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commissioners, for the space of six days in a year, if required, and no more.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That William Goddard, Austin Stone, Lower John Timmons, Lewis Howell, John Smith, Ro-bo

commissi, bert Ellison, John James, James Brown, Josiah oners on Corkfield, Zachariah Cato and Zachariah Net. Lynch's tles, Esqrs, be, and they are hereby appointed" commissionerstoopen and improvethe navigation of Lynch's creek, from the Effingham-mills to the mouth thereof, and shall be known by the name, of the lower board of commissioners on Lynch's creek; and all the male inhabitants between sixteen and fifty years of age, living within five miles of said creek, and not within six miles of Great Pedee, shall be, and they are hereby made liable to work on said creek, under the directi. on 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 aforesaid, That Isham Moore, Joseph Lloyd, Wateree Isaac Ross, junior, Douglass Stark, Samuel Boy- bo

DOYcommissi. kin, John Chesnut, William Whitaker, Duncan oners. M’Ra, John Kershaw and Zachariah Cantey, Esquires, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open and improve the navigation of the Wateree river, from the falls near Mr. Chesnut's ferry, down to the confluence of Wateree and Congaree, and shall be called and known by the name of the Wateree board of commissioners; and all the male inhabitants between sixteen and fifty years of age, living within six miles of said river, except such that live nearer to the Congaree than to the Wateree ri. ver, shall be, and they are hereby made liable to work on said Wateree river, under the direction of said commissioners for the space of six days in a year, if required, and no more.

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And be it further enacted by the authority Congarce aforesaid, That Richard Hampton, James Tayboard of lor, Robert Lithgow, Joseph Culpepper, Wilcommissi

liam Howell, junior, John James Haig, John Threewits, Joel Adams, William Russell Thomson, Richard Brown, Alexander Blair and John Jeans, Esquirts, be, and they are hereby appoint, ed commissioners to open and improve the navigation of Congaree river, from the confluence of Broad and Saluda rivers to the confluence of Congaree and Wateree rivers, and shall be called and known by the name of the Congarte board of commissioners; and all the male inhabitants between the ages of sixteen and fifty years, living within six miles of said river, and who do not live nearer to Waterce than Congaree river, shall be, and they are hereby made liable to work on said Congaree river for the space of six days in a year, it required, and no more.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Pendleton Tint Andrew Pickens, Robert Anderson, Ben

jamin Cleaveland, Nicholas Darnell and Moses board.

Liddle, Esqrs. be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open and improve the navi. gation of the river Keowee, from Fort Prince George on said river, to the confluence of Tugaloo and Keowee, and on Tugaloo from Chawgee creek to the confluence of said river and Keowee, and from thence down Savannah river, to the old boundary line, and shall be called and

known by the name of the Pendleton county Abbeville board of commissioners; and that Richard coụnty Barksdale, Robert Allen, Thomas Winn, John board.

Hamilton and Peter Gehert, Esquires, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for that part of Savannah river between the old boundary line and the mouth of Long Canę

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creek, and shall be called the Abbeville county board of commissioners; and that Hugh Mid- Edgefiel dleton, Robert Weare, Le Roy Hammond, county

board, Thomas Key, and Durry Pace, Esquires, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for that part of Savannah river between the mouth of Long Cane creek and col. Hampton's bridge opposite to Augusta, and shall be called the Edgefield county board of commissioners; and that all male inhabitants between the ages Male inhaof sixteen and fifty years, living within six bi

work, miles of the said rivers, shall be obliged to work on the same, not exceedirg the space of ten days in one year, and no mcre; and shall not be compelled to work on any or either of said rivers, out of their respective districts; and the The three said three last mentioned boards of commissi- last boards oners shall constitute one board for the purpose

Pomor tute one of receiving and appropriating all such sums of board. money as shall be subscribed or given for the improvement of the navigation of the said three rivers, and all monies so received shall be applied at the discretion of a majority of the said board, but in all other cases they shall be considered as separate boards.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Benjamin Davis Minor, Henry Commis. Davis, junior, Joshua Avant and William sioners for Keeffe, be, and they are hereby appointed com-' missioners to open and improve the navigation of Catfish-creek, and shall be called and known by the name of the board of commissioners for Catfish-creek; and that all the male inhabitants between the ages of sixteen and fifty rears, residing within three miles of the said creek, from the mouth of the said creek up to the causeway near Thomas Godbolt's plantation, shall be, and they are hereby made liable to work on the said

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creek, under the direction of the said commis, sioners: Provided, That no person be madeliable to work thereon more than six days in one year.

And be it further enacted by the authority Black riv- aforesaid, That Francis Green, William Lister, commissi. dof John Murray, William Moore, William Heath

ly, Robert Witherspoon, Robert Ervin, John Greyham and John Robinson, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open and improve the navigation of Black river, from Benbow's ferry down to North's ferry on said river, and shall be called and known by the name of the Black river board of commissioners; and all the male inhabitants between the ages of sixteen and fifty years, living within three miles of said river, shall, and they are hereby made liable to work on the same, under the direction of said commissioners, six days in a year, if required, and no more..

Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Powers the said respective boards of commissioners shall

have full power and authority, when they shall the respective think necessary, to summon all the said male

inhabitants, giving two days previous notice, to commissi. oners to work on said rivers or creeks, in their respective levy fines. districts; and if any person or persons shall re

'fuse or neglect to go, or send their male slaves, when summoned by the commissioners aforesaid, or by any person by them appointed for that purpose, every such person shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding two dollars per day, at the discretion of the commissioners, for him. self, and one dollar per day for every male slave so neglected or refused to be sent, to be recovered by immediate warrant of distress, under the hands of any three or more of the commissi. oners, against any of the goods and chattels of the defaulters, which, after ten days public notice,

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shall be sold for the purpose of paying the fine aforesaid, and charges accruing thereon; and the overplus, if any, returned to such defaulter; and Appropri all fines so recovered, shall be by the commissi- ation of oners appropriated to the improvement of the navigation of the respective rivers or creeks where the defaulter is made liable to work.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several and respective boards Districts of commissioners herein before appointed, shall may be di

vided into have full power and authority to divide their re- smaller spective districts into smaller ones, and direct ones. what hands shall work therein. They shall also Overseers appoint overseers of said small districts, and the to be ap

pointed. overseers so appointed are hereby empowered moderately to correct all such male slaves as shall refuse or neglect to do his work; and if any white person shall refuse or neglect to do his work, when present, the overseer shall return his name to the commissioners, who shall fine him, for the first offence a sum not exceeding two dollars, and for the second offence a sum not exceeding ten dollars, at the discretion of the commissioners, to be recovered and appropriated as other fines herein before mentioned: And if any of the overseers to be appointed Penalty for by virtue of this act, shall refuse or neglect to refusing to serve and do his duty agreeable to law and the overseers. direction of the commissioners, he shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding ten pounds, at the discretion of the commissioners, to be recovered and appropriated as herein before mentioned : Provided, That no person shall be compelled to serve as an overseer more than one year in any term of three years.

Be it further enacted by the authority afore- Commissaid, That the several and respective boards of

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