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An Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned.

December 20, 1820

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 149 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 312-319

Preamble, I & II - Vigilant Fire Engine Company.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all those persons who have associated themselves into a society for establishing a school at the Franklin School House, in the district of Edgefield, about ten miles from the city of Augusta, be, and the same are hereby declared to be, a body politic, in deed and law, by the name of "The Society for establishing a Seminary of Learning at the Franklin School House, in the district of Edgefield." And that the said corporation, by its said name, shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and shall be able and capable in law to have a common seal; and, by the said name, to sue and he sued, and plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State; and shall be able, by its said name, to take, by purchase or devise, any real or personal estate, to the value of five thousand dollars, and to sell, alien and demise the same, as the said corporation may deem proper or expedient.

IV. Whereas, John Blasingame, William Young, Baylis John Earle, William Toney, Jeremiah Cleveland, Spartan Goodlett, and Thomas G. Walker, have represented, by their petition, that a large sum of money has been subscribed for the purpose of endowing a school at Greenville Court House, and praying to be incorporated, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Greenville Academy," 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 the said last mentioned persons shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, one body corporate and politic, in deed and in law, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Greenville Academy;" and the said trustees, by their said corporate name, shall have perpetual succession of officers, and shall and may make and ordain and establish all such rules and regulations and bylaws, for the benefit of the said corporation, as may by it be deemed necessary and expedient, not repugnant to the laws of the land. And the said last mentioned corporation shall be able and capable in law to have, hold, receive, possess and enjoy, all such lands or personal property as may be acquired by it, by gift, grant, purchase, or other donation, which are now possessed, or hereafter may be possessed, by the said corporation, and to sell, alien, lease or exchange the same, in such manner and upon such terms as to the said corporation may seem expedient, not exceeding the sum of five thousand dollars; and may, by its said name, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State.

V - Beaufort Artillery Society.

VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and XIII - Town of Chatham to be renamed to Cheraw and incorporated.

XIV and XV - Prince George Winyaw Episcopal Church.

XVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the charter of the Beaufort Library Society, granted by an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Beaufort Library Society, also the Newberry Library Society," passed at Columbia, on the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven, be, and the same is hereby, revived and continued, and shall continue in force for the term of fourteen years; any thing in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX - Presbyterian Church of Bethesda.

XXI, XXII, XXIII - Sumterville Baptist Church.

XXIV, XXV, XXVI - New England Society.

XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX - Presbyterian Church of Rocky River.

XXX. Whereas, Jesse Blocker, B. M. Blocker, Jordon Hulloway, John Mitchell, and Daniel Bird, have represented to the Legislature that an Academy has been established in Edgefield District, under their superintendance, and praying to be incorporated, by the name of "The Officers and Trustees of the Society Academy:" Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the said society shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated as a body politic and corporate, and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Officers and Trustees of Society Academy."

XXXI. 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 he appointed or elected in such manner as may be provided by the by-laws, rules and regulations of the said corporation, now in existence or hereafter to be made, for the government and regulation of the said corporation; and they shall have a common seal, with power to break, alter, or change the same, as well as the by-laws by the said corporation to be made and ordained, as often as they may deem it necessary or expedient.

XXXII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be able and capable in law, to have, hold, possess and enjoy, any estate, real or personal, in perpetuity or for term of years, whether acquired by donation, purchase, or otherwise: provided , the annual rent or amount thereof shall not exceed the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars; and to lease, alien, or otherwise dispose of the same, in fee, or for a term of years, in any way it may deem proper; and may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State.

XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV - Charleston Friendly Society of Grocers.

XXXVI, XXXVII - Episcopal Church of All Saints Parish.

XXXVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Clariosophic Society be, and the same is hereby, incorporated, as a body corporate and politic, with power to 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 a succession of officers and members, by the name and style of "The Clariosophic Society."

XXXIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Euphradian Society be, and the same is hereby, incorporated, as a body politic and corporate, with power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State; and shall have a common seal, and a succession of officers, by the name and style of "The Euphradian Society."

XL. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Clariosophic and Euphradian Societies aforesaid, shall, respectively, hold but one meeting in each year in a corporate capacity, which meeting shall be on the Tuesday after the first Monday in December in each year; at which meetings, no business in a corporate capacity shall be transacted, unless a majority of the honorary and regular members then present, shall be of full age.

XLI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said societies, at their annual meetings aforesaid, may, respectively, make by-laws for their government; provided, the same be not repugnant to the law of the land; and the said societies shall, severally, be able and capable in law, to take and receive, by donation or otherwise, and possess, any personal estate; provided , the same shall not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars; and dispose of the same as they may severally deem proper.

XLII. And be it further enacted hy the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall remain and continue of force for the term of fourteen years, and from thence until the expiration of the then next insuing session of the Legislature, and no longer; and shall be deemed and taken to be a public Act, and judicially taken notice of as such without special pleading.

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

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



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