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An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Pineville Academy.

December 14, 1805

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume V, Page 495 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 225-226

WHEREAS, John Palmer, Thomas Palmer, Peter Gaillard, Samuel Porcher, and Philip Porcher, have, by their petition, prayed to be incorporated as trustees for the establishment of an Academy, to be called "The
Pineville Academy:"

I. Be it therefore 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 the said petitioners, and their successors, appointed or elected, or to be appointed or elected, according to the form and to the manner prescribed or to be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the said Academy, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated as a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the name of "Pineville Academy."

II. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation, by their name aforesaid, shall have perpetual 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 now existing or hereafter to be made, for the government of the said corporation; and that they may have a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the said rules and regulations and common seal, as often as they shall judge expedient.

III. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, take, receive, possess, retain and enjoy, to itself, in perpetuity or for any term of years, any estate, real or personal, of what kind or nature soever, and to sell, alien and to dispose of the same, as they may think proper; and by its name above mentioned, to 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 or contrarv to the laws of the land,) as for the good order and proper government of the said corporation, may by them be thought neccssary or expedient; provided, nevertheless, that the said real or personal estate shall not produce an income exceeding five thousand dollars per annum.

IV. And be it enacted bv the authority aforesaid, That all such property as hath heretofore or may hereafter accrue to this State, in the parish of St. Stephens, on account of property which, by an Act entitled "An Act to appoint escheators and to regulate escheats," hath escheated to this State, shall be, and they are hereby, vested in John Palmer, Peter Gaillard, Samuel Porcher, Thomas Palmer, and Philip Porcher, trustees of the Pineville Academy, for the use and benefit of the said Academy.

In the Senate House, the fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five, and in the thirtieth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

ROBT. BARNWELL, President of the Senate.
JOSEPH ALSTON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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