Monday, Dec. 2, 1861.
The Convention resumed the consideration of the proposed amended Constitution.
The 21st section of Article Vl, providing that Judges and all other officers, except members of the Board of Public Works, shall continue in office until their successors have qualified, and members of the Board of Public Works until otherwise ordered by the General Assembly, was adopted.
The 22d section, relating to Judges in commission, was stricken out, and the 23d section, defining the style of writs, adopted.
The Convention then referred back to the 16th section, and some further verbal amendments were made thereto.
An amendment offered by Mr. Sutherlin
, to section 24, Article IV, relating to taxes upon licenses, and an amendment there to offered by Mr. Ambler
, were rejected.
offered the following as an independent section to come in between the 13th and 14th section article 5:
‘"That the General Assembly shall organize a Board of Public Works to continue so long as deemed necessary and expedient."’ Adopted.
The following important amendment was offered by Mr. Chambliss
to the 1st section of article 6: Strike out the words ‘"the judicial power shall be vested in a Supreme Court of Appeals,"’ and insert ‘"the judicial power shall be vested in two Supreme Courts of Appeals, to consist of three Judges each: one to be a court of law, the other a court of equity, the jurisdiction of which, except as conferred by the Constitution
, to be regulated by law."’ Adopted.
The Convention then adjourned.
Tuesday,Dec. 3, 1861.
The Convention was opened with prayer by Mr. Hall
, of Lancaster
, a member of the Convention
On motion of Mr.
R. Y. Conrad
, the Convention
went into secret session for the purpose of acting upon the nomination of Cel. G. A. Poterfield
On motion of Mr. Stuart
, it was
That the report of the committee on the constitutional amendments, together with the amendments thereto which have been adopted by the Convention
, be recommitted to the said committee, with instructions to revise and put the same in proper form, in conformity with the judgment of the Convention
, and also to prepare and report a suitable schedule.
The Convention then took a recess until 7 o'clock P. M.