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An Act to Incorporate the Beaufort Library Society, and also the Newberry Library Society.

December 19, 1807

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 546 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 244-245

WHEREAS, Stephen Elliott, President, Milton Maxcy, Secretary, and others, members of the Beaufort Library Society, 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, 'I'hat all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the Beaufort 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 Beaufort Library Society;" and shall have a succession of officers and members; and a common seal, with a power to change, alter 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 and 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 the same, 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 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 members thereof.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said above mentioned corporation shall not continue for a longer term than fourteen years, from and after the passing of this Act.

III. And whereas, the President and Vice President of the Newberry Library Society, on behalf of the others and members of the said society, have petitioned the Legislature of this State to incorporate them, under the name of "The Newberry Library Society." Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid. That all those persons who now are, or who hereafter may be, members or officers of the aforesaid society, 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 Newberry Library Society;"' 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 its successors 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 two thousand dollars, and to sell, alien and exchange, as they shall think proper; and may, by their corporate name, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in any court of law or equity in this State; and 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 constitutional majority of the members of the said corporation. Provided, the charter herein granted to the said Newberry Library shall not endure longer than fourteen years.

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.

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



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