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to the terms of the said act, and that he the said. Hugh Horry is the only survivor of the said commissioners, and as such has been sued by the executors of the said Thomas Lynch, for the sum of money stipulated to be paid by the said contract, together with interest thereon; and it is necessary and proper that some provision should be made for paying off the sum of money which may be due on the said contract: Me it therefore enacted by the Iionorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general'assembly, and by the authority of the same, That if the said representaTaxatle tives of the said Thomas Lynch, deceased, shall, Princ^yin on the contract before mentioned, recover a verGeorge, diet against the said Hugh Horry, any virdict tobetoxedso recovered, together with all costs and charto pay for ges necessarily incurred by him, in and about Lynches ms c|efence s]la][ be paid in the manner hereiri

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after directed, that is to say: all the taxable property within the lines, which, on die twentieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-one, were the boundaries of the parish then called the parish of Prince George, Winyaw, shall be taxed, rated and assessed, by the commissioners herein after appointed for that purpose, in such manner and proportion, and at such rate, agreeably to the rules, and proportions of the act for raising supplies for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, as will be necessary to make up the sum or verdict so recovered as aforesaid, against the said Hugh Hoixy, together with his costs and charges aforesaid, to be paid by the respective owners of such property in such proportions and at such periods as the said Hugh Horry would be obliged to pay the tame if this act had not been passed*

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That William Brailsford, Jacob Wil- Commis. liam Harvey, Richard Godfrey, William Hem- s^^ap" ingway and Thomas Allston, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for the purposes before mentioned, and they, and a majority of them, are hereby vested with all and every such power and powers, to carry into effect the true intent and meaning of tins act, as are vested in the collectors of the general tax of this state, and in like manner to be subject to the pains and penalties to which the said collectors are liable. In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in the sixteenth 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 authorize the holders of the Foreign Debt in France to redeem the same in Amsterdam.

WHEREAS it has been represented to the legislature, by John Splatt Cripps and William Crafts, that the foreign creditors of this state, whose debts are payable in France, would be able to transfer the same to their satisfaction, provided the said debts were made redeemable in the city of Amsterdam. And •whereas it is incumbent on this state to facilitate the negociation of the said debts:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the au

thority of the same, That the said John Splatt Cripps' and William Crafts, or their assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized, on the part of the said creditors, or their assigns, whose debts are payable in France, upon the delivery of the evidences of the said debts, to register the same at the treasury of this state, redeemable in the city of Amsterdam, whereby the said creditors shall be entitled to all the benefits of an ordinance, entitled, " An ordinance for funding and ultimately discharging the ibreigrr debt of this state."

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said John Splatt Cripps and William Crafts, or their assigns, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, on the part of this state, to negociate the transfer of the said debts.

/;/ the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in the sixteenth 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 permit the exhibition of Theatrical entertainments under certain regulations.

BE it enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in genera! assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the intendant and wardens of the city of Charleston, and die intendant and wardens in Camden, and the magistrates in each of the election districts throughout the state, may permit and licence persons to exhibit theatrical entertainments, within the bounds of their respective jurisdictions, any thing contained in the act, entitled, " An act for the promotion of industry, and suppression of vagrants and other idle and disorderly persons," to the contrary thereof in any wise notw ithstanding; and the persons who shall be so licenced, are hereby excepted from the pains and penalties inflicted by the said act: and that for every licence granted in the city of Charleston, a sum of one hundred pounds, and for every licence granted elsewhere the sum of twentyfive pounds, shall be paid into the > public treasury for the use of the state, and such licence shall continue in force for one year, from the granting thereof, and no longer.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in the sixteenth 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 make and establish, the Vestries and Church Wardens of the Episcopal Churches of the parishes of Saint Philip and Saint Michael in Charleston, two separate and distinct bodies politic and corporate, and to enlarge their powers.

WHEREAS the vestries and church wardens of the episcopal churches of the parishes of S*aint Philip and Saint Michael, in Charleston, are desirous that they should be made, established and incorporated as two separate and distinct bodies politic and corporate, and tliat each should respectively have and possess the same authority, powers and privileges which are, by an act of the general assembly of this state, passed on the twenty-fourth day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, granted to and vested in the said two churches conjointly, and that they shall have severally, certain powers in addition to those granted to them in and by the said act; and it is expedient and proper that such their desires shall be effected:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, noiv met and sitting in general assembly, and by the auChurches thority of the same, That the said vestries and H'^nd'st cnurcil wardens, of the episcopal churches of Michael the parishes of Saint Philip and Saint Michael, separately in Charleston, be, and they arc hereby made, lncorpora- estaDjis]ie(] anci incorporated as two separate and distinct bodies politic and corporate., in name and in law, and that each of them separately, shall hereafter have, possess and enjoy their respective properties in severalty, and shajl also have, possess and enjoy the same authority, powers and privileges, which, by-the act of the general assembly aforesaid, are granted to and vested in them conjointly; and that the said vestry and church wardens of the episcopal church of the parish of Saint Philip, in Charleston, and their successors in office for ever hereafter, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be incorporated as a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the name of " The Protestant Episcopal Church of the parish of Saint Philip, in Charleston, in the state of South-Carolina:" and that the said vestry and church wardens of the episcopal church of the parish of Saint Michael, in

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