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thority of the same, That the said John Clement, his heirs and assigns, shall be, and they are hereby authorized to take and receive the same rate of ferriage as have been heretofore taken at the said ferry, for the term of seven years, after the expiration of the present term.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said John Clement, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, shall have permission to stretch a rope, as well across Clouter's creek as Cooper river, for the conveniency of his ferry boats: Provided nevertheless, That the same shall be let down at night, and as of ten in the day as the navigation of boats and vessels in the said river shall require. And that the said John Clement, his heirs and assigns, shall be, and they are hereby empowered to erect a bridge over Clouter's creek, provided the same shall not impede the navigation of boats and vessels going through or in the same. In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of
December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
President of the Senate.
An ACT for laying out certain roads, establishing
certain ferries and toll bridges, and for other, purposes therein mentioned; and also to contia nue in force the laws for regulating the militia
of this state. D E it enacted by the honorable the Senate
and House of Representatives, now met, and sitting in general assembly, and by the au
thority of the same, That a public ferry shall be and is hereby established on Saluda river, at the Ann Ralls plantation of Ann Rall, and that the said ferry ferry on
Y Saluda rishall be and is hereby vested in the said Ann ver, estaba Rall, her heirs and assigns, for the term of fourlished. teen years; and that it shall and may he lawful for the said Ann Rall, her heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, to take and receive the following rates of ferriage and no other, viz. For every foot passenger, two pence; for a led horse, two pence; for a man and horse, four pence; for a waggon and team, two shillings and four pence; for other four wheeled carriages and horses, two shillings and nine pence; for a chair or cart with one horse, one shilling and two pence; for each head of black cattle, hogs, sheep or goats, one penny, and for each rolled hogshead of tobacco, eight pence: And that a Road to be public road shall be laid out on the south side of laid out, said river, from the said ferry to Godfrey Drehr's missioners mill, to intersect the public road to Granby; and appointed. on the north side, from the said ferry to fall into the public road leading to Lee's ferry, and that John Draft, George Monck and Godfrey Drehr, be commissioners on the south side, and Thomas Rall, George Boughtright and John Suygart, be commissioners on the north side of said river, to lay out and keep the same in repair.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a public ferry shall be, and hereby is estab- Joseph lished on Great Pedee, at the plantation of Joseph
P ferry on Burch, and shall be vested in the said Joseph Great Pe. Burch, his heirs and assigns, for the term of four-dee, es teen years, and that it shall and may be lawful
administrators.or assigns, to take and receive the following rates, and no other, viz. when the waters are so low as to admit of crossing the river
only by short firry, for every foot passenger, tuo perice; for each led horse, two pence; for a man and horse, four pence; for a waggon and team, or other four wheeled carriage and horses, three shilings ard six pence; for a chair or cart with one borse, one shilling and six pence; for cach head of black cattle, hogs, sheep or goats, one penny; and double the said rates
when the overflowing of the said waters makes Road from a long ferry necessary: and that a public road Godbolt's shall be laid out from Godbolt's causeway, on
Cat-fish creck, the nearest and best way to the hec bluff. Warhee bluff, and from thence to the said ferry,
and from the said ferry on the south-west side of Pedee, to where the same shall intersect the Cheraw road : and that another road shall be laid out, leading from the road that goes upon the east side of Cat-fish creek, to cross said creek at Oak Island, and from thence the nearest and best way to the Warhee bluff, and from thence to be continued to where the same shall intersect the Pedee old road, on the north east side of Pedce aforesaid: and that John M'Ree and Henry Futhey, in addition to the present board of commissioners for Liberty county, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and keep the said roads in proper repair: that all male inhabitants liable to work on public roads, that live within five miles on the southeast side of said road leading by Oak Island, and that all male inhabitants liable as aforesaid, who live within one mile on the north-west side of said creek, be, and they are hereby declared liable and compellable to work on the said roads any number of days, not exceeding twelve days in each year; and that all male inhabitants liable as aforesaid, within five miles of the road leading from Godbolt's to Warhee's bluff, be, and they are hereby compellable to work on said road any number of days not exceeding twelve days in one year.
And whereas, by an act of the legislature, passed the nineteenth day of February, in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and entitled, “ An act for establishing the upper line between the parishes of Prince George, Prince Frederick, and Liberty county,” the lines of the said parish of Prince George have been extended without extending the powers of the commissioners of the roads within the same, as far as the line of the said parish:
Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners of the roads with- The powin the said parish of Prince George, shall be and ers of the
commissi. are hereby vested with all such powers in the oners of said parish as other commissioners of roads are roads for
Prince generally vested with, and shall have the autho-G rity to add to their present number, a certain parish exnumber of commissioners equal to that of those tende who were formerly appointed in that part of Williamsburg now added to Prince George, by the extending of the above mentioned line. And further, that the commissioners of the roads for the said parish, and the commissioners of Williamsburg, shall divide between them into equal parts, all that road leading from Lenud's ferry on Santee, to Britton's ferry on Pedce, and dividing the said parish and county, and mutually work upon the same.
And whereas also, an act of the legislature, passed the nineteenth day of February, in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and entitled, “An act for opening and improving the navigation of Great Pedee, Wateree, Congarec, Broad river, Savan
from CarteGreat fe Cornelius Philip Beth
nah, Keowee, Tugaloo, Black river, and others, so far as it respects the limits for working upon Black river, does not appear sufficiently extensive:
Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforeInhabit-said, That all persons residing within six miles
of the said river, shall be liable to work upon the work on same, in the manner and under the fines and peBlack ri
nalties mentioned in the said act. And also, that ver.
Robert M'Conne:) and John M'Clary, esquires, be added to the present number of commissioners for opening and improving the navigation of the said river.
And be it further enacted by the authority Road to be aforesaid, That a public road shall be laid out the from Cath
nearest and best way from Cathaway's ferry on away's fer. Great Pedee, to Gibson's ferry on Little Pedee, ry to Gib. and that Cornelius Mandeville, George Cherry,
%. Francis Kennedy, Philip Bethay, James Graves
and Stephen Gibson, 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 the male inhabitants, from sixteen to lifty years of age, residing within four miles of said road, to work thereon for any number of days not exceeding twelve in one year.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Road from That a public road shall be laid out the nearest
ptons and best way from colonel Wade Hampton's bridge to the White bridge on Savannah river, opposite Augusta, to ponds.
the White ponds; and that Walter Robinson, John Lowe and Joseph Red, be and are hereby appointed commissioners for laying out the said road and keeping the same in repair; and are hereby fully authorized to call out all the male inhabitants, from sixteen to fifty years, residing within ten miles of said road, to work thereon