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

December 20, 1810

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 622 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 257-259

I. Be it 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 Langdon Cheves, Richard H. Peyton, John Dixon, Eben Butman, and the several persons who now are, or hereafter shall be, members of the Charleston Neck Society, and their successors, members and officers thereof, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, in deed and in name, by the name and style of "The Charleston Neck Society," and by the said name shall have perpetual 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 necessary.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That R. Leaumont, L. D. Villers, Charles Giffert, P. C. Mack, Daniel Remoussin, E. Guilbert, S. Labatut, Augustus Remoussin, Arnold Remoussin, and the several persons who now are, or shall hereafter be, members of the Philharmonic Society, and their successors, members and officers thereof, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, in deed and in law, by the name and style of "The Philharmonic Society of South Carolina;" and they, by the said name, shall have perpetual 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 necessary.

III. Be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said several corporations, respectively, shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy and retain, to itself, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any lands, tenements and hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of five thousand dollars, and to sell, alien or lease the same, as they shall think proper; and, by its said name, to 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 and contrary to the laws of the land,) as for the order, rule, good government and management thereof may be thought necessary.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said corporations, respectively, to take, and hold, and receive, enjoy, possess and retain, all such estates, real or personal, money, goods, chattels and effects, which they now possess, or are entitled to, or which have been already given, devised or bequeathed, by whatever name such gift, devise or bequest may have been made.

V. And Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said corporations to take, and forever hold, any charitable donations or devises and bequests of land, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and personal estates, not exceeding the value of fifteen thousand dollars, and to appropriate the same to the benefit of the said corporations, respectively.

VI. And whereas, Cherry Moise, P. Cohen, and David Lopez, in behalf of Abi yetomin Ubne Ebyonim, or society for the relief of orphans and children of indigent parents, have, by their petition, prayed that the said society may be enabled to hold funds to a greater amount than their present charter authorizes. Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said society may have, hold, enjoy and retain to itself, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any lands, tenements or hereditaments, or other property, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the sum of twenly-five thousand dollars.

VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Wm. McCreight, James Beaty, Thomas Russell, Samuel Johnson, Andrew Crawford, Hugh Barkley, Creighton Buchannan, John Barkley, James Elliott, Thomas McCauley, David R. Evans, Caleb Clarke, James F. Muse, David Aiken, Robert Bones, James Workman, John Allen and David Jamieson, in behalf of themselves and others, members of the Presbyterian Church, in the Town of Winnsborough, have petitioned the Legislature to be incorporated, by the name and style of "Sion Church of the Town of Winnsborough:" to be authorized to raise a sum of money by lottery, in aid of building a church; and for the sale of a lot of land in the town of Winnsborough, reserved by the proprietors of the lands of the said town for the use of a church, and for the application of the monies arising from such sale, towards defraying the expenses of building a church. 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 all those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the said church, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated as a body politic and corporate, and shall he known, in deed and in law, by the name of "Sion Church of the Town of Winnsborough."

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation, by its name aforesaid, shall have a succession of officers and members, to be appointed or elected, in such manner, and according to such form, as may be provided by the rules and regulations now existing, or hereafter to be made, for the regulation of the said Church; and that they shall have a common seal, with power to alter the same, together with the said rules or regulations, in such manner and as often as they shall deem necessary.

IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be capable in law, to purchase, have, hold and enjoy, any estate, real or personal, in perpetuity or for any term of years; provided, the annual rent or amount thereof shall not exceed the amount of one thousand dollars; and to lease, alien or otherwise dispose of the same, in fee or for term of years, in any way it may deem proper; and that it shall be lawful for the said corporation to receive and hold forever, or for term of years, any donations of real or personal property, and to appropriate the same to the use of the said corporation; provided, the rents and profits of the said donations, shall not exceed the said annual sum of one thousand dollars.

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation may sue and he sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, by their said name, in any court of law or equity in this State; and may make such laws, (not repugnant to the laws of this State nor of the United States,) as the said corporation may deem necessary.

XI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Sion Church of the town of Winnsborough, shall be, and it is hereby, authorized and empowered, to raise, by means of lottery or lotteries, to be conducted in any manner which the members of the said church, or a majority of them, may think most advisable, a sum of money not exceeding one thousand dollars, to he applied to the use and benefit of the said Sion Church of the Town of Winnsborough.

XII. And be it further enacted by the authorit aforesaid, That this Act, or so much thereof as relates to the incorporation of the said society or congregation, shall continue and be of force for fourteen years, and from
thence until the next meeting and sitting of the Legislature.

XIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the trustees of the Mount Pleasant Academy shall be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to institute and draw a lottery, the net profits of which shall not exceed five thousand dollars; the proceeds thereof to be applied to the completion of the building, and the education of the poor in the said academy.

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

SAMUEL WARREN, President of the Senate.
JOHN GEDDES, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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