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The powers of the governor respecting quarantine, &c. extended to the intendant and wardens of Charleston, &c.

Intendant and wardens enthpowered to remove the pesthouse.

...An ACT to amend an act, entitled, “..An act to
prevent the spreading of contagious distempers in
this State.
HEREAS in consequence of the removal
of the seat of government from Charles-
ton to Columbia, inconveniencies have been ex-
perienced from the sole power of compelling ves-
sels (suspected of being infected with any conta-
gious distemper) to perform quarantine, being vest-
ed in the governor:
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Se.
nate and House of Representatives, now met and
sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of
the same, That all the powers and authorities, in
and by the said above recited act vested in the
governor, so far as the same relates to the compel-
ling of vessels to perform quarantine in the harbour
of Charleston, shall be, and the same is hereby
vested in the intendant and wardens of the city of
Charleston, at all times when the governor shall be
absent from the city; and in the commissioners of
the streets in the towns of Beaufort and George-
toWn.
...And whereas inconvenience has arisen to a num-
ber of citizens, who, under the authority of an act
of the legislature, have located and improved lots
on Sullivan's island, from the pesthouse being
erected on said island: And whereas the occupants
of the said lots are willing and desirous that a pest-
house should be erected in some other place:
Be it therefore enacted by the authority afore-
said, That the intendant and wardens be empower-
ed, and they are hereby empowered to purchase
or hire some convenient and suitable situation, on
which a pesthouse may be erected; and to lay a
tax or assessment on the lots on Sullivan’s island,
not exceeding thirteen dollars, to defray the ex-
pense of the same: Provided nevertheless, That
the tax or assessment be proportioned to the com-
parative value of the said lots.

...And be it further cnacted by the authority asbresaid, That the intendant and wardens be authorized, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to make sale of the building, distinguished by the name of the lazaretto, on said island, or to hire the same, and apply the proceeds arising therefrom, in aid of the funds to be raised by the tax or assessment above mentioned: Provided nevertheless, That notitle to be conveyed under this act, shall be more efficient or durable than the title under which the present occupants hold their respective lots. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and in the twenty-first year of the Indefiendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the House of Reforesentatives.

An ACT to authorize the coolin.issioners of the poor to assess and collect taxes, to discharge demands due for the support of the poor, prior to their being appointed, and to authorize an election to be holden for commissioners of the poor in Edgefield county. His REAS doubts have arisen whether the commissioners of the poor have power to assess and collect taxes, to discharge demands due for the support of the poor, previously to their being appointed: 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 commissioners of the poor, apointed or to be appointed, shall be, and they are i. authorized and empowered, to assess and collect taxes for the purpose of discharging all debts and demands, incurred or due for the support of the poor of their respective parishes or counties, previously to their appointment, in the same manner as they are to assess and collect taxes for

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the payment of the like debts and demands, incurs red and due after their appointment. JWhereas, the managers of the election for members of the legislature, for the election district of Edgefield, have omitted to hold an election for commissioners of the poor, as by law directed: Be it therefore enacted, That the said managers be empowered and required to hold an election for five commissioners of the poor for Edgefield county, on the first Monday in February next. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and in the twenty-first Year of the Independence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senatc. ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the

House of Resiresentatives.

An ACT to cede to the United States, the jurisdiction of a proper place on Worth-Island, whereon a Light-house may be erected. HEREAS the Congress of the United States, on the twenty-first of February, in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, passed an act to provide for the erection of a light-house for the harbour of Georgetown in this state; and a situation on North-island having been deemed the most eligible for that purpose: And whereas Paul Trapier, esquire, the proprietor of the said island, hath made a gratuitous conveyance, in fee simple, to the use of the United States for the above purpose, of seven acres of land, situated on the said island, butting and bounding to the eastward on the sea, to the west and north by lands belonging to Mr. Trapier, and on the south by Winyaw bay: But whereas it is necessary that, in addition to the said conveyance, there should be a cession by the legislature, of the jurisdiction to the said land: Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Semate and House of Representatives, now met and

sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said lands, conveyed by the said Paul Trapier as aforesaid, together with the jurisdiction of the same, as far as the same shall incident and essential for the erection of a light. house, forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings; and the appointment of officers, and the general regulations of the said light house, forts, magazines, arsenals and dock. i. from and after the passing of this act, shall , and is hereby coded to, vested in and assigned unto the United States absolutely and for ever: Provided nevertheless, That the said United States shall build, and sufficiently support, maintain and keep in good repair, and rebuild when necessary, the said light-house, from time to time, and at all times hereafter; and shall also erect or cause to be erected, proper leading marks to and for, or as apo the said light-house; and cause necessary uoys to be stationed in fit places, for the further

and better securing the navigation of the same. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and in the twenty-first Year of the Independence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the House of Reforesentatives.

.An ACT to authorize the City Council of Charleston to increase the taac on licences for retailing spirituous liquors, and to eacempt certain officers of the city of Charleston from serving on Juries. B', it enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in generalassembly, and by the authority of the same, That from and immediately after the passing of this act, it shall and may be lawful for the city council of Charleston, and they are hereby authorized to increase the tax on licences for retailing -spirituous liquors, according to their discretion.

Mode of appointing inspector.

Oath to be taken by commissioners,

And be it further enacted by the authority asbresaid, That the following officers of the city of Charleston, that is to say: the intendant, wardens, city treasurer, city sheriff, marshal and city recorder, be, and they are hereby exempted and excused from serving on juries. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and in the twenty-first Year of the Indefendence of the United States of Mmerica. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the House of Rehresentatives. ==========

An ACT to prevent the ea portation of Bread and
Flour, not merchantable, and for other purposes
therein mentioned.
HEREAS it is necessary for the advance-
ment of commerce, that regulations
should be established for the inspection of flour
and bread, intended for CXportation:
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Se-
mate and House of Representatives, now met and
sitting in general assembly, and by the authority
of the same, That the persons herein after to be ap-
pointed to carry into effect this act, or a majority
of them, shall meet in the city-hall of the city of
Charleston, on the second Monday of January
next, and on the scoo:id Monday in January in
every year thereafter, during the continuance of
this act; and then and there nominate and appoint
a person of good repute, and skilfull in the good-
ness and quality of flour and broad, to be inspector
of flour and bread within the said city, for the
year ensuing.
...And be it surther enacted by the authority afore-
said, That every commissioner who shall vote for
the said officer, shall take the following oath before
he shall proceed to the nomination and appoint-
ment of the officer aforementioned: “I, A. B. do

swear that I will sit fully, honestly and impartially

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