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An Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned; and for Other Pourposes Therein Mentioned.

December 20, 1806

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 526 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 239-242

WHEREAS, the divers associations hereinafter named, have petitioned the Legislature praying to be incorporated.

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 James Boon, William Postell, William Washington, Robert McKown Haige, Robert Miles, John Boyle, and Thomas Farr, Vestrymen; and Jeremiah Miles and Thomas Osborn, Jr., Church Wardens, who are members and officers of the Episcopal Church of Saint Paul's Parish, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated, as a body corporate and politic; and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Vestry and Church Wardens of Saint Paul's Parish;" and shall have succession of officers and members; and a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient; and the said corporation, and members and officers of the same, and their successors, shall be able and capable in law, to have, hold, receive, possess, and enjoy, all the lands, tenements and hereditaments, and personal property, and the rents and incomes thereof, which are now vested in the said vestry and church wardens: and to sell, alien, exchange or lease the same, or any part thereof; and to have, receive, possess and retain, all the monies and other personal estate, and all securities for the same, and the interest and proceeds thereof; and, at discretion, to call in and replace at interest the said monies, or any part thereof; and shall be able and capable in law to purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, to themselves and their successors, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of five thousand dollars; and to sell, alien and exchange, as the said corporation shall think proper; and may, by their said corporate name, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State; and to make such rules and by-laws, (not repugnant to the laws of the land,) for the benefit of the said corporation, as shall, from time to time, be agreed upon by a majority of the said vestry and church wardens.

II. And whereas, sundry persons, members of the German Fusileer Society, established at Charleston, have petitioned the Legislature of this State to be incorporated, under the name of "The German Fusileer Society," for charitable purposes; and whereas, sundry other persons have petitioned, in like manner, to be incorporated, under the name of "The Charleston Marine Society," in the city of Charleston and State of South Carolina. Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officersof the said first mentioned society, being free white persons, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated, as a body corporate and politic; and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The German Fusileer Society." And that all persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the said second mentioned society, being free white persons, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated, a body politic and corporate; and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Charleston Marine Society," in the city of Charleston, and State of South Carolina; and shall each have succession of officers and members; and a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as the said corporations, respectively, shall judge expedient. And the said corporations, respectively, and their successors, shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, receive, possess and retain, to themselves and their successors, respectively, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not cxceeding the annual income of five thousand dollars, and to sell, alien and exchange, as they, respectively, shall think proper; and may, by their respective names, severally, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State; and to make such rules and by-laws, (not repugnant to the laws of the land,) for the good government of the said corporations, respectively, as shall from time to time be agreed upon, by a majority of the members of the said corporations, respectively.

III. And whereas, by an Act of the Legislature, heretofore passed for incorporating the Charleston Library Society, the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum is fixed at thirty-one, which hath been found a great inconvenience, and tends to impede the business of the said society; for remedy thereof, Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the said Act as relates to the fixing the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum, to thirty-one, be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and that hereafter the said society have full power and authority to fix and determine upon the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum to proceed to business.

IV. And whereas, sundry persons, inhabitants of Darlington District, have petitioned the Legislature of this State to be incorporated, under the name of "The Washington Society," Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the Washington Society, in the district of Darlington, being free white persons, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated, as a body corporate and politic, and shall bo known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Washington Society;" and shall have a succession of officers and members; and a common seal, with power to alter, change and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient; and the said corporation shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, to themselves and their successors, respectively, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of five thousand dollars, and to sell, alien and exchange, as they shall think proper; and may, bv their corporate name, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in any court of law or equity in this State; and to make such rules and by-laws, (not repugnant to the laws of this State,) for the benefit of the said corporation, as shall, from time to time, be agreed upon, by a majority of the members of the said corporation.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members and officers of the Winnsborough Library Society, being free white persons, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated, as a body corporate and politic; and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Winnsborough Library Society;" and shall have a succession of officers and members; and a common seal, with a power to alter, change and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient; and shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of five thousand dollars, and to sell, alien and exchange, as the said corporation shall think proper; and may, by such corporate name, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State; and to make such rules and bylaws, (not repugnant to the laws of the land,) for the benefit of the said corporation, as shall from time to time be agreed upon by a majority of the members thereof.

VI. And whereas, many inconveniences have arisen, in consequence of the Act of incorporation of the Columbia Library society, requiring a majority of the whole society to constitute a quorum to do business. Be it therefore enacted, that the said society be authorized to fix and determine their own quorum for doing business.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the above mentioned incorporations shall not continue for a longer term than fourteen years, from and after the passing of this Act.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six, and in the thirty-first year of the Independence of the United States of America.

WM. SMITH, President of the Senate.
JOSEPH ALSTON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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