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We encountered many difficulties in prosecuting our object, which hindered our progress somewhat. From information in our possession, we have reason to believe that there is much property in the County of Charleston, both in the city and outside of it, which the State can justly claim. Steps have been taken to establish this claim.

We are also led to believe that there is property belonging to the State in the following Counties, namely: Greenville, Fairfield, Sumter and Beaufort.

The following statement will show our financial transactions from our organization to the end of the fiscal year, October 31, 1870 :

RECEIPTS.

Amount realized from sale of 21,698 shares of Greenville and

Columbia Railroad Stock, at $2.75 per share........... $59,669 50 Amount realized from sale of 240 shares of South Carolina

and South Western Railroad Bank Stock, at $45 per
share.......

10,800 00 Amount received from Governor R. K. Scott, as net proceeds of sale of building material in State House yard........

3,614 70 Amount realized from sale of 4,000 shares of Cheraw and Coalfield (now Cheraw and Salisbury) Railroad Com

per
share.......

15,000 00 Amount realized from sale of real estate, namely: four acres

on Arsenal Hill, near the Executive Mansion, and one
acre on Main Street, rear of State House.......

6,965 00

pany, at $3.75

Total ........

$95,449 20

EXPENDITURES.

Amount expended for purchase of $100,000 00 of South Carolina Bonds ......

$81,937 50 Amount expended for commissions on sale of real estate ........ 348 25 Advertisements ......

192 30 Stamps and Stationery.....

32 95 Surveying..........

57 50 Expended for searches of property.........

224 00

Total........

$82,792 50

RECAPITULATION,

Total amount expended.....
Total amount realized....

$82,792 50 95,449 20

Balance on hand....... (Signed)

$12,656 70 J. H. RAINEY,

Secretary

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Message and accompanying document were referred to the Special Committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the Sinking Fund Commission.

The PRESIDENT announced that Message No. 30 related to Executive Business.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, at 2:25 P. M., the Senate went into Executive Session.

After the disposal of Executive Business, the Senate returned to open session.

On motion of Mr. MAXWELL, at 3:10 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1871.

Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by the Hon C. W. MONTGOMERY, President, pro tem.

The roll was called, and, a quorum answering to their names, the PRESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Bulkley.
The Clerk read the Journal of Saturday.

Mr. ROSE asked and obtained leave of absence for four days, on ac. count of important business.

Mr. NASH asked and obtained leave of absence for the Senator from Lancaster for eight days.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate,

Report of the Medical Committee of the House of Representatives of accounts of G. W. Garmany, M. D., for port mortem examinations.

The Report was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution instructing the Clerk- of both Houses to draw pay certificates to January 31st, 1871.

The Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Preambe and Concurrent Resolution, that the Legislature call on the General Government for protection against domestic violence.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the Preamble and Resolution be received as information.

The motion of the Senator from Darlington was subsequently withdrawn.

Mr. HAYNE moved that the Senate refuse to concur in the Preamble and Resolution.

Mr. JOHNSTON moved that the consideration of the motion of the Senator from Marion be indefinitely postponed.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Johnston, Hayne, Whittemore, Swails, Nash,

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the further consideration of the Resolution was postponed to Wednesday, February 8, 1871

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution instructing the State Treasurer to report by what authority he disbursed money appropriated for the support of free schools, and for other purposes.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Education.

The House also sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., January 30, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the S-nate:

The House of Representatives, pursuant to Resolution adopted, respectfully invites the attendance of your honorable body, at 3 P. M. this day, in the Hall of the House of Representatives, to hear the funeral oration

on Mr. Wade Perrin, late a member of the House of Representatives from Laurens County.

Very respectfully, &c.,

F. J. MOSES, Jr.,

Speaker House of Representatives. The invitation was accepted, and a message sent to the House accordingly.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Message No. 31, from His Excellency the Governor, was presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The PRESIDENT announced that the Message related to Executive business.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third reading,

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Lancaster County to levy a special tax.

The Joint Resolution received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred a Bill to incorporate the Mars Bluff Sons of Benevolence Association, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill be laid on the table, as the Act approved February 28, 1870, entitled "An Act to provide for the formation of Religious, Charitable and Educational Associations," makes ample provisions for the incorporation of all such institutions

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Rule was suspended, and the Report considered immediately.

The question was taken on agreeing to the Report, and decided in the affirmative.

So the Bill was accordingly ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. NASH, from the Commitiee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses, to whom was referred the accounts of the Charleston Daily Courier, Daily News, Republican, Daily Union and Phænix, for advertising writs of election, together with sundry other contingent accounts against the Senate, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the accounts be paid.

On motion of Mr. NASH, the Rule was suspended, and the Report considered immediately.

The question was taken on agreeing to the Report, and decided in the affirmative.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. DUVALL, pursuant to notice, introduced
A Bill to charter the town of Cherterfield.

The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Mr. WIMBUSH gave notice that he will no to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce

A Bili to charter a ferry over the Catawba River, and for other pur. poses therein mentioned.

Mr. JOHNSTON gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce

A Bill to incorporate the Workingmen's Mutual Benefit and Life As"Irance Association, of South Carolina. Mr. SWAILS gave

notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subseday, ask leave to amend Rule 15 of the Senate.

Mr. WHITTEMORE gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce

Joint Resolution directing the State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes for the fiscal year of 1871;

Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to define the Criminal Jurisdiction of Trial Justices;

Bill requiring the Board of Commissioners created by an ordinance passed by the Constitutional Convention to select proper sites for Court Houses, to purchase land in the name of the State, and sell the same, the proceeds of which were to be devoted to public purposes in the Counties of Pickens and Oconee, to report to the General Assembly, on or before December next.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of General Orders on the Calendar.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of their order, of

Bill to incorporate the Beaufort Railway Company,
Read by its title and referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act to provide for the appointment of Trial Justices."

Read by its title and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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