PETTIGREWS BRIDGE. [1836-37.] 329
Siic. 4. Be itfur\her enacted. That said bridge, when constructed,
shall be free for tiie pi8<a<;e of all person*, uhe'her on foot or otherwise,
and from which no tolls whatever shall be collected,
Siic. 5. Be i\ further enac ed, Tli.U the county court of Lfnoir shall ap-poin'
twelve ctnmnissiontrs to lay oft and a^SfSS the laniis reijuiied for the
abutment of said britltjf, on I he south ^ide of the creek, and a istt ascertain the
dttfn iPjK done to t!ie owner of Wasliini^'on's Ferry; the value of wfiich land
and damages so assessed shall be paid by the petiiiotiers before said bridge
is erected; and either paity dissitisRed with the decision of ihe jury, shall
have the rij^nt of appeal a^ in other cases.
Sec. 6. Be itfia'iher enacied. That this act shall be in force from and
after its ratiticalion.
(Ratified 21st January, 1837.)
An Act to authorise Ebenezer Petfigrew, of Ihe county of Tyrrel, to build
abtidiie across Scuppernon<r River, in the roun'y of VVa«hir)2'on.
Be it eoac ed by [he General Jlssem'ily of 'he S a e of \or h Cn'
roJlnrt, and u is herebt/ enacud bij ihe aii hiri y (f \he same, I'liai E lene-zer
Pet iiji ew, or he and his assot iaies are iseieby auijinrised and empovv-cred
to build and construct a br!t!<^e over and across Sfuppernonir River,
in the county <if VVasliinwion, at the end of his load leading fiom hi«. Bel-
•rrave Plantation to the said Scupperoont^ River, and to extend arrows said
river from the end of said roaii to the opposite side or baok ihireof.
Sec. 2, Be it fur\her enacted, i'hat the said bridge shall be sixteen
feet wide, with a well c<in'*tructed draw overhatn>iri<j the channel or deep-e-
t pirt of baid river, so as not to obstruct the passaoe of vessels up and
down Ihe rivir.
Sec 3. Be h further enacted. That when the said bridae shall be built
as aforesaid, the prrvprietor or propriet ors tin reol, lor tl e time being, shall
keep the said bridge in good and sufficient repnir, under the same rules,
regulations, restrictions and penalties prescribed by the law of the State
for the keepiti^ <if oilier public bi idg' s.
Sec. 4. fte it fun her enacied, That if any person or persons, or master
of a vesse', shall, in any way, damage or injure said biid^e, he or thev so
damaging and injuring said bridge shall fo leit ami pay the sum <d f[f<y
dollars, to be recovered before any authority having cognizance thereof,
the one hall to the use of the prosecutor, and the other •<» the proprietor
of the bridge.
[Ratified 6ih January, 1837.]
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