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Be it also enacted, That this act shall commence This act to its operation on the first day of October next, and commence

its opera not before.

tion. In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
four, and in the twenty-ninth Year of the Sovereign-
ty and Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
W. C. PINCKNEY, Speaker of the House

of Representatives.

An ACT to establish Williamsburg County, ac

cording to its present limits, into a Circuit Court District.

E 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 Williamsburg county, comprehending its present limits, shall compose a new circuit court district, which shall be known and distinguished by the name of Williamsburg District, and shall be included in the eastern circuit.

And be it further enacted, That a court of general sessions and common pleas shall be holden at the court-house, which shall hereafter be built in and for the said district, on the fifteenth days of March and October in each year; and it shall be the duty of one or more Judges to attend the said courts respectively, and prosecute such actions and indictments which may arise in the said district, as he is now bound by law to prosecute in the other districts in the eastern circuit; the said court to sit for any term of time not exceeding five days.

And be it further enacted, That until a new court-house shall be built, the courts of general sessions and common pleas shall be holden at Georgetown as heretofore.

And be it further enacted, That Major John Neismith, Capt. William M'Colough, Joseph Scott, sen. Robert Dick, James Burgess and John

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Dozier, jun. shall be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners; and that the said commission. ers, or a majority of them, shall fix upon a conve. nient place at or near the centre of said district, for erecting a court-house and gaol for the said district, and contract for the building of the same within the sum herein after mentioned

And be it further enacted, That a sum not ex. ceeding five thousand dollars, be appropriated for building a court-house and gaol in and for the said district. In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four, and in the twenty-ninth Year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
W. C. PINCKNEY, Speaker of the House

of Representatives.

An ACT to constitute the clerk of Orangeburgh

district, register of mesne conveyances for the said district. D E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and

D House of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the present clerk of Orangeburgh district, and his successors in that office, shall be, and hereby is constituted register of mesne conveyances for the said district, and shall do and per. form all the duties, be liable to the same pains and penalties, and be entitled to the same fees and perquisites now enjoined, inflicted and allowed the registers of mesne conveyances in the other districts, by virtue of any law now of force in this state. In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundredand
four, and in the twenty-ninth Year of the Sovereignty
and Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
W. C. PINCKNEY, Speaker of the House

of Representatives.

An ACT,to erect and establish Lexington Coun

ty into a Circuit Court District, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

E it enacted by the honorable the Senate and

Ilouse of Representatives, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Lexington county, comprehending all that part of the said county lying north of North Edisto river, shall compose a circuit court district, which shall be known and distinguished by the name of Lexington District, and shall be included in the southern circuit.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That until a court house and gaol shall be erected, the court of sessions and common pleas shall continue to be holden at Orangeburgh as heretofore.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That John Hampton, Thomas Boyd, Jolin A. Summers, Joseph Williams, Jeremiah Williams, John P. Bond, John James Maig, Joseph Culpepper, George Spigner, Alexander Bell, and Hargrove Arthur, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners; and that the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall fix upon a convenient and central place for erecting a court house and gaol for the said district, and contract for building the same.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, be appropriated for building the gaol and court house in the said district of Lexington, and that the same be provided for in the tax bill. In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December,

in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and four, and the twenty-ninth Year of the Sovereignty
and Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
W. C. PINCKNEY, Speaker of the House

of Representatives.

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the peace,

For St. George's, Dorchester, one justice of the quorum and one of the peace, in addition to the number already allowed by law.

For the district of Kershaw, one justice of the quorum and one of the peace, in addition to the number allowed by law.

For the parish of St. James, Goose Creek, one justice of the quorum and two of the peace, in addition to those allowed by law.

For the parish of All Saints, for justices of the quorum and five justices of the peace. For Prince George, Winyaw, one justice of

in addition to those already allowed by law.

For St. Paul's parish, two justices of the quorum and one justice of the peacc, in addition to those already allowed by law.

For Lancaster district, two justices of the quo. rum, in addition to those now allowed by law.

And be it further enacted by the authority afore. said, That Darlington district shall have one justice of quorum and one justice of the peace, in addition to the number now allowed by law.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the treasurers of the upper and lower divisions of the treasury, the clerks of the several courts of record in this state, the ordinaries, registers of mesne conveyance and rotary publics, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, ex-officio, justices of the quoruni, so far as relates to the duties of their respective offices, in addition to the several justices of the quorum heretofore appointed; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding In the Senate House, the twenty-first Day of December,in

the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
four, and in the iwenty-ninth year of the Sovereign-
ty and Independence of the United States of America.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate,
W. C. PINCKNEY, Speaker of the House

of Representatives.

W

An ACT conerning the line of division between this
State and the State of North Carolina.

HEREAS at a time when South Caroli

na and North-Carolina: acknowledged the sovereignty of the British government, a line was run under the authority of the said government, by commissioners duly appointed, and the boundaries between the then provinces, (now states) aforesaid, clearly ascertained and fixed; and from that period until the present time, the country has excrcised constant and uninterrupted jurisdiction over all the inhabitants who have resided within the lines which were then ascertained, and acknowledged to be the lines of South Carolina: And whereas, nevertheless, the state of North Carolina bath, at sundry times, manifested a desire to ascertain and designate the line which is the boundary between the two states: And whereas, it is unknown to this general assembly what the specific claims set up by the said state of North Carolina, in this behalf are; but being sincerely desirous that all claims and differences between this state and the state of North Carolina, should be ascertained and adjusted in the most amicable manner, will appoint commissioners to ascertain and fix the same:

: Be it therefore enacted by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South-Carolina, now met and sitting in general assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Commissithree commissioners be appointed by his excellen- oners to be

appointed. cy the governor or commander in chief of this state for the time being; and full power and authority is hereby given unto them, or a majority of them, to meet the commissioners who already are, or hereafter may be appointed by the state of North Carolina, at such time and place as the executives of the said states shall appoint and direct; and with them to settle and adjust all and singular the differences, disputes, controversies and claims

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