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Mabson and Col. Thomas Lovick and Mr. Edward Ward for Old Topsail shall be and hereby appointed Commissioners or
Trustees to Manage and apply all the said Money to the use aforesaid and shall have full Power and Authority to contract and
agree with any Person or Persons to Inspect and search the Channels to find out the best and Deepest water and to fix Buoys
and Beacons where they shall think the same necessary to facilitate the Navigation to the respective Places aforesaid; And are
hereby also Authorized and empowered to Buy contract and sent for Buoys Beacons and all other materials necessary and
convenient about Buoying and Beaconing the said Channels to the said Places, and employ workmen and generally to Act
and do in the same as to them shall seem requisite and expedient to be done.
And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the said Comissioners of each and every respective Port or Place or the
Major Part of them shall have Power and are hereby authorized from time to time and at all times when they shall think
Proper to Demand and receive from the Powder Receiver or Receivers of the respective Ports of Roanoak and Bath all sum
and sums of Money That shall be in his or their Hands or all such Powder Money as shall arise by any Vessel or Vessels
coming into Nuce River from time to time in the hands of the Powder Receiver of Port Beaufort to Apply to the uses
aforesaid; which said Powder Receiver or Receivers are hereby Directed to pay the same accordingly Deducting what is due
to them for receiving the same According to the Act of Assembly in that case made and Provided.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the Comissioners or the Major Part of them shall with all
convenient speed and as soon as may be get and Provide Buoys Beacons and all other necessary materials and employ and
agree with some Person or Persons to undertake the Buoying and Beaconing the said Channels; which said undertaker or
undertakers shall give good and sufficient security for his or their faithfull Performance of the same for finding out the best
and Deepest Water and properly and Securely Placing and Fixing all necessary Buoys and Beacons.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the Commissioners or any of them, the undertaker or undertakers
or any Person or Persons employed about the same shall have Liberty to cut Down take and make use of any Wood or
Timber growing or standing on any Persons Land adjacent or convenient to them for the use of Buoying Beaconing or
otherwise as shall be by him or them wanted for the better accomplishing the Business aforesaid.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that when the said Channels shall be Buoy'd and Beacon'd and other
matters requisite and expedient for facilitating the Navigation to the Places aforesaid shall be Done, The said Commissioners
shall find and Provide two good and Sufficient sailing Boats at Ocacock Inlet and shall agree with some Person or Persons as
Pilot or Pilots who shall keep a good look out and go over the Bar to any Vessel or Vessels he or they shall Discern at Sea
and making for the Inlet when Possible for Boats to go out and shall bring such Vessel or Vessels over the Bar and shall
Navigate take care of and safely conduct all Vessels to the said respective Ports or Places from Ocacock Inlet aforesaid; and
shall from time to time Inspect and search the said Channels and shall keep and maintain the said Buoys and Beacons in good
Repair and shall as often as he or the shall find the said Channel or Channels to alter or Shift or change, report the same to the
Commissioners aforesaid and shall receive and observe the Directions of them or the Major Part of them therein; which said
Person or Persons Pilot or Pilots so employed by the Commissioners aforesaid shall give good and Sufficient Security in a
Competent sum well and truly to Perform the Business aforesaid; and if he or they shall thrô Negligence or want of Skill
suffer any Vessel to be hurt or Damaged in any of the Channels aforesaid, he or they shall be lyable to an Action on the case
for the Damages sustain'd; which said Person or Persons so employed by the Commissioners as a Pilot or Pilots shall be
Recomended by the said Commissioners to the Governour or Commander in Chief for the time being for his Approbation.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the Commissioners or the Major Part of them shall apply the said
Monies to pay such Person or Persons so employed to Navigate and Pilot the said Vessels as aforesaid, and shall Build (if the
Major Part of them shall think Proper) a Convenient Dwelling House on Ocacock Island for the said Pilot or Pilots on the
Land appointed for Publick use, any Law Usage or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding; and shall also on a Sufficient
Complaint turn out and remove the said Person or Persons so employ'd and put others in his or their room and Place.
And be it Further Enacted by the authority aforesaid That the Commissioners for Port Beaufort are hereby Authorized and
impower'd to Apply such Powder arising by any Vessel or Vessels coming into Old Topsail Inlet for the Buoying and
Beaconing out the Channel from Topsail Inlet to Beaufort Town or Tituses Point in such manner as to them shall seem most
expedient and to employ such Person or Persons Pilot or Pilots as they shall think fir; which Person or Persons Pilot or Pilots
so employed are hereby Declar'd to be Subject to the same Rules and restrictions as the Persons or Pilots from Ocacock Inlet
to the Ports and Places aforesaid are by Virtue of this Act.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That no Master or Commander or other Person belonging to any Vessel
whatsoever trading into this Government shall cast or throw overboard into any of the Channels or Navigable waters leading
into any of the Harbours or Parts of this Government or into any Navigable Rivers or Creeks within said Ports any Stones or
other Ballast whatsoever under the Penalty of one Hundred Pounds for every such Offence, to be recover'd by Action of Debt
Bill Plaint or Information in any Court of Record in this Province, wherein no Esoin Protection Injunction or wager of Law
shall be allowed or admitted of. And if any Person or Persons shall remove Displace pull down or Destroy any Buoy Beacon
or other mark hereafter to be fixed in or near the Channels aforesaid, he or they shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay
one Thousand Pounds to be recover'd in manner aforesaid; which said forfeitures shall be one half to the Informer or him or
them that will sue for the same, and the other Moiety to be paid to the Commissioners to be applied to the uses aforesaid.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That no Vessel or Vessels arriving in any of the aforesaid Ports shall
from and after the Ratification of this Act be exempt from Paying Powder Money on Account of Importing any Quantity of
Salt whatsoever, excepting all Vessels Built or owned in this Province, who shall be liable to pay no more than they were by
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