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the courts for counties hereinaster mentioned, shal! be holden at the several times hereinafter directed, to wit: At Chester, on the twenty-fourth of January and July; at Spartan, on the twelfth of January and sixteenth July; at York, on the fifth of February and August; at Abbeville county, their intermediate court, on the first Monday in November. ...And be it further enacted by the authority astoresaid, That so much of the act, passed the twentyfirst day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, entitled, “An act to alter and change the times of holding several county courts, and for other purposes therein mention, d,” as relates to the times of holding the courts in the soveral counties before mentioned, as may be repugnant to this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Indefendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the
An ACT to alter and amend an act, entitled, “..An act to enable commissioners therein appointed, to clear out and remove the obstructions in that branch of Ashepoo river which is called the Horse Shoe creek; and to cut or sink, and kee in repair, a drain or canal, from the head of the said creek up the swamp called the Round O Swamp, to the junction of the two branches of * the said swamp, at the plantation known by the name of Gilcicker's; for opening Lowder's lake, and for other purposes therein mentioned,” passed on the twentieth day of December, in the gear of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sit
ting in generalassembly, and by the authority of the
same, That Peter Smith and William Sanders, esquires, be, and they are bereby appointed com- Addition. missioners, in addition to and to act with those . commissioners who were appointed in the above pointed p recited act; and that they shall have the same powers and authority as are vested in the commissioners appointed in the said act; and beliable to the same penalties, fines and forfeitures, as are therein provided for the commissioners appointed in the same.
..And whereas, it is but just and right, that in the prosecution of the work contemplated in the aforesaid act, that each and every person who will derive benefit and advantage therefrom, shall, in proportion to the benefit and advantage derived, contribute towards the completion of the clearing out the said creek, and making and keeping in repair the said canal:
Be it therefore enacted, That the commissioners person, appointed in the aforesaid act, and in this act, or a receiving majority of them or their successors, shall have full *::::: power and authority to ascertain and point out, on portion. oath, what proprietors of swamp lands, and slaves, as also what proprietors of slaves employed on leased or rented swamp lands; and likewise what proprietors of swamp lands, unoccupied, are benefited and advantaged by the clearing out the said creek, and making and keeping in repair the said canal, and to lay and impose an assessment, the most equitable and impartial, on all the property of the foregoing description; which assessment the said commissioners, or a majority of them or their successors, are hereby authorized and empowered to receive, either in the labour of such slaves as are made liable by the aforesaid act, to work on the said creek and canal, or in money, as may be preferred by the person or persons on whose property the assessment is made.
And be it further enacted by the authority afore. Mode of said, That if any person or persons shall fail or ne- i.
- - ing assessglect to pay any assessment authorized by this act, ment.
within the time prescribed by the commissioners for that purpose, the same shall be recovered in money, by warrant, under the hands and seals of a majority of the said commissioners or their successors, directed to any such person as they, or a majority of them or their successors, may appoint; and the property levied on, whether real or personal, shall be publicly sold, after twenty-one days notice thereof shall have been given by advertisement, in any two gazettes in Charleston. ...And be it enacted by the authority afresaid, Powers of That the aforesaid commissioners, or a majority of ... them or their successors, shall have full power and tors. authority to continue the canal aforesaid and specificq, as high up the said swamp, and in such courses, and of such size, as they may deem convenient and proper; and also to make and keep in repair, a drain or canal, up the swamp called the Horse Shoe Swamp, which vents into the aforesaid creck, and to make the same of such width, depth, and in such courses and directions as they may think right and proper, and in extending and keeping in repair the first mentioned canal, or in laying out, making and keeping in repair the camal or drain up the Horse Shoe swamp. The aforesaid commissioners, or a majority of them or their successors, are hereby declared to be possessed of all the powers and authority specified in the aforesaid act, passed on the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, and in this act. And be it further enacted by the authority aftreMode of said, That all expenses which may be incurred in **ing laying out the said canals, and building bridges * over them and the aforesaid creek, and also in making locks in the said canals, shall be defrayed by an impartial and equitable assessment, to be made by the commissioners, or a majority of them or of their successors, on all the lands which may be benefited by the clearing out the said creek, and in making and keeping in repair the said canal or camals, and on all the slaves made liable to work on the same; and such assessment shall be recovered, in case of default, in the same manner as is specified in the third clause of this act. ...And be further enacted, That a journal of all their proceedings shall be kept by the aforesaid commissioners and their successors, which shall be open to the inspection of the proprictors on the said swamps, who may make at any time any extracts they may think proper from the same. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Indefendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Shcaker of the
An ACT to incorporate the .4gricultural Society of South-Carolina. W HEREAS a petition has been presented, praying that the Agricultural Society, in the city of Charleston, shall be incorporated: Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Semate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That those who are now members of the association in Charleston, commonly called the Agricultural Society of South-Carolina, shall be, and they are hereby incorporated, as a body politic and corporate, and shall be known in decd and in law, by the name of “The Agricultural Society of South-Carolina.” ...And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation, by their name aforesaid, shall have perpetural succession of officers and members, to be appointed or elected in such manner and according to such form as may be prescribed by the rules and regulations now existing or hereafter to be made, for the govern
ment of the said society; and that they shall have a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the said rules and regulations and common seal, in such manner, and as often as they shall judge expedient. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be able and , capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, use, take, receive, possess, retain and enjoy to itself, in perpetuity, or for any term of years, any estate, real or personal, of what kind or nature soever; (provided the annual income or neat profits of such real estate shall not exceed three thousand dollars,) and to let, lease, sell, alien, or otherwise dispose of the same, in fee simple, or for any term of years, as they may think proper; and by its said name to sue and be sucd, 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-laws, not repugnant or contrary to the laws of the land, as for the good order and proper government of the said corporation, may by them be thought necessary or expedient, and in like manner to change, alter, amend or renew the present or any of their future rules, by-laws and regulations. And be it fürther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall and may have, hold, take, possess, retain and enjoy, all such estates, real or personal, money, goods, chattels and effects, as they now possess, or are in anywise entitled unto; and that this act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and all courts in this state shall take notice thereof as such, and the same may be given in evidence without special pleading. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Indefendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the