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So the Resolution and address was agreed to, and ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

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

Report of Committee on Finance, on Bill to authorize certain County Commissioners to subscribe to the Capital Stock of the South Carolina Central Railroad Company, to issue bonds, and to provide for the interest and principal thereon.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Report and Bill was postponed until the next regular Session.

On motion of Mr. NASH, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Joint Resolution (by Mr. McIntyre) aothorizing the State Treasurer to pay L. A. Bigger the sum of $12,000, and for other purposes.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the further consideration of the Resolution was indefinitely postponed.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Report of Committee on Military on Bill to amend Section 15 of an Act entitled “An Act to organize and govern the Militia of South Carolina.”

The Report was read and agreed to, and the Bill accordingly ordered to lie on the table.

Report of Committee on Military on Concurrent Resolution requesting His Excellency the Governor to return the arms to Milttia Companies.

The Report was read, agreed to, the Resolution ordered to lie on the table, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order of,

Bill (House) to incorporate the Winyah Guards, of Georgetown.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

There being no amendments,
Ordered, that it be engrossed for a third reading.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Report of Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to incorporate the South Carolina Rifle Club, of Charleston.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the further consideration of the Report and Bill was postponed to the next session of the General Assembly.

Report of the Committee on Claims and Grievances on Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to pay fifty-eight dollars out of the Treasury to Henry Newton.

On motion of Mr. NASH, the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

Report of the Committee on the Judiciary on a Bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act to regulate the fees of Probate Judges, Clerks of Courts, Trial Justices, Magistrates, and other officers therein mentioned.”

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the whole, and by Sections.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, Section 1 was amended by striking out before thė word “dollars,” the word "eight,” and inserting, in lieu therof, the word “five.”

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, Section 2 was amended by striking out the word “seventy-five," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words “ one dollar and fifty cents." There being no further amendments, Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

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

Bill to provide for the relinquishment to the United States, in cer. tain cases, of title to lands for sites of light stations on the coast and waters of the State.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was amended in the thirteenth line by striking out the word “four,” and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word “three."

There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to organize the Supreme Court;"

Bill to permit Burns P. Myers to adopt and make his lawful heirs H. Margaret Grimes and W. Burns Grimes, and to change the name of the said H. Margaret Grimes to H. Margaret Myers, and the name of W. Burns Grimes to W. Burns Myers ;

Bill to empower and authorize and require the County Commissioners oi Orangeburg County to build a bridge across the North Edisto River, and establishing a road therefrm to the town of Branchville ;

Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of State of the State of South Carolina, to contract with the Southern Domestic Gas Light Company for the illumination of the State House and public offices thereof;

Joint Resointiin authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue stock of the State of South Carolina ;

Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to organize the Supreme Court;" Bill to confer the rights of legitimacy on certain children ;

Joint Res lution authorizing the State Treasurer t. re-issue a certain certificate of State stock to Rinah Cohen ;

Ordered for a third reading to-morrow.

Mr. GREENE, from the Joint Committee, submitted the following Report:

IN THE SENATE, COLUMBIA, S. C., March 6, 1871. The Joint Committee on Finance and Ways and Means, instructed to visit the Comptroller General's office, to examine into his arrangements for the safe custody of the public property in his keeping, beg leave to report that they have carefully examined his office including vault and fire proof safe; also manner of keeping records of Bonds placed in his keeping, by Fire and Life Insurance Companies, according to law, and find that the vaults aad safes are absolutely fire and burglar proof, and the records of Bonds deposited, and coupons paid from same, are kept in good order, and are easy of reference,

JOSEPH A. GREENE, Chairman Finance Committee.

W. J. WHIPPER,

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

A Bill to incorporate the Union Saving Society's Bank;

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

Mr. CORBIN, in accordance with previous notice, presented the following protest; which was ordered to be entered on the Journal :

We, the undersigned, members, of the Senate, protest against the passage of the Bill, entitled “A Bill to incorporate the Clafiin University, and the State Agricultural College, of South Carolina,” on the following grounds:

1. Because said Bill does not provide for the organization of an Agricultural College " where the leading object is to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts," as required in the fourth Section of the Act of Congress, of July 2d, 1862.

2. Because, while said Bill gives the “ Trustees of the Claflin University and State Agricultural College power to establish and maintain such a College as is authorized and provided for by the Act of Congress of the United States," &c., it does not compel or require them to do it, or provide in what manner they shall do it, or the ends and purposes to be accomplished by such a College. It also expressly restricts the power of the Trustees to establish such a College by certain“ provisions and limitations,” therein expressed.

3. Because the leading ubject of the Claflin University, as expressed in its original charter, and the Claflin University and Agricultural College, as expressed in this Bill, is to establish a theologicul school; it is expressed in the eighth Section of this Bill as follows ; “ It shall be the duty of the Trustees of the Claflin University and State Agricultural College, direc tors and teachers, to impress on the minds of students the principles of morality end justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their Country, humanity, universal benevolence, sobriety, industry, frugality, chastity, temperance, and all other virtues, which are the omaments of human society and the basis of personal and national prosperity.”

4. Because this fund, donated by Congress to the State, (now am unting to about $200,000 in State bonds,) is required, by Act of Congress, to be devoted to the purposes of an “Agricultural College;" and it is declared, by the said Act of Congress, that the donation is made on the express condition that the “State shall provide, within five years, at least, n't less than one such college."

5. Because this fund, intended to benefit the agricultural interests of the State, is all given to this University, and is a flagrant misappropriation, if not an embezzlement, of the fund.

D. T. CORBIN,
JOHN WILSON,
W. E. HOLCOMBE,
G. W. DUVALL,

D. BIEMAN.
On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, it was

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns, it shall stand adjourned to meet to-morrow, at 10 A. M.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, at 10 P. M., the Senate adjourned. TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1871.

Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 10 A. M., and was called to order by the President, Hon. A. J. RANSIER.

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

Prayer by the Chaplain.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution to instruct the Joint Committee to investigate the affairs of the Land Commission, and report to-morrow.

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

Concurrent Resolution authorizing five hundred copies of the Land Commissioner's Report to be printed for the use of the members of the General Assembly.

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

The House returned, with amendments,

Senate Bill to provide for the construction and repairs of the public bighways.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That the title thereof be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

Message No. 63, from His Excellency the Governor, was presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The Message was read, as follows:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

COLUMBIA, March 7, 1871. Hon. President of the Senate:

I have the honor to inform you that I have this day approved and signed the following Acts, to wit:

An Act to alter and renew the charter of the Town of Darlington;

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