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working on the public road, and fines on persons Funds í keeping gaming houses and gaming tables, from how to be tavern licenses and licenses for retailing of spiritu- ated.

approprious liquors, from the rent of stalls in the market, and for recording by the clerk of the market, the marks and brands of cattle butchered and sold in the said market; and from the sale of the wood and timber in the said town, and from fines and forfeitures, shall be applied in keeping in repair the said market, and in opening and keeping in good order such streets of the town of Columbia as they shall judge for the convenience and utility of the inhabitants of the said town, and for the payment of the salary of the clerk of the market, and such other officer as they may appoint to carry into effect this act; and the surplusage, if any, shall be accounted for by the said commissioners, yearly, and paid over to the trustees of the Columbia academy, to be applied by them in such manner as they may deem beneficial for the interest of said academy.

Be it further enacted, That so much of the act, passed in December, one thousand seven hun- Former dred and ninety-seven, which relates to the ap

act repeal pointing and empowering the commissioners of the streets and markets of the town of Columbia, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

And whereas the inhabitants of the town of Columbia have experienced great inconveniencies from the want of a public burial ground:

Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the commissioners of Columbia shall, imme- Burying diately after the passing of this act, lay out a piece of ground to

be laid out. ground, which shall not exceed a square of four acres, and which said lot shall be vested in the commissioners of the streets, as trustees in behalf of the inhabitants, who are hereby authorized, when their funds are competent thereunto, to erect a building thereon, for the purpose of public worship, and that the residue of the said lot shall

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be free for all the inhabitants to bury their dead therein, as also for the burial of all strangers who mav die in the said town.

Be it further enacted, That this law shall be This act a taken and deemed as a public act in all courts in public act. this state, and given in evidence as such, without

special pleading
In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and ninety-eight, and in the twenty-third Year of the
Indipendence of the United States of America,

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Speaker of

the House of Representatives.

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An ACT to establish the Boundaries of the Town

of Camden. HEREAS, in and by an act of the legisla

ture of this state, William Lang, James Kershaw, John Kershaw, James Chusnint and Samuel Mathis, were appointed commissioners to survey, lay out, and ascertain the boundaries of the town of Camden, and were directed to report a plan thereof, to the end that the same might be established by law: And whereas the said commissioners have accordingly reported a plan thereof, and suggested, that a considerable degree of benefit would accrue to the inhabitants of the said town, if the limits were extended so as to include the lands lying between Pinetree creek and the southern and eastern part of the town, from a post oak, near the bridge, on the Charleston road, to where De Kalb-street continued, intersects Little Pinetree creek, and have recommended that two certain streets, the one called Wyly-street, and the other called Mulberry-street, (represented by the plan annexed to the said report,) be established as a part of the said town:

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 plan so returned by the said commissioners, including Wyly and Mulberrystreets, agreeable to the said plan, be, and is hereby established as the plan of the said town. And that the lands lying between Pinetree creek and the southern and eastern part of the town, from a post oak near the bridge on the Charleston road, to where De Kalb-street continued intersects Little Pinetree creek, agreeable to the plan returned by the said commissioners, be, and are hereby declared to be within the jurisdiction of the town of Camden and the corporation thereoi, so that the boundaries of the said town shall be

follows, that is to say: beginning where De Kalb-street intersects Little Pinetree creek, thence, down the old bed of the creek, to a post oak on the bank of the creek, below the bridge aforesaid, marked with three notches and a cross, thence, across the creek, in a direct line, north, eight degrees west, until it intersects Mulberry-strect, on the west side of Broad-street, thence, along Mulberry-street, on the south side thereof, until it intersects Wyly-street, at a post on the west side of it, thence, along Wyly-street, on the west side thereof, until it intersects Boundary-street, at a post on the north side of it, thence, along Boundary-street, on the north side thereof, until it intersects Mill-street, at a post on the cast side of it, thence, down Mill-street, on the cast side thereof, until it intersects De Kalb-street, at a post on the north side of it, and thence, along the north side of De Kalb-strect, to the beginning.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the surveyor-general be, and he is hereby directed to record in his office, the said plan and report; and that a copy of the said plan, certified by the surveyor-general, be annexed to this law, and recorded therewith in the office of the secretary of state, to be in future referred to, if ne

cessiry, in any dispute that may hercaster arise
with regard to the boundaries of the said town of
Camden.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December;

in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and ninety-eight, and in the twenty-third Year of the
Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, Jun. Speaker of

the House of Representatives.

An ACT to prevent certain Sireets in Beaufort

from being stopped or obstructed. W

HEREAS representations have been made

to the legislature, by the inhabitants of the town of Beaufort, stating as a grievance, that sundry grants have been improperly obtained for the lands lying in front of some of the streets in the said town: Ind Whereas the parties holding such grants, have, by their petitions, stated that they were fairly obtained, and have been bought by them for valuable considerations :

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 from and after the passing of this act, the strects in the said town, which run northwardly and southwardly, and which extend to Baystreet, shall be, and they are hereby continued and extended, in such manner, as for ever hereafter® to be open and free to the river, lying in front of the said town, and to be at all times accessible to all persons: And that all the land lying directly and immediately in front of the said streets, down to the channel of the said river, whether the same be covered with the waters of the said river or not, shall for ever hereafter be considered as the property of, and belonging to the said town; and shall never be granted by any governor of this state, or be otherwise vested in any individual or individuals, or any body corporate, unless it be by an

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act of the legislature, passed for that purpose: And every grant which may at any time hereafter be obtained, for any part of the said land, shall be ipso facto void.

Änd be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the commissioners of the streets, for the time being, of the town of Beaufort, in their own names, but for and in behalf of the said town, to commence a suit or suits, against any person or persons, claiming title to and being in possession of lands lying in front of the streets of the said town, and claimed as part thereof; and should a verdict or verdicts, be obtained against the said commissioners, it shall and may be lawfulforthe jury giving such verdict, and they are hereby required, to assess the value of the said lands, with such improvements as may be thereon, at the time of passing this act, and the said lands, with such improvements as may be therton at the time of

passing this act, shall be vested in and be considered as part of, and belonging to the said town of Beau, fort, on payment or tender of the sum at which they shall be valued by the jury aforesaid; and the commissioners of the streets, for the time being, of the said town of Beaufort, are hereby vested with full power and authority, and are hereby required, within three months after any verdict shall be obtained against them, in any suit commenced as aforesaid, for the purpose of trying the right to the lands above mentioned, to assess the lots in the said town of Beaufort, according to their value respectively, to raise the amount of the sum specified in the said verdict, together with the costs of suit; and the said commissioners, or a majority of them, after the proprietors of the said lots shall be cited before them, to shew cause why execution should not issue, shall have power, if no such cause shall be shewn immediately, to issue execution from under their hands and seals, or

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