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STATE of SOUTH-CAROLINA. At a General Assembly, begun and holden at Columbia, on Monday the third day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and from thence continued by divers adjournments, to the fourteenth day of February, in the same year, and in the fifteenth year of the Independence of the United

States of America.

An ACT for establishing the annual Salaries of

the Pulic (ficers of Gozernment, and for ascertaining ani'r gulating the fees to be taken by those riho by luw may be entitled to them,

throughout the State. TITHERLAS it is expedient and necessa

VV ry that tlic sa aries of the public officers of government should be fixed upon a regular and permanent fcotics, during thcir continuance in ofice; a id that the fees to be received and taken in the public oifices, and by those us ho by la v shail be entitled to the same, may Le rugulated and ascertaince, to the end the citizens thereof may hnot with certainty the sums they are to per, and the services to be puformed for such paytart:

Be it thercre enacted by the honoralle the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and ly the authority of the same, That fom wd alter the fifth day of Aprin xt, the annual salaries here in after specificd and enumerated, and no others, shall be paid, taken and received by the public officers of government herein after mentioned, in lieu of all other sum and sums of money whatcvcr; any law, usage or custom to the contrary thereof in any manner notwithstanding.

SALARIES. The governor,

6.900 Secretary to the governor,

100 Chief justice, to do equal duty with the associate judges,

800 Four associate judges, cach

600 Three judges of the court of cquity, cach 500 Attorney-gencl, in lieu of all charges ac ·

gainst the public, where persons accused of offenccs shall be found guilty, and shall swear off, or where they shall be acquitted, and for giving advice to the governor in matters of public concern,

200 Two solicitor-generals, one for the northern

circuit, and one for the southern circuit, in lieu of all charges against the public, where persons accused of offences shall be found guilty, and shall strear off, or where they shall be acquitted in their respective circuits; for giving advice to the governor in matters of public concern, and for attending the legislature at thcir sitting, in order to draw and engross all such bills and ordinances as they shall be directed to do by either branch of the legisature, cach

150 Two commissioners of the treasury, each 400 Clerk of the senate and clerk of the house of

representatives, for four years, each, per annum,

287 Two messengers, one for cach house, for

four years, cach Two door-keepers, one for each house, for

four years, each House-keeper of the State-house, Powder inspector and arsenal-keeper,


For making out a grant of lands, record. £. s. d. ing and iising the great seal,

10 For a testimonial vith the great scal, For registering the curtificate or a per

son becoming a citizen,
Master and Commissioners in Equity,

their l'ees.
For every summons,
For every copy of a chrrge or discharge,
Taking every aficlavit in writing,
For every oath administered,
Taking every recognizance,
For every day's attendance in court on

any cause,
Taking the oaths for every defendant, to

answer cutof office, and attendance, Every attendance in office, on sum

mons of either party, orthcirsolicitors, Haring and determining any contested

matter, and order therton, Making up and returning every report

into court, but only one report to be

charged in each suit, Commissions on sales under decrees of

the court, three per cent. for the first hundred, and one per cent. on all

sums above. Drawing each sct of conveyances, 15 Register, and Commissioners in Equity,

their Fees. For afixing the seal of the court to sub

pæna, or other writ, and signing the

same, For affidavit of service of subpæna, or

other writ,
For every witness, drawing

depositions, exemplifications of pro-
cecdings in any cause, if required,

containing minutes of a decree, all fo. s. d. orders of cou:t, or for copics thercof,

per copy shett of 90 words,
For every serch, .
For entering every cause for hearing,
For attending court in each cause,
Reading all papers in a suit,
Examining decree, affixing seal thcrcto,

and attending the judges in court to

sign certificates of examination, Notification to insert in gazette, by or

der of court, and attendance on printer, For affixingevery scal, and signingevery

commission to take answers and exd. minewitnesses, cr forother purposes, SOLICITOR'S FEES IN EQUITY.

Compluinant's Solicitor. Preparing and filing a bill in equity, with

all necessary exhibits, Drawing interrogatories in chief for

complainant's witnesses, and cross interrogatories, drawing and engrossing commissions, and attending to strike commissioners, where neces.'

sary, with proper instructions, 3 10 Arguing exceptions on points of law be

fore the master or judge at chambers when necessary, and attending thereon, including all charges incidental

thereto, For all other services in the cause, in

cluding briefs served on judges, except the decrce,

3 Drawing and engrossing decree, per copy shect,

5 Defendant's Solicitor. For preparing and filing defendant's an.

swer, and all necessidy exhibits,

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