South Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies; and for Other Purposes.

December 20, 1823

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 221 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume VIII, Pages 328-334

Preamble

I & III - Hopewell Presbyterian Congregation

II & III - Charleston Port Society

IV. And be it furthr enacted, That those persons who now are, or may hereafter be, members of the Boiling Springs Academical Society, in the district of Barnwell, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Boiling Springs Academical Society."

V - Agricultural Society of St. Johns Colleton.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the two last mentioned corporations shall, severally, be able and capable in law to have succession of officers and members, to be; chosen or admitted according to the rules and regulations severally and respectively made or to be made for their government and direction: to make all lawful by-laws; to have a common seal, and to alter the same; and to have, hold, receive, purchase and enjoy, in perpetuity or for a term of years, any estate, real or personal; provided, the value thereof does not exceed ten thousand dollars.

VII - Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter.

VIII - Roman Catholic Church of Georgetown.

IX - Buflaloe Baptist Church.

X - Bethel Church of the Town of Winnsborough.

XI - Baptist Church of Bethel of Claremont County.

XII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That those persons who now are, or may hereafter become, members of the Library Society of Edisto Island, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body corporate and politic, by the name of "The Library Society of Edisto Island, South Carolina."

XIII - Union Light Infantry Charitable Society.

XIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several societies above named and incorporated, shall, severally and respeclively, be able and capable in law to have succession of officers and members, to be chosen and admitted according to the rules and regulations severally and respectively made or to be made, for their government and direction; to make all lawful by-laws; to have a common seal, and to alter the same; and to have, hold, receive, purchase and enjoy, in perpetuity or for a term of years, any estate, real or personal; provided, the same shall, at no time, exceed the value of five thousand dollars.

XV - Charleston Vigilant Fire Engine Company charter extended to 60 members.

XVI - Edgefield Village Baptist Church.

XVII - Charleston Chamber of Commerce.

XVIII. And be it also enacted, That all persons who now are, or may hereafter become officers or members of the Library Society of Society Hill, be, and the .same are hereby, incorporated, by the name and style of "The Library Society of Society Hill."

XIX. And whereas, sundry persons in the city of Charleston have associated themselves together for the purpose of eslablishing a Seminary for the teaching and promotion of literature, and of the liberal arts and sciences, and have petitioned the Legislature for incorporation: Be it therefore enacted, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the said society, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The President and Members of the Philosophical and Classical Seminary of Charleston."

XX - Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St. Finnbarr.

XXI - Charleston Ancient Artillery Society renewed.

XXII. And whereas, James Ervlne, M. M'Lean, Geroge Bruce, B. Dubose, Moses Sanders, John Gibson, and P. C. Cogshall, have petitioned the Legislature for an Act of incorporation, as a society for establishing an Academy in Darlington district: Be it therefore enacted, That the said James Ervine, M. M'Lean, George Bruce, B. Dubose, Moses Sanders, John Gibson, and P. C. Cogshall, and those who may hereafter become officers or members of said society, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The President, Directors and Members of the Darlington Academy."

XXIII. And be it also enacted, That the said president, directors and members of the Darlington Academy be, and the same are, empowered and authorized to establish and proceed to draw, and finally conclude, one or more lottery or lotteries, for the purposes aforesaid. Providing, there shall not be raised, by means thereof, a sum exceeding five thousand dollars.

XXIV, XXV, XXVI - Town Council of Beaufort to regulate the patrols.

XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX - City of Greenville incorporated.

XXXI & XXXII - Edisto Island Auxiliary Association.

XXXIII - Inspectors-General of the Thirty-Third Degree.

XXXIV - Protestant Episcopal Church of St. Paul's, Pendleton.

XXXV. Whereas, the Medical Society of South Carolina have taken measures for the establishment of a medical school in Charleston, to be conducted by professors chosen by them, and at their own expense; and have petitioned for the authority to confer medical degrees: And whereas, it is the duty of an enlightened government to aid the advancement of science. Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act, the Medical Society of South Carolina shall be, and they are hereby, authorized to organize a medical school, to consist of such professorships as they may deem expedient, and to confer medical degrees upon such candidates as may qualify themselves therefor, under the regulations which they may establish.

XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXVIII - Cheraw Steam Boat Company.

XXXIX & XL - General Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church of South Carolina.

XLI & XLII - City Council of Charleston, and the commissioners of Cross Roads on Charleston Neck authorized to create a Municipal Guard for the protection of Charleston and vicinity.

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