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That such transcript be regularly and duly certified under the hand of, and sworn to by the clerk, or keeper of the said proceedings and records of the county courts so abolished, who hath, by law, the custody thereof; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeTwo justi- said, That it shall and may be lawful to and for ces to ad. any two justices, whereof one shall be of the quo-. oaths of “rum, to administer to any person the oath or oaths office of office, which is, are, or may be required by law

to be taken by such person ; any law, usage or
custom to the contrary thereof in any wise, not-
withstanding.
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.

An ACT to entitle the

several persons therein mentioned, to receive from the treasury certain sums therein specified, as pensioners.

E 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 Major Brown, widow of Joseph Chandler Brown, together with her four children; and Ava Culliatt, widow of Adam Culliatt, and her child, now an infint, shall respectively be entitled to receive, each of them, from the treasury of this state, twenty-one dollars and thirty cents, for every year during the widowhood of the said widows; and nine dollars each year, for each and every of their said children, until they shall respectively arrive to the age of twelve years, should they so long live. And

be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Thomas Miller, Andrew M'Allister,

and Michael Finney, Paul Smith and John Pol-
lock, jun. shall respectively be entitled to receive
from the treasurey of the state, an annual pension
of twenty-one dollars and thirty cents, during the
term of their natural lives.
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 in addition to the militia laws of this

State.
HEREAS, it is necessary and proper to

alter and amend, in some respects, the militia laws of this state: And whereas also, it is highly necessary that due subordination and obedience to orders, should be maintained and ensured in the said militia:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Se. nate and House of Représentatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That every commissioned officer of the Officers militia of this state, or any part thereof, who shall liable to be be tried for, and found guilty of disobeying the cashiered. lawful order or orders of his superior officers, shall be liable therefor to be cashiered by sentence of a court-martial, if the same shall be approved of, and the officer ordered to be cashiered by the commander in chief of this state.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That when any volunteer company of cavalry shall

What be reduced to less than twenty-four men; and number of when any volunteer company of infantry or artil- men shall lery shall be reduced to less than thirty men, uni- company. formed according to law, then, and in every such case, the commissions of the officers of such troop or company, as the case may be, shall, respectively, cease and determine; unless such troop or

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muster,to

company, shall, respectively, be compleaied wiki the number of mon aforesaid, within tu cive months asier the passing of this act.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeenrolled in said, That no person fiable iú do militia duty, who a voluntear now is, or hereafter may be enrolled in any vocompany, lunteer troop of cavalry, infantry or artillery, shall months now be exeinpica tiom doing duty in such ucop or

company, unless he shall have given six months their intention to previous notice, in writing, of his intention of leave it leaving such troop or company, to the command

ing officer thereof, and stail have complied with the other requisitions required by law.

And be it enacted by the authoritij aforesaid, Tlmat Castains the commission of every captain or any troop of . wbe neg. cavary, or company of artiery or infantiy, shall

be null and void to all intenis and purpose's, wlio forfeit hereafter shall refuse or neglect, for the space of their com

six months in iinmediate succession, to muster liis missions.

troop or company, is the case may be.

Anul be it further enacted by the authority oforePersons to said, That the brigadiers-general shali, within be appoint-their respective commands, acpute proper persons lect fines. to collect all fees and penalties which may be im

posed on delinquents under the militia law's this state, and allow such percentage on the collecticii thereof as to them shall appear adviseable, 20 :S the same shall not exceed ten per cent.

ind beit enacted by the authority aforesaid, That l'ire-mas- all persons acting as fire-inasters, or enrolled in empt from any departinent under toem, shall

, on ordinary militia da. musters, be exempt from the performance of mi

litia duty.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Mode of That every militia oficer, who shall be appointed conduct. to conduct an election for an ensign, or other comons of mi. missioned oficer, shall fuiriy euter or cause to be litia ofiientered, in a book or roll, the names of all percers.

sons voting at such election, and shall provide a Lox or glass for the purpose of receiving the said

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ballots: And the officer 'so managing such election, may require any person offering to give his vote thereat, to swear that he is a resident within the company beat, or is otherwise properly enrolled therein, and is thien liable to do duty in that company, under the third section of an additional act to organize the militia throughout the state of South Carolina, passed the nineteenth day of December, in the vear of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four; and the officer holding such election shall make cath, that he has managed the election according to law, according to the best of his knowledge and belief, and the orders he shall have received from the commanding officer for conducting the same.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That wherever it shall be considered as necessary Militia of for any militia officer, not under the rank of cap. ficers may tain, or other commanding officer of a company, to the liato take a census of the number of persons within bility of his beat, company or district, liable to the per persons to formance of militia duty, such officer or officers duty. shall be, and they are hereby authorized and required to demand the name or names of each and every householder, or person or persons so resident therein, and to inquire into his or their liability to perform such duty in his said beat; company or district; and if any householder, or person or persons, residing in such beat, shall fail or refuse to satisfy the necessary inquiries of such officer, touching his or their liability to be enrolled as a militia man, such householder or other resident; shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars, to be sued for and recovered before any one justice of the peace, which penalty shall be paid into the hands of the paymaster of the regiment in which such person or persons may reside.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That A major it shall and may be lawful to and for any major of of cavalry

may attach cavalry to attach to the squadron under his com

tifecarbi- mand, by and with the consent of the commandneers to his ing officer of the regiment of which such squadron squadron.

shall be a part, any number of rifle carbineers, not exceeding twelve to a troop, who shall also be armed as troopers, in such way and manner as he shall think fit and direct.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Vacancies

That whenever a vacancy or vacancies shall happen, in a com- of a commissioned officers or officers in any troop pany, how to be filled or company of militia, and the men composing

such troop or company respectively, shall neglect or refuse, for the space of three months, due notice of an election being given, to fill up the same as the law directs, then, and in every such case, it shall and may be lawful to and for the commanding officer of the regiment to which such troop or company shall belong or be attached, by and with the consent of the commanding officers thereof, to fill up such vacancy.

Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Pioneers it shall and may be lawful to and for the commandmay be at. ing officer of any company of artillery to attach companies thereto any number of free negroes and Indians, of artillery, moors, mulattoes and mustizoes, between the ages

of eighteen and forty-five, not exceeding four, to act as pioneers, in such way and manner as the commanding officer of the regiment or battalion to which such company shall belong or be attached, shall think fit or direct; the said pioneers to be cloathed in hunting shirts and overalls, and equipped with the usual accoutrements of a pioneer, except swords, hangers, or bayonets.

And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That The fines the fines which have been, or may hereafter be colin certain lected, in the Ancient Battalion of Artillery in Charbattalions leston, under the authority of the militia laws of this in Char' state, from the commissioned and non-commissiJeston, oned officers and matrosses of the said battalion, how to be applied.

shall and may be applied exclusively to the uses and purposes of the said battalion; and the fines,

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