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Two judg-courts be, and they are hereby required to at. és requir- tend at Cambridge during the said term, for the ed to at. tend said purpose of holding the said courts; and that in

case the said court of sessions shall adjourn before the court of common pleas, that the judge, who shall preside in and hold the same court of sessions, shall take his seat and assist during the session of the court of common pleas, till the end of the term, or until all the causes ready for trial are dispatched.

And whereas, Doubts have arisen whether lands and tenements are liable to be taken in ex. ecution under a decree on summary process in the courts of common pleas:

Be it further enacted by the authority afore. Lands lia- said, That all decrees on summary process, on ble to er being duly docketed in the said courts, shall be e ution under as effectual to bind the lands and tenements of summary the defendant, as other judgments; and the exe. process,

cution thereupon shall and may be levied upon the lands and tenements, in like manner as other executions have been and may be levied.

And to furnish an adequate remedy at law against executors and administrators, in cases where one or more may be out of the state:

Be it further enacted by the authority aforeRemedy said, That in cases where there are two or more against ex- executors or administrators to any estate, and ecutors or

of any one or more of them hath withdrawn or shall trators, withdraw or reside out of the state, it shall and or more of

ne may be lawful for any creditor, or person haythem are ing right or cause of action against such estate, out of the to sue out his writ against all the executors or

administrators, naming and setting forth therein the executor or administrator, one or more, who is or are out of the state; and the said writ being executed in the usual form upon those who are within the state, the suit shall be deemed to be

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good and effectual in law to all intents and purposes; Saving only that the judgment in such cases shall not extend to work any devastavit upon the person or persons so absent, or to affect him, her or them in their private right.

And whereas, The act, entitled, “ An act to cstabiish a court of equity within this state," directs that the said court shali sit at Columbia for all causes where the delindant shall reside in Camden, Orangeburgh and Cheraw districts; at Cambridge, for all causes where the defendant shall reside in the district of Ninety-six; and at Charleston, where the defendant shall reside in either of the districts of Charleston, Bcaufort or Georgetown; but the said act makes no provision for the trial of causes where there are two or more defendants, some residing in districts ranged under one of suid courts, and scme in districts ranged under another:

Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That where there are several deiendants, How to residing in different districts, ranged under dif- proceed

where dca ferent courts, the complainant shall commence ferd nts and pursue his proceedings in that court w hici: reside in takes cognizance over the districts in which the aid greatest number of defendants shall reside; but where an equal number of the deferdants reside in districts ranged under different courts, the complainant may elect in which cf such courts he will commence his procecdings; and the judges of the said court of equity shall and may make all proper and necessury rules for carrying the intention of this clause into effect.

Whereas, Considerable inconveniences have arisen from the present mode of:ssessing; apportioning and collecting the county taxes in the several counties in this state, where county courts are established:

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Be it further enacted by the authority afore: Judges of said, That in future the judges of the county county courts, in the said courts, shall be, and they are courts to assess, ap. hereby empowered to assess, apportion and colportion lect the county taxes, within their counties reand collect

test spectively, for the purpose of defraying the coun

ty expenses, according to the most equitable
plan whereby the same can be assessed, appor-
tioned and collected, any law, usage or custom
to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-three, and in
the eighteenth 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 for the election of commissioners of the

poor in those counties where county courts are

established. TITHEREAS it is found necessary that

V commissioners of the poor be elected in those counties, where county-courts are established:

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 five commissioners of the poor, in each of the counties where county courts are established, shall be elected at the same times and places, and in the same manner and form, and the elections shall be conducted by the same persons as are named for that purpose in the act, entitled “ An act authoriz.

ing the inhabitants of the election districts,
where county courts are not established, to
choose commissioners of the poor,” and that the
commissioners so to be elected shall have all
the authority, powers and privileges, which are
vested in, and be liable to all the pains and pe-
nalties which are imposed upon the commissi-
oners of the poor by that act, to the end that the
said act shall be in full force and compleat ope-
ration, in all the counties in this state where
county courts are established.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-three, and in
the eighteenth 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 for the trial and punishment of per.

sons guilty of murder or manslaughter, and their accessaries, where the deceased may be wounded, poisoned, or otherwise injured in one

district, and die thereof in another. UITHEREAS it is necessary to provide

V some mode for trying and punishing persons guilty of murder, manslaughter or homicide, in cases where the mortal wound or injury may be given or done in one district, and the party wounded or injured may die thereof in another:

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 where any person shall be feloniously struck, wounded, poisoned, or otheririse injured in one district, and die thereof in another, any inquisition or indictment thereon found by jurors of the county or district where the death shall happen, whether it be found before the coroner upon the sight of such dead body, or before the justices or peace, or other justices or commissioners lawfully authorized to enquire of such offences, shall be as good and cfectual in the lawr, as if the stroke, wound, poisoning or other injury had been committed and done in the same county or district where the party shall die; and the person or persons guilty of such striking, wounding, poisoning, or other injury, and every accessary thereto,

either bcfore or after the fict, sh:ll be tricd by · and before the same court, and (if convicted) punished in the same mode, manner and form, as if the deceased had suffered such striking, wounding, poisoning or other injury in the same county or district where he, she or they thercof died. In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of

December, in the year of our Lord one thori-
sand seven hundred and ninety-three, and in
the eighteenth 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 incorporate the Vigilant Fire Com

pany in Charleston. T H EREAS the Vigilant Fire Company

in Charleston have, by their petition, prayed to be incorporated, and it appears that their views are laudable, and their association beneficial to the citizens of Charleston:

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