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An Act to Incorporate the Bradford Springs Female Institute Company.

December 19, 1848

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Page 539.

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 H. D. Green, Leonard White, James E. Rembert, R R. Spann and William Nettles, and their associates, and such as may hereafter be associated with them, for the purpose of establishing a Literary Institution in the District of Sumter, and State of South Carolina, be and the same are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the " Bradford Springs Female Institute Company," with a capital of ten thousand dollars, and the right to increase the same hereafter to twenty thousand dollars.

II. That the said Company shall have succession of such officers and members as may be necessary for the government of the Company, to be cho sen and regulated according to the by-laws and roles, to be made for their government and direction, and shall have power 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 andbe impleaded, in any Court of Law or Equity in this State, and to have and enjoy every right and privilege incident to incorporated

III. That the said Company shall be able and capable in Law and Equity, to have, hold, receive, possess and enjoy, all such property, real and personal, as they may now possess, or in any wise be entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, in any way acquired by them, and shall alien or otherwise part with the same, or any part thereof, provided the amount so held by the said corporation, shall at no time exceed twenty thousand dollars.

IV. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue of force for the term of twenty-one years.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and in the seventy-third year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

ANGUS PATTERSON, President of the Senate.
JOHN IZARD MIDDLETON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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