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the purpose of erecting a magazine and laboratory at Georgetown:

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 major S.muel Wragg, and cap-
tain Benjamin Trapicr, be, and are licieby appoint-
ed cominissioners, in addition to the commission-
ers appointed by the suid act, of the nineteenth day
of December, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety-five, and vested
with all the pou ers given to the commissioners ap-
pointed by the suid act.
In the Senate House, the sixteenth Day of December, in

thr Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-seven, and in the twenty-second Year of the In.
dependence 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 establish and incorporute a College in

Pinckney district.
HEREAS the proper education of youth

has always been considered as the mosteertain source of the tranquillity, happiness and improvement of private families, states and nations; and all the seminaries of learning which have been established in the interior part of this state, being, from some fatal cause, become extinct, so that the rising youths, after obtaining a knowledge of the Latin and Greek languages, are obliged to resort to the colleges in other states, to acquire a knowledge of the arts and sciences, to fit them for future he. And the reverend Joseph Alexander having taught a grammar school for.many years, near Pinckneyville, in which a considerable number of students have made great proficiency in literary education ; and it being thought by many pious and public spirited men, that great advantages would result,

could it receive the encouragement and sanction of a law for its establishment as a college:

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 following gentlemen be, and Alexan: they are hereby appointed trusices, to wit: Joseph dria Colar Alexander, James Templeton, John Simpson, porated. Francis Cummins, Robert M'Culloh, James White

Stephenson, John Brown, Robert Wilson, William Williamson, Robert Betgum Walker, Samuel Whorter Yongue, John Foster, John Kennedy, James Gilleland, William Smith, Abraham Noit, Andrew Love, Alexander Moore, Thomas Brandon, William Bratton, Samuel Dunlap, and the said trustees, and their successors, shail for ever hereafter be one body politic and corporate, in decd and in name, by the name and style of The Trustees of Alexandria College, to have perpetual succession ; capable by its name in law, to sue and be sucd, to plead and be impleaded, in any court within this state; and to receive, possess, retain and enjoy any lands, rents, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind soever, and to alien the same; and also to purchase any lands or estate, real or personal, to receive any charity, or donation, or bequest, which may be made unto them, the said trustees, for the use of the said college ; and be capable to sell or dispose of any lands or chattels, real or personal, of any kind whatsoever, that may come to them by purchase, gift or bequest, or in any other maiiner whatscever; or to hold the same in perpetuity cr for term of years.

And be it further enacted, That any five or Power of more of the said trustees or their successors, shall the Trus. be a quorum to do business, and in case any of tees.

the said trustees should refuse to act, resign, die or remove, that the remainder of the trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power to clect others in their stead. And that the said trustees, or a

majority of them, shall have full power and autho: rity to make, alter or amend any by-laws for their own government or regulation, that they may deem proper and necessary, which are not repugnant to the laws of this state ; and have full power and authority to carry the same into effect.

Beit further enacted, That the said trustees of Alexandria college shall have a seal, and have May have power to appoint or remove their tutors; and shall aseal; and have power to make such rules and regulations diplomas. therefor, as they, or a majority of them, may think proper and expedient. And that the said trustees shall make such rules and regulations for the ad. mission or dismission of students, as they may decm necessary. And at the public commencements to grant diplomas, or any other testimonials, under the seal of the said Alexandria college, as they may appoint to all such as they shall think worthy to receive the same.

Shall have And be it further enacted, That the said Alexan- the same dria college shall have and possess the same pow-other cola ers of any college in this state; and the diplomas leges. or testimonials, from under the hands of the said trustees, with the seal of the said college affixed, shall be deemed and taken as such, in as full and ample manner as any diplomas or testimonials of any college heretofore established in this state. In the Senate House, the sixteenth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-seven, and in the twenty-second Year of the In-
dependence of the United States of America. 4

DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Speaker of the

House of Representatives.
An ACT to improve and preserve the Navigation

of Lynch's Creek.
HEREAS it has been represented to the

legislature, that the mill dam across Lynch's creek, at Effingham saw-mills, is a material obstruction to the navigation of the said creek,

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änd prevents the free passage of boats and rafts up and down the same; and there is no sufficient slope or opening, to admit boats or rafts to pass up and down the said creek, to the great grievance of a considerable number of the good citizens of this state : For remcdy' whereof,

Be it enacted by the honorable the Serate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the owner or owners of the aforesaid sawnhills, shall, within the space of eighteen months, from and after the passing of this act; make and erect one or more sufficient lock or locks, in, about or upon the said dam, twenty-two feet in width, so that boats and rafts may freely, at all times, pass and repass, up or down the said creek, free of cost; and in default thereof, any justice of the peace, to whom application shall be made, may summon five freeholders to determine thereon, whether the said lock or locks are sufficient; and also to determine, in case of default, whether the reduction of the said dam is necessary or not.

And be it further enacted by the authority afore. said, That from and after the expiration of eighteen months from the passing of this act, the owner or owners of the said mills, shall forfeit to the owner or owners of any boat or raft that shall be detained or obstructed in passing up or down the said stream, two dollars for every hour's detention or obstruction, to be recovered by any person who will inform or sue for the same; the one half to the informer, and the other half to the person injured. In the Senate House, the sixteenth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-seven, and in the twenty-second Year of the In-
dependence 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 authorize the Treasurer in Charles.

ton, to issue to James Sinkler, certain Certificates of his Funded Stock.

HEREAS James Sinkler has presented a

petition to the legislature, setting forth, that his habitation in Saint Stephen's parish, was lately consumed by fire; and that therein were destroved certain certificates of his funded stock, of the following description, that is to say: One numbered 149, (one hundred and forty-nine,) for fourteen hundred and thirty-eight dollars and sixty cents, of six per cent. stock; one thousand and nineteen dollars and fifty-eight cents, of three per cent. stock; and seven hundred and nineteen dola lars and thirty cents, of deferred stock: one numbered 150, (one hundred and fifty,), for fourteen hundred and thirty-eight dollars and sixty cents, of six per cent. stock;

one thousand and nineteen doilars and fifty-eight cents, of three per cent. stock; and seven hundred and ninc teen dollars and thirty cents, of deferred stock: one numbered 151, (one : hundred and fifty-one,) for fourteen hundred and thirty-eight dollars and sixty cents, of six per cent. stock; one thousand and nineteen dollars and fiftyeight cents, of three per cent. stock; and seven hundred and nineteen dollars and thirty cents, of deferred stock: one numbered 152, (one hundred and fifty-two,) for fourtech hundred and thirty-eight dollars and sixty cents, of six per cent. stock; one thousand and nineteen dollars and fiftyeight cents, of three per cent. stock; and seven hundred and nineteen dollars and thirty cents, of deferred stock: one numbered 153, (one hundred and fifty-three,) for fourteen hundred and thirtyeight dollars and sixty cents, of six per cent. stock; one thousand and nineteen dollars and fifty-eight cents, of three per cent. stock; and seven hundred and nineteen dollars and thirty cents, of deferred stock; and one numbered 154, (one hundred and bfty-four,) for fourteen hundred and thirty-eight

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