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An Act Authorizing the Trustees of the Newberry Academy, and the Independent Congregation of Beaufort, to Raise Sums of Money by Way of Lottery.

December 19, 1807

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 548

WHEREAS, a memorial hath been presented by the Trustees of the Newberry Academy, praying to be authorized to raise a certain sum of money by way of lottery, for the support and advancement of the same:

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 trustees of the said academy, or their successors in office, be, and are hereby, authorized and empowered to raise a sum of money by lottery or lotteries, whereof the net proceeds shall not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Frederick Nance, Frederick Gray, William Calmes, Benjamin Long, Walter Goodman, Jos. Goodman, Major J. Hampton, John M'Moiris, Samuel Lindsay, Francis Higgins and James Dyson, shall be, and are hereby nominated and appointed, managers of the said lottery or lotteries, by the said trustees to be raised for the purposes aforesaid; and that they, the said managers, or a majority of them, be, and are hereby, authorized and empowered to manage and conduct the said lottery or lotteries as they shall think most expedient and advisable for the benefit and advancement of the said institution.

III. And whereas, the Independent Congregation of Beaufort have, by their petition to the Legislature, set forth and shewn their inability to carry into complete operation a religious establishment lately set on foot by them and praying for their aid to enable them to raise a sum of money by means of a lottery; Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Independent Congregation of Beaufort shall be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to raise, by means of lottery or lotteries, to be conducted in any manner which the said congregation, or a majority of them, may think most adviseable, a sum of money not exceeding three thousand eight hundred dollars, to be applied to the use and benefit of the said Independent Congregation of Beaufort.

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

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



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