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Road to be aforesaid, That a public road shall be laid out laid out the nearest and best way from Widow Willifrom Wil. liarnson's
amson's ford on Saltcatcher river to Carter's ford tə ford on Little Setcatcher river, and from thence Carter's
passing near to Ferguson's mills on Edisto, the thence to nearest and best way to Charleston; and that Charles- Benjamin Walker, George Carter, Jesse Carter,
Solomon Harper and George Warren, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for laying out the said road and keeping the same in repair, and are hereby fully authorized to call out and employ all the male inhabitants from sixteen to fifty years of age, residing within six miles of said road, to work thercon for any number of days not exceeding twelve in one year.
And be it further enacted by the authority Ferry on
naforesaid, That a public ferry shall be and hereLynch's by is established on Lynch's creek, at the plan
tation of Kenneth M'Callum; and that the said vested in Kenneth ferry shall be vested in the said Kenneth M'Cali M'Callum. luni, bis heirs and assigns, for the term of four
teen years; and that it shall and may be lawful for the said Kenneth M'Callum, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, to take and
receive the following rates, and no other, that is Rates of to say, for a weggon and team, or other four ferriage. whecled carriage, with horses, two shillings and
four pence; for a chair or cart with one horse, one shilling and six pence; for man and horse, four pence; for each passenger on foot, or led horse, two pence; for cach head of black cattle, liogs, sheep or goats ferricd or swam over, one half penny.
And be it further enacted by the authority Road from cforesaid, That a public road shall be laid out States, the nearest and best way from Statesborough to borough to Dar Darlington court house, and from thence to lington. Greenville on Pedee; and that another road be laid out, the nearest and best way from Darling. ton court house to Cashaway ferry on Pedee, and that the respective county courts of Claremont and Darlington counties, be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to appoint commissioners for laying out the said roads, so far as they shall run through their respective counties, and for keeping the same in repair, and to direct what persons shall be liable to work on said roads.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a public road shall be laid out Road from from Orangeburgh to Granby in the district of Orange
i burgh to Orangeburgh, in the nearest and best way, and Granby that colonel Jacob Rumph, Lewis Golgan, John Harrisburger, Jacob Geiger, William Rea, A. lexander Blair and Christian Rumph, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for laying out said road and keeping the same in repair, and they, or any four of them, are hereby fully authorized to call out and employ all the male inhabitants from sixteen to fifty years of age, living within ten miles of said road, to work on the same for any number of days not exceeding twelve in any one year.
And whereas, It is necessary to provide for the superintendance and management of the high roads in those counties where the county courts are suspended:
Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful to and for where the the inhabitants of the said several counties, county
courts are where the county courts are suspended, to moct susperdat the several places appointed for holding the ed, in: abi. said courts in each of the said counties, on the choose
the tants to last Tuesday in March next, and choose from cominissi. among themselves any number of the commis- Obers of
roads, mioners of the high roads for the said counties
not exceeding seven. And the said commissi.
oners so chosen, or a majority of them, shall powers have all the powers and authorities for keeping rities.
the said roads in repair, and be subject to al such fines and penalties as the commissioners of the high roads throughout the state are vested with and liable to. . And the members of the legislature for the respective elective ditricts, in, cluding the said counties, shall have pon.", ad they are hereby authorized and required to uppoint proper persons io receive the votes and manage the saici elections.
And be it further enacted by the authority
aforesaid, That the justices of the county courts, County justices and the commissioners of the high roads in the and com- elective districts where county ccuits are not missioners of roads in established, or a majority of them, shall have, elective and they are hereby vested with full po vers and districts,
authority to declare and ascertain what inhabit, tain who ants are liable to work on the said roads, or parts to work
of a road, in their respective districts; any lav or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided nevertheless, That nothing herein cotained shall authorize such commissioners to compel the inhabitants to work on any road more than ten miles from his place of residence, nor for more than tveivo days in a Tint".
And be it further enacted by the authority Ferryves- aforesaid, That a public ferry shall be and is
- hereby established from Hobcaw point on Wacmuel
camaw neck to Georgetown, and to the opposite shore at or near Singleton's old field; and that the said ferry be vested for the term of fourteen
years, in the heirs and assigns of Samuel Clegg, Another deceased : And another ferry at or near Singlein John
ton's old field; and that the same be vested for Allston.
the said term in John Allston, his heirs and assigns : And that it shall and may be lawful for
the heirs and assigns of the said Samuel Clegg to take the following rates of fediage, and no other, that is to say, for a loaded waggon and team, fourteen shilings; for any other four wheeled carriage, nine shilings and four perce; for achair or cart and one horse, seven shillings; for a man and horse, four shiliings; for each foot passenger, one shilling; for each head of black cattie, one shilling; for each head of sheep, goats or hogs, six pence.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Rates to be That the said John Alston, his heirs and assigns, taken by
"John ailshull take the following rates of ferriage, and no sto oiler, that is to say, for a loaded waggon and texim, nine shilings and four pence; for any other four wheeled carriage, six shillings; for a chair or cart and one liorse, five shillings; for a man and horse, three shiliings; for each foot passenger, nine pence; for each head of black cattle, nine pence; for each head of sheep, goats or hogs, four pence.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Roads to That a public road leading from Singleton's old be field to the public road leading to Santee, be laid off and established, and kept in repair by the commissioners of the roads for Prince George's parish; and another public road, leading from the old ferry road to the said Hobcaw point, be laid off and established by the commissioners of who to the roads for All Saints parish; and the said com- work
thereon. missioners are hereby respectively authorized to call out and employ all the inhabitants and slaves that are liable to work on the other public roads of the said parish; and the said commissioners are hereby vested with the same powers, and subject to the same penalties, as they are with respect to the other public roads.
TVhereas, The present established ferry which leads from John's deland to Charleston, is found to be very circuitous and inconvenient to a majority of the citizens who have occasion to use the same:
Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforeblishedon
vesta said, That from and immediately after the passJohn's Isl. ing of this act, a public ferry shall be and is
hereby established on a line between the plantations of Mainwell and Thomas Simmons, on John's-Island, to cross Stono river at the causeway or old landing place, between the plantations of Francis Guerin and William Simmons, in St. Andrew's parish.
And be it further enacted by the authority Commis- aforesaid, That the commissioners for the parish sioners ap- of St. John's, Colleton county, or a majority of pointed to contract them, be, and they are hereby nominated and with any appointed commissioners for contracting and person for Keeping agreeing with any person or persons who shall said ferry. or may be willing to undertake, maintain and
keep the said ferry, and provide a sufficient number of good boats and flats, necessary for the purpose of transporting of passengers, their servants, carriages, horses and cattle, over the said river, as well by night as by day, and that the commissioners of the roads of the said parish of St. John's, Colleton county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay off, make and keep in good repair a public road leading from the high road on John's-Island, to the said
ferry; and that the commissioners of the roads Road to be for St. Andrew's parish, be, and they are hereby laid off.
appointed commissioners to lay off, make and keep in good repair a public road leading from the aforementioned causeway or old landing place, to join the church path of Francis Guerin, in St. Andrew's parish.