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CONTAINING THE ACTS FROM 1716, EXCLUSIVE, TO 1752, INCLUSIVE.

ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

COLUMBIA, S. C.
PRINTED BY A. 9. JOHNSTON.

1838.

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Tahle of Contents.

N. B.-The Acts which are referred to the last volume are marked thus *; those of
which the titles alone are now to be found, are left unpaged.

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No.*371. An Act for the better settling and regulating the militia........

372. An Act for enlarging the salary of the Publick Receiver.............

372. An Act to enable the Honourable the Deputy Governour, with the consent of

the Council, to carry on the present Expedition against our Indian

Enemies.

372. An Act to grant several privileges, exemptions and encouragements, to such of

his Majesty's Protestant Subjects as are desirous to come into and setile

in this Province.

The above are duplicate numbers.)

373. An Additional and Explanatory Act to an Act entituled an Act to keep invio.

late and preserve the freedom of Elections, and appoint who shall be

deemed and adjudged capable of choosing or being chosen Members of

the Commons House of Assembly; duely ratified in open Assembly the

fifteenth day of Deceinber, 1716.......................................2

374. An Act to repeal the first clause of an Act of Assembly of this Province enti-

tuled an Additional Act to an Act entituled an Act to prevent and sup-

press Fire in Charlestown; and to repeal several other Acts herein men-

tioned............................................................... 5

* 375. An Additional Act to an Act entituled An Additional Act to the several Acts

for making and repairing of Highways; ratified June 7, 1712.............7

* 376. An Act for repairing the Road from the Plantation of the late Daniel Hugier,

deceased, in the Parish of St. James Santee, to the Plantation of Capt.

Bartholomew Gaillard ; and for making a Road from the said Bartholo-

mew Gaillard's Plantation to the Plantation of Mr. Francis Williams; and

also for building a Bridge over Itchaw Creek, (See Nos. 243 and 275,]

and other small Bridges over creeks lying in the same roads .............7

377. An Act to impower Commissioners to make one or more Cuts or Creeks in the

Parish of Christ Church, for the more convenient transporting of the

goods, &c. by water, to Charlestown, of the persons within the limits

herein mentioned.

* 378. An Act for making a Road from Mr. Richard Woodward's Plantation on James

Island, to the Plantation of Mr. Richard Godfrey, and building a Bridge

over Wappoo Creek............................

379. An Act to appropriate to such particular uses as are herein mentioned, what

Moneys shall remain of the Seven Thousand Five Mundred Pounds,

which by an Act of Assembly for appointing Rangers, Ratified Decem-

ber the 15th, 1716, was put into a Box, and lodged in the hands of Ralph

Izard, Esq. after the sum of Four Thousand and Thirty-six Pounds Ten

Shillings, due for the service of the Rangers, to be appointed by an Act

to be passed in this Session of the Assembly, and to the Officers and

Soldiers belonging to Port Royal and Savano Town Garrisons, until the

first day of November, 1717, shall be taken out of the said Box, and se-

cured to be paid to them or their assigns........

........7

.......................7

A. D. 1717. No. 380. An Act to revive and continue an Act for appointing Rangers (December 15,

1716,) to guard the Frontiers of this Province against the incursions of

our Indian enemies, and for making a further provision for the Garrisons

of Port Royal and Savano Town.

381. An Act to erect the upper rart of the Parish of St. Andrew's on Ashley River,

into a distinct Parish separate from the lower part of the said Parish.......9

382. An Act for the further Encouragement of the Clergy of this Province, by ad-

vancing their Salaries; and for impowering the Commissioners appoint-

ed by the Act commonly called the Church Act, to take up from the

Lords Proprietors a Grant for part of the Land belonging to Beaufort,

for a Glebe for the use of the Rector or Minister of the Parish of St.

Helena.......

383. An Act for the better governing and regulating White Servants.. ..............14

384. An Act to continue two certain Acts of Assembly of this Province therein men-

tioned. (Viz. No. 360 * & No. 367.). .........

...........21

385. An Act to impower the Right Honorable the Governour, to raise and enlist

Soldiers for the defence of this Province; and also to provide a Fund for

defraying the Charges arising thereby................................23

386. An Additional Act to an Act entituled an Act for laying an Imposition on Li-

quors, Goods, and Merchandizes, imported into and exported out of this

Province, for the raising a Fund of Money towards the defraying the

publick charges and expences of the Government ; Ratified in open As-

sembly the 30th day of June, 1716....................

e, 1710.....................................32

387. An Additional Act to an Act entituled an Act to continue the currency of Thir.

ty Thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit, stamped and made by virtue of

an Act of the late General Assembly of this Province, entituled an Act

to raise forces to prosecute the War against our Indian enemies, and to

stamp Bills of Credit for the payment of the Army and defraying the

charges of the War, and to ascertain a Fund for cancelling the same

Bills, &c., ratified in open Assembly the twenty-seventh day of August,

1715. As also, to continue the currency of Five Thousand Pounds in

Bills of Credit, made by virtue of an Act of this present General As-

sembly, ratified the twenty-fourth day of March, 1715-6, entituled an

Act for raising Forces to prosecute the War against our Indian enemies,

and to stamp Bills of Credit for payment of arrears due to the soldiers

enlisted in the Army, &c. As also, to stamp the sum of Fifteen Thou-

sand Pounds in Bills of Credit, for supporting and carrying on the pre-

sent War against our Indian enemies and defraying the charges of the

same; and also to raise and levy the sum of Ninety-five Thousand

Pounds, that is to say, Thirty-five Thousand Pounds for this present

year, one thousand seven hundred and sixteen, and the sum of Thirty

Thousand Pounds per annum for the two succeeding years, of and from

the Lands and Negroes of the inhabitants of this Province, for the pay-

ing off and discharging the publick debts already contracted, by reason

of the present Indian War or otherwise ; and in order to sink the seve-

ral sums of Thirty Thousand Pounds, Five Thousand Pounds, and Fif-

teen Thousand Pounds, stamped and to be stamped in Bills of Credit as

aforesaid, and for other the purposes hereinafter mentioned, and for ap-

portioning the sum of Sixteen Thousand Pounds, part of the aforesaid

Tax, on the merchants and other inhabitants living and residing within

the limits of the Town Plat of Charlestown, ratified the thirtieth day of

June, one thousand seven hundred and sixteen......... ..............34

* 388. A further Additional Act to an Act entituled an Act for the better ordering

and governing Negroes and all other slaves; and to an Additional Act to

an Act for the better ordering and governing Negroes and all other

Slaves..............

................39

1718. 389. An Act to impower the Honourable the Governour to raise Forces to be sent

to the assistance of the Cherokees against their Enemies, and for the

providing for the subsistance and payment of the same....

A. D 1718. No. 390. An Act for the more speedy and regular Trial of Pirates......... .............41

* 391. An Act for building a Bridge over the western branch of Cooper River, at or

near Childsbury Town, alias the Strawberry........... ..............43

392. An Act to prohibit all indirect Trade and Commerce with our Indian Enemies

living in and about St. Augustine, Pansacola, Movile, and the River

Mississippi, and for laying a duty on all Indian Corn and Pease exported

from this Province when the same exceeds the Prices herein men.

tioned.

1719. 393. An additional Act to the several Acts now of force relating to the payment of

the Lords Rents and the Sale or their Lands in this Province.............44

391. An Act to ascertain the manner and form of Electing Members to represent

the inhabitants of this Province in the Cominons House of Assembly,

and to appoint who shall be deemed and adjudged capable of choosing

or being chosen members of the said House...........................50

395. An Act for laying an Imposition on Negroes, Liquors, and other Goods and Mer-

chandizes, imported and exported out of this Province, for the raising

of a Fund of Money towards the defraying the Publick Charges and

Expences of this Government ; as also to repeal several Duty Acts, and

Clauses and Paragraphs of Acts, as is herein mentioned................56

* 396. An additional Act to the Act now in force relating to the Fortifications in

Charlestown........... ............................................69

397. An Act for continuing the present Assembly one month longer.

398. An Act for raising the sum of Seventy Thousand Pounds, on Lands and Ne-

groes, for defraying the Public Debts, sinking the Publick Orders, and for

the calling in, cancelling and sinking the sum of Thirty Thousand Pounds,

which is now standing out in Bills of Credit, over and beside the Bank

Bills................

399. An Act to continue the Garrison at Savano Town, and the two Scout Boats

appointed to be placed to the Southward, and to discharge the Officers

and Soldiers who were employed in the late Expedition to the Creek

Indians, and to make provision for the charges of the same.

400. An Act for reviving and continuing the several Acts herein mentioned, which

are expired or near expiring, and also to repeal one other Act therein

named.. ...............

..............84

401. An Act to settle and regulate the Indian Trade................................86

402. An Act for removing all questions and disputes concerning the assembling and

sitt ing of this present Assembly of the Settlement in South Carolina....97

403. An Ordinance for the re-payment of those persons who have subscribed and

agreed to pay Capt. John Gendroon rice for the use of the Agent in

Great Britain.

404. An Ordinance for adjourning the next General Sessions. Passed February the

- 6th, 1719-20..........................

.............97

405. An Act for preventing the Embezelment of the Publick Records of the Settle-

ment, and for obtaining the same out of the hands of such persons as now

have the custody thereof.............

406. An Act for the better regulating Courts of Justice.

407. An Act for the speedy recovery of Small Debts out of Court, before a single

Justice of the Peace...............................................

........99

408. An Act for preserving the arms, ammunition, and other warlike stores belonging

to the publick of this Settlement......

. 100

409. An Act for keeping and maintaining a Watch and good orders in Charlestown.

*410. An Act for cutting and clearing a creek from the head of Back River, over

against the landing of Major David Durham, to the Bridge near the plan-

tation of Capt. Roger Moore, in the Parish of St. James Goose Creek. ...103

* 411. An Act for the making of a Road or Highway from Johnson's Fort on James Island

to the West end of the Causey leading to Wapp:oo Bridge, and from the

said Causey into the high road leading from the plantation of William

Gibbs to the Church of St. Andrew, on the Soutlı side of Ashley River;

end for explaining the first clause of an Act of Assembly of this Settle-

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