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town of Columbia. And in case of the death, resignation, or removal out of town, of any commissioner, the said commissioners shall have power, and they are hereby directed to appoint a day for, and managers to conduct, the election for another commissioner to fill such vacancy occasioned as aforesaid. And it shall be the duty of such managers to give ten days notice, at least, previous to such election. JWhereas the judges of Richland county have heretofore directed and ordered that the persons liable to work on the roads lying within the bounds of Columbia, should work on the streets of the said town, and excused them from working elsewhere: Be it therefore enacted, That the commissioners vested of the streets and markets of the said town shall be, with the and they are hereby vested with all the powers, jo. within the limits of the said town, that are by law mission- - - - - - ers of the vested in commissioners of the roads where coun-j ty courts are not established; and the inhabitants of the said town shall be, and they are hereby excused from working on the public roads without the limits of the said town: That the said com-Power to missioners shall have power to fine and expel all oil. keepers of gaming tables within the said town. ..."; - pers of ga § l C » and grant from the bounds thereof; and to grant tavern li-licenses. censes, and licenses for retailing spirituous liquors, within the limits of the said town, and to receive the fees for the same. And be it further enacted, That the said com-Tomas, missioners shall have power to make, establish, rules and and pass all such rules and regulations, within the ou". said town, as they may deem proper and requi-" site for the promotion of the quiet and safety of the inhabitants of the said town, and for the regulation of the streets and markets: Provided such rules and regulations be not repugnant to the existing laws of the state or of the United States: And shall have power to impose, recover and collect, in a summary way, before any two or more.

of the said commissioners, such fine or fines, on and from any person or persons who may infringe the by-laws, rules and regulations, passed and enacted by the said commissioners: Provided, That no fine or penalty for one and the same of. fence, shall exceed ten dollars. Be it further enacted, That the said commisTo appoint sidners shall have power, and are hereby directed ...of and required to appoint a clerk of the market of i... the said town of Columbia, who shall, (in addition to any duties, which, by the rules and regulations of the said commissioners, may be imposed on him,) record the marks and brands of all cattle which may be butchercd and brought to the market in Columbia, and shall have such fees and perquisites, and such salary, as the commissioners shall deem reasonable and sufficient. Be it further enacted, That the said commisMaysen sioners shall be, and they are hereby vested with inherand the right to sell any timber and timber trees, or timber - trees. other trees, growing or lying on the unsold lots and squares of land, and on the streets of the said town of Columbia, and to restrain all persons from cutting and using the same, except under a written order from them, or from such officer as they may appoint to take the charge and care of the same; and such persons as shall transgress the rules and regulations which the said commissioners shall establish for the prescrying and securing of the said timber, shall be subject to such fines or penalties as the said commissioners may impose: Provided the said fine or fines do not, for one and the same offence, exceed ten dollars: Provided nevertheless, That the door-keeper, or keeper of the state-house, or such other person who shall undertake to supply fire-wood for the senate and house of representatives, shall not be liable to the above restriction. Be it further enacted, That the funds arising from the tax on the inhabitanos, in lieu of their

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working on the public road, and fines on persons Fund, keeping gaming houses and gaming tables, from howo tavern Iicenses and licenses for retailing of spiritu-oo.” ous liquors, from the rent of stalls in the market, and for recording by the clerk of the market, the marks and brands of cattle butchered and sold in the said market; and from the sale of the wood and timber in the said town, and from fines and forfeitures, shall be applied in keeping in repair the said market, and in opening and keeping in good order such streets of the town of Columbia as they shall judge for the convenience and utility of the inhabitants of the said town, and for the payment of the salary of the clerk of the market, and such other officer as they may appoint to carry into ef. fect this act; and the surplusage, if any, shall be accounted for by the said commissioners, yearly, and paid over to the trustees of the Columbia academy, to be applied by them in such manner as they may deem beneficial for the interest of said academy. Be it further enacted, That so much of the act, passed in December, one thousand seven hun- Former dred and ninety-seven, which relates to the ap-.” pointing and empowering the commissioners of the streets and markets of the town of Columbia, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed. ...And whereas the inhabitants of the town of Columbia have experienced great inconveniencies from the want of a public burial ground: Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners of Columbia shall, imme- Burying diately after the passing of this act, lay out a piece of ‘. ground, which shall not exceed a square of four “ acres, and which said lot shall be vested in the commissioners of the streets, as trustees in behalf of the inhabitants, who are hereby authorized, when their funds are competent thereunto, to erect a building thereon, for the purpose of public worship, and that the residue of the said lot shall

This act a public act.

be free for all the inhabitants to bury their dead
therein, as also for the burial of all strangers who
may die in the said town.
Be it further enacted, That this law shall be
taken and deemed as a public act in all courts in
this state, and given in evidence as such, without
special pleading.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December,
in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred

and ninety-eight, and in the twenty-third Year of the Indoendence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.

WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Sheaker of the House of Reforesentatives.

...An ACT to establish the Boundaries of the Town of Camden.

W HEREAS, in and by an act of the legisla-
ture of this state, William Lang, James
Kershaw, John Kershaw, James Chusunt and Sa-
mucl Mathis, were appointed commissioners to
survey, lay out, and ascertain the boundaries of
the town of Camden, and were directed to report
a plan thereof, to the end that the same might be
cstablished by law: ...And whereas the said commis-
sioners have accordingly reported a plan thereof,
and suggested, that a considerable degree of be-
nefit would accrue to the inhabitants of the said
town, if the limits were extended so as to include
the lands lying between Pinetree creek and the
southern and eastern part of the town, from a post
oak, near the bridge, on the Charleston road, to
where De Kalb-street continued, intersects Lit-
tle Pinetree creek, and have recommended that
two certain streets, the one called Wyly-street,
and the other called Mulberry-street, (represented
by the plan annexed to the said report,) be estab-
lished as a part of the said town:
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 the plan so returned by the said commissioners, including Wyly and Mulberrystreets, agreeable to the said plan, be, and is hereby established as the plan of the said town. And that the lands lying between Pinetree creek and the southern and eastern part of the town, from a post oak near the bridge on the Charleston road, to where De Kalb-street continued intersects Little Pinetree creek, agreeable to the plan returned by the said commissioners, be, and are hereby declared to be within the jurisdiction of the town of Camden and the corporation thereof, so that the boundaries of the said town shall be as follows, that is to say: beginning where De Kaib-street intersects Little Pinetree creek, thence, down the old bed of the creek, to a post oak on the bank of the creek, below the bridge aforesaid, marked with three notches and a cross, thence, across the creek, in a direct line, north, eight degrees west, until it intersects Mulberry-street, on the west side of Broad-street, thence, along Mulberry-street, on the south side thereof, until it intersects Wyly-street, at a post on the west side of it, thence, along Wyly-street, on the west side thereof, until it intersects Boundary-street, at a post on the north side of it, thence, along Boundary-street, on the north side thereof, until it intersects Mill-street, at a post on the east side of it, thence, down Mill-street, on the cast side thereof, until it intersects De Kalb-street, at a post on the north side of it, and thence, along the north side of De Kalb-strect, to the beginning. ..And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the surveyor-general be, and he is hereby directed to record in his office, the said plan and report; and that a copy of the said plan, certified by the surveyor-general, be annexed to this law, and recorded therewith in the office of thesecretary of state, to be in future referred to, if ne

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