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A message was sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, inviting him to attend in the Senate to assist in the ratification of the above Acts and Joint Resolutions.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives attended in the Senate, when the following Acts and Joint Resolutions were duly ratified:

An Act to grant, renew and amend the charters of certain towns and villages therein mentioned ;

An Act to incorporate the Lebanon Presbyterian Church, of Fairfield;
An Act to extend the limits of the town of Camden ;

An Act to incorporate the Capital Building and Loan Association, of Columbia ;

An Act declaring a tract of land consisting of one hundred acres, in the County of Fairfield, as escheated to the State, and to vest the title of the same in the Trustees of Ridgeway Academy;

An Act to establish a new judicial and election County from portions of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County ;

An Act to confer the rights of legitimacy on certain children;

An Act to establish the Charleston Charitable Association, of the State of South Carolina, for the benefit of the free school fund;

An Act to incorporate the Winyah Guards, of Georgetown, Souih Carolina ;

An Act to empower, authorize and require the County Commissioners of Orangeburg County to build a bridge across the North Fork of Edisto River, and establishing a road therefrom to the town of Branchville;

An Act to charter the Yemasee and Millen Railroad Company, in the State of South Carolina;

An Act to regulate the manner of drawing juries ;

An Act to permit Burns D. Myers to avlopt 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 ;

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

Joint Resolution directing the State Treasurer to refund to Messrs. Risley & Creighton six hundred and three dollars and seventy-eight cents taxes, overpaid by them;

An Act to recharter Maxwell's Bridge, over Seneca River, in Oconee County ;

An Act to provide for the redemption of certaiq lands sold under order of Gen. E. R. S. Canby for taxes ;

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An Act to amend an Aet entitled “ An Act to provide for the conversion of State securities ;"

An Act to incorporate the Waccamaw and Little River Canal Company;

An Act to empower the State to maintain the beneficiaries in the Lunatic Asylum, instead of the several Counties ;

An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act providing for the assessment and taxation of property," passed the fifteenth day of September, 1868, and all Acts amendatory thereto;

An Act to amend and extend the charter of the Planters' and Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina, and for other purposes therein named;

An Act to authorize and require the County Commissioners of Barnwell County to establish a road from Blackville to Allendale;

An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to define the jurisdiction and duties of the County Commissioners ;"

An Act to regulate the disposition of fines and penalties imposed and collected in criminal causes by the Circuit Court of General Sessions and Trial Justices ;

Joint Resolution to allow J. M. Plowden, of Clarendon County, forfeited lands;

Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of State to contract with the Southern Gas Light Company for the illumination of the State House and public offices therein ;

Joint Resolution to provide for the re-publication of certain Statutes of the General Assembly thereof;

An Act to renew the charter of the ferry known as Ashepoo Ferry;

An Act to amend an Act entited An Act to regulate the agencies of insurance companies not incorporated in the State of South Carolina ;"

An Act to amoud an Act entitled “ An Act to define the jurisdiction and duties of the County Commissioners;"

An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town of Anderson ;

An Act to further amend an Act entitled “An Act providing for the assessment and taxation of property ;"

An Act to incorporate the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, in Darlington County, South Carolina ;

An Act to amend Section 22 of the Code of Procedure ;

An Act to incorporate the Healing Spring Baptist Church, in Barnwell County, South Carolina ;

An Act to amend an Act entitled“ An Act to revise, simplifiy and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and forms of the Courts in this State;"

An Act to establish a ferry across the Catawba River, near the late Jno. S. Perry's Mul, and for other purposes ;

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An Act to vest the right and title of the State in and to certain escheated property in a certain person therein mentioned;

An Act entitled “ An Act for the better protection of migratory fish;"

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

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the Attorney-General to purchase a fire proof safe for use in the Attorney-General's office;

An Act to renew the charter of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Charleston ;

An Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to define the criminal jurisdiction of Trial Justices," approved March 1, 1870;

An Act to incorporate the town of Florence;

Joint Resolution to extend the time for the completion of the Port Royal Railroad;

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Marlboro County to levy a special tax;

Joint Resolution to pay Wm. B. Timmons two hundred and thirtythree dollars and forty-four cents ;

An Act to incorporate the Continental Telegraph Company;

An Act to create a debt of the State of South Carolina, to be known as the Sterling Funded Debt, the same, or the proceeds thereof, to be exclusively used in exchange for, or in payment of, the existing public debt of the State,

An Act to alter and amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the charter of the City of Greenville.”

An Act to charter the Jacksonboro Ferry.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

A Bill to provide for the relinquishment to the United States, in certain cases, of title to lands for sites of light stations on the coasts and waters of this State.

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 1 P. M.

Message No. 59 of His Excellency the Governor, returning, with his objections, an Act to compel County Treasurers to receive County checks in payment for County taxes, and other purposes.

On the question, “Shall the Act pass, the objections of His Excellency the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding?" The yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Hayne, Leslie, Owens.---4.

Nays-Messrs. Beckman, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Gaillard, Greene, Johuston, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-19.

So the Senate refused to pass the Act.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of General Orders on the Calendar.

Joint Resolution (House) to authorize the Governor to have the floor, ing and roof of the State House repaired.

The Joint Resolution received its second reading.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the resolving clause of the Resolution was stricken out, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

Joint Resolution (House) to require the Governor to communicate with the proper authorities of the State of Georgia, with a view to the re-adjustment of the boundary line between the States of Georgia and South Carolina, and authorizing the appointment of three Commissioners.

The Joint Resolution received its second reading.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the further consideration of the Resolution was postponed to the next regular session.

Joint Resolution (House) authorizing J. A. Mayes, Executor, to sell certain lands, and apply the proceeds thereof to the education of the minor heirs.

The Joint Resolution was taken up for a second reading.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the further consideration of the Resolution was postponed to the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Bill (House) to authorize E. F. English to build a wharf and collect wharfage at Port Royal City.

The Bill was taken up for a second reading.

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

Bill (House) to regulate the manufacturing and sale of commercial fertilizers in the State of South Carolina.

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

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the consideration of the remainivg General Orders on the Calendar was postponed to the next regular session of the General Assembly, to wit:

Bill to create a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of the public debt of South Carolina.

Bill (House) to charter the Union and Greenville Railroad Company. Second reading.

Bill (House) to incorporate the Wadmalaw Light Guard. Second reading

Bill (House) to declare the rights of common carriers. Second reading

Report (favorable) of Committee on Incorporations, on Bill to amend the charter of the town of Georgetown.

Report (favorable) of Committee on Incorporations on Bill to renew the charter of Strawberry Ferry, over the Cooper River.

Report (favorable) of Committee on Incorporations on Bill to incorporate the Young Men's Africanus Debating Club.

Report (unfavorable) of Committee ou Incorporations on Bill to incorporate the Sons and Daughters of Zion.

Report (unfavorable) of Conimittee on Incorporations on Bill to renew and amend the charter of certain religious associations heretofore granted.

Report (unfavorable) of Judiciary Committee on Bill to prohibit disguises.

Report of Committee on the Military on Bill to amend an Act to organize and govern the militia of the State of South Carolina.

Bill (by Mr. Whittemore) to incorporate the Collateral Loan and Deposit Bank. Second reading.

Bill (by Mr. Whittemore) to protect the finances and credit of the State of South Carolina.

Bill (by Mr. Leslie) to amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the manner of keeping and di-bursing funds by certain officers.” Second reading

Resolution (by Mr. Whittemore) requesting certain information from the Financial Agent of the State.

Joint Resolution (by Mr. Whittemore) relative to the loan of the State credit Second reading.

Joint Resolution (by Mr. Whittemore) to select one of the Trust Companies of New York as registry of the State bonds. Second reading.

Report of Judiciary Committee on Bill to amend the second clause of the eighteenth Section of an Act to revise, simplify and abridge the Rules, Practice, Pleadings and Forms of Courts in this State.

Report of Judiciary Committee on a Bill to amend an Act to define the jurisdiction and regulate the practice of Probate Courts.

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