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refuse to pay over the same within ten days after he shall receive the same, if demanded, then, and in such case, he shall be liable to forfeit and pay to the said plaintiff, the sum of fifty per cent. on the sum so received, to be recovered by action of debt; and the respective courts, out of which the executions may issue, shall be, and they are hereby authorized and required to make all such rules and orders as they may judge necessary, to carry this act fully into effect. Sheriffos And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid, ‘.... That the sheriff of Georgetown district be compel. advertise led, in future, to advertise in the newspaper, such ... property as is offered for sale by him as heriff.

o In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-sir, and in the twenty-first Year of the Indepen-
dence of the United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the
House of Reforesentatives.

•An ACT for regulating the admission of Attornies and Solicitors, to practice in the Courts in this State. HEREAS it is necessary that the mode of admitting attornies, counsellors and solicitors in the courts of law and equity in this state, should be further regulated by law: Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Semate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority conditions of the same, That in future every person who is a of admissi-citizen of this state, or of the United States, and on of attor- ... who shall have graduated in any regular college or zens of university of this state or of the United States, or ** in any foreign university, who shall have served a regular clerkship, and have read law in the office of any practising attorney of this state, for and during the term of three years, subsequent to such his

graduation, and shall have attained, his full age of twenty-one years: And also every person, citizen as aforesaid, who shall not have graduated as aforesaid, but shall have served a regular clerkship, and have read law in the office of any regular practising attorney of this state, for and during the term of four years, and have attained his age of twentyone years, (the said persons respectively undergoing an examination, to the satisfaction of the judges of the respective courts, in the manner hereinafter provided,) shall be, and they are hereby declared fit and competent to be admitted to the bar of this state; and shall, upon application, be admitted and enrolled in the usual form. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That whensoever any candidate shall be de Time and sirous of offering himself for admission, he shallap. mole of * - - applicatiply by petition, to the court of common pleas, for. an admission into that court; and to the court of mission, equity, for an admission into that court, at Colum- . *::. bia or at Charleston, at any time during the sitting mination. of the court to which he shall apply; and the judges being satisfied by such proof as they shall think proper to prescribe, to the candidate being qualified and having performed the requisites aforesaid, shall and may make, and cause to be entered, a rule for the examination of such candidate, prescribing the time and place, nominating a competent number of the bar to attend and conduct such cxamination, under the superintendance and direction of any two or more of the judges of the said court, at which time and place the said examination shall be had, which shall continue until the presiding judges shall see fit to terminate the same; and if the said judges shall be satisfied of the skill, learning, character and fitness of the said candidate, for an admission into the said court, they shall cause the clerk to enter an order for such purpose, to make out the commission under the seal of the court, which shall besigned by one ormore of the said judges, and given to the candidate, whose name shall

Mode of admission of citizens of other 8tates.

be enrolled amongst the attornies, counsellors of
solicitors of the said court, as the case may be, and
shall be qualified in the usual form of qualifying
officers in this state.
...And be it further enacted by the authority afore-
said, That any citizen of the United States, com-
ing to settle and reside in this state, who shall pro-
duce to the judges of the courts of law and equity
of this state, in term time, satisfactory testimonials
of his having been admitted, and having practised
for three years in the supreme court of law, or the
court of equity of any other state, upon taking the
usual oaths, shall be commissioned in like manner
as other candidates.
In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in
the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-six, and in the twenty-first Year of the Indepen-
dence of the United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.

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An ACT to prohibit the importation of Negroes,
until the first day of January, one thousand se-
ven hundred and ninety-nine.
Wo: it appears to be highly impoli-
tic to import negrocs from Africa, or other
places beyond seas:
Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Se-
mate and House of Representatives, now met and
sitting in general assembly, and by the authority
of the same, That the importation of negroes from
Africa, and other places beyond seas, be, and it is
hereby prohibited, until the first day of January,
one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine: And
every slave who shall be imported contrary to this
act, upon landing or being landed, or conducted
into this state, shall be forfeited; and the governor
is hereby authorized and required to sell such slave,
(one half of the proceeds of the sale to be for the
benefit of the state, the other half to the informer.)

...And be it further enacted by the authority afore. said, That the person or persons who import or bring in such slave, upon being convicted thereof, “shall forfeit and pay to the state fifty pounds for each slave so imported or brought into this state: and the ship, vessel or other vehicle in which such slave shall be so unlawfully imported, is hereby declared responsible for paying the same, and shall forthwith be taken into possession for and on behalf of the state, unless the offender or offenders, or some other person or persons, will, before some judge or magistrate, enter into bond, with good security to the state, for payment of the said penalty, together with such costs and charges as shall bead

judged to be forfeited under or by virtue of this act. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and in the twenty-first Year of the Indefendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARN WELL, Sheaker of the House of Reforesentatives.

An ACT more effectually to prevent Shop-keepers, Traders and others, from dealing with slaves having no tickets from their owners, and for other purposes therein mentioned. HEREAS it is found expedient to adopt measures, more effectually to prevent slaves, without tickets, from dealing with shopkeepers, traders and others, to the prejudice of their owners: Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Semate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in generalassembly, and by the authority of the same, That if any shop-keeper, trader or other person, shall, at any time hereafter, by himself or any other person, directly or indirectly, buy or purchase from any slave, in any part of this state, any corn, rice, peas, or other grain; bacon, flour, tobacco, indigo, blades, or any other article whate

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wer; or shall otherwise deal, trade or traffic with
any slave, not having a ticket or permit so to deal,
trade or traffic, or to sell any such article, from and
under the hand of his master or owner, or such
other person as may have the care or management
of such slave; such shop-keeper, trader or other
person, shall, for every such offence, forfeit not ex-
ceeding two hundred dollars, to be recovered by
bill, plaint or indictment, one half to the use of the
state, and the other half to the use of the informer,
in any court of this state having jurisdiction to take
cognizance thereof.
In the Senate House, the twentieth Day of December, in
the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
minety-six, and in the twenty-first Year of the Indefen-
dence of the United States of America.
DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the
House of Reforesentatives.

An ACT to permit Miss Finwick, and the honorable Robert Barnwell, to have certain Negro Slaves brought into this State, which they heretofore sent into the State of Georgia, and for other purposes therein mentioned. HEREAS Miss Selina Fenwick did sometime in the month of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, send into the state of Georgia, a number of negro slaves: And whereas the said Selina Fenwick, by her petition to the legislature of this state, prays for permission to have the said negroes, together with their issue and increase, brought back into this state: Be it enacted by the honorable the Senate and remasi. House of Representatives, in general assembly now on to Miss met and sitting, and it is hereby enacted by the au. thority of the same, That the said Selina Fenwick }... shall have permission, at any time hereafter, withgroes from in two years from the passing of this act, to have * the said negroes, together with their issue and in

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