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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
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
in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
the House of Representatives.
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and by the authority of the same, That the said act, and every clause and provision thereof, be, and the same is hereby repealed.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
JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
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
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