South Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate Certain Towns and Villages; to Amend the Charters of Certain Other Villages; and to Incorporate Certain Societies.

December 19, 1835

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Pages 530-537

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII - Town of Aiken incorporated in Barnwell District.

VIII - Spartanburgh re-incorporated.

IX - Towns may collect taxes.

X, XI - Town of Barnwell charter amended.

XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII - American Literary Company.

XIX. Be it further enacted, That all persons who are now, or may hereafter become, members or stockholders in the following societies and associations, to wit:

"The South Carolina Society for the Advancement of Learning,"
"The South Carolina Jockey Club,"
"The Columbia Jockey Club,"
"The Pendleton Jockey Club,"
"The Lime Stone Springs Company,"
"The Male and Female Academies in the village of Anderson,"
"The Ladies Ursuline Community of the city of Charleston,"
"The Sisters of our Lady of Mercy," of the same place,
"The Deacons and Elders of St. Paul's Church, in Newberry District,"
"The Members of Mount Olivet Church, in Fairfield District,"
"The Members of Purity Church, in the district of Chester,"
"The Members of the Presbyterian Church of John's Island and Wadmalaw,"
"The Members of the First Creek Baptist Church, in Anderson District,"
"The Board of Trustees for the aid of poor, disabled and superannuated ministers, or their families, within the bounds of the Presbytery of Harmony,"
"The Members of the Associate Reformed Synod of South Carolina,"
"The Members of the Lebanon Church, of the district of Abbeville"—

be bodies politic and corporate, by the name and style to each respectively above assigned.

XX - Northern Volunteers.

XXI. The societies atid associations aforesaid, by their respective names, shall have succession of offices and members, according to their respective by-laws ; and shall have power, respectively, 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, to plead and be impleaded, in any court of tins State; and to have and enjoy every right incident to incorporation.

XXII. They are also empowered to retain, possess and enjoy all such property as they may now respectively be possessed of, or entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in any manner acquired by, them; and to sell, alien, or in any way transfer the same, or any part thereof; provided, the amount of property so held, or stock invested, shall in no case exceed ten thousand dollars; except the "South Carolina Society for the Advancement of Learning," which shall be entitled to hold property to the amount of sixty thousand dollars.

XXIII - Town of Greenville re-incorporated.

XXIV - Town of Darlington Court House incorporated.

XXV - Spartanburg Cotton Manufacturing Company.

XXVI - Columbia Steam Boat Company and Camden Steam Boat Company.

XXVII. Be it enacted, That the President, Vice President and Members of the Greenwood Association of Abbeville District, for the Promotion of Education, be, and are hereby constituted, a body corporate and politic, upon the same terms with the societies and associations mentioned in the twenty-first section of this Act, with the right to hold, to the uses and for the ends of their incorporation, one third of all lands which may hereafter escheat to the State in said district; provided, that the value of such lands shall not exceed ten thousand dollars; and said company shall be known by the corporate name of the "Greenwood Association of Abbeville District, for the Promotion of Education."

XXVIII - Aveleigh Church of Newberry District.

XXIX - St. Peter's Church of Charleston.

XXX - Iron Steam Boat Company.

XXXI - Nesbit Manufacturing Company.

XXXII - Town Council of Edgefield may grant licenses.

XXXIII. And be it further enacted, That the funds remaining in the hands of the commissioners of public buildings for Anderson District, which arose from the sale of lots in the village of Anderson, be paid over to the trustees of the Male and Female Academies of Anderson Village. And that all the right, title and interest of the State of South Carolina, in the real estate once held by the Trustees of the Varennes Academy, in the district of Anderson, be, and the same is hereby, vested in the board of the trustees of the Male and Female Academies of Anderson Village, in further aid of said Academies.

XXXIV. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be and continue of force for the term of fourteen years, and from thence until the adjournment of the next ensuing session of the Legislature.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and in the sixtieth 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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