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security from the commissioner of location for the district of Georgetown, is so great, and the profits of his office so small, that no person well qualified to hold the said office, will accept the same:

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 commissioner of location for the district of Georgetown, shall hereafter, instead of the security of ten thousand pounds at present required by law, give himself his bond in the sum of five hundred dollars, and one good security in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid,

That the tax-collector for the election district of Winyaw, shall hereafter, instead of the security now given by him, according to law, give his own bond in the sum of four thousand dollars, and four securities, each in the sum of two thousand dollars, which said securities shall be approved of by the commissioners who approve of the securities given by the sheriff of the said district, in the manner prescribed by law. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth 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.

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An ACT to enable Francis Marion Dwight to change his present name to that of Francis Marion.

HEREAS Francis Marion Dwight hath

petitioned the legislature to change his preset name to that of Francis Marion, in order that he may be enabled to take and receive a considerable l gacy left to him by the late general Francis Marion, upon that express condition :

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 Francis Marion Dwight be, and he is hereby authorized to change his present name to that of Francis Marion, and that he shall hereafter be known and distinguished in law, and in all transactions in law, wherein he may be bound or obliged, or wherein any person or persons may be bound and obliged to him, by no other name but that of Francis Marion. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth 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.

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An ACT to protect slaves belonging to third per

sons, from being distrained for rent not due by them.

HEREAS it is manifestly unjust that any

person's negroes should be taken to pay rent that he does not owe; and very many widows and orphans are exposed to this injustice, who derive their support from the wages of slaves whom they hire out: For remedy thereof,

Be it 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, no slave

shall be liable to be distrained, or shall at any time be distrained for house-rent, or any other rent, unless such slave shall bona fide belong to such person or persons as may be lawfully liable to or chargeable with such rent. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December,

in the year of our Lord one thousand se ven hundred.
and ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth Year of the
Independence of the United States of America.

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

the Ilouse of Representatives.

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An ACT to permit the honorable E. H. Bay to

leate the State. HEREAS the honorable E! H. Bay, one

of the associate judges of the state, has requested permission to leave the state for some time:

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. H. Buy, 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 seven hundred and
ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth Year of the In-
dependence of the United States of America.

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

the House of Representaʻives.

An ACT to oblige the Treasurers of the State to

give security for the faithful discharge of the duties of their office,

E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and

House of Representatives, now met and sittung in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That each and every treasurer hereafter to be elected or appointed, shall, before they enter upon any duty of their offices, enter into bond or

bonds, with one or more good and sufficient secu. rities, to be approved of by the governor or com: mander in chiet for the time being, payable to the state, and conditioned well and faithfully to discharge the several duties of their offices; and that the bond or bonds to be given by the treasurer in Charleston and his securities, shall be joint and several, and shall be in the penalty of sixty thousand dollars; and that the bond or bonds to be given by the treasurer in Columbia and his securities, shali also be joint and several, and shall be in the penalty of thirty thousand dollars: and that the bonds so to be given, shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of state, there to remain of record, subject to the order of the legislature. In the Senate House, the eighteenth Day of December, in

the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-nine, and in the twenty-fourth year of the In-
dependence 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 authorize the City Council of Char

leston to impose and levy a tax on the lots on Sullivan's Island, to defray the cost of erecting a Pest-house on the north-east point of James's Island.

HEREAS the intendant and wardens of

the city of Charleston, have erected a pesthouse on the north-east point of James's Island, at an expense of five thousand three hundred dollars, under authority of an act of the legislature; and in pursuance of the direction of the said act, have made sale of the Lazaretto on Sullivan's Island, and have also levied an assessment on the lots of the same, of thirteen dollars each, the proceeds whereof have been applied towards erecting of the said building; but in as much as the sums arising therefrom, have fallen short of the expenses incure red thereby:

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Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Se. gate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the intendant and wardens of Charleston, be, and they are hereby empowered to impose and levy a further tax or assessment on the lots on Sullivan's Island, to defray the expenses already incurred, and yet to be incurred, for the finishing of the same: Provided, That the tax or assessment be proportioned to the comparative value and improvements of the said lots: And provided also, That no title conveyed under this act, by reason of such tax, shall be more efficient than that under which the present occupants hold their respective lots.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every owner of a lot of land on Sullivan's Island, whether the same be improved or not, shall be, and the same is hereby made liable to such tax or assessment as may be imposed thereon by the city council of Charleston, for defraying the expense of building the said pest-house; and if any owner of any lot shall neglect or refuse to pay the assessment made as aforesaid, on such day as shall be fixed for the payment of the same by the said city council, the said city council shall cause a warrant of distress to issue against any goods or chattels that may be found on the premises, and the same shall be seized and publicly sold, and so much deducted from the amount of sales as will be necessary to pay the assessment aforesaid, and also the cost and charges of such seizure and sale, pay. ing the overplus, if any, to the person whose goods and chattels have been so seized; and if no goods or chatteis can be found on the premises, the said city council shall proceed to sell such right and title as the party in default may have in the said lot, returning the overplus in manner as above directed.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every tenant or occupant of any house

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