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quired and directed to subscribe in behalf of this state, on loan to the United States, an the last day of September next, so many of the fundable indents of this state as may then be in their possession, which, when added to the amount of private subscriptions, will make in the whole four millions of dollars, or as near thereto as may be, but in no case to exceed that sum, and to receive in lieu thereof, in behalf of the state, from the commissioncr of loans, the funded certificates of the United States, in such sums as they may deem most convenient.

And be it further enacted by the authority Penalty for aforesaid, That each and every officer of this exchang

ing instate, who has received or who may receive in- dents. dents in behalf of the state, is hereby required to retain in his possession or pay over to the treasury, as the case may be, the identical indents he or they have received, and if the offcer who has received or who may receive indents in behalf of this state, shall presume to exchange fundable indents for such as are not fundable, such officer shall, on conviction thereof, forfeit his office and double the nominal sum of indents so exchanged.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners of the trea- 160

To report sury take forthwith an account of all indents in gislature their possession, distinguishing those which are an

of the infundable from those which are not, and those dents in which are cancelled from those which are not, their pos

session. and report the same to the legislature when sitting, or in their recess, to his excellency the governor; and the commissioners of the treasury, and all other officers of the state, who have received, or who may receive fundable indents on behalf of the state, are hereby required to forbear from cancelling the same till the last day of

September next, any law, usage or custom to
the contrary notwithstanding.
In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of

February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in
the fifteenth 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 empowering the Treasurers to issue

indents to sundry persons whose accounts were returned to the Auditor-General within the time prescribed by law, the vouchers for which were in the possession of the late William Ar. thur, Esquire, Auditor for Orangeburgh district, as well as sundry other accounts delivered in to the said William Arthur, Esquire, within the time prescribed by law; but which accounts and vouchers, owing to the death of the said William Arthur, Esquire, are lost or mislaid, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

HEREAS, sundry accounts received

by the auditor-general within the time prescribed by law for receiving accounts, have never been passed, owing to the vouchers having been retained by the late William Arthur, Esquire, auditor for Orangeburgh district. And whereas, sundry other accounts which were received by the said William Arthur, Esquire, within the time prescribed by law for receiving accounts, which said accounts and vouchers, owing to the death of the said William Arthur, Esquire, are lost or mislaid. And whereas sundry of the accounts received by the auditor-ge

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Acrid, nere for specific articles supplied the troops of this state, as well as the tioops of the United States, and for which no prices appear to have been fixed:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representutives, now met and sitting in general asseinbly, and by the authority of the same, That in every such case the treasurers be, and they are hereby authorized and required to allow such reasonable prices for the same, as may appear right, not exceeding the prices allowed by Congress for such specific articles.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the treasurers be, and they are hereby authorized and required to issue indents to the amount of all such of the said accounts as may appear on orth to have been received by the auditor-general, as well as those retained by the late William Arthur, Esquire, auditor for Orangeburgh district, (except where indents have been already issued,) with interest thereon, from the first day of April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, on their producing the said original accounts, and such vouchers as can be obtained to support such of the accounts as were received by the auditor-general, and proper vouchers for such of the aforesaid accounts as have been retained by the said William Arthur. In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of

February, in the year of our Lord one thous
sand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in
the fifteenth 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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WH.

An ACT authorizing the Inhabitants of the elec

tion districts where county courts are not estab-
lished, to choose commissioners of the poor.

HEREAS it will conduce much to the

convenience of the inhabitants where county courts are not established, to have commissioners of the poor :

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Managers Senate and House of Representatives, now met of election and sitting in general assembly, and by the arspol'for the thority of the same, That the respective manaelection of

gers of the election for members of the legislacommissi, oners of

ture in the said election districts shall, and they the poor. are hereby authorized and required to open a

poll for the election of commissioners of the
poor, not exceeding five: the first election to
be held on the first Monday in April next; and
at all times thereafter at the same times and pla-
ces, and in the same manner as are usual for the
election of members of the legislature; and that
all persons who have a right to vote for mem-
bers of the legislature, shall be entitled and have
a like right to vote for the said commissioners.

And be it further enacted by the authority
Powers of aforesaid, That the said commissioners of the
Commissi. poor, elected as aforesaid, shall have the over-

sight, ordering and relieving of the poor in the
said elective districts respectively; and shall
have power to demand and receive all such gifts
and legacies, and all such fines and forfeitures,
and any other monies or things whatsoever, as
are given to the use of the poor: and in case of
refusal to deliver or pay the same, to commence
and prosecute any lawful suit or action for the

recovery thereof.
Poor to be And be it further enacted by the authority
relieved
and edd. aforesaid, That the poor of the elective districts
cated. respectively, shall be relicved and educated out

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relief of

of all such money, goods or things, and out of such fines, mulcts and forfeitures, as shall be given to the use of the poor. And in case

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Commissi, same shall not be sufficient for the relief of the oners to poor, and the education of their children, and of ficient poor orphan children, that once in every year, sums for at any time within two months after the first day

the poor of January annually, it shall be lawful for the said and educacommissioners in the election districts respect

tion of

children; ively, to assess such sum or sums as shall be to issue sufficient for that .purpose. The said assess- warrants

against de. ments to be made equally upon the estates, real

faulters, and personal, of all and every the inhabitants, owners and occupiers of lands, tenements and hereditaments, or any personal estates within the several districts; and in case any person or persons shall refuse or neglect to pay the sum or sums which they may be assessed, it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners, or a m.jority of them, respectively, to issue their warrant of distress against such defaulter, which shu be levied by any of the constables in the said respective districts, in the same manner, and sales shall be inade on the same terms as in cases of distress or sales for public taxes.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in case any poor children shall

and to bind be chargeable to the respective districts, it shall children and may be lawful for the commissioners of such out as ap

prentices. district, to bind any such child or children out to be an apprentice, until every male child shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years, and every female until she shall arrive unto the age of eighteen years or be married.

And be it further enacted by the authority Penalty for aforesaid, That the said commissioners, when refusing to elected as aforesaid, shall be obliged to serve, under the penalty of forfeiting five pounds for

serve.

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