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st famous exploit was the furnishing the State House at the enormous expense of $90,000, of which sum he took at least half as his commissions.
There was also one Jones, a mulatto from the North, who had been the clerk of the House of Representatives, and who, with the clerk of the Senate formed a partnership under the firm of the and organize, whilst the Democrats would be parleying about the admission of their associates, and in fact before the Democrats had retired the roll was called by Jones, the clerk of the former House.
It was then proposed to organize, and a doubt was expressed by a member whether a constitutional quorum was present.
Whereupon Mamber, and there were just that number in the hall, they were, therefore, a competent quorum—and his word was law to that hopeful assembly.
He was elected Speaker, Jones clerk, and thus the crime was consummated.
In the Senate a full body appeared.
Three new members appeared, two from Edgefield and Laurens, who, not being commi