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Jones, his heirs and assigns, for the term of fourteen years from the comple:ion of the same; and that it shall and may be lawful for the said Henry Jones, his heirs or assigns, to take and receive, as a toll for passicg the said bridge, the following and no more, that is to say : fifty cents for every waggon and team, or other four wheeled carriage; twenty-five cents for every cart or chair, with one or two horses and driver; six cents for every man and horse; and one cent for every head of cattle, hogs, sheep or goats.

And be it further endeted by the authority aforePersons said, That all persons already and to be hereafter exempted exempted from paying ferriage or toll at any other ing toll.

ferry or bridge, are hereby exempted from paying toll at the said bridge.

And be it further enacted by the authority afore. Remula. seid, That the said Henry Jones, his heirs or astions. sigus, shall be liable to pay all persons whomsoe

ver, the full amount of any injury to their person or property, by reason of the badness of the bridge and causeway, so to be made, built or erected as aforesaid; and also twenty-five cents for every hour any person shall be hindered or delayed in passing the said bridge and causeway, unless such injury or preven‘ion sh.ll be occasioned by unavoidable accidents; to be recovered before the nearest magistrute: Provided the same be sucd for within two months from the time of such injury or delay.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeProtect- said, That if any person shali wilfully destroy or ing clause. injure the bridge or causeway aforesaid, he, she

or they, so destroying or injuring of the same, shall pay to the said Henry Jones treble damages, to be recovered by action of trespass in any court in this state having jurisdiction.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeRoad from sail, That Thomas Young, Elijah Ford and HenBluford's ry Jones, be appointed commissioners for opening bridge.

a road from major William Bluford's bridge on

the Saltcatcher, to the said Henry Jones's bridge; to be built by virtue of this act, and that John Woolfe, Christian Patrick and John Cook, be appointed commissioners for opening a road from the said bridge to the town of Granby, and that all the male inhabitants, between the ages of sixtéen and fifty years, residing within six miles of the said road, are hereby declared to be liable to open the same.

And be it further enacted by the authority á fore- No ferry or said, That no person shall be at liberty to build a bridge to bridge or establish a ferry within three miles above be kept or below the said bridge to be built by virtue of miles. this act.

And whreas it would be greatly conducive to the convenience of travellers, that a ferry should be established over Broad river, at the plantation of William Lyles:

Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a ferry shall be, and is hereby estab- Lyles's lished over Broad river, at the plantation of the ferry esta

blished said William Lyles, and the same is hereby vested in him, the said William Lyles, for the term of fourteen ycars; and that the following rates of ferriage shall be received: For every four wheeled carriage or waggon, fifty cents; for every two wheeled carriage, twenty-five cents; for every rolling hogshead, with two horses, twenty-five cents; for every man and horse, seven cents; for every foot passenger, fourcents: Provided, That nothing contained in this clause shall be construed to extend to prevent Leonard Subar from keeping a flat for his own use, in transporting persons to and from his mills.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That John Ervin, Gavin Witherspoon, Tho

Wither. mas T. Wickham, Reese Perkins, Hugh Ervin, spoon's James Gregg, John Orr, John Cooper, Thomas ferryto

the Finklca and John Thompson, shall be, and they line. are hercby appointed commissioners on the south

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West side of Pedee river, in Liberty county, for keeping in repair the main road leading from Witherspoon's ferry, on Lynch's creek, up to the Cheraw district line; and are hereby fully authorized to call out and employ the male inhabitants, from sixteen to fifty years of age, residing on the south-west side of the said river, within ten miles of said road, to work thereon, for any number of days, not exceeding six in one year: And the said commissioners are hereby vested with the same powers, and subject to the same penalties as they are with respect to the other public roads.

And be it further enacted by the authority a foreFrom Wi. said, That Ralph Smith, Austin Stone, Obadiah therspoons Hand, Daniel Miers and William Stone, shall be, ferry to Dailing and they are hereby appointed commissioners for ton county laying out, opening and keeping in repair a road

leading from Witherspoon's ferry, on Lynch's creek, up said creek to Darlington county line; and are hereby fully authorized to call out and employ the male inhabitants, from sixteen to fifty years of age, residing within ten miles of said road, to work thereon for any number of days, not exceeding cight in one year; and that Charles Pigot, Daniel Dubose, junior, William Law, John Huggins, and Andrew Dubose, senior, shall be, and they an: hereby appointed commissioners for laying out, continuing, and keeping in repair the said road, up said creek to M'Callum's ferry; and that the county court of Darlington shall direct and appoint the persons who shall work on said road.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Commissi. That the judges of Clarendon county court, and oners of their successors, shall for ever hereafter be relievroads in

on ed from the duties, and be deprived of the powers county. and authority of commissioners of the roads; and

James Davis, Edward Richardson, Matthew James and Henry Richbourg, and three others by them to be appointed, shall be commissioners of the roads in said county, and shall have, hold, exercise

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and enjoy all the powers, rights, privileges and au: thority, and be subject to all the pains, penalties, fines and forfeitures to which and with which the commissioners of the roads, where county courts are not established, are now, or at any time hereafter, shall be entitled or subject, or in anywise vested, and shall, from time to time, fill up any vacancy or vacancies which may happen in their members, in the same manner as the said commissioners are authorized to do, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a public road be laid out and opened Road from from Rogers's lake, the nearest and best way to the Rogers's bridge on Crooked creek, a little below Tristram Thomas's mills, until it shall intersect a road leading from Kolb's ferry to Fayetteville; and that Tristram Thomas, Robert Allison and Edward Crossland, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out the same.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the act of the legislature, making per- Persons to sons liable to work upon the roads within a cer- work on tain distance of their place of residence, shall be cording to so construed as to compel every person to work distance. upon all public roads within that distance, whether the same be measured or calculated by the course of a public road, or that of any private road.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty of the solicit- No unau. or of the district in which any part of the high thorized road may have been, or shall be diverted from its person to original course, unless by law, and he, the said course of solicitor, is hereby enjoined and required, on in- the road, formation of any two persons, to commence a suit against any person or persons, who may have altered, or who shall hereafter alter the road, without authority, in order to compel the parties offending, as soon as may be, to restore, at their own expense, the high road, in its course as established by law,

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And whereas the judges of the county courts, and the commissioners of the roads, have, by an act of the legislature, passed the twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, the power of granting roads, &c.

Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no petition shall be hereafter received by the legislature, praying for the establishment of any road, unless application shall first have been made to the commissioners of roads; unless the same shall extend through more than one county or parish. 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 menty-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,

END of the ACTS of DECEMBER, 1796.

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