The Statutes at Large of South Carolina - Volume VIII, Pages 455-460
I - Columbia Independent Fire Engine Company incorporated.
II. And be it further enacted, That the charter of the Beaufort Library Society be renewed for the term of fourteen years.
III - Roman Catholic Church of South Carolina renewed for fourteen years.
IV - Monticello Planters's Society of Fairfield District incorporated.
V. And be it farther enacted, That the officers and members, and such persons as may hereafter become members, of the Library Society of James Island, be, and they are hereby, constituted a body politic and corporate in law, under the name and style of "The Library Society of James Island."
VI. And be it further enacted, That the trustees and members of the Sumterville Academical Society, and their successors, be, and they are hereby, constituted a body politic and corporate in law, with power to possess and hold, subject to former grants, escheated property within the county of Claremont, to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars.
VII - Beaufort Male Benevolent Society incorporated.
VIII. And be it further enacted, That William A. Bull, and his associates, and their successors, be, and they are hereby, constituted a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of "The Mount Carmel Female Academy," with power to hold one-third of all property which has been, or which may hereafter be, liable to escheat, within the district of Abbeville. Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to effect the rights of other corporations, under like grants made heretofore.
IX - St. Andrew's Lutheran Church of Lexington District incorporated.
X - Presbyterian Church of Concord in Sumter District incorporated.
XI - Presbyterian Church of Sumterville in Sumter District incorporated.
XII - Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary of Charleston renewed for fourteen years.
XIII - Roman Catholic Church of St. Finbar of Charleston renewed for fourteen years.
XIV - Glen's Spring Company incorporated.
XV - Town Council of the village of Anderson authorized to retain or disburse funds raised from licenses.
XVI - Broad Mouth Baptist Church of Abbeville District incorporated.
XVII - Poor Ministers's Fund of the Presbytery of Harmony incorporated.
XVIII - New Prospect Baptist Church and Mount Zion Baptist Church, both of Spartanburg District incorporated.
XIX. And be it further enacted, That the Rev. E. E. Pressly, Dr. E. Agnew, Abram Hadden, James Fair, John L. Ellis, A. C. Hawthorn, and James Lindsay, of Abbeville District, and their associates and successors, be, and they are hereby, constituted a body corporate, under the name and style of "The Clark and Erskine Seminary," with power to hold, for literary and religious uses, the real estate upon which said institution has been established, and with like powers and privileges in regard to the church erected, which is called the Due-West Corner Church; and that the said corporation shall have the right to hold real and personal property, in the whole not exceeding in value fifty thousand dollars.
XX - Red Oak Grove Baptist Church of Edgefield District incorporated.
XXI - Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Greenville District, and Unity Baptist Church of Spartanburg District, are both incorporated.
XXII - Baptist Church of Siloam in Spartanburg District incorporated.
XXIII - Bivingsville Cotton Manufacturing Company incorporated.
XXIV - Planters's and Merchants's Steam Boat Company of Cheraw incorporated.
XXV - Greenville Jockey Club incorporated.
XXVI - Town of Aiken charter amended to disallow aliens and transients from voting.
XXVII - Village of Blackwell incorporated.
XXVIII - Village of Union incorporated.
XXIX, XXX, XXXI - Charleston New Theatre Company incorporated.
XXXII - Richland Silk Company incorporated.
XXXIII. And be it further enacted, That all companies, societies and churches, incorporated by this Act, without specific limitation of time or capital, are hereby authorized and empowered, in their corporate capacity, to hold estate, real and personal, to the amount of ten thousand dollars, and to be and continue as bodies corporate for the term of fourteen years.
XXXIV - Previous Lottery to rebuild the burned cotton factory in Laurens District redefined.
XXXV. Whereas, a number of citizens of this State have associated in the city of Charleston, for the purpose of establishing an Academy for the encouragement of art and design, and have petitioned the Legislature to be admitted a body corporate and politic, in name and deed, by the name and style of "The South Carolina Academy of Art and Design," Be it therefore enacted by the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That such persons as now are, or may become hereafter, members of the said society, and their successors, members and officers, shall be, and are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, for the encouragement of the Arts connected with the objects of their association, in deed and in law, by the name and style of "The South Carolina Academy of Art and Design;'' and, by the said name, shall have perpetual succession of officers and members: and have a common seal, with power to change, alter and make new the same, as often as the said corporation shall judge necessary.
XXXVI. Be it further enacted by the avithority aforesaid, That the the said corporation shall be able and capable in law, to purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy and retain, to itself, in perpetuity, or for any term of years, any lands, tenements or hereditaments, of what kind or nature soever, not exceeding the annual income of five thousand dollars; and to sell, alien, or lease the same, as they shall think proper; and by its said name, to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, in any court of law or equity in this State: and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant and contrary to the laws of the land, as for the order, rule, good government and management thereof, may be thought necessary.
XXXVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said corporation shall be capable in law, to have, hold, receive, enjoy, possess and retain, all such estates, real and personal, money, goods, chattels and effects, which they now possess, or are entitled to, or which have been already given, devised, or bequeathed thereto, by whatever name such gift, devise, or bequest may have been made.
XXXVIII. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of this Act as relates to the South Carolina Academy of Art and Design, shall be deemed and taken as a public Act, and notice thereof shall be taken in all the courts of justice and elsewhere in the State, and shall be given in evidence without special pleading.
XXXIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of this Act as relates to the South Carolina Academy of Art and Design, shall be and continue in force for the term of thirty years, and no longer.
In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and in the sixty-second year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
PATRICK NOBLE, President of the Senate.