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mitted to their consideration, from which there is no further appeal; their decisions being final and conclusive.
In the following cases the unanimity of the Judges is frequently mentioned. But it is to be always understood, in every other case, in which a diversity of opinion is not expressly stated.
The reporter has carefully consulted the authors for the cases quoted, to see that the references have been correctly stated, and in general, has exerted his best endeavours to make the whole as authentic as possible.
Judges of the Supreme Courts of Law in the State of South Carolina, during the time when the decisions in the cases in the following volume were made.
JOHN FAUCHEREAUD GRIMKE,
THOMAS WATIES, and
ELIHU HALL BAY.
Associate Judges from
1796, till December, 1799;
In the year 1799, Judge Burke was appointed a Chancellor upon filling up the vacancies occasioned by the death of Chancellor Hudson, and resignation of Chancellor Mathews; when three new Common Law Judges were appointed, viz.
Additional Associate Judges, making six in the whole.
JOSEPH BREVARD, Esq. of Camden, was elected a Judge in December, 1801, in the room of Ephraim Ramsay, deceased, and took his seat on the bench in January, 1802.
THOMAS LEE, Esq. in May, 1804, was elected a Judge in the room of William Johnston, Esq. who was appointed one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States.
JOHN JULIUS PRINGLE, Esq. Attorney-General.