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An Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned.

December 21, 1822

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 187 - Points to
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 325-327

Preamble

I and II - Congregational Church at Wappetaw.

III - Typographical Society.

IV. And be it also enacted, That those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the association called the Charleston Catholic Book Society, be, and they are hereby, incorporated, by the style and title
of "The Charleston Catholic Book Society."

V. And be it also enactedm That those persons who now are, or hereafter shall be, members of the association called the Roman Catholic Friendly Society of South Carolina, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the style and title of "The South Carolina Catholic Society."

VI - Rocky River Fund Society.

VII - Cedar Springs Congregation.

VIII. And be it enacted, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the association called the Trustees of the Tabernacle Academy, in Abbeville District, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the style and title of "The Trustees of the Tabernacle Academy."

IX - Baptist Church of Sumterville.

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That those persons who have associated themselves together, by the name of the Board of Trustees of the Barnwell Female Academy, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the style and title of "The Trustees for establishing the Female Academy at Barnwell."

XI. And be it further enacted, That those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the association called the Fork Shoal Library Society, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the style and title of "The Fork Shoal Library Society."

XII - Beach Branch Baptist Church Society.

XIII. Whereas, M. Cater, Thomas E. L. Smith, B. B. Stroble, A. M'Neel Burke, and M. E. Munro, of the City of Charleston, in behalf of themselves and others, have petitioned the Legislature to be incorporated as a society, under the name of the Ramsay Library and Debating Society; Be it therefore enacted bv the authority aforesaid, That the said M. Cater, Thomas E. L. Smith, B. B. Stroble, A. M'Neil Burke, and M. E. Munro and those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the said Ramsay Library and Debating 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 Ramsay Library and Debating Society."

XIV - Baptist Church of Edisto.

XV - American Friendly Association.

XVI - Charitable Society of Irish Volunteers.

XVII. And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid. That those who now are, or may hereafter be, trustees of the Edgefield Academy, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the style and name of "The Trustees of the Edgefield Academy."

XVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several societies hereinbefore mentioned and incorporatcd, by their several and respective names, shall have succession of officers and members, to be chosen or received according to the rules made or to be made for their several and respective government and direction; and, by their several corporate names, may take and purchase, have and hold, any real or personal estate, not exceeding in value ten thousand dollars; and shall have power and authority to make all lawful by-laws; and a common seal for their several and respective use and uses, and the same to change and alter; to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State; and to have, use and enjoy, all the rights and privileges incident or belonging to incorporated bodies.

XIX. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall continue and be of force for the space of fourteen years from the passing hereof, and until the next meeting of the Legislature thereafter, and no longer.

XX - Tax on property in Cheraw.

XXI - Cheraw Town Council to regulate patrols.

XXII. Whereas, doubts have arisen respecting the intention of the Act passed on the 20th day of December last, authorizing the Academy of Fine Arts to raise a certain sum of money by means of a lottery: Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the South Carolina Academy of Fine Arts, and the Literary and Philosophical Society of South Carolina, shall have full power and authority, for their joint and common benefit, at any time within the period of three years next ensuing, to raise, by a lottery or lotteries, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars; and shall have full power to make such scheme or schemes of a lottery or lotteries, as to them may seem expedient; to sell the tickets in such manner as to them may appear most advantageous; to appoint commissioners to superintend the drawing of the same; and, generally, to have all power necessary to carry this grant into eflect.

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

JACOB BOND I'ON, President of the Senate.
PATRICK NOBLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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