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OF THE STATE OF
FROM DECEMBER, 1795, TO DECEMBER, 1804.
STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA. Ata General Assembly, begun and holden at Columbia, on Monday
the twenty-fourth day of November, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety-four, and in the nineteenth Year of the Independence of the United States of America, and from thence continued by divers adjournments, to the twelfth day of December, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hun. dred and ninety-five, and in the twentieth Year of the Independ
ence of the said States. An ACT to cede to the United States, a proper
place, upon North-Island, whereon a Lighthouse may be erected.
HEREAS the Congress of the United
States, on the twenty-first day of February last, passed an act to provide for the erection of
light-house for the harbour of Georgetown, in this state; and Tench Coxe, esquire, commissioner of the revenue of the United States, by his letter addressed to both branches of the legislature, has, on behalf of the said states, and by virtue of the said act, requested that this state would pass a law to cede to the United States, such a place for the purpose aforesaid, as Edward Blake, Daniel Stevens and Isaac Holmes, esquires, might think most eligible: And whereas it has been represented to the legislature, that some spot upon North-Island would be the most eligible place for the said purpose; that Paul Trapier, esquire, who is the proprietor of the said island, is willing to make a gratuitous cession of a sufficient quantity of land upon the said island, to answer the end above mentioned; but that Edward Blake, esquire, above named, has lately departed this life:
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 secretary of this state for the time being, shall be, and he is hereby authorized to receive a conveyance from the said Paul Trapier, esquire, or any other person or persons,
aerthorized, or having a lawful right to execute the same, of and for such and so much land, upon North-Island aforesaid, as the said Daniel Stevens and Isaac Holmes, esquires, or any other person or persons in this behalf, lawfully authorized or appointed under the said act of Congress, or any other act by them made, or to be made, may be chosen as a proper site for the said light-house; and that the secretary of this state for the time being, shall make and execute such a conveyance, or instrument in writing, under his hand, and the seal of this state, as the attorcy-general shall advise and prepare, and thereby convey to the United States, in fee simple for ever, all such land and premises as the said Paul Trapier may convey to him as aforesaid. In the Striate House, the twelfth Day of Decembır, in the
Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
House of Representatives.
An ACT to facilitute the conveyance of real
estates. HEREAS the node of coaveying land,
by indentures of lease and release, is expensive; and it is found by many inhabitants of this state to be very inconvenient: for remedy thercof,
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 the following form, or purport of a release, shali, to all intents and purposes, be valid and effectual, to convey from one person to another, or others, the fee simple of any land or real estate, if the same shall be executed in the presence of, and be subscribed by, two or more crcdible witnesses.