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it relates to the said William Greenwood, be,
bruarij, in the year of our Lord one thou-
President of the Senate.
An ACT to exempt William Bull, esquire, from
the pains and penalties of the acts of co fiscatin and tanishment, and to pernit him to send back and employ his negroes and other slazes
in t?is state. VITASKEAS, William Bull, esquire, by
VV his petition to the legislature of this Slut, hath represented that his infirmity and ad. Vuced age will provent him from returnirg to thi tate to avail himself of the benefits intend. ed to be conferred on him ly an act,, entitled, “ An act to exempt William Buil from the pains and penalties to which he is able by several acts of the general assembly," passed the twentyeighth day of March, intie year of ou: Lotdore thousand seven hurdrecand cighty-jevci; vi hich representation hath been fully substantiated :
Be it therefore enected by the honoralle the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said William Bull William shall be and is lier by freed, exonerated and dis. Bullex charged from all the pains and penalties to which from con. he was liable under the several acts of confisca- fiscation tion and bani hment, passed by the legislature oli
ishment, this state; and that the said acts of confiscation and
barishment, so far as they affect the said Williarti Ball, be, and the same are hereby repealed.
And whereas, The said William Bull, by his aforesaid petition, did pray for leave to send back and employ in this state the several negro and other slaves which he was constrained to take and Carry away with him on his leaving this state:
Be it therefore further enacted by the authoris May send ty aforesaid, That from and immediately after
is the passing of this act, it shall and may be laws aegroes.
ful to and for the said William Bull, his execu-
February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
President of the Senate.
END of the ACTS of FEBRUARY, 1791.
Ata General Assembly, begun and holden at Columbia, on Monday the third day of Jinuary, in t Year of our L rd one thousand seven hundred and N eti-one, and from thence continued by divers d erments to tie twentieth day of Decem'er in the same Ye..., and in the sixteent Year of the Ince. pendence of the Unit.d Suites of
An ACT to amend the act, entitled, “ An act
declaring the power and duties of the Enquirers, Assessors and Collectors of the Tuxes,
and other persons concerned therein.” VIT HERZAS experience iis evinced that
V it is prejudicial to the interest of this state, that the enquirers, assessors and colectors of taxes should continue in their respective offices during good behaviour: For iumidthercof,
Be it enacted by the hororable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authwrity of the same, Tnat every enquirir, assessor and col. lector of taxes hereafter to be appointed, shall hold his office only during the pleasure of the legislature of this state, any law, usage or custom to the contrary thereot in any wise notwithstanding. In the Senate House, the twentieth day of
December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
President of the Senate.
Times of holding
equity in future.
An additional ACT to the act, entitled, “ An act
to establish a court of equity within this state," pussed the hiuttonth day of February, seven
teen hundred and ninety-one. D E it enucted by the honorable the Senate
D and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the court of equity shall in future be held at Charleston the second Monday in each September, instead of the third Monday in that month as it is now fixed by law; and at Cambridge for the districts of Ninetysix, Washington and Pinckney, excepting that part of Pinckney district which comprehends York and Chester county, on the twenty-eighth day of April, and the twenty-fourth day of November in each year, instead of the fifth days of May and December in each year; and shall continue to sit from day to day, Sundays except. ed, at Cambridge for the space of six days, if the business shall require so long a time; and at Columbia, for the district of Camden, as it is now delineatcd, inclusive of that part of Pinck. ney district which is comprehended in York and Chester counties, Cheraws and Orange. burgh, on the sixth days of May and December in each year, instead of the fifteenth days of May and December as now established by law, and shall continue to sit from day to day until the business ready for hearing be dispatched.
And whereas, The inhabitants residing in the remote districts of this state, may be often de. prived of the benefit of injunctions, issuing out of the court of equity, to stay proceedings at law, by reason that levies may be made under executions before they can make regular application to the court for such injunction on account of their distance: For remedy whereof,
Be it enacted, That whenever any person shall Mode of be dissatisfied with a judgment at law, and shall obtaining think himself relievable in cquity, he may, at junction.
writs of in any time within forty days after the adjournment of the court at which such judgment was obtained, give notice by himself or his attorney, in writing, to the sheriff of the district with whom execution may be lodged, that he means to file his bill in the court of equity, praying for a writ of injunction, and shall annex thereto an affida. vit of such intent; and such sheriff, on being served with suchi notice and affidavit within the said time, whereof he shall make truc entry in his books, shall be bound, on receiving security as herein after prescribed, to stay further proceedings on such execution. Provided the said Notice and notice and affidavit be served on him before ac- affidavit to tual sale of the property; and in cases where he
1° before ac. levies shall have been made on any moveable tual sale. property, the complainant, on giving bond to the sheriff, with two good sureties to be approv. ed by him, subject to the future approbation of the court, in a sum equal to double the real value of the property so levied on, and conditioned to return in good order to such sheriff, ihe whole of the said property, if the complainant does not procure from the court of equity, and cause to be served on him, a writ of injunction within thirty days from the date of such bond, shall be entitled to receive back and retain all such moveable property; and the said complainant shall be bound to proceed to file his bill and apply for an injunction, according to the rules and practice of the court of equity, within twenty days after giv, ing such bond to said sheriff; and if no writ of injunction issuing out of the court of equity be served on said sheriff within thirty days after his taking said bond, commanding him to stay pro