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An Act to Enable the South Carolina Society to Hold Real Estate of the Annual Value of £2,000, and to Bind to Trades and Professions Children Educated at the Expense of the Society

February 19, 1791

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Pages 182-183

WHEREAS, the stewards and wardens of the South Carolina Society, by their memorial and petition to the Legislature, have prayed that they may have power to hold a capital and stock in perpetuity to the amount of
two thousand pounds sterling per annum, and also that the officers of the said society lie vested with full power to bind as apprentices to trades, occupations, or professions, such children as now are or may be supported by the charity of the said society. And whereas, it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition:

I. Be it therefore enacted, by the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said South Carolina Society be, and they
are hereby, made capable in law to purchase, receive, have, hold, enjoy, possess, and retain, in perpetuity, or for any term of years, any estate or estates, real or personal, messuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, of what nature or kind soever, not exceeding in the whole two thousand pounds sterling per annum above reprises.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the steward and wardens of the said Society be, and they are hereby, authorized to bind any child or children who shall be educated at the expense of the said society, apprentices to any trade, mystery, or profession, until the male child shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, and the female child shall arrive to the age of eighteen years, or be married, or for a shorter time, if they shall see fit; any law, usage, or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and in the fifteenth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
JACOB READ, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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