Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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285a9 : RESOLUTION SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE
OF REPRESENTATIVES ON ESTABLISHIIIENT
OF A BRANCH MINT IN CHARLESTON25

December 10, 1845
Mr. W. Gilmore Simms, submitted the following resolution, which was ordered for consideration to-morrow:
Resolved, That our Representatives in Congress be requested to use all proper endeavors, in their Representative capacity, to procure the establishment of a Branch Mint in the City of Charleston.
Printed in Journal of the House of Representatives of South Carolina, 1845 (Columbia, S.C.: A. G. Summer, State Printer, 1845), 102, and Reports and Resolutions of the General Assembly of South-Carolina, Passed at its Regular Session of 1845 (Columbia, S.C.: A. G. Summer, 1845), 200; autograph draft, S165018, Resolutions of the General Assembly, item 00002, South Carolina Department of Archives and History. The clerk's notations record that the House approved the resolution on December 15, 1845, and referred it to the Senate. The Senate approved the resolution the same day and returned it to the House for another reading.
285alO : RESOLUTION SUBMITTED TO THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO LIMIT THE
DURATION OF MEMBERS' REMARKS

December 11, 1845
Mr. W. Gilmore Simms submitted the following Resolution, which was ordered for consideration tomorrow:
Resolved, That during the remainder of the present Session, no member be suffered to speak more than ten minutes, in the first instance, nor more than five in the second.
Printed in Journal of the House of Representatives of South Carolina, 1845 (Columbia, S.C.: A. G. Summer, State Printer, 1845), 109.
25. The plan to open a branch mint at Charleston was proposed as part of the Independent Treasury Act of 184b, which sought to decentralize the financial resources of the United States by distributing them in regional "subtreasuries."