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Clerk of the Privy-council (hall keep a regular journal of all their proceedings, in which shall be entered the yeas and nays on every question, and the opinion, with the reasons at large, of any Member who desires it; which journal (hall be laid before the legislature, when required by either House.

X. That in cafe of the absence from the seat of government, or sickness of the Governor and the Lieutenant-governor, any one of the Privycouncil may be empowered by the Governor, under his hand and seal, to act in his room ; but such appointment shall not vacate his feat in the Senate, House of Representatives, or Privycouncil.

XI. That the executive authority be vested in the Governor and Commander in Chief, in manner herein mentioned.

XII. That each parish and district throughout this State shall on the last Monday in November next, and the day following, and on the same days of every second year thereafter, elect, by ballot, one Member of the Senate; except the district of St. Philip and St. Michael's parimes, Charlestown, which shall elect two Members; and except also the district between Broad and Saludy Rivers, in three divisions, viz. the

Lower Lower District, Little River district, and Upper or Spartan district, each of which said divisions shall elect one Member; and except the parishes of St. Matthew and Orange, which shall elect one Member; and also except the parishes of Prince George and All Saints, which shall elect one Member. And the election of Senators for such parishes respectively, shall, until otherwise altered by the legislature, be at the parish of Prince George, for the said parish and the parish of All Saints, at the parish of St. Matthew, for that parish and the parish of Orange; to meet on the first Monday in January then next, at the seat osgovernment, unless the casualties of war or contagious disorders should render it unsafe to meet there; in which case the Governor and Commander in Chief for the time being may, by proclamation, with the advice and consent of the Privy-council, appoint a more secure and convenient place of meeting $ and to continue for two years, from the said last Monday in November; and that no person shall be eligible to a seat in the said Senate, unless he be of the Protestant religion, and hath attained the age of thirty years, and hath been a resident in this State at least five years. Not less than thirteen Members shall be a

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Qiiorum to do business, but the President or any three Members may adjourn from day to day. No person who resides in the parish or district for which he is elected shall take his feat in the Senate, unless he possesses a settled estate and freehold, in his own right, in the said parish or district, of the value of two thousand pounds currency at least, clear of debt; and no nonresident shall be eligible to a seat in the said Senate, unless he is owner of a settled estate and freehold, in.his own right, in the parish or district where he is elected, of the value of seven thousand pounds currency at least, also clear of debt.

XIII. That on the last Monday in November next, and the day following, and on the same days of every second year thereafter, Members of the House of Representatives shall he chosen, to meet on the first Monday in January then next, at the seat of government, un'less the casualties of war or contagious disorders should render it unsafe to meet there ; in which case the Governor and Commander in Chief for the time being may, by proclamation, with the •advice and consent of the Privy-council, appoint a more secure and convenient place of meeting; and to continue for two years from

the the said last Monday in November. Each parish and district within this State mall fend Members to the General Assembly in the following proportions, that is to say,

The parish of St. Philip and St. Michael, Charlestown, thirty Members.

The parish of Christ-Church, six Members.

The parish of St. John, in Berkley county, six Members.

The parish of St. Andrew, six Members.

The parish of St. George, Dorchester, six Members.

The parish of St. James, Goose-Creek, six

Members.

The parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis, six

Members.

The parish of St. Paul, six Members.

The parish of St. Bartholomew, six Members.

The parish of St. Helena, six Members.

The .parish of St. James, Santee, six Members.

The parish of Prince George, Winyah, four Members.

The parish of All Saints, two Members.

The parish of Prince Frederick, six Members. .

The parish of St. John, in Colleton county,

six Members.

Y 2 The The parish of St. Peter, six Members. The parish of Prince William, six Members. The parish of St. Stephen, six Members. The district to the eastward of Wateree river, ten Members.

The district of Ninety-Six, ten Members. The district of Saxe-Gotha, six Members. The district between Broad andSaludy Rivers, in three divisions, viz.

The Lower district, four Members. The Little River district, four Members. The Upper or Spartan district, four Members.

The district between Broad and Catawba Rivers, ten Members.

The district called the New Acquisition, ten Members.

The parish of St. Matthew, three Members. The parish of Orange, three Members. The parish of St. David, six Members. The district between Savannah River andthe north fork of Edisto, six Members.

And the election of the said Members shall be conducted, as near as may be, agreeable to the directions of the present or any future Election Act or Acts. And where there are no

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