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or lot on Sullivan's Island, shall be liable to pay the assessment aforesaid: Provided nevertheless, That if he should voluntarily pay the same, or should have his goods, chattels or effects seized and sold, in pursuance of this act, it shall be lawful for such tenant or occupant to deduct the same from the rent which shall or may become due. 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 In-
dependence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, Presid-nt of the Senate.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Speaker

of the House of Representatives.

An ACT to appoint Commissioners to lay out

streets on Sullivan's Islund, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and

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ting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That col. Lewis Morris, William Henry Desaussure, Frederick Rutledge, Jacob Sass and William Robertson, esquires, or a majority of them, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out such number of streets on Sullivan's Ísland, as the said commissioners shall deem proper and convenient: Provided nevertheless, That such streats shall not interfere with any dwelling-houses or kitchens already erected. And the commissioners are hereby vested with full powers to carry into effect the above purposes, and otherwise to regulate the police of the said Island.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said commissioners shall assess the inhabitants of the said island, possessed of lots thereon, for the expense of surveying and laying out the streets aforesaid; and that they be authorized to collect or sue for the said assessments so to be made.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Tnat if any person shall keep or sufier to be kept, any gaming table, or permit any game or games to be played in his, her or their houses, on the said island, on the Sabbath day, such person or persons, on conviction thereof, before any court having jurisdiction, shall be fined in the sum of fifty dollars, to be sued for on behalf of, and to be recovered for the use of the state. In the Senate House, the eighteeth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-iine, and in the twenty-fourth Year of the In-
depend niep

care of the United States of America.
JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Speaker of

the House of Representatives.

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An ACT to release Pierce Butler, esquire, from

his executorship, to which he was appointed by the last will and testament of the late vilexunder Gillon, esquire.

FERTAS Pierce Butler, esquire, hath

set forth, by his petition to the legislature, that by the last will and testament of the late Alex. ander Gillon, esquire, he was appointed one of his executors, and that he was induced, from a desire of being serviceable to the widow and infant children of a deceased friend, to administer upon the estate of the stid Alexander Gillon, esquire; but from the complicated affairs of the said estate, the gencral ill health of the said Pierce Butler, esquire, and his usual absence from the state for several months every year, he finds that he cannot be of such service to the widow and children of the deceased, as he once expected, while he is subjected to many inconveniencies of a serious nature, on account of the said executorship: Among others, not less injurious to him, there is one in particular, that as the said Alexander Gillon, esquire, in his life time, became bound by his obligation in behalf of the state, to the late duke of Luxemburgh, which

obligation is now in the hands of the republic of France, as the said Picrce Butler hath been informed; so that the said Pierce Butler, esquire, cannot visit Europe or the said republic upon business, (which he finds he must be obliged shortly to do,) without being in danger of being arrested on account of the said obligation. And in as much as tlae said Pierce Butler, esqurie, has not administered on the estate of the deceased Commodore Gillon, nor ever had or taken the property, books or papers of the deceased into his possession :

Beit 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 Picrce Butler, esquire, be, and he is hereby released from his executorship, to which he was appointed under the last will and testament of the late Alexander Gillon, esquire; and also from all the losses, liabilities and expenses or inconveniencies to which he may have been or hereafrer might become liable or exposed to by law, as executor of the last will and testament of the said Alexander Gilon, esquire, deceased, whether the said liability should arise in consequence of any public or private transaction of the late Alexander Gillon, esquire, in luis life time. 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 Inde-
pendence of the United States of America.

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

the House of Representatives.

An ACT to permit William Telfair and Elizabeth

his wife, the representatives of the late Artemas Elliott Ferguson, and John Moultrie, to bring certain Negro slaves into this State.

HEREAS William Telfair and Elizabeth

his wife, did, some considerable time ago, remove from this state to Exuma, And whereas the

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said William Telfair and Elizabeth his wife, by their petition to the legislature of this state, prayed for permission to bring certain negro slaves, left to the said Elizabeth by her father, the late Edmund Bellinger, from the said Island of Exuma:

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 said William Telfair and Elizabeth his wife, shall have permission at any time within twelve months from the passing of this act, to bring the said negroes into this state, which were left to her by her father as aforesaid, together with their issue and increase, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided never theless, That the said William Telfair and Elizabeth his wife, shall make oath or affirmation, before some justice of the peace of this state, that che negroes by them so brought into this state, together with their issue and increase, are the same negroes which were left to her by her father aforesaid; which said oath or affirmation shall be recorded in the secretary's office of this state; and shall give such further proof of the identity of the said negroes as tl:e governor shall think proper to require.

And whereas, Artemas Elliott Ferguson, by his petition to the legislature, stated that he carried to East-Florida, from this state, certain negro slaves, his property, which he was desirous to bring back: ind whereas the said Artemas Elliott Ferguson hath since died:

Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the representatives of the said Ărtemas Elliott Ferguson, be, and they are hereby authorized to bring back into this state, the said negroes and their natural increase, on condition that they, upon oath, identify before some magistrate, the said negroes; which said oath shall be recorded in the secretary's office of this state; and shall give

euch further proof of the identity of the said negroes as the governor shall think proper to require.

sinl be it further enacted by the authority afore-
sai!, That John Moultrie be, and he is hereby per-
mited to bring back into this state, such slaves, with
their natural increase, as the said John Moultric
carried with him out of this state, subject never-
theless to the terms and restrictions imposed in this
act, concerning William Tcfair and Elizabeth his
wife, and the representatives of the late Artemas
Elliott Ferguson.
In the Serate 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. Speaker of

the llouse of Representatives.

An ACT to limit the period for which Justices of

the Quorum and Justices of the Peace shall remain in office, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

HEREAS it is directed by the seventh

section of the amendments to the constitution of this state, that in future, all commissions of the peace expire at fixed periods, to be declared by law. And whereas, no general law has been passed by the legislature on that subject :

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 all and every appointment of jus- justices to tices of the quorum and of the peace hereafter to continue in be made, shall continue for four years, and from office four

years. tience for thirty days after the end of the session of the legislıture, at, during or next after the time of which such appointment shall expire.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all and every appointment of justices of certain the quorum and of the peace, made at any time appoint

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