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if the defendant shall give bond and approved se-
curity, that he will produce sessicicnt property to
answer said debt at the expiration of the said three
months; and that all other judgments to be given
by such magistrate for any other sum, above the
sum of twenty dollars, shall not be enforced for
two months, if the defendant shall give bond and
security to produce sufficient property to answer
said debt at the expiration of the said two months:
...And provided always, That nothing in this act con-
tained shall extend to preclude any person or per-
sons who may conceive him, her or themselves to
be aggrieved by the decision of any magistrate,
from the right of an appeal, as by law is in other
cases provided.
...And be it further enacted by the authority aftre-
said, That the keeper of the gaol in Charicston
district, be, and he is hereby authorized and re-

thodistrict quired to receive into his custody, all such prison

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ers as shall be committed to such gaol, under the
authority of the said court hereby established, and
there to keep in safe custody, all such prisoners
until discharged by due course of law.
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 Indefen-
dence of the United States of .America.
JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
THEODORE GAILLARD, Sheaker of
the House of Reforesentatives.

.An ACT to vest in the Commissioners of the high
roads and bridges throughout the state, the sole
right of granting and issuing licenses to tavern
keepers, retailers of spirituous liquors, and kee-
pers of billiard tables.
HEREAS doubts have arisen with re-
spect to the person or persons in whom
the right of granting and issuing licenses to ta-
vern keepers, retailers of spirituous liquors, and
keepers of billiard tables, is vested, and the laws

now in force not being deemed sufficiently explicit upon that subject: 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 from and after the passing of Commissithis act, the sole right and exclusive power of... granting and issuing licenses to retailers of spiri-senses, tuous liquors, tavern keepers, and keepers of billiard tables, be, and the same is vested in the commissioners of the high roads and bridges, or a majority of them, in their respective districts and parishes throughout the state. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said commissioners of the roads, or a and tohear majority of them throughout this state, shall, at applicatiany stated meeting, and at no other time, hear" all applications for licenses to keep taverns and retail spirituous liquors within their respective districts and parishes; and shall reject such application, or grant such licenses for one year, as to them shall seem meet and proper: and every retailer of spirituous liquors, to whom such iicense or licenses are to be granted, shall give bond and security, according to law, to the chairman of the board of commissioners, or person authorized by the board, previous to his receiving the said license or licenses. And every person who shall obtain a license to keep tavern, shall give bond, with two sufficient securities, in the sum of one hundred pounds, payable to the commissioners where such licenses shall be obtained, for the use of the said district or parish, that such person shall keep clean and wholesome meat and drink, and lodging for travellers, and the usual provender for horses. And that all licensed retailers, who do not keep also taverns and entertainment for travellers, pay fifteen dollars for their license; and that he, she or they, shall not retail less than a quart of spirituous liquors; except in the dis

tricts of Charleston, Beaufort, Colleton, and Georgetown, in which districts the licensed retail. ers last above mentioned, shall pay for their licenses twenty dollars, and,be subject to the restrictions aforesaid. ...And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Money for That the sole and exclusive power of receiving §... the monics to be paid for licenses by tavern kee: in repair pers, retailers of spirituous liquors, and keepers ** of billiard tables, be also, and the same is hereby vested in the commissioners of the high roads and bridges; any heretofore law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding; which monics, when so received, shall be applied, by the said commissioners, to the repairs of the roads and bridges in their respective districts and parishes throughout the state. ...And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, Y." That each and every person applying for a license or licenses, to keep taverns or retail spirituous liquors, shall pay, on his receiving said license, the sum of eight dollars for said license, to the chairman of the board, or person authorized thereby, together with two dollars, sees for the issuing said license and taking bond as aforesaid. ...And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, penalty for That any person or persons who shall retail spirito tuous liquors or keep tavern, without a license or without . - - - 1... licenses from said board of commissioners, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred dollars, to be recovered in any district court in this state. ...And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, what sum That each and every person applying for a license ... or licenses to keep a public billiard table or billi:... ard tables, shall py, on his receiving said license tables, or licenses, the sum of fifty dollars, to the chairman of said board, or person authorized thereby, together with two dollars, fees for the issuing said license; and any person or persons, who shall keep a billiard table or billiard tables, without a license or licenses from the said board of commissioners, shall forfeit and pay the sum of three hundred dollars, to be recovered in any district court in this state. The forfeiture in all cases to be thus disposed of; one half to the informer, and the other half to the board of commissioners in their respective districts or parishes, and to be applied by them to the repairs of the roads and bridges throughout the state, or to the maintenance of the poor in such districts which may not require the application of the same to the repairs of the roads and bridges in such district. Provided always, That nothing contained in this act, shall be construed to extend to lessen the powers at present granted by law, and now exercised by the corporation of Charleston, or the commissioners of the town of Columbia, or the commissioners of the streets of Georgetown, or of the corporation of Camden, or any oth.cr incorporated town: and that any regulations, conformably to their present powers, which the city council of Charleston may deem requisite to enforce or prescribe, in relation to the granting of licenses to tavern kccpcrs, retailors of spirituous liquors, and keepers of billiard tables within the city of Charleston, shall be deemed lawful and valid; any thing in this act to the contrary, notwit standing: and also that all similar regulations by law permitted to be made by the commissioners of the town of Columbia, or the commissioners of the streets of Georgetown, or of the corporation of Camden, or any other incorporated town, shall be deemed lawful and valid; any thing in this act to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. Provided also, That nothing contained in this law shall prevent any person from selling or retailing spirituous liquors, not less than one quart, distilled on his own plantation, of the growth and produce of this state, and to be carried away from the same. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners of the streets and mark

Money for licensing billiard tablesin Columbia, how to be applied.

ets of the town of Columbia, shall have the power
of granting licenses to all keepers of billiard tables
within the limits of the said town, and that the mo-
ney arising therefrom shall be appropriated to sink-
ing wells, and laid out in the purchase of a fire en-
gine for the use of the inhabitants of the said town.
In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in
the Year of our Lord one thousand right hundred
and one, and in the twenty-sirth year of the Indefen-
dence of the United States of America.
JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
THEODORE GAILLARD, Sheaker of the
House of Reforesentatives.

An ACT to establish a Town in the fork of Tu-
aloo and Keowee Rivers.
HEREAS Samuel Earle hath petitioned
the legislature to lay out and establish
a town in the fork of Tugaloo and Keowee rivers:
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Se-
nate and House of Representatives, now met and
sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of
the same, That a town shall be, and the same is
hereby established on the lands of Samuel Earle,
lying in the fork of Tugaloo and Keowce rivers,
in the district of Pendleton; which town shall be
known and distinguished by the name of Ander-
sonville.
And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid,
That gencral Robert Anderson, colonel John
Bayles Earle, and Samuel Earle, be, and they
are hereby appointed commissioners to lay off the
said town, and form such rules and regulations
respecting the same, as to them, or a majority of
them, may be deemed requisite and convenient.
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-sirth Year of the Indepen-
dence of the United States of America.
JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
THEODORE GAILLARD, Sheaker of
the House of Refiresentatives.

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