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And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the bills obligatory and of credit, under Bills obtithe seal of the said corporation, which shall be gatory and made to any person or persons, shall be assignable assignable by indorsement thereupon, under the hand or by indorsehands of such person or persons, and of his, her or their assignee or assignees, and so as absolutely to transfer and vest the property thereof in each and every assignee or assignees successively, and to enable such assignee or assignces to bring and maintain an action thereupon in his, her or their own name or names. And bills or notes which may be issued by order of tile said corporation, signed by the president, and countersigned by the principal cashier or treasurer thereof, promisin the payment of money to any person or persons, his, her or their order, or to bearer, though not under the seal of the said corporation, shall be binding and obligatory upon the same, in the like manner, and with the like force and effects as upon any private person or persons, if issued by him, her or them, in his, her or their private or natural capacity or capacities, and shall be assignable and negotiable in like manner as if they were so issued by such private person or persons, that is to say: those which are, or shall be payable to any person or persons, his, her or their order, shall be assignable by indorsement in like manner and with the like effect as foreign bills of exchange now are, and those which are or shall be payable to bearer, shall be negotiable and assignable by delivery only.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if the said corporation, or any person Corporatie or persons for or to the use of the same, shall deal on not to or trade, in buying or selling any goods, wares, trade in merchandize or commodities whatsoever, contrary buying or to the provisions of this act, all and every person goods. and persons by whom any order or direction for so dealing or trading shall have been given, and all and every person and persons who shall have been

deal or

concerned as parties or agents therein, shall forfeit and lose treble the value of the goods, wares, merchandize and commodities, in which such dealing and trade shall have been; one half thereof to the use of the informer, and the other half thereof to the use of the state, to be recovered with costs of suit.

indbeit further enacted by the authority aforeNo direct- said, That no director, vicer, clerk or servant of or, &c. to the said corporation, or of any other bank or banks loan out money at of discount or deposit within this state, shall be an illegal concerned, either directly or indirectly, in the pracrate of interest.

tice of advancing or loaning out monies at an illegal rate of interest, whether the same be done or elected under the form and colour of a purchase or exchange of notes, acceptances, due bills, checks on banks, acknowledgments, or in any other way or manner whatever; and all and every such director, officer, cierk or servant of this or any other bank as aforesaid, who shall be concerned as aforesaid in such practices, shall, in addition to the usual penalties imposed by law, forfeit and pay for cach offence, the sum of two thousand dollars, to be recovered by action of debt in any court of record in this state; one half to the use of the informer, and the other half to the use of the state, and to be levied of the goods and chattels, and houses, lands, tenements, and other hereditaments and real estates of the person or persons so offending, if any he or they shall have; and on failure of any property to answer the said penalty, by a return of nulla bona, the person or persons so offending, shall and may be taken on execution upon a capias ad satisfaciendum, and being so taken, shall not be entitled to the benefit of any act made for the relief of insolvent debtors, until he or they shall have re. mained and been confined in prison for the term of six months at least. And any such person, being convicted by the verdict of a jury, of any of the practices aforesaid, whether he be a director, or

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Nn ACT to authorize Josiah Pendarvis, together 'with his issue, to change their present surname of Penurvis, to that of Bedon.

HERE IS Josiah Pendarvis has petition

ed the legislature to change his present surname, together with that of his present and future issue, to Bedon:

Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate ani House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said Josiah Pendarvis, together with his present issue, be, and they are hereby authorized to change their present surname to that of Bedon; and that he and they, shall hereafter be known and distinguished in law, and in all transactions in law, wherein he or they may be bound or obliged, or wherein any person or persons may be bound or obliged to him or them, by no other surname than that of Bedon. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and two, andin the twenty-seventh Year of the Indepen-
dence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
ROBERT STARK, Speaker of the House

of Representatives.

An ACT authorizing the Commissioners

for disposing of the public land in the town of Columbia to deliver up certain bonds therein meniioned, and to convey certain squares to the Trustees of the South-Carolina College.

lege of South Carolina, in locating the spot which appeared to them the most proper for the site of the above mentioned college, have discovered that parts of the squares comprised therein have been sold to private persons, who are willing to relinquish their purchases:

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 upon the several persons here. in after mentioned, who have purchased lots or squares in the town of Columbia, or their legal re. presentatives, producing to the commissioners for disposing of the public land in the town aforesaid, certificates from the board of trustees of the col. lege aforesaid, that they have executed to them full and sufficient conveyances, in fee simple, of the squares and lots herein after particularly described, the commissioners aforesaid are hereby authorized and directed to cancel the following bonds, to wit: the bond of George Wade, for the purchase of two acres, making part of the square bounded by Richardson, Divine, Sumter and Green streets; also the bond of William Cunnington, for the purchase of the square bounded by Sumter, Green, Marion and Medium streets; also the bond of Thomas Rhett Smith, for the purchase of the square bounded by Sumter, Blossom, Marion and Divine streets; also the bond of Ezekiel Pickens, for the purchase of the square bounded by Marion, Divine, Bull and Green streets; and also the bond of Bartlee Smyth, for the purchase of the square bounded by Marion, Green, Bull and Medium streets.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners aforesaid shall be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to convey to the trustees aforesaid, in fce simple, the square bounded by Sumter, Divine, Marion and Green streets, in the town aforesaid; also the square bounded by Marion, Blossom, Bull and Divine streets; and the half square, adjoining Wade's purchase, bounded by Richardson, Divine, Sumter and Green streets, as aforesaid.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the trustees aforesaid shall be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to stop up and inclose all or any part of Green, Marion or Di,

vine streets, which are included within, and bound ed by Bull, Blossom, Sumter and Medium streets,

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That until the salaries of the faculty of the s.id college shall commence, the comptroller be authorized and empowered, upon application of the said trustees, to pay to them or their order, towards purchasing a philosophical and mathematical apparatus and library for the said college the annudi sum appropriated by law for such college. In the Senate House, the eightrenth Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and two, and in the twenty-seventh Year of the Inde-
pendence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
ROBERT STARK, Speaker of the House

of Representativce.

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An ACT to permit the honorable Elihu Hall Bay

to leave the state. HEREAS the hororalle Elihu Hall Bay,

One of the associate judges of the state, hus (quested pei mission to leave the state:

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 E.ihu Hall Bay, be, and he is hereby authorized to leave the state, for any time not exceeding one year. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December,

in the year of our Lord one thousand right hundred
and two, and in the twenty-seventh Year of the Indus
pendence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
ROBERT STARK, Speaker of the House,

of Representatives.

An ACT to incorporate the several societies there.

in mentioned. HEREAS the reverend Thomas Deloach,

and others, have petitioned the legislature of this state to be incorporated as a society, under

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