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would be very advantageous to this state to have useful manufactories established in the same:
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 a lottery shall be established and drawn, and finally concluded and completed, the profits whereof, after deducting the necessary expenses attending the same, shall be applied towards the promotion of useful manufactures in this state; that a profit shall be raised by the said lottery, not exceeding the sum of eight hundred pounds; and that Thomas Lehre, William Turpin, Col. Thomas Taylor, John G. Guignard, Benjamin Waring, John Simpson and John Hunter, shall be, and they hereby are appointed commissioners to conduct and manage the same; and the said commissioners, or any three of them, shall adopt such scheme or schemes, for the purpose aforesaid, as they may judge most proper, and shall appoint such time and place for drawing the same, as they may think most adviseable.
...And be it further enacted by the authority asbresaid, That the said commissioners shall pay unto the said William M’Clure four hundred pounds out of the profits of the said lottery; two hundredtobe paid as soon as they shall receive a sufficient amount to enable them to pay the same with propriety; and the remainder to be paid when the said lottery shall be drawn and completely concluded: Provid. ed., That the said commissioners shall, in trust for the state, previously take from the said William M’Clure, an obligation or obligations, under the penalty of twice the amount paid to him, with such security as they shall deem sufficient, with a condition, that he shall, within a certain time by them to be ascertained, erect and complete a manufactory of cotton, into what is commonly called and known by the name of Manchester wares; in which manufacture the said William M’Clure shall constantly employ and instruct at least as many as seven white persons, for the term of seven years. ..And be it forther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said commissioners shall hold the Balance, rest of the profits of the said lottery, and shall apply.” them towards the promotion of such useful manu-" factory or manufactories as they may think deserving of their donation or support; taking care to require and take from every person to whom they may pay any part of the said profits, such bond or bonds as they are herein directed to take from the said William M’Clure: Provided, That no appropriation of the money remaining at the disposal of the commissioners, shall be made without the concurrence of five or more of the commissioners appointed by this act. 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 America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the
...in ACT to authorize the commissioners therein appointed to clear out and remove the obstructions in the river Savannah, between Wienna and Campbelton and the town of Augusta, and to draw a lottery or lotteries for that purpose.
HEREAS it is represented that the opening of the navigation of the river Savannah, between Vienna and Campbelton in this state, and the town of Augusta in the state of Georgia, will be attended with great advantages: Beit 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 river Savannah, between Vienna and Campbelton on the one side, and Augusta on the other, be cleared out, and the ob
structions therein removed by the persons hereins after appointed for that purpose. ...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Peter Gibbart, Flemming Bates, William Leslie, Julius Nichols, jun. Charles Jones Colcock, William Tateham, and Col. John Glen, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for the purposes in this act mentioned, and that upon the death or resignation of either of them, or of any commissioner hereafter to be appointed, the
vacancy shall be filled up by the appointment of the
remaining commissioners; and he shall have the same power and authority as the commissioners first appointed; and that any five of the said commissioners shall be a quorum to do any business respecting the said navigation, and shall make all necessary orders, contracts and regulations concerning the same, which shall be valid and effectu to all intents and purposes. And be it further enacted by the authority as re
said, That the said commissioners be, and they are
hereby vested with full power and authority tomake and proceed to the drawing and concluding of oneor more lotteries for the above purpose: Provided they do not, by the said lotteries, raise more than the neat sum of one thousand two hundred pounds. 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 America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the House of Reforesentatives.
An ACT for opening a public road from Granby to Hampton's Bridge at Augusta, and for establishing four toll Bridges, and for other purposes therein mentioned. HEREAS Alexander Bolling Stark hath been at great trouble and expense in ascertaining the true course from Granby to Augusta in Georgia, and also the practicability of a public road on or near a direct line. And whereas, such road will be of public utility, and cannot be opened and kept in repair by the inhabitants living only within ten miles thereof:
Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in general assembly met, and & the authority of the same, That immediately soar after the passing of this act, Alexander Bolling Go. Stark is empowered, at his own expense, to lay August; out, open, and keep in repair, a new road, leading ** the best and most direct way from Granby to Hampton's bridge at Augusta; and also to dig and remove banks and earth from the lands contiguous thereto, and to use the timber thereon, in order to make, erect and keep in repair, all necessary causeways and bridges on the same road; and that the bridges so erected across Big Black creek, North-Edisto river, South-Edisto, and Shaw’s creek, are hereby declared to be toll bridges, and to be vested in the said Alexander Bolling Stark, and his heirs and assigns, for the term of twenty-one years, from the completion of the same; and that it shall and may be lawful for the said Alexander Bolling Stark, or his heirs or assigns, to take and receive, at each bridge, as a toll on the whole road, the following rates and tolls and no other, that is to say; for every waggon and team, or other four wheeled carriage, twenty-five cents; for every chair with one horse and driver, twelve and a half cents; for ever man and horse, seven cents; for eve foot or led horse, four cents; and for every head of cattle, sheep, hogs or goats, one cent; Provided nevertheless, That the aforesaid road and toll bridges be completed within the term of two years from the passing of this act.
And be it further enacted, That all persons liv- certain ing within ten miles of such road, who shall work Persons thereon six days in the year, in every year, withoi. their usual hands, in opening and keeping the same
in repair, shall be exempt from paying any tollage at any of the bridges and causeways thereon. And also all persons who are exempted from paying tolls and ferriages by the twenty-sixth clause of an act, passed the twenty-second of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, relative to roads, bridges anci ferries.
And be it further enacted, That the said AlexA.B.Stark ander Bolling Stark, his heirs, executors, administo be an- trators and assigns, shall be liable to pay to all perswerable for dama sons whomsoever, the full amount of any injury to ges and their persons or property, sustained by reason of delay.
the badness of any of the roads, causeways or bridges over any branch, creck, river or marsh through which such road shall lead; and also to pay sixty cents for every hour any person may be hindered, or unnecessarily delayed from passing the same road, unless such injury or prevention from passing shall be occasioned by uncommon accident, not in the power of the said Alexander B. Stark to prevent, to be recovered before the nearest magistrate : Provided the same shall be sued for in three weeks; or in any court of record in this state.
And be it further enacted, That no person shall No bridge build any bridge, keep any ferry, or other conveor ferry to nience for crossing over Shaw's creek, between be kept withinten Gibson's bridge below, and Day's ford above the
road hereby directed to be laid out; (which said bridge and ford are hereby declared free) nor over Big Black creek, North Edisto or South Edisto, (except for their own use) within five miles, on a straight line, of the bridges to be erected and vested in the said Alexander B. Stark, or put any person across the same creeks or rivers, under paying to the said Alexander B. Stark, a dollar for every offence,
to be recovered before the nearest magistrate. Cause And be it further enacted, That if any person ways and shall wilfully destroy or injure any of the causebridges not to be ways or bridges on such road, or do any other inînjured. jury to the same, he, she or they, so offending,