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An Act to Incorporate the Several Societies Therein Mentioned.

December 18, 1802

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 438 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 215-216

WHEREAS, the Rev. Thomas Deloach, and others, have petitioned the Legislature of this State, to be incorporated as a society, under the name of "The Baptist Church of Christ, on Cland's Creek." And whereas, Thomas Dozier, and others, have petitioned, in like manner, to be incorporated under the name of the "Red Bank Church." And whereas, the Rev. Henry Kix, and others, have petitioned, in like manner, to be incorporated under the name of "The Baptist Church of Christ, on Little Stephen's Creek."

I. Be it therefore enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said Thomas Deloach, and others, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the said first mentioned Baptist church on Cland's creek, being free white persons, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated as a body politic and corporate, and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Baptist Church of Christ, on Cland's Creek." And that the said Thomas Dozier, and others, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the said second mentioned Baptist church of the Red Bank creek, being free white persons, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated as a body politic and corporate, and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Red Bank Church." And that the said Henry Kix, and others, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the said third mentioned Baptist church, on Little Stephen's Creek, being free white persons, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated as a body politic and corporate, and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Baptist Church of Christ on Little Stephen's Creek."

III. And whereas, also, Malichi Howell, and others, have petitioned, in like manner, to be incorporated under the name of "The Minerva Society;" Be it therefore enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the said Malachi Howell, and others, and all those persons, being free white persons, who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the said Minerva Society, shall be, and they are hereby incorporated as a body politic and corporate, and shall be known, in deed and law, by the name of "The Minerva Society;" and that the said Malachi Howell, and others, being free white persons, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members and officers of the said Minerva Society, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated as a body politic and corporate, and shall be known, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Minerva Society."

IV. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporations, respectively, by their names aforesaid, shall have a succession of officers and members, to be appointed or elected in such manner and according to such form, as may be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the said societies, being not contrary to the laws of the land; and that they, respectively, shall have a common seal, with power to alter the same, together with the said rules and regulations, in such manner and as often as they may deem necessary.

V. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporations shall be capable in law, to purchase, have and to hold, any estate, real or personal, in fee or for a term of years, to lease, alien, or otherwise dispose of tlie same, in fee or for a term of years, in any way they may deem proper; and that it shall he lawful for the said corporations to receive and hold forever, or for a term of years, any donation of real or personal property, and to appropriate the same for the use of the said corporations; provided, such estates and donations, as aforesaid, shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars each.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporations, by their names aforesaid, may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State; and may make such by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land, as they shall deem necessary; and that this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and taken notice of, and given in evidence, as such, without special pleading.

In the Senate House, the eighteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the twenty seventh.

JOHN WARD, President of the Senate.
ROBERT STARK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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