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An Act to Incorporate the Fishing Creek Circulating Library Society in Chester District, and the Ladies Benevolent Society of Beaufort District.

December 16, 1815

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 6 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Page 274

WHEREAS, John Boyd, President, and John B. Davis, Secretary, of the Fishing Creek Circulating Library Society in Chester District, have, on the part and behalf of themselves, and other officers and meimbers of the said society, petitioned the Legislature, praying to be incorporated.

I. Be it therefore enacted bv the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That John Boyd and John B. Davis, and all other the free white persons who now are, or shall hereafter become officers and members of the said society, according to the laws and constitution of the said society, now existing or hereafter to bo made, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, in deed and in law, by the name and style of "The Fishing Creek Circulating Library Society in Chester District;" and, by that name, shall have perpetual succession of officers and members; and a common seal, with power to change, alter or make new the same, as often as they may think proper; and, by their corporate name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law, to take, purchase, have, hold and enjoy, to themselves, and their successors, in perpetuity, personal property of the value of one thousand dollars; and, by their said corporate name, the said society may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in the several courts of law and equity of this State; and may also make such rules and regulations for the government of the said society, as they may deem necessary; provided, the same are not repugnant to the laws of the land.

II. Whereas, Margaret McKee, Ann Barnwell, and others, have petitioned the Legislature of this State to be incorporated, by the name of "The Beaufort Female Benevolent Society." Be if therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Margaret McKee, Ann Barnwell, and all others who now are, or may hereafter be admitted, members of said society, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, in deed and in law, by the name and style of "The Beaufort Female Benevolent Society," with all the rights usually granted to corporate bodies.

III. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall continue and be of force for fourteen years, and from thence until the next meeting of the Legislature.

In the Senate House, the sixteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and in the fortieth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

JAMES R. PRINGLE, President of the Senate.
THOS. BENNETT, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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