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Ordered, That it be enrolled for ratification.
The House sent to the Senate,

A Bill to authorize the purchase for the State of a manuscript compilation of the Penal Statutes of the State, made by E. B. Seabrook, Esq., of the Charleston Bar.

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

The House returned to the Senate, with amendments,

Joint Resolution authorizing the Keeper of the State House to purchase fifteen tons of coal for the use of the General Assembly and State officers.

The question was taken on concurrence in House amendment, decided in the negative, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House returned, with concurrence and approval, contract and memorandum of agreement between the Republican Printing Company and Josephus Woodruff and A. O. Jones, Clerks of the Senate and House of Representatives.

The House sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 6, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that the enacting clause of a Senate Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to establish a State Police” has been stricken out in this House.

Very respectfully, &c.,

F. J. MOSES, JR., Speaker House of Representatives.

PETITIONS, &c. The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate

Statement of the receipts and expenditures of the County Commissioners of Barnwell County.

Mr. WIMBUSH presented the Report of the County Commissioners of Chester County of the receipts and expenditures of said County,

Mr. BARBER presented the Report of the County Commissioners of Fairfield County of the receipts and expenditures of said County.

Mr. FOSTER presented the Report of the County Commissioners of Spartanburg County of the receipts and expenditures of said County.

The above Statements and Reports were ordered to be printed, and copies laid on the desks of Senators. Mr. WHITTEMORE presented the petition of the Guardian of the Free School in Charleston, praying that the law be so amended as to give the Board of School Commissioners of Charleston County power to levy and collect a tax to make up any deficiency that may arise from State appropriation for city schools; also, to elect its own Chairman and Superintendent of City Schools, and to allow the Chairman of the Board to select text books.

The petition was read, ordered to be printed, and copies laid on the desks of Senators.

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 incorporate the Logan Fusileers, of the Parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis, Charleston County.

The Bill received its third reading, passed,

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

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

A Bill to relinquish all the right, title and interest of the State of South Carolina in and to certain real estate whereof one Napoleon B. Pouncey, of Horry, died seized, and vest the same in certain persons therein named.

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

Mr CARDOZO, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, sealed, and ready for ratification,

An Act to renew and extend an Act to provide a mode by which to perpetuate testimony in relation to deeds, wills, choses in action and other papers destroyed or lost during the recent war.

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 Act.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred a Bill to incorporate the Savings, Building and Loan Association of South Carolina, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was recommitted, on the third reading, a Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Enterprise Railroad Company, of Charleston, S. C.,” approved March 1st, 1870, reported back the same with a recom

mendation that Section 6 of the Bill be stricken out, and that the Bill, so amended, do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the conversion of State securities," reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Joint Resolution directing part of a certain tax to be devoted to the erection of a Court House and Jail in Manning, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Resolution do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. ROSE asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

Bill to authorize the State to purchase the stock of the Columbia Bridge Company, and to erect a bridge over the Congaree River.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

Bill to enlarge and define the powers of the Charleston City Board of School Commissioners, and to allow said Board to levy a vax for the support of the free schools of the city of Charleston.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

Bill to incorporate the Claflin University and State Agricultural College of South Carolina.

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

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Mr. WHITTEMORE

gave

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act for the better protection of migratory fish."

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

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 herein mentioned,” approved March 1, 1870.

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

A Bill to incorporate the Union Gold Mining Company, of South Carolina.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. SWAILS offered the following Resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be authorized to draw a pay certificate for four thousand dollars on account of current printing.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Rule was suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

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

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Messages Nos. 38 and 39 from His Excellency the Governor were presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

Message No. 38, was read, as follows:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

COLUMBIA, February 7, 1871. Gentlemen of the Senate :

In answer to the Resolution of the Senate, of December 22, 1870, "requesting His Excellency the Governor to communicate to the Senate information whether he has notified the proper authorities of the United States of the passage of the Act entitled 'An Act accepting the donation of lands to the State of South Carolina for the endowment of Agricultural Colleges,' approved December 10, 1868, and taken such other steps as may have been deemed necessary to obtain the land scrip to which the State of South Carolina is entitled, &c., and also to communicate to the Senate all other information in his possession concerning the said land scrip," I have the honor to state that, on the date of the ratification of said Joint Resolution, December 10, 1868, I addressed a letter to the Hon. O. H. Browning, Secretary of the Interior, U. S. A., officially notifying him of the fact, and enclosing him a copy of the Act, and that on the 13th day of December, 1868, the receipt of the same was duly acknowledged by the honorable Secretary, with the information that it had been referred to the Commissioner of the General Land Office for appropriate action. The correspondence with the Interior Department, on the subject of issuing the agricultural land scrip, was conducted by the Honorable Secretary of State, F. L. Cardozo, the Honorable Attorney-Genereal, D. H. Chamberlain, and myself, who were empowered by the Legislature to receive, sell and assign the whole or any part of the land scrip or warrants referred to. On the 13th of October, 1870, the land scrip, comprising 1,125 pieces, consisting of 180,000 acres, was duly received from the Federal Government, and transferred to the Financial Agent, by whom it has since been sold, and the proceeds invested in South Carolina State six per cent. stock. The price is not known, but will be communicated when reported by the Financial Agent.

The delay in answering the Resolution of the Senate has been occasioned by the necessity of referring to the Department of the Interior at Washington, and to the Financial Agent at New York, for copies of the correspondence between this Department and those parties respectively. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully,

ROBERT K. SCOTT,

Governor.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Message was ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

The PRESIDENT announced that Message No. 39 related to Executive business.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

A Bill to incorporate the Scott Rifle Guards, of Sumter.

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

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.
A Bill to incorporate the Whipper Guards, of Christ Church Parish.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of
the Whole, and by Sections.
There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

A Bill to incorporate the Salamander Hook and Ladder Company, of Georgetown, South Carolina.

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