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timately of great benefit to themselves and the community at large, and have prayed that a law may be p.issed for incorporating them as a society, by the name of The Georgetown Library Society:

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 society above-mentioned, and the persons who now are or hereafter shall be members thereof, and the successors, officers and members of it, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be one corporate body in deed and in law, by the name of The Georgetown Library Society; and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient. And the said corporation and its successors, shall be able and capable in law, to hold and possess any real and personal estate, not exceeding the yearly value of four thousand dollars, and to sell, alien or lease the same, or any part thercof, as it shall think proper: And by its said 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 to make such rules and by-law's, (not contrary and repugnant to the laws of the land,) for the benefit and advantage of the said corporation, and for the order and good government of the same, as shall, from time to time, be agreed upon by a majority of the members, or of such number as the rules of the said society shall constitute a quorum.

Anul be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said corporation hereby erected, to take and to hold to itself and its successors, for ever, any charitable donations or devises of land and personal estate, and to appropriate the same for the benefit of said corporation, in such way as by their rules shall be

agreed upon, Provided the said donations and de: vises, together with their other finds, do not exceed the yearly value of four thousand dollars aforesaid.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shall be deemed a public act, and notice shall he taken thereof in all courts of justice, and elsewhere, in this state; and it shall be given in evidence on the trial of any issue or cause, without special pleading. In the Senate House, the twentieth, Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred,
and in the twenty-fifth Year of the Independence of
the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
THEODORE GAILLARD, Speaker of

the House of Representatives.

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An ACT for altering and amending an act, passed

- the sixteenth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-severn, entitled, An act for opening the navigation of Saluda river.

HEREAS the death and removal of se

veral of the commissioners named in the said act, have rendered it almost impracticable to form boards or meetings to carry the purposes of the same into effect: And whereas the contining of the commissioners to distinct limits on the said river, in clearing the same, as far as relates to that space from the mouth of the said river to the old Indian boundary line, will impede the progress of this very beneficial measure:

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 Samuel Mays, Thomas Anderson, major William Moore, Joseph Kennedy, Alexander Boling Stark, Luke Smith, Francis Huggins, Elisha Brooks, John Dyser, William Calk, Julius Nichols, jun. Elihu Creswell, John Cunningham, Joel Lepscomb, James Dysen, Robert Creswell, John Hunter, John Merriwether,

sen. James Goudy, James M'Cracken, Thomas Willoughby Waters, James Caldwell and William Caldwell, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for the purpose of clearing out and making navigable Saluda river, from the mouth thereofas far up as the old Indian boundary line.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in case of the death, removal or resignation of any one or more of the said commissioners, that it shall and may be lau ful for the remainder of the said commissioners, and they are hereby authorized and <mpowered to fill up any such vacancy or vacancies, at any one of their boards or meetings. Provided, That there be at such board or meeting, thirteen commissioners present.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That seven commissioners shall constiute a quorum to effect the purposes of the said act.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the first clause of the said act, as far as relates to clearing and making navigable Saluda river, from the mouth thereof to the old Indian boundary line, be, and the same is here by repcaled. In the Senate House, the twentieth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand right hundred,
and in the twenty-fifth Year of the Independence of
the United States of America,

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
THEODORE GAILLARD, Speaker of

the House of Representatives.

An ACT to authorize and allige the keepers of

gaols in this State, to receive and keep in safe custody, all prisoners, committed under the authority of the United States, and to oblige sheriffs to provide blankets for criminals confined in their respective gaols.

HEREAS the Congress of the United

States, at their session, begun and holden on the fourth day of March, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, did

resolve, that it be recommended to the legislatures of the several states, to pass laws, making it expressly the duty of the keepers of their gaols, to receive, and safe keep therein, all prisoners committed under the authority of the United States, until they shall be discharged by due course of the laws thereof, under the like penalties as in case of prisoners committed under the authority of such states respectively; the United States to pay for the use and keeping of such gaols, at the rate of fifty cents per month, for each prisoner that shall, under their authority, be committed thereto, during the time such prisoner shall therein be committed; and also to support such of said prisoners, as shall be committed for offences: And whereas, the legislature of this state have full confidence, that the congress of the United States will make provision for the support of poor prisoners committed for debt, as otherwise the humanity of the people of this state will be taxed to supply their necessities, which may become expensive and burthensome :

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 keepers of gaols in the several districts throughout this state, be, and they are required and directed to receive into their several and respective gaols, all such prisoners as shall be committed to such gaols, or any of them respectively, under the authority of the United States; and there to keep in safe custody all such prisoners, which are or shall be so committed, until they shall be discharged by due course of the laws of the United States, under the like penalties as in case of prisoners committed under the authority of this state, and upon the terms expressed in the resolution of congress aforesaid.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every sheriff shall provide, at the expense of

the state, a suficient number of blankets for the
use of the prisoners confined in their respective
gaols; and that every prisoner so confined, on a
criminal charge, shall be furnished with at least
two blankets during the winter season.
In the Senate House, the twentieth Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand eighi hundred,
and in the twenty-fish Year of the Independence of
the United States of America,

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
THEODORE GAILLARD, Speaker of

the House of Representaiives.

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An ACT to prevent Negro slaves, and other per.

sons of colour, from being brought into or entering this State. D E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and D House of Representatives, now met and sit ting in general assembly, and by the authority

of the same, That it shall not be lawful, at any Negroes, time after the passing of this act, for any person or

in persons to bring into this state, either by land or bited from P entering water, (except as is herein after excepted,) any ne

gro, mulatto, mustizo, or other slave, or servant of colour, for sale within this state, or to be kept thertin; nor shall it be lawful for any free negro, mulatto or mustizo, any time after the passing of this act, to enter into this state: And every such person of colour as aforesaid, being a slave, or bound to service for a term of years, or free, who shall be sent or brought into this state, or shall enter or come into the same, contrary to this act, shall and may be apprehended, and taken before a justice of the peace, within the district where he or she shall be so apprehended, by any citizen or free white man, who shall be an inhabitant of such district, to be dealt with as is herein after provided.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Warrants That it shall and may be lawful for any justice of to be issu. ed against the peace in this state, to whom information shall offenders. be made on oath by any person or persons, that

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