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Be it therefore enacted by the honorable ihe Senate and House of Representatires, now met anl sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said company shall Vigilant

J. Fire C mbe, and they are hereby incorporated as a body cane

pany is curpolitic and corporate, and shall be known in deca poruted. and in law, by the name of “The Vigilant Fire Company."

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Thut the said company, by thur Shallhare name aforesaid, shall have perpetual succession su

suci essica of officers and members, to be elected in such of officers manner and according to such form as may be ;

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bers, and a prescribed by the rules and regulations, now common existing or hereaftor to be made, for the govern- seal. ment thereof; and that they shall have a common seal, with po ver to change, alter or make new the said rules and regulations and common seul as often as they shall judge expedicnt.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said company shall be ablc Mv bola and capable in law to purchase, have, hold, take, property, receive, possess, retain and enjov, to itself in and are perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate, ed, im. real or personal; (Provided the same shall noʻple id and

beimpleaproduce a clear income exceeding five hundredi ded. dollars per annum,) and to sell, alien or otherwise dispose of the same, as they may think proper; and by their said name to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court in this state, and to make such rules, regulations and by-laws, (not repugnant to the laws of the land,) as they may judge proper: Provided always, That nothing in this act contained shall be deemed or construed to affect or operate to counteract the power and authority now or hereafter to be vested in the Intendant and Wardens of the city of Charleston,

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by the laws of this state; and that all and every regulation or by-law that may be made by the said corporation, called the Vigilant Fire Company, contrary to the rules or by-laws established or to be established by the corporation or city council of Charleston, or the fire-masters, shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be null and void.

And be it further enacted by the authority Shall hold aforesaid, That the said company shall have, as they are

te hold, possess, retain and enjoy all such estate, real now entit- or personal, money, goods, chattels and effects, led to as they are now intitled to, and that this act shall This act a be deemed and taken to be a public act, and jupublic act. dicially noticed as such without special pleading.

In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-three, and in
the eighteenth 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 change the times of hold

ing several county courts, and for other pur

poses therein mentioned. . T H EREAS it is found necessary and ex

V pedient to change thetimes of holding the courts for the counties herein after mentioned:

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

and sitting in general assembly, and by the authoTimes of holding rity of the same, That from and after the passing certain of this act, the courts in the counties herein afcourts

ter mentioned, shall be holden at the several times herein after directed, to wit: at Richland,

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on the fifth day of January and July; at Fairfield, on the sixteenth of January and July; at Lancaster, on the twenty-seventh of January and July; at Kershaw, on the seventh of February and August; at Chesterfield, on the eighteenth of February and August; at Marlborough, on the first of March and September; at Darlington, on the eleventh of March and September; at Salem, on the twenty-second of March and September; at Claremont, on the third of April and October; and at Clarendon on the fourteenth of April and October, each year.

And be it further enacted by the authority oforesaid, That from and after the passing of this holding act, the court now directed to be held for the Edgefield

court alcounty of Edgefield, on the first day of Septem-tered. ber, shall, for the future, be holden on the tenth day of October in each year. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid,

? IntermeThat the intermediate courts, for the several diate counties hereafter mentioned, shall be held on courts, the days following, to wit: For Richland coun-1 ty, on the fifth day of April and October; for Fairfield, on the sixteenth of April and October; for Lancaster, on the twenty-seventh of April and October; for Kershaw, on the seventh of May and November; for Chesterfield, the eighteenth of May and November; for Marlborough, on the first day of June and December; for Darlington, on the eleventh of June and December; for Salem, on the twenty-second day of June and December; for Claremont, on the third day of July and January; for Clarendon, on the fourteenth day of July and January; and for Edgefield county, on the first Monday of January and July, in each year. Provided always nevertheless, That if it should happen that either of the days now prescribed for holding the said courts

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should fall on Sunday, that in such case the court shall be holden on the day follow ing.

And be it further enacted by the authority The next aforesaid, That to prevent any inconvenience

ssion, which may result from the change of the times wilen to be ucid of holding the courts above mentioned, the next

session of them shall be at the several times to which they now stand adjourned.

And be it further enacted by the authority A former aforesaid, That so much of an act, passed the act repel. ed.

nineteenth day of February, 1791, entitled,
“An act to amend the several acts for establish-
ing county courts, and amending the proceedings
therein," be, and the same is hereby repealed.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

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

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

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An ACT to ascertain and fix on some more con

venient and central situation for the courthouse and other public buildings for the county

of Greenville, ULHEREAS a number of the inhabitants

VV of Greenville county have preferred their petition to the legislature, praying that the court-house, and other necessary public buildings for the said county, might be erected in some more convenient and central situation than that in which they are :

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 from and immediately af- Place to be ter the passing of this act, the commissioners chosen for

holding herein after named, shall be, and they are here- Greenville by authorized, and fully empowered to assemble court. and consult on the most suitable and convenient place for holding the said court for the county aforesaid, having respect to the central situation of the same with regard to all the inhabitants of the said county.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the court for the said county of Court to Greenville shall be held at some place contigu-b

su, contiguous to the spot hereafter to be ascertained and ous to said fixed by the commissioners, until the court- place. house and other public buildings are erected; and that all records and papers, appertaining to the said court, shall be reinoved by the judges of the said court, as scon as conveniently may be, after the passing of this act.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Henry Mitchell Wood, Larkin Commis. , Tarrant, John Thomas, junior, and James Har- sioners aprison Barrett, be, and t'il y are hereby appointed! commissioners for carrying this act into execution; and that the place to be fixed on by the commissioners, or a majority or them, shall be the permanent place for holding the court in the county aforesaid, any law, usage or custom to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

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

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

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