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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 that they desired a secret session on the subject.

The solicitor for preparing credentials for the joint committee to Washington, was sworn to secresy, and ordered to prepare the accredited papers. These were completed to-day and delivered to the Commission. The Commissioners are provided a Secretary, and will receive their traveling expenses and ten dollars per day.

The Convention spent two hours in secret session.

Adjourned till Monday.

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