South Carolina Legislature--the governor's message.
Charleston, Nov. 25.
--The Legislature of this State met at Columbia
's message was read at noon to-day.
He urges a cordial support of the Confederate
authorities in measures for the common defence, and forbears, in view of the crisis, to object to the conscript law, though deeming all such acts against the spirit of the Constitution
He alludes to Lincoln
's emancipation proclamation, and recommends the formation of a State guard of citizens under 18 and over 45 years of age for policies duty.
He makes an appeal for the relief of soldiers' families; also, for the immediate clothing of soldiers in the field; says the State
has furnished 42,000 Confederate troops, besides eight regiments of State reserves for coast service.
He advocates an amendment to the State Constitution
, limiting the privilege of suffrage to those who were citizens when the Confederate Constitution
was adopted, and those born in the Confederacy
He urges a prompt organization of negro labor, so that the fortifications around Charleston
may be made permanent.
The Governor pays a glowing tribute to Southern women, and especially to the women of Virginia
, to whom South Carolina
owes an everlasting debt of gratitude.
The remainder of the message is occupied with the consideration of finances and polity of the State