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Swamp board, and Peter Porcher, sen, a com-
missioner of the said road to join the Purys-
burgh board.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-two, and in
the seventeenth 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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An ACT to reimburse sundry Inhabitants of

Beaufort district the sum therein mentioned, and to make an appropriation thereof in con

formity with their petition. Ü H EREAS sundry inhabitants in Beau

VV fort district, have, by subscription contributed the sum of four hundred and ninety pounds sterling, towards the erection of a gaol within one mile of Coosawhatchie bridge. And whereas they have, by their petition preferred to the legislature, prayed that the said sum of four hundred and ninety pounds should be reimbursed by the state, and granted to the president and members of the society for promoting and encouraging the education of children, and assisting and establishing schools in that district :

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 the said sum of four hundred and ninety pounds, shall be, and the same is hereby vested in the said president and members of the said society, for the purposes in their petition mentioned, on the following terms

and conditions, that is to say: The said presi-
dent and members of the said society, or any
person by them appointed, shall be entitled to
receive from the treasurer of the state aforesaid,
annually and every year during the term of five
years, for the use, benefit and behoof of the said
society, the interest of the said sum of four hun-
dred and ninety pounds, and at the expiration of
the said term, shall be and they are hereby en-
titled to receive the aforesaid principal sum of
four hundred and ninety pounds.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-two, and in
the seventeenth 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 amend an Act, entitled,

An act for incorporating divers religious societies therein named,so far as the same relates to the Presbyterian Church on Edisto

Island. ITTHEREAS by an act of the legislature

V of this state, entitled, “ An act for incorporating divers religious societies therein named,” the members of the Presbyterian church on Edisto Island, and their successors, were declared to be severally one body corporate, by the name and style of the Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island, and were made capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, receive and enjoy, possess and retain to them and their successors, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever; and also to hold and receive, possess, enjoy and retain all such other estates, real or personal, money goods, chattels and effects, which they are now possessed of or are entitled unto, or thich have been already given, devised or bequeathed unto them, by whatever name such devise or becuest may have been made, as by the said act, reference being thereunto had, will more fully and at large appear.

And whereas, Divers persons professing the Presbyterian religion, and members of the said incorporated Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island, by their humble petition to the legislature of this state, did set forth, that previous to their incorporation by the aforesaid act, divers well disposed and charitable persons, made considerable gifts of real and personal estates to trustces, for the use and behoof of those professing the Presbyterian religion on said island of Edisto; and that no power or authority being given by the said act to the said corporation, to divest the said trustees of the property entrusted to them as aforesaid, in consequence whereof the same may be either greatly diminished or totally lost by their mismanagement or insolvency; they therefore prayed, that as the said corporation are fully competent to the direction and management of their own concerns, and the reason for appointing said trustees no longer existing, that the said corporation be authorized and empowered to call to account and compel all and every person or persons whomsoever, holding or retaining any estate, real or personal, in trust or otherwise for said corporation, to surrender, pay over and deliver up the same to such person or persons as the said corporation shall or may from time to time elect for that purpose, for the sole and particular use, bencíit and . behoof of the said corporation:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Şenate and House of liepresentatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the said corporation of the Presbyterian church on Edisto Island, from time to time as occasion may require, to elect, noni. nate and appoint such person or persons as the said corporation may think proper, who, in behalf of the said church or corporation, shall be and are hereby fully authorized and required to call to an account, and compel by suit or otherwise, all and every person or persons whomsoever, having, holding, retaining or possessing any estate real or personal, in trust or otherwise for the use, benefit and behoof of the said Presbyterian church or corporation on Edisto Island, to surrender and deliver up the same, which said estate, real or personal, monies, goods or chattels, so to be accounted for and delivered up, shall be held by such corporation to, for and upon the several trusts and confidences in the several devises, conveyances or trust deeds, giving or granting the same, expressed, and to and for no other trust, use or purpose whatsoever: and for the indemnification of said trustees, and all others concerned, who shall or may be elected for the purpose aforesaid by the said corporation, be and are hereby empowered and required to execute sufficient releases and discharges for releasing and discharging all and every person or persons, who may surrender and deliver up the estate or estates held by them in trust as aforesaid, for the use, benefit and behoof of the said church, or corporation on Edisto Island.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shall be deemed and taken as a public act, and notice thereof shall be taken in all the courts of justice and elsewhere in this state, and shall be given in evidence without special pleading. In the Senate House, the truenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-two, and in
the seventeenth 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 extend the time for rebuilding the

bridge over Ashley river, which was vested in the late Col. Richard Hampton, his heirs

and assigns, by act of the legislature. UITHEREAS John Ewing Calhoun and

VV William Fishburn, esquires, nominated executors of the last will and testament of the late Richard Hampton, esquire, deceased, have presented a petition, setting forth sufficient reasons why the time prescribed and limited in and by the acts of the legislature for rebuilding the bridge over Ashley river, vested by law in the said Richard Hampton, and his heirs and assigns, which hath been lately destroyed, should be extended:

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 the time so prescribed and limited for rebuilding the said bridge in and by the acts of the legislature in such case

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