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sue for the same, the sum of five dollars for every week, during which such obstruction shall continue, after the time aforesaid: Provided nevertheless, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the proprietors of lands on the said creek, from erecting mills and building mill dams across the same. ...And be it enacted, That every person who hath, or shall hereafter erect any fish dam, hedge, or any other obstruction across Thomson's creck, in Chesterfield county, 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 if such person shall fail or neglect so to do, he or she, so failing or neglecting, oft forfeit and pay to any person who shall inform and sue for the same, the sum of five dollars for every day such

obstructions shall continue after the time 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 Independence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the * House of Refiresentatives.

.An ACT to prolong the time for certain officers of the Militia to take the oath or affirmation prescribed by law. - HEREAS many officers of the militia have, through inadvertence, neglected to take the oath or affimation prescribed by the act, entitled, “An additional act to the act, entitled, An act to organize the militia throughout the state of South-Carolina, passed on the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, in conformity with the act of Congress:” Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in generalassembly, and by the authority of the same, That a further time of six months be allowed the said officers to take the said oath or offirmation, before some justice of the peace, who shall certify the same on the back of their commissions; and that the said officers, thus taking the said oath or affirmation, shall be still qualified to hold their said commissions, any thing in the aforesaid act, passed the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninetyfour, to the contrary hereof notwithstanding: Provided nevertheless, That if the said officers do not, within the said time, take the said oath or affirmation, at the expiration of the same, their commissions shall be vacated. ...And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That any officer or officers taking the oath or affirmation within the time above mentioned, shall receive commissions of the same date, and shall be entitled to the same grade as if he or they had taken the said oath or affirmation when first elected. In the Senate House, the twentieth 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, *Speaker of the
House of Reforesentatives.

An ACT to grant to Nathaniel Twining the ear

clusive privilege of running a line of Stages to and from certain places, for a limited time.

HEREAS Nathaniel Twining has pre

sented a petition to the legislature, pray

ing that an act may be passed, securing to him the exclusive right to run a line of stages from Georgetown, in this state, to Charleston, and from thence to Savannah, in the state of Georgia; and great convenience and advantage would result to the inhabitants of this state, to have such stages established:

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 the said Nathaniel Twining shall, 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 aforesaid, 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 cvery 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 Nathanicl 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

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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 Independence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the House of Reforesentatives.

An ACT to open and keep in repair a Canal to lead from Rogers's Lake into Pedee river. HEREAS sundry inhabitants of Marlborough 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 amajority 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 afiresaid, That the said commissioners, or a majority o 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 keep shut the creck running therefrom, commonly called Naked creek, at such part thereofas 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.

JAnd be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said canal, when opened, shall for cver 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 Indefen-
dence of the United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the
House of Reforesentatives.

.An ACT to establish the Roads and Ferries therein mentioned; to prescribe certain regulations respecting Roads, and for other purposes 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 Road of same, That whenever Peter Gaillard, of St. Stethe Rocks, phen's parish, esquire, shall make clear, cut and j. complete, to the satisfaction of the commissioners #.” 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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