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An Act to Incorporate Incorporate the South Carolina Academy of Fine Arts.

December 20, 1821

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 166 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 323-324

WHEREAS, a number of citizens and inhabitants of this State have associated in the city of Charleston, for the purpose of establishing an Academy for the encourageinent of the Fine Arts; and have petitioned the Legislature to be admitted a body corporate and politic, in name and in deed, by the name and style of "The South Carolina Academy of Fine Arts."

I. 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 such persons as now are, or may become hereafter, members of the said society, and their successors, members and officers, shall be, and are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, in deed and in law, by the name and style of "The South Carolina Academy of Fine Arts;" and, by the said name, shall have perpetual succession of officers and members; and a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge necessary.

II. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation 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 or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of ten 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.

III. And be if further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be able and capable in law, to have, hold and receive, enjoy, possess and retain, all such estates, real and personal, money, goods, chattels and effects, which they now possess or are entitled to, or which have been already given, devised or bequeathed thereto, by whatever name such gift, devise or bequest may have been made.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be deemed and taken as a public Act, and notice thereof shall be taken in all the courts of justice and elsewhere in this State; and shall be given in evidence without special pleading.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be and continue of force for the term of twenty-one years, and no longer.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, and in the forty-sixth 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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