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

December 17, 1831

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 434 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 372-374.

I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the following societies and associations, to wit:

"The Horch Congregation of Fairfield District;"
"The Black Swamp Baptist Church of St. Peters Parish;"
"The Neal's Creek Baptist Church of Anderson;"
"The Bethesda Baptist Church of Kershaw;"
"The Jackson Grove Methodist Church of Greenville;"
"T'he Antioch Methodist Church of Chesterfield;"
"The Newberry Baptist Church;"
"The Baptist Church of Christ, of Darlington Court House;"
"The St. James Church of James Island, St. Andrew's Parish;"
"The Pipe Creek Baptist Church of St. Peter's Parish;"
"The St. Paul's Agricultural Society of Colleton;"
"The Emerald Isle Benevolent Society of Charleston;"
"The Trustees of the Verennes Academy of Anderson;"
"The Trustees of the Fairview Academy of Greenville;"
"The Richland Volunteer Rifle Company;" and
"The Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Society of St. Philip's Church, in Charleston,"

be bodies corporate and politic, by the names to them respectively assigned.

II. The said societies and associations shall, by their respective names, have succession of officers and members, to be chosen according to their respective by-laws; and shall have power to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land; to have, keep and use a common seal, and the same to alter at will; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of this State; and to have and enjoy every right incident to incorporation.

III. They are also empowered, severally, to retain, hold, possess and enjoy, all such property, as they may now be, respectively, possessed of, or entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in any wise acquired by them; and to sell, alien, or in any way transfer the same, or any part thereof; provided, the amount so held shall, in no case, exceed ten thousand dollars; except the Black Swamp Baptist Church, which may hold property, real and personal, to the value of twenty-four thousand dollars.

IV - Ladies Benevolent Society of Charleston and the Beaufort Female Benevolent Society are re-incorporated.

V - Town of Beaufort and Town of Lancaster re-incorporated.

VI - Committee named to sell the assets of the Salem Church of Sumter District.

VII - Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons's lottery extended by three (3) years.

VIII. The escheated property of the estate of John Elcork is hereby vested in the Library Society of Edisto Island.

IX. This Act shall be a public Act, and continue offeree twenty-one years.

X. The Board of Trustees of the South Carolina College are hereby invested with full power and authority, in all investigations where they may deem it necessary to the interest of the College, by subpoena, rule and attachment, to compel witnesses to appear and testify, and papers to be produced and read before the board.

XI. The board of trustees are also invested with full power and authority, whenever they may deem it essential to the interest of the College, to dismiss from office any officer of said institution.

XII - John M'Lean authorized to build a rail road in Columbia.

XIII - William Lang, Thomas Lang, and John Boykin, Sen., authorized to build a rail road in Camden.

In the Senate House, the seventeenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and in the fifty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

H. DEAS, President of the Senate.
H. L. PINCKNEY, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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