 
as are proper to be nominated. Justices, Ordinaries, and Coroners 
for the Several Districts in this State and requesting that their 
House wou'd also nominate a Committee to join our Committee 
for the purposes above mentioned. 

The following Message was accordingly prepared and signed 
by M^ Speaker, 

In the House of Kepresentatives Jan^y. 19. 1782. 

Honorable Gentlemen This House having appointed a Com- 
mittee to receive the names of Persons, proper to be nominated 



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Justices of the Peace, Ordinaries, and Coroners for the several 
Districts in this State, request that your House will be pleas'd 
also to appoint a Committee to join the Committee of our House 

for the purposes above mentioned, Our Committee are M'. 

Burke, M^. Stevens & M*". Charles Dupont. 

By Order of the House 

Hugh Kutledge 

Speaker 

Ordered, 

That M^ Gibbes and M^ Flagg do wait on the Honbie 
*,he Senate, with the foregoing Message, — 

Docf. Ramsay reported to the House that M^. Beresford 
and himself had delivered to the Senate the Bill which they had 

m Charge, 

M^. Speaker inform'd the House that, M^. John Ward, 
retum'd a Member for S* : Bartholomews Parish, attended at the 
Door, and asked whether he shou'd be called in, — 

Ordered that he be called in, And on being asked by M"". 
Speaker if he was ready to qualify. 

He answered in the Affirmative, 
M*". Burke was desired to Administer to him the Oaths 
of Qualification and Allegiance, — M^. Burke reported that he 
Administred the Oaths to M^. Ward, who took his Seat accord- 
ingly. 

M^ Gibbes. 

Reported that M*". Flagg and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Message which they had in Charge & that that 
House had been pleased to return for Answer that they woujd 
appoint a Committee to Join the Committee of this House for 
the several purposes mentioned in the Message, — And then the 
House adjourn'd till Monday next 10, o'Clock 

Monday January 21«*. 1782. 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

Read the Journals of Saturdays proceedings. 

M^. Speaker inform'd the House, that several Members 
for different Districts attended at the Door, and desir'd to know 
whether it was their pleasure they should be called in and asked 
if they intended to qualify, — 



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Ordered that they be called in, and on being asked by M*" 
Speaker, if they were ready to Qualify as members of this 
House, — 

They Answered in the Affirmative. 

M^ Burke was desired to Administer to them the Oaths of 
Qualification and Allegiance, — ^M^. Burke reported that he had 
Administred the Oaths to Mess^^ James Moore, John E. Calhoun, 
Arthur Simkins, Hugh Middleton and John Murray for the Dis- 
trict of Ninetx.Six, also Benjamin Walker for the Parish of Saint ^ 
Stephens, and John Sandford Dart for Christ Church parish, 
They took their seats accordingly — 

M^ Speaker inform 'd the House, that several Members. icTT* 
different Districts attended at the door, and desir'd to know 
whether it was their pleasure they should be call'd in and asked 
if they intended to qualify, Order'd that they be call'd in & being 
call'd in and asked by M^ Speaker if they were ready to qualify 
as Members of this House, they answered in y« affirmative, — M*". 
Burke was desired to administer to them the Oaths of qualifica- 
tion and Allegiance, — M^ Burke reported that he had admin- 
istred the Oaths to Col^ John Laurens for the Parish of Saint 
Philip and Saint Michael Charles Town, also Coll°. William Hill, 
Jos^. M*=Kinny, John M^Caw, William and Joseph Howe, John 
Pat ton and John Forgee for the District call'd the New Acquasi- 
tion, — And they took their seats accordingly. 

A Motion was made and seconded, that a committee be 
appointed to consider of a proper Vote of Thanks and further 
acknowledgments to be made to the Honble Major Gen^ Greene 
for his distinguished services in this state, — 

Ordered that, — Col°. John Laurens 
M^ Ed : Rutledge Doct^ Eamsay 
M^ Eich<^. Hutson & M"". Beresford, be of the 
Committee, — 

A Motion was made and seconded that some more Members 
be added to the Committee for bringing in a Bill for filling up 
the Continental Battalions of this State, — 

Ordered, that M^ James Moore, Col°. John Laurens, M^. 
Joseph Howe & M^. John Ewen Calhoun be added to that Com- 
mittee "^ 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, returning the 
Bill for repealing the Laws which make paper Currency or Bills 
of Credit, a legal Tender &!^^. which Bill had been read twice in 
that House, — 



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Ordered, That the Bill entitled a Bill for repealing the 
Laws which make paper Currency or Bills of Credit, a legal 
tender &<^*. be Kead a third time immediately, and on reading 
the same the Amendments which were made in the Enacting 
clause by the Senate were struck out, and the Bill being put to 
apassing by M^ Speaker, — 

Eesolved that the Bill do pass & that the Title thereof be 
An Act, — 

Ordered that the Act be sent to the Senate for their Con- 
/currence and that M^ Gibbes and M^ Thomas Waring do carry 
-the same, 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk in the following 
words,— In the Senate 19^^ January 1782 — 

M"". Speaker & Gentlemen, This House have appointed a 
Committee to Join a Committee of your House to receive the 
Names of Persons proper to be nominated Justices of the Peace, 
Ordinaries and Coroners for the Several Districts in this State, 
our Committee are Gen^ Marion, Col°, Horry & Col°. Hender- 
son, — 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais 
President. 
M^. Gibbes reported that M^. Waring and himself had deliv- 
ered to the Senate the Bill which they had in charge, entitled 
an act for repealing the Laws which make paper Currency or 
Bills of Credit a Legal Tender, 

And the House then Adjourned till tomorrow 
10 'oClock 

Tuesday the 22^. 

The House Met According to Adjournment. 

Eead the Journals of Yesterdays Proceedings, 

M*". Gibbes from the Committee appointed, to bring in a 
Bill for vesting extraordinary Powers in the Executive, during 
the recess of the General Assembly, for the better Security of 
this State, — 

Reported. 

That they had prepared a Bill for the above pur- 
poses, if the House woud be pleas'd to receive it. He accord- 
ingly read the Title of the Bill, and delivered it in at the Clerks 
Table,— 



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Ordered, 

That the Bill be read afirst time 

The Bill entitled A Bill for the better defence and security 
of this State during the recess of. the General Assembly being 
read a first time, — 
Ordered. — 

That the Bill be read a Second time tomorrow. 
Doct*". Eamsey for the Committee appointed to prepare an 
answer to his Excellency the Governors Speech at the Opening 
of this Session, 

Reported, That they had prepared an answer if the House 
wou'd be pleased to receive it, He accordingly read it in his place 
and delivered it in at the Clerk's Table, where it was again read 
for information, and afterwards being read for debate, para- 
graph by paragraph was agreed to, and is as follows Viz*. 

We the House of Representatives of the State of South 
Carolina, in General Assembly met, return your Excellency our 
most cordial thanks for your very interesting speech to both 
Houses at the opening of this Session, the Language of which 
evidently bespeaks a Heart glowing with ardent Zeal for the 
Interest and welfare of our Common Country, 

We want words to express our heart felt exultation on the 
pleasing reverse in our affairs; on this spot, but a few Months 
past, A Military despotism prevailed, and tyranny with lawless / 
violence was Desolating our fair possessions, but we now with 
extacy behold a free Government reestablished. Liberty that 
greatest of Temporal Blessings restored, and every Citizen 
Secured in the possession of his property by the firm barrier of 
the Law of his Country, This Auspicious change is in a very 
great degree owing to the prudence, firmness and good conduct 
of your Excellency, — 

If any thing can add to the sublime and refined enjoyment 
which must arise from your Excellency's own reflections on your 
presevering Unabated, and Sucessfull exertions towards rescu- 
ing your Country from the Iron hand of Oppression, be pleased 
Sir, to accept the most sincere and unfeigned thanks of your 
grateful fellow Citizens. — 

The Black Catalogue which your Excellency has given of 
British Barbarities, form but a small part of the whole: when 
ever the Historic Page shall be stained with their Story, it will 
exhibit a Nation devoid of faith, with whom Oaths, Treaties and 



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the most Solemn compacts were considered as trifles ; who with- 
out Scruple or remorse had abandoned all regard to humanity, 
honour, justice and every ennobling sentiment of the human 
breast. It is hardly possible to conceive any circumstances that 
woud aggravate the attrocious Wickedness of their Conduct, 
there is not left a Step in the degradation of National Character 
to which they can now descend. The name of a Briton must hence 
forward be a Term of reproach among all Nations, — 

"^e shou'd betray a great degree of insensibility and be 
wanting in Justice to his merit shou'd we omit this occasion of 
acknowledging with the Warmest gratitude our Obligations to 
the Great the Gallant General Greene, His atchievements in this 
State while they rank him with the greatest Commanders of 
Antient or Modern date, will engrave his Name in indelible 
Characters on the Heart of every Friend to this Country, Our 
acknowledgments are also due to all the Brave Officers and Men 
under his Command who have so Often fought, bled and Con- 
quered for us. — 

The Generals, Sumpter, Marion and Pickens with the Brave 
Militia under their Commands, — ^Those Virtuous Citizens who 
did not despair of the Common Wealth in her greatest extremity, 
are deserving of the highest commendation, — 

The friendly, seasonable and effectual aid recently afforded 
us by our great and Illustrious ally, by means of which the 
General, on whom the British nation seem'd most to have placed 
their dependence has been compelled to surrender the flower of 
the British Army, to our immortal Commander in Chief, must 
greatly encrease the flame of Gratitude, which had been before 
kindled in the breast of every American, and which it will not be 
in the Power of time or accident to extinguish, — 

We perfectly concur in Sentiments with your Excellency 
that from our connection with this powerful and wise Monarch 
we may expect with well grounded confidence, that our Inde- 
pendence will be shortly established upon an immoveable basis, 
nor need we harbour a single fear of its dissolution, an Union 
which Originated from such liberal and generous motives and 
which is founded on mutual interest, that best Cement of Nations, 
must and will Continue. 

Whether the Series of Losses, Disasters and Defeats of the 
Year past will at length recover Britain from her Delirium Time 
only can disclose, but as Misfortune hitherto instead of producing 



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reflection and prudence, has operated to encrease her insanity, 
We agree in Opinion with your Excellency that it is probable she 
will not only endeavour to keep possession of our Capital but 
make another attempt to subjugate the Country, We shall there- / 
fore immediately enter upon the prosecution of the measures 
recommended by your Excellency as necessary for its safety, 
And being fully sensible how much depends upon the result of 
our deliberations, we will endeavour to proceed in the weighty 
business with firmness and Temper, with Vigour, Unanimity and 
Dispatch, — 

Ordered, That it be fairly engross'd and that M*". Speaker do 
sign the Same, — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, returning the 
Bill entitled an Act, for repealing the Laws which make Paper 
Currency or Bills of Credit a Legal Tender, which had been read 
a third time in that House and passed, — 
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed, 

A Motion was made and seconded, that a Committee be 
appointed to consider what Estates in this Country are proper 
subjects of Confiscation and Sequestration, and to what purposes 
the Profits Arising from them may be best applied, — 

Ordered that. — Col^ John Laurens 
M^ Edw«^. Eutledge M^ Owen 

M"". Kich^. Hutson M^ Kean 

M^ Jn^. Ewen Calhoun & M^ Parkinson, 
be a Committee for that purpose, — And then the house 

adjoumd till to morrow mom^ 10, 
o'clock 

Wednesday 23^**. 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

Eead the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings — 

M^. Speaker inform'd the House, that several Members for 
different Districts attended at the door, and desir'd to know 
whether it was their pleasure, they should be calPd in and asked 
if they intended to qualify — 

Ordered that they be called in, — And on being call'd in and 
asked by M^. Speaker if they were ready to qualify as Members 
of this House, — They answered in the afiirmative 

M*^. Burke was desired to administer to them the Oaths of 
Qualification and allegiance, — 



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M*". Burke, reported that he had administred the same to 
M^. Thomas Mitchell for the parish of Prince George, Winyaw, 
M^ William Allston Jun^. for the parish of all Saints and M^ 
John M^.Pherson for the parish of Prince William. — 

And they took their Seats accordingly — 
The Bill for the better Security and defence of this State 

during the recess of the General Assembly, was read a Second 

time, 

Ordered, that the Bill be sent to the Honble the Senate and 

that M*". Gibbes and Col. Wilkinson do carry the same, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that a Message be sent 
to his Excellency the Governor acquainting him that this House 
had prepar'd an address in answer to his Excellencys Speech 
delivered to the General Assembly at the Opening of this ses- 
sion, desiring to know when* he would be pleased to receive the 
same. — 

Ordered that M^. Richard Hutson and Capt°. Shubrick do 
wait on his Excellency with the Message, — 

M"". Hutson reported to the House that Cap*. Shubrick and 
himself had delivered the Message that they had in Charge and 
that his Excellency was pleased to return for answer, that the 
House shou'd hear from him 

M*". Speaker informed the House that Major Hyrne attended 
at the door, and desired to know whether he shoud be called in 
and asked if he intended to qualify, — 

Ordered that he be called in. On being call'd in & asked by 
M'. Speaker, if he was ready to qualify as a Member of this 
House for the Parish of Saint Bartholomew, he answer'd in the 
Aifirm® : 

M"". Burke was desired to administer to him the Oaths of 
qualification and allegiance, — M^. Burke reported that he had 
Administred the Oaths of Qualification and Allegiance to Majcw 
Hyme, and he took his Seat accordingly. — 

Col**, Laurens from the Com'ee appointed to Consider what 
Estates in this Country are proper Subjects of Confiscation and 
sequestration and to what purpose the profits arising from them 
may be best applied, inform'd the House that the Committee had 
a partial report to make, if the House wou'd be pleased to receive 
it, he accordingly read it in his place, and delivered it in at the 
Clerks Table where it was again read for information, being then 
read for debate & it being recommended by the Report that a 



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.Member from each ParisK and District shmL^d-b£_jtdded to_lhe 
Committee, — 

Kesolved that the report he re-committed and the following 
Gentlemen were nominated viz* 
John Sandf ^. Dart Cap^ Thomas Mitchell M^ Leitner 



M^. Frierson M^. Will". AUston 

M^. Tho^. Waring Maj^ John James 



M^ Geo : Flagg 

M^ Shubrick 
Col°. Wilkinson 
Major Hyrne 
M*" Henry Hughes 



Col<> Stafford 
Doct^ Gillet 
M^. John Palmer J*". 
M^ Bradley 
Col° Beard— 



Cap* Wyld 
Col<*. Henderson 
Col Jos. Kirkland 
Mr ^m, Middeton 

Maj^ Tristram Thomas 
Capt. Felder & 
Joseph Howe 
And then the house ad- 
joum'd till to morrow 
mom» 10, o'clock 



Thursday the 24t»». 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings. 

M*". Speaker inform'd the House that several Gentlemen 
returned as Members for different Districts attended at the Door, 
and desired to laiow if it was their pleasure, they shoud be called 
in and asked if they intended to qualify — 

Ordered that they be called in, — and on being called in and 
asked by M^. Speaker if they were ready to qualify as Members 
of this House, — They answered in the affirmative, — 

M*". Richard Hutson was desird to administer to them the 
oaths of Qualification and allegiance.^ M^. Hutson reported 
that he had administred the same, to M^. David Leech, & Col°, 
John Moffett for the district called the New Acquesition, and 
M*". Ed : Lasey M^ John Odare & M^. Charles Miles for the Dis- 
trict between Broad & Catawba rivers, and they took their seats 
as members of this House, — 

M^. Speaker inform'd the House, that M*". John Mathews 
retum'd as a Member for the Parish of Saint George Dorchester 
attended at the door, and desired to know if it was their pleasure^ 
he shou'd be called in and asked whether he intended to qualify, — 

Ordered that he be called in, — and on being call'd in and 
asked by M*" Speaker if he was ready to qualify as a Member of 
this House, He answered in the affirmative. 



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M*". Burke was desired to Administer to him the Oaths of 
qualification and allegiance, M^. Burke reported that he had 
Administred the same to M*". Mathews, and he took his Seat 
accordingly, — 

A Motion was made and seconded that the Thanks of this 
House be given to the Honorable John Mathews Esq^. for his 
Services as a delegate from this State in Congress, — 

Eesolved Nem. Contradi: That the thanks of this House be 
given to the Honble John Mathews Esquire, for his unwearied 
attention to his Duty in Congress, and the many important ser- 
vices he has render'd this State, and that M^. Speaker do deliver 
to him such thanks from the Chair, which he accordingly did, — 

M^. Speaker inform 'd the House that Col°. Kershaw returned 
as a Member for the District Eastward of the Wateree Eiver 
attended at the door, and desired to know if he shou'd be called 
in and asked if he intended to qualify as a Member of this House. 

Ordered that he be called in. And on being call'd in and 
asked by M^ Speaker if he was ready to qualify as a Member of 
this House. He answered in the Affirmative, — 

M^. Burke was desired to administer to him the Oaths of 
qualification and allegiance, M*". Burke reported that he had 
administred the same, and Col°. Kershaw took his seat accord- 
ingly 

M^. Burke from the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill 

for holding Circuit Courts of Oyer & Terminer, Reported that the 
Committee had prepared such Bill, if the House would be pleased 
to receive it, he accordingly read the Title of the Bill in his place 
and delivered it in at the Clerk's table where it was read a first 
time, — 

Ordered that the Bill be read a second time 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor acquainting 
this House, that he was ready to receive them with their address — 

The House accordingly waited on his Excellency, and M^. 
Speaker presented him the Address of this House, in answer to 
his Excellencys Speech delivered to the General Assembly at the 
opening of this Session, — 

The House being retui*n'd M^. Speaker reported- that the 
House had waited on his Excellency the Governor and presented 
their Address, to which his Excellency was pleased to return the 
following Answer, — viz* 



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M^. Speaker and Gentlemen. — 

I heartily thank you for this very affectionate 
address. — tho' I am truly sensible that your partiality has far 
over rated my services, yet I cannot but regard the approbation 
of my Country, as an invaluable and the most acceptable 
reward, — 

Your proceeding on publick business, in the manner which 
you have expressed cannot fail to give the greatest satisfaction, 
and I am persuaded that the State will derive many real advant- 
ages, and Substantial benefits, from the Wisdom of your Coun- 
cils, 
January 24:^\ 1782.— J. Rutledge— 

And then the - House adjourned 
till to morrow morn^^. 10, o'Clock 

Friday the 25^\ 

The House met according to adjournment. — 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings — 

M*". Speaker inf orm'd the House, that M^ Philemon Waters, 
return'd as a Member for the Lower District between Broad and 
Saluda rivers, Col° Wade Hampton for the District of Saxe- 
gotha, and M^. Richard Gough for the Parish of Saint Johns, 
Berkley County, attended at the door, and desired to know if it 
was their pleasure they shou'd be call'd in, and asked whether they 
intended to qualify, — 

Ordered that they be called in, and on being called in and 
Severally asked by M*". Speaker if they were ready to qualify as 
Members of this House, — They answered in the Affirmative. 

M^. Hutson and M^. Burke were desired to Administer to 
them the Oaths of Qualification and AUegance ; M^. Hutson and 
M'. Burke reported that they had administred the Oaths to those 
Gentlemen, And they took their seats accordingly, — 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor, in the follow- 
ing words viz*. — 

M*". Speaker & Gentlemen, — 

A Majority of the Senate and House of Representatives hav- 
ing qualified, I request you will proceed to the Election of a 
Governor in my stead, the Spirit of the Constitution requiring 
that another shou'd be now chosen, — 
January 25*^. 1782— J. Rutledge 



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A Motion was made and Seconded that a Committee be 
appointed to confer with a Committee of the Senate on the fol- 
lowing Subjects viz^ — 

1^*. Whether the present Legislature shall expire, and a new 
Election for a General Assembly be had on the last Monday in 
November next, and the day following, or whether it shall Con- 
tinue for two years from the time it was elected, — 

Also what state officers shall be now appointed and for how 
long a time. — 

The Questions being severally put by M^. Speaker were car- 
ried in the Affirmative. — 
Ordered that, 

M^. Mathews 
Col°. Laurens M^ Ed, Rutledge 

Col^ Grimke & M^ John E. Calhoun, be 

a Committee. — 

Ordered, that a Message be prepared to be sent to the Hon- 
orable the Senate for the above purposes, and that M'. Speaker 
do sign the same, — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared, agreed to 
by the House, and Sign'd by M^. Speaker, 

In the House of Representatives) 

January 26^\ 1782 J 

Honble Gentlemen. — 

This House having appointed a Committee to con- 
sider the following subjects viz*. Whether the present Legisla- 
ture shall expire and a new Election for a General Assembly be 
had on the last Monday in November next, and the day following, 
or whether it shall continue for two years, from the time it was 
Elected, also what State officers shall be now appointed and for 
how long a time, request that your House will be pleased to 
appoint a Committee to join our Committee in free conference, 
on the subjects above mentioned, our Committee are M*". Mathews, 
M^ Edward Rutledge, Col°. Laurens, Col^. Grimke & M^ John 
Ewen Calhoun 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge 
Speaker, 
Ordered, That M^ Edward Rutledge and M*". Kean do wait 
on the Senate with the foregoing Message, 



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M^. Edward Eutledge, Eeported that M*^. KSean and himself 
had delivered to the Senate the Message they had in charge. — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, returning the Bill 
for the better Defence and Security of this State, during the 
recess of the General Assembly, which had been read twice in 
that House, 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk in the following 
words viz*. In the Senate 25**^ January 1782. 

M^ Speaker & Gentlemen, — 

This House have appointed a Committee to Join a Com- 
mittee of your House, in free Conference on the Subjects men- 
tioned in your Message of today, — Our Committee are General 
Marion, M'. Bee, M*^. Dupont, M'. Berwick & Col^, Watson 

John Lewis Gervais President 
And then the House Ad- 
journed till to morrow 
Morning 10, o'Clock 

Saturday the 26. 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

Bead the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings — 

On Motion it was, 

Ordered that the speech of his Excellency the Governor to 
the General Assembly and the Address of this House in answer 
thereto, and his Excellency's answer to the address be forthwith 
printed in the Gazzette, — 

Col**. Laurens from the Committee appointed to Consider 
what Estates in this Country are proper subjects of Confiscation 
and sequestration, and to what purposes the profits arising from 
them may be best applied, informed the House that the Commit- 
tee were ready to report, if the House would be pleased to receive 
it. He accordingly read the Report in his place, and delivered it 
in at the clerks table, where it was again read for information — 

Ordered that the consideration of the foregoing Report be 
postponed untill Monday next. 

M*". Burke from the Committee appointed to receive the 
Names of such persons as are proper to be nominated Justices 
of the Peace, Ordinaries and Coroners for the several districts 
in this State inform'd the House, that the committee were ready 
to report, if the House wou'd be pleas'd to receive it, he accord- 
ingly read the report in his place, and delivered it in at the 
Clerk's Table, where it was again read, and it being suggested to 



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the House on reading the list of Persons to be nominated Jus- 
tices of the peace, that several names had been omitted, — 

Ordered that the said report be recommitted and a Message 
be prepared to be sent to the Honble the Senate to request that 
they woud be pleased to direct the Committee- of their House, 
again to meet the Committe of this House for the purpose of 
adding more names to the List of Justices &^*. the following Mes- 
sage was accordingly prepared and agreed to by the House, and 
sign'd by M*" Speaker viz*. 

In the house of Representatives 

Honble Gentlemen, — January 26*^. 1782 

This House have thought proper to recommit the 
Report of the Committee appointed to receive the names of 
Proper persons to be nominated Justices of the peace, Ordinaries 
and Coroners, for the Several Districts in this State, for the pur- 
pose of adding more Names of Persons to the List of Justices of 
the peace of which this House think it necessary to inform your 
House, that the Committee appointed by your House may again 
meet our Committee for the above mentioned purposes — 

By Order of the House 

Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that M*". Burke & M*^ R. Hutson do wait on the 
Senate with the above Message, 

A Petition, of Sundry Inhabitants of Saint Mathews Parish, 
against the late Election was presented to the House and Read, 

Ordered, that the above petition be refer'd to the Committee 
on Priveleges and Elections, — 

M^ Burke, Reported that M*". Hutson and himself had 
diliver'd to the Senate, the Message they had in charge, — 

M^. Mathews, from the Committee appointed to Confer with 
the Committee of the Senate, on the Several matters mention 'd 
in the Message of Yesterday, from this House to the Senate, 
inform'd the House, that the Committee were ready to Report, if 
the House wou'd be pleas'd to receive it. He according read thie 
report in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks table, where 
it was again read, and is as follows viz*, 

Report, — That they have confer'd with a committee of the 
Senate, on the several matters referr'd to them, and have unani- 
mously agreed on the following points viz*, — 

That the present Members of the Senate, and house of Repre- 
sentatives, ought not to hold their seats longer than the last 
Monday in November next. 



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That the Governor, Lieu* Governor, Members of the Privy 
Council and other oflScers pointed out by the Constitution to be 
elected at the first Meeting of the General Assembly ought not at 
this time to be Elected to serve longer than untill a new appoint- 
ment can be made by the next senate and House of Representa- 
tives, 

That an Election for Eight privy Councellors shou'd now be 
made, to serve as is above mentioned, — 

That Tuesday next the Twenty ninth of Instant be appointed 
for the Election of all such OflSicers, as are directed by the Con- 
stitution to be made on the first meeting of the General Assembly, 

Eesolv'd, that this House do agree to the foregoing Report, 

Ordered that a Message be prepar'd to be sent to the Hon'ble 
the Senate, on the several Matters above Specified and that M^. 
Speaker do Sign the same. Accordingly the following Message 
was prepar'd viz* 

In the House of Representatives Jan^y. 26. 1782 

Honble Gentlemen, — 

This House having Considered and agreed to the report 
of their Committee appointed to join a Committee of your House 
in free Conference on the several matters mentioned in the Mes- 
sage of this House of Yesterday to your House, think it neces- 
sary to send your Honours the report as agreed to and request 
your Concurrence thereto. — 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered That M"^. Mitchell and M^ Allston do wait on the 
Senate with the foregoing Message, — 

M"^. Mitchell reported, that M*". Allston and himself hW 
delivered to the Honble the Senate, the Message they had in 
Charge, 

M*". Speaker inform'd the House, that CoK James Postell 
returned as a Member for the Parishes of Saint Philip and Saint 
Michael, attended at the door, and desir'd to know if it was their 
pleasure he should be called in, and asked if he intended to 
qualify,— 

Ordered that he be call'd in, — And on being call'd in and 
asked by M*^. Speaker, if he intended to qualify. He answered in 
the affirmative. Having been likewise returned for the Parish of 
Prince Frederick, he made his Election for the former. 



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'Ordered that M^ Richard Hutson do administer to him the 
Oaths of Qualification and Allegiance. — 

M*^, Hutson, reported that he had Administred the same to 
Col°. James Postell, and he took his seat accordingly 

And then the House adjoumd till 
to morrow morning 10, oClock 

Sunday the 27*>». 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

Bead the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings — 

Doct*^. Ramsey, from the Committee to bring in a Militia 
Law, inform'd the House, that the Committee were ready to 
report if the House wou'd be pleas'd to receive it, he accordingly 
read the Title of the Bill, intitled a Bill for the Regulation of 
the Militia of this State in his place, and delivered it in at the 
clerks table where it was read a first time, — 

Ordered that the Bill be read a Second time to morrow, — 

Col°. Laurens from the Committee appointed to Consider of 
a Proper Vote of Thanks to General Greene, and what further 
acknowledgements should be made him for his distinguished Ser- 
vices to this State, inform'd the House that the Committee were 
ready to report, if the House would be pleased to receive it, he 
accordingly read it in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks 
Table, where it was again read and is as follows viz*. — Your 
Conmiittee re(^5ommend that the following resolves be entered 
into by the House, 

1^* Resolved that the House of Representatives impressed 
with a Sense of the illustrious services rendered to this State by 
Maj*^. General Greene, particularly in hj^ rapid recovery of its 
Territory, .and in Circumscribing the Enemy within their present 
narrow limits, — Anxious, at the same time to give their Testi- 
mony of the Superior Genius displayed in his General system of 
Operations, and his enlightened spirit of enterprise in the field, 
Unanimously Vote him their thanks in the name of the People, — 

2^. Resolved, That as a proof of these Sentiments and an 
invitation to this excellent Citizen to reside in the Bosom of a 
Country to which he is so dear, leave be given to bring in a Bill 
for Vesting him with a fee simple Estate of the Value of Ten 
Thousand Guineas, — 

A Motion was made and seconded, that the report be imme- 
diately taken into Consideration, — 



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The Question being put. — 

Ordered, that the Report, be taken into imediate Considera- 
tion and being debated paragraph by paragraph was unanimously 
agreed to. 

Resolved, Nem. Con. 

That the Thanks of this House as recommended in the 
Report of the Committee and agreed to by this House, be trans- 
mitted to the Honorable Major Greneral Greene, by M*". Speaker, 

A Motion was made and seconded that the Committee 
appointed to Consider of a Proper Vote of Thanks to Gen^ Greene 
&*^*. be directed to bring in a Bill empowering the executive 
Authority to purchase in Trust for the Honorable Major General 
Greene, a real Estate to the value of Ten Thousand Guineas, and 
to pledge the publick Faith for making good the Same, — 

Ordered that the said Committee do bring in a Bill for the 
purposes above mentioned, — 

The Bill entitled a Bill for holding the Circuit Courts, of 
Oyer and Terminer in the several Districts of this State and for 
making out a New Jury list was Ordered to be read a Second 
time, — On reading the first enacting Clause of the Bill, A Motion 
was made and seconded that the Circuit Courts be held at four 
stated times in the Year, A Debate thereupon arose, and— 

The Question being put. the House divided 
For the motion 42 against it 45. 
It passed in the Negative — 

The first Clause being then read. 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that the following pro- 
viso viz*, "provided also nevertheless that it shall and may be 
"lawful to and for the Governor or Commander in Chief for the 
"Time being by and with the advice & consent of the privy 
"Council to appoint any other place or places in the said Districts 
"respectively for holding the said Courts" be added thereto, 

The Question being put. 'twas carried in the Affirmat* 

The Proviso was then made part of the Bill, — 

The Second and third Clauses being read and the questions 
put were agreed to. — 

A motion was made and seconded that between the third 
and fourth Clause of the Bill the following one be inserted viz*. 
"And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid That all 
"and every Person and Persons who shall be drawn to serve as 
"Jurors at any of the Courts above mentioned shall on default be 



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"subject and liable to all the pains and penalties imposed on 
"Jurors by any Act or Acts of the General Assembly of this 
"State." — no debate arising thereupon. — 

The Question was put & it was carried in the affirmative, and 
the clause was inserted accordingly. — 

The Fifth clause of the Bill being Read, and 

The Question put was agreed to. — 

On Reading the sixth clause of the Bill, — 

A Motion was made and seconded "That the whole clause 
be erased." — No debate arising thereupon 

The Question was put, and it was carried in the affirmative, 
the whole Clause was accordingly struck out 

The last Clause being then read thro & the Question put, it 
was agreed to, — 

The whole Bill being read thro' and the Question put. 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honble the Senate, 

And then the House adjourn'd til 
to morrow morn«. 10, o'Clock 

Monday the 28^^. 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings. — 

M*". Kean from the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill 
for settling the qualification of the Electors and Elected in the 
next General Assembly, inform'd the House that the Committee 
had prepar'd a Bill agreeable to the order of the House, if the 
House woud be pleased to receive it. He accordingly read the 
Title of the Bill in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks 
Table, where it was read the first time, — 

Ordered that the Bill be read a second time. 

The Report of the Committee to consider what Estates in 
this Country are proper subjects of Confiscations and sequestra- 
tions and to what purpose the profits arising from them shall be 
best applied, was taken into Consideration, agreeable to the Order 
of Saturday last, and being debated paragraph by paragraph was 
agreed to except that Clause in which the Committee requested 
to be discharg'd, which on Motion made and Seconded and the, — 
Question put, was struck out. 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk returning the 
report of the Committee respecting the duration of the present 
Legislature, and fixing the day of the choice of a Governor, Lieu- 



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tenant Governor, and other state officers, — the resolution of this 
House, — with the Concurrence of the Senate on those Subjects, 

The second reading of the Militia Bill which had been 
Ordered to be read to day was postponed. 

And then the House Adjourned 
till to morrow Morn«, 10, ^'Clock 

Tuesday the 29**^. 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings- 



M"^. Speaker inf orm'd the House, thaf M'. Thomas Hey ward 
Sen*", returned as a Member for the parish of Saint Helena 
attended at the door, desir'd to know if it was their pleasure he 
shou'd be called in and asked whether he intended to qualify — 

Ordered that he be called in, — and on being called in and 
asked by M*". Speaker if he intended to qualify, — 

He declined Serving 

Gen^ Gadsden came into the House, and desired leave of the 
House, to resign the Office of Lieutenant Governor of this State, 
and informed the House at the same time, that he would also wait 
on the Honble the Senate for the same purpose if, the House 
would be pleased to accept of his resignation. — 

Resolved that, this House do Accept of the resignation of 
the Honble Christopher Gadsden Esq*", as Lieutenant Governor of 
this State, — 

M*^. Speaker inform'd the House that General Gadsden 
return'd as a Member for the Parish of Prince George Winyaw, 
attended at the door, and desired to know if it was their pleasure 
he should be called in, and asked if he intended to qualify, — 

Ordered that he be called in — And on being called in and 
asked by M^ Speaker, 

He answered in the affirmative 

M*". Richard Hutson was desired to administer to him the 
Oaths of Qualification and Allegiance, M"^. Hutson reported that 
he had administred the said Oaths to General Gadsden, — And 
he took his seat accordingly — 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor accompanied 
with sundry Letters and papers, from the President of Congress, 
His Excellency General Washington and the Financier of the 
United States which were read for the information of the 
House, — 



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A Motion was made and seconded that the Message of his 
Excellency the Governor and the several Letters and papers 
accompanying the same, be referr'd to a Committee. 

Ordered that, — The Honorable M*^. John Mathews Doct*^. 
Ramsay & Col°. Laurens be a Committee for that purpose, 

M*". Edward Rutledge, from the Committees appointed to 
bring in a Bill to revive such Laws as have expired since the 
sitting of the last Greneral Assembly, or will expire with the pres- 
ent session, and also a Bill to suspend, the operation of the 
Limitation Act. inform'd the House that the Committees had 
prepared such Bills, if the House wou'd be pleased to receive 
them. He accordingly read the Titles of the said Bills, in his 
place and deUvered them in at the Clerks Table, where the said 
Bills were Severaly read a first time. — 

. Ordered that, the said Bills be read a second time. 

A Motion was made and seconded that a Message be sent to 
the Honorable the Senate, requesting their attendance in this 
House in order to proceed to the Election of a Governor and other 
jState Officers agreeable to the Order of the day.^— 

A message being accordingly sent, the Senate attended in 
tliis House, and voted with this House for a Governor, On cast- 
ing up the Ballots it appeared that a Majority of Votes of the 
Members present were in favour of the Honorable Christopher 
Gadsden Esq"^. M*^. Speaker thereupon declared M*". Gadsden the 
Governor Elect, 

Whereupon M*". Gadsden urged many Cogent reasons to the 
House for declining that important trust, to which the Legislature 
had been pleased to Elect him, and therefore requested they 
wou'd indulge him in declining to accept of that Office, — 

A motion was made and Seconded, that M*^. Gadsden be per- 
mitted to decline accepting the Office of Governor of this State, 

The Question, being put, — 

Resolved in the Affirmative, — 

A Message was sent to the Senate acquainting them, that 
M^. Gadsden declined accepting the Office of Governor to which 
he had been Elected, and that this House had granted his request, 
this House therefore desired their attendance in order to proceed 
to another Election of a Governor. — 

The Senate accordingly attended in the House, and Voted 
with this House for a Governor., — On casting up the Ballots it 
appeared that a Majority of the Votes of the Members present 



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were in favour of the Honorable John Mathews Esquire, M*". 
Speaker thereupon declared M^ Mathews the Governor elect — 
M*". Mathews desired the House wou'd indulge him in declining 
to accept of the Office of Governor to which the General Assem- 
bly had done him the Honor to elect him, whereupon, A Motion 
was made and Seconded that this House will not give M^ 
Mathews leave to decline that Office, — 

The Question being put, — 

The House were unanimously against accepting M*". 
Mathews's declination, — M^. Mathews then retired from the 
House 

A Motion was made and Seconded that a Message be sent to 
the Honble the Senate requesting their attendance in this House 
in order to proceed to the Election of a Lieutenant Governor, — 

A Message was accordingly sent, — The Senate attended in 
this House, and voted with this House for a Lieutenant Gover- 
nor, — On casting up the Ballots it appeared that the Honble 
Richard Hutson Esquire had a Majority of Votes of the Mem- 
bers present in his favour,— M"^. Speaker thereupon declared the 
Honorable Richard Hutson Esquire to be duly Elected Lieu^ 
Governor of this State, — M^. Hutson being present declared to 
the House his intention of accepting the Office of Lieutenant 
Governor to which he had been chosen, — and retired. — 

A Message was then sent to the Senate requesting their 
attendance in this House to make an Election of Eight privy 
Counsellors, — The Senate accordingly attended and voted with 
this House for privy Counsellors, — On casting up the Ballots it 
appeared. That the Honorable Edwgird Rutledgej Qeneral Sump- 
ter, Colo. Wilkinson, Samuel Smith, Peter Bocquet, Rich<^. Beres- 
ford, and John Lloy'd, ha& a Majority of the Votes of the Mem- 
bers present, but a great many of the Members having retired 
from the House whilst the Ballots were casting up, and there not 
being a House present when the Ballots were all drawn, 

M^ Speaker adjourned the House 
till to Morrow Morning 10, °'Clock 

Wednesday the 30*^. 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
Read, the Journals of yesterdays proceedings 
M^ Speaker, then declared, That upon Casting up the Ballots 
of Yesterday for Members of the Privy Council it appeared, — . 



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That the Honble Edward Eutledge, General Sumpter CoK Wil- 
kinson, Samuel Smith, Peter Bocquet, Kich<^. Beresford, and John 
Lloy'd had a Majority of Votes of the Members present, and that 
they were duly elected, — 

A Debate arose on the Ninth clause of the Constitution, 
whether any person who had served as Lieutenant Governor of 
this State for two years was elegeble in the Privy Council imme- 
diately thereafter. — 

The Question being put by M*" Speaker, 
Resolved in the Affirmative, — 

A message was sent to the Senate requesting their attendance 
in this House to elect one more Privy Counsellor seven only hav- 
ing been elected, — The Senate accordingly attended and voted 
with this House for one more Privy Counsellor upon casting up 
the Ballots it appeared that the Honorable Christopher Gadsden 
had the Majority of Votes of the Members present, M^ Speaker 
thereupon declared M^ Gadsden duly elected to that Office, 

A message was sent to the Senate requesting their attendance 
in this House to elect SheriflFs for .the several Districts in this 
State, — 

A motion was then made and seconded for leave to bring in 
a Bill to reduce the Fees of Sheriffs to the former standard, 
The Question being put, by M^ Speaker. 

It was carried in affirmative. 
Ordered that M». Gibbes and M*^. Ferguson be a Committee 
to bring in a Bill for that purpose. — 

The Senate came into this House, and Voted with this House 
for Sheriffs, ,upon casting up the Ballots it appeared that M*". 
Daniel Stevens had a Majority of Votes as Sheriff of Charles 
Town District, M^ William Ross for Beaufort District, — M*". 
William Robinson for Orangeburgh District, — Col**. John 
Thomas Jim'' for Ninety Six district M^ Alexander Moore for 
Camden District, M^ Jacob William Harvey for George Town 
District, — and M^ John Wilson for Cheraws District M*". 
Speaker thereupon declared the several Gentlemen above named 
duly elected sheriffs for the Districts above mentioned respect- 
ively. — 

The Bill entitled a Bill to revive such Laws as have expired 
since the sitting of the last General Assembly, or will expire with 
the present Session, — and the Bill to suspend the Operation of 
the Limitation Act were severaly read a second time 



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The Questions being Severaly put by M"^. Speaker whether 
the said Bills shou'd be sent to the Senate, — 

They were carried in the Affirmative 
Ordered that the said Bills be sent to the Senate, 

And then the House 
Adjourned till to 
morrow morns^. 10. ®C.k 

Thursday the 31«*. 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings- 



A motion was made and Seconded, that five Delegates be 
elected to represent this State in Congress, — a Debate arose 
thereon, and — 

Another motion was made and seconded that Seven Dele- 
gates be elected to represent this State in Congress, — 

The Question being put, whether seven delegates shou'd be 
elected, — It passed in the Negative, — 

The Question was then put on the first Motion for the choice 
of five Delegates, — It was carried in the affirmative, 

A Motion was made and seconded that a Message be sent to 
the Honorable the Senate, requesting that they woud appoint a 
Committee of their House, to join the Committee from this House, 
to wait on M''. Mathews the Governor elect, to desire to know, 
when he wou'd be pleased to attend in this House to take the 
Oaths of qualification and allegiance, agreeable to the Constitu- 
tion, — 

Ordered that, — Col^'. John Laurens and M*". Edward Rut- 
ledge be a Committee for that purpose, — 

Colo : Laurens, Reported to the House, that M*". Edward Rut- 
ledge and himself had delivered to the Senate the Message they 
had in Charge, and that they with the Committee from that 
House had accordingly waited on the Governor Elect, to desire to 
know when he woud be pleased to attend in this House to qualify 
as Governor, — The Governor return'd for answer that he woud 
attend immediately, — 

A Message was sent to the Senate requesting their attendance 
in this House, to see the Governor elect take the Oaths of Qualifi- 
cation allegiance, and of Office agreeable to the Constitution, — 

The Senate accordingly attended and a Committee from the 
Senate and this House, Introduced the Governor elect into this 
House, M*". Speaker then administred to him the Oaths of Qual- 



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ification allegiance and of Office, His Excellency the Governor 
then retired, — The Senate still remaining in the House, The Hon- 
orable Richard Hutson Lieutenant Governor Elect, was intro- 
duced into this House, M^. Speaker then administred to him the 
Oaths of Qualification allegiance and of office, — The Senate 
being still present, M^. Speaker Administred, the Oaths of quali- 
fication. Allegiance and of Office, to the following Gentlemen, 
who were elected Members of the Privy Council viz^ M*^ Edward 
Eutledge, Col^ Morton Wilkinson, M^ Samuel Smith, M^ Peter 
Bocquet, M^. John Lloy'd & General Gadsden 

M^. Speaker informd the House, that General Sumpter then 
present, and who had been Elected a member of the Privy Coun- 
cil requested that he might be permitted to decline his acceptance 
of that Office — 

Eesolved that General Sumpter have leave to decline that 
Office, and that another member of the privy Council be chosen 
in his stead. 

A message was sent to the senate, requesting their attendance 
in this House to elect Five Delegates to represent this State in 
Congress, — 

The Senate accordingly attended and Voted with this House, 
for five Delegates to represent this State in Congress, 

Upon casting up the Ballots, it appeared that the following 
Gentlemen had a Majority of the Votes of the Members present 
viz*. — John Eutledge, David Eamsay, Ealph Izard, John Lewis 
Gervais, and Arthur Middleton Esquires, — M^. Speaker there- 
upon declared the Several Gentlemen above named duly elected 
as Delegates to Represent this State in Congress. — 

A motion was made and Seconded that a Message be sent to 
the Senate, to request that they wou'd appoint a Committee to 
join a Committee of this House, who were appointed to bring in a 
Bill for filling up the Continental Battalions of this State, — 

A Verbal Message was accordingly sent by M^. Edw^. Rut- 
ledge and M''. Calhoun, for the above purposes, — 

M^ Edward Rutledge reported that M^ Calhoun and himself 
had waited on the Senate with the Message they had in charge, — 
The Senate return'd for answer that they wou'd appoint a Com- 
mittee for the purposes above mentioned 

A motion was made and Seconded, that the Delegates to rep- 
resent this State in Congress, be allowed at the rate of Six Hun- 
dred pounds Sterling per Annum, — 



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The Question being put by M'. Speaker, 

Resolved. That the Delegates to represent this State in Con- 
gress, shall each of them be allowed at the rate of Six Hundred 
pounds Sterling ^er annum, — 

Ordered that, a Message together with the above Resolution 
be sent to the Honorable the Senate desiring their Concurrence 
thereto, and that M'. Speaker do sign the same, 

A Message was accordingly prepared and is as follows, — 
In the House of Representatives Jan^-y 31^*, 1782 

Honble Gentlemen. 

This House having resolved to allow to each of the Dele- 
gates representing this State in Congress at the rate of Six Hun- 
dred Pounds Sterling per annum, have sent .you the resolution, 
for that purpose and request your Concurrence thereto. 

By Order of the House. 

Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that do wait on the Honble the Senate 

with the above resolution and Message 

A Motion was made and Seconded that a Committee be 
appointed to devise ways and Means, for raising a Sum of Money 
for defraying the Expenses of the Delegates of this State in Con- 
gress, agreeable to the above resolution, — 

Ordered that, 

Gen^ Gadsden, 

M*^. Ferguson & M*". Dart, be a Committee for that purp(>ise, — 

M^. Burke from the Committee appointed to receve the 
names of such persons as are proper to be nominated Justices of 
the Peace, Ordinaries, and Coroners &^\ — 

Reported that the Committee had received the names of Per- 
sons proper to be elected Ordinaries of the several Districts in 
this State if the House wou'd be pleased to receive it, he accord- 
ingly delivered in the List at the Table, 

A Motion was made and seconded, — That a Message be 
sent to the senate requesting their attendance in this House to 
make choice of a Privy Counsellor in the room of General Sump- 
ter who declined serving, 

A message was accordingly sent, — ^The Senate attended and 
Voted with this House for a privy Counsellor in the room of 
General Sumpter — upon casting up the Ballots it appeared that 
Benjamin Guerard Esq^ had a Majority of the Votes of the Mem- 



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bers present, M"" Speaker thereupon declared M^ Guerard duly 

elected a Member of the privy Counsil, — 

And then the House Adjourned 
till tomorrow moms^. 10, o'Clock 

Friday February the 1®*. 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings. — 

The Bill for the better defence and Security of this State, 
during the recess, of the General Assembly, was read a third time, 
in this House, — 

A motion was made and Seconded, that the following Pro- 
viso, which was an amendment made by the Senate viz^ 
"Provided that not more than one third part of the Militia be 
"drawn forth into actual service, except the Militia of those 
"Regiments belonging to the parts imediately invaded or within 
"Eighty miles of the same" be struck out, — 

A Debate arising thereupon, and 

The Question being put. 

It passed in the Negative — 

A Motion was then made and Seconded for limiting the 
number of. the militia to be drawn out into actual Service, to 
Two thirds, 

A Debate arose thereupon, and — 

The Question being put. 

It passed in the Negative, 

Another Motion was then made and seconded for limiting 
the number to one half, — 

A Debate arising thereupon, and — 

The Question being put. 

It was carried in the affirmative 

The Bill being read thro', and the question put by M*^. 
Speaker on every clause seperately was agreed to. 

Resolved that the Bill do pass and that the Title thereof be 
an Act. 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Senate for their concur- 
rence, and that M*". William Scott Jun^. and M"^. Flagg do carry 
the Same, — 

The Bill for settling the qualification of the Electors and 
Elected in the next General Assembly was read a second time in 
this House, — On reading the Second enacting Clause of the 
Bill,— 



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A Motion was made and Seconded that an amendment be 
made in the. latter part of the Clause by inserting the following 
Words viz*, "and who have continued and shall continue to co- 
"operate in defence of this State" 

The Question being put — 

It was carried in the Aflirmative 
And those words were accordingly inserted, — 

On reading the fourth Clause of the Bill — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that the whole clause be 
Struck out, — 

A Debate arising thereupon — 

The Question was put, 

And carried in the affirmative 

On Reading the last clause of the Bill, — 

A Motion was made and seconded. That the whole Clause 
be struck out, 
A Debate arising thereon the question was put by M*". Speaker 
It was carried in the affirmative. 

A Motion was made and Seconded, to amend the Bill by 
inserting the following Clause viz* "And be it further enacted by 
"the authority aforesaid, That every person to whom the Bene- 
"fits of this Act are meant to be extended, and who shall offer 
"to give his Vote at the Election of Members of the Legislature 
"shall previous to his Voting produce to the returning Officer a 
"Certificate in writing under the hand of the Brigadier of Militia 
"to which he shall belong of his having actually performed the 
"duty required of him by the Proclamations herein before 
"recited," — 

The Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative. 

The Clause was accordingly made part of the Bill, 

The Bill being read thro', and the question put, — 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honble the Senate, and 
that M*". William Scott Jun*". and M*". Flagg do carry the same, 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that a Committee be 
appointed to devise ways and means for recruiting a Legionary 
Corps under the Command of Col**. Wade Hampton, — 

Ordered that M*". Rapley, Doct^ Ramsey and Col®. Grimke be 
a Committee for that purpose, — 

A Motion was made and seconded that a Committee be 
appointed to devise Ways and Means for Supplying the Army 



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with Sappers and Miners, Artificers, Pioneers, Waggoners and 
Servants to the Officers, 

Ordered that, — Col°. Henderson, Col^ John Laurens and 
Col° Grimke be be a Committee for that purpose, — 

A Message from the Senate, by their Clerk in the following 
words viz*. 

In the Senate January 31*S 1782. 
M"". Speaker & Gentlemen. 

The Committee appointed by this House, to Join a Com- 
mittee of your House, in free Conference to Consider of ways 
and means to fill up the Continental Battalions of this State are 
General Marion, Col^. Harden, Col° Horry, Col<* Watson & M^. 
Berwick. — 

By Order of the Senate 

John Lewis Gervais 
President 
And then the House Adjournd till 
to morrow Morning 10, °'Clock 

Saturday February 2^. 

Th« House met according to adjournment, 

Eead the Journals of Yesterdays Proceedings. 

Xhe Bill for the regulation of the Militia of this State was — 
Ordered to be Eead a second time. On Reading the first Clause 
of the Bill, 

A Motion was made and seconded, that the Bill be recom- 
mitted, 

A Debate arising thereupon. 

The Question was put. 

It passed in the negative — 

The first and second clauses of the Bill being read, & 

The Questions thereon severally put were agreed to, 

On Reading the third article, in the third enacting Clause 
of the Bill, for regulating the Militia, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that the following amend- 
ment, be made viz*, "but if an action shall happen during his 
"absence from Camp, if an officer he shall be Cashierd and 
"turn'd into the Ranks ; if a Private, he shall be put, into one of 
"the Continental regiments of this State, for twelve months," 

The question being put 

It was carried in the Affirmative. 

On Reading the fourth article — 



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A motion was made and seconded, that the whole of it be 
Struck out, and the following one inserted viz*, "any non Com- 
"mission'd Officer or private who shall be found guilty of plun- 
"dering or taking the property of the Inhabitants of this State 
"Contrary to orders, shall serve in one of the Continental Regi- 
"ments for any time, not exceeding twelve months, as to the 
"Court Martial shall seem fit." 

The Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative. 

A motion was made and seconded, that the following Clause 
be inserted, immediately after the preceding one viz^ "If a Com- 
"mission'd Officer shall be found GKiilty of the Crimes last above 
"mentioned, he shall be Cashierd & turned into one of the Con- 
"tinental Regiments of this State as a private, in which he shall 
"be obliged to serve for one Year." 

The Question being put. 

It was carried in the affirmative. 

On Reading the Eight Article, 

A motion was made and seconded, that the following amend- 
ment be made thereto viz*. "If an Officer he shall be Cashierd, 
"reduced to the Ranks, and pay a fine of Twenty Dollars, if a 
"Non Commission'd Officer or private he shall be Confined in the 
"Provost, for three days and nights, and fined five Dollars." — 

The Question being put. 

It was carried in the affirmative. 

On Reading the Ninth Article. — 

A motion was made and seconded, that the whole of it be 
Struck out. 

The Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative, — 
It was accordingly Struck out. — 

On Reading the Eleventh Article, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that the whole of it be 
Struck out. 

The Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative 

Ordered on Motion that a Clause be brought in on the third 
reading of the Bill for settling the pay of the Militia, and a 
Clause for the Sumary trial of persons who shall be taken in the 
Militia Camp, suspected of being Spies. 



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The whole Bill being read thro', and 

The Question put — 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honourable the Senate, 
and that M^. William Scott Jun^ and M*". Dart do carry the 
same, 

M*" Scott reported that M** Dart and himself had delivered to 
the Senate, the Several Bills they had in Charge. — 

A message from the Senate by their Clerk in the following 
words viz*. 

In the Senate February 1782 
M^ Speaker & Gent". 

This House request the Concurrence of your House 
to amend the "Bill for the better Defence and Security of this 
"State, during the Recess of the General Assembly" by inserting 
"the amended clause, between the fourth and fifth enacting 
"clause of said Bill. — 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais. — 
President 

The Clause proposed to be inserted in the Bill is as fol- 
lows viz^ 

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that 
the Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being shall be 
and he is hereby authorized and required (when ever it shall 
appear to him with the advice and consent of the privy Council 
necessary so to do) to issue Special Commissions of Oyer and 
Terminer, to such of the Judges of the Court of General Sessions 
of the Peace, as he shall think proper for the speedy trial of 
Criminal offenders in such Districts as he may direct (altho' the 
offence was committed in some other District) And that the 
proceedings on the said Commission shall be as nearly similar as 
may be to the proceedings of the Court of assize directed or which 
may be directed by any act or acts of the Gen^ assembly. 

The Question being put, when the foregoing Message should 
be taken into Consideration. — 

Eesolved that it be taken into Consideration immediately; 
the Message being again read, and the Clause proposed, — 

A Debate arose thereupon, the Clause being read three times, 
and 



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The Question put. — 

Resolved, That the Clause be made a part of the Bill, and 
that a Message be sent to the Senate informing them, that this 
House have agreed to the clause proposed by that House, And 
desire they will be pleased to insert the same in the Bill, entitled 
an Act for the better Defence and Security of this State, during 
the Recess of the General Assembly, and that M*". Speaker do 
Sign the Same, — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives) 

February 2^, 1782 \ 

Honourable Gentlemen — this House having consider'd 
your Message of this day, with the clause accompanying it, which 
Your House request may be inserted in "the Bill for the Better 
"defence and Security of this State during the recess of the Gen- 
"eral Assembly" and agreed to the clause as proposed by your 
Honors, return the said clause to your House and desire your 
Honors will be pleased to insert it in the Bill Entitled An Act 
for the Better Defence and Security of this State during the 
recess of the General Assembly — 

By Order of the House 

Hugh Rutledge, Speaker. 
Ordered that M*^. Scott and M^. Dart do wait on the Senate 
with the foregoing Message 

M^ Scott Reported, that M^ Dart and himself had delivered 
to the Senate, the Message they had in Charge, 

Docf Ramsay, from the Committee to Devise ways and 
means for recruiting the Corps of Cavalry under the command 
of Col°. Wade Hampton, inf orm'd the House that the Committee, 
were ready to report, if the House woud be pleased to receive it, 
he accordingly read the report in his place, and delivered it in at 
the Clerks table, — 

Ordered, That the Report be taken into consideration to 
morrow, — 

The House then adjourn'd, 
till to morrow morning 10, °Clock — 

Sunday the 3<^. 
The House met according to adjournment 
Read the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings — 
M^. Speaker, informed the House, that M*". John Pearson 
returned as a member for the District between Broad and 



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Catawba Rivers, attended at the Door, and desir'd to know if it 
was their pleasure he shou'd be call'd in, and asked if he intended 
to qualify, — M*^ Pearson being call'd in and asked by M*". 
Speaker if he was ready to qualify. 

He answered in the Affirmative 

M^ John Ewen Calhoun was desir'd to administer to him 
the Oaths of Qualification and Allegiance — 

M*". Calhoun Reported, that he had administred the Oaths 
to M*". Pearson agreeable to Order, — 

And he took his Seat accordingly, — 

The Report of the Committee to Devise Ways & Means for 
recruiting the Corps of Cavalry under the Command of Col° 
Wade Hampton, — was read agreeable to the Order of Yesterday 
and is as follows viz*. 

The Comittee to Devise Ways and Means for recruiting the 
Corps of Cavalry under Command of Col° Hampton. 

Report, 

That instead of four Troops of Cavalry as directed by 
the Executive, they recommend that the Corps he reduced to two 
Troops of Cavalry, and two Troops of Infantry, each Troop and 
Company to Contain the same number of officers, Non Commis- 
sioned officers and Privates, as those in the Continental Leginary 
Corps, 

That Col** Hampton be directed to recruit a sufficient Num- 
ber of men, for the War, or three Years, to compleat the Corps 
agreeable to the above Arrangement, and that he may be able to 
do so, — Your Committee recommend, that he be furnished with 
one Hundred negroes ; It is the opinion of your Committee, that 
the Men so inlisted shou'd receive the same pay and other emolu- 
ments as are or may be allowed to Continental Soldiers raised by 
this State, for the same time of Service. 

The first Clause of the Report was then read for Debate, and 
there being no opposition. — 

The Question being put. 

It was carried in the affirmative. 

On Reading the Second Clause of the Report — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that after the words 
"Negroes" at the end of the Clause, the same be amended ""by the 
words following v\z\ "as soon as he produces in the Field, two 
"Hundred Men fit for Service," after some debate on the clause 
and the proposed amendment. — 



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The Question being put, first on the Amendment was agreed 
to, and then on the clause as amended, — 
It was carried in the affirmative. 
The third and last clause, being read, no debate arising there- 
upon, 

The Question being put. — 

It was carried in the affirmative — 



The Question was then put on the whole report as amended, 
It was carried in the affirmative. 

Resolved that this House do agree to the report of the Com- 
mittee as amended, — 

Ordered that it be sent to the Honble the Senate for their 
Concurrence, that a Message be prepared for that purpose and 
that M^. Speaker do sign the Same, — 

A Message was accordingly prepared, & is as follows, viz*. 

In the House of Representatives) 

February 3^. 1782— j 
Honourable Gentlemen. — 

This House herewith send you a report from a Committee 
appointed by this House, to devise Ways and Means for filling up 
Col° Hamptons Corps, with the Resolution of this House there- 
upon, to which this House desire your Concurrence, 

By Order of the House 
H»ugh Rutledge. 
Speaker 

Ordered that Doct*^ Ramsey, and M^. Milner do wait on the 
Senate, with the foregoing report. Resolution & Message. 

Doct^. Ramsay reported that M"". Milner and himself had 
deliver'd to the Senate the Message they had in Charge, — 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor with Extracts 
of two letters from Major General Greene, the Subject matters 
of which were, the want of Meal and other Provisions for the 
Army, — On considering the Message and Extracts of Letters, — 

Resolved that his Excellency the Governor, with the advice 
of the Privy Council, do take Order immediately upon all mat- 
ters that relate to the supply and Subsistance of the army. 

Ordered that the above Resolution be sent to the Honble the 
Senate for their Concurrence, that a Message be prepared for 
that purpose, and that M^. Speaker do sign the same, — 



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A Message was accordingly prepared, and is as follows viz*. 

In the House of Representatives Feb'-y 3<i, 1782— 
Honourable Gentlemen 

This House herewith send you a resolution empowering his 
Excellency the Governor with the advice of the privy Council 
to take Order immediately upon all matters relative to the Sup- 
ply and Subsistance of the army to which this House desire your 
Concurrence. — 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Rutledge. 

Speaker. 

Ordered that Doct^. Ramsay and M^ Milner, do wait on the 
Honble the Senate with the foregoing resolution & Message, 

Doct^. Ramsay reported that M^. Milner and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the Message and resolution which they 
had in charge, 

Col*». Henderson from the Committee appointed to Consider 
of Ways and Means for filling up the Continent. Battalions to be 
raised by this State inform 'd the House that they were ready to 
report, if the House wou'd be pleased to receive it, he accord- 
ingly read the Same in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks 
Table, where it was again read and is as follows viz* 

The Committee appointed to Consider of, and devise Ways 
and means for filling up the two Continental, Battalions, ordered 
by Congress to be raised in this State beg leave to. Report — 

That in their Opinion the measure of Voluntary Enlistments 
shouPd first be adopted and experimented for the term of two 
months from the passing of this Bill, and that the Men be enlisted 
for three Years or the War, — 

That those who engage for the War shall receive at the 
Commencement of every year that their service is required one 
Negroe, and that such as enU^^ for three years, shall receive 
one Negroe at the Commenceuaent of each of the two first Years 
of their Service, and an other at the expiration of the third 
Year of their Engagement, 

Your Committee beg leave to recommend that the Command- 
ing Officers of the Regiments of Militia shall be directed by the 
Brigadiers immediately to divide their Men by Companies into 
Classes of Eight each in order to ascertain the Number each Regi- 
ment must afford should a draught be found necessary ; and that 
the Supernumeraries of each Company not amounting to a Class, 



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shall be added together and divided into Classes and draughted 
if it shall be found necessary by the Commanding Officer of the 
Regiment according to the proportion above directed, — 

That if the returning Officers on the Recruiting service shall 
report the Inefficacy of Voluntary Enlistments to Compleat the 
Continental Battalions that the Commanding Officers of the 
Regiments of Militia be ordered by the Commanding Officers of 
Brigades, to proceed immediately to draught one Man out of 
each of the classes in his Regiment, to Serve for three years or 
the War; Provided nevertheless, that if a Man belonging to any 
of the classes shou'd have Voluntarily engaged himself in the 
service, or that any class should have previously engaged a man 
not belonging to any other Class to Serve for three Years or the 
War, that, that Class shall be exempted from any draught, 

5th — That the Negroes alotted to this important purpose be 
advanced to the age of Between Ten and forty Years, And that 
all such Persons as are draughted shall receive*the same Bounty 
as those who Voluntarily enlist, and that they shall be allowed, 
the Same pay, Cloathing and Rations, as are usualy granted to 
the Continent^ Troops, — 

gth — fi^Q Committee impressed Avith a most refined sense of 
the memorable and distinguished services which the militia 
officers have rendered to their Country, and Convinced that they 
are still possessed of an Animated Zeal, alively attachment and a 
most ardent desire to advance the Interests and Security of the 
Common Wealth, beg leave to recommend that the Field Officers 
be appointed as Commissioners for the recruiting Service, by 
whose activity, influence and spirited exertions, the attainment 
of this most desireable object will be facilitated, — Your Commit- 
tee are therefore of Opinion that the Negroes shou'd be delivered 
to the Commanding officers of Brigades in each District, who are 
to divide them amongst the Commanding officers of Regiments, 
agreeable to the proportion of their Classes, — And that the 
Commanding officers be directed to call their Regiments together, 
to promulgate this Law to them, and That they shall themselves 
either act, or appoint such Officers as shall appear adapted to 
this Service, to recruit such Men as shall be willing to enter into 
the Service, and to deliver them to those Officers, and at such 
Rendezvous to be appointed in each district as shall be deter- 
mined on by the Continental commanding officer of this State. — 

7th — .That if it should be found necessary to draught the 
Classes that the Commanding officers of Regiments, or the 



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Officers appointed by them to recruit shall deliver the Negroes 
allotted for this purpose to such men as shall be draughted and 
that they shall Produce such draughted Men to those officers and 
at such Rendezvous as shall be appointed by the Continental 
commanding officer of this State, within ten days, after the 
draughts have taken place, — 

8*^. That the Governor be requested to order a Guard to 
march the Negroes forthwith to such places as may appear most 
convenient in the Districts of the respective Brigades for the dis- 
tribution and delivery of them, to the Commanding officers of 
Regiments, 

9th — That if a Commanding officer of a Regiment should be 
so base as to revolt from the duty which he owes to his Country, 
and neglect or refuse to give the necessary orders for Classing 
and draughting his men. The Commanding officer of the Brigade 
shall himself cause such classing and Draughting to be made 
immediately, and that he shall arrest such Officer and order him 
to be tried by a Court Martial, who if found Guilty shall be 
Cashier'd and sentenced to pay the sum of Dollars. — 

10***. That if the Commanding officer of a company shou'd 
be guilty of the above said neglect, or contempt of orders, the 
Field officer of the Regiment shall proceed in the same way as is 
directed in the above clause in similar Circumstances, and if 
found guilty shall be Cashierd and Sentenced to pay the sum 
of Dollars. 

That if any class shall apprehend a soldier enlisted for the 
War, who shall have deserted from any of the Continental Bat- 
talions raised in this State, that Class shall be exempted from a 
draught excepting such Classes as shall be found concealing 
deserters; Provided that no Solder be considered as a deserter 
who made his escape from Confinement within the Enemies 
Lines, untill the expiration of two Months after the passing of this 
Bill.— 

Your Committee beg leave to Conclude with recommending 
that the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Members of the Privy 
Council, Judges of the Courts and Delegates to Congress be alone 
exempted from the operation of this Law, — 

Ordered that the report be taken into Consideration to Mor- 
row, and that in the mean time, it lie on the Table for the perusal 
of the Members, 

And then the House 
Adjourned till to morrow mom^^, 10, **'Clock. 



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Monday the 4***. 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

Eead the Journals of yesterdays proceedings. — 

M*". Ferguson from the Committee on privileges and Elec- 
tions informed the House, that the Committee :were ready to 
report on the Memorial of Sundry Inhabitants of Saint Mathews 
Parish, against ,the late Election, which was referred to them, if 
the House wou'd be pleased to receive it, He accordingly read 
the report in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks Table, 
where it was again read and is as follows viz* 

The Committee on Privileges and Elections to whom was 
referr'd the Memorial above mentioned, Report, 

That they have enquired into the Allegations set forth in the 
said Memorial, and are of opinion they are not well grounded, & 
that the Election was conducted agreeable to the Instructions 
given to the returning officers, they therefore recommend that 
the Memorial be dismissed. 

Ordered that the report be taken into immediate Considera- 
tion, 

The Report, being read for debate. 

Resolved that the Report be agreed to. — 

Ordered, that the Memorial be dismissed, 

The Report of the Committee appointed to Consider of and 
Devise, Ways and Means for filling up the two Continental Bat- 
talions to be raised by this State, order'd to be Considered to day, 
was read for debate.-^ 

The first Clause being read, — and. 

The Question put — 

It was carried in the Affirmative — 

The Second Clause being read, — and — 

The Question put. 

It was carried in the affirmative 

On Reading the third Clause, 

A motion was made and Seconded, that the whole of it be 
Struck out, after Some debate thereupon — 

The Question was put. 

It was carried in the affirmative 
The whole Clause was accordingly Struck out. 

On Reading the fourth Clause, 

A Motion was made, and seconded, that it be struck out, after 
some debate, 



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The Question was put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative, & the clause was 
Struck out. 

The Fifth Clause being read, the words "as are draughted 
"shall receive the same Bounty as those," were ordered to be 
struck out, — 

The third & fourth Clauses of the Report not being agreed to. 

The Question being put, the remainder of the clause 

Was carried in the affirmative, 

The Sixth Clause being read, — and 

The Question being put. 

It was carried in the affirmative the words "agreeable to 
"the proportion of their classes" being previously erased as 
superfluous. 

On Reading the Seventh clause, — 

A Motion was made & Seconded, that the whole of it be 
Struck out, 

The Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative and Struck out accord- 
ingly,— 

The Eight Clause being read, — and — 

The Question put. 

It was carried in the affirmative. 

The Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh clauses being severally read 
& — The Question put on them respectively, were orderd to be 
Struck out. — 

The Report being gone thro' — 

A motion was made and Seconded, That the same be amended 
by adding the following Clause viz*. — 

"That a Bounty of one negroe be given to all and every 
"person or persons who shall procure twenty five recruits to 
"enlist agreeable to the folloAving report, which recruits shall be 
"approved of by such Continental officer as shall be appointed 
"to receive them. Provided such Enlistments be made within six 
"Weeks after the passing of an act for filling up the two Con- 
"tinental Battalions of this state," — 

The Question being put. — 

It was carried in the affirmative 

Ordered that the Clause be made part of the Report. 

The Question being put on the whole Report as it had been 
amended, — 



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It was carried in the affirmative 
Ordered, That a Message with a Copy of the Report as 
agreed to by this House, be sent to the Honble, the senate and 
that M^ Speaker do Sign the same. 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives — 
February 4**^. 1782— 

Honorable Gentlemen, — 

This House herewith send you a Copy of the Report of the 
Committee appointed by this House to consider of and Devise, 
Ways, and means for filling up the two Continental Battalions 
of this State, as the same has been amended and agreed to by this 

House, 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge. 
Speaker 

Ordered — 

That M^ Dart and M^. Raply do wait on the Honorable 
the Senate with the foregoing Message and Report, 

A Message from the Senate, by their Clerk, with the Resolu- 
tion of this House of the 31^*. Ult°. respecting the allowance to 
be made to the delegates, and a Subsequent one of the 3**. instant, 
empowering his Excellency the Grovernor with the advice of the 
Privy Council to take order immediately upon all matters rela- 
tive to the Supply and Subsistence of the Army, to each of which 
Resolutions their Honours had given their Concurrence, — 

Ordered that a Copy of the last Resolution be sent to his 
Excellency the Governor, — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk returning the Bill 
entitled "An Act for the better security and defence of this State, 
"during the Recess of the General Assembly" which had been 
read a third time in that House and agreed to, — 

Ordered that the said Bill be immediately engrossed, 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk, returning the 
following Bills viz*. "A Bill to suspend the operation of the 
"Limitation act" A Bill to revive and continue such Laws as 
have expired since the sitting of the last General Assembly, or 
will expire with the present session. And A Bill to settling the 
Qualification of the Electors and Elected, in the next General 
Assembly, which Bills had been severally read twice in that 
House, 



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Ordered That the said Bills be read a third time imme- 
diately, — 

-The Bill entitled a Bill to Suspend the operation of the 
Limitation act, was read a third time, and the Bill being put to 
a passing. — 

Resolved that the Bill do pass, and that the title thereof be 
an Act. — 

Ordered that the Act be sent to the Honorable the Senate for 
their Concurrence, and that M^. Rapley and Col^*. Richardson do 
carry the same. 

The Bill entitled "A Bill to revive and continue such liaws 
as have expired since the Sitting of the last General assembly or 
will expire with the present session, was read a third time, and 
the Bill being put to a passing. 

Resolved that the Bill do pass, and that the Title, be an Act. — 

Ordered that the act be sent to the Honorable the senate 
for their Concurrence, and that M^. Rapley and CoK Richardson 
do carry the same, — 

The first and Second Clauses of the Bill, entitled a Bill for 
settling the qualification of the Electors and Elected in the next 
General Assembly being read, were agreed to, and on reading the 
third Clause, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that the same be amended 
by adding the following Words, at the end of the Clause viz*, 
'^Or furnishing two Substitutes in one of the Continental Regi- 
"ments of this State, to serve during the War," — 
<iff ODhe Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative the amendment was 
Abdordingly .made, 
/^M^OniRfeglding the fourth Clause, 

II * 'iA Motion 1 was made and Seconded, that between the words 
"the" and "Brigadier" the following words be inserted viz* "Com- 
"mandin^-Bflicerficrf t!b4 Regiment and Countersigned by the" 
Jilt TilaBiQitestidii4Dleing' put, 

'>i'\ f) fitrivras[oanri<5di in' t^he affirmative and those words were 
Hiserted) — ff-t.'iH 'tfri it- :.,•■. {.(t.'; <, 

10 ./^(Iniotirfn Iwas'tliini'inkdejaM seconded, that an amendment 
bri^nWdi^itt-thteliiifl dilihi saidi-Glause by adding the following 
^s^Di^nH2l*^%r^*fllmishfedtt'wf6J Substitutes in one of the Continen- 
•^tidJ Regittieiits b4'thi«f8tatey^osMrV^e^Hidring the war," 

The Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative. 



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The following clause, was added by the Senate, Viz*. 

"And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that 
"every Person, to whom the Benefits of this act are meant to be 
"extended, and who shall be elected a Member of the Legislature 
"shall before he is admitted to a seat therein take an Oath in the 
"House of which he is returned a Member, that he is duly quali- 
"fied according to this act, to be chosen a Member thereof," — 

The Clause being read three times, and 

The Question put, — 

It was carried in the Affirmative, 

The whole of the Bill being read thro' — and the Bill put to a 
Passing, — 

Resolved that the Bill do pass, and that the Title thereof be 
An Act, — 

Ordered that the act be sent, to the Honorable the senate 
for their Concurrence, — ^And that M^. Rapley and Colonel Rich- 
ardson do carry the Same, — 

M^ Rapley reported that Col*>. Richardson and himself had 
delivered, to the Senate, the Several Bills they had in charge, — 

M^. Edward Rutledge from the Committee appointed to 
empower the Executive of this State to purchase an Estate of the 
Value of Ten thousand Guineas in Trust and for the use of the 
Honorable Major General Greene, — 

Reported that the Committee had prepared the Bill, if the 
House wou'd be pleased to receive it, — He accordingly read the 
Title of the Bill in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks 
Table, where the Bill was read a first time. 

Ordered that the Bill be read a Secon'd time — 

M^. Speaker inform'd the House, that M^. William Robinson 
declared duly elected Sheriff of Orangebourgh District declined 
accepting that appointment, and desired another person might be 
elected in his stea^, — 

And then the House Adjourned till to morrow Morning 9 
5'Clock 

Tuesday the 5*^. 

The House met according to adjournment — 

Read the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings, — 

The Bill entitled a Bill to empower Thomas Ferguson Mor- 
ton Wilkinson and John Ward Esquires to purchase An Estate 
of the Value of Ten Thousand Guineas in Trust and for the use 
of the Honorable Major General Greene, was read a second time, — 
time, — 



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Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Senate, and that M*". 
Rapley and Col°. Eichardson, do carry the same, 

M"". Speaker inform'd the House, that Cap*. Edward Blake, 
retum'd a Member for Saint Georges parish. Cap*. Jacob Keid 
for the Parishes of Saint Philip and Saint Michael, and M*". 
John Rutledge for the parish of Saint Andrew, attended at the 
door, and desired to Imow if it was the pleasure of the House 
they should be call'd in and asked if they intended to qualify, 
they were accordingly called in, and being asked by M"". Speaker 
if they were ready to qualify, — 

They answered in the affirmative, — 

M^ Burke was desired to administer to them; the Oaths of 
qualification and allegiance, — M*" Burke reported that he had 
administred to Captains Blake and Reid & M^. John Rutledge 
the oaths of qualification and Allegiance, agreeable to the Con- 
stitution, — And they took their Seats accordingly. — 

M*^. Rapley reported that Col°. Richardson and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the Bill they had in Charge, 

Ordered, That Col° Laurens's Motion for collecting Two 
thousand five Hundred Negroes forthwith from the Confiscate. 
Estates, — Embodying and Organizing them under white Officers 
be taken into Consideration agreeable to the Order of Yesterday, 
after some debate thereupon, — 

The Question being put. — 

It passed in the Negative. — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, returning the fol- 
lowing acts Viz*. An Act for settling the qualification of the 
Electors and Elected in the next General Assembly, An Act to 
revive and Continue such Laws as have expired since the sitting 
of the last General Assembly, or will expire with the present ses- 
sion, and an act to suspend the Operation of the Limitation 
Act, which had been Severally read a third time in that House 
and passed. 

Ordered that the said acts be forthwith engrossed, — 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor, in the follow- 
ing words viz*. 

M*^. Speaker & Gentlemen, — I must request that you would 
appoint a Committee of your House to Confer with me on a mat- 
ter of Considerable importance 
I John Mathews 

February 5^\ 1782 



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Ordered that M^. John Rutledge, Colo. Laurens and Col 
Grimke be a Committee to wait on his Excellency the Governor 
agreeable to the said Message, — 

M*^. John Rutledge from the Committee appoint^ to Confer 
with his Excellency the Governor, in Consequence of his Message 
of this day, — Reported 

That they had Conferr'd with his Excellency the Governor, 
according to the Order .of the House, — who informed them of 
General Greenes rec*. of a Letter from his Excellency General 
Washington, dated the 31^*. December last, acquainting him that 
an embarkation had taken place at New York Consisting of three 
British Regiments, and a Detachment of Hessians, suppos'd to be 
destin'd for this State, under convoy of two ships of the Line, 
and three or four Frigates; that some Frigates had arrived oflF 
the Bar, — that if those Troops shou'd arrive it might be neces- 
sary for him to change his position, — he therefore thought pro- 
per to acquaint the House therewith, that they might quicken 
their Deliberations, — 

And then the House Adjourned 
till to morrow Morning 9. ^Clock. 

Wednesday the 6***. 
The House met according to adjournment. 
Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings- 



Col°. Henderson from the Committee to devise Ways and 
Means for raising a Corps of Sappers &^^. &^*. informed the House 
that the Committee were ready to report if the House would be 
pleased to receive the same. He accordingly read the report in 
his place and delivered it in at the Clerks Table, where it was 
again read and is as follows Viz*. 

The Committee appointed to devise Ways and Means for 
raising a Corps of Sappers & Miners, Artificers, Pioneers Wag- 
goners, and Officers servants, to be annex'd to General Greene's 
Army. — Report — 

1^*. That such negroes as shall be found belonging to Con- 
fiscated or Sequestrated Estates, and are fit for a Corps of Arti- 
ficers Viz*. Shoe Makers, Carpenters, Blacksmiths, Armourers, ^ 
Taylors, Wheelwrights be immediately Collected and formed into / 
a Corps, to the Number of One Hundred, — 

2^. That those negroes who shall be found most useful and 
expert be immediately collected from the said Estates, and 
employed as Waggoners, to the number of Two hundred & fifty — . 



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3^. That a Corps of Pioneers, Consisting of the number of 
One hundred and fifty able bodied Men, be formed from the 
Estates aforesaid, — 

4*^ That a corps of Sappers and Miners of four Hundred 
able bodied Men be drawn from the said Estates. — 

5^^ That three Hundred Servants be also drawn from the 
/ Estates aforesaid, to Supply the place of Waiters to the Officers, 
which are at present drawn from the Line. — 

( 6***. The Committee further recommend, that in Case the 

Estates of such persons as are Considered Enemies to this State, 

and have property in Negroes, in the same, or shou'd prove 

insufficient to the purpose, shou'd not be Confiscated or Seques- 

/ tred, that then the Governor and Council be empowered to Order 

^ \ draughts to be made from the Estates of such Inhabitants 

throughout the Country, who can most effectually supply the 

' Number necessary for the said Corps. — 

_y 7th The Committee also recommend, that all the Negroes 
taken for the above Service, be previously valued and appraised 
by three freeholders, that such Slaves as are draughted from the 
Estates of the Friends of this Country, and who may be killed, 
Maimed, or lost, in this Service, shall be accounted for, and the 
faith of this Country pledged for the paym*. thereof. 

8^^. That none of these Corps be Marched or Conducted out 
of the State but with the Consent and approbation of the Gover- 
nor and Council, 

Ordered that the above Report be immediately taken into 
Consideration, — 

The first clause of the Report being read, and no debate aris- 
ing thereupon. 

The question was put, — and 

It was carried in the affirmative 
The second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh clauses 
being severally read, and 

The Questions respectively put. 

They were agreed to. — 
On Reading the Eight Clause. — 

A motion was made and seconded, that the whole of the 
clause be struck out, — 

A Debate arising thereupon, — and 
The Question being put. 

It was carried in the affirmative the Clause was accord- 
ingly Struck out. 



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The Report being gone thro', and, — 

The Question put whether the same shou'd be agreed to, — 
It was carried in the affirmative 

Ordered that a Bill be brought in, agreeable to the said 
Eeport, and that M^ Gibbes and M*^. Reid be added to the above 
mentioned Committee. — 

Ordered that M^ Gibbes and M^ Thomas Waring do Com- 
pare the following engrossed Bills viz*; An act to suspend the 
operation of the Limitation act; An Act to revive & Continue 
such Laws as have expired since the Sitting of the last General 
Assembly, or will expire with the present session, An Act for set- 
tling the qualification of the Electors and Elected in the next 
General Assembly, — An Act for the better security and defence 
of this State, during the recess of the General Assembly, An Act 
for repealing the Laws, which makes Paper Currency or Bills of 
Credit, a legal tender, with a Committee from the Senate, — 

M^ Gibbes reported that M^ Waring and himself had Com- 
pared the engrossed Bills, with a Committee from the senate, 
and found them right, — 

M^. Burke presented a Petition to the House from many of 
the Field and other officers of the upper and lower Granville and 
Colleton County Regiments, — 

Ordered that the above Petition be referred to a Committee 
of the following Gentlemen Viz*. 

Col° Ltaurens 

M^ Kean M^. Burke 

M^ Jn«. Ew«. Calhoun & Cap* James Moore (96) 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk in the following 
Words viz*, — 

In the Senate February 6. 1782— 
M'. Speaker & Gentlemen, 

This house having taken under Consideration, the resolve 
of your House, upon the Report of your Committee "to devise 
"Ways and Means for filling up Lieutenant Col° Hamptons 
"Corps" the same was agreed to. 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais Presid*. 

A motion was made and Seconded that a Message be sent to 
the Governor, to request he will be pleased to order Five Hun- 
dred Bushels Corn to be purchased for the Catawba Indians at 
the expence of the State, — 



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Eesolved that his Excellency the Governor, be empowered to 
order the quantity of Five Hundred Bushels of Com to be forth- 
with purchased for the use of the Catawba Indians at the expence 
of this State, 

Ordered that the above Resolution be sent to the Honble the 
Senate for their Concurrence, and that a Message be likewise sent 
therewith and sign'd by M^. Speaker, 

The following Message was prepared and sign'd by M*". 
Speaker viz*. 

In the House of Representatives) 

February 6*^. 1782^ 
Honorable Gentlemen, — 

This House herewith send you a Resolution of this House, 
empowering his Excellency the Governor to order the quantity 
of Five Hundred Bushells of Com, to be purchased forthwith for 
the use of the Catawba Indians, at the expence of this State, — 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that Col° Kershaw, and M^ Skirving do wait on 
the Senate with the above Resolution and Message — 

Col*^. Kershaw reported that M*". Skirving and himself had 
delivered to the Senate, the above resolution and Message they 
had in Charge, — 

This House went into the Senate House, and together with 
the Senate Ratified the following Acts viz^ An Act to suspend 
the operation of the Limitation act, an Act to revive and Con- 
tinue such Laws as have expired since the sitting of the last 
General Assembly, or will expire with the present Session, An 
act for settling the qualification of the Electors and the Elected 
in the next General Assembly, An Act for the better Security and 
defense of this State during the recess of the General Assembly, 
An Act for repealing the Laws which make Paper Currency or 
Bills of Credit, a Legal Tender. 

The House being returned, — M^. Speaker reported that this 
House together with the Senate had ratified the Acts above men- 
tioned, — 

And then the House Adjourned 
till to morrow Morning 9. ^'Clock 



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Thursday February 7*^. 
The House met according to adjournment. 

Bead the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings 

M*". Speaker informed the House, that M^. Jacob Guerard 
return'd a Member for the parish of Saint Helena, and M^. 
Edward Weyman return'd a Member for the Parish of Saint 
Thomas & Saint Dennis, attended at the door, and desired to 
know if it was their pleasure they should be called in and asked 
whether they intended to qualify, and on being called in and 
asked by M^. Speaker, M^. Guerard declined serving, — 

M^. Burke was desired to administer to M^. Weyman, the 
Oaths of qualification and allegiance, — 

M*". Burke reported that he had administred the said Oaths 
to M^ Weyman, — 

And he took his Seat accordingly. — 

Cop. Laurens from the Committee appointed to -Consider 
What Estates in this Country are proper subjects of Confiscation 
& Sequestration &^^. presented agreeable to the order of the House 
a List of Persons whose Estates are proper subjects of Confisca- 
tion, — 

Ordered that those Lists be taken into Consideration imme- 
diately, — 

The names of Persons whose Estates are subjects of Con- 
fication being severally read and agreed to are as follows viz*. — 



Thomas Phepoe 
John Rose 
John Hop ton 
Gideon Dupont Junr 
WUliam Ancrum 
Alexander Rose 
James Brisbane 
Dr. Alexr. Gardin 
EUas Ban (of Wambaw) 
Gabriel Capers 
John GaUlaird 
Esta. of Riehd. Pendarvis 
Sr. Patrick Houston 
WiHiam Blak,e 
John WigfaH 
Hezekiah WUliams 
Jno: Brockington Junr. 
Zaehariah Gibbs 
Esta. Mrs. CoHeton 
Samuel Chollett 



Alexander Wright 

Robert Philp 

Jacob Valk 

Alexander Inglis 

Alexander Harvey 

Edmund Petri e 

Edward Fenwicke 

James Clitherall 

Bazil Cooper 

Ellas Ball (of Coming- 
tee) 

Robert Cunningham 

Theodore Gaillaird 

James Vernon 

Andrew Williamson 

James Gordon (of G. 
Town) 

Richard King 

Lud: Williams 

Thomas Fletchall 



Robert Williams 
John Wragg 
John Smyth 
Charles Atkins 
Aaron Loocock 
Archibald Brown 
Plowden Weston 
Paul Hamilton 
George Ancrum 
Brian Cape 
Patrick Cunningham 
Charles Ogelvie 
Thomas Gibbens 
Esta. of George Snow 
James Smyth 
John Cotton 
Christo. Nielie 
Eli as Buckingham 
Thomas Boone 
CoHln Campbell 




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George Saxby 
Thorps Barony 
Lt. Govr. Irvine 
Esta. of Dr. Crockatt 
Walter Mansell 
Heirs of Hopkin Price 
John Ward (Taylor) 
James Carey 
Jonathan Scott 
Esta. of James Holmes 
Robert Gray 
Geo : John Fardo 
Robert English 
William Vallentine 
lid. Chas Graville Mon- 1 

tague 5 
Esta. of Robert Raper 
Jno Fisher (of 

Orangebg: mer. 
Benjn. Gregory 
Esta. of Thos Adam. 



James Cassells 
Brice, Fisher Linwood J 

& Co. 5 
Esta. of Doctr. Gibbes 
Roberts's Barony 
Sr. James Wright 
Peter Taylor 
Greenwood & Higgison 
William Greenwood, 
Christo. Fitzsimons 
Christo. Williman 
Dr. James Eraser 
Robert Murrell 
Hugh Brown 
William Guest 
Dr. Peter Spence 
William Hannahan 
David Friday 
Esta. of Cha« Maine 
Esta. of Hen. Rugely 
William Sabb 
Esta. of John Stuart 
& 



Capt Ord (of the Navy) 
Trench & Baily— 
Robert Holmes 
Esta. of Jerem Knott 
Thos Fullalove 
George Coc^ 
Jeremiah Savage 
James Boissaux 
Andw Hibben 
Doctr James Lynah 
John Willard 
Patrick Muckleraurray 
Moses Kirkland 
James Clark 
Henry Oniel 
George Ogilvle 
Peter Simond 
George Dawkins 
Dr. Charles Fyfe 
John Musgrove 



A motion was made and seconded, that instead of Seques- 
tring the Estates of Persons whose conduct are not considered 
Sufficiently criminal to merit Confiscation, the said Persons be 
amerced, 

The Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative 
Ordered that the Consideration thereof be postponed 
A Message from the Senate by their Clerk in the following 
words viz*, — 

In the Senate the 7**^. of February 1782— 
M^. Speaker & Gentlemen, — 

This House having taken the Report of our Committee, 
appointed to Join a Committee of your House in free Conference 
"to Consider of and devise Ways and Means for filling up the 
"Continental Battalions of this State" under Consideration, the 
Same was agreed to as amended by your House, except the pro- 
viso. — in the Opinion of this House the enlistments should be 
made within two Months after the passing of an Act for filling 
up the Continental battalions, instead of Six Weeks, — 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais 
Presid*. 



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Ordered that the foregoing Message be taken into Considera- 
tion immediately, 

The Message having been taken into Consideration 

Resolved, That this House do agree to the amendment as 
proposed by the Senate in the foregoing Message, That a Mes- 
sage be sent to them thereupon, and that M'. Speaker do sign the 
same, — accordingly the following Message was prepared and 
sent viz*. — 

In the House of Representatives Feby. 7*^ 1782. 
Honorable Gentlemen of the Senate, 

This House having considered your Message of this Day, 
for extending the time mentioned in the proviso of the last clause 
of the Report of the Committee "to Consider of and devise ways 
"and Means, for filling up the Continental Battalions of this 
"State" to two Mo'ths instead of Six weeks : inform your Honours 
that this House do agree to the proposed amendment 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge, — 

Speaker 
Ordered that M^. Mitchel 
and M^ William Scott do wait 
on the Honble the Senate 
with the foregoing Message 

M^. Edward Rutledge from the Committee appointed to Con- 
sider what Estates in this Country, are proper subjects of Con- 
fiscation, who were ordered to bring in a Bill agreeable to the 
Report on that Subject, inform 'd the House that he had prepared 
a Bill, if the House would be pleased to receive it, he accordingly 
read the Title of the Bill in his place, and delivered it in at the 
Clerks Table, where the Bill was read a first time. — 

Ordered that the Bill be read a second time. 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that his Excellencv the 
Governor be empowered to order a quantity of provisions to be 
purchased at the publick expense, and distributed amongst the 
Widows and Orphans of such persons as have been killed in the 
defence of this State, and also such persons as have been disabled 
in the said Service as may be deemed proper objects of relief 

The Question being put. 

It was carried in the affirmative 

Resolved that his Excellency the Governor be empowered to 
order a Sufficient quantity of provisions to be purchased at the 
publick expence, and distributed amongst the Widows and 



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Orphans of such persons as have been killed in the defence of this 
State, and also Such persons who have been disabled in the said 
Service, as may be deemed proper Objects of relief. 

Ordered that the foregoing resolution be sent to the Honor- 
able the Senate for their Concurrence, and that a Message be 
likewise sent therewith and signed by M^ Speaker. 

In the House of Eepresentatives 
February 7'^. 1782 
Honble Gent", of the Senate 

This House herewith send you a resolution of this House, 
empowering his Excellency the Governor to order a Sufficient 
quantity of provisions to be purchased at the publick expence, 
and distributed amongst the widows and orphans of such per- 
sons as have been killed in the Defence of this State, and also 
such persons who have been disabled in the said Service, as may 
be deemed proper objects of Eelief, to which this House desire 
your Concurrence, By Order of the House, — 

Hugh Eutledge, 
Speaker 

M^ Mitchell reported that M^ Scott and himself delivered to 
the Senate the Message they had in charge, — 

A Petition from General Barnwell, was presented to the 
House setting forth, — That at an Election held in the Parish of 
Saint Helena on the Twenty fourth and Twenty fifth days of 
December last, in pursuance of a proclamation issued by his 
Excellency John Eutledge Esquire, — M^. Thomas Heyward, 
together with five others were declared by the returning Officers 
to be duly elected representatives, and have been returned to this 
Honble House as such, — That your petitioner can from incon- 
testable evidence make it appear, That the said Thomas Heyward 
was not, conformable to the qualifications laid down in the said 
Proclamation, eligible as a Eepresentative, — That as your Peti- 
tioner had next to the said Thomas Heyward, the highest Number 
of Votes, he humbly conceives that he was fairly, duly and legally 
elected a representative for the said parish ; he therefore requests 
your Honble House, that he may be permitted to take his Seat, — 
And your Petitioner as in duty boimd will ever pray — 

John Barnwell 

Ordered, that the above Petition be referred to the Commit- 
tee on Privileges and Elections, — 

And the House adjourned 
till to morrow morning nine o'Clock 



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Friday the S^^ Feb'^y. 
The House met, according to adjournment 
Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings- 



Doct^ Eamsay from the Committee on privileges And Elec- 
tions informed the House, that they were ready to report on Gen- 
eral Bamwells petition referr'd to them Yesterday, if the House 
wou'd be pleased to receive it, he accordingly read the Report in 
his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks Table, where it was 
again read, — 

Ordered that the Consideration of the said report be post- 
poned 

The Bill intitled a Bill for disposing of Certain Estates and 
banishing Certain Persons therein mentioned, was Ordered to be 
read a Second time,*— 

On Reading the Bill several amendments were made 
therein, — after reading the Bill, — 

A motion was made and seconded, that leave be given to 
bring in at the third reading of the Bill, the following clauses 
viz*. 

xV Clause to limit the quantity of acres of Land to be sold 
in one parcell, — 

A Clause directing the Commissioners to set apart a num- 
ber of Negroes for the recruiting service, — 

The Question being put. — 

It was carried in the affirmative 

Ordered that the said Clauses be prepared to be added to the 
Bill at the third reading. — 

M^. Speaker then put the Question whether the Bill should 
be sent to the Senate, — 

It was carried in the affirmative 

Ordered that M^ Owen and M^. Jones, do wait on the Senate 
with the Bill above mentioned, — 

A Message from the Senate, returning the Bill entitled a 
Bill for holding the Circuit Courts of Oyer & Terminer in the 
Several Districts of this State, and making out a new Jury List, 
which had been read twice in that House, — and also the resolu- 
tion of this House of the Sixth Instant empowering his Excellency 
the Governor to order the quantity of Five hundred bushels of 
Corn to be forthwith purchased for the use of the Catawba In- 
dians, to which their Honours, had given their Concurrence, 



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A Messa^ from the senate by their clerk in the following 
words viz^ 

In the Senate S^\ February 1782— 
M'. Speaker & Gent". — 

This House herewith send you two resolutions requesting 
his Excellency the Governor, to order, that such of the State 
Troops whose time of service shall be expired, be discharged, and 
that provision be made as soon as Possible to pay the Bounty due 
to such of them as have not already received the same, to which 
this House desire your Concurrence, — 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais. 
President 
The foregoing Message was accompanied by the following 
resolutions viz^ 

Resolved that his Excellency the Governor be requested to 
order that such of the State Troops whose time of service shall 
be expired, be discharged, — 

Eesolved that provision be made as soon as possible to pay 
the Bounty due to such of them, as have not already received the 
same, — 

Ordered that the above resolution be sent to the House of 
Representatives for their Concurrence, — , 

Ordered that the Consideration of the above Message and 
resolutions be postponed, 

And then the House adjourned 
till to morrow morning 9. ®'Clock 

Saturday the 9^^ 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings — 

The Bill for holding the Circuit Courts of Oyer & Terminer 
in the several Districts of this State and for making out a new 
Jury List, was Orderd to be read a third time — 

The Bill for holding the Circuit Courts of Oyer & Terminer 
in the several Districts of this state, and for making out a new 
Jury list was read a third time, — 

And then the Bill being put to a passing. 

Resolved that the Bill do pass and that the Title thereof be 
an act, — 



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Ordered thiat the Act be sent to the Senate for their Concur- 
rence, — And that M*". Owen and M'. Jones do carry the same, — 

M*". Owen reported that M*". Jones and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Bill they had in charge, 

A motion was made and seconded that this House do come 
to the following resolution viz*. — 

Resolved that it is the sense of the House that untill a 
sufficient number of the Delegates lately elected to represent this 
State in Congress shall arrive in Philadelphia the Delegates who 
are now in Congress shall retain their seats and Continue to 
Represent this State, — 

Resolved that this House do agree to the above Resolution, 
at that it be sent to the Senate for their Concurrence, that a 
Message be prepared for that purpose, and that M*". Speaker do 
sign the same, — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. — 

In the House of Representatives 

9*^ February 1782. 
Honble Gent", of the Senate — 

This House herewith send you a Resolution respecting the 
Delegates who now represent this State in Congress, Continuing 
their seats therein untill those lately elected shall arrive at Phil- 
adelphia, to which this House desire your Concurrence, 

By Order of the House, 
Hugh Rutledge — 
Speaker 

Ordered that M^. Edward Rutledge and Major Hyme do 
carry the same — 

M^ Edward Rutledge reported that Major Hyrne and himself 
had delivered to the Senate the above resolution and Message, — 
which they had in charge, — 

A motion was made and seconded, that this House do come 
to the following resolution viz*. 

Resolved, that it is the sense of this House, that the Dele- 
gates lately elected to represent this State in Congress, do pro- 
ceed to Philadelphia, as soon as they can with convenience. — 

Resolved, that this House do agree to the foregoing resolu- 
tion, — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk returning the 
resolution of this House of this date respecting the Delegates who 
are now in Congress, retaining their seats untill those lately 



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Elected shall arrive in Philadelphia, — with their Honours Con- 
currence thereto, 

Also a Bill to prevent the Commencement of Suits for the 
recovery of Debts, for the time and on the Conditions therein 
mention'd which Originated in that House, — 

The Bill entitled a Bill to prevent the Commencement of 
suits for the recovery of Debts, for the time and on the Condi- 
tions therein mentioned, was read a first time. 

Ordered that the Bill be read a second time, — 

M"". Burke from the Committee appointed to receive the 
names of persons proper to be nominated Justices of the Peace, 
delivered in a List of the names of such Persons, which was read, 
and. 

The Question being put, whether the same shou'd be agreed 
to. 

Resolved, that the Persons, whose names are mentioned in 
the said List, be nominated Justices of the Peace for the Parishes 
or districts in the List wherein their names are respectively set 
down. 

Ordered That the above resolution be sent to the Hon^^^ : the 
Senate for their Concurrence, and that M^. Burke and M^. Flagg, 
do carry the same, 

M^. Burke reported that M'". Flagg and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Message they had in charge, — 

M"" John Rutledge from the Committee on the Letters from 
their Excellencys the president of Congress, and the Commander 
in Cheif, and from the Superintendant of Finance, informd the 
House that they were ready to report if the House wou'd be 
pleased to receive it He accordingly read the report in his place, 
and delivered it in at the Clerks Table, where it was again read 
and is as follows viz*. — 

That they have considered the several matters therein con- 
tained, and are of opinion, that it would be impracticable in the 
present distressed state of this Country, and the great sarcity of 
speice, to levy a Tax in the usual manner, or in the mode pro- 
posed by the Financeir of the United States, But in order to 
comply Substantially, with the requisitions from Congress and 
from him. 

Your Committee recommend that this State engage that sup- 
plies (including those which have been furnished since the first of 
January last) shall be furnished for the army, during the pres- 
ent Year, to the Value of 373,598 Mexican Dollars (being the 



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Quota assigned to this State, of the Continental Estimate for the 
Year 1782.— 

That a Sufficient Number of Proper persons be from time to 
time, appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent 
of the Privy Council in different places, as agents or Commis- 
sioners to procure their Supplies, — 

That to prevent fraud, Ingrossing and oppression, no other 
person but those who shall be appointed, by the Governor with 
the advice of the Privy Council for that purpose as aforesaid, 
shall be allowed to procure supplies for the Continental army, 
and that it shall be a part of the duty of the said Commissioners 
to obtain these supplies, on such terms as may be reasonable 
between the Publick and individuals, and in the manner most 
equal, and least Burdensome to the people, so that the advantages ^ 
of selling where persons can sjmre, and the disadvantages of 
being obliged to part with what they cannot conveniently, may be 
shared and borne, as equaly as possible, — 

And that the money & Securities for money, which may be 
obtain'd from the Sale of Such Estates, as shall be Confiscated be ^ 
a fund for sinking or redeeming the notes which may be issued 
by the receiver of the Continental Taxes, 

The Committee further recommend, that a message be sent 
to the Governor, requesting his Excellency to give the necessary 
orders for having the Number of White Inhabitants of this State 
taken and Transmitted to Congress, as soon as practicable, the 
other Subjects of the papers reffer'd to your Committee are 
already in a proper train for the determination of the House, — 

Ordered that the Consideration of the foregoing report, be 
postponed, — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk returning the 
resolution of this House of the seventh Instant for empowering 
his Excellency the Governor to order a Sufficient quantity of 
provisions to be purchased at the publick expence and destributed 
amongst the widows and orphans Ac^. with their Honors Con- 
currence thereto, — 

The Message from the senate yesterday with the two resolu- 
tions accompanying it where read agreeable to order, 

Ordered that the said Message and resolution be referred to 
the following Committee viz*. 

Colo. Hill 
Colo Thomas Col^ Grimke 

Cap* Watters Cap*. Ja^. Moore. 



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The Eeport of the Committee on General Barnwells Petition 
wras read and is as follows viz*. 

The Committee on Privileges and Elections Report, — That 
they have enquired into the merits of the said petition, and find 
that the Contents thereof are true, but notwithstanding, as they 
are informed, that the voters meant to vote for Thomas Hey- 
ward Jun'. ; but omitted to add the distinguishfi^. epithet Jun*"., 
They recommend that a new writ of Election should be issued 

On considering the report, after some time spent in debating 
the same. 

The Question was put. whether this House do Concur with 
the report of the Committee, — 

It was carried in the affirmative — 

And then the House adjourned 
till to morrow morning nine '<*Clock. 

Sunday the lO^J* : 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings 

M*". Speaker informed the House that M'. George Robinson 
returned a Member for the district between Savannah & the 
North Fork of Edisto river attended at the door and desired to 
know if it was their Pleasure he should be call'd in and asked if 
he intended to qualify, — M^. Robinson being called in and asked 
the question by M^. Speaker, — 

He answered in the affirmative. 

M^. John E. Calhoun was desired to administer to him the 
Oaths of allegiance and Qualification, — M'. Calhoun reported 
that he had administred the Oaths, — And M'. Robinson took his 
Seat accordingly, — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, returning the 
Bill "entitled an Act for holding the Circuit Courts of Oyer and 
Terminer in the Several Districts of this State and for mak*^. out 
a new Jury List," which had been read a third time in their 
House, and to which their Honors had given their Concurrence 

Ordered that the said act be immediately engrossed, 

The Bill entitled a Bill to prevent the Commencement of 
Suits for the recovery of Debts for the time and on the Condi- 
tions therein mentioned, was ordered to be read a Second time, 

On Reading the first clause, 

A motion was made and seconded, that the same be amended 
by adding the following words viz*, "or send his property out of 



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"this State or unless he shall refuse to give bond with Security for 
"the paym*. of his Debt to be approved of by such Magistrate, and 
"in that Case the said Suit shall be proceeded into execution 
"which execution may be levied but the Property so levied shall 
"not be sold," after some Debate, 

The Question was put by M*". Speaker. — 

It was carried in the affirmative, 
And the same being added, — The last part of the clause was 
struck out. 

The Bill being read thro' — 

Ordered that the Bill, as amended be sent to the Senate and 
that M^. Owen and M' William Scott do carry the Same, 

The Eeport of the Committee on the Letters and Papers from 
their Excellencies the President of Congress and the Commander 
in Chief and from the Superintendant of Finance, was ordered to 
be Considered immediately, — 

The Eeport being read for debate, — 

A motion was made and Seconded, that the first part of the 
first Clause as far as the words "United States" be struck out, — 

A Debate arose thereupon, and after some Time spent, — 

The Question was put by M^ Speaker, 

It passed in the Negative — 

The Several Clauses in the report being read, — and 

The Question put on them respectively by M*". Speaker, 

They were carried in y* affirmative 

M^ Speaker then put the Question on the whole report. 

It was carried in the affirmative 

Ordered that a Bill be brought in agreeable to the report and 
that it be referred to the Committee above mentioned to bring in 
the Bill 

Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to his Excel- 
lency the Governor requesting he woud be pleased to have the 
number of white Inhabitants of this State taken and Trans- 
mitted to congress as soon as practicable, — and that M*". Speaker 
do sign the same, — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Eepresentatives Feb^. 1782 — 

This House request that your Excellency will be pleased to 
give the necessary orders for having the number of white Inhabit- 



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ants of this State taken and transmitted to Congress as soon as 

practicable. 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Eutledge. 

Speaker 
M', Owen reported that M*^. Scott and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Bill they had in Charge, 

A motion was made and seconded, that a Message be sent to 
the Senate respecting the Election of a Treasurer, — 
The Question being put by M^. Speaker, — 

It was carried in the aiiirmative 
Ordered that a Message be prepared and that M^. Speaker 
do sign the same, 

A message was accordingly prepared and signd by M*^. 
Speaker and is as follows viz*. — 

In the House of Representatives f eb^ : 10. 1782 
Honorable Gent", of the Senate. — 

This House think proper to inform your Honors that as there 
is only one Commissioner of the Treasury viz*. William Parker 
Esquire, and he is not at present in this State it will be necessary 
to proceed to the Election of an other before the General assem- 
bly adjourns 

By Order of the House 

Hugh Eutledge — 
Speaker 
Ordered that M^. Mitchell and M*^. Broughton do wait on the 
Honble the Senate with the above Message. — 

A motion was made and Seconded, for leave to bring in a 
Bill for laying a duty of five per cent ad valorem on all Goods, 
wares, and Merchandizes of Foreign Manufacture which shall 
be imported into this State, from any foreign port &c*. — 
Ordered that such a Bill be brought in. 

A Motion was made and Seconded that a Committee be 
appointed to consider of the Improvement of the Inland naviga- 
tion of this State, — 
Ordered that, 

M'. John Eutledge 
Col^ Kershaw Col^. Hill 

M^. Ferguson & M*^. Geo : Eobinson be a 

Committee for the above purposes. 

Ordered (on Motion) That a Bill be brought in for redeem- 
ing and Sinking the Paper Currency of this State 



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Ordered on Motion, That leave be given to bring in a Bill 
enabling Creditors to attach the Estates of their Debtors who are 
within the Enemy's Lines, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that a Bill be brought in 
to appoint proper persons to audit and liquidate the demands of 
the Publick Creditors,— 

Ordered that a Bill be brought in for. the purposes above 
mentioned,— 

The House then adjourned 

till to morrow morning 9 '°Clock. 

Monday the 11*^ 

The House met according to adjournment 

Read the Journals of yesterdays Proceedings 

The following Bills were brought in agreeable to the order 
of yesterday and Severally read a first time, — 

A Bill for Levying a duty of five per Cent, ad valorem on 
Goods wares and Merchandizes which shall be imported into 
this State, and on Prizes and Prize Goods which shall be con- 
demned in the Court of admiralty 

A Bill for furnishing supplies for the army to the Value 
of 373,598 Mexican Dollars, being the quota assigned to this State 
of the Continental Estimate for the present year. — 

A Bill for recovery of Debts due by Persons in Charles Town 

A Bill for calling in and Sinking the Paper Bills of Credit 
of this State 

Ordered that the Several Bills above mentioned be read a 
second time to morrow, — 

M^. Mitchell reported that M*^. Broughton and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the Message they had in charge, — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk in the following 
words viz*. — 

In the Senate February 11*^. 1782— 
M^. Speaker & Gentlemen — 

This House agree that as there is only one Commissioner of 
the Treasury, and he is not in this State, it will be necessary to 
proceed to the Election of an other before the General assembly 
adjourns, — 

By Order of the senate 
John Lewis Gervais — 
Presid*. 



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A Message from the Senate by their clerk, returning the 
Bill to prevent the commencement of Suits for the recovery of 
Debts, for the time and on the Conditions therein mentioned 
which had been read a third time in that House and pass'd, — 

Ordered that the Bill be immediately read a third time in 
this House, — 

The Bill entitled a Bill to prevent the Commencement of 
Suits for the recovery of Debts, for the term and on the condi- 
tions therein mentioned, being accordingly read a third time in 
this House, — The same was put to a passing by M*^. Speaker, — 

Resolved that the Bill do pass, and that the Title thereof be 
an act. — 

Ordered that the act be sent to the Honble the senate 

The House then adjourned 
till to morrow morning 9. '°Clock 

Tuesday 12*^. 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

Eead the Journals of yesterdays proceedings. 

The Bill for recovery of Debts, due by persons in Charles 
Town, was read a second time, agreeable to the order of Yester- 
day, — the Bill being read 

A motion was made and Seconded, that the enacting clause 
be struck out, — 

The Question being put by M**. Speaker 
It was carried in the affirmative 

The Question was afterwards put by M*^. Speaker whether 
the Bill Shou'd be sent to the Senate, — 
It passed in the negative. 

Resolved that the Bill be rejected.— 
M*^. Speaker informed the House, that Major Will". Davis 
returned a member for the Parish of Prince William and Col°. 
LeRoy Hammond for the District of Ninety Six, attended at the 
door, and desired to know whether it was their pleasure they 
should be called in and asked if they intended to qualify, — on 
being call'd in and asked the Question by M^. Speaker, — 

They answered in the affirmative — 

M*^. Burke was ordered to administer to them the oaths of 
Qualification and allegiance, — 

M*^. Burke reported that he had administred the oaths, and 
Major Davis and Col** Hammond took their seats accordingly — 



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The Second reading of the Bill for calling in and sinking the 
paper Bills of Credit of this State, agreeable to the order of Yes- 
terday was postponed, — 

The Bill for furnishing supplies for the army to the Value 
of 373,598 Mexican Dollars, being the quota assign'd to this State 
of the Continental estimate for the present year, agreeable to the 
Order of yesterday was read a second time, — 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honorable the Senate, 
and that M*^. Gibbes, and M^. Postell do carry the same 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor in the words 
following viz*. 

M'. Speaker & Gent". I herewith send you the copy of a Letter 
from Major General Greene to me, if th6 proposition therein 
made of Furnishing the army with a number of negroes, for the 
different Services he has mentioned, should meet your approba- 
tion, it will enable General Greene, to throw into the ranks a 
considerable number of valuable soldiers, I therefor^ earnestly 
recommend this matter to your Consideration 

• John Mathews — 

Febry 12, 1782 

The above Message was accompanied with the following 
Letter from Major General Greene — viz* 

Head Quarters Febry 11. 1782— 
Sir,/ 
In answer to your Excellency's Letter upon the proposi- 
tion of furnishing the army with a number of negroes, provided 
their Service may be accounted for by Congress, I beg leave to 
observe, if they can be had on such terms as will engage their 
fidelity. — The publick cou'd employ four or five Hundred to 
great advantage ; but unless the Negroes have an Interest in their 
servitude I am persuaded they will be of little weight, and by no 
means to be depended upon, I woud beg leave to propose there- 
fore that the publick Cloath them, and that the negroes be 
Allowed the same wages allowed by Congress to the Soldiers of 
the Continental army; if this is agreed to, the fidelity of the 
negroes may be depended on, and they may perhaps perform the 
service expected from them with cheerfulness, I think we cou'd 
employ one hundred and forty waggoners, one Hundred and 
fifty pioneers, one hundred and twenty artificers, and Twenty 
or Thirty Servants, to advantage, if this number could be imme- 
diately furnished the army, such as are good men and such as 



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shall be approv'd of on inspection, I will recommend this matter 
fully to Congress for their approbation, that the state may b^ 
allowed for the same in the publick accounts, — I have the 
Honour to be with great Respect, 

Your Excellency's — 
Most obed^ Hnm^^«. Servent. 

Nath^. Greene. 
Ordered that the Consideration of the above message be 
postpon'd untill the third reading of the Bill for Confiscation 

The Bill for Levying a duty of Five per cent ad valorem on 
Goods Wares and Merchandizes &c*. agreeable to the order of 
yesterday was read a second time, — On reading the Bill several 
amendments were made therein. — 

The Bill being read thro' 

Ordered that it be sent to the Senate and that m^. Gibbes and 
M^. Postell do carry the Same. — 

The Bill for the regulation of the Militia of this State which 
was returned from the Senate by their Clerk, and had been read 
twice in their House was order'd to be read a third time. 

On rending — 

The Bill entitled "A Bill for the regulation of the militia" 
it appeared there were several amendments made therein, and 
Clauses added thereto by the Senate, which being Severally read 
three times and Debated some were amended and the rest agreed 
to, — The Bill being read throughout, M*^. Speaker put the Bill 
to a passing, — 

Resolved that the Bill do pass, and that the title thereof be 
an act. 

Ordered that the act be sent to the Honble the Senate for 
their Concurrence, — 

M'". Edward Rutledge brought in according to order A Bill 
entitled "a Bill to procure recruits and to prevent desertion" 
which he delivered in at the Clerks Table, where it was read a 
first time,— 

Ordered that it be read a second time — 

The Bill entitled "a Bill for pardoning the persons therein 
named, on the conditions therein mentioned was brought in 
according to order, and read a first time, — 

Ordered that the said Bill be read a Second time 



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M^. John Rutledge from the committee appointed to con- 
sider of the Improvement of the Inland navigation of this State, 
inform'd the House that they were ready to Report if the House 
wou'd be pleased to receive it, he accordingly read the report in 
his place, and delivered it in at the clerks table, where it was 
again read and is as follows, — 

1^^ That they have considered the matter referr'd to them, 
and reconmiend that commissioners be appointed to Cause the 
Land between Santee and Cooper rivers, to be Surveyed and 
examined, and to fix on the most convenient place for Cutting a 
Canal so as to open a Navigation from one to the other of those 
rivers. — 

2^ That two thirds of the slaves which shall be taken for 
publick use, of whom a disposition is not already made be 
employed in that service, as soon as a sum sufficient with the 
Labour of such slaves to effect it shall be raised by subscriptions 
which the said Commissioners should be impowered to receive. — 

3^. That the remainder of the said Slaves be employed in 
clearing Edisto river and the Forks of it. — 

4^^ That if Circumstances shoud render the execution of the 
matter first above mentioned impracticable for the present the 
slaves which are directed to be employed therein, shall be 
employed in Clearing Catawba river, so as to render it navigable 
from the North Carolina line to Cambden, — 

5*^. That if the measure first above mentioned shoul'd be 
forthwith practicable when it is accomplished the negroes 
employed therein as well as those employed in clearing Edisto 
river, when that service is effected be employed in the Catawba, 

6*^. That the said Commissioners be empowered and directed 
to Cause such of the other rivers in this State, the navigation of 
which requires and they apprehend to be capable of improvement 
to be explored in order to ascertain the practicability of the 
measure and that they lay a report thereon with Estimates of 
the expence before the Legislature at its next meeting, — 

Ordered that the consideration of the above report be post 
pon'd till Thursday next 

M^. Edward Rutledge presented to the House a Petition from 
the Executors of the late Col°. Isaac Haynes deceased, praying 
that this House wou'd be pleased to grant them assistance towards 
rebuilding the Iron works which had ' been destroyed by the 
Enemy, — 



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Ordered that the said Petition be referred to a Committee of 
the following Gentlemen viz*. 

M^ Edward Eutledge 
Doct^ Ramsay Col° Lacey 

Cap* Ja^ Moore (96) & Col^ Thomas 

M*^. Gibbes reported that M'. Postell and himself had deliv- 
ered to the Senate, the Bills they had in charge, — 

The House then Adjourned 

till to morrow morning 9, '<*Clock 

Wednesday 13**», 
The House met according to adjournment. 
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M^. Speaker informed the House that Col<* Lemuel Benton, 
returned a Member for the Parish of Saint David, attended at the 
door, and desired to know if it was their pleasure he should be 
called in and asked if he intended to qualify, and on being called 
in and asked the Question by M*^. Speaker he answered in the 
affirmative, — 

M*^. Burke was desired to administer to him the oaths of 
Qualification and allegiance, — M^. Burke reported that he had 
administred the said oaths to Col°. Benton and he took his seat 
accordingly, — 

A Bill for pardoning the persons therein named, on the 
Conditions therein mentioned was ordered to be read a second 
time. 

On Reading the said Bill an amendment was propos'd, 

A motion was made and seconded that the Bill be recom- 
mitted, 

The Question was put by M*^. Speaker. — 
It was Carried in the affirmative 

The Bill entitled a Bill to procure recruits and to prevent 
desertion was ordered to be read a second time, — 

On Reading the Bill there were several amendments made 
therein and Clauses added thereto, which qn, — 

The Question being put, were severally agreed to — 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honble the Senate and 
that M^ Dart and M*^. Jones do carry the same. — 

Col*'. Grimke from the committee respecting the Discharg- 
ing of the State Troops, and making provision for the paym*. of 
them informed the House that the Committee were ready to 



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report if the House woud be pleased to receive it, He accord- 
ingly read the report in his place and delivered it in at the clerks, 
table where it was again read and is as follows viz*. — 

That upon investigating the rudimental establishment and 
Constitution of the state Troops, they ftnd that Gen^ Sumpter 
upon conferring with General Greene, raised six regiments in 
last april, to serve ten Months, — 

That each Regiment was to consist of one Lieutenant 
Colonel, one Major, four Captains, Eight Lieutenants, one adju- 
tant, one quarter master, one Surgeon, one sergeant Major, one 
quarter Master, one quarter Master serjeant, twelve sergeants, 
one Trumpeter, one sadler, and one Hundred privates. 

That there were also attached to these Regiments, one Bri- 
gade Surgeon, one Brigade Major, one Brigade Quarter Master, 
one Commissary of Purchases, one Commissary of issues, one 
Brigade Waggon Master, One Deputy Waggon Master, two 
Armourers and two Trustees of Captures, — 

That each Lieutenant Colonel was to receive three large and 
one Small negroe. Each Major two large and one small negroe 
and the Brigade Surgeon the same. Each Captain the Brigade 
Maj*^. the Brigade Quarter Master, the Brigade Waggon Master, 
and each of the armourers, two negroes, each Lieutenant, adju- 
tant. Quarter Master surgeon, assistant Surgeon, of the Brigade, 
each Commissary and the Deputy Waggon Master, one large and 
one small negroe, and the same was allowed to the Trustees of 
Captures; each Serjant Major and Quarter Master serjeant one 
large and half of one small Negroe: each serjeant one large and a 
quarter of a small negroe, and each sadler. Trumpeter & private 
one negroe, — 

That these Men were to receive, independant of the above 
one hat or Cap, one Coatee, two waist Coats, two pair of 
Breeches or Overalls, two Shirts, one pair Stockings, one pair 
shoes, one pair Spurs, one Blanket, half bushel of salt, and 
twenty bushells of Corn, if they had families and two thirds of 
all Monies & goods captured from the Enemy, — 

Your Committee are likewise informed that an other Regi- 
ment was raised about the same time, upon the above terms, and 
for the same length of Service, by Brigadier General Pickens, — 
" Your Committee are fully Convinced of the necessity and 
ppopriety of raising the State Troops and are satisfied that the 
time of their engagements has expired or is nearly expiring, & 
./Sre therefore of Opinion, that the Terms upon which they were 






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raised, should be complied with, but your Committee not having 
been able to procure the proper returns for forming an Estimate 
of the number of negroes requisite for the discharge of the State 
Troops, find themselves incompetent to report determinately, 
they however beg leave to recommend that during the recess of the 
assembly, Commissioners be appointed to receive such returns 
and audit such accounts as may be laid before them respecting 
this business and that in the mean time the Governor be empow- 
ered to direct that a Number not exceeding Four hundred negroes 
be delivered in part payment to the six first mentioned Regi- 
ments General Sumter to be accountable for their expenditure & 
that his Excellency the Governor be likewise requested to order 
Provision to be made to the amount of Eighty negroes in part 
of payment to the last mentioned regiment General Pickens to 
render an account for the same. 

Ordered that the consideration of the above report be post- 
pon'd. — 

The House then Adjourned 

till to morrow morning 9. '°Clock 

Thursday 14*^. 
The House met according to adjournment. 
Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings- 



A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, returning the Bill 
for disposing of Certain Estates and banishing Certain persons 
therein mentioned which had been read a Second time in their 
House. 

The Report of the Committee appointed to Consider of the 
Improvement of the Inland Navigation of this State was ordered 
to be taken into Consideration agreeable to the order of Tuesday 
last. — 

The Report being then read for Debate, and the first Clause 
having been read and agreed to, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded that the following words 
be added thereto, — viz*, "and that they do make as accurate a 
"Report thereon as they can, with an Estimate of the expence 
"attending it, and in what time the same can be compleated," after 
some debate, — 

The Question was put by M*". Speaker — 
It was carried in the affirmative 

The Second Clause being read — 

A Motion was made and seconded, that the same be struck 
out and the following Clause inserted instead thereof viz* "That 



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"the commissioners be empowered to receive subscriptions for 
"that purpose, — 

A Debate arising, thereupon, — 

The Question was put by M'. Speaker, — 
It was carried in the affirmative 

The Third, Fourth, and Fifth Clauses of the report being 
severally read, — 

A motion was made and seconded that the said Clauses be 
disagreed to, — no debate arising thereupon 

The Question was put by M^. Speaker. — 
It was carried in the affirmative 

The sixth and Last clause being read, — 

A motion was made and seconded, that the same be amended 
by adding the following words Viz*, "and Cause such Lands to 
"be surveyed thro' which Canals might most advantageously and 
"conveniently be cut for opening a Communication between the 
"said Rivers," 

The Question being put, it was carried in the affirm 

Resolved that Col<> Kershaw, Col° Grimke Col^. Wade Hamp- 
ton, M^ Frierson, Col° Mahum, M^ Lewis Miles and M^ John 
Ward, be commissioners for the purposes of carrying into execu- 
tion the several matters mentiond in the above report. — 

Resolved that this House will make provision for payment of 
all expences which may be incurrd thereby. — 

Ordered that the Report above mentioned as agreed to by 
this House together with the foregoing resolutions be sent to the 
Honble the Senate for their Concurrence, and that a Message be 
likewise sent therewith, and signed by M^. Speaker. 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives 
February 14*^^ 1782 
Honble Gentlemen of the Senate, — This House herewith send 
you the Report of a Committee appointed by thi& House, to con- 
sider of the Improvement of the Inland Navigation of this State, 
as the same has been agreed to by this House with two Resolutions 
consequent thereon to which this House desire your Concurrence, 

By Order of the House 
/^ Hugh Rutledge — 

J Speaker 

Ordered that Major Vanderhorst and M^. Scott do carry the 
same. 



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On motion — 

Resolved that the delegates be instructed to have the accounts 
of this State against the United State already sent to Congress 
liquidated and settled and that they use every means in their 
power to effect it, — 

Resolved that the Delegates be also instructed to apply to 
Congress to obtain Flags from the Commander in Chief of the 
British Army for the Inhabitants of this State particularly the 
Women and Children who have been sent from this State to 
return with their Baggage to this State, or as near to it as possi- 
ble and that the Flags be at the Enemy's expence ; but if that 
cannot be obtaind; this State will make provision for the pay- 
ment thereof, 

Ordered that the above resolutions be sent to the Honorable 
the Senate for their Concurrence. — 

In the House of representatives Feb^y 14*^. 1782 — 
Honble Gent", of the Senate. — 

This House herewith send you the foregoing resolutions, to 
which they desire your Honors Concurrence, 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that Major Vanderhorst and M^ Scott do carry the 
same, — 

Major Vanderhorst, reported that M*^. Scott and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the above Message and Resolution which 
they had in charge, — 

The Bill for pardoning the persons therein named on the 
conditions therein mentioned, which had been once read in this 
House, and ordered to be recommitted, — was. 

Ordered to be read a Second time, — On reading the Bill 
several Clauses were added thereto, and amendments made 
therein, which upon. — 

The Question being put, were severally agreed to 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Senate. — 

Ordered that Major Vanderhorst and M^. Scott do carry the 
jsame^ — 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk, with a Schedule 
of Amendments to the Bill for regulating of the militia proposed 
by that House — requesting the Concurrence of this House 
thereto. — 

Ordered that the said Schedule of amendments be taken into 
Consideration immediately, — the amendments proposed by the 
Senate being read three times, — and — 



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The Question put on each amendment respectively by M^ — 
Speaker, — they were Severally agreed to-^ 

Eesolved that this House do agree to the amendments pro- 
posed to the said Bill, by the Honble the Senate, and that they be 
made part of the Bill, — 

Ordered that the foregoing resolution be sent to the Honorble 
the Senate, that a Message be sent therewith, and that M"*. 
Speaker do sign the same, — 

The following Message was accordingly prepar'd viz*. 

In the House of representatives feb^y. 14. 1782 
Honble Gent", of the Senate, — 

This House have considered of the several amendments 
proposed in the schedule sent together with your Message of this 
date, and agreed thereto, this House therefore request that your 
Honors will be pleased to insert the same in the Bill for the regu- 
lation of the Militia, — 

By Order of the House. 

Hugh Eutledge speaker 

Ordered that Major Vanderhorst and M^ Scott do carry the 
Same, — 

Ordered that the third reading of the Bill for disposing of i/ 

Certain Estates and banishing Certain persons be postponed till 
to morrow, — 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk, returning the 
Bill to empower Thomas Ferguson, Morton Wilkinson, & John 
Ward Esquires to purchase an Estate of the Value of Ten thou- 
sand Guineas, in Trust, and for the use of the Honble Major 
General Greene, which had been read a second time in their 
House, 

Ordered that the said Bill be read a third time immedi- 
ately,— 

The Bill entitled a Bill to empower Thomas Ferguson, Mor- 
ton Wilkinson, and John Ward Esquires to purchase an Estate of 
the Value of Ten Thousand Guineas in trust and for the use of 
the Honble Major General Greene was read a third time and the 
Bill being put to a passing by M*^. Speaker, — 

Resolved that the Bill do pass and that the Title thereof be 
an Act, — 

Ordered that the act be sent to the Honble the senate for 
their Concurrence, and that Major Vanderhorst and M^ Scott do 
carry the same, — 



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M*^. Kean from the committee on the Petition of the Field 
and other Officers of the upper and lower Granville and Colleton 
County regiments, — informed the House that they were ready to 
report, if the House wou'd be pleas'd to receive it — He accord- 
ingly read the report in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks 
Table, where it was again read, — 

A Motion was made and seconded, that the said report be 
recommitted, 

A Debate arising thereon 

The Question was put 

It was carried in the affirmative 

Ordered that the said Report be recommitted to the same 
Committee, — 

The House then adjourned 

till to morrow Morn^^, 9. o'Clock. 

Friday 15^. 
The House met according to adjournment. 
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M^. Speaker informed the House that Col*> Mahum returned 
a Member for the parish of Saint Stephens, and Captain Thomas 
Giles for the Parish of Saint John Berkley County, attended at 
the Door and desir'd to know if it was their pleasure they shou'd 
be call'd in and asked whether they intended to qualify. On being 
called in and asked the question by M'. Speaker, — 
They answered in the affirmative 

M^. Burke was desired to administer to them the Oaths of 
qualification and Allegiance, — 

M^. Burke reported that he had administred the Oaths to 
Col°. Mahum and Captain Giles, and they took their seats accord- 
ingly, 

The • Bill for disposing of certain Estates and Banishing 
certain persons, — agreeable to the order of yesterday, was 
ordered to be read a third time, — 

On Reading the Bill sundry amendments were made 
therein, — 

The Question being put thereon respectively were severally 
agreed to, On Reading the seventh clause 

A motion was made and Seconded that the farther reading 
of the Bill be postponed till to morrow. — 
It was carried in the affirmative 



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Major Vanderhorst reported that M^. Scott and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the severall Messages and Bills which 
they had in charge, — 

A message from his Excellency the Governor in the follow- 
ing words viz^ 

M'. Speaker & Gent".— 

In consequence of your resolve of the third Instant for sup- 
plying the army with provisions I have in concert with Major 
General Greene made such arrangements as I flatter my self will 
be productive of the benefits thereby intended, but as proper 
officers for carrying the plan into execution are immediately 
required, I have therefore to request that a Commissary with a 
sufficient Number of assistants may be appointed as soon as 
Conveniently can be done, with such Monthly allowance as in the 
Judgments of your House shall be deemed adequate to the service, 
February 15*^. 1782 — John Mathews 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk returns^, the act 
for the regulation of the Militia which had been read three times 
in their House and passed. Also the following Bills viz*. The Bill 
for pardoning the persons therein described on the condi- 
tions therein mentioned. The Bill for furnishing supplies for the 
army to the value of 373,598 Mexican Dollars &c*., — And the 
Bill to procure Recruits and prevent desertion, which Bills had 
been severally read twice in their House, also the List of Jus- 
tices as agreed by this House and sent the Ninth Instant for their 
Concurrence together with a Message accompanying the same in 
the following words viz*. 

In the Senate 15*^. February 1782— 
M*". Speaker & Gent", — 

This House send you herewith a List of Justices which they 
are of Opinion shou'd be added to the list sent by your House, to 
which they request your Concurrence, 

By Order of the Senate 

John Lewis Gervais presid* 

Ordered that the Consideration of the above Message be 
postponed till to morrow. — 

Ordered that the Bill for furnishing supplies for the army 
to the Value of 373,598 Mexican Dollars &c*. be read a third time. 

The Bill being read thro' no debate arising thereupon, M*". 
Speaker put the Bill to a passing. — 

Eesolved that the Bill do pass, and that the Title thereof be 
an Act. — 



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Ordered that the Act be sent to the Honble the Senate for 
their Concurrence, And that M*^. Scott & M'". Jones do carry the 
same. 

Ordered that the Bill for Pardoning the persons therein 
described on the Conditions therein mentioned be read a third 
time. — On reading the Bill several amendments were made* 
therein, and Clauses added thereto, which on, — 

The Question being put, were severally agreed to — 

M*^. Speaker then put the Bill to a passing, — 

Resolved that the Bill do pass, and that the Title thereof be 
an Act, 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honble the senate for 
their Concurrence and that M'". Scott & M*^. Jones do carry the 
same, — 

Ordered that the third reading of the Bill to procure Recruits 
and prevent Desertion, be postponed till to morrow, and that the 
Bill for the regulation of the Militia be forthwith engrossed. 

And then the HCouse adjourned till to morrow mom^^ 9, 
o'clock 

Saturday 16*^ February 1782— 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings. — 

The Message from the Senate of yesterday with the Addi- 
tional List of Justices which accompanied the same, to which their 
Honors requested the concurrence of this House, were read agree- 
able to order, — 

Resolved that this House do agree to the request of their 
Honors, that the said List of names be added to the List of Jus- 
tices, which had been agreed to by this House, that a Message be 
prepared for that purpose, and that M^. Speaker do sign the 
same. 

The following Message was accordingly prepared and is as 
follows viz*. In the House of Representatives — 

February 16, 1782 
Honble Gentlemen of the Senate. 

This House have considered your Message of yesterday 
and return you herewith the List of names to be added to the 
List of Justices sent us by your Honors, which this House have 
agreed to, and desire that you will be pleased to insert the same 
in said List, By Order of the House. 

Hugh Rutledge Speaker 



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Ordered that the foregoing Message be sent to the Honble 
the Senate, and that M*". Scott and M*". Jones do carry the same, 

M*". Scott reported that M*". Jones and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Several Bills and Messages which they had in 
Charge, — 

The Bill to procure recruits and prevent desertion, agreeable 
to the order of yesterday, was read a third time, — On reading 
the Bill Several amendments were made therein^ another Clause 
was added and three clauses which had been struck out by the 
Senate were on motion ordered to be restored which being done 
and the question put by M*". Speaker were severally agreed to. 
M*". Speaker then put the Bill to a passing, 

Resolved tht t the Bill do pass and that the Title thereof b^ 
an act, — 

Ordered that the act be sent to the Honble the senate for 
their concurrence, 

Ordered that M^. Scott & Cap*. Mitchell do carry the same. 

M'". Edward Rutledge from the committee on the petition of 
the Executors of the late Col^ Isaac Hayne informed the House, 
that the committee were ready to report, if the House wou'd be 
pleased to receive it, he accordingly read the report in his place, 
and delivered it in at the clerks Table, where it was again read, 
and is as follows viz^ — 

That it is their opinion the rebuilding of the Iron works men- 
tioned in the said Petition woud tend very much to the benefit of 
the Inhabitants in that part of the Country, they wou'd therefore 
recommend that Fifty of the Negroes which may be reserved out 
of the Confiscated Estates (should Confication take place) as a 
Bounty for the second years ser\dce of our Troops, be lent to the 
said Executors to be employed in rebuilding the said works on 
condition that they give Security to the Treasurer for the redeliv- 
ery of the said negroes when called for, — 

Ordered that the Consideration of the above report be post- 
poned till to morrow, 

M^. Scott reported that Cap* Mitchell and himself had 
delivered the act to the Senate which they had in charge, — 

A Motion was made and seconded, that this House do come 
into the following Resolutions viz*. 

In the House of representatives Feb^^. 16. 1782. 

Resolved that the Governor by and with the advice & Con- 
sent of the privy council take the speediest and most effectual 



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methods to furnish each general o£Bcer and other commissioned 
officers of the Continental Regiments of this State, as well those 
who are reduced as those in actual service with a complete suit 
of cloaths as a Compliment from this Stat€ — and also to furnish 
them with any farther cloathing and necessaries they may want, 
for which they are to account at the prices usual when their pay 
was originally fixed, — 

The Question was put by M^. Speaker — 
It was carried in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the foregoing resolution be sent to the Honora- 
ble the Senate for their Concurrence, and that a Message be pre- 
pared to be sent therewith and that M^ Speaker do sign the 
same, — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared and is as 
follows viz*. 

In the House of Representatives Feb^y : 16. 1782 
Honble Gent", of the Senate, 

This House herewith send you two resolutions for empower- 
ing his Excellency the Grovemor with the advice and consent of 
the Privy Council, to furnish each General officer and other 
commission'd officers &c*. of the continental Regiments of this 
state with a Complete suit of Cloaths, and to furnish them with 
any farther cloathing and necessaries which have been agreed to 
by this House and to which they desire your Honors concur- 
rence. — 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 

Ordered that Major Hyme and Col°. Grimke do carry the 
same, — 

Major Hyrne reported that Col^ Grimke and himself had 
delivered to the senate the message and resolutions they had in 
charge, — 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk returning the act 
for furnishing supplies for the army to the value of 373,598 
Mexican Dollars &q\ which had been read three times in their 
house and agreed to. — 

Ordered that the said Bill be forthwith Ingrossed 

Ordered that the House do proceed to the farther reading 
of the Bill for disposing of Certain Estates and Banishing cer- 
tain Persons agreeable to the order of yesterday, — 

On reading the List N<> : 3 ref err'd to in said Bill — 



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A Motion was made and seconded that the name of John 
Wragg be struck out of said List, 

The Question was put by M'". Speaker. — 

The House divided, the Yeas went forth 
For the question 42. against it 43. 
It passed in the Negative 

Teller for the Yeas) For the Nays 1 

M'. Jones C M^. Calhoun ^ J 

On Reading the list N° ; 5 — 

A Motion was made and seconded that the farther reading 
thereof and of the Bill be postponed till to morrow — 

The Question was put by M^. Speaker 

It was carried in the affirmative 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk together with the 
act to procure Recruits &c^. in the following words viz*. 

In the Senate February 16*^. 1782 
M^. Speaker and Gentlemen — 

This House is of Opinion that the Bill "to procure recruits 
and to prevent desertion" shou'd be amended by striking out the 
three Clauses restored by your House, to which they request your 
Concurrence. 

By Order of the Senate 

John Lewis Gervais pres^ 
Another Message from the Senate by their clerk together 
with a schedule of amendments proposed to the act, for pardon- 
ing the persons therein described &c* in the following words viz*. 

In the Senate 16*^ Febry 1782. 
M^. Speaker & Gent". 

This House send you herewith a Schedule of amendments to 
"the act for pardoning the Persons therein described &c^, to which 
they request the concurrence of your House 

By Order of the Senate 

John Lewis Gervais Presid*. 
Ordered — 

That the Consideration of the foregoing Message be 
postpon'd till to Morrow, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded that the Committee 
appointed to consider what Estates in this Country are proper 
subjects of Confiscation &c*. do set again for the purpose of 
receiving the names of such persons as shall appear to be proper 
subjects thereof, and report the same to morrow 



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Ordered that the Committee do Sit for that purpose, 
A Message from the Senate by their Clerk returning the 
List of Justices of the Peace, as agreed to by their House, 

The House then adjourned 
till to morrow Morning 9, o'Clock 

Sunday February 17*^. 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings — 

The House agreeable to the order of yesterday proceeded to 
the consideration of the Message from the senate, respecting the 
three clauses which had been restored by this House to the act 
to procure recruits and prevent desertion, which had been struck 
out of the act by their House, and requesting the Concurrence of 
this House thereto, — 

A Motion Avas made and seconded that a Committee of Con- 
ference be appointed to meet a Committee of that House, on the 
Several matters therein mentioned, — 

Ordered that, Doct^ Ramsay, M^ Ed: Rutledge and M*". 
John E. Calhoun be of that Committee, and that a Message be 
prepared to be sent to the Honble the senate to request they will 
be pleased to appoint a Committee of their House for that pur- 
pose, and that M^ Speaker do sign the same, — The following 
Message was accordingly prepar'd viz^ 

In the House of Representatives Feb. 17. 1782 
Honble Gent", of the Senate, 

This House have considered your Message of Yesterday 
respecting the three Clauses which were restored by this House 
to the act to procure recruits &c^, and were struck out by your 
Honors, this House have appointed a Committee of the follow^. 
Gentlemen viz*. Docf. Ramsay, M'". Edward Rutledge and M^. 
John E. Calhoun, to meet a Committee of your House, in free 
conference on the subject of said Message, to which this House 
request your Honors Concurrence, 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that Docf. Ramsay and D'". Gillet do carry the 
same, 

D^. Ramsay reported, that Doct^. Gillet and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the Message they had in Charge. — 



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A Message from the Senate in the following Words viz*. 

In the Senate February 17'*^. 1782— 

M"". Speaker & Gent". — 

This House have appointed a Committee to meet the Com- 
mittee of your House in free Conference on the subject of the 
three Clauses which were restored by your House to the Bill "to 
procure recruits and prevent Desertion, — our committee are M^. 
Samuel Smith, M'" Lloy'd and Gen^ Marion. — 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais pres*. 

M'". Owen from the Committee order'd to receive an addi- 
tional List of names of Persons whose Estates are proper sub- 
jects of Confiscation &c^. inform'd the House, that they had 
receiv'd a List of sundry names if tlie House wou'd please to 
receive it, — he accordingly read the List in his place, and deliv- 
ered it in at the clerks table 

M^. Kean from the committee on the Petition of the Field 
and other officers of the Upper and Lower Granville and Colle- 
ton County Regiments, inform'd the House that they were ready 
to report if they wou'd be pleas'd to receive it, — He accordingly 
read the report in his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks 
Table, when it was again read and is as follows viz*. — 

That in their opinion the Governor and Council under the 
Extraordinary powers vested in them by the late Legislature had 
an undoubted right to use their Judgment in the appointment of 
Militia officers, but as the Petition referred to your Committee 
contains the names of a great number of Persons, and as the 
complaints of the People should at all times be paid the greatest 
attention to, they are of Opinion that the respective ranks com- 
plain'd against, should be either confirmed or Determined by an 
Election of both Houses, — And that this House mav be well 
inform'd and have sufficient matter whereon to determine. Your 
Committee desire their Consideration of the following facts 
viz*. — That Col*^. Harden, after the Surrender of Charles Town 
(finding it impracticable to escape) did submit to the British and 
became one of their Subjects, some time in July 1780. — That 
General Barnwell then bearing the Commission of Major, was 
made a prisoner in Charles Town, and remained such untill 
exchanged by the General Cartel in June last, — That he took the 
command and fought the Enemy on the 3^. January 1781 — 
after which his Men dispersing he was obliged to seek safety in 



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flight, and got as far as the Congaree River, where loosing his 
Horses, the Water being high, and hearing that Gen^. Marion 
was defeated and retired to Salisburry in North Carolina, he 
returned to the swamp near the Horse shoe, — 

That having heard many reports of the severity of the Ene- 
mies intentions against him, and judging it the best mode to 
elude their search and make his escape, he did write into the 
commanding officer of the British for a Pardon, which pardon 
he did receive, but did not surrender himself personally but did 
keep the Pardon untill he crossed the santee some time the latter 
end of February and joined General Sumter who gave him a 
Col**. Command, since which he has acquitted himself of every 
matter committed to his charge with fidelity becoming an 
officer, — 

That during General Barnwells Captivity, the Lieutenant 
Colonel and Colonel of the Regiment to which he belonged did 
become British subjects, the Colonel Petitioned the first of Feb- 
ruary 1781 his Petitiond was granted and a Certificate of which 
he received on the thirteenth of same Month, — 

That it appears that General Barnwell has in every matter 
committed to his charge acquitted himself with fidelity and 
becoming an officer, — 

Upon the whole your committee are of opinion that the 
Commission of a Col°. which General Pickens conferr'd on Col^ 
Harden bearing date the first of January 1781 is good and Valid ; 
and they must therefore Consider Col** Harden as the Elder 
officer at the time of General Barnwells appointment as Briga- 
dier as stated in the Petition, and that the postponing of Colonel 
Hardin has excited a good deal of Murmur and discontent among 
the officers and privates of the Militia. 

Ordered that the consideration of the above Report be post- 
poned. — 

The House proceeded to the Third reading of the Bill for 
disposing of Certain Estates &c*. agreeable to the order of the 
day; 

On reading the Bill several amendments were made therein 
& clauses added thereto, which on the Question being put thereon 

A Motion was made and seconded that the further reading of 
the Bill be postponed, — 

The Question being put. 

It was carried in the affirmative 



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Ordered. — 

That the further reading thereof be postpon'd till to 
morrow, 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk in the following 
words viz*. — 

In the Senate 17**^. Febry 1782 
M^ Speaker & Gentlemen, 

This House are of opinion that M*^. Joseph Palmer and 
Cap^ Henry Felder, shou'd be added to the Commissioners for the 
purpose of Carrying into execution, the several matters men- 
tioned in the report of the Committee of your House "to consider 
of the improvements of the inland Navigation of this state" to 
which thej'^ request your Concurrence. 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais 
Preside 
Eesolved that this House do concur in opinion with the sen- 
ate, and that M*^. Joseph Palmer Jun*^. and Cap* Henry Felder 
be added to the Number of Commissioners agreeable to their Mes- 
sage, 

Ordered that a Message be prepared for that purpose, to be 
sent to the Honorable the Senate, and that M*^. Speaker do sign 
the same, — The following Message was accordingly prepar'd & 
is as follows viz*. — 

In the House of Representatives) 

17*^. Febry 1782 j 
Honble Gent", of the Senate,/ 

This house have considered your Message of this date respect- 
ing the adding M^. Joseph Palmer Jun*^. and Cap*. Henry Felder 
to the number of commissioners for carrying into execution ^he 
several matters relative to the inland navigation of this state 
and are of opinion those Gentlemen shoud be added to the num- 
ber, — 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that M^. Gibbes & M^. Waring do carry the same, — 
On motion. Ordered that a committee to be appointed to 
bring in a Bill to amerce certain persons to be therein named, 
and that M*^. Read, — M'". Gibbes, — & M^ Calhoun be of that com- 
mittee 



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Ordered that M'. Thomas Waring, M^ William Scott, M*". 
John Owen, M^. Warham and M*". Flagg, be a Committee to 
receive the Names of Persons who are proper subjects for amerce- 
ment. 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk returning the two 
Eesolutions of this House of the 16***. Instant, for empowering his 
Excellency the Governor with the advice and consent of the 
council to furnish the General and other Commissioned officers 
of the Continental Regiments of this State with Cloathing and 
other necessaries &c®. with their Honors Concurrence thereto. 

Resolved that every Member do attend at the Hour of 
Adjournment under a fine of one Guinea to be paid before he 
takes his Seat, unless he offers a sufficient excuse to the House. 

The House then Adjourned 
till to morrow Morn». 10, oClock 

Monday the 18*^. 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings. 

The House resumed the adjourned reading, of 

The Bill for disposing of Certain Estates &c*. agreeable to 
the order of yesterday. — 

On reading the 19*^. Clause of the Bill. — 

A Motion was made and seconded that the following clause 
be added to, and made a part of the said Bill viz*. That it shall 
and may be lawful to and for the Governor and Commander in 
chief by and with the advice and Consent of the Privy Council 
to suspend the Sale of any of the said Estates, if it shall appear 
to them, that the Son, Brother or Nephew being the Heir Appar- 
ent, or presumptive Heir of any of the persons mentioned in the 
said act, have in their opinion rendered such services to this 
State as to entitle him or them to the attention of the Legislature, 
or that he has, or they have been disinherited in consequence of 
his, or their attachment to the cause of America, — 

A Debate arising thereupon. 

The Question was put. — 

The House divided. — 

The Yeas went forth. 
Teller for the YeasK^ for the Nays ) ^^ 

M^ Burke \ W. Kean j ^^* 

It passed in the Negative — 



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On the further reading of the Bill, several amendments 
were made therein and clauses added thereto. — 

The Question being put thereon respectively they were sever- 
ally agreed to, — 

The Bill being read throughout. — M^. Speaker put the same 
to a passing. — 

Resolved that the Bill do pass, and that the Title thereof be 
an Act. 

Ordered that the act be sent to the Honble the senate for 
their Concurrence, and that M^ Gribbes & M^ Waring do carry the 
same. 

The House proceeded to the Consideration of the schedule of 
amendments to the act to pardon the persons therein described 
&c*. proposed by the senate, by their Message of the 16*^. Instant, 
requesting the Concurrence of this House thereto. — On reading 
the same, the first and second Clauses were disagreed to, — on 
reading the fourth Clause. — 

Resolved that the same be agreed to. — 

On Considering the third Clause, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that a Committee be 
appointed to confer with a Committee of the Senate thereon. 
The Question being put. — 

It was carried in the affirmative 

Ordered that M^ John Rutledge and M^ Gibbes be a Com- 
mittee for that purpose, — that a Message be prepared to be sent 
to the senate, and that M*^. speaker do sign the same. — The 
following Message was accordingly prepared viz^ 

In the house of Representatives 18 Febry 1782 
Honble Gent", of the Senate, 

This House have considered your Honors Message of the 
16*^ Instant respecting the amendments proposed to the Bill for 
pardoning the persons therein described, on the conditions therein 
mentioned, and have disagreed to the first and second amend- ^ 

ments, have agreed to the fourth, and request your Honors will 
appoint a Committee to confer with a Committee appointed by 
this House on the Subject of the third amendment, our Commit- 
tee are the Honble John Rutledge and M^. William Hasell 
Gibbes, — 

By Order of the House, 

Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 



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Ordered that M^. Kean and M*^ Calhoun do carry the same,— 

Doct*^. Ramsey from the Committee appointed to meet a Com- 
mittee of the Senate in free Conference on the three Clauses 
respecting the Legionary Corps of Col**. Hampton reported to the 
House, that they had conferred with a Committee of the Senate 
on the same, but they cou'd not prevail on the said committee 'c(y 
agree with the sense of this House. — On Considering the above 
Report, — 

Resolved that this House do concur in Opinion with the Sen- 
ate, in the amendments proposed by their Honors in Striking out 
the three Clauses, which had been restored by this House, — 

Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to the Honble 
the Senate for that purpose, and that M*^. Speaker do sign the 
same, 

A Message was accordingly prepared and is as follows viz^ — 

In the House of Representatives — 
February 18. 1782. 
Honble Gent", of the Senate/ 

This House have considered your Honors Message of the 
16*^ Instant respecting the amendment proposed of striking out 
the three Clauses, restored by this House to the Bill for procuring 
Recruits and to prevent Desertion, and Concur in the proposed 
amendment, — 

By Order of the House, 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

A Motion was made and Seconded that the Petition of Alex- 
ander Garden Jun^. which was presented to the House Yesterday 
be referr'd to a committee of the following Gentlemen viz*. 

Doct^. Ramsav 
Gen^ Gadsden M^. Waters-r- 

M^ Izard M^ M^^.Junkin 

The Petition is as follows viz^ — 
To the Honble Speaker and Gent", of the House of Representa- 
tives, 

The Petition of Alex'". Garden Jun^. humbly Sheweth. — 

That your petitioner inform 'd of the Resolution of the House 
of Representatives, to confiscate the property of the adherents to 
the British Government, and moreover, that his Father is rank'd 
among the Persons falling under that description ; presumes not 
to entreat a repeal of the decree, but with submission to their 
superior Judgment, begs that in Consideration of the invariable 



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attachment he has at all Times, and upon all Occasions, shewn to 
the Interests of america, that his Fathers property may not at 
the present period, be exposed to Sale, — The Certificate of Lieu- 
tenant Col*'. Laurens, under whose Command your Petitioner has 
tljf J^onor to serve, may plead in his behalf; his future actions 
may perhaps do more, and if allow'd to Speak from the Conscious- 
ness of a Heart devoted to his Country*; he will be bold to assert; 
that the House of Representatives, will never remember with 
regret that they favour'd his request. 

Your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray &c^ &c^. 

Alex'". Garden Jun^. 
The House then Adjourned 
till to Morrow Morning 10, o'Clock. 

Tuesdav the 19^^, 
The House met pursuant to adjournment. 
Read the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings- 



A Message from the Senate by their clerk, returning the 
act for procuring recruits and prevent desertion, which had been 
read three times in their House and passed, — Also the Resolutions 
of this House respecting the adition of M^. Joseph Palmer Jun*". 
and Captain Henry Felder, to the number of Commissioners for 
the Purpose of carrying into execution the improvement of the 
Inland navigation of this state with their Honors concurrence 
thereto, — also the other resolutions of this House, of the 14*^- 
Instant, respecting the Instructions to the Delegates from this 
State, for Liquidateing and settling the accounts of this State 
against the United States &c^., and to endeavour to obtain Flaggs 
from the commander in chief of the British army, for the Inhab- 
itants of this state, particularly the women and children who 
have been sent from this state, to return with their Baggage to 
this State, or as near it as possible &c^. with their Honor's concur- 
rence thereto, — 

The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the report 
of the committee on the Petition of the Executors of the late 
Col**. Hayne, — On reading the report, after some time spent in 
Debate. 

The Question being put, — 

The report was disagreed to. ^ 

The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the Report 
of the committee on the 13'*^. Instant, respecting the Dischargeing 
the state Troops and making provision for payment of them ; 



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On reading the first part of said report, as far as the word 
"Business" the same was agreed to, — On the further reading 
thereof 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that the remainder of the 
said Report be struck out, — 

A Debate arose thereon. — 

The Question was put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative 
The remainder of the clause was accordingly struck out. 

A motion was made and Seconded, that the following clause 
be adopted instead thereof viz^ "and that the Governor with the 
"advice and Consent of the Privy Council, be required upon the 
"Liquidation of the said accounts to order such a Number of 
"negroes as shall appear to be due, to be forthwith delivered to 
"the Brigadiers SLumpter and Pickens for payment of the said 
"Troops after some debate thereupon. — 

The Question being put. — 

It was carried in the affirmative. — 

Ordered that a Copy of the above report be sent to the Honble 
the Senate, and that a Message be prepared for that purpose and 
that M*^. Speaker do sign the same, — The following Message was 
accordingly prepared Viz* : 

In the House of Representatives Febry 19*^ 1782. 
Honble Gent", of the Senate./ 

In answer to your Message of the 8*^ Instant accompanied 
with two Resolutions, respecting the discharging such of the State 
Troops whose time of service shall be expired, and making pro- 
vision for payment of the Bounty due to those who have not 
receiv'd the same, — This House inform your Honors, that this 
House have disagreed to those Resolutions, and herewith send 
you the report of the Committee of this House, and request your 
Honors Concurrence thereto. — 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that M^. Owen and M^. Jones do carry the same. — 

Docf. Ramsay from the committee on the Petition of Alex- 
ander Garden Jun^. informed the House, that the Committee were 
ready to report, if the House wou'd be pleased to receive it, he 
accordingly read the report in his place, and delivered it in at 
the Clerks Table, where it was again read and is as follows viz*. — 
That they have carefully enquired into the allegations contained 



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in the same, and believe them to be true, they are satisfied tliat 
your Petitioner is sincerely attached to the liberties of America, 
and they farther believe that this attachment is not lately taken 
up from Ideas of present convenience and interest, but founded 
on principle as they are informed by the Honble John Lloy'd and 
others, — That your Petitioner when a Youth at School in Europe, 
has often been heard to express his most hearty Approbation of 
American Measures, and his most Cordial wishes to be in a situa- 
tion to Co-Operate with his Country men in the defence of their 
injured rights, — Your Committee are of Opinion, that no lasting 
inconvenience can arise to the Publick, from deferring the sale 
of the estate of Doct^ Garden, as the property is by the Confisca- 
tion act. Transferred to the Publick, and at their disposal, — On 
the other hand, shoud a sale take place, and the Father of your 
Petitioner quit the Country with his moveable property, — Your 
Petitioner who is now dayly exposing his life in your defence, 
would in that case, be reduced to great difficulties, and as the sale 
is to be on long Credit, it woud be inconvenient for the Legisla- 
ture to make him any Suitable restitution for his imediate sup- 
port, — Your Committee therefore Unanimously recommend that 
the prayer of the Petition be granted. — 

Ordered that the Consideration of the foregoing report be 
postponed, 

M^. Read from the committee appointed to bring in a Bill 
for amercing certain persons therein mentioned informed the 
House, that the committee had prepared a Bill for that purpose, 
if the House wou'd be pleased to receive it. He accordingly read 
the Title of the Bill and delivered it in at the clerks Table, where 
it was read the first time. 

Ordered that the Bill be read a second time. 

On Motion made and Seconded the 16*^ Instant the following 
Resolutions were introduced, but the consideration thereof were 
postponed, — and on considering of them to day were agreed to 
viz*. 

Resolved, that John Owen, John Blake and Thomas Jones 
Esquires be Commissioners to audit and Liquidate all accounts 
& demands whatsoever against this State and to prepare an Esti- 
mate of the publick Debt. — That for the better accommodation 
of Publick Creditors, the said Commissioners or a Majority of 
them, repair to each District of the State, fix on some convenient 
places therein and on the times for receiving a state of Demands 





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against the Publick, and that they remain twenty days in each 
District in order to receive and Liquidate demands, — That they 
forthwith give publick notice (by printed hand Bills, which they 
shall cause to be circulated throughout the State) of the times 
and places, when and where they will meet for that purpose in 
order that all persons whom it concerns, may be sufficiently 
apprized of such meetings and be prepared to attend them and 
support their Claims by proper proofs or Vouchers, — That the 
said Commissioners or a Majority of them also Liquidate and 
prepare a State of the publick debt, for money borrowed and 
Interest thereon, — That they also prepare an account of the 
demand of this State against the United States, and that this 
Estimate and acco*. be Liquidated in specie according to the 
Value of the Money borrowed or advanced, and the articles fur- 
nished at the respective times of borrowing or advancing the said 
Money or furnishing such supplies, — 

And that the said Commissioners present their Estimate and 
acco*. to both branches of the Legislature at its next meeting, to 
the end, that this House, may devise Ways and Means for pay- 
ment or secureing payment of the publick debt. And that the 
necessary steps be taken for obtaining a settlement with the 
Honble the Congress. — 

Resolved that this House will make provision for payment of 
such Travelling charges, and other reasonable ex:pences as the 
said Commissioners shall incurr in the execution of the business 
above mentioned — 

Ordered that the above Resolutions be sent to the Honble the 
Senate for their Concurrence, and that a Message be prepared, 
and that M'". Speaker do sign the same, the following Message 
was accordingly prepared viz^ 

In the House of representatives Febry 19'^. 1782. 
Honble Gent, of the Senate/ 

This House herewith send you several Resolutions for the 
purpose of appointing Commissioners ±o audit & Liquidate all 
accounts and demands whatsoever against this state and to pre- 
pare an Estimate of the publick debt &c^. to which this House 
desires your Honors Concurrence. 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that M^ Owen and M^. Jones do wait on the Honble 
the Senate with the foregoing Message and Resolutions. — 






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Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to his Excel- 
lency the Governor, in answer to his Messages of the 12^^. and 
15*^ Instant, and that copies of the Resolutions of this House of 
the 16*^ Instant respecting the Cloathing for the General Officers, 
and other Commissioned officers of the Continental Regiments of 
this State &c^. as concurr'd to by the senate, together with the 
List of persons nominated as Justices of the Peace, for the sev- 
eral Districts of this State, and also the List of the Sheriffs be 
likewise sent to his Excellency. — The following Message was 
accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives Feby 19*^. 1782. 

In answer to your Excellencys Message of the 12***. instant 
respecting the furnishing the Army with a Number of negroes, 
agreeable to the request of Major General Greene, — 

This House acquaint your Excellency that an act has been 
read three times in this House (and now lies with the Senate) for 
supplying the army with four Hundred and forty negroes as 
waggoners, Pioneers, Artificers and servants for the officers, — 

And this House have also Resolved that these negroes shall 
have the same allowance of cloathing and pay as is given to the 
soldiers of the continental army, — In answer likewise to your 
Excellencys Message of the 15*^. Instant desiring that a commis- 
sary with a sufficient Number of assistants may be appointed 
with Monthly allowances, — This House acquaint your Excel- 
lencj'^ that an act is now engrossed and will be shortly ratified, 
empowering your Excellency with the advice and Consent of the 
Privy Council from time to time to appoint a Sufficient number 
of fit and proper Persons in different parts of the state, as Agents 
or Commissioners to procure supplies and to give such a sallary 
as may be thought requisite for such persons service, — Your 
Excelly. will herewith receive two Resolutions of the General 
assembly, requesting that you wou'd take the Speediest and most 
effectual methods of furnishing each General Officer, and other 
Commissioned officers of the Continental Regiments of this state, 
as well those who are reduced as those in actual service with a 
Compleat suit of cloaths, as a Compliment from this State, — 
and with any further cloathing and necessaries they may want, 
for which they are to account at the prices usual when their pay 
was Originaly fixed, — Your Excellency will also herewith receive 
a List of those persons who have been nominated by the senate 
and this House Justices of the Peace for the several Districts of 



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this State, and also a List of such Persons as have been Elected 
Sheriffs for the different Districts (Orangeburgh excepted) the 
person who was Elected for that district having declined accept- 
ing that oiBce, which Officers, the Constitution directs shall be 
commissioned by the Governor and Council. 

By Order of the House 

Hugh Rutledge Speaker 
Ordered that Copies of the Resolutions of this Ho^ise as con- 
curred in by the senate, respecting the purchasing of Provisions 
for the widows and orphans of pei*sons killed and disabled in 
the Service of this State, and for the use of the Catawba 
Indians — be sent to his Excellency, — The following Message 
was accordingly prepared viz^ 

[A blank space was left here for the message to be recorded, 
but that was never done. — Editor.] 

The House then adjourned till to morrow morn^, 10. ®Clock 

Wednesday 20*^. 
The House met according to adjournment. 
Read the Journals of Yesterdays Proceedings — 
The House proceeded to the consideration of the report of 
the committee on the Petition of sundry of the Field Officers and 
Privates of the Upper and Lower Granville and Colleton County 
Regiments, — 

On reading the first clause of the Report, — 
A motion was made and seconded, that the same be struck 
out and the following Words inserted instead thereof viz*. "That 
"in their opinion the appointment lay with the Governor and 
"Council, and that there does not appear any reason sufficient 
"for this House to Address the Governor to alter his Appoint- 
"ment." 

A Debate arising thereupon, — and 
The Question being put, — 

It was carried in the affirmative 
The Clause was Struck out accordingly. — 

The remainder of the report being read, and 
The Question put thereon, — 
It was disagreed to — 
M^ Speaker then put the Question on the report as amended, — 

The same was agreed to. — 



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M**. Owen reported that M^. Jones & himself had delivered 
to the senate the several matters they had in charge, — 

The House proceeded to the second reading of the Bill for 
amercing Certain Persons therein named, — on reading the first 
clause of the Bill, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded that the further reading 
thereof, be postponed. — 
The Question being put 

It was Carried in the affirmative 

And then the House 
Adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning 9, 'O, Clock. 

Thursday February 21^* 
The House met according to adjournment. 
Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings- 



The House proceeded to the second reading of the Bill for ^ 
Amercing Certain persons &*^^. — On reading the Bill, some 
amendments were made therein, — 

The Question being put thereon, they were severally agreed 
to, — 

On Eeading the List annexed to the said Bill. — 

A motion was made and seconded that the further reading 
of the Bill be postponed, — 

The Question being put, it was carried in the affirmative, — 

A Message from the senate by their clerk in the words fol- 
lowing viz*. 

In the Senate February 21^*, 1782 
M^ Speaker & Gentlemen/ 

According to your Message of the 19*^. Instant, this House have 
appointed a Committee, to confer with a Committee of your 
House, on the subject of the third amendment proposed to the 
'^Bill for pardoning Certain persons therein described and "on w/^ 
the Conditions therein mentioned, our Committee are M^ Lloy'd, 
M*". Samuel Smith, — 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais Presid*. 

Another Message from the Senate, by their Clerk together 
with a Schedule of Amendments to the Bill for disposing of cer- 
tain Estates and Banishing Certain persons therein mentioned, 
The Message was in the following words viz*. 



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In the Senate February 21^*, 1782. 
M^ Speaker & Gent"./ 

This House herewith send vou a schedule of amendments to 
the Bill for disposing of Certain Estates and banishing Certain 
Persons therein mentioned, to which they request the Concur- 
rence of your House, 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais. — 
President 
Ordered that the House do immediately take into Considera- 
tion the Schedule of amendments proposed by the Senate to the 
/ act for disposing of Certain Estates, and Banishing certain per- 
sons, — on reading the same, some amendments were agreed to, 
and others were disagreed to, — 

Ordered that the said Schedule of amendments, as agreed or 
disagreed to, by the House be return'd to the Honorable the Sen- 
ate, that a Message be prepared for that purpose, and that M*". 
Speaker do sign the same, — The following Message was accord- 
ingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives Feby 21^*. 1782. 
Honble Gent, of the Senate./ 

This House have Considered your Message of this date with 

the Schedule of Amendments proposed by your Honors, to the 

Bill for disposing of Certain Estates, and Banishing Certain per- 

y sons, and herewith return you the Schedule, as the same has been 

agreed or disagreed to by this House. — 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Kutledge Speaker 
Ordered that Doct^ Ramsay and Major Hyrne do wait on the 
Senate with the above Message and Schedule, — 

A Message from the senate by their clerk, in the following 
words viz*. — 

In the Senate 21^* Febry 1782— 
M^ Speaker & Gent"./ 

This House have Considered your Message of Yesterday, and 
the report of your Committee respecting the discharge of those 
State troops whose time of Service are expired, and are of opin- 
ion that the last Clause shou'd be amended by adding after the 
words "for payment of the said Troops", and likewise such 



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Cloathing as shall appear to be still due them, to which they 
request your Concurrence, 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais Preside 
Ordered that the foregoing Message be taken into consid". 
immediately. 

On Reading the said Report, the amendment proposed by 
the Senate was agreed to, — 

Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to the Honble 
the Senate, to request their Honors would amend the report by 
adding the words propos'd by their House, — And that M*". 
Speaker do Sign the same, — 
The following Message was accordingly prepared viz* 

In the House of Representatives feb^ 21. 1782 — 
Honble Gent, of the Senate./ 

This House have considered your Message of this day 
respectiug the discharging of the State Troops &c^., and the 
amendments proposed by your Honors to the report of the Com- 
mittee of this House, as agreed to by this House, which had been 
sent to your Honors for your Concurrence, and this House have 
agreed to the proposed amendment, — 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 
Doct*". Ramsay reported that Major Hyme and himself had 
delivered to the Senate, the message they had in charge — 

The House then Adjoum'd 
till to morrow Morning 9, '^Clock. 

Friday the 22^; 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings 

The House resumed the adjourn'd consideration of the 
Schedule of names annexed to the Bill entitled a Bill for amer- 
cing Certain persons &c^. which was postponed Yesterday,-^ 
after some time spent therein, — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, that the further reading 
thereof be post-poned, — 

It was carried in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the further reading of the said Schedule be 
post poned, — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, in the following 
words vizt. 



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In the Senate 22^ : February 1782. 
M^ Speaker and Gent./ 

This House have Considered the Schedule of amendments as 
agreed, and disagreed to by your House to "The Bill for dispos- 
ing of Certain Estates and Banishing Certain Persons," and 
request that your House will appoint a committee to confer with 
a Committee appointed by this House on the Subject of amend- 
ing the Seventeenth and Twentieth Clauses, and adding the name 
of William Blake to the List Number one. Our Committee are 
M^ Smith, M^ Lloy'd and M^ Bee. 

By Order of tKe Senate 
John Lewis Gervais preside 

Ordered that the foregoing Message be taken into considera- 
tion immediatel}", — On considering the foregoing Message, — 

Ordered that a Committee be appointed to meet a Committee 
of the Senate in free conference on the amendments proposed 
by that House to the Bill for disposing of Certain Estates and 
Banishing certain persons, and that M*". Edward Rutl^edge, Doct^. 
Ramsay and M*". Izard be a Committee for that purpose, — 

Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to the Senate 
for that purpose, and that M^. Speaker do sign the same, — Tlie 
following Message was accordingly prepared Viz*. 

In the House of Representatives 
Honble Gentlemen of the Senate./ 

This House have Considered your Message of this day, in 
answer thereto inform your Hon,ors, that this House have agreed 
to the appointment of a Committee of (."Conference on the amend- 
ments proposed by your House, to the Bill for disposing of Cer- 
y tain estates and banishing Certain persons therein mentioned, our 

Committee are M^ Edward Rutledge, Doct*" Ramsay and M*". 
Izard. 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that M^ Edward Rutledge and D^ Ramsay do wait 
on the Honble the Senate with the above Message. — 

The House then resum'd the Consideration of the Schedule 
annexed to the Bill for amercing Certain persons the same being 
gone thro.' — 

A Motion was made and seconded, that leave be given, at the 
third reading of the Bill, to bring in a Clause to ascertain and 
fix the Estates of Persons mention'd in the said Bill, to a Certain 
day,— 



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Ordered that leave be given to bring in such Clause, — 

The Bill being read thro'. 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honorable the senate 
and that M^. Scott and Captain Read, do carry the same, — 

M^ Scott reported that Cap*. Eead and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Bill they had in charge, — 

A Message from His Excellency the Governor in the follow- 
ing words viz^ 

M^ Speaker & Gent. — 

I beg leave to lay before you, the Copy of a Letter from Col®. 
Hammond and recommend it to your Consideration 
February 22<*. 1782.— Jn®. Mathews 

Copy of a Letter from Col°. Hammond, 

Camp Larks plant". Febry 1782 
Sir./ 

The term which I engaged the Troops for which are now 
under my command is nearly expired, and as I have not yet been 
informed where their pay is to come from, nor the mode of pay- 
ment, hope your Excellency will inform me per Lieutenant Beale 
of both ; and if the Officers (agreeable to promise) are to have any 
clothing, I hope you will contrive some method for the getting of 
them, as they have not had any yet, if the Regiment you spoke of 
in your favour of September 17*^. 1781 — are to be allow'd of, — 
the men may be soon engaged as the most of the Regiment on the 
present establishment are willing to engage for the Bounty and 
Wages you mentioned ; I wish you coud spare me a little writing 
Paper, if it is to spare Lieutenant Beale will wait on you for it. — 

I have the Honour to be with the greatest Regpect 

Your very obedient servant. 

Sam^ Hammond — 
To his Excellency John Rutledge Esq*". 

Ordered that the Message above mentioned from his Excel- 
lency the Governor with the copy of Col° Hammonds Ijetter 
accompanying it be referred to the following Committee viz*. — 
M^. John Rutledge 
Col° Leroy Hammond, & M^ Edward Rutledge 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, returning th^ 
report of the Committee of this House, to whom was referr'd the 
Message and resolutions of the Senate respecting the discharging 
the State Troops whose times were expired &c^. which had been 
agreed by this House & sent to their Honor's for Concurrence; 
with their Honor's Concurrence thereto. 



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Ordered that a copy of the said Eeport with the Resolution 
of the Senate be sent to his Excellency the Governor that a mes- 
sage be prepared & that M*". Speaker do sign the same,^ — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared and is as 
follows, — 

In the House of Representatives Febry 22<^. 1782. 

Your Excellency will herewith receive the copy of a Report 
of a Committee of this House respecting the discharge of such of 
the State Troops, whose Time of service shall be expired and the 
mode to be adopted for settling the accounts of those corps and 
paying what may appear to be due them on Liquidating the 
accounts which Report was agreed to by this House and has been 
concurr'd in by the Senate. — 

His Excellency By Order of the House 

The Governor. Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that M^ Gibbes and M^. Thomas Waring do wait 
on his Excellency with the foregoing Message, — 

M^ Gibbes reported that M^ Waring and himself had deliv- 
ered to his Excellency the Message and report, which they had in 
Charge, — 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk in the following 
words viz*. 

In the Senate February 22^, 1782 
M^ Speaker and Gent./ 

This House send you herewith the report of a Committee as 

agreed to by this House on the Petition of the Execors of the late 

Col° Isaac Hayne, praying to grant them some assistance to 

{/ rebuild the Iron Works destroyed by the Enemy to which this 

House request the Concurrence of your House, — 

By Order of the senate 
John Lewis Gervais Preside 

Copy of the Report which accompanied the foregoing mess*. 

The Committee appointed to Consider of the Petition for the 
Executors of the late Col^ Hayne, — 

Report. 

That it is their opinion that the rebuilding of the Iron 
works mentioned in the said Petition wou'd tend very much to 
the benefit of the Inhabitants, in that part of the Country, they 
^ woul'd therefore recommend. That Fifty working negroes, which 
may be reserved out of the confiscated Estates (diould confisca- 
tion take place) as a Bounty for the second year service of our 
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Troops, be lent to the said Execors to be employed in rebuilding 
the said Works, on condition that they give security to the Treas- 
urers for the redelivery of the said negroes when called for, and 
that they supply said Negroes with necessary Cloathing and 
Provisions, — 

In the Senate 21«t February 1782. 
Resolved that this House do agree with the above report 
Ordered that the Report be sent to the House of Representa- 
tives for their Concurrence. — 

Ordered that the Consideration of the foregoing Message be 
post poned till to morrow. — 

The House then adjourn'd 
till to Morrow Morning 9. '°Clock. 
Saturday the 23^. 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
Read the Journals of Yesterdays proceedings. — 
The House took up the Consideration of the Message from 
the Senate yesterday, — and of the report of the Committee of 
their House, which accompanied the Same respecting the rebuild- 
ing of the Iron Works mentioned in the Petition of the Executors 
of the late Col*^ Hayne. after some debate thereon. 
The Question being put, — 
The House devided 

The Yeas Avent forth. 
For agreeing with the report 36 Against it 46 

Teller for the Yeas ) For the Nays 

M^ Calhoun j M^ Dart 

It passed in the Negative 
Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to the Honble 
the Senate acquainting them thereof, and that M^. speaker do 
sign the same.— 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz* 

In the House of Representatives Febry 23^, 1782 — 
Honble Gent", of the Senate./ 

This House have considered your Messfige of Yesterday and 
the report accompanying it, relative to the Petition of Col°. Isaac 
Haynes's Executers & in answer thereto inform your Honors 
that this House have disagreed to the said Report. — 

By Order of the House. 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 



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Ordered that M^ Scott and M*^ Broughton do carry the 
same. 

M*^. Edward Rutledge from the Committee appointed to Con- 
fer with the Committee from the Senate, on the schedule of 
amendments proposed to be made in the "Bill for disposing of 
Certain Estates and banishing certa,in persons therein men- 
tiond" 

Report, That the 17***. clause be amended by inserting in the 
12***. line immediately after the words appertain, and if the said 
Legislature shall not Liquidate the said demands agreeable to the 
claimant^ such claimant shoHl have an action against th£ said 
commissioners and the accourvt sales of , the Estates of the 'per- 
sons mentioned in this act shall he respectively liable to satisfy 
the said demands. — That the 20***. Clause be amended by insert- 
ing in the 13***. line the Words ''sold or shall testify upon 
oath or affirmation that they neither have or can obtain the plats 
required hy the said Commissioners^ and to strike out the words, 
or in case the said owners "cannot be found by the said Commis- 
sioners they". — To Strike out the name William Blake. 

Ordered that the House do take into consideration the fore- 
going Report and Schedule of amendments immediately, The 
same being read was agreed to. — 

Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to the senate, 
to acquaint their Honors thereof and that M*". Speaker do sign 
the same, — The following Message was accordingly prepared 
viz* 

In the House of Representatives Febry 23^. 1782 
Honble Gent", of the Senate/ 

This House have considered the report of the Commee ot 
this House, appointed to confer with a Committee of your House 
on the Schedule of amendments, proposed by your Honors, to be 
made to the Bill for disposing of Certain Estates, and banishing 
certain persons therein mentioned, and agree to the said Report, 
a Copy whereof is herewith sent, and which this House desire 
your Honors will be pleased to insert in the said Bill, — 

By Order of the House, — 
Hugh Rutledge speaker 

Ordered that M^ Edward Rutledge and M**. Gibbes do wait 
on the Honble the senate with the above Message and Report 

M*". Edward Rutledge reported that M*". Gibbes and himself 
had delivered to the senate, the above Message and report which 
ihey had in Charge. — 



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M*". Scott reported that M^ Broughton and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the Message they had in Charge. — 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk with the Bill for 
Vesting in the Congress of the United States a power to levy the 
Duties of five ^er Cent ad Valorem on certain Goods and Mer- 
chandize imported into this State, and on prizes and Prize Goods 
condemned in the court of admiralty of this State and for appro- 
priating the same, which Bill originated, and was read twice in 
their House, — 

Ordered that the Bill be read immediately. — 

The Bill for vesting in the Congress of the United States, a 
power to Levy the duty of five per Cent ad valorem, on Certain 
Goods and Merchandize &c^. was read a first time in this House 

Ordered that the Bill be read a Second time to-morrow. 

Col<^ LeEoy Hammond from the Committee on the Letter of 
Col®. Samuel Hammond, and the Message of his Excellency the 
Governor accompanying the same, informed the House, that thp 
committee were ready to report if the House wou'd be pleased to 
receive it, — He accordingly read the report in his place and 
delivered it in at the Clerks Table, where it was again read and 
is as follows viz*. — That the first part of the Letter respecting the 
pay and Cloathing of that Regiment is already provided for by 
the House, — with regard to reinlistment of the Men, and the 
Continuance of that Corps, Your committee recommend that the 
Governor be requested to take the Speediest and most effectual 
Method to enable Col® Hammond to recruit Eighty Dragoons for 
three Years or the war, — On the Terms of Fifty Dollars Bounty 
and a Monthly pay of Twenty Dollars, with the usual Cloathing 
and rations agreeable to the Instructions of the late Governor on 
that Subject. 

Ordered that the Consideration of the above report be post 
pon'd till to morrow. 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, returning the 
Bill for Amercing Certain Persons, which had been read twice in 
their House, — 

Ordered that the House do proceed to the third reading of y 
the Bill for amercing certain persons, — on reading the Bill sev- 
eral amendments were made therein and Clauses added thereto, 
which on.— 

The Question being put thereon, were severally agreed to. 

M*". Speaker then put the Bill to a passing — 



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Resolved that the Bill do pass, and that the Title thereof be 
an Act. 

Ordered that the Act be sent to the Honble the Senate, and 
that Doct^ Ramsay and M^ Calhoun do carry the same. 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk in the following 
words viz*. 

In the Senate 23^^. Febry 1782. 
M'. Speaker & Gent. 

This House herewith send you a resolution for postponing 
, the sale of Several Estates Confiscated by the "act for disposing 

of Certain Estates and Banishing Certain persons therein men- 
tioned" untill the next meeting of the General assembly; and 
requiring the Commissioners to be appointed by said act to make 
out Inventories of the aforesaid Estates, and to deliver them to 
the Commissioners of the Treasury, — To which this House 
request the Concurrence of your House, — 

By Order of the Senate 
John Lewis Gervais Presid*. 

The foregoing Message was accompanied with the following 
Resolution viz*. 

In the Senate 21^* February 1782. 

Resolved that the sale of the Estates both real and personal 
of Doct^. Alexander Garden, Alexander Harvey and Paul Hamil- 
ton Sen^. and the Platation of Gideon Dupont, Jun^ upon which 
Corn^ Dupont now resides, and all the Moveables upon it except 
the Negroes be postponed till the next meeting of the General 
assembly, and that the commissioners appointed by an act for 
disposing of Certain Estates and banishing certain Persons 
therein mentioned, shall make as soon as may be Inventories with 
an appraisement of the aforesaid Estates, and shall deliver the 
same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. — 

Ordered that the above Resolution be sent to the House of 
Representatives for their Concurrence, — 

Ordered that the Consideration of the foregoing Message and 
Resolution be post pond till to morrow, — 

A Message from the senate by their clerk, returning a Bill 
entitled an act for disposing of Certain Estates and banishing 
Certain persons, and a Bill entitled an Act for empowering 
Thomas Ferguson, Morton Wilkinson and John Ward Esquires 
to purchase an Estate of the value of Ten thousand Guineas in 
Trust and for the use of the Honble Major General Greene, 



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which had been severally read a third time in their House and 
passed 

Ordered that the said Bills be forthwith engrossed,^ 

Ordered that M^ Edward Eutledge and M' — Gibbes be a 
Committee to compare with a Committee of the senate the sev- 
eral Bills which are engrossed viz* : an act for the regulation of 
the Militia, an act for empowering Thomas Ferguson Morton 
Wilkinson and John Ward Esquires to purchase an Estate of the 
Value of Ten thousand Guineas in trust and for the use of the 
Honble Major General Greene, An act for furnishing supplies 
for the army to the Value of 373,598 Mexican Dollars (fec^., an 
act to prevent the Commencement of Suits for the recovery of 
the Debts for the time on the Conditions therein mentioned, and 
the act for Holding the Circuit .Courts of Oyer and Terminer in 
the several Districts in this State and for making out a new Jury 

list. 

And then the House adjourned 
till to morrow morning 10 °Clock. 

Sundav 24^^. 
The House met according to Adjournment 
Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings, — 
General Gadsden from the Committee to devise Ways and 
Means for raising a Sum of Money for defraying the expences of 
the Delegates of this State in Congress agreeable to the Resolu- 
tion of this House, inform 'd the House that the Committee were 
ready to report if the House wou'd be pleased to receive it. He 
accordingly read, the report in his place, and delivered it in at 
the clerk's Table, where it was again read and is as follows, viz*. 
They recommend that his Excellency the Governor be desired 
to order the expences of the Delegates to be taken out of any fund 
already provided or that may be provided during this Session of 
the assembly, — 

Ordered, That the foregoing Report be considered imme- 
diately. — 

Resolved, That this House do agree to the above report, — 
Ordered, That the above report and resolution be sent to the 
Honble the Senate for their Concurrence, that a Message be pre- 
par'd to be sent therewith, and that M^ Speaker do sign the 
Same, 



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The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. — 

In the House of Representatives — 
February 24. 1782 
Honble Gent", of the Senate/ 

This House herewith send you the report of a Committee 
appointed to devise ways and means for raising a sum of Money 
for defraying the Expences of the Delegates of this State in Con- 
gress as the same has been agreed to by this House, to which this 
House desire your Honors concurrence. 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 

Ordered that Doct*^. Eamsay and M^. Calhoun do wait on the 
Senate with the above Message and Resolution, — 

The Bill for Vesting in the Congress of the United States a 
power to levy the duty of Five per Cent ad Valorem on Certain 
Goods and Merchandize &c*. was read a Second time agreeable to 
the Order of Yesterday, the Bill being read thro', no debate aris- 
ing thereon, 

Ordered that the Bill be sent to the Honble the Senate, and 
that Doct^ Ramsay and M^. Calhoun do carry the same, 

Docf. Ramsay from the Committee appointed to meet a 
Committee of the Senate in free conference on an Amendment 
proposed by the Senate to the first Clause of the third Page of a 
Bill for Pardoning certain Persons therein described informed 
the House, that the Committee were ready to report if the House 
woud be pleased to receive it, he accordingly read the Report in 
his place, and delivered it in at the Clerks Table, where it was 
again read and is as follows viz*. — That they have conferred 
with a Committee of the Senate on the Subject, and in their 
opinion, the proposed amendment shoud not be inserted. — 

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration 
immediately 

The Report being taken into Consideration 

Resolved that this House do agree to the said Report, — 

Ordered, That a Message be prepared to be sent to the Honble 
the Senate, on that Subject and that M^. Speaker do sign the 
Same, the following Message was accordingly prepared, viz*. — 

In the House of Representatives 
February 24*^ 1782— 
Honble Gent", of the Senate. — 

This House have Considered the report of their Committee, 
appointed to meet a Committee from your House in free Confer- 



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ence on the amendment proposed by your Honors to be made to 
the first Clause of the third page of the "Bill for Pardoning Cer- 
tain persons therein described" and have agreed with the Report 
of the committee, that the amendment should not be inserted 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered that M^ Gibbes and Doct^ Ramsay do carry the 
same. 

Doct^ Ramsay reported that M*^. Calhoun and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the several matters they had in charge. — 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor in the follow- 
ing words viz*. — 

M^ Speaker and Gentlemen 

I herewith send you a copy of a Letter just received from 
Col° Hampton ; and request to know your determination thereon, 
February 24*^. 1782. John Mathews 

The above Message was accompanied with the following Let- 
ter, viz^ 

Sir/ 
The 10'^ September last I received instructions from his 
Excellency the late Governor for raising a Regiment of Cavalry 
to consist of Four Troops. In consequence of which I have 
inlisted upwards of Eighty men for the War or three Years, 
have procured a Number of Horses, Saddles, and other accoutre- 
ments suitable for Cavalry, and have taken measures to procure 
cloathing sufficient to compleat the whole regiment, as it 
seem'd to be the opinion that prevail'd generally that Infantry 
were more immediately wanted than Cavalry, I laid a plan before 
the Legislature for reducing the Corps to two Troops of Cavalry, 
and two companies of Infantry, and for adding to their pay, a 
negroe at the expiration of their Time of Service ; This however 
was not agreed to. 

It is thought unnecessary to continue the Regiment on the 
present establishment, and that the men already enlisted are not 
wanted, I cou'd wish your Excellency would be pleased to give 
orders for discharging them and make provision to defray such 
expence as has unavoidably been incurr'd./ I am S*". Your Ex- 

cellys most Obed*. Humble 
His Excelly Gov'. Mathews, — Servant, — ^W. Hampton 

Febry 22^. 1782 



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Ordered that the Consideration of the foregoing Mtissage and 
Letter be postponed, — 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk, returning the Bill 
entitled an act to vest in the Congress of the United States a 
power to levy a duty of five per Cent ad Valorem on Certain 
Goods and Merchandize imported into this State, and on prizes 
and prize Goods, &c^., which originated in and had been read 
three times in their House and passed, — 

Ordered that the said Bill be read a third time in this House 
to morrow, — 

M^. Gibbes reported that Doct^ Eamsay and himself had 
delivered to the senate, the Message they had in charge, — 

M^ Edward Rutledge reported that M^. Gibbes and himself 
had Compared the engrossed Bills with the Committee of the 
Senate and found them right. 

Ordered that M^. Gibbes and M*" Edward Eutledge be a Com- 
mittee to join a Committee of the Senate to wait on his Excel- 
lency the Governor to receive the Great Seal to be affixed to the 
Several Laws above mentioned. — 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk in the following 
words viz*. 

In the Senate 24*^ Febry 1782— 
M^. Speaker & Gent./ 

This House herewith send you a schedule of Amendments to 
^ the "Bill for Amercing certain persons therein mentioned" to 

which this House request the Concurrence of your House, — 

By Order of the House 
John Lewis Gervais 

Presid*, 

Ordered that the above Message together with the schedule 
of amendments accompanying the same be taken into Considera- 
tion immediately. — 

On reading the said Schedule, some of the amendments pro- 
pos'd by the senate were agreed to, and others were disagreed 
to — 

A Motion was made and Seconded that a Committee be 
appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate on such 
amendments proposed by their Honors as are disagreed to by this 
House. 

Ordered that such a Committee be appointed, that a Message 
be prepared and that M^. Speaker do sign the same. 



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The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives 24 feb^. 1782. 
Honble Gent", of the Senate/ 

This House have considered your Honors Message of Yes- 
terday, and the amendments proposed to be made in the Bill for 
amercing Certain Persons, some of which were agreed to, and 
others disagreed to, this House therefore request your Honors 
will appoint a Committee to confer with a Committee of this ^ 
House, on the subject of the said amendments which have been 
disagreed to by this House our committee are, — Gen^ Gadsden^ 
Doct^ Bamsay & Col Grimke 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 

Ordered that General Gadsden and Docf^ Bamsay do carry 
the Same. — 

A Message from the senate by their clerk, returning a Bill 
entitled an act, for pardoning the Persons therein described / 
&c^ which had been read a third time in their House and passed. 
^ Ordered that the said Bill be forthwith ingrossed — 

The Senate also return'd by their Clerk the report of the 
Committee of this House to devise ways and means for raising 
a sum of Money for defraying the expence of the Delegates of 
this State in Congress, with the Besolution of this House, for 
agreeing to the said Beport, — together with their Honors con- 
currence thereto, 

Ordered, that a Copy of the said Report and resolutions be 
sent to his Excellency the Governor, that a Message be prepared 
for that purpose, and that M^. Speaker do sign the same. 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Bepresentatives Feby. 24*^. 1782 
Your Excellency will receive herewith the Copy of a 
Report of a Committee of this House, as the same has been agreed 
to by this House and concurred in by the Senate, devising ways 
and means for raising a sum of Money for defraying the expences 
of the Delegates of this State in Congress, — 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 

Ordered, that M'^. Gibbes and M^ Edward Rutledge do wait 
on his Excellency with the above Message 



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M^. Gibbes reported that M*^. Edward Rutledge and himself 
had waited on his Excellency the Governor with the Message 
they had in Charge, — 

The House then adjourned 

till to morrow Mom^^. 9. '<>Clock. 

Monday 25th 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

Read the Journals of yesterdays proceedings, — 

The Bill entitled an act to vest in the Congress of the United 
States a power to levy a Duty of five ^er Cent ad Valorem on 
certain Goods and Merchandize imported into this State & on 
Prizes and prize Goods, &c*. which had been read three times in 
the Senate, and passed in their House, was read a third time 
agreeable to the order of yesterday. — 

The Bill being put to a passing by M*^. Speaker. — 

Resolved that the Bill do pass and that the Title thereof be 
an act. — 

Ordered, that the act be sent to the Honble the senate and 
that General Gadsden and Docf. Ramsay d'o carry the same. 

An Ordinance for repealing the admiralty act, and for other 
purposes therein mentioned, was introduced and read a First and 
Second time in this House, — 

Ordered, That the Ordinance be sent to the honble the 
Senate, — and that M*". Jacob Read and Col**. Hampton do carry 
the same, — 

M^. Jacob Read reported that Col<> Hampton and himself 
had delivered to the Senate the Ordinance they had in Charge. — 

Genl Gadsden reported that Docf. Ramsay and himself had 
delivered to the Senate the Message & Bill they had in Charge. — 

A motion was made and Seconded that the House do come 
into the following resolutions viz*. — 

In the House of Representatives feb^. 25*^. 1782 
Resolved that the Governor be impowered and requested to 
Cause the Money Subscribed and paid (on the Guarantee of 
Congress) for relief of the indigent Citizens of this State who 
were sent by the Enemy to Philadelphia to be reimbursed with 
Interest out of such Funds as shall appear to him most proper, 
for that purpose as soon as the same can conveniently be done. 

Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be further 
empowered and requested to make necessary provision for the 



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support of such of those Citizens as he with the advice and Con- 
sent of the Privy Council shall think really stand in need of the 
same, — 

Ordered, that the foregoing resolutions be sent to the Hon-^ 
orable the senate, for their Concurrence, that a Message be pre- 
pared for that purpose, and that M^. Speaker do sign the same. — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz^ 

In the House of Representatives — 7 

February 26, 1782 \ 
Honble Gent**, of the Senate — 

This House herewith send you two resolutions empow- 
ering his Excellency the Governor to reimburse with Interest all 
such monies as have been subscribed and paid on the Guarantee 
of Congi-ess for the relief of the indigent Citizens of this State 
sent to Philadelphia, as soon as it can conveniently be done, — 
and make necessary provision for the support of such who are 
yet there, as he with the advice and consent of the Privy Council 
shall think realy stand in need of the same. 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Eutledge Speaker. 
Ordered that M*^. Dart and M^. Bapley do carry the same. — 
M^. Dart reported that M'^. Rapley and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Message and Resolutions they had in charge, — 

A Message from the Senate by their clerk, returning the 
Ordinance for repealing the admiralty act, and for other pur- 
poses therein mentioned, which was read a first and Second time 
in their House, — 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk in the following 
words viz*. 

In the Senate 26^K February 1782 — 
M^. Speaker & Gent./ 

This House have appointed a Committee to confer with 
the Committee of your House, on the subject of the amendments 
proposed by this House to be made in the "Bill for amercing cer- 
tain persons, and disagreed to by your House, our committee are 
M^. Samuel Smith, Col** Harden and Gen^ Sumter. 

By Order of the Senate, 
John Lewis Gervais, 

Preside 
Gen^ Gadsden from the committee of conference on the 
schedule of amendments proposed by the senate to be made in 



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the Bill for amercing certain persons, inform'd the House, that 
the committee were Veady to report, if the House wou'd be 
pleased to receive it, he accordingly read the report in his place, 
and delivered it at the Clerks Table, where it was again read, 
and is as follows viz*. 

That the committee have agreed to strike out the name of 
Daniel Huger and Richard Guerard, But your committee wou'd 
not agree to add the name of Charles Augustus Steward, and the 
committee of the Senate woud not agree to strike it out, — 

Ordered that the said report be taken into Consideration 
immediately, — 

The Eeport being read, the first clause for striking out the 
names of Daniel Huger and Richard Guerard was agreed to, and 
the last was disagreed to. — 

Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to the Senate 
to acquaint them thereof, and that M*". Speaker do sign the 
same, — The following Message was accordingly prepar-d viz*. — 

In the House of Representatives. 
^ Febry 25, 1782— 

Honble Gent", of the Senate,/ 

This House have considered the report of their com- 
mittee on the conference with your committee on the amend- 
ments proposed by your Honors to be made to the Bill for 
amercing certain persons therein mentioned, and have agreed 
with the first Clause for striking out the names of Daniel Huger 
and Richard Guerard, and disagreed to the Last, this House 
therefore request your Honors woul'd be pleased to add the name 
of Charles Augustus Steward, to the list. 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker 
Ordered that M^ Owen and M^. Rapley do wait on the Senate 
with the foregoing message, — 

M^. Owen reported that M^. Rapley and himself had deliv- 
ered to the Senate, the Message they had in Charge. 

The Senate retum'd by their clerk the act for amercing cer- 
tain persons therein mentioned, which had been read three times 
in their House and passed, — 

Ordered, that the Bill be forthwith engrossed. 
The House then adjourned 
till tomorrow Morning 9. '<>Clock 



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Tuesday 26*^, 

The House met according to adjournment. 

Bead the Journals of Yesterday's proceedings — 

The Ordinance for repealing the admiralty act, and for 
other purposes therein mentioned, was read a third time in this 
House, — 

M^. Speaker then put the Ordinance to a passing. — 

Resolved that the Ordinance do pass. — 

Ordered that the Ordinance be sent to the Honble the Senate, 
and that M^ Jacob Read and M'^. Gibbes do carry the same, — 

M^. Read reported that M^ Gibbes and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Ordinance they had in charge. — 

Ordered that M^ Edward Rutledge and M^ Gibbes be a Com- 
mittee, to compare with a committee of the Senate,' the several 
Bills which are engrossed viz^ The Bill for regulation of the 
Militia, The Bill for disposing of certain Estates and Banishing 
Certain Persons therein mentioned, — ^The Bill for pardoning the 
Persons therein described, — ^The Bill to procure recruits and pre- 
vent desertion. The Bill to prevent the commencement of suits 
for the recovery of Debts (!^c*. — The Bill for furnishing supplies 
for the Army to the Amount of 373,598 Mexican Dollars &c*. — 
The Bill for holding the Circuit Courts of Oyer and Terminer in 
the Several Districts of this State, — The Bill for empowering 
Thomas Ferguson, Morton Wilkinson and John Ward to pur- 
chase an Estate of the value of Ten Thousand Guineas, in Trust 
and for the use of the Honble Major General Greene, the Bill 
for amercing Certain persons therein mentioned, — 

M*". Edward Rutledge reported that M*^. Gibbes and himself 
had Compared the aforesaid ingrossed Bills, with the Committee 
from the Senate, & found them right. 

Ordered, that M*:. Dart and M^. Scott be a Committee to join a 
Committee of the Senate, to wait on his Excellency the Governor, 
to receive the Great Seal, to be affixed to the several Laws above 
mentioned, 

A Message from the Senate by their Clerk, — 

In the Senate 25*^ February 1782. 
M^. Speaker and Gent./ 

This House are of Opinion that the resolves agreed to by 
your House, for liquidating and auditing the public accounts, 



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should be amended as per Schedule sent herewith, to which this 
House request the Concurrence of your House, 

By Order the Senate. 
John Lewis Gervais pres*. 

The Message was accompanied with the Resolutions of this 
House for appointing Commissioners to audit and Liquidate the 
publick accounts &c*. together with a schedule of amendments 
proposed by their House to be made in the said Resolutions, — 

Ordered that the Said Schedule of amendments be taken into 
consideration, immediately, — 

On reading the said amendments, the first and third were 
agreed to, and the following words in the second viz*, that all 
accounts against the publick should be liquidated in Specie, and 
disagreed to the rest of that amendment. — 

Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to the Honble 
the Senate, acquainting them therewith, and that M'^. Speaker do 
sign the same ; 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives 7 

Febry 26, 1782. ] 
Honble Gent", of the Senate, 

This House have considered your Message of yesterday 
respecting the Resolutions of this House for appointing Com- 
missioners to audit and Liquidate the Publick accounts with the 
schedule of amendments accompanying the same, as proposed 
by your Honors, and have agreed to the first and third amend- 
ment; and the following words in the second viz*, that all 
accounts against the Publick shall be liquidated in Specie, and 
have disagreed to the remainder of that amendment, but request 
your Honors woud be pleased to appoint a Committee to meet a 
Committee of this House in free conference on that part of the 
amendment which is disagreed to, — Our Committee are M^. 
Gadsden and Col<>. Hammond, — 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 

Ordered that M^. Gadsden and Col° Hammond do wait on the 
senate with the above message &c*. 

A Motion was made and seconded that the House do come 
into the following Resolution viz*. 



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In the House of Bepresentatives feb^ 26, 1782 

Resolved. — 

That the commissioners for Auditing and Liquidating ; / 

the Publick accounts, allow no claim or demand against the 
state, unless the Person making such claim shall declare on oath 
or afcmation according to the form of his profession that he 
hath never taken- as plunder, or forfeited, any property belong- 
ing to the Inhabitants of this State, and that where it shall 
appear to the Satisfaction of the said Commissioners that any ' 
Person hath done so, they shall reject the said Demand, — 

The Question being put — / 

It was carried in the affirmative. 

Ordered that the foregoing resolution be sent to the Honble 
the Senate for their Concurrence, that a Message be prepared 
for that purpose and that M^. Speaker do sign the same. — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Eepresentatives 

Febry 2(^^\ 1782. 
Honble Gent", of the Senate. — 

This House herewith send you a resolution of this House, 
to which they request your Honors Concurrence. 

By Order of the House. 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 

Ordered that Genl Gadsden and Col<*. Hammond do carry 
the Same. — 

General Gadsden reported, that Col°. Hammond and him- 
self had delivered to the Senate the Several Matters they had in 
Charge, — 

The Senate return'd by their Clerk the Ordinance for repeal- 
ing the Admiralty Act &c*. which was read three times in their 
House, and passed, — 

Ordered, That the Ordinance be forthwith engross^. 

Ordered, That M^. Read and M^ Gibbes be a Committee to 
Compare with a Committee of the senate the foregoing Ordi- 
nance, and the Bill for empowering the Congress of the United 
States to levy a Duty of five per Cent ad Valorem on Certain 
Goods and Merchandize and on Prizes and Prize Goods &c*. and 
to wait on his Excellency the Governor together with said Com- 
mittee to receive the great seal to be affixed to the said Ordinance 
and Bill which they reported to have Compared and found 
right,— 



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Genl Gadsden from the Committee appointed to Confer 
with the committee of the Senate on the schedule of amendments 
to be made in the Resolutions for appointing commissioners to 
audit and Liquidate the Publick accounts, inform'd the House 
that the Committee were ready to report, if the House would be 
pleased to receive the same. He accordingly read the report in 
his place, and delivered it in at the clerks Table, where it was 
again read and is as follows viz^ — 

That the committee of conference have agreed to Strike out 
the latter part of the second amendment as disagreed to by this 
House, 

Ordered^that the said Report be taken into consideration 
immediately. — 

The Report being read, 

Resolved, That this House- do agree with the said report, — 

Ordered that a Message be prepared to be sent to the Honble 
the Senate to acquaint them thereof and that M^. Speaker do 
sign the same, — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz* 

In the House of Representatives 26*^ feb^ 1782 — 
Honble Gent", of the Senate, 

This House have considered the report of the Commit- 
tee appointed to Confer with a Committee of your House on the 
subject of the amendments proposed to the Resolutions for 
appointing Commissioners to audit and Liquidate the Publio 
accounts and have agreed to the same, — 

By Order of the House — 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 

Ordered that M*^. Gibbes and Major Hyrne do Carry the 
same. 

M^ Gibbes reported that Major Hyrne and himself, had 
delivered to the Senate, the Message they had in charge. 

The Senate retum'd by their clerk, the Resolutions of this 
House, for empowering the Governor to cause the money Sub- 
scribed and paid (oh the Guarantee of Congress) for the releif of 
the Indigent citizens of this state, who were sent by the Enemy 
to Philadelphia to be reimbursed with Interest out of such funds 
as shall appear to him most proper for that purpose, as soon as 
the same can conveniently be done, — and for the necessary sup- 
port of such of those Citizens as he with the advice and Consent 
of the Privy council shall think really stand in need of the same, 
with their Honors concurrence thereto, — 



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Ordered that a Copy of the said Besolution be sent to his 
Excellency the Governor; — That a Message be prepared for 
that purpose, and that M^. Speaker do sigh the same, — 

The following Message was accordingly prepared, viz^ 

In the House of Representatives Feb'^y. 26^^. 1782 

Your Excellency will herewith receiye the resolutions of this 
House empowering and requesting your Excellency to reimburse 
such Money, as has been subscribed and paid, — (on the Guarantee 
of Congress) for the relief of the Citizens of this state, who were 
sent by the Enemy to Philadelphia, with Interest out of such 
Funds as you may think proper, and make such farther Pro- 
vision for their support as may be thought necessary, — 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 

Ordered that M^. Dart and Col°. Grimke do wait on his 
Excellency with the said Message and Resolutions, — 

The House went into the Senate House, and together with 
the Senate ratified the following acts viz^ — 

An Act for the regulation of the Militia, — 

An Act for disposing of Certain Estates and Banishing cer- 
tain Persons therein mentioned, — 

An Act for pardoning the person therein described, — "^ 

An Act to procure recruits and prevent desertion, — 

An Act to prevent the Commencement of suits for the 
recovery of Debts &c^. — 

An Act for furnishing Supplies for the army to the amount 
of 373,598 Mexican Dollars, being the quota assigned to this 
State &c^— 

An Act for Holding the Circuit Courts of Oyer and Ter- 
miner in the Several Districts of this State, — 

An Act for empowering Thomas Ferguson, Morton Wilkin- 
son, and John Ward Esquires to purchase an Estate of the 
value of Ten thousand Guineas in Trust and for the use of the 
Honble Major General Greene, — 

An Act for amercing certain persons therein mentioned, — 

An Act for empowering the Congress of the United States 
to levy a Duty of five per Cent ad Valorem on Certain Goods 
and Merchandize and on prizes and prize Goods &c. — and — 

An Ordinance for repealing the admiralty act and for other 
purposes therein mentioned, — 



/ 



/ 



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The House being return'd, M*". Speaker reported, that this 
House together with the Senate, had ratified the Acts and Ordi- 
nance above mentioned. — 

A Motion was made and Seconded, That the Vote of Thanks 
&c*. of this House of the 27^^ January Ult<». be immediately sent 
to the Honble Major General Greene together with a Copy of the 
act for empowering Thomas Ferguson, Morton Wilkinson and 
John Ward Esquires to purchase an Estate &c*. for his use, and 
that the same be accompanied by a Letter from M*". Speaker, 

Resolved in the affirmative. — 

M'". Dart reported that Col^. Grimke and himself had waited 
on his Excellency the Governor with the Message and Resolutions 
which they had in Charge, 

A Motion was made and seconded, that a Message be pre- 
pared to be sent to his Excellency the Governor requesting that 
he wou'd be pleased to order an authentick copy of all the Laws 
which have passed this Session, to be taken, and sent to the 
Delegates from this state in philad*. & printed 

The Question being put. — It was carried in the affirmat* 

The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives Febry 26*^. 1782. 

This House request your Excellency will be pleased to order 
an authentick copy of all the Laws which have been passed this 
Session, to be taken and sent to the Delegates in Congress, to be 
printed forth with. 

By Order of the House, — 
Hugh Rutledge Speaker. 

Ordered, That M^ Gibbes and M^ Dart do wait on His 
Excellency the Governor with the foregoing Message. 
The House then Adjourned, 
till 4. 'oClock this Afternoon. 

Tuesday 26^»». 
P. M. 
The House met according to Adjournment. 
On Motion, Ordered, that a Message be prepared to be sent 
to His Excellency the Governor, requesting that he will be pleas'd 
to order Compensation to be made to the person who has 
ingrossed the Laws which have been passed this session; to the 
Messenger of this House, and to such person as shall Transcribe 
the Journals of this House, 



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The following Message was accordingly prepared viz*. 

In the House of Representatives febry 26, 1782. 

This House request that your Excellency will be pleased to 
make such Compensation to M^. Waller who has engrossed many 
of the acts which have been passed this session and for his other 
services, as your Excellency shall think adequate to those services, 
and that your Excellency will also be pleased to order such a 
Sum of Money to be paid to M^. Pritchard the Messenger of this 
House as his services for this session mav merit, And such a sum 
of Money as you may think a sufficient Compensation to the 
person who shall fairly engross the Journals of this House the 
Present session. Out of such Funds as your Excellency may think 
proper, — 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Eutledge Speaker 

A Motion was made and seconded that a Message be sent to 
the Honble the Senate, desiring their attendance iii this House 
to proceed to the choice of a Commissioner of the Treasury and 
Commissioners for the sale of Confiscated Estates. — 

The Senate accordingly attended and Balloted in the first 
instance for a Commissioner of the Treasury, upon casting up 
the Ballots, it appeared, that Edward Blake Esquire had a 
Majority of the Votes of the Members present; M*^. Speaker 
thereupon declared M'^. Blake duly elected, 

The Senate and this House then proceeded to ballot for the 
Commissioners for the sale of the Confiscated Estates upon 
Casting up the Ballots it appeared that, John Berwick, John E. 
Calhoun, Henry Crouch, Col°. Grimke and Thomas Waring 
Esquires, had each of them a Majority of votes of the Members 
present; M^. Speaker thereupon declared the Gentlemen above 
named to be duly elected, — 

M*". Speaker inform'd the House that he had rec'd an answer 
to his Letter from General Greene and read the same to the 
House, — 

A Motion was thereupon made and Seconded that the letter 
be enter'd on the Journals which was agreed to and is as follows 
viz* 

Sir/ 

I have been honoured with the thanks of your House 
and feel a weight of Obligation for the very flattering & favour- 



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able light in which they have been pleased to view and Consider 
my Conduct, — 

The mark of Bounty which accompanies the resolution 
affords me the most pleasing proofs of their Esteem, at the same 
time that it displays a generosity of Sentiments no less honorable 
to them than flattering to me, permit me therefore to return the 
House of Representatives my hearty and grateful acknowledge- 
ments, for the Honors and Emoluments bestowed upon me, and 
to assure them that my future exertions for the common Cause 
shall be constant and uniform in Support of our Liberties 

I also beg leave to return my sincere thanks to you Sir. for 
the very polite manner in which you Communicated the Resolu- 
tion of the House. — 

I have the Honor to be Sir 
With great Respect & Esteem 
Your most obedient 
and 
^ Most Humble Serv*. 
NatW. Greene 

February 26. 1782— 



To the Honble 

Hugh Rutledge Esq', 
of the House of 
Representatives of 
S°. Carolina 



A motion was made and seconded to Consider the message 

and Resolution of the Senate of the 23*^. Instant for postponing 

the Sale of the Estates real and personal of Doct^ Alexander 

\J Garden, Alexander Harvey, Paul Hamilton, and Gideon Dupont 

Jun^ &c\ 

On considering the same, after some time spent in Debate, — 
A Motion was made and Seconded, that the further consid- 
, eration of the said Resolution and Message be postponed, — 

Another Motion was then made and Seconded that the Reso- 
lutions be disagreed to. — 

The Question was put on the first motion 

It passed in the negative. — 
The Question being put on the Second Motion, — 
A Debate arose that the Question should be put on each name 
mentioned in the Resolution, which being done it was carried in 
the affirmative. — 

M^ Speaker then put the Question, on the whole Resolutions 
and Message, — 

Resolved that the Resolutions be rejected. — 



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A Message from the Senate in the following words viz*. — 

In the Senate February 26*i», 1782— 
M^. Speaker & Gent./ 

This House are of opinion that it woud be proper to 
adjourn to the Second Monday in August next, if your House 
agree thereto ; this House will Adjourn accordingly. — 

By Order of the House 
John Lewis Gervais 
President 
The Message of the Senate being immediately considered 
was agreed to, and the following Message prepared signed by 
M^. Speaker, 

In the House of Represent®. ^ 
Febry 26, 1782 j 

Honble Gent", of the Senate, 

This House concur in opinion with your Honors that it will 
be proper to adjourn to the second Monday in August next 

By Order of the House 
Hugh Eutledge Speaker 
Ordered that M^ Gibbes and M^ Dart do wait on the Senate 
with the above Message, — 

M*^. Gibbes reported that M*". Dart and himself had delivered 
to the Senate the Message they had in Charge, 

A Motion was made and Seconded that the Members of this 
House, do dine together tomorrow, and that his Excellency the 
Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, The Members of the Privy 
Council and the Senate be invited to Dinner, — It was Unani- 
mously agreed to, and M^. Speaker desired to invite them, — 

The House then. — 

Adjourn'd.— 

to the Second Monday. — 

in August next, 
to meet at Jacksonburgh. 



MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

[This list of the members of the House of Representatives 
during the session covered by this journal does not form a part 
of the manuscript journal, but has been compiled by the Editor 
from the list given in the manuscript journal of Josiah Smith, 
Jr., and published by McCrady in The History of South Caro- 
lina in the Revolution^ 1780-1788^ pp. 739-742, checked by the 
names of members mentioned and by recitals of changes, etc., 
made from time to time in this journal.] 

St. Philip's and St. Michael's Parishes (Charles Town). 
Thomas BeeS 
Hichard Beresford, 
John Blake, 
Adsenus Burke, 
Edward Darrell, 
John Edwards, 
Nicholas Eveleigh, 
William Hasell Gibbes, 
Thomas Grimball, 
John F. Grimke 
Thomas Heyward, Jr. 
Thomas Jones, 
Henry Laurens, 
John Laurens, 
William Lee, 



Richard Lushington, 
Alexander Moultrie, 
John Neufville, Jr., 
John Owen, 
Thomas Pinckney, 
James Postell, 
John Ernest Poyas, 
David Eamsay, 
Jacob Bead, 
Edward Rutledge, 
Hugh Rutledge, 
Thomas Savage, 
Daniel Stevens, 
Anthony Toomer, 
Charles Warham 



Christ Church Parish. 

John Berwick, William Scott, Jr., 

Clement Brown, James Vander Horst, 

John Sandf ord Dart, John Vander Horst. 



Peter Bocquet, 
Benjamin Cattell, 
Thomas O. Elliott, 



Thomas Bee^, 
Thomas Ferguson, 
George Livingston, 



St. Andrew's Parish. 

Richard Hutson, 
Solomon Milner, 
John Rutledge. 

St. Paul's Parish. 

Christopher Peters, 
Joseph Slann, 
Morton Wilkinson. 



*Also elected from St PauFs Parish. 
2Also elected from Charles Town. 



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St. Bartholomew's Parish. 

Joseph Glover, Sr., Richard Singleton, 

Edmund Hyrne, William Skirving, 

James Postell, Jr., John Ward. 

St. Helena's Parish. 

Pierce Butler, John Kean, 

Glen Drayton, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney^, 



St. Peter's Parish. 

Thomas Cater, John Moore, 

Charles DuPont, William Stafford, 

James Moore, James Thompson. 

Prince William's Parish. 

William Davis, John McPherson 

Aaron Gillett, Andrew Postell, 

Thomas Hutson, James Smith. 

St. George's Parish, Dorchester. 

Edward Blake, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney% 

Isaac Huger, Daniel Stewart, 

John Mathews, Thomas Tudor Tucker, 

William Moultrie, Jr., Thomas Waring. 

St. James's Parish, Goose Creek. 

John Baddeley, George Flagg, 

Alexander Broughton, Ralph Izard, 

Thomas Elliott (of Wappoo), William Johnson. 

St. John's^ Parish, Berkeley. 

Alexander Broughton, Gabriel Gignilliat, 

John Cordes, Thomas Giles, 

John Frierson, Richard Gough. 

iThomas Heyward and Jacob Guerard decUned to serve. 

2Retumed from two parishes. 

aThere were two parishes in South Carolina of this name. One was estab- 
lished within the borders of the then existing county of Berkeley and the 
other within the borders of the then existing county of Colleton, and the 
names Berkeley and Colleton were thereafter attached to them to distin- 
guish them, notwithstanding that counties as political subdivisions of 
South CaroliTia passed out with the passage of the Church Act in 1706. 



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St. Thomas and St. Denis's Parish. 
Joseph Fogartie, Thomas Shubrick, 

Hopson Pinckney, Benjamin Simons, 

Robert Quash, Edward Weyman. 

St. James's Parish, Santee. 
Mark Huggins, Alexander McGregor, 

Henry Hughes, Lewis Miles, 

Joseph Legare, Anthony Simons. 

St. Stephen's Parish. 
Thomas Cooper, James Sinkler, 

Hezekiah Maham, Peter Sinkler, 

John Palmer, Jr., Benjamin Walker. 

St. Matthew's and Orange Parishes. 
Henry Felder, William Reid, 

William Myddelton, George Eennerson, 

Richard Andrews Eapley, John Adam Treutlin>. 

Prince Frederick's Parish. 

John Baxter, William McCottry, 

John James (Major), 



John McCauley, Thomas Potts. 

Prince George's Parish, Winyah. 
William Bennison, Peter Horry, 

Christopher Gadsden, Thomas Mitchell. 

St. David's Parish. 

Lemuel Benton, William Pegues, 

William DeWitt, Philip Pledger, 

Capt. Pegues, Tristram Thomas. 

All Saints Parish. 
William AUston, Jr., Nathaniel Dwight. 

*He was also elected from his former home parish in Georgia to serve in 
the General Assembly of Georgia, which met in Augusta about the same 
time that the South Carolina body was meeting at Jacksonborough. 

2james Postell, elected from this parish, was also elected from St. Philip's 
and St. Michael's parishes combined and chose to serve from those parishes. 



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Saxe-Gotha District. 

Jonas Beard, Richard Hampton, 

Joseph Culpeper, Wade Hampton, 

Uriah Goodwyn, Jacob Richmond. 

District Eastward of the Wateree River. 

James Bradley, John James (of the High Hills 

Samuel Dunlap, of the Santee) , 

Wood Furman, Joseph Kershaw, 

John Gamble, Joseph Lee, 

Capt. Gordon, Richard Richardson, 

William Welch. 

District between the Broad and Catawba Rivers. 

John Adair, Robert Lyell, 

Henry Hunter, Charles Miles, 

Joseph Kirkland, John Pearson, 

William Kirkland, William Reeves, 

Edward Lacey, Richard Winn. 

Lower District between the Broad and Saluda Rivers. 

David Glyn, George Roof, 

Michael Leitner, Philemon Waters. 

Little River District betwen the Broad and Saluda Rivers. 

Benjamin Kil-gore, Dr. Ross, 
Montgomery, John Wylds. 

Upper, or Spartan, District between the Broad and Saluda 

Rivers. 

Thomas Brandon, Samuel McJunkin, 

William Henderson, John Thomas, Jr. 

The New Acquisition. 

John Forgee, John McCaw, 

William Hill, Joshua McKinney, 

Joseph Howe, John Moffett, 

William Howe, John Patton, 

David Leech, Frame Wood. 



134 

Ninety Six District. 

Eobert Anderson, Hugh Middleton, 

Patrick Calhoun, James Moor^, 

John Ewing Colhoun, John Murray, 

LeRoy Hammond, Andrew Pickens, 

Arthur Simkins. 

District between the Edisto and Savannah Rivers. 

John Collins, John Parkinson, 

William Dunbar, George Robison, 

Robert Lark, William Robison. 

There was no election held in St. John's Parish, Colleton, as 
most of the territory of that parish was in the hands of the enemy. 



INDEX 



Accounts, Resolutions respecting 

public, 121-122, 123, 124. 
Acts, 8, 9, 15, 18, 41, 55, G7, 76, 83, 

85-86, 87, 88, 95, 112, 113, 120; 

Ratification of, 60, 125, 126; Re- 
vival of, 15, 34, 36, 53, 54, 56, 60 ; 

Engrossing of, 126, 127. (See 

Bills.) 
Adair, John, 23, 133. 
Adam, Thomas, 62. 
Adjournment, 94, 129. 
Admiralty, Court of, 73; Ordinance 

repealing Act respecting, 118, 119, 

121, 123, 125. 
All Saints Parish, 22, 132. 
Allston, William, Jr., 22, 23, 29(2), 

132. 
Amercement, 62, 93-94, 99, 103(2), 

105, 106, 111, 116, 117, 119-120, 

120, 121, 125. 
America, 11(3), 94, 99. 
Ancrum, George, 61. 
Ancrum, William, 61. 
Anderson, Robert, 134. 
Armourers, 57. 

Artificers, 42, 58(2), 59, 75, 101. 
Atkins, Charles, 61. 
Augusta, Georgia, 132. 
Baddeley, John, 131. 
Baily, Trench &, 62. 
Ball, Elias, of Coming Tee, 61. 
Ball, Elias, of Wambaw, 61. 
Banishment, 65, 80, 83, 84, 88, 89, 

103-104, 106, 110(2), 112(2), 121, 

125. 
Barnwell, John, 91-92; Petition of, 

64, 65, 70. 

Baronies, 62(2). 
Baxter, John, 8,- 132. 
Beale, Lieutenant, 107(2). 
Beard, Jonas, 4, 5, 6, 2^, 133. 
Beaufort District, 36. 
Bee, Joseph, 27, 106. 
Bee, Thomas, 130(2). 
Bennison, William, 132. 



Benton, Lemuel, 78(2), 132. 

Beresford, Richard, 5, 14(2), 16, 17» 
35, 36, 130. 

Berkeley County, 131. 

Berwick, John, 5, 6(2), 27, 127, 130. 

Berwick, Simon, 42. 

Bills, 8, 14-15, 18-19, 30, 31, 34, 36,. 
53, 54, 59, 63, 71, 72, 73, 76, 93,. 
Ill, 116, 121. (See Acts.) 

Bills of Credit, 8(2), 9, 13, 14, 16; 
17, 18(2), 21, 59, 60, 72, 73, 75. 

Blacksmiths, 57. 

Blake, Edward, 56(2), 127, 131. 

Blake, John, 99, 130. 

Blake, William, 61, 106, 110. 

Bocquet, Peter, 4, 5, 35, 36, 38, 130. 

Boissaux, James, 62. 

Boone, Thomas, 61. 

Bounties, 48, 49, 52(2), 66, 80, 87^ 
98, 107, 111, 128. (See Negroes. >/ 

Bradley, James, 7, 23, 133. 

Brandon, Thomas, 133. 

Brice, Fisher Linwood & Co., 62: 

Brisbane, James, 61. 

British army, 82, 97. 

British nation, 11. 

Broad and Catawba rivers. Election 
district between, 23, 45-46, 133. 

Broad and Saluda rivers, Lower 
election district between, 25, 133; 
Little River election district be- 
tween, 133; Upper, or Spartan^ 
election district between, 133. 

Brockington, John, Jr., 61. 

Broughton, Alexander, 5, 72, 73, 110, 
111, 131(2). 

Broun, Archibald, 61. 

Brown, Clement, 5, 130. 

Brown, Hugh, 62. 

Buckingham, Elias, 61. 

Burke, Adaenus, 3, 4(2), 5(2), 6(2),. 
7(3), 8(4), 14(2), 15(2), 16(2), 
17(4), 22(4), 24(5), 25(2), 27, 
28(2), 39, 56(2), 59(2), 61(3), 
68(3), 74(2), 78(2), 84, 94, 130. 



^ ^ « « ^ 



136 



Butler, Pierce, 131. 

Calhoun, Patrick, 134. 

Camden, 77; Battle near, 9. 

Camden District, 36, 78. 

Campbell, Colin, 61. 

Canals, 77, 81. (See Inland naviga- 
tion. Internal improvements.) 

Cape, Brian, 61. 

Capers, Gabriel, 61. 

Carey, James, 62. 

Carpenters, 57. 

Cashiers, 8, 9. 

Cassells, James, 62. 
1^. Catawba Indians, 59, 60(2), 65, 103. 

Catawba Rivci*, 77(2) ; Election dis- 
trict between Broad River and, 23, 
45-46, 133. 

Cater, Thomas, 5, 131. 

Cattell, Benjamin, 130. 

Cavalry Corps, Hampton's, 41, 45, 
46-57, 50, 115. (See Legionary 
Corps.) 

Census of South Carolina, 69, 71. 

Charles Town, 9, 10, 11, 17, 91(2), 
130(2) ; Debts due by persons in, 
73, 74. 

Charles Town District, 36. 

Cheraws District, 36. 

Chollett, Samuel, 61. 

Christ Church Parish, 17, 130. 

Church Act, 131. 

Claims, 100. 

Clark, James, 62. 

Clerk, 6. 

Clitherall, James, 61. 

Clothing furnished, 79, 87-88, 94, 
101. 

Colhoun, John Ewing, 17(2), 21, 
26(2), 38(2), 46(2), 59, 70(2), 89, 
90(2), 93, 96, 111, 112, 114(2), 
115, 127, 134. 

Colleton, Mrs. Margaret (Swain- 
ston), 61. 

Colleton County, 131. 

Colleton County Regiment, 59, 84, 
91-92, 102. 

Collins, John, 6, 134. 

Commissary, 85, 101. 

Commissioners for the sale of Con- 
fiscated Estates, 127. 



Commissioners of the Treasury, 72, 
73,112(2), 127. 

Committees, 6, 7, 14, 15(3), 16, 17, 
17-18, 21, 23, 26, 34, 38, 41, 41-42, 
72, 78, 93, 94. 

Confiscation, 13, 21, 22-23, 27, 32, 56, 
57, 61-62, 63, 65, 69, 76, 80, 83, 84, 
87, 88-89, 90, 91, 92-93, 94-95, 96-97, 
103-104, 106, 110(2), 112(2), 121, 
125, 128. 

Congaree River, 92. 

Congress. See Continental Congress. 

Constitution, 36. 

Contested elections, 28, 51, 64, 65, 
70. 

Continental Army, Supplies for, 47, 
48, 53, 68-69, 73, 75, 85(3), 88, 113, 
121, 125. (See Greene, Nathanael.) 

Continental Battalions of South Car- 
olina, 14, 17, 38, 41, 43 (3), 46, 48- 
00, 51-53, 54, 55, 62-63, 88-89; 
Cloths presented to, 87-88, 94, 101. 

Continental Congress, 76, 1(X), 111, 
116, 118(2) ; President of, 33, 68, 
71, 82 ; Delegates from South Car- 
olina to, 37, 38, 50, 53, 67-68, 08, 
07, 113, 114, 117; Pay of, 38-39; 
Census to be taken and trans- 
mitted to, 69, 71-72 ; Copy of laws 
of Session to be made and trans- 
mited to, 126. 

Continental Legionary Corps, 46. 

Cook, George, 62. 

Cooper, Bazil, 61. 

Cooper, Thomas, 132. 

Cooper River, 77. 

Cordes, John, 131. 

Com, 59, 60(2), 65. 

Coroners, 15, 16, 18, 27, 39. 

Cotton, John, 01. 

Courts, 15, 24, 31-32, 44-45, 50, 65, 66, * 
70, 73, 113, 121, 125. 

Creditors, 73. 

Crockatt, Dr., 62. 

Crouch, Henry, 127. 

Culpeper, Joseph, 5, 133. 

Cuningham, Patrick, 61. 

Cuningham, Robert, 61. 

Currency, 8(2), 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 
18(2), 21, 59, 60, 72, 73, 75. 



137 



Darrell, Edward, 130. 

Dart, John Sandford, 17, 23, 39, 
44(2), 45(2), 53, 78, 109, 119(2), 
121, 125,126,129(2), 130. 

Davis, William, 74(2), 131. 

Dawkins, George, 62. 

DeWitt, William, 7, 132. 

Debts, 15, 68, 70-71, 73(2), 74(3), 
113, 121, 125. 

Deserters, desertions, 50, 76, 78, 85, 
•86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 96, 97, 121, 125. 

Dinner, 129. 

Doorkeeper, 6: 

Drafts, 48, 49, 50, 52, 58. 

Dragoons, 111. 

Drayton, Glen, 5(2), 131. 

DuPont, Charles, 4, 5, 6, 15, 131. 

DuPont, Cornelius, 27, 112. 

DuPont, Gideon, Jr., 61, 112, 128. 

Dunbar, William, 6, 134. 

Dunlap, Samuel, 133. 

Duty (Tariff), 72, 73, 76, 111, 114, 
116, 118, 123, 125. 

Dwight, Nathaniel, 132. 

Edisto River, 77(2) ; Election dis- 
trict between the Savannah River 
and north fork of, 70, 134. 

Edwards, John, 130. 

Elections, 3, 6, 26, 28-29, 34-35, 35, 
36, 38, 39-40, 72, 73, 127; Contest- 
ed, 28, 51, 64, 65, 70. 

Elliott, Thomas (of Wappoo), 131. 

Elliott, Thomas O., 130. 

English, Robert, 62. 

Engrossing the Acts, 125, 126. 

Europe, 99. 

Eveleigh, Nicholas, 130. 

Executive, Extraordinary powers 
vested in, 15, 18-19, 22, 40, 42, 44- 
45, 53, 59, 60. 

Fardo, George John, 62. 

Felder, Henry, 4, 6(2), 23, 93(3), 97, 
132. 

Fenwicke, Edward, 61. 

Ferguson, Thomas, 3(2), 4(2), 5(3), 
6, 7, 15, 36, 39, 51, 55, 72, 83(2), 
112, 113, 121, 125, 126, 130. 

Fines, 94. 

Fisher, John, 62. 

FitzSimons, Christopher, 62. 



Flagg, George, 3, 5, 16(2), 23, 40, 41, 
68(2), 94, 131. 

Flags of Truce, 82, 97. 

Fletchall, Thomas, 61. 

Fogartie, Joseph, 132. 

Forgee, John, 17, 133. 

France, 11(2). 

Eraser, Dr. James, 62. 

Fraud, 69. 

Friday, David, 62. 

Frierson, John, 5, 23, 81, 131. 

FuUalove, Thomas, 62. 

Furman, Wood, 133. 

Fyfe, Dr. Charles, 62. 

Gadsden, Christopher, 39, 96, 113, 
117(2), 118(2), 119, 122(2), 
123(2), 124, 132; Resignation 
of as Lieutenant Governor, 33; 
Swearing In of as member of 
the House, 33 ; Election of as Gov- 
ernor, 34; Declination of govern- . 
orship by, 34 ; Election of as mem- 
ber of the Privy Council, 36, 38. 

Gaillard, John, 61. 

Gaillard, Theodore, 61. 

Gamble, John, 7, 133. 

Garden, Dr. Alexander, 61, 99, 112, 
128. 

Garden, Alexander, Jr., 96(2) ; Peti- 
tion of, 96, 98-99. 

Gazette, 27. 

Georgetown, 61. 

Georgetown District, 36. 

Georgia, 132. 

Gervais, John Lewis, 18, 38, 42, 44, 
59, 62, 66, 73, 85, 89(2), 91, 93, 
103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 112, 116, 
119, 122, 129. 

Gibbens, Thomas, 61. 

Gibbes, Dr., 62. 

Gibbes, William Hasell, 6, 16(2), 
18(3), 22, 36, 59(3), 75, 76, 78, 
93(2), 95(3), 108(2), 110(2), 113, 
115, 116(3), 117, 118, 121(4), 123, 
124(2), 128(2), 129. 

Gibbs, Zachariah, 61. 

Gignilliat, Gabriel, 5, 131. 

Giles, Thomas, 84(2), 131. 

Gillett, Aaron, 5, 23, 90, 131. 

Glover, Joseph, 5, 131. 



138 



Glyn, David, 6, 133. 

Goodwyn, Uriah, 133. 

Gordon, Capt, 133. 

Gordon, James, of George Town, 61. 

Gough, Richard, 25, 131. 

Governor, 29, 31, 50, 58, 59, 63, 65, 
66, 69(3), 71, 80, 87, 88, 91, 94(2), 
98, 101, 102(2), 111, 118, 126, 129; 
Speech of, 9-13 (Rutledge), 27; 
Answer of House to speech of, 19- 
21, 24-25, 27 ; Inauguration of, 37- 
38; Messages to, 72, 101-102, 108, 
117, 125, 126, 127 ; Messages from, 
25(2), 56, 75, 85, 107, 117; Elec- 
tion of, 24, 34-35. (See Execu- 
tive.) 

Granville County Regiments, 59, 84, 
91-92, 102. 

Gray, Robert, 62. 

Greene, Gen. Nathanael, 10, 17, 20, 
30, 57, 76(3), 79; Vote of thanks 
to, 30-31, 127 ; An estate for, 30-31, 
55(2), 55-56, 83(2), 112-113, 121, 
125; Army of, 57, 101; Supplies 
and Subsistence for troops of, 47, 
48, 53, 86; Letter of to Governor 
Mathews, 75-76; Letter of to the 
Speaker of the House, 127-128. 
(See Continental Army.) 

Greenwood, William, 62. 

Greenwood & Higgison, 62. 

Gregory, Benjamin, 62. 

Grimball, Thomas, 130. 

Grimk6, John F., 5(2), 7, 26(2), 43, 
42, 57, 69, 78, 81, 88(2), 117, 125, 
126, 127, 130. 

Guerard, Benjamin, 39-40. 

Guerard, Jacob, 61(2), 131. 

Guerard, Richard, 120(3). 

Guest, William, 62. 

Hamilton, Paul, 61, 112, 128. 

Hammond, LeRoy, 74, 107, 111, 122, 
123(2), 134. 

Hammond, Samuel, Letter of to Gov- 
ernor Rutledge, 107, 111. 

Hampton, Richard, 133. 

Hampton, Wade, 25, 41, 45, 46(2), 
47, 59, 81, 96, 118(2), 133; Let- 
ter of to Governor Mathews, 115. 

Hanahan, William, 62. 



Harden, William, 42, 91-92, 119. 
Harvey, Alexander, 61, 112, 128. 
Harvey, Jacob William, 36. 
Hayne, Isaac, 77-78, 87, 97, 108-109, 

no. 

Henderson, William, 8, 18, 23, 42, 
48, 57, 133. 

Hessians, 57. 

Heyward, Thomas, Sr., 33, 64(3), 
131. 

Heyward, Thomas, Jr., 70, 130. 

Hibben, Andrew, 62. ^ 

Higgison, Greenwood &, 62. 

Hill, William, 17, 69, 72, 133. 

Holland, 11. 

Holmes, James, 62. 

Holmes, Robert, 62. 

Hopton, John, 61. 

Horry, Hugh, 18, 42. 

Horry, Peter, 132. 

Horseshoe Creek, 92. 

Houston, Sir Patrick, 61. 

Howe, Joseph, 17(2), 23, 133. 

Howe, William, 17, 133. 

Huger, Daniel, 120(3). 

Huger, Isaac, 4, 5(2), 131. 

Huggins, Mark, Sr., 5, 132. 

Hughes, Henry, 5, 23, 132. 

Hunter, Henry, 6, 133. 

Hutson, Richard, 3, 4(2), 5(3), 
7(2), 14, 17, 21, 22(2), 23, 25(2), 
28(2), 30(2), 33(2), 38, 130; Elec- 
tion of as Lieutenant Governcn*, 35. 

Hutson, Thomas, 5, 131. 

Hyrne, Edmund, 22(2), 23, 67(2), 
88(2), 104, 105, 124(2), 131. 

Imports, 72, 73, 76, 111, 114, 116, 
118, 123, 125. 

Indians, 10, 59, 60(2), 65, 102. 

^^glis, Alexander, 61. 

Ingrossing, 69. 

Inland navigation, 72, 77, 80-81, 93, 
97. 

Internal improvements, 72, 77, 80-81, 
93, 97. 

Iron works, 77-78, 87, 108-109, 109. 

Ii'vine, Lieutenant Governor, 62. 

Izard, Ralph, 3, 5(2), 6, 7, 14, 38, 
96, 106(2), 131. 

Jacksonborough, 3, 8, 129, 130. 



139 



James, John (Major, of Williama- 

burg), 8, 23, 132. 
James, John (Colonel, of the High 

Hills of the Santee) , 5, 6, 133. 
Johnson, William, 131. 
Jones, Thomas, 4, 5, 65, G7(2), 78, 

86(2), 87(2), 89, 09, 100, 103, 130. 
Journals, 126, 127. 
Judges, 50. 

Juries, 15, 31, 32, 65, 66-67, 70, 113. 
Justices of the Peace, 15, 16, 18, 27- 

28, 39, 68, 85, 86, 90, 101(2). 
Kean, John, 3(2), 5, 21, 26, 27, 32, 

59, 84, 91, 94, 96, 131. 
Kershaw, Joseph, 24(2), 60(2), 72, 

81, 133. 
Kilgore, Benjamin, 133. 
King, Richard, 61. 
Kirkland, Joseph, 6(2), 23, 133. 
Kirkland, Moses, 62. 
Kirkland, William, 6, 133. 
Knott, Jerem., 62. 
Lacey, Edward, 23, 24, 133. 
Lark, Robert, 6, 134. 
Lark's plantation, 107. 
Laurens, Henry, 130. 
Laurens, John, 17(3), 21, 22, 26(2), 

27, 30, 34, 37(2), 42, 56, 57, 59, 61, 

97, 130. 
Lee, Joseph, 133. 
Lee, William, 130. 
Leech, David, 23, 133. 
Legar6, Joseph, 132. 
Legionary Corps, 41, 96. (See Cav- 
alry Corps.) 
Leitner, Michael, 6(2), 23, 133. 
Lieutenant Governor, 29, 33(2), 35, 

38, 50, 129. 
Limitation Act, 15, 34, 36, 53, 54, 56, 

59, 60. 
Linwood, 62. 

Livingston, George, 3, 4, 5, 130. 
Lloyd, John, 35, 36, 38, 91, 99, 103, 

106. 
Loocock, Aaron, 61. 
Lushington, Richard, 130. 
Lyell, Robert, 6, 133. 
Lynah, Dr. James, 62. 
Maham, Hezekiah, 81, 84(2), 132. 
Maine, Charles, 62. 



Mansell, Walter, 62. 

Marion, Gen. Francis, 9, 18, 20, 27, 

42, 91, 92. 
Mathews, John, 23, 24(3), 26(2), 28, 

34, 131; Election of as Governor, 

35; Governor, 37, 38, 56, 75, 85, 

107, 115; Wade Hampton's letter 

to, 115. 
McCauley, John, 8, 132. 
McCaw, John, 17, 133. 
McCottry, William, 5, 132. 
McCrady, Edward, The History of 

South Carolina in the Revolution, 

1780-1783 by, 130. 

McGregor, Alexander, 5, 132. 
McJunkin, Samuel, 6, 97, 133. 
McKinney, Joshua, 17, 133. 
McPherson, John, 22, 131. 
Meal, 47. 

Messages: To the Senate, 15-16(2), 
26-27, 28, 29, 45, 47, 48, 53, 60, 63, 
64, 67, 72, 81, 82, 83, 86, 88, 90, 93, 
95, 96, 98, 100, 104, 105, 108, 109, 
110, 114, 114-115, 117, 119, 320, 
122, 123, 124, 129; From the Sen- 
ate, 18, 27, 42, 44, 59, 62, 66, 73, 85, 
89(2), 91, 93, 103, 103-104, 104- 
105, 105-106, 108, 112, 116, 11^, 
121-122, 129; From the Governor, 
25, 25-26, 56, 75, 85, 107, 115; To 
the Governor, 72, 101-102, 108, 117, 
125, 126, 127. 

Messenger, 6, 126, 127. 

Middleton, Arthur, 38. 

Middleton, Hugh, 17, 134. 

Miles, Charles, 23, 133. 

Miles, Lewis, 5, 81, 132. 

Militia, 15, 20, 30, 33, 40, 42-44, 49, 

76, 82-83, 85, 86, 91, 121, 125. 
Milner, Solomon, 7-8, 47(2), 48(2), 

130. 
Mitchell, Thomas, 22, 23, 29(2), 63, 

64, 72, 73, 68, 87(2), 132. 
Moffett, John, 23, 133. 
Montagu, Lord Charles Greville, 62. 

Montgomery, , 133. 

Moore, Alexander, 36. 

Moore, James (St. Peter's Parish), 
5, 131. 



140 



Moore, James (Ninety Six election 
district), 17(2), 59, GO, 78, 134. 

Moore, John, 5, 131. 

Moultrie, Alexander, 130. 

Moultrie, William, Jr., 131. 

Mucklemurray, Patrick, 62. 

Murray, John, 17, 134. 

Murrell, Robert, 62. 

Musgrove, John, G2. 

Myddelton, William, 6, 23, 132. 

Negroes, 46(2), 48, 40(2), 50(2), 52, 
56, 57(2), 58(2), 65, 75(2), 79, 80, 
87, 08, 101, 108, 100, 112, 115. 

Neufville, John, Jr., 130. 

New Acquisition (election district), 
17, 23, 133. 

New York, N. Y., 57. 

Nielie, Christopher, 61. 

Ninety Six (election district), 17, 
74(2), 134. 

Ninety Six District, 36. 

North Carolina, Boundary line be- 
tween South Carolina and, 77. 

O'Neil, Henry, 62. 

Ogelvie, Charles, 61. 

Ogilvie, George, 62. 

Oppression, 60. 

Orange Parish, 132. 

Orangeburgh, 62, 102. 

Orangeburgh District, 36, 55. 

Ord, Captain, 62. 

Ordinances, 118, 126. 

Ordinaries, 15, 16, 18, 27, 30. 

Owen, John, 3, 5, 21, 65, 67(2), 71, 
72, 01, 04, 00, 100, 103, 120(2), 
130. 

Palmer, John, Jr., 5, 6, 23, 132. 

Paper bills of credit, 8(2), 0, 13, 14, 
16, 17, 18(2), 21, 50, 60, 72, 73, 75. 

Pardons, 76, 78, 82, 85, 86, 80, 02, 95, 
103, 114-115, 117, 121, 125. 

Parker, William, 72. 

Parkinson, John, 6, 21, 134. 

Patton, John, 17, 133. 

Pearson, John, 45, 46(2), 133. 

Pegues, Capt., 132. 

Pegues, William, 7, 132. 

Pendarvis, Richard, 61. 

Peters, Christopher, 130. 



Petitions, 28, 60, 65(2), 70-71, 78, 
84-85, 88, 06-07. 

Petrle, Edmund, 61. 

Phepoe, Thomas, 61. 

Philadelphia, 67(3), 68, 126; Reso- 
lutions respecting citizens sent to, 
110-120, 124-125, 126. 

Philp, Robert, 61. 

Pickens, Gen. Andrew, 12, 20, 79, 80, 
02, 08, 134. 

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 
131(2). 

Pinckney, Hopson, 132. 

Pinckney, Thomas, 130. 

Pioneers, 42, 57, 58, 75, 101. 

Pledger, Philip, 7, 132. 

Postell, Andrew, 5, 131. 

Postell, James, 20, 30, 76, 130, 132. 

Postell, James, Jr., 3, 5, 131. 

Potts, Thomas, 8, 132. 

Poyas, John Ernest, 130. 

Price, Hopkin, 62. 

Prince Frederick's Parish, 20, 132. 

Prince George's Parish, Winyah, 22, 
33, 132. 

Prince William's Parish, 22, 74, 131. 

Prison ships, 10. 

Pritchard, John, 6, 127. 

Privileges and Elections, 7, 28, 51, 
64, 65, 70. 

Privy Council, 20, 31, 35, 35-36, 38, 
30-40, 44, 47, 50, 53, 58, 50, 60(2), 
87, 88, 01, 04(2), 08, 101, 102(2) ; 
Clerk of, 0, 110(2), 124, 120. 

Prizes, 73, 111, 116, 118, 123, 125. 

Provisions provided by the State, 
60(3), 63-64, 65, 60, 102. (See 
Public Benefactions.) 

Public Benefactions, 50, 60(3), 63- 
64, 65, 60, 87-88, 04, 101, 102, 118- 
110. (See also Provisions pro- 
vided by the State.) 

Public Debt, 00-100. 

Public Treasurers, 72, 73, 112(2), 
127. 

Qualifications of Electors and Elect- 
ed, 15, 32, 40-41, 53, 54, 55, 56, 
50, 60. 

Quash, Robert, 132. 



141 



Ramsay, David, 3, 4(2), 5(2), 6, 7, 
14(3), 16, 17, 19, 30, 34, 38, 41, 45, 
47(2), 48(2), 65, 78, 90(4), 96(2), 
98, 104, 105, 106(3), 112, 114(3), 
115(2), 116, 117(2), 118(2), 130. 

Raper, Robert, 62. 

Rapley, Richard Andrews, 6(2), 41, 
53, 54(2), 55(2), 56(2), 119(2), 
120(2), 132. 

Ratification of Acts, 61. 

Read, Jacob, 56(2), 93, 99, 107(2), 
118(2), 123(2), 123, 130. 

Recruits, 52, 65, 76, 78, 85, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 96, 97, 111, 121, 125. 

Reeves, William, 6, 133. 

Reid, William, 4, 6, 59, 132. 

Rennerson, George, 4, 6, 132. 

Resolutions, 60, 64, 66, 66-67, 67-68, 
68-69, 87, 88-89, 94, 112, 118-119. 

Richardson, Richard, 5, 54(2), 
55(2), 56(2), 133. 

Richmond, Jacob, 14(2. Should 
have been Jacob), 133. 

Roberts's Barony, 62. 

Robinson, William, 36, 55. 

Robison, George, 70(3), 72, 134. 

Robison, William, 4, 6, 134. 

Roof, George, 6, 133. 

Rose, Alexander, 61. 

Rose, John, 61. 

Ross, Dr., 133. 

Ross, William, 36. 

Rugeley, Henry, 62. 

Rules, 7, 8. 

Rutledge, Edward, 3(2), 4, 6(2), 
7(2), 8, 14, 15, 17, 21, 26(3), 27, 
34, 35, 36, 37(2), 38(2), 39(2), 55, 
63, 67(2), 76, 77, 78, 87, 90(2), 
106(3), 107, 110(3), 113, 116(2), 
117, 118, 121(2), 130. 

Rutledge, Hugh, 3(2), 5, 64, 130; 
Speaker, 6, 16, 26, 28, 29, 45, 47, 
48, 53, 60, 63, 68, 72(2), 81, 82, 83, 
86, 88, 90, 93, 95, 96, 98, 100, 102, 
104, 105, 108, 109, 110, 114, 115, 
117(2), 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 
125, 126, 127, 128, 129. 

Rutledge, John, Governor, 64, 107, 
115; Speech of, 9-13; Messages of, 
25(2) ; Delegate to Congress, 38; 



Member of the House, 56(2), 
57(2), 68, 72, 77, 95(2), 107, 130. 

Sabb, William, 62. 

Salisbury, N. C, 92. 

Saluda River, Lower election dis- 
trict between Broad River and, 25, 
133; Little River election district 
between Broad River and, 133; 
Upper, or Spartan, election dis- 
trict between Broad River and, 
133. 

Santee River, 77, 92. 

Sappers and Miners, 42, 57, 58. 

Savage, Jeremiah, 62. 

Savage, Thomas, 130. 

Savannah River, Election district be- 
tween the north fork of the Edisto 
River and, 70, 134. 

Saxby, George, 62. 

Saxe-Gotha (election district), 14, 
25, 133. 

Scott, Jonathan, 62. 

Scott, William, Jr., 5, 8, 9, 40, 41, 
44(2), 45(2), 63, 64, 71, 72, 81, 
82(3), 83(2), 85, 86(2), 87(4), 
88(3), 94, 107(2), 110, 111, 121, 
130. 

Seal, 116, 121, 123. 

Senate, 29, 130; President of, 18, 38, 
42, 44, 59, 62, 66, 73, 85, 80(2), 91, 
93, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 112, 

116, 119, 122; Messages to, 15- 
16(2), 26-27, 28, 29, 45, 47, 48, 53, 
60, 63, 64, 67, 72, 81, 82, 83, 86, 
88, 90, 93, 95, 96, 98, 100, 104, 
105, 106, 109, 110, 114, 114-115, 

117, 119, 120» 122, 123, 124, 129; 
Messages from, 18, 27, 42, 44, 59, 
62, 66, 73, 85, 89(2), 91, 93, 103, 
103-104, 104-105, 105-106, 108, 112, 
116, 119, 121-122, 129. 

Sequestration, 21, 23, 27, 32, 57, 

61-62. 
Servants to Oflicers, 42, 57, 58, 75, 

101. 
Sheriffs, 36, 55, 101, 102 ; Fees of, 36. 
Shoemakers, 57. 
Shubrick, Thomas, 3(2), 4, 5, 22(2), 

23, 132. 
Simkins, Arthur, 17, 134. 



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Simond, Peter, G2. 

Simons, Anthony, 132. 

Simons, Benjamin, 132. 

Singleton, Ricliard, 3, 5, 131. 

Sinkler, James, 132. 

Sinkler, Peter, 132. 

Skirving, William, 3, 4, 5(2), 6, 

60(2), 131. 
Slann, Josepli, 3, 4, 5, 130. 
Slaves, 10, 58, 77. (See Negroes.) 
Smith, James, 5, 131. 
Smith, Josiah, Jr., 130. 
Smith, Samuel, 35, 36, 38, 91, 103, 

106, 119. 
Smyth, James, 61. 
Smyth, John, 61. 
Snow, George, 61. 
Spain, 11. 
Spartan, Upper or, election district 

between Broad and Saluda rivers, 

133. 
Speaker, 6. 

Specie, 13, 68, 122(2). 
Spence, Dr. Peter, 62. 
Spies, 43. 

St. Andrew's Parish, 56, 130. 
St. Augustine, Fla., 10. 
St. Bartholomew's Parish, 16, 22, 

131. 
St. David's Parish, 78. 
St. George's Parish, Dorchester, 23, 

56, 131. 
St. Helena's Parish, 33, 61, 64, 131. 
St. James's Parish, Goose Creek, 

131. 
St. James's Parish, Santee, 132. 
St. John's Parish, Berkeley, 25, 84, 

131. 
St. John's Parish, Colleton, 134. 
St. Matthew's Parish, 28, 132. 
St. Paul's Parish, 130(2). 
St. Peter's Parish, 131. 
St. Philip's Parish and St. Michael's 

Parish combined (Charles Town), 

Election district of, 6, 17, 29, 56, 

130, 132. 
St. Stephen's Parish, 17, 84, 132. 
St. Thomas and St. Denis's Parish, 

61, 132. 



Stafford, William, 5, 23, 131. 

State Troops, 66, 78-80, 97-98, 104- 
105, 105, 107(2), 108, 111; Boun- 
ties for, 66, 80, 98, 107, 111. 

Stevens, Daniel, 5, 8, 9, 15, 36, 130. 
Steward, Charles Augustus, 120(2).' 
Stewart, Daniel, 131. 
Stuart, John, 62. 
Substitutes, 54. 

Suits, 15, 68, 70-71, 74-75, 113, 121, 

125. 
Sumter, Gen. Thomas, 9, 20, 35, 36, 

38(2), 40(2), 79, 80, 81, 92, 98, 

119. 
Superintendant of Finance of the 

U. S., 69, 72. 
Tailors, 57. 

Tariff (See Duty), 72, 73, 76, 111, 

114, 116, 118, 123, 125. 
Taxes, 68, 69. 
Taylor, Peter, 62. 
Thanks, Vote of, 30-31, 126. 
Thomas, John, Jr., 6, 36, 69, 78, 133 
Thomas, Tristram, 7, 23, 132. 
Thompson, James, 8, 131. 
Thorp's Barony, 62. 
Toomer, Anthony, 130. 
Treasury, Commissioners of the, 72, 

73, 112(2), 127. 

Trench & Baily, 62. 

Treutlin, John Adam, 132. 

Troops raised, 42. 

Trustees of Captures, 80. 

Tucker, Thomas Tudor, 131. 

United States, 11, 111; Superinten- 
dant of Finance of, 33, 68, 71; 
Supplies furnished to, 69, 100; 
Accounts against, 97, 100. 

Valentine, William, 62. 

Valk, Jacob, 61. 

Vander Horst, James, 5, 130. 
Vander Horst, John, 4, 5, 81, 82(3), 

83(2), 85, 130. 
Vernon, James, 61. 
Virginia, 9. 

Wagoners, 42, 57(2), 58, 75, 101. 
Walker, Benjamin, 17, 132. 
Waller, Mr., 127. 



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Ward, John, 3, 16(2), 55, 81, 83(2), 

112, 113, 121, 125, 126, 131. 
Ward, John (Tailor), 62. 
Warham, Charles, 5, 94, 130. 
Waring, Thomas, Sr., 5, 18(2), 23, 

59(2), 93, 94, 95, 108(2), 127, 131. 
Washington, Gen. George, 33, 57, 68, 

71. 
Wateree River, Election district 

eastward of, 24, 133. 
Waters, Philemon, 25, 69, 96, 133. 
Watson, Samuel, 27, 42. 
Welch, William, 133. 
Weston, Plowden, 61. 
Weyman, Edward, 61(3), 132. 
Wheelwrights, 57. 
Wigfall, John, 61. 



Wilkinson, Morton, 3(2), 5(2), 22, 
23, 35, 36, 38, 55, 83(2), 112, 113, 
121, 125, 126, 130. 

Willard, John, 62. 

Williapas, Hezekiah, 61. 

Williams, Lud., 61. 

Williams, Robert, 61. 

Williamson, Andrew, 61. 

Williman, Christopher, 62. 

Wilson, John, 36. 

Winn, Richard, 133. 

Wood, Frame, 133. 

Wragg, John, 61, 89. 

Wright, Alexander, 61. 

Wright, Sir James, 62. 

Writing paper, 107. 

Wylds, John, 6, 23, 133.