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An Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned.

December 18, 1819

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 119 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 304-307

I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by and with the authority of the same, That all those persons who now are, or who hereafter may be admittcd to be, members of the congregation worshiping in Lower Saint Mark's Church, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style of "The Vestry, Wardens and Society of Lower Saint Mark's Church."

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the committee and other persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the Concord Presbyterian Church of Fairfield District , be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Concord Presbyterian Church of Fairfield District."

III. And be it further enacted by the authority atoresaid, That those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, officers and members of the Charitable Society of Charleston Riflemen, shall be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Charitable Society of Charleston Riflemen."

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all those persons who now are, or who hereafter may be, members according to the rules of the society of the congregation worshiping in the Methodist Church of Monticello, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Methodist Episcopal Church of Monticello."

V. And be it further enacted, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be admitted to be, members of the congregation belonging to the Methodist Episcopal Church of Christ Church Parish, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Methodist Episcopal Church of Christ Church Parish."

VI. And be it further enacted, That each and every of the above named societies shall be able and capable, in their corporate capacity, to purchase and hold any estate, real or personal, so that the value thereof shall not exceed twelve thousand dollars.

VII. Whereas, the Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the South Carolina Insurance Company," passed the fourteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and five, is nearly expired. Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Act of incorporation shall be, and the same is hereby, extended for the further term of fourteen years, from and after the time limited in the said Act of incorporation.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That Samuel B. Byers, John S. Moore, Samuel Chambers, Benjamin Chambers, Robert Latta, and David D. Rice, and other the trustees of the Yorkville Female Academy, with their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the style and title of "The Trustees of the Yorkville Female Academy;" and shall be able and capable, in their corporate capncity, to purchase and hold any estate, to the amount of thirty thousand dollars.

IX. And be it further enacted, That all those who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the association denominated the Benevolent Society of the Second Independent Presbyterian Church of the City of Charleston be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The President, Officers and members of the Benevolent Society of the Second Independent Presbyterian Church in the city of Charleston;" and shall be able and capable, in their corporate capacity, to purchase any estate, real or personal, so that the value thereof shall not exceed thirty thousand dollars.

X. And be it also enacted, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may he admitted to be, members of the association denominated the Charleston Fire Company, according to the rules of said company, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Charleston Fire Company;" and, in their corporate capacity, shall have power to purchase and hold any estate, real or personal, so that the value thereof shall not exceed thirty thousand dollars; and the members of the said company shall be free and exempt from the performance of common militia and patrol duty, during such time or times as any parts of the city of Charleston shall be on fire; and shall have for their government the fundamental rules and regulations heretofore published under the name of "The Rules and Regulations of the Charleston Fire Company;" provided nevertheless, that the said Charleston Fire Company shall at no time consist of more than one hundred members.

XI. And be it also enacted, That the stockholders in the Peedee Steam Boat Company, shall be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Peedee Steam Boat Company;" and shall be able and capable, in their corporate capacity, to purchase and hold any estate, real or personal, so that the value thereof shall not exceed five hundred thousand dollars.

XII. And be it also enacted, That so much of an Act, passed on the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six, entitled "An Act to incorporate certain societies therein mentioned," as relates to the German Fusileer Society, shall be, and the same is hereby, continued of force for and during the term hereinafter assigned for the continuance of this Act.

XIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several societies hereinbefore enumerated, shall, respectively, have succession of members and officers; and a common seal, with power to break, change and make new the same; and shall be able and capable of impleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, in any court of law and equity in this State; and of making by-laws and regulations for the government of their respective members; provided, the same be not repugnant to the law of the land; and of doing all other legal and reasonable acts and deeds, as are incident to bodies politic and corporate to do.

XIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Stockholders of the Columbia Bridge Company be authorized to receive a profit of three percent per annum on their capital, beyond the sum of fourteen per cent, allowed by their charter: which three per cent, shall be constantly applied to raise an accumulating fund, tor repairs and renovation and improvements of the bridge or bridges to be erected by the said company; and that the said company be at liberty to erect a bridge or bridges over the Congaree, Broad and Saluda Rivers, or either of them, without being compelled to erect bridges over all the said rivers; provided, that in case the said company shall neglect for two years to commence erecting a bridge on any of the said rivers, the right of the company as to such river where such neglect shall have happened, shall thenceforth be forfeited; provided, the citizens of this State, in consideration of the alteration made in the terms of the said charter by the foregoing clause, shall be at full liberty to subscribe for the shares in the said corporation, in as full and ample a manner as the said subscriptions were subscribed for at the first institution of the said corporation: and Zebulon Rudolph, Abraham Blanding, Andrew Wallace, J. J. Faust, and John Bynum, be, and they are hereby appointed, commissioners to take said subscriptions; and are hereby required to give due notice in the public newspapers of the town of Columbia, for one month at least, of the time and place for taking such subscriptions in the said town of Columbia.

XV. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall continue of force for and during the term of fourteen years from the ratification thereof, and no longer.

XVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the trustees of the Bethel Academy in York District, and their successors in office, are hereby authorized and empowered to hold real and personal estate; provided, the same shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

XVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That a lottery shall and may be established and drawn, and finally concluded and completed, the profits whereof shall not exceed six hundred dollars, after deducting the necessary expenses attending the same; and which profits shall be expended by the commissioners hereafter named, in aid of the funds heretofore raised by private subscription for building a suitable house of public worship in the village of Conwayborough.

XVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That John E. Vereen, Bethel Durant, Richard Singleton, James G. Cochran, Robert R. Sessions, John Haines, Sr., Peter Vaught, and Daniel M. Edge, Esqrs.shall be, and they are hereby appointed, commissioners to conduct and manage the said lottery; that they, or any five of them, shall adopt such scheme or schemes for the purposes aforesaid, as they may judge most proper; and shall appoint such time and place for drawing the same, as they may deem most advisable; and that the said commissioners shall apply and expend the said sum, so raised by lottery, in conjunction with the funds raised by private donations, in erecting a suitable building for public worship in the village of Conwayborough.

XIX. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the Yorkville Female Academy be authorized to raise a sum of money by lottery, for the use of the said academy; provided, the same do not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

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

BENJ. HUGER, President of the Senate.
PATRICK NOBLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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