South Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies.

December 20, 1828

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VI, Page 347 - Points to:
The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 364-365

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 the following societies and associations be, and the same are hereby, declared bodies corporate and politic, by the names and styles to them, respectively, assigned.

1 - South Carolina Association.

2 - Sampit Seventy-Six Sharp Shooters.

3 - Mechanic Society of Beaufort.

4 - Lake Swamp Baptist Church.

5 - Friendship Methodist Church.

6 - Baptist Fellowship Church.

7 - Cedar Shoal Baptist Church.

8 - New Hope Baptist Church.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said societies and associations, by their proper names, shall, respectively, have succession of officers and members, to be chosen according to the rules and by-laws made or to be made for their respective government and direction: and shall have power and authority to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land: to have, use and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at will; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in the courts of law or equity in this State; and to have and enjoy all and every right and privilege incident and belonging to incorporated bodies.

III. And be it further enacted, That each and every of the societies and associations hereinabove incorporated, shall, severally and respectively, be able and capable, in law and equity, to have, hold, receive, possess, enjoy and retain, all such property, real and personal, as they may now be, respectively, possessed of, or in any wise entitled to, or which shall have been, or shall herefter be, given to, bequeathed, or in any way acquired by them; and to sell, alien or otherwise part with the same, or any part thereof, as they shall, respectively, deem proper and expedient; provided, the amount so held by the said societies and associations, respectively, shall in no case exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

IV - Protestant Episcopal Church Church of St. Paul in Ratcliffeborough.

V - Roman Catholic Church of Columbia.

VI - Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons authorized a Lottery.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the Fellowship Society of the city of Charleston shall have full power and authority, in addition to the powers now vested in it by law, to erect and support, or to assist in erecting and supporting, such school or schools, or other seminaries of learning, as said society may deem proper; to appropriate therefore such sums of money as may be requisite; and to make all such arrangements and by-laws for the government of the same, as may he deemed advisable; provided, the same be not repugnant to the laws of the land.

VIII & XIX - Town Council of Columbia authorize to regulate sales at auction.

X. And be it further enacted, That no property belonging to the State, within the limits of any corporation, shall be liable to any tax or duty.

XI. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be a public Act; and all incorporations granted thereby, be for the term of fourteen years.

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

H. DEAS, President of the Senate.
BENJ. F. DUNKIN, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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