South Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies.

December 18, 1818

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 100 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 295-301

I. Be it enacted, by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, That James Nicholson, Thomas D. Condy, and others, inhabitants and land-holders of Charleston, who now are, or may be, members of the Fire Company of Charleston Neck, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Fire Company of Charleston Neck."

II. And be it further enacted, That the Hon. William Smith, William Dickson, Robert B. Walker, John B. Davis, and others, who now are, or hereafter may be admitted, members of the society for building and maintaining the Bethel Academy, in the district of York, be, and the same are hereby, incorporated and declared a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Trustees of Bethel Academy."

III. And whereas, the Charleston Marine Society, and South Carolina Marine Society, have, by their petition, stated that they have united together, and are willing to surrender their several charters, in order that they may be incorporated in one society. Be it therefore enacted by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, That those persons who are members of the Charleston Marine Society, and also those persons who are members of the South Carolina Marine Society, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Charleston Marine Society;" and that the said society, so incorporated, be authorized and empowered to hold, possess and retain real and personal property; provided, the clear revenue thereof shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

IV. And be it further enacted, That those persons who have united and contributed to the building of the Woodville Academy, in the county of Claremont, and for the support thereof, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Associated Supporters of the Woodville Academy;'" and shall have power and authority to raise, by lottery or lotteries, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, for the purposes and uses of the said society.

IV. And be it further enacted. That those who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the Methodist Female Friendly Association, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Methodist Friendly Female Association."

V. And be it further enacted, That the ladies composing the Ladies Society Charity School, and all those who hereafter may be admitted members thereof, according to the rules of the said society, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Ladies Society Charity School."

VI. And be it further enacted, That the members of the United Fraternity, and those persons who may hereafter become members thereof, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The United Fraternity."

VII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several societies in this Act mentioned, shall, by their respective corporate names, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, and have a common seal, and a succession of officers and members, to be appointed or elected in such manner as may be prescribed by the rules to be made for their several government; and, to that end, the said societies shall have power and authority, from time to time, to make and ordain such by-laws and regulations as to them may severally seem fit and convenient.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Corporations shall be able and capable in law to have, hold, take and receive, any estate, real or personal, of what kind or nature soever; provided, the value thereof does not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars, in all cases wherein no other provision is made by this Act.

IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the members of the Republican Circulating Library Society of Barnwell District, and those persons who may hereafter become members thereof, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Republican Circulating Library Society of Barnwell District."

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the members of the Chesterville Academy Society, and those persons who may hereafter become members thereof, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the name and style of "The Chesterville Academy Society."

XI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all such property as hath heretofore or may hereafter accrue to the State, in the said district of Chester, on account of property which, by an Act entitled "An Act to appoint escheators and regulate escheats," hath escheated to this State, provided, the same do not amount to more than three thousand dollars, shall be, and the same is hereby, vested in the said corporation, for the use of the Chesterville Academy; and the said corporation are hereby vested with all the powers necessary for receiving the said property, and for disposing of the same, for the benefit of the said Academy; provided, nevertheless, that such escheats shall not affect any citizen or friendly alien, but that, in all cases, such citizen or friendly alien shall have liberty to plead the statute of limitations, in all proceedings under the existing laws regulating escheats, in like manner as the said statute may now be pleaded in actions between citizens of this State.

XII. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That John M'Creary, George Kennedy, William Bradford, John Walker, Henry Bradley, John Rosborough, and John E. Gunning, be, and they are hereby, appointed trustees of the Chesterville Academy, for one year after the first day of January next, or until other trustees are appointed, as herein after directed; and the said trustees shall be under the direction and control of the Chesterville Academy Society. And the said society shall, at a convenient period in each and every year, meet and elect five or seven persons, who shall act as trustees of the said Academy, during the year next succeeding their election.

XIII. And be it further enacted, That the society called and known by the name of "The Charleston Assemblies," be, and the same is hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law.

XIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of South Carolina, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, admitted members thereof, according to the rules of the said society, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate in law, by the style and title of "The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the State of South Carolina." And the said society shall consist of a high priest and such officers, and with such style and title of office, as the said Grand Royal Arch Chapter may, by virtue of any resolutions or by-laws, direct or appoint; and shall be able and capable in law to have, hold, purchase, take, or receive, any estate, real or personal, not exceeding the annual income of five hundred pounds.

XV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Grand High Priest, or his deputy, his or their successor or successors for the time being, to issue warrants for the constituting of subordinate chapters; and the said chapters, warranted as aforesaid, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, legal and regular. And it shall and may be lawful for the said Grand Royal Arch Chapter, and subordinate chapters, already constituted and hereafter to be constituted, to have and hold meetings of themselves, for the better management of their several and respective charitable funds, and the application of the same to proper purposes, and the transaction of all other business relating to the said Grand Royal Arch Chapter, and other subordinate chapters, when and as often as it may be necessary, and at any time and place whatsoever and whensoever it may be deemed expedient to appoint, assemble and meet together.

XVI. And be it further enacted, That the said High Priest or deputy, and other officers and members constituting the said Grand Royal Arch Chapter, for the time being, and the officers of the said subordinate and inferior chapters, already constituted, or hereafter to be constituted or appointed, shall and may, from time to time, assemble and meet together, as the high priest, or his deputy, by the authority of the high priest, shall appoint, by summons or other notice, which he is hereby empowered timely to issue for that purpose, to all the said members; and they, being so met, shall have full power and authority to make, constitute and ordain such rules and by-laws as shall appear to them good, necessary and expedient for the government, order and regulation of the said Grand Royal Arch Chapter, and subordinate chapters, and every member thereof; which rules and by-laws, not being repugnant to the laws of the land, shall and may be effectually observed and kept; and to do all other things concerning the government, estate and revenues of the said Grand Royal Arch Chapter and subordinate chapters.

XVII. And whereas, the Protestant Episcopal Society for the advancement of Christianity in South Carolina, have, by their petition, prayed that, for the further promotion of the pious purposes for which their society was formed, they may be authorized and empowered to enlarge their capital. Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said Protestant Episcopal Society for the advancement of Christianity in South Carolina, shall be able and capable in law to have and to hold, purchase, take and receive, in fee simple or for any lesser estate, any lands, tenements, hereditaments or other properly, of what nature soever, so that the clear yearly value thereof shall not exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

XVIII. Whereas, the Bank of South Carolina have presented their petition, praying that so much of the Act passed on the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one, entitled "An Act to incorporate the South Carolina and State Banks," as directs than in case of an election for directors of the Bank of South Carolina, not more than three-fourths of the directors, exclusive of the President, shall be eligible for the next succeeding year, be repealed: Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the South Carolina and State Banks," as enacts, "that in case of an election for directors of the Bank of South Carolina, not more than three-fourths of the directors in office, exclusively of the President, shall be eligible for the next succeeding year," be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

XIX. And whereas, the Hibernian Society have, by their petition, prayed that the said society may be enabled to hold and acquire real and personal estate: Be it therefore enacted, by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, That the Hibernian Society be, and they are hereby, invested with all the powers and authority of a hody politic and corporate in law, as to the holding and acquiring of any estate, real or personal; provided, that the same shall not exceed the value of twenty thousand dollars.

XX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the wardens and vestry of Saint Thomas's Parish, be, and they are hereby, authorized to loan out the monies arising from Beresford's bounty, in such sums, and in such manner, and on such security, as they may deem most beneficial in promoting the objects of the testator.

XXI. Whereas, a petition hath been presented by the trustees and other members of the Monticello Academy of Fairfield District, praying for leave to raise a certain sum of money by lottery, for the repairs of said academy. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the trustees of the Monticello Academy of Fairfield District, or their successors, be, and they are hereby, vested with full power and authority to make and proceed to the drawing and concluding of a lottery, for the purpose of repairing said academy; provided, tlial they do not, by the said lottery, gain more than the net sum of one thousand dollars.

XXII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Laurens Masonic Society, Lodge No. 19, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina, be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to establish, draw and complete a lottery or lotteries, the profits whereof shall not exceed the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars, after deducting the necessary expenses attending the same; and shall be applied to the building of a Masonic Hall in the village of Laurensville.

XXIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Chas. Allen, Archibald Young, Turner Richardson, William F. Downs, John Cook, David Boyse, Charles Saxon, John Dunlap, and Nathaniel Day, or a majority of them, be, and they are hereby appointed, commissioners to manage and conduct the said lottery or lotteries, and to adopt such scheme or schemes for the purposes aforesaid, as they may judge proper; and shall appoint such time and place for the drawing of the same, as they may deem most advisable; and in case of the death, resignation, or absence from the State, of any of the said commissioners, it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners, or a majority of them, to fill such vacancy.

XXIV. And be it further enacted, That the real estate of which the Rev. Dr. James O. Farrel, late of Saint Matthew's Parish, died seized and possessed, and which real estate has escheated to the State, be vested, in fee simple, in such of the next of kin of the said James O. Farrel as have recovered his personal estate.

XXV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the South Carolina Agricultural Society, 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 South Carolina Agricultural Society;'' and, by the said name and style, shall have succession of officers and members; and shall have power to make and adopt by-laws and regulations for its government; and shall have a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new such by-laws, regulations and common seal, as often as they shall judge expedient.

XXVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said society shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, take, use and retain, to itself, any estate, real or personal, of what kind or nature soever; provided, the same do not exceed fifty thousand dollars; and, by the said name and style, to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State.

XXVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That John Robert, William Maner, William H. Lawton, Joseph J. Lawton, James Jehew Robert, John S. Maner, and Alexander J. Lawton, Trustees of Blackswamp Academy, and those persons who may hereafter become trustees of the said academy, 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 Trustees of Blackswamp Academy;" and, by the said name and style, shall have succession of officers and members; and shall have power to make by-laws for its government; a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as they shall judge expedient.

XXVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said trustees, by the said name and style, shall be able and capable in law purchase, have, hold, use, take, receive and retain, to themselves, for the use of the said academy, any estate, real or personal, of what nature or kind soever; provided, the same do not exceed twenty thousand dollars; and, by the said name and style, to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State.

XXIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That W. Patton, D. Crocker, D. Morgan, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the South Carolina Steam Boat Company, be, and the same are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, in law and in deed, by the style and title of "The South Carolina Steam Boat Company;" and, by that title, shall have power to take, subscribe and raise a capital stock, to the amount of five hundred thousand dollars; and to acquire, have and hold, any estate, real or personal, to the amount of ten thousand dollars.

XXX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Joseph Johnson, T. T. Bryce, Samuel Patterson, G. T. Spears, N. Herbemout, Abraham Blanding, Alexander Kirk, Ainsley Hall, Manoel Antonio, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the Congaree and Santee Steam Boat Company, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the style and title of "The Congaree and Santee Steam Boat Company;'' and, by that title, shall have power to take, subscribe and raise, a capital stock of five hundred thousand dollars; and to acquire, have and hold, any estate, real or personal, to the amount of ten thousand dollars.

XXXI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Thos. Salmond, John Boykin, Benjamin Bincham, Edward Cureton, W. Vaughan, Francis S, Lee, and all those persons who now are, or hereafter may be, members of the Wateree and Santee Steam Boat Company, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the style and title of "The Wateree and Santee Steam Boat Company;" and, by that title, shall have power to take, subscribe and raise, a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars; and to acquire, have and hold, any estate, real or personal, to the amount of ten thousand dollars.

XXXII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the several steam boat companies in this Act mentioned, shall be able and capable, by their respective corporate names, to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, to answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State; and shall have succession of officers and members; and shall have power to make by-laws, not repugnant to the law of the land, for the good order and government of their respective members, as to the said corporations shall be deemed expedient; and to have a common seal, and to alter and make new the same.

XXXIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall remain and continue of force for the term of twenty-one years, and from thence until the expiration of the next session of the Legislature, and no longer.

XXXIV. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the officers of the Winyaw Lodge No. 69, Ancient Free Masons, and their successors in office, be appointed in the place of the commissioners named in the Act passed the nineteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred, and one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, to carry into effect the drawing of the lottery therein granted for the benefit of the said lodge.

XXXV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Chas. Mayranl, Thomas Godbolt, Abner Leggett, Jesse Leggett, Thos. Harley, Andrew Paul, Daniel Platt, Thomas Evans, Nimrod Davis, James C
Belure, and Enos Tart, Trustees of the Marion Academy, shall have power and authority, and are hereby fully authorized and empowered, to establish a lottery, and proceed to the drawing of the same, for the use, benefit and support of the said Marion Academy; provided, that the sum of money to be raised thereby shall not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars.

XXXVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Stephen G. Deveaux, Charles Stevens, Francis Peyre, Sr., and those who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the Pineville Library Society, according to the rules and constitution of the said society, be, and they are hereby declared, a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the name of "The Pineville Library Society."

XXXVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and judicially taken notice of as such, and may be given notice of without special pleading.

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

JAMES R. PRINGLE, President of the Senate.
PATRICK NOBLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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