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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 year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninetyfour, 3 S. An act to incorporate the Agricultural Society of South-Carolina, 41 An act for the laying out certain roads and establishing certain ferries, and for other purposes therein mentioned, 43 An act respecting the tobacco ware-houses at Falmouth, at Adams's ferry, at Spring-Hi!!, and at Chatham in Chesterfield

county, 63 " An act to incorporate Williamsburgh Academy, and to empower the trustees of the same to establish a lottery or lotteries, 65

An act to vest certain lands in the district of Beaufort, in trustees, for the purpose of building and endowing a college in the town of Beaufort, and to incorporate the same, and for other purposes

therein mentioned, 6.5 An act for makin; further provision for the debt of the state of South-Carolina, 71 An act to provide for the maintenance of illegitimate children, and for other purposes thercin mentioned, 74 An act to incorporate the academy of Columbia, and for other purposes therein mentioned, 77 .

An act to authorize the commissioners therein appointed to erect a magazine and laboratory at Georgetown and Beaufort, and for

other purposes therein mentioned, 80 --Acts of DECEMBER, 1796.

An act to remove Magistrates from their office for mal-practice therein, - S3

An act to repeal so much of the act, entitled, “An act to alter and amend the law respecting juries, and to make some additional regulations to the acts for establishing the circuit courts,” passed on the twentieth day of December, one thousand seven hun

dred and ninety-one, as relates to special juries, 84. An act to prevent appropriations of money otherwise than by an act of the legislature, 84.

An act to prevent debtors from purchasing, repeatedly, their own property at sheriffs sales, to the delay of their creditors, and for the better regulation of sheriffs and other sales at public auction, 85

An act for regulating the admission of attorties and solicitors, to

practice in the courts in this state, 88 An act to prohibit the importation of negroes, until the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, 90

An act more effectually to prevent shop-keepers, traders and thers, from dealing with slaves having no tickets from their wners, and for other purposes therein mentioned, 9 |

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An act to permit Miss Fenwick 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, - . 92 An act to afford more ample security to such part of the property of the good citizens of this state as consists in cattle, 95 An act to enable trustees to surrender their trusts in the manner therein mentioned, 96 An act to amend an act, entitled, “An act to prevent the spread-. ing of contagious distempers in this state, 98

An act to authorize the commissioners of the poor to assess and collect taxes to discharge demands due for the support of the poor, prior to their being appointed, and to authorize an election to be holden for commissioners of the poor in Edgefield county, 99

An act to cede to the United States the jurisdiction of a proper place on North-Island whereon a light-house may be erected, 100

An act to authorize the city council of Charleston to increase the tax on licenses for retailing spirituous liquors, and to exempt certain officers of the city council of Charleston from serving

on juries, 101 An act to prevent the exportation of bread and flour, not merchantable, and for other purposes therein mentioned, 102 An act to open the navigation of Little Pedee river, 1 12 An act to empower the proprietors of the lands on Four-Holes swamp to make navigable the Four-Holes creek, 113 An act to vest the exclusive right of navigating Pine-tree creek in certain persons therein mentioned, 114

An act to re-establish a ferry on Great Pedee river, near the town of Ghatham in Chesterfield county, and to vest the same in Elizabeth. Bishop, her heirs and assigns, for the time therein mentioned, 116 An act to prevent obstructions to the passage of fish up Chinquepin and Thompson's creeks, l 17 An act to prolong the time for certain officers of the militia to take the oath or affirmation prescribed by law, 1 18 An act to grant to Nathaniel Twining the exclusive privilege of running a line of stages to and from certain places for a limit

ed time, - - 119 An act to open and keep in repair a canal to lead from Rogers's Lake into Pedee river, 121

An act to establish the roads and ferries therein mentioned; to prescribe certain regulations respecting roads, and for other purposes therein mentioned, 122

ACTS OF DECEMBER, 1797. An act for the establishment of a Mutual Insurance Company in . Charleston, if, An act to authorize the Secretary of this state to deliver out

gramts of lands, surveyed previous to the year one thousand

seven hundred and ninety-two, 157
An act concerning the cavalry and artillery of this state, and for
other purposes therein mentioned, 13 St

An act to compel all district sheriffs or provost marshals, hereto-
fore appointed in this state, or their representatives, to lodge
in the offices therein mentioned, the books of their respective
cffices, 144

An act to amend an act, cntitled, “An act for the abolition of the
rights of primogeniture; for the giving an equitable distribu-
tion of the estate of intestates, and for other purposes therein
mentioned.” passed the nineteenth day of February, in the
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one;

also for regulating sheriffs sales, 145
An act to abolish the right of trial by special jury, except by the

consent of both parties, - 148
An act to authorize the tax-collectors throughout the state to

collect assessments for the poor, 149.

An act to amend the several acts relating to the office and duty
of a coroner; and for settling the fines to be inflicted on ju-
rors who shall fail to attend, after being duly summoned, 150
An act to increase the price of license to hawkers and peddlers, 151
An act to dispense with the frequent swearing of jurors in civil
causes, - - 152
An act to declare more explicitly the powers of the city coun-
cil of Charleston, as to the sale and re-sale of certain public
lots on East-Bay street continued, and for other purposes
thereia mentioned, 15S-
An act to cede to the United States the jurisdiction over a cer-
tain tract of land on North-1sland, whereon a light-house may
be erected, 15.5
An act to amend the law respecting quarantines, -
An act to exempt the clerk of the city council, and clerk of the
court of wardents of Charleston, and the clerks of the county
courts throughout the state, from serving as jurors, 155.

An act to explain and amend the act, entitled, “An act for estab-
lishing an easier and cheaper mode of recovering money sc-
cured by mortgage on real estates, and barring the equity of
redemption, and for abolishing the fictitious proceedings in the
action of ejectment, 157.
An act to incorporate the Charleston Insurance Company, 158
An act to establish an inspection of tobacco in the town of Co-
lumbia, and to add two commissioners for the inspection at
Camden, 162:
An act to repeal the several acts therein mentioned, to establish
a company for clearing and improving the navigation of Pine-
tree creek, and for opening a canal, with locks, from the same
creek up to or near the town of Camden, 162

An act to establish the roads and ferries therein mentioned, and
for appointing commissioners of the streets and markets in the
town of Columbia, 168
An act to empower the commissioners for erecting a fort and
pest-house on the island of Port Republic, to fix the same on a
small island at the entrance of Port Republic harbour or inlet,
and to make compensation to the proprietors thereof, 176
An act to ascertain what damages Robert Lindsay, William
Turpin, and the estate of James Sommers, deceased, have sus-
tained by East-bay street being continued through their lands, 178
An act to vest in the intendant and wardens of the town of Camden
for the time being respectively, within the said town of Cam-
cen, the same powers and authorities which now are and shall
be hereafter vested in the iustices of the peace of this state, 180
An act for appointing commissioners to run the dividing line be-
tween the parish of Saint Mathew and the election district of
Saxe-Gotha; for establishing the dividing lines between Ches-
ter and Fairfield, Fairfield and Richland, and York and Ches-
ter counties; also appointing commissioners for surveying,
laying out and ascertaining, by metes and bounds, the bounda-
ries of the town of Camden, -
An act to authorize the commissioners of Columbia to convey two
squares of land to the Agricultural society of South-Carolina, 184
An act to appoint two commissioners in addition to those alrea-
dy appointed, to erect a magazine and laboratory in or near
Georgetown, 184
An act to establish and incorporate a college in Pinckney district, 185
An act to improve and preserve the navigation of Lynch’s creek, 187
An act to authorize the treasurer in Charleston to issue to James
Sinkler, certain certificates of his funded stock, 189
An act for opening the navigation of the Lower Three Runs, from
Joseph Harley's bridge to Rockey point mills, and for appoint-
ing commissioners to clear out and keep navigable the river of
Waccamaw, from the North-Carolina line, down to the mouth
of Bull-creek, 199
An act to permit John Butler to bring certain negroes into this
state from the state of North-Carolina; and to relieve John
James from the pains and penalties of an act prohibiting the
importation or bringing into this state negro slaves, as far as
the same may respect three negroes bought and sent into this
state by him, - 192
An act for opening the navigation of Saluda river, • 194,
An act to incorporate the Sportanburgh Philanthropic Society, 196

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ACTS OF DECEMBER, 1798.
An act to establish certain roads and ferries, and for other pur-
poses therein mentioned, 193
An act to incorporate certain mechanics, manufacturers and han-

dicrafts, of the city of Charleston, by the name of the “Char

- leston Mechanic Society,” 212 An act to enable the assignees of bonds, notes or bills, to bring actions for the recovery of the same, in their own names, 214

An act to revive and extend an act, entitled, “An act to prohibit the importation of negroes until the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine,” until the first day of January, eighteen hundred and one, 215 An act to amend an act, entitled, “An act to amend the several acts relating to the office and duty of a coroner, and for settling the fines to be inflicted on jurors who shall fail to attend, after being duly summoned,” 215 An act to incorporate the Saint Andrew's Society of the city of Charleston, in the state of South-Carolina, - 217. An act to increase the number of Justices of the peace in Edgefield, Abbeville, Greenville, Laurens, Spartanburgh, Union and Pendleton counties, - 219 An act to incorporate the Gorgetown Fire Company, 220. An act for the better regulating the streets and markets of the town of Columbia, and for other purposes therein mentioned, 221 An act to establish the boundaries of the town of Camden, 226 An act to prevent certain streets in Beaufort from being stopped or obstructed, An act to vest the powers of superintending the public roads of the counties of Kershaw, Fairfield, Chester, York and Union, in commissioners, instead of the county courts, An act to vest in the Clarendon Orphan Society all the escheated property of the county of Clarendon, for the purpose of endowing and supporting a school in the said county; and also for vesting escheated property in Orangeburgh district, in trustees, for the like purposes, 232 An act to establish an uniform and more convenient system of

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ACTS OF DECEMBER, 1799.

An act to lessen the security at present required by law, from the commissioner of locations for Georgetown district, and for other purposes therein mentioned, 250 An act to enable Francis Marion Dwight, to change his present name to that of Francis Marion, 251 An act to protect slaves belonging to third persons, from being distrained for rent not due by them, - - 25 i An act to permit the honorable E. H. Bay to leave the state, 252 An act to oblige the treasurers of the state to give security for the faithful discharge of the duties of their office, 252 An act to authorize the city council of Charleston to impose and levy a tax on the lots on Sullivan's Island, to defray the cost of erecting apest-house on the north-east point of James's Island, 253

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