The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII - Pages 366-368.
I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the following societies and associations are hereby declared bodies corporate and politic.
1. All those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, trustees of the Platt Springs Academy of Lexington District, by the name and style of "'I'he Trustees of the Platt Springs Academy."
2 - Agricultural and Police Society of Saint Andrew's Parish.
3. All those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the society of Trinitarian Universalists of the city of Charleston, by the name and style of "The Trinitarian Universalist and Library Society."
4 - Camden Independent Fire Engine Company.
5 - Aetna Fire Engine Company of the City of Charleston.
6 - First Cheraw Fire Engine Company.
7 - Protestant Episcopal Church of Christ Church, Greenville.
8 - Bethlehem Baptist Church of Edgefield.
9. All those persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the Edisto Island Academical Association, by the name and style of "The Edisto Island Academical Association."
10 - Ebenezer Lutheran Church of Columbia.
11 - First Baptist Church of Columbia.
12 - Long Cane Associate Reformed Congregation of Abbeville District.
13 - Charleston Protestant Episcopal Domestic Female Missionary Society.
14 - All Saints Light Dragoons.
15. Benjamin Holt, Edward B. Wheeler, Thomas Evans, Abner Leggett, Sr., John A. Cherry, and others, who now are, or hereafter may become, members of the Marion Academy Society of Marion District, by the name and style of "The Marion Academy Society;" and all the estate, real and personal, which belonged to the society of that name heretofore incorporated, is hereby vested in the society hereby incorporated.
16 - Elam Baptist Church of Darlington District.
II. The said societies and associations shall, by their proper names, respectively, have succession of officers and members, to be chosen according to their respective by-laws; and shall have power to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of land; to have, keep and use a common seal, and the same to alter at will; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of this State: and to have and enjoy every right incident to incorporation.
III. They shall also be empowered, severally, to retain, hold, possess and enjoy, all such property, real and personal, as they may now be, respectively, possessed of, or in any wise entitled unto, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in any way acquired by them; and to sell, alien, or in any way transfer the same, or any part thereof: provided, the amount so held shall in no case exceed five thousand dollars; except the Charleston Protestant Episcopal Domestic Female Missionary Society, which may hold property, real and personal, to an amount not exceeding the annual income of three thousand dollars.
IV - Charleston Fire and Marine Insurance Company.
V. It shall not hereafter require more than seven members of the Board of Trustees of the Charleston College to form a quorum for the transaction of business.
VI. The Act of Assembly, passed on the twentieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, incorporating the village of Walterborough, which expires at the present session of the Legislature, is hereby revived and continued of force for fourteen years; and that those persons who have lately been elected to the offices of said corporation, shall continue therein until the period fixed for the next election.
VII. All the property that has heretofore escheated to the State, or that shall hereafter escheat, in the district of Lexington, is hereby vested in the trustees of the Platt Springs Academy, until the sums received shall amount to five thousand dollars: provided, that nothing herein contained .shall prevent the Legislature from vesting any escheated property of said district in any person who may have an equitable claim thereto.
VIII. All the property which has heretofore, or shall hereafter be, escheated lo the State in the district of Marion, is hereby vested in the Marion Academy Society, until the same shall amount to five thousand dollars; provided, nothing herein contained shall prevent the Legislature from vesting any part of the same in any person having an equitable claim thereto.
IX - Camden Fire Engine Company and First Cheraw Fire Engine Company exempted from militia duty.
X - Moultrieville Town Council authorized to levy a tax for building a jail.
XI - Vestry and Wardens of the Episcopal Church of the parish of St. Luke.
XII. This shall be a public Act, and continue of force fourteen years, and from thence until the adjournment of the next session of the Legislature.
In the Senate House, the eighteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, and in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America.
H. DEAS, President of the Senate.