On the Consignment of Coal in South Carolina

South Carolina allows consignees of coal to to double check the weight of their delivery, even in transit.

Consignees of coal or other articles delivered in carload lots may have same reweighed.

Any consignee of coal or other articles to be delivered to him in carload lots by any common carrier at any point within the limits of this State where such common carrier maintains track scales may demand that such coal or other articles to be reweighed before delivery to him by such common carrier and such common carrier, within forty-eight hours after such demand, shall reweigh such articles and deliver to such consignee a written, or partly written and partly printed, statement, showing the true weight thereof.

Why South Carolinians are so distrustful of coal shipments, we may never know.