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LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 and cents ; and the lands liable to be sold for taxes shall be sold "' under the same rules, regulations and restrictions as ar*» by law 'iv[^'[7J^. established; and town property shall be given ia and assessed yjcr'. "' fntbe same manner as prescribed in this act lor other real estates. XII. Be it further enacted. That any person summoned or ap-pointed by the Justices or Sheritl", as aforesaid to value lan<ls, ' who shall refuse or tail to perform the duties required by this act shall forfeit and pay tlie sum of fifty dollars to be recovered in the name of the County Trustee to the use of the Uounty. CHAPTER Xin. An Act giving to the Courts ot Pleas and Quarter sessions power to regu-late seperate elections. AVhcreas much of the tune of the General Assembly is requir-ed to pass acts establishing and alleriuj; the places of holding se-parate elections, Be it therefore enacted by the General *9ssembly of the Stale-ofA'' orth Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of ?/^tf same, That the Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of this state, at the term of election of shenlfs, a majori:ty of the justices of said county being present, shall have full power and authority to fix and alter the places of holding seperate olec • tions iu their respective counties ; elections at the places so fijy-ed to be subject to the same rules and regulations as elections are subject to by the general laws of the state. CHAPTER XIV. An Act to prevent fraudulent trading with Slaves- £e it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of JVortii' Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That if any person or persons shall deal, trade or traffic witli a-ny negro slave, the property of another, for any cotton, tobac-co, flax, corn, wheat, rice, rye, oats, bailey, bacon, pork, ipirit- Penalty nous liquors or beef, at any time, or for any kind of goods or of gso, commodities, or any thing in tbe night time, or between the set-ting ofthesunand the rising thereof, or on the sabbath day, without a permission in v/riting Irom the muster, mistress cro-ther person Kavinj: the management of such slave or slaves, set-ting fort\i the specific article or articles such slave or slaves may have for sale, every such person or persons, on conviction beforO :iuy justice o/the peace in the couuty where such offence was comooitted, shall pay the sum of fifty dollars, the one half the; ci.t to tlie use of the person suing for the eanie, and tlie other hu'.r to the wardens ot the poor of said county, II. Be itfurtlter enacted, That the said offence shall moreo-ver be indictable in the County or Superior Court; and the de-fendant on conviction, shall be fined or imprisoned at tlie di.s::rc- ^.•^' '"* tioD ot the Court, Vrocided, the fine shall not exceed titty dcl-^' ^' " lars, or tlie imprisonment three months. III. Be itfurther enac/e^, That if it shall appear on the trial that tjio d.cJciid:'.pt is a licenced retailer of spiritu -us liquors by
LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25
and cents ; and the lands liable to be sold for taxes shall be sold "'
under the same rules, regulations and restrictions as ar*» by law 'iv[^'[7J^.
established; and town property shall be given ia and assessed yjcr'.
fntbe same manner as prescribed in this act lor other real estates.
XII. Be it further enacted. That any person summoned or ap-pointed
by the Justices or Sheritl", as aforesaid to value lan|