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An Act to Incorporate the Williamsburgh Library Society, and Other Societies Therein Mentioned.

December 19, 1816

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 38 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 279-281

WHEREAS, divers persons, inhabitants of the district of Williamsburgh, have, by their petition, set forth, that for the promotion of useful knowledge, and the encouragement of virtuous and learned doctrines and opinions, they have united themselves into a society called the "Williamsburgh Library Society," and have prayed that they may, by law, be erected into a corporation:

I. Be it therefore enacted by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by and with the authority of the same, That the society above mentioned, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter shall be, members thereof, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the name and title of the "Williamsburgh Library Society."

II. And whereas, the trustees and members of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Stoney Creek, in Prince William's Parish, have, by their petition, set forth, that their congregation has continued, for more than fifty years, as a society for pious purposes, and praying that they may, by law, receive the privileges and rights of a body politic and corporate: Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the society above mentioned, and those persons who now are, or who hereafter may be, members of the same, shall be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the name of "The Stoney Creek Independent Presbyterian Church."

III. And whereas, the members of the Baptist Church at Hardy's Meetinghouse, on Stephen's Creek, in Edgefield District, have, by their petition, prayed that the said society may be incorporated: Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the said society, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and incorporate in law, by the name of "Hardy's Meeting."

IV. And whereas, the members of the Cambridge Library Society have presented their petition, praying for a law to incorporate the said society: Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the said society, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and incorporate in law, by the name of "The Cambridge Library Society."

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the vestry and wardens of the Episcopal Church of Sheldon, in Prince William's parish, and their successors in office, to be elected in the accustomed manner, by the persons duly admitted to be members of the said church, shall be, and the same are hereby constituted and declared, one body politic and corporate in law, by the name of the "Vestry and Wardens of Sheldon Church."

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That each and every of the said corporations, by their several and respective names, shall have perpetual succession of officers and members; and shall be able and capable in law to have a common seal; and, by their several and respective names, to plead and be impleaded, sue and be sued, in any courts of law and equity in this State; and to take, by purchase, alienation or devise, any real estate, to the value of ten thousand dollars; and to have and hold any monies, goods and chattels, and to sell, alien and demise the same, as they, respectively, may think proper.

VII. And whereas, the inhabitants of Winnsborough have presented their petition, praying that a certain Act of the General Assembly, passed on the seventeenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three, entilled "An Act for the better regulating of the streets and markets of the town of Winnsborough," may be continued of force, the same being about to expire, from the limitation thereof. Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Act shall be, and the same is hereby, continued in force for the term of fourteen years, from the seventeenth day of December next. Provided, nevertheless, that nothing in this Act contained shall extend to or be construed so as to affect any land contained in the original plan of the said town of Winnsborough, north and north-west of Fairfield Street, in the said town, it being private property, and never subject to the provisions of the said Act of the seventeenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be a Public Act.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, and in the forty-first 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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