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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies.

December 20, 1825

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 270 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 344-348.

WHEREAS, the societies and associations hereinafter named, have, by their respective petitions, prayed for Acts of incorporation, which it is both right and expedient to grant.

I - The Forensic Club in Charleston.

II - Reformed Society of Israelites.

III - Farmers's Society of Barnwell District.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That William Murray , Jr., George Sistrunk, Joel Sistrunk, John Gavin, Dr. William Carr, John Inabnit, John Murray, Daniel Moorer, David Hughes, and their successors, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Buck Spring Academy of St. George's Dorchester."

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all the property which has heretofore escheated, or may hereafter escheat, in the said parish of St. George's Dorchester, to the amount of ten thousand dollars, be, and the same is hereby, vested in the trustees of said academy, for the benefit of the same. Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the Legislature from vesting any escheated property in said parish, in any person or persons who may have an equitable claim thereto; and provided, also, that nothing herein contained shall interfere with the rights vested in any other corporation, by or under any Act of the Legislature of this State.

VI - Liberty Spring Church of Laurens District.

VII - Bethel Baptist Church of Edgefield District.

VIII - Associate Church Little River Congregation of Fairfield District.

IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That those persons, and their successors, who were, by an Act of Assembly, passed in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven, incorporated by the name and style of the Pendleton Circulating Library Society, be, and the same are hereby, re-incorporated, by the name and style of "The Board of Trustees of the Pendleton Academy."

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all such property, not otherwise disposed of, as has heretofore escheated, or shall hereafter escheat, to the State, in the district of Pendleton, be, and the same is hereby, vested in the said board of trustees; provided, the same shall not exceed ten thousand dollars; and provided, also, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the Legislature from vesting any escheated property in said district in any person or persons having an equitable claim thereto.

XI & XII - Edisto Island Ferry Company.

XIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the Charleston Medical Society of Emulation, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Charleston Medical Society of Emulation."

XIV - Edgefield Farmers's Society.

XV - Agricultural Wine and Silk Company.

XVI - Lutheran Synod.

XVII. And beit further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the State Convention of the Baptist denomination of South Carolina, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The State Convention of the Baptist Denomination in South Carolina."

XVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the officers and members of the Union Bible Society of Beaufort district, be, and they are hereby, incorporated, as a body corporate and politic, by
the name and style of "The Union Bible Society of Beaufort District."

XIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That each of the societies and associations hereinabove incorporated, shall, respectively, be able and capable, in law and equity, to have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, all such properly, real and personal, as they may now be respectively possessed of, or in any wise entitled to, or which shall have been, or shall hereafter be, given, bequeathed, or in any way acquired; and to sell, alien, or otherwise part with the same, or any part thereof, as they shall, respectively, deem proper or expedient; provided , the amount so held by the societies or associations, respectively, shall, in no case, exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars; exrept the Agricultural Wine and Silk Company of South Carolina, and the State Convention of the Baptist Denomination in South Carolina, who shall, respectively, be limited, the first to one hundred thousand dollars, and the last to two hundred thousand dollars.

XX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the objects and purposes of the State Convention of the Baptist Denomination in South Carolina, are hereby declared to be, to erect and establish an academical and theological seminary for the education of youth, generally, and of indigent pious young men, particularly, who may be designed for the gospel ministry, and for all other purposes necessary for carrying the foregoing objects into effect.

XXI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said societies anil associations, shall, respectively, by their proper names, have succession of officers and members, to be choson according to the rules and by-laws made or to be made for their several government and direction; and shall have power and authority to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land: and to have, keep and use a common seal, and the same to change and alter; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State; and to have and enjoy all the rights and privileges incident or belonging to incorporated bodies.

XXII. And be it further enacted, That the Winyaw Indigo Society be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to bind out to any trade or occupation, such pupil or pupils on the bounty of that institution, as they may deem expedient and proper.

XXIII - Patrols in Beaufort.

XXIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Clariosophic Society, incorporate, may hereafter hold and possess property, real and personal, to the amount of ten thousand dollars; that the annual meeting of the said society shall be held on the Thursday next ensuing the first Monday in December, of every year ; and that special corporate meetings may be held at such times as the society shall deem proper.

XXV. And be it further enacted, That so much of the Act incorporating the said society, passed the twentieth day of December, A. D. 1820, as is repugnant to the foregoing clause, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

XXVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue of force for the term of fourteen years.

XXVII - Camden Bridge Company charter extended.

XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, XXXI, XXXII - Trustees apointed for the estate of Dr. John De La Howe.

XXXIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all former Acts, or parts of Acts, contrary to this Act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

XXXIV - Charleston Water Company.

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

JACOB BOND I'ON, President of the Senate.
JNO. B. O'NEALL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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