February1 20, "1778.
0 R TH-CAR OLI NA GAZE
With the lateft ADVICES, Foreign and Domestic.
SEMPER PRO LIBERTATE, ET BONO PUBLICO.
A, ma for emending an atf, intituled, an aft for levying a tax by
rikumcn:, ana omer pu:poic, ,
mfitmbly. . a
Continued from our lajt.
AN D be it fur t ler enacted, by the authority aforefaid,
that the fheriffs in every county in this itate rtlpec
tivrly fliall, and they are hereby required to de
mand and receive of the taxgatherers within their
r c 1 1 C. - t -' - -" -Vik fh ill
respective couuiica, ah iuiu? ui iuuhw; ..-.
v. LjuJ fnr nubiic taxes bv the faid taxgatherers , and for
that parpofe rhe fheriffs fhall be, and they are hereby relpedn e
v cooftituted county treafurers, and ihll be allowed at the rate
of two pounds for every hundred pounds they fnall Co receive as
t'orefaid ; and every fherifF, before he qualifies as fuch, (hall
r cr into a bond in the court of his county, with two or mo e
ffficient C-curities, in double the amount of the tax aflefled in
his county, pavable to the governor or commander in chief,
wi:h condition that he will well and truly account for and pay
to the public treafurer or treafurers, all fuch fums of money as
he (hall receive from the taxgatherers aforefaid, after deduding
the commiffions allowed hjm by this ad. I
AND be it enaSed, by the authority aforefaid, that if the julti-e-j
of thj refpedive county courts fhajl fail or negled to lay out
their refpedive counties into diitricls as directed by this ad, or
fji! or regleft to appoint a juftice of the peace in each diltrid to
receive the accounts of the taxable property of the inhabitants
thereof, or perfons to afcertain the value of fuch property, o a
ta2atherer in each diltrid to colled the public taxes, or fliall
fail or negled any other duty by this ad required, every jultice
h failing or neglecting as afcrfaid, (hall forfeit and pay for
ficn neglect tne mui m uu- uuii- ,
b adicm of debt, in any court of record, in the name of the
g iveraor or commander in chief, and applied to the ufe of thjs
AND fe it further envied, by the authority aforefaid that the
refp cbvc coumy courc in this Itate may allow t..e afleflbrs of
taxable prop-Try, and the perfons appointed to fummon the in-h-bUasts
to return to the juftices inventories of fuch property,
ar lfonable fum annually out of the contingent county tax, as
a rco-npence forTtrch fervices.
AXD be it enafftd, by the authority afireaid, that every per
T - holding !a-ds by title of dower, cointefy, or other ettate for
lift - leafe for ten years or more, mill pay all fucb taxes
s. rvJl be 01 the fame aiesTtfd, in like manner as other owners
of Ian U are required bv this ad.
Vb be it alfo cnaSed, by the OMtbortty cforcfaid, that the
c third, fourth, fifth, fixth, feventh, eighth, ninth, tenth,
e r.h, twe!f;h, thirteenth, fourteenth, htteenth, fixteerth,
feventeenth, eighteenth, and, nineteen h fe&ioni of an ad or
J. nb'y intituled, an acl for kvyin a tax by general mjepninty
end other furpofes, be, and the lame are hereby declared to bje
repcaleJ, ma io null and void, to all intents and purpefee, as if
the fame had never been made. ,
Y O R K - T O W N, Jan. 3.
THE 'following elegiac li.ie? were octafioned by the death
of the Hn. Brigadier General Francis Nash, of
Nvth-Carolina. who died of his wounds, the 7th of October
14, which he received on the OWfaing of the 4h, as he was
gdlani!y leading on his brigade to charKe the enemy near Ger
ir. intown : The genteel figure of hi p rfon, added to his esfy
a ad engaging manners, gained hi-n iac a&edioas of all thofe
who had the pleafure of his acquaintance. In him the amy
have loft a proofing General, of which he gave an illuftnou?
prwf, and is juiHy to be lamented by every friend of Araen-
Oenius of frcJ m ! whither art thou fled ?
"While fields of death thv fons undaunted tread:
Lo! where for thre thy bright: ft heroe fall,
And not thv mield toward the winged ball.
On Bunker's height great Waiebm ia
The brave Montgomery's fate we next deplore;
Princeton's fara'd helds to trembling Britain reii,
How, fcorM with wounds, the cohqaering Mercbr fells
New EuvlaJ shptA, the generous Worster Hatin,
n.mnie mtr tr wViilp Rritnns fiv the Dlain '.
Lad flow our forrows for a favourite ion,
Whom weeping Carolina claims her own :
The gallant Nash, who with the fatal wound
Thougn tortur'd, weltering on the hoflile ground,
Fight on, my troops," with fmiling ardour faid,
'Tis but the fate of war, be not difmayed."
High heavn ordains for great defigns this woe, ,
Which till the deitin'd period none mult Know:
Heroes of old thus for their country flood,
RaiPd mighty empires, founded with their b!ood ;
In this new world like great events mull come.
Thus Athens rofe, and thus imperial Rome.
CHARLESTOWN, Jan 20.
The SPEECH of his Excellency JOHN RUTLEDGE, Efq ;
prelident and commander in chief in and over the ftate of
South Carolina, to the legiflative council and general affem
bly met at Charleftown, on Friday Jan. 9th, 1778.
Honouralle gentlemen of the legiflative council, ,
Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the general ajembly,
I MEET you with particular fatisfadion at tnis fealbn, be
cajfe your private concerns adroit of your now proceeding on
public b'jfinefs with that deliberation which the importance of
weighty matters requires ; and 1 am perfuaded that you will do
fo, giving them, however, all proper difpatch, fo that no snea
fure may be improvidently adopted, nor time unprofitably em
ployed. I - j e
The articles of confederation between the United States of
America, demand your early and mo ferious attention. Thefie
articles are offered by Congrefs to the legiflatures of the refpec
live ltates for their confideration, with a recommendation, that
they be reviewed with candour, examined with liberality, and
adjufled with the temper and magnanimity of wife and patrio
tic legiflatures; but to you, I trult, fuch recommendation is un-
neccfTary. I U t , ,
This Hate tliould be reprefented in Congrefs by feveral dele,
pares at all times more efpecially when a confederacy is to be
concluded. You will therefore forthwith eled fuch a number of
them as you think fufficient.
Mr. Speaker and gentlemen of the general ajembly,
The Congrefs having called upon this flatetfor five hundred
thoufand dollars, you will devife the beft ways and means for
raifing that fum ; and although it certainly exceeds our propor
tion of the money defired from the continent by them, yet I
doubt not that you will readily comply with their requifirion, as
the ravr?es of war have rendered fome of our filler ftates lefs a
bJe thanthis to furn fn their juit quotas at prefent. You will
aifo propofe the moft efFedua! and leaft burthenffjme mode of
fupporting the public credit, and making fuch provifion for, it as
may be adequate to the exigencies of this government; The
e pences which have been, and mull unavoidably be incurred,
are undoubtedly great, but altogether inconfiderable when com
pared with the incftimable objed for which we contend. As
fuch 1 am confident they will appear to you and to your cooftitu
ents ; for the fame fpirit which animated the good people of
South Carolina to refolve on the moft vigourous oppofition to
tyranny, will induce tnem to granr, wizu iiifjjrM ,-...7,
ev,ry neccflary aid for the fupport of that oppolitioti, undl by
the blefiing of God on American fortitude and perfsverance) tn
vain exoedations of our haughty enemies (hall be to fruitrated.?
and their pride fo-humbled, that the ruinous confequences of
theii folly and wkUednefs fha! oblige them to rdinquifh all
hope of revenue or conquell, and agree to the feparation occafi
oned by their unbounded avarice and arrogance, and to a peaot
which will fecure the foveteignty and independence of America.