Arthur, B. F. Official copy of minutes of Constitutional Comm. resolve (permanent army)
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Written as clerk of the South Carolina Secession Convention.
That the Governor be authorized and requested forthwith to cause to be enlisted into the service of the State, for the term of twelve months, at such rate of compensation and involvement as is now allowed by the Federal Government to its infantry soldiers, two Regiments of Six hundred and forty privates each, to be divided into eight companies each; and also that he do appoint suitable persons to command the said Regiments, and Companies and supply all vacancies from time to time, subject to the approval of the Senate.
Resolved further that, as soon as a sufficient number of companies shall be enlisted, officered and properly drilled, they be employed to relieve the volunteers now in possession of the Forts in this State:
On return of Mr. Chever, it was Resolved that these resolutions be referred to the Governor and the Executive Council; and made the Special Order of the day for tomorrow at 11 O'clock AM.
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