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And be it further enacted by the authority afore. Nominati- said, That the legislature shal annually nominate on of 3 di- ihree directors, who shall contine in office for the the legis term of directorship as limited in and by the con

stitution of the said bank, so long as the connexion of the state with the said bank shall continue to exist; and the legislature do hcrely nominate the honorable Theodore Gaillard, William Stevens Smith, and Ilenry William Desaussure, directors of the said State Bank, until the next meeting of the legislature.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeComptrol said, That the president and directors of the State ler to be Bank shall furnish the comptroller, annually, with furnished with state

statements of the amount of the capital stock of
the said corporation, and the amount of the debts
due to the same, of the monies deposited therein,
of the notes in circulation, and of the cash in hand;
and that the said comptroller shall have a right to
inspect such general account in the books of the
bank as shall relate to the said statements, and
that it shall be his duty to report the reon to the le-
gislature annually. Provided, That this shall not
be construed to imply a right of inspecting the ac-
count of any private individual or individuals, or
any body politic or corporate, with the bank.
And

be it further enacted by the authority aforeWhen the said, That from and after the first day of January, corporati. one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, the be dissol. said corporations shall be, and the same are hereby ped. dissolved; and that any monies or profits, which,

on such, (or any other dissolution) of either of said corporations, may at the time, be owned or possessed by them, shall be held by the directors of the said corporations respectively, for the use and benefit of all persons holding shares in said corporations, in average and proportion to the number or amount of said shares.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That unless the directors of the said State

Bank shall accept the terms herein offered, and re- Condition
ceive the subscription on the part of the state, in on which
the manner herein directed, in the six per cent. Bank shall
stock of this state, then, and in such case, the char- be incor-
ter herein and hereby granted to the said State porated.
Bank, and every regulation of this act, shall bez
and the same are hereby declared null and void, and
of none effect; any thing herein contained to the
contrary hereof, notwithstanding.
In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and one, and in the twenty-sixth Year of the Indepen-
dence 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 to repeal an act, entitled, An act to

establish a company for opening the navigation of Broad and Pacolet rivers."

HEREAS a large majority of the persons

composing the said company, have relinquished to the state, all their right, interest and claim in and to the said act of corporation. And whereas, the said company have altogether failed and neglected to carry into execution, the great and beneficial objects for which they were incorporated:

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 act, and every clause and provision thereof, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That three commissioners be appointed by his excellency the governor, in behalf of the state, and three commissioners by such persons as have not relinquished their shares in the said company, which six commissioners shall appoint a seventh, and they, or a majority of them, shall have power to determine whether the above resumption of

the charter be injurious to the said persons, consi. dering their laches and non user of their charter; and if they, or a majority of them, shall determine the said resumption to be injurious, that they, or a majority of them, may determine what compensation it would be proper to make such persons, and report the same to the legislature.

und be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Warren Buford, William Hill, Arramenas Lyles, Joseph Brown, John Pearson, Joseph Hughes, Thomas Taylor, Robert Stark, and John A. Summers, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to superintend and contract for the opening the aforesaid rivers; and they are hereby authorized to draw on the treasury of this state forany sum notexceeding ten thousand dollars, towards de fraying the expense that mayarise in making the said Broad and Pacolet rivers navigable. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
one, and in the twenty-sixth 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 establish a court of inferior jurisdicti.

on in the city of Charleston, and to extend the jurisdiction of magistrates throughout the state,

except those resident in the city of Charleston. I T HEREAS great inconveniencies have ari

VV sen from the abolition of the jurisdiction of the court of inferior jurisdiction in the city of Charleston, as well to the citizens of Charleston, from the peculiar modes of doing business in the city, as to the suitors and persons having business in the district court, by reason of the great accumulation of causes therein. And whereas, the citizens of Charleston have, by their memorial, stated divers grievances, and prayed the interference of the legislature on this behalf:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the sea nate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the first day of Court

estabMarch next, a court for the hearing and determin

lished. ing of causes of a civil nature, arising within the limits of the said city of Charleston, and for the trial of all offunces against the by-laws of the city of Charleston, shall be, and the same is hereby constituted, established and authorized, to be a court of record, possessing concurrent jurisdiction with the courts of sessions and common pleas, to the amount herein after dcclared and limited; and which concurrent jurisdiction with the court of sessions, shall be confined entirely to such offences as are against the by-laws of the corporation, and shall not extend to corporal punishment.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said court hereby erected, directed To be holand established, shall be called the Inferior City den by the

recorder. Court, and be held by the recorder of the city of Charleston; and that the city council shall fix and provide such compensation for the recorder as may be fit and proper, and proportioned to the importance of his station; and which compensation shall not be increased or diminished during his continuance in office, to be paid by the city tax; and the said recorder shall hold his commission during good behaviour.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all issues, controversies and litigations Trials in in the said court, of which the value shall excecd said court the sum allowed by law for the jurisdiction of a jury.

to be by single magistrate, shall be tried by a jury, according to the regulations and forms prescribed by law, in cases of trial by jury; and to that end the city council of Charleston shall cause a jury box for the said city to be made, and a jury list to be provided for the same; from which box jurors shall be drawn, summoned and empannelled for the

trial of causes, in like manner, and under the same
penalties as are established by law and usage in
the court of sessions and common pleas: Provid-
ed, That no venire facias shall at any time issue for
more than twenty-four jurors, to serve at one
court, any twelve of whom attending, shall form
a jury; and in case of non-attendance of the jurors
so drawn and summoned, their places may be
supplied by talesmen, drawn in the usual mode:
but no person shall be liable to serve twice, until
all the names in the said jury box shall be drawn
out. All persons possessing the qualifications pre-
scribed for jurors by the laws of the state, and
usually residing in the city, or who have resided
therein for six months before their being drawn,
and there being at the time of being drawn and
summoned, shall be liable to serve as jurors in
the said court: saving and reserving to all persons,
all lawful excuses and exemptions, as in the other
courts.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforeJurisdicti- said, That the jurisdiction of the said court, shall

and may extend to the maintaining of all actions, designat.

suits, and prosecutions for the recovery of any debt or sun of money arising on contract, express or implied, and for offences against the bylaurs of the corporation of Charleston: Provided, That so verdict or judgment in the said court shail exceed one hundred dollars in any one action, Cxi lusive of costs and charges : And also provided, That no suit or action shall be brought or maintained in the said court, unless the contract or cause of action hath been made or arose within the limits of the said city of Charleston; and that between persons resident in the said city, or between persons resident and foreigners, or between foreigners at the time of said contract or cause of action, or citizens of the United States. But nothing herein contained shall be construed to bar any person from suing any person resident in the

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