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AN ACT to alter and amend the road laws of this State, so far as respects the county of Camden.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That John H. McIntosh, Henry R. Sadler, and Isaac N. Chappelle, be, and they are hereby appointen Commissioners for the first district of post-roads in Camden county; and that Willis Lang, Thomas McKindree, and C. M. Caldweli, be, and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for the second district of Post Road, in said county; and that Robert Paxton, G. C. Dunham, and Isaac Lang, be, and they are hereby appoited Commissioners for the third district of Post Road, in said county and that Alexander Holzendorf, Richard Floyd, and Henry Jones, be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for the fourth district of Public Road, in said county and that Y. L. Robinson, G. W. Thomas, and David Mizells, be, and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for the road leading from Jefferson to Cole in; and that Archibald Clark, Israel Barber, and John King, jun. be, and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for the road leading from Hogan's Bridge, on St. Mary's River, by the way of Clark's Mills and Colerain, and intersecting the Post Road near Crooked River Bridge.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this act, it shall be the duty of the several Commissioners hereinbefore named, to assemble in the town of Jefferson, on the second Monday in September next, and annually thereafter, with liberty to adjourn to such other times as the Board may direct: and a majority of the Commissioners o convened, shall form the General Board of Road Comissioners for the county of Camden; and the Board when so convened shall be competent for the trial of an offence committed by one of their own body, and also to impose and cause to be collected any fine not exceeding thirty dollars; and they are hereby vested with full power to make and establish such rules and regulations for the government of themselves as a majority of the quorum convened may agree on: Provided, the rules and regulations, shall not be repugnant to this law, and such parts of the road laws as are not repealed by this law.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty, and it is hereby required of the Commissioners of each of the several districts of Post and Public Road aforesaid, or any one of them, to render to the (Sencral Board of Com

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missioners at their annual meetings, written teports showIng the extent of their respective districts, the number of slaves, as well as persons liable to perform road duty, the condition of the Roads, what labour has been performed on them the preceding year, and what monies have been collected for default of duty, and what has been expended for the building or repair of bridges, or removing casual obstructions or other purposes relating to the repair of the road within their several districts.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the General Board of Commissioners, or a majority of them, shall; and it is hereby made their duty, at their annual meetings, to fill all vacancies of Commissioners, that may occur in the several districts to grant at their discretion written applications for laying out bye-roads, or permission, on the written petition of individuals, to work the whole or any part of their own. slaves on private or bye-roads: Provided, that such privileges be not granted to the injury of the constant repairs of the post or district roads now established.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each and every Commissioner hereinbefore appointed or who may be hereafter appointed, who shall after accepting such appointment,. neglect or refuse to attend the General Board of Commissioners at its regular annual meetings, or shall neglect or refuse to perform the duties required of him by this act and all other road laws which are of force in said county, and which are not repealed by this act, such Commissioner or Commissioners, shall at the discretion of the Board of Commission-ers, forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding thirty dollars.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all slaves and persons liable to perform road duty, and who have heretofore performed such duty, in the several districts of Post and Public Roads heretofore designated, shall continue to do and perform road duty, in their said several districts under the Commissioners hereinbefore named, except the slaves which are liable to do road duty, belonging to Y. L. Robinson, G. W. Thomas, and the estate of Joseph Thomas, deceased, who shall, and they are hereby made liable to do and perform road duty, upon the road leading from Jefferson to Colerain, together with all male white persons, liable to perform militia duty, who reside south of Rose Creek and within two miles of said road, shall perform said duty upon said road, when required of them by the Commissioners hereinbefore named, and except also that all the hands liable to perform road duty west of the cross swamp and north of the

great Sattilla River, in said, county, shall do and perform such duty upon the third district of Post Road.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the General Board of Commissioners and the Commissioners in their several districts shall, and they are hereby vested with full power and authority, to carry into full effect all the road laws now of force in Camden county, and which are not repealed by this act.

And whereas it has been found that the inhabitants of Cumberland Island, are subject to great inconvenience from their remote situation from the main public road, by which they are evidently exposed to a dangerous water passage, and much loss of time in going to and returning from the

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Sec. 8. Be it therefore enacted, That Robert Stafford, P. M. Nightingale, and Thomas Bunkley, be, and they are hereby appointed Commissioners of the roads of Cumberland Island; and all the inhabitants of said Island shall be compelled to work on all the roads of said Island, under the command of the Commissioners above named, for said Island, subject to all the laws now of force regulating roads in said county: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to compel the said Island Commissioners to meet and report to the General Board of Commissioners: And provided further, that the hands upon said Island liable to perform road duty, shall not be compelled to perform such duty for a greater time than three days in each year upon the roads of said Island.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be lawful for the owners of all slaves on the Island of Cumberland in said county, and all other persons living on said Island, liable to do road duty, either to perform road duty, in conformity to the laws now in force, upon the first district of Post Road, or to commute for the performance of the same, by paying to the Commissioners of the said district of Post Road, for each slave liable to work on the roads, one dollar and fifty cents per year, ..and all other persons living on said Island, liable to perform road duty, by paying annually a like sum each: Provided always, that nothing herein contained, shall be so construed as to prevent the said Island Commissioners from ordering out all the hands upon said Island liable to do road duty, to do and perform such duty upon the roads of said Island, not exceeding three days in each and every year.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, "That all laws and parts of laws militating against this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

ASBURY HULL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

THOMAS STOCKS,

President of the Senate.

Assented to, Dec. 23, 1831.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

AN ACT to extend to the county of Bibb all the benefits and privileges of the sixteenth section of an act, entitled an act to amend the several acts regulating roads in this State, so far as respects the operation of said acts in the counties of Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn, Camden, and Wayne.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act, all the benefits and privileges provided for in the sixteenth section of an act, entitled an act to amend the several acts regulating roads in this State, so far as respects the operation of said acts in the counties: of Bryan, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn, Camden, and Wayne, passed December the eighth, one thousand eight hundred and six, be, and the same are hereby extended to the county of Bibb: Provided nevertheless, nothing herein contained shall be so construed or interpreted, as to deprive the Justices of the Inferior Court of the county of Bibb, from serving and acting as Commissioners of the roads in said county, as now provided by law; and that the Justices aforesaid be, and they are hereby authorised to be the sole and exclusive judges of the fitness, justice, and propriety of all such applications as are provided for in this act.

ASBURY HULL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives..

THOMAS STOCKS,

President of the Senate.

Assented to, Dec. 23, 1831.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

AN ACT to amend the road laws of McIntosh County.

Be it enacted by the. Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act, the read known as King's Road, running from or near Turkey Camp to the Sand Hills, shall be considered as one of the public roads of said county, until such time as the Board of Commissioners of Roads of said county shall otherwise determine.

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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That during the continuance of said road as a public road, the Board of Commissioners of Roads of McIntosh county, shall appoint the usual number of Commissioners on said road, and from time to time apportion such a number of hands as they shall deem necessary and proper to keep the said road in good repair.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all laws and parts of laws, militating against this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

ASBURY HULL,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Assented to, Dec. 23, 1831.

THOMAS STOCKS,'

President of the Senate.

WILSON LUMPKIN, Governor.

AN ACT to compel persons to serve as Commissioners of Public Roads, in the county of Chatham, who may be appointed hereafter in conformity with the road laws now of force in said county.

Whereas, the Commissioners of Publie Roads in the county of Chatham, have represented to the General Assembly, that the power to fill vacancies occurring in their body, granted to them by the first section of an act, passed on the tenth day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and three, [Laws of 1831.]

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