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crease, brought back into this state, any law, usage or custom to the contrary, notwithstanding: Provided nevertheless, That the said Selina Fenwick shall make it appear, on oath, to be taken before some justice of the peace of the said state, that the negroes so brought back, are the identical negroes so sent by her into the state of Georgia as aforesaid, and the issue and increase of the said negroes; which oath shall be recorded in the secretary’s office of this state. ...And whereas Robert Barnwell, by his petition to the legislature, states that he carried into the state of Georgia from this state, between fifty and sixty negroes, his property, which he is desirous to bring back: Be it therefore enacted, That the said Robert Barnwell be, and he is hereby authorized to bring similar back into this state, the said negroes and their na-. tural increase, on condition that he, upon oath, ou. identify, before some magistrate, the said negroes. ...And whereas Adam Tunno and B. Sanchez, on behalf of the creditors of John M'Queen, have, by their petition, stated that the said John M'Queen, some years ago, carried a number of negroes from this state into the state of Georgia, which they are desirous of bringing back: Be it therefore enacted, That the said Adam ... . Tunno and B. Sanchez be, and they are hereby too. authorized to bring back into this state, the said on to the negroes, and their natural increase, on condition §o that they do, by the oath of some competent person, before a magistrate, identify the said negroes. ...And whereas Thomas Bacon, and other citizens of this state, have applied for leave to bring negroes they have in Georgia, into this state: Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That similar the said Thomas Bacon, and any other citizens, permissinow residents in this state, who may be disposed ...ad to remove their negroes from Georgia into this others. state, be, and they are hereby permitted to remove

Similar permission to any inhabitant or citizen of this state.

Regulations respecting negri’oes going to and fro.

into this state such negroes: Provided they furnish
a schedule, and do make oath, that the said ne-
groes were owned by them previous to the passing
of this law, and have been in Georgia four years
previous thereto, and that they are not brought
here for the purpose of being sold.
...And whereas it is not the intention of the legis-
lature to prohibit the citizens of this state, who
may have carried their slaves into any of the other
states, from bringing back into this state, such ne-
groes or slaves, nor from carrying out and bring-
ing back such of their negrocs as their exigencies
or occasions may require, upon their being proper-
ly identified:
Be it therefore enacted by the authority afore-
said, That any citizen or inhabitant of this state,
who hath removed out of this state any negro or
negroes, or slaves, to any of the other states, shall
be, and he or she is hereby authorizcd to bring
back into this state such negro or negroes, being
slaves, upon giving in a schedule of them, on oath,
before a justice of the quorum, specifying such ne-
gro or negroes, and therein declaring that the said
negro or negroes are really and bona fide his or her
property, and were carried out of the state by him
or her, or the person whom he represents, or the
issue of such negroes; which schedule, and oath,
the person or persons, shall cause to be recorded

in the office of the clerk of the court of common

pleas of the district in which such person or persons reside. And whensoever any citizen or inhabitant of this state shall hereafter be disposed, or have occasion to carry out of this state into any of the other states, any of his or her negro or negroes, being slaves, it shall be lawful for such citizen or inhabitant to do so, and to bring them back again, together with their issue and increase: Provided such citizen or inhabitant shall previously render to and deposit with some justice of the quorum, a schedule of the negroes or slaves, which he or she so intends to remove; which schedule such person or persons shall cause to be recorded, previously to their being carried out of this state, in the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas of the district in which such person or persons reside. And such citizen or inhabitant, or his or her legal representative, upon bringing back into this state the negroes or slaves, or their issue, so removed, shall immediately go before the said magistrate, or some other magistrate, if he be dead or out of office, and produce the aforesaid schedule, or a true and certified transcript thereof, and identify, upon oath or affirmation, the slaves so brought lo. into this state, as being the same

slaves, or their issue, so removed as aforesaid. 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 Indekendence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the

House of Reforesentatives.

An ACT to, afford more ample security to such part of the property of the good citizens of this State as consists in Cattle. HEREAS the practice of stealing cattle has become of late very prevalentin several parts of the state, to the great injury of many good citizens holding stock at range: For remedy whereof, and to enable sufferers in some measure to trace their property, and to bring offenders to justice: And whereas an act, entitled, “An act to establish certain regulations in Georgetown, passed on the nineteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one,” has been sound, by cyperience, to be conducive to these desirable purposes: 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 commissioners of the markets in Charleston shall be, and they are hereby vested with full power, and are required to compel butchers and others, to produce to the clerks of the markets in Charleston, the hides and ears of all meat cattle, of whatsoever description or age, brought for sale to the said markets; the said ears to be immediately destroyed by the clerk to whom they may be produced; who shall be entitled to demand and rc.ceive from all butchers, and others bringing the same to market, the sum of four cents, as a compensation for his keeping a regular account, in a book, of all the brands and marks of such cattle, and of the names of the parties producing them.

And be it also enacted by the authority afresaid, That any butcher, or other person, who shall neglect or refuse to comply with the terms prescribed by this act, shall forfeit and ply the sum of ten dollars for every such offence, to be recovered in a summary manner, before the court of wardens in the said town, to be applied by them to the use

and benefit of the orphan-house in the same. In the Senate House, the nineteenth Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety--ir, and in the twenty-first Year of the Independence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Sheaker of the House of Rehresentatives.

...An ACT to enable Trustees to surrender their Trusts in the manner therein mentioned. W HEREAS doubts exist, whether the court of equity have power to permit trustees to resign their trusts, with the consent of the parties entitled to the use of the trust estate, and to substitute other persons to support the trusts: 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 in every case of a trust estate, where the person or persons entitled to the use of any property or estate, vested in trust, being of age, or his, her or their guardian, if under age, may be willing to have other trustees substituted, in the room of those in whom the legal estate is vested, or to have any one or more trustees substituted in the room of any one or more of the first or former trustees, the court of equity shall be, and they are hereby authorized to permit such one or more of the first or former trustees, to surrender his, her or their trust, and to appoint such one or more trustees, in his, her or their room, as to the court of equity may appear fit, proper and adviseable, and the trustee or trustees so appointed and substituted, shall then be considered to all intents and purposes, as vested completely and absolutely with all the estate, right, title, interest, powers, privileges and authority, and as liable to all the conditions, terms and restrictions as that trustee or those trustees were vested with or liable to, in whose stead, room or place, he, she or they may be so appointed or substituted; and the first or former trustee or trustees, shall be therefrom completely exonerated and discharged: Provided always, That a certificate of such appointment and substitution shall be endorsed by the register or commissioner in equity, upon the original trust deed, if the trust be created by deed, and the deed can be found, and that such a certificate shall be annexed to the original will, if the trust be created by will, and be lodged therewith, in the office where the will may be lodged, and that such a certificate shall also be recorded in the secretary’s office, or other office wherever the deed or will may be recorded or lodged, or ought to be recorded or lodged.

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 Independence of the United States of America. DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate. ROBERT BARNWELL, Speaker of the House of Reforesentatives.

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