The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 352-353.
I. Be it enacted by the Honorable the Senate and House of
Representatives, That the following societies and associations,
be, and the same are hereby declared, bodies corporate and politic,
by the names and styles to
1 - Presbyterian Congregation of Hopewell.
2. John Craig, John Chapman, John Evans, Edward Mulloy, Hugh Craig, Peter L. Robson, and their successors, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Chesterfield Academy."
3. All those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the Washington Library Society of the city of Charleston, by the name and style of "The Washington Library Society."
4 - Charleston Benevolent Society.
5. All those persons who are, or may become, members of the Buck Spring Library Society of St. George's Parish, by the name and style of "The Buck Spring Library Society."
6. All those persons who are, or may become, members of the Friendly Library Society of Pendleton District, by the name and style of "The Friendly Library Society of Pendleton."
7. All those persons who are, or may become, members of the Mount Ariel Academy Society of Abbeville District, by the name and style of "The Mount Ariel Academy Society."
8. All those persons who are, or may become, members of the Cheraw Literary Society, by the name and style of "The Cheraw Literary Society."
9. Joseph V. Shanklin, E. B. Benson, James O. Lewis, F. W. Symmes, and Joseph N. Whitner, and their successors, by the name and style of "The Trustees of the Pendleton Female Academy."
10 - Goose Creek Baptist Church.
11 - Treadaway Baptist Church.
12. The said societies and associations, shall, by their proper names, respectively, have succession of officers and members, to be chosen according to the rules and by-laws made or to be made for their respective government and direction; and shall have power and authority to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land; to have, use, and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at will: 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 and every right and privilege incident of and belonging to incorporate bodies.
13. Each and every of the societies and associations hereinabove incorporated, shall, severally, be able and capable, in law and equity, to have, hold, passess, receive, enjoy and retain, all such property, real and personal, as they may now, respectively, be possessed of, or in any wise entitled to, or which shall have been, or shall hereafter be, given to, bequeathed, or in any wise acquired bv them, respectively; and to sell, alien, or otherwise part with the same, or any part thereof, as they shall, respectively, deem proper and expedient: provided, the amount so held by the said societies and associations shall not exceed, by the Mount Ariel Academy Society, fifty thousand dollars; by the Presbyterian Congregation of Hopewell, thirty thousand dollars; by the Trustees of the Chesterfield Academy, the Washington Library Society, the Charleston Benevolent Society, and the Goose Creek Baptist Church, each ten thousand dollars; and by the Buck Spring Library Society, and the Friendly Library Society, each five thousand dollars.
II - Baptist Church of Christ, in Georgetown.
III. And be it further enacted, That the Jefferson Monticello
Society of Fairfield, be, and the same is hereby, re-incorporated,
with all the powers and privileges heretofore granted to the
same, by the name and style of
IV - Charleston Fire Company of Axemen.
V. And be it further enacted, That the Franklin Library Society of Charleston, be, and the same is hereby, re-incorporated, with all the powers and privileges heretofore granted to the same..
VI - Manner of building on Sullivan's Island.
VII - Town Council of Cheraw not to levy a tax.
VIII - South Carolina Manufacturing Company.
IX. And be it further enacted, That this Act be a public Act, and continue of force for fourteen years.
In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the United States of America.
JACOB BOND I'ON, President of the Senate.