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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies.

December 17, 1834

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 511 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 392-394

I. Be it enacted by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That all persons who are now, or may hereafter become, members or stockholders in the following societies and associations, to wit:

"The Turkey Creek Baptist Church, of Abbeville District;"
"The May River Baptist Church, of St. Luke's Parish;"
"The Darlington Presbyterian Church;"
"The Association of the Second Presbyterian Church, in the city and suburbs of Charleston;"
"The Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of York District;"
"The Methodist Benevolent Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston;"
"The Vestry and Wardens of the Church of the Holy Trinity, in St. Luke's Parish;"
"The Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society;"
"The Trustees of the Cokesbury Manual Labor School of the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church;"
"The Orangeburg Medical Society;"
"The Board of Trustees of the Edgehill Academy of Sumter District;"
"The President and Directors of the Pendleton Manual Labor School;"
"The Washington Volunteers," and "The French Volunteers," two uniformed companies attached to the 17th Regiment of South Carolina Militia;"
"The Calhoun Hussars of St. Peter's Parish;"
"The Clarendon Troop of Cavalry;"
"The French Fusileer Charitable Society;"
"The Trustees of the Walterborough Academy;''
"The Hays's Station Monument Association;"
"The Edgefield Village Female Academy; " and
"The Methodist Protestant Church in Charleston,"

be bodies corporate and politic, by the name and style to each, respectively, above assigned.

II. The societies and associations aforesaid, by their respective names, shall [have] succession of officcrs and members, to be chosen or admitted according to their respective by-laws; and shall have power, respectively, to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land; to have, keep and use a common seal, and the same to alter at will; to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in any courts of this State; and to have and enjoy every right incident to incorporation.

III. They are also empowered to retain, possess and enjoy, all such property as they may now, respectively, be possessed of, or entitled to, or which shall hereafter bo given, bequeathed to, or in any manner acquired by them; and to sell, alien, or in any way transfer the same, or any part thereof: provided, the amount of property so held, or stock invested, shall, in no case, exceed ten thousand dollars; except in the case of the French Fusileer Charitable Society, which may hold property to the amount of fifty thousand dollars.

IV - Sumterville Baptist Church is re-incorporated.

V. Frederick Nance, Sen., John B. O'Neall, Job Johnston, G. L. Harrington, James Farnandis, Thoma.s Pratt, William Wilson, Burr Johnson, and Francis B. Higgins, trustees of the Newberry Academy, who are the regular successors of the trustees of said Academy heretofore incorporated, are hereby rei-ncorporated, as trustees of the Newberry Academy, with all the rights, powers and privileges heretofore granted, and subject to all the liabilities and restrictions imposed on the same.

VI - Church of the Holy Trinity, in St. Luke's Parish.

VII. All the charters herein above granted to the societies and associations therein named, shall continue for twenty-one years.

VIII - Town Council of Winnsborough.

IX - Town of Abbeville re-incorporated in perpetuity.

X. The trustees of the Minerva Society are hereby authorized and empowered to sell the lands of said society, whereon their Academy buildings are erected, and from the proceeds to pay the debts of said society, and pay the balance to the Beulah Baptist Church.

XI. All property which has escheated, or may hereafter escheat, within Edgefield District, not otherwise disposed of by law, to the amount of five thousand dollars, is hereby vested in the Edgefield Village Female Academy. Provided, nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the General Assembly of this State from granting any of said escheats to such person or persons as may be equitably entitled thereto.

XII. All those persons who now are, or may hereafter be, associated under the name of "The Medical Society of the State of South Carolina," be, and are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, under the name aforesaid.

XIII. The said society shall, by its proper name, have succession of officers and members, to be chosen according to the constitution and by-laws thereof; and shall have power to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land; to have, keep and use a common seal, and the same to alter at will; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of this State; and have every right incident to an incorporation. And said society shall also have power to organize associate branches, in any district or parish of this State; and be capable in law to have, hold, receive and enjoy, in perpetuity or for a term of years, any estate, real or personal, whether acquired by purchase, devise or bequest; and the same to alien and dispose of. Provided, the said estate, real or personal, shall not produce a net income exceeding five thousand dollars per annum. Provided, also, the incorporation hereby granted shall continue only for the term of twenty-one years.

XIV. All property which has escheated, or may hereafter escheat, to the State, in the parish of St. Bartholomew's, is hereby vested in the trustees of the Walterborough Academy, to the amount of ten thousand dollars. Provided, nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the Legislature from hereafter granting any portion of such escheats to any person or persons who may be equitably entitled thereto.

XV - Citizens of the Town of Barnwell do not have to work on roads outside of town limits.

XVI - Intendent and Wardens of Orangeburgh authorized to grant licenses.

XVII. This Act shall be deemed and taken as a public Act, in all the courts of this State.

In the Senate House, the seventeenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, and in the fifty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

H. DEAS, President of the Senate.
PATRICK NOBLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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