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person shall, before that time, pay up the money due for the land, agreeably to the act for establishing the mode for granting lands now vacant in this state, and for allowing a commutation to be received for some lands that have been grantcd, and the expenses incurred thereon, which expenses it is hereby declared shall not exceed six shillings for any one tract of land, he shall be entitled to the said grant, and the land thereby granted to him, any thing in the said clause of the said act, or any act or resolution of the legislature of this state to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding: Provided always, That nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize the taking out of grants for the excessive surveys of land which have been made since the first day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That ten commissioners be appointed by the governor in each circuit court district, who shall be required to return to the legislature at their next meeting, an account of all such lands as have escheated to the state, agreeably to the act, entitled, “ An act to appoint escheators and to regulate escheats,” passed the twenty-eighth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, and that the reasonable expenses incurred by the commissioners, appointed as aforesaid in making the returns, be paid by the state. In the Senate House, the tenth day of May,
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
President of the Senate.
An ACT to build and repair certain gaols and
court-houses. D Eit enacted by the honorable the Senate and
D House of Representatives, noru met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Alexander M’Intosh, Tris- Commissitram Thomas and William Falconer, esquires, oners for
Cheraw be, and they are hereby appointed commission- Listtict, ers with full powers to cause a common gaol for pointed, Cheraw district to be built, and the court-house and money
appropriof the same district to be repaired, and employ ated. workmen and procure all necessary materials for the purpose aforesaid, and that provision of a sum not exceeding one thousand pounds be made in the next tax bill, to defray the expenses thereby to be incurred.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a sum not exceeding two hun- Sum grandred pounds, be, and is hereby granted for the ted for
* Georgepurpose of repairing the gaol in Georgetown; town, and and that George Heriot, William Cuttino and commissi
on oners apJohn Shackleford, be appointed as commission-00 ers to contract for and to see the repairs faithfully made; and that a sum not exceeding two hundred pounds to defray the same, shall be provided for in the tax bill of the present year.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a sum not exceeding two hun- Sum grandred and fifty pounds, be, and is hereby granted ted for.
"Camden, for repairing the gaol and court-house of Cam- and comden district; and that the commissioners for missioners building the court-house of Camden district, be, and they are hereby empowered to contract for said repairs, and see the same faithfully made, and that a provision of a sum not exceeding the said sum of two hundred and fifty pounds, be made in the tax bill for the present year.
And be it further enacted by the authority
cause a good on district: P that purposley of díay,
Commissi. a foresaid, That John Blake, Edward North and oners ap: Timothy Ford, be, and they are hereby appoint. pointed for Charles. ea ce
ed commissioners to contract for, and forthwith ton dis. cause a good and commodious goal to be built trict.
for Charleston district, provision having been
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
President of the Senate.
An ACT for establishing the annud! salaries of
the powder inspectors and arsenal keepers for Charleston and Ninety-Six districts, within this state, and for limiting the duration of
their offices to the term of four years. T H EREAS, it is right and necessary to
VV ascertain the salaries of the powder inspectors and arsenal keepers in Charleston and at Abbeville, in the district of Ninety-six in future, the same being now vacant:
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the autho. rity of the same, That from and after the passing of this act, the annual salary of the powder inspector and arsenal keeper in Charleston shall be fifty pounds sterling, and the annual salary of the arsenal keeper at Abbeville, in the district of Ninety-six, shall be thirty pounds sterling, any law, usage or custom to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.
And in order that the public may be from time to time, duly informed of the state of the magazine stores to be deposited at Abbeville court-house in the said district of Ninety-six :
Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Commissi. the members of the senate and house of repre-oners apsentatives that shall from time to time represent examine
pointed to Abbeville county aforesaid, shall be commissi- the state of oners to examine and inspect the state of the lines magazines and quantity of arms, powder and other stores that may be deposited in the store and magazines at Abbeville court-house aforesaid; and that they shall, from time to time when required, make report to his excellency the governor, of the state and condition of the said arms, powder and stores, and also annually to the legislature at their November session.
And to prevent abuses:
Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no person who inay be appointed to Office not the office of powder inspector and arsenal store to be admi.
nistered by keeper at any magazine of this state, shall be per- deputy. mitted to administer the said office by deputy, unless in case of sickness.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no person who shall be elected Term of to the office of powder receiver and arsenal store office likeeper for Charleston or Abbeville, shall conti
mited. nue in office for a longer time than four years, without he shall be re-elected to the same by the legislature.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the powder inspector and arse- Security nal keeper for Charleston district, shall, before required. he enters on the duties of his office under this "act, give security to the satisfaction of the governor, in the sum of five hundred pounds; and the powder inspector and arsenal keeper for Ab.
beville in the district of Ninety-six, shall, ira
in the year of our Lord ane thousand seven
President of the Senate,
gislat osing said in behalf de Medical physicia
An ACT to incorporate the Medical Society of
V and president of the Medical Society of South Carolina, in behalf of the members now composing said society, hath petitioned the legislature of this state to be admitted a body corporate and politic, in name and deed, by the name of the Medical Society of South-Carolina:
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and Tlouse of Representatives, now met
and sitting in general assembly, and by the auMedical thority of the same, That all those who now beSociety of long to, and all those who shall be hereafter durolina ina ly admitted or become members of that society, corporat- according to the rules, orders and constitution ed.
of the said society, formed or to be formed, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be one established body, corporate and politic, in deed and in name, by the name and style of the Medical Society of South-Carolina; and by the same