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An Act to Incorporate the Amateur Literary and Fraternal Association, of Charleston.

February 26, 1869

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1868-69, Pages 197-198.

Whereas A. J. Ransier, A. A. Aspinwall, J. N. Gregg, J. J. Canniville, E. L. Boysdon and B. A. Bosemon have prayed that the Amateur Literary and Fraternal Association, of Charleston, may be incorporated; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That from and immediately after the passing of this Act, all those persons who now are, or who hereafter may become, members of the said Association, shall be, and the same are hereby, incorporated, and are hereby declared to be a body corporate, in deed and in law, by the name and style of the Amateur Literary and Fraternal Association, of Charleston, and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of oflicers and members, and a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient.

SEC. 2. That the said corporation shall be capable in law to purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess, and retain to itself, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or other property, of what nature soever, not exceeding the sum of fifty thousand dollars, or to sell or alien .the same, as the said corporation shall think fit, and by its said name to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, in any Court of Law or Equity in this State; and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land; as for the order, good government and management thereof, may be thought necessary and exedient.

SEC. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue in force for the term of fourteen years, and until the sitting of the next General Assembly thereafter.

D. T. CORBIN and CHAS. W. MONTGOMERY, Presidents of the Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.

Approved: February 26, 1869.

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