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ry person and officer residing or employed there. on, whether in the service of the United States or Persons not, shall be subject and liable to the government. of this state, and the jurisdiction, laws and autho-ject to the rity thereof, in the same manner as if this act had law of the never been passed; and that the United States shall land. exercise no more authority or power, within the limits of the said land, than they might have done previous to the passing of this act, or than may be necessary for the building, repairing, or internal government of the arsenals and magazines thereon to be erected, and the regulation and management of the same, and of the officers and persons by them to be employed in or about the same: Provided always, That the said land shall for ever

be exempt from any taxes to be paid to this state.
In the Senate House, the twelfth Day of December, in
the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Indefend-
ence of the United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the
House of Reforesentatives.

An ACT to provide for the barrelling and pack- ing of Beef and Pork, for exportation, at the towns of Chatham, Camden and Wienna. 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 it shall and may be lawful to and commissi. for John Wilson, Allen Chapman, James Galispie, o.o. James Jenkins and William Strother, or any three o of them, and they are hereby required to appoint, tham. on the second Monday in January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and on the second Monday in January in every year thereafter, two public packers of beef and pork, at the town of Chatham, in the county of Chesterfield; which said public packers shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to and ob

serve all the regulations which are prescribed for such packers, in and by an act of the legislature, entitled, “An act to prevent fraud and deceits in selling rice, pitch, tar, rosin, turpentine, beef, pork, shingles, staves and fire-wood, and to regulate the weighing of the several commoditics and merchandize in this province,” passed the seventeenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-six. ..And be it further enacted by the authority aforecommissi-said, That it shall and may be lawful to and for John o: * Kershaw, Zachariah Cantey, John Adamson, Thohe town - of cam mas Broom and David Bush, or any three of them, den. and they are hereby required to appoint, on the said second Monday in January, in the year aforesaid, two public packers of beef and pork, at the town of Camden, in the county of Kershaw; which last mentioned public packers shall have all the powers to discharge all the duties, and be subject to all the regulations which are prescribed in and by this act, for the packers hereby to be established, at the town of Chatham aforesaid, ...And be it further enacted by the authority afore. commissi-said, That it shall and may be lawful to and for *. * Hickeson Barker, William Goodman, Thomas lenna, - r---- Lee, Samuel Patterson and William Magan, or any three of them, and they are hereby required to appoint, on the said second Monday in January, in the year aforesaid, two public packers of beef and pork, at Vienna, in the county of Abbeville; which last mentioned public packers shall have all the powers, discharge all the duties, and be subject to all the regulations which are prescribed in and by this act, for the public packers thereby to be established at the town of Chatham aforesaid. ...And be it fürther enacted by the authority aftre. said, That it shall and may be lawful to and for any merchant, trader or other person or persons, whomsoever, from time to time, and at all times from and after the passing of this act, to ship for

exportation, on board any ship or vessel, any beef or pork for a foreign market, duly packet, in pursuance of this act, as if the same had been packed in the city of Charleston, by packers there legally appointed; any law, usage or custom, to the contrary in any wise, notwithstanding. ...And be it further enacted by the authority asbresaid, That if any of the said persons, hereby empowered to appoint public packers as aforesaid, shall die, or depart the county for which he or they are respectively appointed, or shall refuse or neglect to act, it shall and may be lawful for the remainder of those appointed, or to be elected, in pursuance of this act, to elect one or more persons in their room; and the person or persons, so elected, shall be invested with, and he or they shalland may lawfully use, exercise and enjoy the same powers and authorities, in as full and ample manner, to all intents and purposes whatsoever, as the persons hereby appointed respectively can, or lawfully may, or ought to do. In the Senate House, the twelfth day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Independonce of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the

House of Reforesentatives.

.An ACT to regulate the manner of keeping public accounts in this state. E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and B House of Representatives, now met in general assembly, That from and after the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, all accounts in the public offices of this state, and all accounts of the tax-collectors, shall be expressed in dollars or units, dismes or tenths, cents or hundredths, and mils or thousandths; a disme being the tenth part of a dollar, a cent the hundredth part of a dollar, and a mil the thousandth part of a dollar,

Be it further enacted by the authority asbresaid, That the verdict of the juries, on all contracts which shall be made after the first day of May next,

shall be expressed conformably to this regulation. In the Senate House, the twelfth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth year of the Indefendence of the United States of Mmerica. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the House of Representatives.

An ACT to give further encouragement to the proprietors for opening the Navigation of the Catawha and JWateree rivers. HEREAS the general assembly of the state of North-Carolina, by an act, passed at Fayetteville, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, did incorporate sundry persons, therein named, and such others, as should be associated with them, by the title of the company for opening the navigation of the Catawba rivers; and did grant to them the right of toi a navigation to be made, on the rivers aforesaid, by means of dams, canals and locks, or in such other manner as to them should seem most fit and convenient, from the South-Carolina line, as far up both branches of the Catawba river as may be found practicable, with certain other privileges therein mentioned: Provided, That the state of South-Carolina agrees that no restriction, duty or impost, shall be laid on any commodity which is the growth, produce or manufacture of the state of North-Carolina, brought through the said canals or rivers, for sale or exportation; and that the same may be exported without reinspection: Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, in general assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That no restrictions, duty or impost, shall be laid (by any law to be made by this state) on any commodity, which is the growth, produce or manufacture of the state of North-Carolina, brought through the said canals or rivers, for sale or exportation; and that the same may be exported, without any re-inspection to be required by any law of this state, unless the state of NorthCarolina shall hereafter agree that the said commodities shall be subject to the same regulations of inspection as the same commodities of this state are liable to, coming from the Catawba river. ...And provided, That nothing in this act shall extend to prevent the companies of the Wateree and Catawba navigation, and the company of the Santee navigation, from imposing such tolls on the aforesaid commodities from North-Carolina, as they impose on the commodities of the growth, produce or manufacture of this state, going through their respective navigations.

...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That nothing containcó in the said act of North-Carolina, shall be construcd as a waver or relinquishment of the claims of the said state, to part of the territory of this state; but the said claim shall be and remain in the same plight as if this act had not been passed.

In the Senate House, the twelfth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth 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 authorize a lottery, the profits whereof shall be appropriated to the promotion of useful manufactures in this state. Wo William M’Clure hath petitioned the legislature to assist him in establishing a cotton manufactory in this state; and it

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