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luation of the general tax, all the lots and build. ings of the said town, in such a sum as they shall deem sufficient for keeping the streets and causeways of the said town in repair; also to regulate the ferries from the said town over Georgetown river, to the road leading to Charleston, and to Waccamaw road leading to NorthCarolina : and also that they shall have power to demand and receive the sum of fifty pounds for each and every licence to keep a billiard table, and the sum of five pounds for each and every licence to retail spirituous liquors in the said town; the amount of such licences to be applied to the purpose of keeping a pilot-boat, and to other Occasional purposes of the said port; and also that the commissioners aforesaid, or any two of them, shall have power, in a summary manner, by a warrant under their hands and scals, to seize and rent the premises, until the amount of such assessments are fully paid, and to levy on goods and chattels, until the price of such licence be discharged. And the monies arising from licences and billiard tables, to be paid to the commissioners of the pilotage for the use of the said port and pilot-boat.
Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners aforesaid, shall have power to regulate the assize and price of bread; and shall have power to compel butchers and others, to produce to the clerk of the market of Georgetown, the hides and ears of all cat. tle brought for sale to the said market, the said ears to be immediately destroyed by the clerk, who shall be entitled to demand and receive from all butchers and others, bringing the same to market, the sum of six pence, as a compensa. tion for his keeping a regular account of all the brands and marks of the said cattle.
such as rent the ser their hann,
Be it further enacted by the authority afore. said, That the commissioners of the streets aforesaid, shall have power to prevent all per. şons from galloping through the said streets, and to prevent stud horses, goats and sheep, from going at large within the said town, and to prevent all persons from trafficking with ne. gro slaves, or retailing spirituous liquors to them, within the harbour of Georgetown, or on the creeks and rivers of Prince George's parish, Winyaw; and also that the cominissioners aforesaid, shall have power in a summary manner to affix and levy fines upon all persons offending against any of the above regulations, not exceeding five pounds for each offence.
Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all deeds and other writings relative Deeds or to any future conveyance, sale or mortgage of oth
ing's first personal property which shall be in the district recorded, of Georgetown, at the time of such conveyance, to be ad.,
judged the sale or mortgage, and which shall be first re- first corded in the office of the register of mesne con- veyance, veyances in Georgetown, shall be taken, deemed, adjudged, allowed of, and held to be the first conveyance, sale or mortgage, and good, firm, substantial and lawful in all courts of judicature within this state, any former or other transfer, conveyance, sale or mortgage of the same, not recorded in the said office, notwithstanding; any former law, usage or custom to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.
Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shall be deemed and taken as a public This act law, and notice thereof shall be taken in all courts sha
¡ deemed a of justice and elsewhere in this state; and it shall public act. be given in evidence in the trial of any cause or
issue without special pleading, any law, usage
February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
President of the Senate.
An ACT for establishing the upper Line between the Parishes of Prince George, Prince
Frederick and Liberty County. DE it enacted by the honorable the Senate
D and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the auta thority of the same, That Prince Georce parish shall be bounded northwardly by a line beginning at Lenud's ferry, on Santee river, thence along the road to Potatoe ferry, to Shepherd's ferry cn Blick Mingo, to Briton's ferry on G eat Pedee, thence along the said river and Big Bull's creek, any law, custom or usage to the contrary notwithstanding. In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of
February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
President of the Senate.
An ACT for opening and improving the navia
gation of Great Pedee, Wateree, Congaree, . Broad River, Savannah, Keowee, Tugaloo and Black Rivers, Lynch's, Black, Jeffrie's, and Catfish Creeks. D Eit enacted by the honorable the Senate and
D House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Tristram Thomas, Morgail Appoint. Brown, William Pegues, Esquires, Baron Puci. mentofthe nitz, Alexander M’Intosh, Moses Pearson, berid of William Strother, Nathaniel Sanders, Lemuel commissiBenton, Thomas Evans, and Richard Brock- Pedes ington, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners to open and improve the navigation of Great Pedee river, from the North Carolina line down to the mouth of Black creck, and shall be called and known by the name of the upper board of commissioners on Pedec; and Male inhathat all the male inhabitants between the ages of bitants to sixteen and fifty years, living within six miles Pedee riof said river, shall be, and they are hereby made ver. liable to work on the same, under the direction of said commissioners, for the space of six days in a year, if required, and no more.
And be it further enacted by the authority Low aforesaid, That William Wilson, John M'Ree, board of Moses Murfee, Gavin Witherspoon, John Wi-com
oners on therspoon, John Dozer, John Porter, Shadrack Pedee.Simons, John Gregg, Thomas Benton, Abel Goodmanand James Greer, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open and improve the navigation of Great P(dee river, from the mouth of Black creek down to Euhancy, and shall be called and known by the name of the lower board of commissioners on Pedee; and Male inhathat all the male inhabitants between the ages of bitants to sixteen and fifty years, living within six miles of
said river, shall be, and they are hereby made liable to work on the same, under the direction of said commissioners, except such persons within six miles as aforesaid, who may live nearer to Black creek, Jeffrie's creck and Lynch's creek, than to said river, which persons so excepted, shall be, and they are hereby made liable to work on said creeks respectively.
And be it further enacted by the authority Commis- afuresaid, That Latamore Edmonds, William sioners for M Muldrow, Andrew Hunter, Henry Cannon, Black
John King, John Sanders and Albert Fort, are hereby appointed commissioners for improving the navigation of Black creek, from the mouth of the said creek as far up as the fork, and that all the male inhabitants living within four miles on each side of the said creek, between the ages of sixteen and fifty years, are hereby made liable to work on the said creek, not more than six days in any one year.
Be it further enacted by the authority aforeUpper said, That Needham Lee, Daniel Dubose, John board of Castles, John Huggins, James Marshall, Charles commissi.
1. Evans, George Evans, John Piget, Elias DuLynch's bose, Absalom Sauls, Andrew Dubose, Elisha creek.
Mayce, James Rochel and Jesse Minton, Esquires, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open and improve the navigation of Lynch's creek, from the plantation of captain Charles Evans down to the Effingham-mills, and shall be called and known by the name of the upper board of commissioners on Lynch's creek; and all the male inhabitants between the ages of sixteen and fifty years, living within five miles of said creek, from four miles above captain Charles Evans's down to the mills aforesaid, shall be, and they are hereby made liable to work on said creek, under the direction of said