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sions and common pleas, and the appointment of a
chief justice.
...And be it surther enacted by the authority asbre-
said, That until a court-house can be erected in a
central and convenient position, in and for the dis-
trict of Colleton, the courts for that district be held
at Jacksonborough; and that the prisoners to be
confinca for trial within the said district, be sent to
and confined in the gaols of Charleston or Beaufort.
districts.
...And be it forther enacted by the authority asbre-
said, That Paul Hamilton, William Boone Mit-
chall, Benjamin Perry, colonel John Glaze, Willi-

joi..., am Posteli, Benjamin Postcll, William Jones,

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James P. Applebury and Joseph Koger, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners to fix upon a convenient and central situation, whereon to establish a court-house and gaol for the said district of Colleton, and to contract for the building of the same: And that James Davis, William Taylor, Thomas Sumter, junior, Hubert Rees, George Cooper, John d. and John Witherspoon, jun. shall be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to ascertain and fix upon the most contral place for the erection of a court. house and gaol in the district of Sumter; and they are hereby directed to advertise for undertakers of the said buildings, and report the terms to the next sitting of the legislature: And that until the said court-house and gaol shall be in sufficient condition for the sitting of the court, the said commissioners shall fix upon a proper place for the sitting of the same: And also, that colonel John M'Ree, Dr. Thomas Wickham, John Ford, John Orr, Benjamin Harrellson, James Crawford, Thomas Husey and Dr. James M'Ree, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners for the purpose of fixing

n a convenient and central situation, whereon to establish and build a court-house and gaol for the district of Marion, and to superintend the building of the same: And that Aaron Solith, Isaac Bush, Elijah Ford, Jesse Winburn and Tarleton Brown,

be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners

for the purpose of fixing on a convenient and contral situation, whereon to establish and build a court-house and gaol for Barnwell district, and to superintend the building of the same: And that in case of the death, or refusal to act, of any of the said commissioners, that the governor of the state for the time being, shall be, and he is hereby required to appoint a proper person or persons, to act as commissioners as aforesaid, in the place or stead of those so dying or refusing to act.

...And be it further enacted by the authority asbresaid, That the several clerks and sheriffs of the coun-Present ty courts throughout this state, shall continue to o: act as heretofore, and to discharge the several and ..., respective duties of clerk and sheriffin each of their §. respective counties hereby established as districts, . o until the end of the first day of January, in the year clected. of our Lord one thousand eight hundred; or until clerks and sheriffs for the said districts established by this act, shall be appointed, clected and commissioned, as by this act is directed.

And he it sirther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all acts, laws and parts of acts, that are general contrary to this act, or repugnant to the true in-ropealing tent and meaning thereof, shall be, and the same clause. are hereby repealed, from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred.

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
Indefendence of the United States of America.
- JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Sheaker of
the House of Reforesentatives.

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Ata General Assembly, begun and holden at Columbia, on Monday the twenty-sixth day of November, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety-eight, and from thence continued by divers adjournments, to the eighteenth day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninetymine, and in the twenty-fourth Year of the Independence of the United States of America.

An ACT to lessen the security at present required by Law, frow the Commissioner of Locations for Georgetown district, and for other purposes therein mentioned. HEREAS the sum required by law as a security from the commissioner of location for the district of Georgetown, is so great, and the profits of his office so small, that no person well qualified to hold the said office, willaccept 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 the commissioner of location for the district of Georgetown, shall hereafter, instead of the security often thousand pounds at present required by law, give himself his bond in the sum of five hundred dollars, and one good security in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the tax-collector for the election district of Winyaw, shall hereafter, instead of the security now given by him, according to law, give his own bond in the sum of four thousand dollars, and four securities, each in the sum of two thousand dollars, which said securities shall be approved of by the commissioners who approve of the securities given by the sheriff of the said district, in the manner prescribed by law. - In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth Year of the Indefendence of the United States of America. - JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.

* An ACT to enable Francis Marion Dwight to change his present name to that of Francis Marion. Wo: Francis Marion Dwight hath petitioned the legislature to change his present name to that of Francis Marion, in order that he may be enabled to take and receive a considerable logacy left to him by the late general Francis Marion, upon that express condition: Be it theresore 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 said Francis Marion Dwight be, and he is hereby authorized to change his present name to that of Francis Marion, and that he shall hereafter be known and distinguished in law, and in all transactions in law, wherein he may be bound or obliged, or wherein any person or persons may be bound and obliged to him, by no other name but that of Francis Marion. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth Year of the Independence of the United States of America. JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.

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

-------An ACT to protect slaves belonging to third persons, from being distrained for rent not due by them. HEREAS it is manifestly unjust that any person's negroes should be taken to pay rent that he does not owe; and very many widows and orphans are exposed to this injustice, who derive their support from the wages of slaves whom they hire out: For remedy thereof, Be it enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in eneral assembly, and by the authority of the same, 'hat from and after the so of this act, no slave 2

shall be liable to be distrained, or shall at any time * distrained for house-rent, or any other rent, uness such slave shall bona fide belong to such person or persons as may be lawfully liable to or chargeable with such rent. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth Year of the Independence of the United States of America. JOHN WARD, President of the Senate. WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Sheaker of the House of Reforewrntatives.

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...An ACT to permit the honorable E. H. Bay to leave the State. HEREAS the honorable E. H. Bay, one of the associate judges of the state, has requested permission to leave the state for some time: Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Semate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said E. H. Bay, be, and he is hereby authorized to leave the state for any time not exceeding one year. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth Year of the Indefiendence of the United States of America. JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.

WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Sheaker of
the House of Reforesentatives.
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An ACT to oblige the Treasurers of the State to give security for the faithful discharge of the duties of their office. E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sittug in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That each and every treasurer hereafter to be elected or appointed, shall, before they enter upon any duty of their offices, enter into bond or

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