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An ACT to ascertain what Damages Robert Lind
say, William Turpin, and the Estate of James Sommers, deceased, have sustained by East-bay
Street being continued through their Lands. TITHEREAS the legislature of this state did, VV on the nineteenth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and nincty-five, pass an act, entitled, “ An act to complete East-bay-street in Charleston, and for other purposes therein mentioned ;' by virtue whereof, the city council of Charleston were required to appoint three commissioners, with powers to assess each lot or parcel of land to be benefited by the completion of the said street, in a sum of money proportionate to the benest received; and that, should any person or persons so assessed, be in any wise aggrieved, application should be made to the city council for redress : And whereas Robert Lindsay, William Turpin, and Adam Tunno as administrator to the estate of James Sommers, have, by their several petitions to the legislature, set forth and alleged, that the enforcement of the said act has opcrated considerably to their injury, by means of the said street being laid out and made through their lands, in conformity to the plan thereof adopted by the city council: That they have applied to the city council for relief, but without what, in their opi. nions, was an adequate cffect; and that on appii. cation being made to the court of common pless for a prohibition to issue, the judges of the said court were divided in their opinions on the subject: And whereas it is the opinion of the legislature, that the most adequate method of determining the damages sustained by the said petitioners, or whether they are entitled to any redress or not, will be by the verdict of a jury: in order therefore that the said Robert Lindsay, William Turpin, and the estate of James Sommers, deceased, may be redressed and relieved in the premises, as far as in justice and equity they ought,
Be it enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitiing in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the judges of the court of common pleas of this state are hereby authorized and directed, as soon as may be after the passing of this act, to order the sheriff of the district of Charleston to summon from the said district, a jury or juries, as the case may require, and cause them to be empannelled, in manner and form directed by law; and the said court, together with the jury or juries so summoned and empannelled, are hereby required to investigate the damages sustained by the said Robert Lindsay, William Turpin, and the estate of James Sommers, deceased, on account of the said street being made, laid out and continued through their lands; and the said jury or juries to determine the same by their verdict or verdicts; and if the said verdict or verdicts be in fivor of the said parties, or either of them, that then the said court do order that the amount of the said verdict or verdicts bę placed to the credits of them, or either of them, in whose favor the same may be found, in the books of the city council of Charleston : and the city council of Charleston are hereby required, within eighteen months after the passing of this act, to provide for the payment of the amount of the said verdict or verdicts, and discharge the same from such funds and in such manner as they shall think most proper to appropriate and devise: Provided, That nothing in this act be construed so as in any wise to affect the assessments inade by the commissioners appointed for laying off, making and continuing East-bay-street, in conformity to the aforementioned act.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the land laid off by law for the continuation of East-bay, be vested in the city of Charleston; and it shall and may be lawful for the city council to convey to the proprietors of the adja
éent lots, such parts of the land formerly laid out by law for East-bay-street, as may not be wanted for that street, as at present laid out, and as may be necessary to continue a front on the street, as at present laid out to those who had a front on the same, as formerly laid out; they paying for the same, the value at which it shall be appraised by a jury empannelled as afore said. o In the Senate House, the sixteenth Day of December, in the year of our Lord one thou; and seven hundred and ninety-seven, and in the twenty-second Year of the Indefendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the
House of Reforesentatives.
An ACT to vest in the Intendant and JWardens of the town of Camden for the time being respectively, within the said town of Camden, the same powers and authorities which now are and shall be hereafter vested in the Justices of the Peace of this State. V HEREAS it would be convenient and useful to vest in the intendant and wardens of the town of Camden for the time being respectively, within the said town of Camden, all the powers and authorities usually exercised by justices of the peace of this state: 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 the intendant and wardens of the town of Camden for the time being respectively, be, and the said intendant and wardens of the town of Camden for the time being respectively, are hereby declared to be justices of the peace, to all intents and purposes, within the said town; and may lawfully exercise the same powers and authorities, within the said town, which justices of the peace of and for any county within this state shall and may lawfully exercise within such county,
and be subject to the same penalties and restricti-
ninetu-seven, and in the twenty-second Year of the In-
DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
House of Reforesentatives. =====
An ACT for appointing commissioners to run the dividing line between the parish of Saint Matthew and the election district of Saace-Gotha: for establishing the dividing lines between Chester and Fairfield, Fairfield and Richland, and York and Chester counties; also appointing commissioners for surveying, laying out, and ascertaining, by metes and bounds, the boundaries of the town of Camden.
HEREAS the dividing line between the parish of Saint Matthew and the election dis, 1st of Saxe-Gotha, has never been ascertained and marked out; by reason of which, the managers of elections are frequently at a loss whose votes to admit and receive: Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Irepresentatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Peter Oliver, William Heatly and Parishline Hugh Alexander Nixon, be, and they are hereby o appointed commissioners, and they, or a majority be marked of them, are hereby invested with full powers to out run, mark out and blaze the same, agreeably to the act of assembly, passed the twelfth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight, entitled, “An act for establishing a parish in Berkly county, by the name of Saint Matthew’s, and for declaring the
Surveyor. to be employed.
Dividing line between Chester and Fairfield.
roads therein mentioned, to be a public road;” in
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Se