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An Act to Amend the Charter of the Society for the Relief of Elderly and Disabled Ministers, and of the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy of the Independent or Congregational Church in the State of South Carolina.

December 17, 1834

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 509 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 388-389

I. Be it enacted by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Act entitled "An Act for incorporating the Society for the relief of Elderly and Disabled Ministers, anid of the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy of the Independent or Congregational Church in the State of South Carolina," ratified on the seventh day of March, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, by and with the consent of the said corporation.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the persons and members of the society, hitherto known by the name of "The Society for the relief of Elderly and Disabled Ministers, and of the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy of the Independent or Congregational Church in the State of South Carolina," and their successors, officers and members, shall be hereafter, and they are hereby declared to be, one body corporate, in deed and in name, by the name of "The Society for the relief of Elderly and Disabled Ministers, and of the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy of the Independent or Congregational Church in the city of Charleston;"' and, by the said name, shall have perpetual succession of officers and members; and a common seal, with power to change, alter, break and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient; and the said corporation, and its successors, shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, hold, have, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, to itself, and its successors, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature whatsoever; and to sell, alien, exchange, demise or lease the same, or any part thereof, as it shall think proper; and, by its said name, to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State; and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant and contrary to the laws of the land, for the benefit and advantage of the said corporation, and for the order, rule, good government and management of the said corporation, as shall from time to time be agreed upon by a majority of the members of the said society.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said corporation hereby erected, to take and to hold, to itself and to its successors forever, any charitable donations or devises of lands and personal estate, and to appropriate the same, as also all other their funds, real and personal, to such charitable, benevolent, religious, and other purposes, for the benefit of the said corporation and of the said Independent or Congregational Church in the city of Charleston, in such manner as may be determined by a majority of the members thereof.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be, and is hereby declared, able and capable in law, to have, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, all such estate, real and personal, money, goods, chattels and effects, which it is now possessed of or entitled unto, or which has already been given, devised, or bequeathed to it, by whatever name such devise or bequest may have been made.

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be and continue of force for the term of twenty-one years; and shall be deemed and taken as a public Act.

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

H. DEAS, President of the Senate.
PATRICK NOBLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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