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An Act to Incorporate the Spartanburg Philanthropic Society

December 19, 1797

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 199-200

WHEREAS, the Rev. James Templeton, James Jordan, and others, members of the Spartanburg Philanthropic Society, have petitioned the Legislature of this State, to be admitted a body corporate and politic, in name and deed; by the name of "The Spartanburg Philanthropic Society," for the purpose of erecting an Academy:

I. Be it therefore enacted, by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by authority of the same, That all those who now belong to, and all those who shall be hereafter duly admitted or become members of that society, according to the rules, orders and constitution of the said society, formed or to be formed, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, one established body corporate and politic, in deed and in name, by the name and style of "The Spartanburg Philanthropic Society," for the purpose of erecting an Academy; and by the same 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, have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, to itself' and to its successors, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate or estates, lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of one thousand dollars, and to sell, alien, exchange, demise or release the same, or any part thereof, as they shall think proper; and may, by the said name, 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 to the laws of the land,) for the benefit of the said corporation, as shall,from time to time, be agreed upon by a majority of the members of the said corporation.

II. 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 it and its successors, forever, any donations or devises of lands and personal estates, not exceeding, in the whole, the annual income of one thousand dollars, and to appropriate the same for the benefit of the said corporation, in such manner as maybe determined on by a majority of the members thereof.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be deemed and taken as a public Act, and notice shall be taken thereof in all courts of justice and elsewhere in this State, and shall be given in evidence on the trial of any issue or cause, without special pleading.

In the Senate House, the sixteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, and in the twenty-second year of the Independence of the United States of America.

DAVID RAMSAY, President of the Senate.
ROBT. BARNWELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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