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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies, and to Renew and Amend the Charters of Certain Villages.

December 21, 1836

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 551 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 448-451

I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That all persons who are now, or may hereafter become, members or stockholders in the following societies and associations, to wit:

"The Vestry and Wardens of Christ Church, Willown;"
"The Congregational Church of Christ Church Parish;"
"The Beach Branch Baptist Church;''
"The Chesterville Baptist Church;"
"The Baptist Church at Flat Rock;"
"The Abbeville School Association;"
"The Baptist Church of Little River, in Abbeville District;"
"The Trustees of the Barnwell Female Academy;"
"The Vigilant Fire Engine Company of Charleston;"
"The Trustees of the Greenville Academies;" provided, that the following persons be added to the present board of trustees of the Greenville Academies, viz:—.v. B. Crook, B. Dunham, and Josiah Kilgore, who shall have equal rights, privileges and immunities, as are and have been granted to the original trustees, by their former Act of incorporation;
"The Richland Presbyterian Church, in Pickens District;"
"The Rocky Spring Methodist Church,"

shall be, and they are hereby declared, bodies polilic and corporate, by the name and style to each, respectively, assigned; shall have succession of officers 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, use and keep, a common seal, and the same to alter at will: to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in any court of this State; and to have and enjoy every right incident to incorporation.

II. The societies and associations aforesaid are empowered to retain, possess and enjoy, all such property as they may, respectively, possess or be 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 or transfer the same, or any part thereof; provided, the amount of property so held, or stock so invested, shall in no case exceed ten thousand dollars.

III - Town Council of Darlington may grant licenses.

IV - Town Council of Cheraw may impose a tax.

V - Town of Barnwell charter extended twenty (20) years.

VI - Town Council of Greenville may grant licenses.

VII - Village of Anderson charter extended ten (10) years.

VIII - Sheriff of Anderson District authorized to execute the process of the Council of Anderson.

IX - Towns of Aiken and Darlington to keep their streets clear.

X - American Literary Company.

XI. That "The Greenwood Association of Abbeville District, for the promotion of Education,'' "The Trustees of Cokesbury School," and "The Abbeville School Association," shall, each, be entitled to hold, receive and recover, to the uses and for the ends of their incorporations, respectively, one third of all property within the District of Abbeville, which has been or may hereafter be liable to escheat: provided, that the value of such property to be received by each of said societies shall not exceed ten thousand dollars.

XII - Presbyterian Church of St. John's Presbyterian Island and Wadmalaw.

XIII. That from and after the passing of this Act, the Intendant of the city of Charleston for the time being, shall be, ex officio, a trustee of the Charleston College.

XIV - First Universalist Church of Charleston incorporated.

XV - Association of the Trinitarian Universalists repealed.

XVI - Whig Association incorporated.

XVII - Washington Society of Charleston incorporated.

XVIII - Charitable Society of Cadet Riflemen incorporated.

XIX - Ciamden Jockey Club incorporated.

XX - Typographical Society incorporated.

XXI - Town Council of Orangeburg fines to be collected.

XXII - Lime Stone Spring Company may increase its stock to $100,000.

XXIII - Commissioners named to run a lottery to rebuild the Cotton and Wool Factory in Laurens District.

XXIV. That this Act shall be a public Act, and continue of force for the term of fourteen years.

In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and in the sixty-first year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

PATRICK NOBLE, President of the Senate.
D. L. WARDLAW, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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