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th. In proud, grave silence, the Convention itself waited the end with beating hearts. The President then requested the Delegates (by previous decision) to step forward as they were called in the alphabetical order of the Districts which they represented, and sign the Ordinance. Two hours were occupied in this solemn ceremony — the crowd waiting patiently the end. As the Delegation from St. Philip's and St. Michael's came forward, again the hall was filled with applause. And as the Hon. R. B. Rhett advanced to the parchment, the shouts became deafening, long-continued, until he had seated himself, signed and retired.--The same special compliment was paid to our Ex-Governor Gist, who recommended in his message to the extra session the immediate secession of South Carolina from the Union. At the close of the signatures, the President, advancing to the front of the platform, announced that the Seal of the State had been set, the signatures of the Convention put to the Ordinanc
South Carolina Convention. Charleston, Dec. 23 --The Convention met at noon, received several reports, and after some unimportant business went into secret session. It is understood that the revenue laws of the United States will be generally adopted by South Carolina, and that the post at laws will remain unchanged for the present Mr. Rhett's address to the Southern States has not yet been acted on. The Commissioners to Washington will appear with full powers as joint commissioners. The committee to whom was referred the communication from a portion of the member of the Georgia Legislature, reported that the communication provided that no secession shall take place until South Carolina. Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, have assembled in Convention, when final State action shall take place. The committee state that the secession of South Carolina has rendered the communication useless. Mr. Magrath, from the Committee on the President's Message, reported th