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from under the hands and seals of a majority of them, to sell the lot or lots of such proprietors, giving thirty days notice of such sale. 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
Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Speaker of

the House of Representatives.

W

An ACT to vest the powers of superintending the

Public Roads of the Counties of Kershaw, Fairfield, Chester, York and Union, in Commissioners, instead of the County Courts.

HEREAS it is deemed expedient to vest

the powers of superintending the public roads of the several counties, hereinafter mentioned, in commissioners, insted of the judges of the said counties :

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 Commissi. the same, Thut James Chesnut, Burwell Boykin, oners for Douglas Starke, Jacob Chambers, James CowKershaw

Adam M'Willey, William Lang, George county.

Mler and Thomas Whitaker, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners of the high roads, bridges, causeways and water-courses of and in the county of Kershair.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeCommissi- said, That David Leach, sen. Edward Mooreoners for head, Abraham Green, Elias Davidson, Julin York county. M'Ciul, Abr ham Roach, John Harris, Joseph

Nioore and Jami Janricson, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners of the high roads, bridges, causeira.ts and water-ccurses of and in the county of York.

Anibe it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Thut Jolin Woodward, Moses Hill, John

Buckhannon, William M'Morris, junior, James Commissie Barber, James Alston, Austine Peay, Daniel May-oners for

Fairfield berry and Charles Picket, be, and they are here.

county. by appointed commissioners of the high roads, bridges, causeways and water-courses of and in the county of Fairfield.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That John M'Kown, Joseph Gaston, James CommissiCrawford, George Gill, John Pratt, Thomas Jen-oners for kins, Clayton Rogers, Robert Owens and James county. Anderson, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners of the high roads, bridges, causeways and water-courses of and in the county of Chester.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid; That Thomas Blassingham, John Jeffreys, CommissiThomas Vaughan, Edward Tillman, Benjamin oners for Woodson, William Hogan, Joseph M'Jenkins, county. William Johnson and John Martindale, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners of the high roads, bridges, causeways and water-courses of and in the county of Union.

And the commissioners aforesaid are hereby Vested vested with the same authorities and privileges, with the and made subject to the fines and penalties, and powers of are to be governed by the same laws and regula- oners of tions, as the commissioners of the roads are in roads. those parts of the state where county courts are not established.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That whenever any vacancies shall happen Vacanamong any of the boards of the said commission-cies, how ers, by death, removal out of the county, resignation, or refusal to qualify, that the same shall be filled up in the manner prescribed by an act, passed on the twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, entitled, “ An act to alter and amend an act, respecting high roads, bridges, &c. passed the twenty-second day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five.”

to be filled.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeRepealing said, That so much of any act or acts of the legisclause lature of this state, as is or are repugnant to or

inconsistent with this act, be and the same is
repealed.
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 In-
dependence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Speaker of

the House of Representatives,

An ACT to vest in the Clarendon Orphan Society

all the escheated Property of the County of Clarendon, for the purpose of endowing and supporting a school in the said county; and also for vesting escheated property in Orangeburgh District, in Trustees, for the like purposes.

HEREAS the inhabitants of the county

of Clarendon, by their petition, setting forth, that the establishment of a public school in the said county would be productive of general utility, and tend to the happiness of society, good order and goverment :

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 Escheated the same, That all the property which hath hereproperty in tofore, or may hereafter escheat to this state, with

in the limits of Clarendon county, (provided the sted in same do not exceed ten thousand dollars,) shall be, sioners.

and the same is hereby vested in the trustees hereafter appointed, and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned; and the said trustees, for the receiving and disposal of the same, are hereby vested with all the powers heretofore vested in the person or persons appointed escheators in the several districts thronghout this state, so far as the same concerns that part of the state which is included in the present limits of Clarendon county.

commis

rated.

Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Richard Richardson, senior, James Davis, Tho- Trustees mas Nightingale Johnson, John Peter Richardson, incorpoSamuel Montgomery, senior, Mathew James and James Burchill Richardson, shall be, and they are hereby appointed trustees for the purposes of establishing and conducting a public school in Clarendon county, with full

power and authority, from time to time, to make, constitute and establish such by-laws, rules and orders, as to them shall seem necessary and convenient, for the better regulation, government, well-ordering and directing of themselves, as trustees aforesaid, as well as of the said public school so to be established. And the said trustces, and their successors, shall for ever hereafter be a body politic and corporate, in deed and in name, and by the style of i The Trustees of the Public School of the Clarendon Orphan Society;” and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common, scal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be la:vful for the said May recorporation to take, retain, and hold for ever, any ceive chacharitable donations, devises or bequests, of lands

nations. or personal property, and to appropriate the same to the purposes of said corporation; and by its name to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this state. And

be it further enacied by the authority aforesaid, That said public school, in Clarendon coun- How and ty, shall be under the management and direction meet and of the aforesaid trustees, or a majority or board elect offithereof, to be chosen, appointed and perpetuated fill vacanas follows: The said trustees, and their succes- cies. sors, shall meet on the second Monday, in May in cvery year, at any place so to be appointed by the

said trustees, between the hours of ten o'clock in the morning, and three o'clock in the afternoon, (after due notice being given by the trustees, at lcast eight days before,) and the majority of those so met shall elect, by ballot, a president and such other officers as they shall think necessary, for the ensuing year. And on the death, resignation, or removal from the state, by residence, of any trustee or officer, the president, or, in his absence, the next presiding officer, shall, in a convenient place, and within two months, after due notice, convene the said trusees, and, in the manner aforesaid, so supply and fill up all vacancies that may so take place from time to time.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeTo keep said, That the aforesaid trustees shall keep an acan account curate account of all their proceedings, in regard proceed to the property granted as aforesaid, which, whenings. ever required so to do, they shall lay before the

legislature for their information. Trustees

And be it further enacted by the authority aforefor estab- said, That Henry Dana Ward, col. Jacob Rumph, lishing

James Stewart, James Carmichael, David Coalfer, schools in Orange William Fitzpatrick, Jacob Seibels, Alexander burgh dis- Bell, Hargrove Arthur, Robert Stark, Charles trict.

Brown, Aaron Smith, Joseph Vince, Charles Goodwin and Tarleton Brown, shall be, and they are hereby appointed trustees for the purposes of establishing schools and other seminaries of learning in the district of Orangeburgh; and that the said trustees, and their successors, shall, for ever hereafter, be one body politic and corporrate, in dced and in name, by the style of " The Trustees for establishing Public Schools in the district of Orangeburgh ;” and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with power to alter, change and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient.

And be it further enacted by the authority afore

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