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sums of money as remain due for the same, ei.
ther in general indents according to the terms of
his, her or their original contracts, or at the rate
or one pound in specie or paper medium for five
pounds in indents, the said payments to be made
in equal instalments of one, two and three years
from and after the passing of this act. Provided
such person or persons shall make oath and give
other satisfactory testimony that he or they were
not possessed of indents, (either by themselves or
others, on the fourth of February instant, which
they have acquired by purchase,) at a rate not
exceeding the rate of commutation allowed by
this act; and in case any such person shall have
been possessed of any indent purchased as afore-
said, on the said day, then he or she shall pay the
same, or others equal thereto in value, in the
treasury as far as they will extend towards the
discharge of their debts, and the balance, if any,
in the manner prescribed by this act.
In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of

February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in
the fifteenth year of the Independence of the
United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY,

President of the Senate.
JACOB READ,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

An ACT to vest in Sarah Bolton the personal

estate of her late husband Doctor Richard

Bolton. IITIIEREAS Sarah Bolton hath repre

VV sented that she was possessed, when sole, of a personal estate of eleven negro slaves, whereof her late husband, doctor Richarc Boltori possessed himself on his marriage with her, and that he hath departed this life intestate and without issue or other known relation, leaving a small personal estate consisting of only four of the said slaves and some credits. And whereas, administration hath becn granted to a person who hath no interest in the said estate, who cannot legally deliver to her more than one half the said estate; and she hath petitioned that an act be passed, vesting the said estate in her:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representutives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That so much of the .. sonal estate of the late doctor Richard Boites shall remain after the payment of all his just debts, and of the legal fees and demands of the administrator, shall be, and the same is hereby vested in the said Sarah Bolton, her executors, administrators and assigns. Provided nevertheless, That if at any time hereafter, any person shall set up, and support by due course of law, a claim to the said personal estate, or any part thereof, under the statutes of distribution, so much of the said estate as such claimant shall appear to be entitled to, or the true value thereof, shall be delivered or paid over to such claimant, after the establishment of the claim.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That previously to the administrator's delivering up the said estate to the said Sarah Bolton, she shall give good security in double the value of the property vested in her by virtue of this act, to the ordinary of Charleston district, to be by him approved, for the redelivery of the said estate or the payment of the value

thereof, or so much thereof as may be proved
to lx the right of any claimant.
so the Senate House, the nineteenth day of Fe-

bruary, in the year of our Lord one thou-
short turi Pirired and ninety-one, and in
al eenth your of the Independence of the
Unini States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY,

President of the Senate.
JACOB NEAD,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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An ACT 10 (thorize the treasurers of this state

to pay John Smith, Esquire, indents to the amount of those receruil from the purchasers of the estate of Basil Cowper, which hath been

sold by virtue of the confiscation art, TTTHEREAS it has been represented to

V the legislature of this state by the peti. tion of John Smith, Esquire, that he is sued and liable to pay a very considerable sum of moncy as the security of Basil Cowper, whose estate has been confiscated and sold, and the purchase money paid into the treasury for the use of the state, which representation hath been proven to the satisfaction of the legislature. And whereas it is but just and reasonable that the property of the said Basil Cowper should be applied to the payment of his just debts and the indemnification of said John Smith :

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the said John Smith, at any time after the passing of this act, to demand and receive from the commissioners of the treasury

of this state, one or more of the indents assum-
able by congress, which liave been paid into the
treasury and not cancelled, to the amount of
principal and interest of the sum the said Basil
Cowper's confiscated estate sold for. Provided
the same shall not exceed the demand of the
said John Smith; and subject nevertheless to a
deduction of all or any account or accounts
which may have been preferred against the estate
of the said Basil Cowper, and of all reasonable
charges and expenses which the state hath paid
or stands charged with, for or on account of the
sale or disposal of the said estate.
In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of

February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in
the fifteenth year of the Independence of the
United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY,

President of the Senate.
JACOB READ,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

An ACT to enable the South Carolina Society

to hold real estates of the annual value of two thousand pounds, and to bind to trades and professions children educated at the expense

of the society. TITHEREAS the stewards and wardens

VV of the South-Carolina Society, by their memorial and petition to the legislature, have prayed that they may have power to hold a capital and stock in perpetuity, to the amount of two thousand pounds sterling per annum. And also, that the officers of the said society be vested with full power to bind as apprentices, to trades, occupations or professions, such children as now are or may be supported by the charity of the said society. And whereas, it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition :

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, ruw met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said South Carolina Society be, and they are hereby made capable in law to purchase, receive, have, hold, enjoy, possess and retain, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate or estatis, real or personal, messuages, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what nature or kind soever, not exceeding in the whole two thousand pounds sterling per annum, above reprises.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the steward and wardens of the said society be, and they are hereby authorized to bind any child or children who shall be educated at the expense of the said society, apprentice to any trade, mystery or profession, until the male child shall arrive to the age of twentyone years, and the female child shall arrive to the age of eighteen years, or be married, or for a shorter time if they shall see fit; any law, usage or custom to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of

February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in
the fifteenth year of the Independence of the
United States of Americu.
DAVID RAMSAY,

President of the Senate.
JACOB READ,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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