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At a General Assembly, begun and holden at Columbia, on Monday the twenty-fourth day of November, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety-four, and in the nineteenth Year of the Independence of the United States of America, and from thence continued by divers adjournments, to the twelfth day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Independence of the said States.
An ACT to cede to the United States, a proper place, upon North-Island, whereon a Lighthouse may be erected.
HEREAS the Congress of the United States, on the twenty-first day of February last, passed an act to provide for the erection of a light-house for the harbour of Georgetown, in this state; and Tench Coxe, esquire, commissioner of the revenue of the United States, by his letter addressed to both branches of the legislature, has, on
behalf of the said states, and by virtue of the said:
act, requested that this state would pass a law to cede to the United States, such a place for the pur
pose aforesaid, as Edward Blake, Daniel Stevens
and Isaac Holmes, esquires, might think most eligible: And whereas it has been represented to the legislature, that some spot upon North-Island would be the most eligible place for the said purpose; that Paul Trapier, esquire, who is the proprietor of the said island, is willing to make a gratuitous cession of a sufficient quantity of land upon the said island, to answer the end above mentioned; but that Edward Blake, esquire, above named, has lately departed this life: 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 secretary of this state for the time being, shall be, and he is hereby authorized to receive a conveyance from the said Paul Trapier, esquire, or anygo person or persons,
at thorized, or having a lawful right to exccute the same, of and for such and so much land, upon North-island aforesaid, as the said Daniel Stevens and Isaac Holmes, esquires, or any other person or persons in this behalf, lawfully authorized or appointed under the said act of Congress, or any other act by them made, or to be made, may be chosen as a proper site for the said light-house; and that the secretary of this state for the time being, shall make and execute such a conveyance, or instrument in writing, under his hand, and the seal of this state, as the attoricy-general shall advise and prepare, and thereby convey to the United States, in fee simple for ever, all such land and premises as the said Paul Trapier may convey to him as aforesaid. In the S. nate House, the twelfth Day of Decemb, r, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Indo/endence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the
An ACT to facilitate the conveyance of real costates. HEREAS the mode of conveying land, by indentures of lease and release, is expensive; and it is found by many inhabitants of this state to be very inconvenient: for remedy thercos, Be it 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 following form, or purport of a release, shali, to all intents and purposes, be valid and effectual, to convey from one person to another, or others, the fee simple of any land or real cstate, if the same shall be czecuted in the presence of, and be subscribed by, two or more credible witnesses.
THE sta TE of South-CA Roll N.A. Know all men by these presents, that I, A. B. Form of of in the state aforesaid, in considerati- to: on of to me paid by C. D. of in the state.” aforesaid, have granted, bargained, sold and released, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said C. D. all that (here describe the premises,) together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances, to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining; to have and to hold, all and singular the premises before mentioned, unto the said C. D. his heirs and assigns for ever. And I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, to warrant and for ever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said C. D. his heirs and assigns, against myself and my heirs, and against every person whomsoever, lawfully claiming or to claim the same, or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal, this day of in the year of our Lord — and in the year of the independence of the United States of America. Provided, That this act shall be so construed as not to oblige any person to insert the clause of warranty, or to restrain him from inserting any other clause or clauses, in conveyances hereafter to be made, as may be deemed proper and adviseable by the purchaser and seller, or to invalidate the forms heretofore in use within this state. ...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the wife of any grantor, conveying real Wise may estate in the manner above prescribed, may, if she . be of lawful age, release, renounce, and bar herself of her dower, in all the premises so conveyed, by going before any judge of the court of common pleas, or justice of the quorum, or any judge of the court of the county wherein she may reside, or the land may be, and acknowledge before him, upon
a private and separate examination, that she did freely and voluntarily, without any compulsion, dread or fear, of any person whatsoever, renounce and release her dower to the grantee, and his heirs and assigns, in the premises wmentioned in such deed. Provided, That a certificate, under the hand of the woman, and the hand and seal of the judge or justice, as aforesaid, shall be endorsed upon such release, or a separate instrument of writing to the same effect, in the form or to the purport hereafter following; and be recorded in the office of mesne conveyances, or office of the clerk of the county courts, in the districts or county, where the land lics.
THE STATE of SouTH-CARol INA, DIs TRICT. I, F. G. one of the judges of (or justice of the quorum, as the case may be,) do hereby certiromar sy.utoll whom it may concern, that E. B. the ...te wife of the within named M. B. did, this day, apfor renun: pear before me, and upon being privately and sc.." parately examined by me, did declare, that she - does freely, voluntarily, and without any compulsion, dread or fear, of any person or persons whomsoever, renounce, release, and for ever relinquish unto the within named C. D. his heirs and assigns, all her interest and estate, and also all her right and claim of dower, of, in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released.
Given under my hand and seal, this
anno domini Signed E. B. (L s) F. G. judge of
And be it further enacted by the authority aforewife may said, That every married woman, of the age of **her twenty-one years, who may be intitled to any real "..." estate, as her inheritance, and may be desirous of joining her husband in conveying away the see
simple of the same to any other person, may bar
day of herself of her inheritance in such real estate, by joining with her husband in a release to the purport of the one herein before prescribed: Provided she will go before some one of the judges or justices, in the second clause of this act mentioned, at any time after the expiration of seven days after such release has been duly executed as aforesaid; and will then, upon a private and separate examination by him, declare to him, that she did, at least seven days before such examination, actually join her husband in executing such release, and did then, and at the time of her examination still does, freely, voluntarily, and without any manner of compulsion, dread or fear, of any person or persons whomsoever, renounce, release, and for ever relinquish all her estate, interest and inheritance in the premises mentioned in the release, unto the grantee, and his heirs and assigns: And also provided, That a certificate, signed by the woman, and under the hand and seal of the judge or justice, as aforesaid, shall then be immediately indorsed upon the said release, or a separate instrument of writing to the same effect, in the form or to the purport of the certificate prescribed in the second clause of this act; to which certificate, an addition to the following effect shall invariably be made, to wit: that the woman did declare, that the release was positively and boma fide executed at least seven days before such her examination; and such renunciation shall not be considered as being complete or legal, until the same shall be recorded in the office of mesne conveyances, or office of the clerk of the county courts, in the districts or county where the land lies. In the Senate House, the twelfth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Indefendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.