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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 the said John Smith, The soci John M'Pherson, Cornelius Dupont, and the etyan several persons who have signed the petitions, or shall hereafter be members of the said soci. ety, and their successors, members and offi. cers thereof, shall be, and hereby are declared to be a body corporate, in deed and in name, by the name and style of « The Society for promoting and encouraging the education of children, and assisting and establishing schools for that purpose in Beaufort district;” and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient.

Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be capa. May hold ble in law to purchase, have, hold, receive, en- property, joy, possess and retain to itself, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any lands, tenements or hereditaments, or other property, of what kind or nature, soever, not exceeding the annual income of five hundred pounds sterling, and to sell or alien the same, as the said corporation shall think fit; and by its said name to sue and be sued, implead and be implead. ed, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this state, and to make such rules and bye-laws, (not repugnant and contrary to the laws of the land,) as for the order, rule, good government and management thereof, may be thought necessary and expedient.

And be it further enacted, That this act shall This act a be deemed a public act, and notice thereof taken public act. in all courts of justice in this state, and shall be

given in evidence without special pleading.
In the Senate House, the twentieth day of

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

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

END of the ACTS of DECEMBER, 1791.

At a General Assembly, begun and holden at Columbia, on Monday the twenty-sixth day of November, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety-two, and from thence continued by divers adjournments to the twenty-first day of December in the same Year, and in the seventeenth Year of the Independence of the United States

of America.

An ACT prescribing on the part of this state,

the time, place and manner of appointing electors of a President and Vice-President of the

United States. IT HEREAS the constitution of the UnitV e d States of America has ordained that “ each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors equal to the whole number of senators and representatives to which the state may be entitled in congress," and that “the congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes, which day shall be the same throughout the United States.” And whereas congress, by their act, passed and approved the first day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, did enact, that " electors shall be appointed in each state for the election of a president and vice-president of the United States, within thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday in December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and within thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday in December in every fourth year succeeding the last election; which electors shall be equal to the number of senators and representatives to which the several states may by law be entitled at the time when the president and vice

president, thus to be chosen, should come into office; and that the electors shall meet and give their votes on the first said Wednesday in De. cember, at such place in each state as shail be directed by the legislature thereof :

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met

and sitting in general assembly, and by the auElectors thority of the same, That electors of a president to be ap. and vice-president of the United States shall be pointed

appointed by ballot on the Tuesday preceding Wednesday the fifth day of December in the present year, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, in the house of representatives at Columbia, by the legislature of this state, or by such persons as shall be returned members thereof and shall attend on that day: And also that the electors of a president and vice-president of the United States shall be appointed on the Tuesday preceding the first Wednesday in December in every fourth year succeeding the last election, in the house of representatives at Columbia, by the legislature of this state which shall be then existing, or by such persons as shall then be returned members thereof and shall attend on that day: And the electors chosen in manner above mentioned, previous to executing their appointment, shall, before his excellency the governor or commander in chief for the time being, or in case of his absence, be.

fore one of the justices of the quorum, take the Oath to be following oath or affirmation, to wit: “I, A. taken by B. do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case

may be,) that I will faithfully and conscientiously discharge my duty as an elector of a pre

sident and vice-president of the United States. Electors to SO HELP ME GOD." And the electors, when

so qualified, shall convene at the state house in

clectors.

Convene,

Columbia at eleven o'clock in the forenoon of the
day above specified for the election of a president
and vice-president, to proceed on that business.
In the Senate House, the third day of De-

cember, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-two, and in
the seventeenth 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 alter and amend an act, entitled,

an act to oblige persons interested in marri. age deeds and contracts, to record the same in

the Secretary's office of this state. UITHEREAS the act of the legislature,

W passed the eighth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, entitled, “ an act to oblige persons interested in marriage deeds and contracts to record the same in the secretary's office of this state," hath been found to be defective and inadequate to remedy the mischiefs thereby ne. cessary to be provided against, in as much as the sanction or penal clause of the said act is judicially deemed and declared not to extend to and comprehend such marriage deeds, settle. ments or contracts as were actually existing at and before the time of passing of the said act: In remedy whereof,

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met Marriage and sitting in general assembly, and by the au- contracts thority of the same, That all marriage contracts, recorded deeds and settlements, which existed, and were

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