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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies.

December 20, 1826

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 291 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 348-351.

I - United Agricultural Society.

II - Beaufort Agricultural Society.

III - Charleston Bible Society.

IV - South Carolina Jockey Club.

V - United Blues.

VI - Phoenix Fire Engine Company.

VII - Charleston Fire Engine Company.

VIII - Clerk's Association of Charleston.

IX - Sisters of Charity.

X - Georgetown Rifle Guards.

XI. And be it further enacted, That those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the Franklin Debating Club of Columbia, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Franklin Debating Club of Columbia."

XII - Elizabeth Baptist Church of Chesterfield.

XIII - Presbyterian Mount Zion Church of Salem.

XIV - Grand Encampment of Knights Templars.

XV - Unity Lodge, No. 55, of Ancient Free Masons.

XVI. And be it further enacted, That all those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the Diamond Hill Library Society of Abbeville district, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Diamond Hill Library Society."

XVII - South Carolina Bar Association.

XVIII - South Carolina Manufacturing Company.

XIX. And be it further enacted, That the said societies and associations, shall, respectively, by their proper names, have succession of officers and members, to he chosen according to the rules and by-laws made or to be made for their respective government and direction; and shall have power and authority 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 and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity in this State: and to have and enjoy all and every right and privilege incident of and belonging to incorporate bodies.

XX. And be it further enacted, That each and every of the societies and associations hereinabove incorporated, shall, severally and respectively, be able and capable, in law and equity, to have, bold, receive, possess, enjoy and retain, all such property, real and personal, as they may now, respectively, be possessed of, or in any wise entitled to, or which shall have been, or shall hereafter be, given to, bequeathed or in any way acquired by them, respectively; and to sell, alien or otherwise part with the same, or any part thereof, as they shall, respectively, deem proper and expedient; provided, the amount so held by the said societies and associations, respectively, shall in no case exceed the sum of five thousand dollars; except The South Carolina Manufacturing Company, The United Agricultural Society of South Carolina, The Beaufort Agricultural Society, and The Bible Society of Charleston, which shall be limited, respectively, the first, to fifty thousand dollars; the second, to twenty thousand dollars; and the two last, to ten thousand dollars each.

XXI - French Protestant Church in Charleston.

XXII - Free Masons's Hall Company.

XXIII. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the South Carolina Society shall have full power and authority, in addition to the power now vested in them by law, to erect and support any such school or schools, or other seminaries of education, as they may deem necessary and proper; and to appropriate therefor such sum or sums of money as may hereafter accrue or be vested in them, as may by them be deemed necessary.

XXIV. And be it further enacted, That any Acts, or clauses of Acts, repugnant to this, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

XXV - Electing Wardens in the town of Columbia.

XXVI. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be a public Act, and continue of force for the term of fourteen years.

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

JACOB BOND I'ON, President of the Senate.
JNO. B. O'NEALL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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