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Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Sex nate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said Nathaniel Twining shali, for the term of ten years, have the exclusive right and privilege of keeping, maintaining and running such stages, from Georgetown, in South Carolina, to Charleston, and from Charleston to the city of Savannah; and that if any person or persons shall, within that time, for any hire or reward, make a practice of carrying people, in any carriage, any where between Georgetown and Charleston, or between Charleston and Savannah river, such person or persons shall forfeit double the amount of any hire or reward so received by him or them, to the said Nathaniel Twining, his executors and administrators, and be liable to a special action for recovery of the same.

And be it further enacted by the authority afore. said, That the said Nathaniel Twining, his executors and administrators, shall keep fit, good and sufficient stage coaches, and good, strong, able and proper horses, and suitable and capable drivers, for the convenience and accommodation of travellers, and shall be obliged to run a stage at least once in every week, from Georgetown to Charleston, and from Charleston to Georgetown, and from Charleston to Savannah river, and from Savannah river to Charleston. And in case the said Nathaniel Twining should neglect or fail to keep, maintain and support such stage coaches, horses or drivers, or neglects to run the said coaches as often as is required by this act, upon complaint thereof made, and satisfactory proof given, the court of sessions or common pleas, in any district of this state, he, the said Nathaniel Twining, his executors or administrators, shall forfeit all benefit and advantage resulting to him from this act, and shall also be liable to an action on the case, at the suit of any party aggrieved thereby. Provided

nevertheless, That exclusive privilege of running the aforesaid line of stages, shall not be construed so as to interfere with the establishment of any stages by the government of the United States. 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 and keep in repair a Canal to lead from Rogers's Lake into Pedee river.

HEREAS sundry inhabitants of Marlbo

rough county have petitioned the legislature of this state, to have opened and kept in repair, the canal hereinafter mentioned; and it appears that it would be very advantageous to the said county that the same should be done :

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 Robert Allison, Edward Crausland and Tristram Thomas, shall be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for the purposes hereinafter mentioned; and that they, or a majority of them and their successors, and a majority of them, shall, from time to time appoint such person or persons as may be necessary to supply any vacancy or vacancies which may happen among the said commissioners, by death, resignation, removal from the county or otherwise; and that in case the said commissioners, or their successors, should neglect to supply any such vacancy for six calendar months after the same may happen, the judges of the county court of the said county, for the time being, shall, upon application by any three inhabitants of the said county, appoint some person or persons to supply such vacancy or vacancies.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said commissioners, or a majority of them, and their successors, or a majority of them, shall have full power and lawful authority, to lay off, open, sink, cut, clear out and keep in repair, a canal of not more than fifty feet width, to lead from any part of the said lake to such part of the said river as they may deem most fit; and also to stop up, obstruct, and constantly kcep shut the creck running therefrom, commonly called Naked crcek, at such part thereof as they may deem most convenient; and also to divert the water from the said creek, so as to run through the said lake and canal: Provided always, That the expense of carrying this act into execution, shall always be defrayed !by voluntary subscription.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said canal, when opened, shall for ever afterwards be and remain free and common to the use and enjoyment of every citizen of this country and the public at large. 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 establish the Roads and Ferries there

in mentioned; to prescribe certain regulations respecting Roads, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

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House of Representatives, now met and sitting

in general assembly, and by the authority of the Road of same, That whenever Peter Gaillard, of St. Stethe Rocks, plen's parish, esquire, shall make clear, cut and in St, Ste- complete, to the satisfaction of the commissioners phen's pa

of the roads for St. John's parish, or the majority of them, a road in St. John's parish, to run along

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or nearly along the division line which separates the land of the late general Marion, bought by him at a sale of Charles Cantey's estate, under a decree of the court of chancery, as part of the tract of land known by the name of the Rocks, from the other part of the same tract, called the Rocks, which was bought at the same sale, by the said Peter Gaillard: The said road, when so completed, shall be deemed a public road, and the commissioners of St. John's parish shall have it kept in order in the same manner as other public roads : And so much of the present public road, leading from the St. Stephen's road to the Congaree road, laid out and opened by virtue of an act of the legislature, passed on the twenty-second day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, as now runs through the said tract of land, called the Rocks, shall be thenceforth no longer considered as a public road:

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a public road shall be laid out, opened Road in and cleared in Marlborough county, beginning at Marlbothe public road leading up and down Pedce river, at the lower end of Abner Miller's land, opposite to the road leading from Lide's ferry to the said place; and running the nearest and best way across the Long branch, at Rollo's and Porter's mill dam, and over the Lightwood Knot creek, at the plantation of Aquilla Quick, and over Crooked creek, a little below Thomas Turner's mill, to the NorthCarolina line, so as to intersect the road leading to Fayetteville; and that William Thomas, John Wilson and James Gillaspie, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out the same.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a public road shall be laid out and open- Road in ed in Marlborough county, beginning at the court- Marlba. house of the said county, and to run across Crook- rough

county ed creek bridge, at the Beauty spot, and to intersect Cole's bridge roud, near the Green ponds;

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and that Thomas Cochran, John Haines and John Thomas, senr. be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out the same.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeShockley's said, That a public ferry shall be established over ferry esta. Savannah river, about four miles below the con

fluence of Toogalo and Seneca rivers; and shall be vested in Thomas Shockley, and his heirs and assigns, for the term of fourteen years; and that the rates of ferriage shall be as follows, that is to say: For every foot passenger, four cents; for every man and horse, seven cents; for every head of other horses, four cents; for every two wheeled carriage, and the horse and horses in gears or harness, with the rider or driver, twenty-five cents; for every four wheeled carriage, and the horses in gears or harness, and the riders or drivers, fifty cents; for every head of horned cattle, sheep, goats or hogs, two cents.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeMaribo- said, That a public road shall be laid out, and rough

opened in Marlborough county, beginning at Hacounty.

gans's ford, on a prong of the Three creeks, and running across the other prong of the said creek, at Charles Cottingham's bridge, and to continue in the best course towards the court-house of the said county, till it shall intersect the post road, at or near the plantation of Charles Lucas; and that Nathan Thomas, James Connor and Charles Cottingham, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out the same.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeMarlbo- said, That a public road shall be laid out and openrough ed, beginning at the North-Carolina line, in Marlcounty. borough county, at a road leading from Rocking

ham in North-Carolina, at or near the Green ponds, and to run the nearest and best way, so as to intersect the road leading from Gibson's ferry, on Little Pedee river, to the plantation of Mrs. Elizabeth Bugman, and that William Easterling, Jo

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