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the execution of his said office; and such assist, ants, after taking the oath or affirmation herein prescribed to be taken by the inspector of flour, are hereby authorized to inspect and brand any barrels of flour at Charleston, as the inspector himself might do.

And be it further enacted by the authority afore, Mode of said, That all and every of the penalties and forrecovering feitures, in and by this act set and appointed, shall penalties.

be recovered before a single magistrate, as in case of small debts, or before the city council, in the name of the commissioners, and be by them paid into the treasury of the state, for the use of the

public.

Charleston.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeCommissi- said, That Edward Darrell, Thomas Morris, Naoners for thaniel Russel, Robert Henry, Philip Gadsden,

William Crafts and Adam Tunno, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for carrying into effect this act.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeCommissi- said, That Zachariah Cantey, Thomas Broom, oners for John Kershaw, John Adamson and Daniel Car

penter, or a majority of them, are hereby appointed commissioners to meet at the town of Camden, on the second Monday in January next, and on the second Monday in every January. thereafter, to no. minate and appoint a person of good repute, and skilful in the goodness and quality of flour, to be an inspector of flour at the said town of Camden, which said inspector shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to all the regulations which are prescribed by this act, for the inspectors of flour in the city of Charleston.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeCommissi. said, That Thomas Taylor, John Taylor, Timooners for thy Rives, Benjamin Waring and Robert LithColumbia.

gow, or a majority of them, are hereby appointed commissioners to meet at the town of Columbia, on the second Monday in January next, and the

second Monday in every January thereafter, to nominate and appoint a person of good repute, and skill in the goodness and quality of flour, to be an inspector of flour in the said town of Columbia; which inspector shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to all the regulations which are prescribed by this act for inspectors of flour in the city of Charleston.

And be it further enacted by the authority afore. said, That it shall and may be lawful for Samuel CommissiSmith, George Heriot, Savage Smith, Francis oners for Gottier Deliesseline and Robert Elliott, or any town.

Georgethree of them, and they are hereby required to appoint, on the first Monday in January next, and on the first Monday in January in every year thereafter, one inspector of flour and bread, at the town of Georgetown; which said inspector shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to and observe all the regulations which are prescribed by this act for such inspectors of the city of Charleston.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful to and for Commissis Jesse Arthur, John Bynum, John Means, John oners for

Granby Sims and Gerard Burke, or any three of them, and they are hereby required to appoint, on the first Monday in January next, and on the first Monday in January in every year thereafter, one inspector of flour at the town of Granby, on the west side of the Congaree river; which said inspector shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to and observe all the regulations which are prescribed by this act for such inspectors at the city of Charleston.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Duke Bell, Francis Carlisle, Alexander Commissie Noble and William Scott, or any three of them, Vienna, shall, and they are hereby required to appoint, on the said first Monday in January next, and on the first Monday in January in every year thereafter, an in

spector of four, at the town or village of Vienna on Savannah river; which said inspector shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to all the regulations which are prescribed by this act for such inspector at the said city of Charleston.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every clause, matter and thirg lierein contained, shall extend, as fully and amply to the said towns of Georgetown, Granby, Vinna, Camden and Columbii, as if the same were particularly mentioned in every clause of this act.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shail continue and be in force for and during the term of six years, and until the end of the then next session of assembly. 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 Indepen:
dence of the United States of America.

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

House of Representatives.

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An ACT to open the navigation of Little. Pedec

Riser.
HEREAS sundry of the inhabitants of

Little Pedee river and its vicinity, have petitioned for leave to open the navigation of the said river:

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 John Newsom, Robert Hodges, Richard Woodberry, William Watson, Samuel Jarrell and Joseph Jenkins, esquires, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, and are vested with full power and authority, to clear out, make navigable and keep open Little Pedee river, from its confluence with Great Pedee to the mouth of Drowning-creek; and from thence up the said

Drowning-creek to the North-Carolina line: And that in case of the death, resignation or refusal to Sérve, of any one of the said commissioners, a majority of the remaining ones shall have full power and authority to appoint another commissioner in his room.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all the male inhabitants, as well freemen as slaves, residing within ten miles of the said river and creek, who are of the age of sixteen years, and not above fifty years, shall be liable to work upon the said river, to make navigable, clear out and keep open the same, not exceeding ten days in every year, at the time that the said commissioners, or a majority of them or of their successors, may direct, under the penalty of one dollar for every day which they or either of the said male inhabitants may absent himself or themselves : Provided nevertheless, That none of the male inhabitants, residing within the said ten miles, who are liable by any former act of the legislature, to work upon Great Pedee or Little Pedee, above the confluence of the same with Drowning-creek, shall, by virtue of this act, be made liable to work upon Little Pedee. 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 Indepen-
dence of the United States of America.

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

House of Representatives.

An ACT to empower the proprietors of the lands

on Four-Holes swamp, to make Navigable the Four-Holes creek.

HEREAS

situate on the Four-Holes swamp, and other proprietors of lands in the vicinity of the same, have petitioned for an act to be passed, to authorize them to clear out, make navigable, and to keep open the Four-Holes creek:

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Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Sea nate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the proprietors of the lands situated on the Four-Holes swamp, from Edisto river to the Four-Holes bridge, or any or either of them, at his, her or their proper labour or expense, shall have full power and authority to clear out, make navigable, and keep open the creek called FourHoles, or Steed's creek, from its confluence with Edisto river up to the Four-Holes bridge.

Arid be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any person or persons shall stop up, or in any manner obstruct the passage of the said creek, after the same shall be made navigable as aforesaid, he, she or they so offending, on conviction thereof, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding twelve dollars, to be sued for and recovered before any justice of the peace, for each and every such offence; the one half to be paid to such person or persons as may inform; the other half to be paid to the proprietors of the lands aforesaid; to be applied to the purpose of keeping the said creek open; which said proprietors, under the names of the commissioners whom they may appoint to superintend the navigation of the said creck, are hereby authorized to sue for and recover. 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 Indepen-
dence of the United States of America,

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

House of Representatives.

An ACT to vest the exclusive right of navigating

Pine-tree creek, in certain persons therein mentioned.

HEREAS by an act, entitled, “ An act

for opening the navigation of Pine-tree creek, from the mouth of said creek to the forks

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