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commissioners, as far as respects the forming, making and completing the said roads, bridges and causeways, they shail be subject to, and are hereby declared to be subject and liable to all the fines, pains and penalties, and to be proceeded against by the said commissioners in the same way and manner as they are by the laws of the state directed to proceed against defaulters refusing or neglecting to work on the other public roads.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, M'Cord's That a ferry shall be and is hereby established ferry on
on Congaree river, at the place called M'Cord's the Congaree esta- ferry, and that the same shall be vested in Dablished
vid M'Cord, his heirs and assigns, for the term of fourteen years, and that it shall and may be lawful to and for the said David M’Cord, his executors, administrators or assigns, to take and receive the following rates of ferriage, and no other, that is to say: For every foot passenger, two pence; for every led horse, two pence; for every man and horse, four pence; for a waggon and team, or other four wheeled carriage with horses, three shillings and six pence; for every chair or cart with one horse, one shilling and six pence; for every rolling hogshead of tobacco, eight pence; for every head of cattle, sheep, hogs or goats, one penny; and that when the ferries are long, the aforesaid rates of ferriage be respectively doubled.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Said M That the said David M·Cord shall always, dur
ing the said term of fourteen years, keep and Bridge or maintain a good and sufficient bridge or flat over fat over the big lake crossing the road leading from the the Big Lake.
south side of the said ferry, through the swamp to the high land, which road shall also be kept in good repair at the expense of the said David M'Cord.
Cordt keep a
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That John James Haig, John Hampton, Willi- Commisam Fitzpatrick, John Adam Sommers, John sioners of
roads for Threewits, Jacob Seibels, Godfrey Drehr, Ja- Lexingcob Fulmer, Spencer Morgan and Joseph Wil- ton county liams, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners of the public roads for the county of Lexington, with full powers to appoint overseers for working on the roads and for calling out the inhabitants who are by law liable to work thereon, and that Joseph Culpepper, Alexander Blair and Archibald Jamieson, be appointed commissioners to lay off and take effectual measures for opening a road from Granby to Patrick's old place, or Red House, by the best and most direct way, with full powers to carry the same into effect by calling on all the male inhabitants within ten miles of the said road, who shall be compelled to work thereon not exceeding twelve days in one year, under the usual penalties prescribed by law.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners herein before mention Commised, nominated and appointed, shall be, and are sioners ve.
: sted with hereby vested with all the powers and authori- po ties, and shall be subject to the same penalties as the commissioners of high roads in this state are by law vested with or liable to. .
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several persons in whom the Duty of respective ferries herein before mentioned dur- the keep
ers of fer. ing the time for which their respective ferries rics. are established, shall keep and maintain a good and sufficient boat, with one or more able bodied men, to attend the said respective ferries for transporting passengers, their servants, horses, carriages, cattle, sheep and hogs.
And be it further enacted by the authority
Persons aforesaid, That the president of the United exempt States, and his suit, the governor and commaning ferri.
der in chief of this state, for the time being, age. members of both branches of the legislature
coming to attend and returning from the legislature, all ministers of the gospel, and other persons going to attend and returning from divine service, all persons necessarily attending on patrol or militia duty, all persons in times of alarm on the part of the state in which such ferries are situated, all expresses to or from this government, their servants and horses, all jurors summoned to attend on any of the courts of this state, all witnesses bound over to give evidence on any prosecution, and their servants and horses, be, and they are hereby exempted from paying any ferriage, toll or duty for passing or repassing any of the ferries or bridges established by this act.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Anold That the old road, formerly laid out from the road de- road leading to Slann's bridge, to the Beach Hill
road, between the lands of William Scott, load. Charles Causey Drake, and William Postell, is
hereby declared and deemed to be a public road, and that the commissioners of the roads in St. George's parish, be, and they are hereby directed
and required to open and keep in repair the said Repealing road, and that so much of an act, entitled, “ An clause.
act to alter and amend an act respecting the high roads and bridges,” passed the twenty-second day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, and for laying out several new roads and establishing sundry ferries therein mentioned, as relates to a public road from Coachman's Hill to the Beach Hill road, nearly opposite the Cane Acre road, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
clared a public
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if the water at any bridge or Persons ferry should be so low as to enable persons with fording at
any ferry their horses or cattle to ford the same, the pro- are not to prietors of the ferry or bridge shall not be allow- pay toll. ed to take any toll from the person or persons so fording the same; and no old accustomed ford or the roads leading to or from such fords within this state, shall be obstructed; and the commissioners of public roads, and the several county courts throughout the state, are hereby required to keep the roads leading to or from such old accustomed fords, open and in good repair; Provided nothing herein contained shall infringe, or be construed to infringe the charter granted to any companies to promote the inland naviga. tion of this state.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the inhabitants who live nearer Lynche's, InhabitJeffrey's and Black creeks, than Pedce river, ants who
w live near are hereby made liable to work on and improve certain the navigation of said crecks respectively, agree- creeks, to
improve ble to an act of the general assembly, passed the their navi. nineteenth day of February, in the year of our gation. Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninetyone, for the improvement of the navigation of said creeks, and that John Porter and Abel Goodwin, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners for improving the navigation of Jeffrey's creek.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all the male inhabitants resid- Inhabiting within two miles of Jeffrey's creek, liable ants to
work on to do public work, do, and they are hereby made Jeffrey's liable to improve the navigation of said creek creek. from its confluence with Pedee as far up said creek as the Cheraw district line.
And whereas, It is expedient and necessary to continue the acts for the regulation of the mi
litia of this state, until the legislature can arrange the militia agreeable to the act of the United States in Congress, ratified the day of May, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two:
Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Clause to the act of the general assembly, entitled, “ An
act for the regulation of the militia of this state, tain acts passed the twenty-sixth day of March, one respecting thousand seven hundred and eighty-four,” and the regula tion of the the act, entitled, “ An act to amend and more militia.
effectually put in force for the time therein limited, the act, entitled, “ An act for the regu. lation of the militia of this state, passed the twenty-sixth day of March, one thousand seven hun. dred and eighty-four, ratified the twentieth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, be, and they are hereby declared to be continued in full force and operation, until this state shall make permanent arrangement for the regulation of the militia, agreeable to the said act of the United States in Congress.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Indians, That all free negroes and Indians, nations of Ined to sete dians in amity with the state excepted, Moors, in the mi- mulattoes and mustizoes, between the ages of Litia.
eghteen and forty-five, shall be obliged to serve in said militia as pioneers in the several regimental beats in which they reside; and upon neglect or refusal to attend when summoned on duty, they and every of them shall be liable to like penalties and forfeitures as privates in the same re. giment or company are made liable by law.
And whereas, The raising and equipping uniform companies of horse, artillery and infantry in the several regiments of militia of this state, may be greatly conducive to the public service and safety:
Be it therefore enacted, That it shall and may