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An Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned, and for Other Purposes.

December 19, 1809

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 597 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 250-252

WHEREAS, the members of divers associations for useful and benevolent purposes, that is to say: the members of the South Carolina Marine Society, the members of the Bethany Church in Edgefield Disirict, the trustees of Mount Sion Congregation, Thomas Caldin and John K. Ingram, in behalf of the Savannah River Literary and Polemic Society, the trustees of the Newberry Academy, the members of the Church on the Island of Hilton Head, in St. Luke's Parish, 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 Assemblv, and by the authority of the same, that the members of Mount Sion Congregation 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 "Mount Sion Congregation." That the trustees of Newberry Academy shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated as a body corporate and polilic, and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Trustees of Newberry Academy." That the members of Bethany Church 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 "Bethany Church." That the members of the South Carolina Marine 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 South Carolina Marine Society."

II. Whereas, William Allen, Robert Hodges, Thomas Collins, Dempsey Collins, and William Rogers, have petitioned the Legislature of this State to be incorporated by ihe name of "The Gapway Antipoedo Baptist Church on Little Pee Dee:" Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said William Allen, Robert Hodges, Thomas Collins, Dempsey Collins, and William Rogers, and all those who now are, or may hereafter be duly admitted, members of said society, according to the constitution, rules or orders of said society, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, one established body, corporate and polilic, in deed and in law, by the name and style of "The Gapway Antipoedo Baptist Church on Little Pee Dee. And the said corporate body, by its said name, shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and to make, ordain and estabhsh all such rules, regulations and by-laws, for the benefit, use and administration of the said corporate body, as may not be repugnant to the laws of the land. And the members and their successors, by their said corporate name, shall be able and capable in law, to have a common seal, and hold, occupy and possess, any real estate, not exceeding in value ten thousand dollars, and any monies, goods or chattels which they do now or hereafter may have or hold, or may be granted or conveyed to the same, and to sell, alien, demisie, exchange or lease the same, as the said corporate body may deem most advisable; and that the said corporate body, by its corporate name aforesaid, shall be, and is hereby, authorized to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of judicature of this State.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be given in evidence on the trial of any issue or cause, in the court of law or equity, without special pleading. That the president and members of the Savannah River Literary and Polemic 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 Savannah River Literary and Polemic Society."

IV. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the aforesaid several incorporated societies shall each, respectively, have succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with power to alter and make new the same, as often as the said several corporations shall, respectively, judge expedient; and the said several corporations, and the members of each, and their successors, shall be able and capable in law, to have, hold, receive, possess and enjoy, all the lands, tenements, hereditaments and personal property, and the rents and incomes thereof, which now are vested in the several corporations, respectively, 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, severally, 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 and hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of ten thousand dollars, and sell, alien and exchange, as the said several corporations shall, respectively, think proper; and may, by their said several corporate names, respectively, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law and 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 respective corporations, as the said several corporations shall, respectively, devise and agree upon; and that it may be lawful for the said corporations to receive and hold forever, or for a term of years, any donations of real or personal property, and to aporopriate the same for the use of the said corporations, respectively; provided, the rents or profits of the said donations shall not exceed the said annual sum of ten thousand dollars.

V. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the intendant and council of the town of Camden are hereby declared to possess, and are invested with, all the powers and privileges of the commissioners of the public roads, and are hereby empowered to exercise and enforce the same, within the limits of the said town of Camden, and no farther.

VI. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the intendant and council of the said town of Camden are hereby authorized and empowered to class the retailers of spirituous liquors, who reside within the limits of the town of Camden, and to affix different rates to the licenses of the class of retailers of spirituous liquors. Provided, no class be assessed at a higher rate than fifty dollars for their license to retail.

VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the intendant and council of the town of Camden be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to assess and levy a tax on all improved or occupied lots in the said town of Camden, sufficient to complete and keep in repair a good well of water. Provided, the person or persons owning such lots, do not have and keep a good well of water for each and every lot by them improved or occupied; and provided, also, that the sum or sums to be assessed, as aforesaid, does not exceed one per cent on value of such lots.

VIII. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, all free white male inhabitants of the said town of Camden, of twenty-one years of age, who shall have paid a tax the preceeding year, towards the support of the government of this State, or hath any lot or other taxable property within the said town, or pays any tax into the funds of the same, shall be entitled to ballot for intendant and wardens; any law, usage or custom to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.

IX. Whereas, the intendant and wardens of the town of Beaufort, by their petition to the Legislature, have represented the urgent necessity and great importance of making some alteration in the boundaries of the said town, 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 from and inmiediately after the passing of this Act, the following line shall constitute the boundary of the town of Beaufort, to wit: commencing at the south end and on the west side of Hamar Street ; thence running north on the same side of the said street, until it intersects Boundary Street: thence east, on the north side of Boundary Street, until it reaches Port Royal River; thence directly east, across the channel of the said river; thence along the eastern and southern side of the said river, until it reaches a point directly south of Hamar Street; and thence directly north to Hamar Street.

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the town council of Beaufort, and their successors in otflce, shall and may have and exercise over all and every part of the tracts of land included within the above boundary, all the power and authority which is vested in them over the town of Beaufort, by the Act incorporating the same.

XI. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this Act, the election for intendant and wardens of the town of Beaufort shall be held in the said town of Beaufort, on the first Monday in August, in each and every year: and that the intendant and wardens now in office shall continue to exercise the powers and discharge the duties incident to their respective stations, until the first Monday in August next; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

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

SAMUEL WARREN, President of the Senate.
JOSEPH ALSTON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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