Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription APPENDIX.
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1. The creation, by the legislature, of an agricultural professor-ship in the South Carolina College, and that the same be recommended to the legislature.
2. The appropriation, by the legislature, of a sum of money to defray the expenses of a geological and agricultural survey of the state, and that the same be recommended to the legislature.
Colonel Hammond moved to lay the first proposition on the table, which was agreed to. He then moved to lay the second proposition on the table, which was rejected. The ayes not being satisfied, the votes were taken by the tellers, when it was found that there were thirty-four ayes and fifty-seven noes. So the second proposition was before the meeting.
H. H. Thompson, Esq. moved,
" That upon that proposition there should be a division of the question, and that the vote should be taken on the propriety of re-commending a geological survey, apart from an agricultural survey."
This motion was under discussion, when it was moved by Dr. Arnold that the convention do now adjourn, to meet on to-morrow evening at half past five o'clock.
The convention then adjourned.
ROBERT W. GIBES,
Secretary.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27th, 1839.
The convention was organized at the hour appointed. The minutes of the previous meeting were read.
The president stated that the convention was prepared for business, and that the subject for their consideration was the "propriety of recommending to the legislature a geological survey, apart from an agricultural survey of the state."
General McDuffie addressed the convention in favor of the resolution, which was carried by a large majority.
The question was then put on the second part of the proposition, as divided, viz : "On the propriety of recommending to the legislature an agricultural survey of the state," and carried by a vote of thirty-eight ayes, thirty-two noes.
The question then recurred on the second original proposition, as reported by committee as follows :