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hogshead and the horse or horses 'drawing the same, thirty-seven cents.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesrid, That a public ferry be establi hed over the Columbia Congaree river, from the extremity of Senate - ferry esta
blished. street, and the profits arising therefrom be equally divided, one half to be vested in the trustees of the Columbia academy, for the benefit of that institution, and the other in the heirs of Richard Hampton, deceased, for the term of fourteen years, and that the rates of ferriage be established as are established at the ferry known by the name of Hampton's ferry on the said river Congree.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesiid, That I'homas Blackwell, Josias Dupre and Road from John M'Clary, be, and they are hereby appointed Kingstree commissioners to re-establish a road leading from
er's ferry. Kingstree to Cooper's ferry, on the north side of Black river, and that the said commissioners join the board of Kingstree commissioners for the reestablishing of the said road; and that the board of commissioners of the roads in the parish of Prince Road from George shall appoint one or more persons, living the line of near the said road, as commissioners to superin- burgh to tend the opening and keeping in repair the said Prince road, from the place where the road as aforesaid George. . shall cross the divisional line between the county of Williamsburgh and the parish of Prince George; and that the said persons so appointed, shall be members of the board of commissioners of the roads of the said parish, shall be vested with the same powers, and be subjected to the same penalties as other commissioners of roads are now or shall hereafter be vested with or subjected to.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the ferry on Great Pedee river, belong- Port's fer. ing to Frances Port, be, and the same is hereby ry on Pere-established and vested in the said Frances Port, re-estabher heirs and assigns, for the term of seven years,
lished. and that the former rates of ferriage by law, be,
and the same are hereby allowed to be taken at the said ferry.
And be it further enacted by the authority afore
said, That two ferries in the fork of Tugaloo and Two fer. Keowee rivers, one to cross each of the said rivers, fork of Tu- shall be vested in Samuel Earle, esquire, for the galoo and term of fourteen years, and during that time the rivers, ves. following rates of ferriage shall be paid at cach of ted in S. the said ferries : for every four wheeled carriage Earle.
and horses in harness or gears, with the riders and drivers, fifty cents; for every two wheeled carriage and horses drawing the same, with the riders and driver, twenty-five tents; for every hogshead of rolled tobacco, and the horse or horses drawing the same, with the driver, twelve and a half cents; for every head of horses, four cents; for every head of black cattle, two cents; for every foot passenger, four cents; for every head of hogs, sheep or goats, two cents; every man and horse, seven cents. And no ferry or bridge shall be erected or established within three miles above or below the said two ferries, by this law vested in the said Samuel Earle.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforeRoad from said, That a public road be laid out and opened Bruing: ton's lake
fom Bruington's lake, on the south branch of to Cam Black river, the best and most direct way to Camble's mus- ble's musterfield on M'Girt's swamp, and from ter field, and to
thence to Murray's ferry on Santee agreeable to a Murray's line marked out for that purpose by John Hardferry on Santee.
wick, surveyor; and that the present road from said musterfield to Santee, be no longer continued as such by the commissioners of the roads having jurisdiction over the same; and that William Taylor, John Conyers, James Camble, William Neelson, Isaac Keels and Theodore Gourdin, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out, open and complete the said road from Bruington's Lake to Santee, as above directed. And the said board of commissioners, or a majority of
them, shall have the power to call out all the male slaves from the age of sixteen to fifty years of age, residing within ten miles of said road, provided they do not exceed six days in a year; provided, the slaves residing on the west side of the road leading from Mouzon's bridge on Black river, to M'Girt's swamp, be exempted from working on the road hereby intended to be laid out and opened.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a toll bridge be, and the same is here- Toll by established over Big Saltcatcher river, at the bridge
establishplace where Livermore's bridge was erected on the
ed over said river, and that the toll bridge be vested in the Big Saltpresent proprietor, William Weekly, his heirs and catcher,
and vested assigns, for the term of fourteen years; and it shall in William not be lawful for any person or persons, during the Weekly. term aforesaid, to keep a ferry or ferries, or to erect any other toll bridge within three miles of the bridge aforesaid, on the said river. And the said William Weckly, his heirs and assigns, shall, during the time aforesaid, be entitled to receive at the said toll bridge, the toll at present or formerly received at the said bridge.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all persons who are now exempted by Persons law from paying toil or ferriage at any ferry or exempted bridge now established in this state, shall be, and ferriage. they are hereby declared to be freed and exempted from the payment of toll or ferriage at any bridge or ferry established by this act; and that if the owners, keepers or proprietors of any bridge or ferry, shall insist on receiving, or compel by threats or other like means, the payment of toll or ferriage from any person or persons so declared to be exempted from the payment of the same, that such person or persons guilty of such exaction, shall be subject and liable to a fine not exceeding the sum of four dollars, to be recovered by warrant under the hand and seal of any justice of the peace of this state, living in the county cr parish adjoining to
the bridge or ferry where such exaction shall or may be made as aforesaid.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, W. Stur. That William Sturgis be, and is hercby appointed gis appoin. commissioner for the purpose of clearing out the ted a commissioner. Lower Three Runs, and opening and continuing
the navigation of the same, instead of Joseph Harley, who refuses to serve. .
And be it further enacted by the authority aforeRates of said, That the following rates of ferriage be reAllison's
at ceived and taken at the ferry established in John
CC ferry. Allison in the year one thousand seven hundred
and ninety-eight, viz: for every four wheel carriage, horses and riders, seventy-five cents; for é very two wheel carriage, or rolling hogshead and horses and drivers, thirty-seven and a half cents; for every man and horse, seven cents; for every foot passenger and id horse, and head of cattle, sheep, hogs or goats, three cents.
Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Wright's That so much of the act, passed on the nincteenth
be day of February, one thousand seven hundred and worked
ninety-one, as ralates to a road to be laid off from Tunbridge to the mouth of Savannah back river, be, and the same is hereby repealed for the term of one year; and that all the hands who would have been liable to work on the said road, be, and the same are hereby compelled to work on Wright's Cut, for the purpose of clearing out the same, for the term of one year only.
Whereas a dispute exists between Clement L. Prince and James Hibben, respecting the distance between the ferry of the said James Hibben and Lamprier's Point, at which place the said Clement L. Prince has prayed for the re-establishment of a ferry:
Be it therefore enactel, That the said Clement Freehold. L. Prince and James Hibben, be, and they are ers to as. 1
the hereby authorized and directed to appoint each a distance frecholder residing in the neighbourhood, which
freeholders shall have a power to choose a third, between (in case of disagreement between them,) to ascer- Hibben's
ferry and tain, accurately, the distance between the two places
Lampaforesaid; and when they shall have so ascertain-rier's
Point ed the distance, that they shall return the same to the legislature at their next sitting, duly certified under their hands and scals.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Thit every person or persons, their heirs or as- Keepers signs, in whom public ferries, toll bridges or of ferries, causeways have been or shall be vested by law, their rates shall keep, fixed up in some conspicuous place, fixed up in the several rates as are or shall be established by
spicuous law: and if any person or persons, their heirs or place. assigns, in whom public serries, toll bridges or causeways have been or shall hereafter be vested, shall neglect or refuse to keep fixed up their several rates as established by law, such keeper or keepers of a public ferry, toll bridge or causeway, shall forfeit all such toll as they would have been entitled to receive; or, should any keeper of any such public ferry, toll bridge or causcway, ask, demand or receive greater rates than are fixed or authorized by law, every such person shall be liable to forfeit treble such rates, to be recovered by warrant and execution from any justice of the peace.
And be it further enacted by the authority afore- Commissisaid, That the commissioners of roads, appointed
pointed by by resolution, during the present or any other ses- this act, sion of the legislature, be, and they are hereby vested vested with all the powers, rights and privileges, powers and made liable to the same penalties, which by and liable law all other commissioners of the roads in this alties of o state are vested with, and to which they are made ther comliable.
missionAnd be it further enacted by the authority aforcsaid, That Alexander Craig, William Falconer, Line to be and Erasmus Powe, or any two of them, be, and run bethey are hereby appointed commissioners on be- Chesterhalf of Chesterficld district; and Robert Ellison,