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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies, and to Renew Certain Charters Heretofore Granted.

December 19, 1848

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Pages 511-514.

I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That all free white persons who now are, or hereafter may become members of the following Religious Societies, Schools and Associations, to wit:

- Fork Shoal Baptist Church in Greenville District;
- Concord Church in Anderson District;
- New Prospect Baptist Church in Anderson District;
- Evangelical Lutheran Church, at Sandy Run in Lexington District;
- Presbyterian Church of Barnwell Court House;
- Cedar Spring Baptist Church in Spartanburg District;
- Baptist Church in Edgefield District, called Little Stephen's Creek Church;
- Concord Church in Lexington District;
- Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Abbeville District;
- Vestry and Wardens, and their successors in office, of the Church of the Epiphany in the village of Laurens;
- The Female Missionary and Education Society of the First Baptist Church in Charleston;
- Hodges and Fuller Institutes in Abbeville District, under the control of The Baptist's Calvary Church, Glenn Springs;
- The Baptist Church of Six and Twenty Mile Creek in Anderson District;
- The Siloam Baptist Church in Anderson District;
- The Concord Presbyterian Church of Fairfield District.

be, and the same are hereby declared and constituted bodies politic and corporate, by the name and style to each above respectively assigned.

II. The Societies and Associations aforesaid, shall have succession of officers and members according to their respective by-laws, and shall have power respectively to make by-laws not repugnant to the laws of the land, and to have, use and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at will, to sue and be sued in any Court in this State, and to have and enjoy every right incident to incorporations. They are hereby respectively empowered to retain, possess, and enjoy, all such property, real and personal, as they may severally possess or be entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in any manner acquired by them, and to sell, alien or transfer the same, or any part thereof, provided that the amount so held, shall in no case exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

III. That the charters of the several Societies and Associations afore said shall continue in force for the term of fourteen years.

IV - Religious Societies and companies incorporated:

- St. Luke's Church, Colony Church, Liberty Hill Church, and Beth Eden Church, with the
parsonage attached thereto, each in Newberry District so long as they continue connected with, and subject to the government of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina, and the adjacent States;
- Palmetto Society in Columbia for the dissemination of learning;
- South Carolina Medical Association; and
- Graniteville Fire Engine Company.

V - Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Greenville District, and their successors be, and they are
hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Fairview Church,"

VI - Trustees of the Presbytery of South Carolina incorporated.

VII - Northern Volunteers name changed to National Guard.

VIII - Town of Winnsborough charter revived.

IX - Trustees of Little Generostee Congregation and Ebenezer Academy in York District, both charters renewed for fourteen (14) years.

X - Fairfield Rifle Guards incoporated for fourteen (14) years.

XI - Sumter Brass Band and the Sumter Riflemen, both incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and in the seventy-third year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

ANGUS PATTERSON, President of the Senate.
JOHN IZARD MIDDLETON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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