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James J. GREEN, being duly sworn, said:
During the last session of the Legislature I was Acting Warden of the State Prison, and since that time and up to last November I have been Prison Commissary and Acting Warden; some time from a month to three months after the adjournment of the last Legislature, there was a large lot of carpeting, several window curtains and green shades, a large quantity of cocoa matting, about two dozen chairs, and perhaps some other articles sent to the State Prison; I am not sure that all of these articles were received at tbe same time; they might bave been received at different times; the articles sent were generally such as were needed for use at the prison; a portion of the carpeting was used for carpeting the Commissary's and Clerk's offices and guard rooms.
In answer to the question, “How those articles came to be seut there?” witness said : It was at my suggestion to the Secretary of State and the Board of State Prison Directors, (all three being present,) that I thought it was necessary to have such articles as above named if they could be spared from the Capitol, as it would save the State the expense of purchasing the same; I gave no receipt for the articles named by me as being received from the Secretary of State, as that officer did not demand one; I only wrote to Whitlock, letting him know that the articles had arrived at the prison; I did not make nor keep a memorandum of the articles referred to.
WM. B. HUNT, being duly sworn, said:
I live at Sacramento, and keep a public house known as the Hotel de France.
Question–Have you obtained any carpeting or other property from the Secretary of State within the past two years, or since the adjournment of the last Legislature? if so, state what the property obtained was, and the terms upon which it was obtained.
Answer—I bought of B. B. Redding, late Secretary of State, a piece of carpeting containing about forty-six yards, in the summer of eighteen hundred and sixty-six; I paid him one dollar a yard for it; I have neither purchased nor obtained from said Redding any other article of property since the last session of the Legislature; I have obtained no other article of property since the last session of the Legislature that has come from the Capitol ; I have not now, and have not bad in my house within the last two years, any article of furniture or property except the carpet above named, that I know or bave reason to believe was used in any of the Senate Committee rooms during the last session of the Legislature; I have not, during the last two years, seen any other article of furniture or property, either at my house or elsewbere, that I have reason to believe was used in the Senate Committee rooms during the last session of the Legislature.
EXHIBITS REFERRED TO IN THE FOREGOING REPORT AND
" EXHIBIT A."
Inventory of Furniture for Committee Rooms of the Senate.
ROOMS OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.
One carpet, one stove and pipe, two sets window curtains (damask,) two sets cornices and tassels and cord, three tables, ten spittoons, fifteen steamboat chairs, one patent screw chair, wash stand, pitcher and bowl, one water pitcher, half dozen tumblers, feather dusters, brush, pans, broom, coal hod, one shovel, water pail, four towels, one hat rack.
ROOMS OF THE ENROLLING CLERK.
One stove and pipe, six tables, one dozen chairs, coal hod, shovel and poker, half dozen spittoons, one water pail, two carpets.
ROOM OF THE ENGROSSING CLERK.
One carpet, one stove and pipe, six chairs, one table, one broom and duster, one dust pan, one writing desk, wash stand, soap dish, wash bowl and pitcher, one water pitcher, three tumblers, four spittoons, one damask curtain and cornice, six baskets.
ROOM OF THE COMMITTEE
ON MINES AND MINING.
Four tables, one wash stand, three pitchers, one wash bowl, ten tumblers, eighteen spittoons, one carpet, twenty-seven chairs, two water pails, one mirror, one roller for towels, six towels, two brooms, one feather duster, two dust pans, coal hod and shovel, one stove and pipe, two bat racks.
ROOMS OF THE JOURNAL AND COPYING CLERKS.
Three carpets, three writing desks, one table, two stoves and pipe, ten chairs, two stools, seven spittoons, five gas burners and pipe, wash stand, pitcher and bowl, soap dish, one water pitcher, four tumblers, two coal hods and shovel, broom, duster and pan, two stands, one water pail.
" EXHIBIT B.”
Received from John H. Moran, the following named articles of furniture pur
chased for Senate Committee Rooms.
Twenty chairs, two pitchers, one wash bowl, one soap dish, one carpet, seven spittoons, two damask curtains, one sbado, one patent screw chair, one dust pan, one broom, one duster, one work stand, one pen rack, six tables, nine spittoons, three chairs, two carpets, two baskets, one coal scuttle, one shovel, three inkstands, one calendar, twenty chairs, one mirror, ten chairs, sixteen spittoons, one wash stand, one duster, one broom, one coal scuttle, three pitchers, one bowl, two dust pans, one calendar, two pen racks, one carpet, four tables, ten glasses, three stores and pipe, one carpet, one stove, one table, six chairs, one set of curtains, wash stand, and one bowl and pitcher, two spittoons, one table desk, ove table, one desk, one stove and pipe, one chair, one stool, one platform, one coal scuttle, two spittoons, one rest-board, one carpet, three window shades, gas pipes and burners, one table, one coal scuttle, one pitcher, two carpets, one stove and pipe, nine chairs, one stove, two desks, five spittoons, one window shade, one broom, one piece of zinc.
Sacramento, April 25th, 1866.
B. B. REDDING,
Secretary of State,
Per G. C. Garrison.
" EXHIBIT C."
8 Carpets 6 Stoves and pipe..... 3 Window curtains 70 Chairs.....
1 Chair, screw
5 1 2 2 10 3 1
1 1 2 1 5
" EXHIBIT D.”
Received, Sacramento, December twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, of B. B. Redding, late Secretary of State, (by the hand of G. Č. Garrison,) the sum of one hundred and six dollars, ($106,) proceeds of sales of carpets made by said Redding, belonging to the State.
H. S. NICHOLS,
Secretary of State.