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An Act to Incorporate the Bethel Circulating Library Society, and Regular Baptist Church of Fairfield District; and to Authorize the Vestry and Wardens of Episcopal Church of Prince George, Winyaw, to Raise by Lottery a Sum of Money for the Purpose Therein Mentioned.

December 17, 1817

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 70 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 287-288

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 the members of the Bethel Circulating Library Society, be, and the same are hereby incorporated, for the term of sixteen years, by the name of "The Bethel Circulating Library Society;" and, by the said name, shall have regular succession of officers and members; and sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State; and shall have a common seal; and be able to purchase and to hold, and to sell and alien, both real and personal estate; and shall be deemed and taken for a body politic and corporate in law, with all the rights and privileges incident to the same, as other bodies politic and corporate in law are accustomed to do.

II. Whereas, the members of the Baptist Church of Fairfield District, have, by their petition, prayed that the said society may be incorporated, Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the said society, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the name and style of "The Regular Baptist Church of Fairfield District."

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation, by the said name and style of "The Regular Baptist Church of Fairfield District," shall have perpetual succession of officers and members; and shall be able and capable in law to have a common seal, and by it, to plead and be impleaded, sue and be sued, in any court of law and equity in this State; and to take by purchase, alienation or devise, any real estates, to the value of five thousand dollars; and to have and hold any monies, goods and chattels; to sell, alien and demise, as it may think proper.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Vestry and Wardens of the Episcopal Church of the Parish of Prince George Winyaw, and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, authorized to raise, by lottery or lotteries, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, for the improvement of the said church, and for the building and establishing a poor and orphan House within the town of Georgetown; provided, the said lottery or lotteries be drawn within two years from the passing of this Act.

V. And be it further enacted by the autiiority aforesaid, That the said vestry and wardens be, and they are hereby, authorized to appoint commissioners to superintend the drawing the said lottery or lotteries.

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

JAMES R. PRINGLE, President of the Senate.
THOS. BENNETT, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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