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bond there deposited; which copy, so certified, shall be good and sufficient evidence in all the courts of this state, in any suits so to be instituted. Provided nevertheless, it shall not be lawful for any person, who shall conceive himself aggrieved by any sheriff, to commence any action against the security hereby required to be given, until a return of nulla bona shall have been made on some execution to be issued against the said sheriff, either at the suit of the person aggrieved, or some other person. Provided further, That if the said sheriff should have been first sued after a return of nulla bona, the security or securities, shall not be entitled to an imparlance.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeSheriff not said, That in every obligation to be taken from to share the sheriff of each of the districts in this state, as bethe profits fore in this act directed, it shall be made a part of person, the condition of the obligation, that the sheriff is nor to sell his office. not, at the time of giving the bond, under any obli

gation, either in honor or law, to share the profits of the office with any person or persons whomsoever; and that he will not, directly or indirectly, sell or dispose of his office, or the profits thereof, but will either resign and settle all his accounts, or continue in the actual discharge of the duties thereof, by himself or his deputy or deputies, for and during the time for which he is elected, if he shall so long live.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeNames of

said, That Daniel Desaussure, Thomas Jones, commissi. Edward Trescot, Nathaniel Russel and Stephen approve of

Lee, esquires, for the district of Charleston; John securities A. Cuthbert, James Garvey, John M. Verdier, offered by Peter Porcher and Thomas Fuller, esquires, for sheriffs.

the district of Beaufort; col. William R. Thompson, Charles Jones Brown, captain Paul Warley, colonel Jacob Rumph and Walter Robinson, esquires, for the district of Orangeburgh; Paul Michau, jun. Samuel Smith, general Peter Horry,

oners to

Daniel Tucker and Edward Thomas, esquires, for the district of Georgetown; William Pegues, William Thomas, Evander M’Iver, Allen Chapman and Alexander M’Intosh, esquires, for the district of Cheraw; John Chesnut, Zachariah Cantey, Isaac Dubose, Burwell Boykin and Duncan M'Ra, esquires, for the district of Camden ; Warren Beaufort, Edward Tillman, James Jordan, Elijah Nunn and William Kennedy, for the district of Pinckney; general Pickens, general Anderson, colonel Henry M. Wood, col. Lemuel Alston and colonel Eliab Moore, for the district of Washington; Arthur Simkins, John Bowie, James Caldwell, Jonathan Downes and Patrick M’Dowall, esquires, for the district of Ninety-six, be respectively appointed commissioners to approve of the securities which may be offered by the sheriffs hereafter to be clected or appointed; and the said commissioners, or any three of them, respectively, are hereby vested with full power to judge and determine on the sufficiency of the securities, which may be offered by the sheriffs respectively. And the better to enable them to discharge that duty, to administer an oath to each of the securities, who may be offered, that he is worth, over and above all his debts, the sum for which he offers himself as security: Provided also, That in case any of the said commissioners shall depart this state, die, resign, or refuse to serve, the governor of the state shall fill up the vacancy occasioned thereby, until the next meeting of the legislature succeeding such departure, death, resignation, or refusal to serve. In the Senate House, the twelfth day of December, in the

Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Independ-
ence of the United States of America.

DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Speaker of the

House of Representatives,

B

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An ACT to enable the United States to purchase

a quantity of land in this state, not exceeding two thousand acres, for arsenals and magazines.

HEREAS the late secretary of state of the

United States, in his letter to the late governor of this state, did request that he would take proper measures for obtaining the consent of the legislature of this state, that the United States should purchase a quantity of land in this state, whereon arsenals and magazines might be erected:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Seinate and House of Representatives, now met and

sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of Land to be the same, That the United States, or such person purchased or persons as may be by them authorized, shall nals and have a right to purchase, in any part of this state maga that may be thought most eligible; the fee simple zines.

of any quantity of land, not exceeding two thousand acres, for the purpose of erecting arsenals and magazines thereon, agreeably to the act of Congress, entitled, “ An act to provide for the erecting and repairing of arsenals and magazines, and for other purposes," passed on the second day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeIf parties said, That if the person or persons whose land grec, fand may be chosen for the above mentioned purpose, to be va- should not be disposed to sell the same; or if the

persons appointed to make the purchase should not be able to agree upon terms with such owner or owners of the said land, the same shall be valued upon oath, by a majority of persons to be appointed by the court of equity or court of common pleas of this state for that purpose; and the land shall be vested in the United States, upon their paying the amount of such valuation to the owner or owners of such land.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said land, when purchased, and even

lued.

ry person and officer residing or employed there. on, whether in the service of the United States or Persons not, shall be subject and liable to the government employed

to be subof this state, and the jurisdiction, laws and autho-ject to the rity thereof, in the same manner as if this act had laws of the never been passed; and that the United States shall lana. exercise no more authority or power, within the li. mits of the said land, than they might have done previous to the passing of this act, or than may be necessary for the building, repairing, or internal government of the arsenals and magazines thereon to be erected, and the regulation and manage, ment of the same, and of the oficers and persons by them to be employed in or about the same :

Provided always, That the said land shall for ever be exempt froin any taxes to be paid to this state. In the Senate House, the twelfth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Independ-
pnce of the United States of America.

DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Speaker of the

House of Representatives.

An ACT to provide for the barrelling and pack

ing of Beef and Pork, for exportation, at the

towns of Chatham, Camden and Vienna. D E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and

D House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful to and Commissie for John Wilson, Allen Chapman, James Galispie, oners for

er the town James Jenkins and William Strother, or any three of Chaof them, and they are hereby required to appoint, tham. on the second Monday in January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and on the second Monday in January in every year thereafter, two public packers of beef and pork, at the town of Chatham, in the county of Chesterfield; which said public packers shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to and ob,

serve all the regulations which are prescribed for such packers, in and by an act of the legislature, entitled, “ An act to prevent fraud and deceits in selling rice, pitch, tar, rosin, turpentine, beef, pork, shingles, staves and fire-wood, and to regulate the weighing of the several commodities and merchandize in this province," passed the seventeenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-six.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeCommissi- said, That it shall and may be lawful to and for John oners for Kershaw, Zachariah Cantey, John Adamson, Thothe town of Cam- mas Broom and David Bush, or any three of them, den. and they are hereby required to appoint, on the

said second Monday in January, in the year aforesaid, two public packers of beef and pork, at the town of Camden, in the county of Kershaw; which last mentioned public packers shall have all the powers to discharge all the duties, and be subject to all the regulations which are prescribed in and by this act, for the packers hereby to be established, at the town of Chatham aforesaid,

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeCommissi- said, That it shall and may be lawful to and for oners for Hickeson Barker, Willlam Goodman, Thomas Vienna. 1

Lee, Samuel Patterson and William Magan, or any three of them, and they are hereby required to appoint, on the said second Monday in January, in the year aforesaid, two public packers of beef and pork, at Vienna, in the county of Abbeville ; which last mentioned public packers shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to all the regulations which are prescribed in and by this act, for the public packers thereby to be established at the town of Chatham aforesaid.

And be it further enacted by the authority a foresaid, That it shall and may be lawful to and for any merchant, trader or other person or persons, whomsoever, from time to time, and at all times from and after the passing of this act, to ship for

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