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Arthur, B. F. (fl. 1860) Official copy of minutes of Constitutional Comm. resolution (volunteer army)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02272.01 Author/Creator: Arthur, B. F. (fl. 1860) Place Written: Charleston Type: Manuscript document signed Date: [1860/12/30] Pagination: 2 p. + docket 27 x 17 cm

Signed as clerk of the Secession Convention of South Carolina. Concerning Gen. Gadbury's resolution for establishment of volunteer companies.

Genl. Gadbury's Resolution, with Mr. Kershaws Amendment, which was refereed to the Governor Council.
Resolved that the Governor be and he is hereby authorized to receive into the Service of the state for a period not exceeding six months, such volunteer companies as may tender their services, if in his judgment the exigencies of the times require the immediate reception of additional troops.
2 that the Governor be authorized to organize any companies he received, with battalions, regiments, brigades and divisions, and to appoint the field officers for the same by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; Provided that the companies to be received are approved shall consist of not less than sixty rank and file, four officers and five sergeants.
3 That Major Generals, Brig. Generals and Colonels of Regiments shall have the same power to appoint their respective Staff as in now provided by law.

Mr Kershaws amendment
Resolved that the Governor be authorized to call into service at his discretion existing volunteer companies attached to the militia of the State, & receive in service only until superseded by the organization of the force [2] provided for by the recent Act of the General Assembly, such volunteers to be organized into Regiments and to be commanded by officers of their own selection made in the manner now provided by the Militia laws of the State but without restriction as to the eligibility of said officers.

A true copy
BF Arthur
Clk Convention

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