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frowning-creek to the North-Carolina line: And that in case of the death, resignation or refusal to serve, 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 asbresaid, 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, towork upon Great Pedee or Little Pedee, above the confluence of the same with Drowning-creek, shall, by virtue of this act, bemade 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 Indefendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the House of Reforesentatives.

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.An ACT to empower the proprietors of the lands on Four-Holes swamp, to make Navigable the Four-Holes creek. V HEREAS sundry proprietors of the lands 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:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Se: hate 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.

...And 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 Indefen"dence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the House of Representatives.

An ACT to vest the eacclusive 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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thcreof, near Camden;” the proprietors of the lands whereon colonel Kershaw's lower mills were formerly erected, were authorized to open and continue the navigation of the said creek, as high up as the forks thereof: And whereas it is but just and reasonable, in case the proprietors of lands as

aforesaid, should complete, (as they propose,) the

same at their sole expense, that they should be en-
titled to the sole benefit arising therefrom: -
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 free and exclusive right to
the use and navigation of Pine-tree creek, be, and
the same is hereby vested in Thomas Broom, James
Kershaw, John Kershaw, Duncan M*Ra and Za-
chariah Cantey, the present owners and possessors
of the lands and mills situated on the said creek;
or in whomsoever may hereafter, in their right,
hold or possess the same, on the condition herein
before stated, of their opening and keeping navi-
gable the creek aforesaid, at their sole expense.
And it shall not be lawful for any person or per-
sons to use or navigate the said creek, without
paying the toll established by this act.
And be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That the said Duncan M'Ra, Zachariah Can-
tey, Thomas Broom, James Kershaw and John
Kershaw, or whoever may, in their right, hereaf-
ter hold or possess the said lands and mills, shall
and may fix and establish, and be entitled to take
and receive, by way of toll, for all boats, vessels and
rafts, passing on or through the said creek, such
sum or rates, which shall be uniform, as they shall
think proper to impose, not exceeding at anytime,
twenty-five per cent. per annum, on the money
which they shall have expended in opening and
keeping in repair the said creek: to ascertain which,
the books of the said persons shall always be lia-
ble to the inspection of the legislature. That the
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said toll shall be vested in the said person or persons, for fourteen years, and be payable in the current money of the state; and that the said persons may stop any goods, vessels, boats or rafts, from passing on the said creek, until payment of the said toll. 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 Mmerica. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the House of Reforesentatives.

..An ACT to re-establish a ferry on Great Pedee river, near the town of Chatham, in Chesterfield County, and to vest the same in Elizabeth Bishop, her heirs and assigns, for the time therein mentioned. E it 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 public ferry across Great Pedee river, at the plantation of Elizabeth Bishop, near the town of Chatham, in Chesterfield county, be, and the same is hereby re-established, and vestcd in the said Elizabeth Bishop, her heirs and assigns, for the term of fourteen years, to commence immediately from and after the passing of this act: And that it shall and may be lawsul for the said Elizabeth Bishop, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, to take and receive the following rates of ferriage, and no other, viz. For every foot passenger, four cents; for a man and horse, seven cents; for a led horse, four cents; for a waggon and team, seventy-five cents; for any other four wheeled carriage and horses, seventy-five cents; for a chair or cart, with one horse, thirty-two cents; for every head of black cattle, hogs, sheepor goats, four cents; and for each rolled hogshead of tobacco, with the horse or horses, and driver, twenty-five cents.

And be it further enacted by the authority afore. said, That the said Elizabeth Bishop, her heirs and assigns, being keeper of the said ferry for the time being, who shall, after the passing of this act, unnecessarily keep and detain any passenger, his or her horses or other cattle, goods or carriages, in crossing and passing the said ferry, shall, for every quarter of an hour he or she shall so keep or detain the said passenger, his or her horses or other cattle, goods or carriages, forfeit and pay the sum of two dollars, to be recovered before any justice assigned to keep the peace in and for the county aforesaid. 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 America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the House of Representatives.

An ACT to prevent obstructians to the passage of Fish #. Chinquepin and Thomson's creeks. W EREAS sundry persons, inhabitants of the upper part of Lexington county, as by their petition to the legislature is set forth, have experienced great inconvenience by obstructions to the passage of fish up Chinquepin creek: For remedy whereof, Be it 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 every person who hath, or may hereafter erect any fish dams, hedge, or other obstruction, across Chinquepin creek, between the confluence of the said creek with Black creek, and the mouth of Horse Pen branch, shall, by the first day of February next, provide a good and sufficient slope, at least six feet wide, for the passage of fish up the said creek; and upon neglect thereof, shall forfeit and pay to any person who shall inform and

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