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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies, and for Other Purposes.

December 18, 1840

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Pages 138-139

I. Be it 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 the following Societies and Associations, to wit:

- The DeKalb Rifle Guards, of Kershaw District;
- The Baptist Church at Secona, in Pickens District;
- The Baptist Gapway Church, in Marion District;
- The Joint Society of the Evangelical Lutheran and German Reformed Churches, known by the name of St. Matthew's Society, in Newberry District;
- The Firemen's Charitable Association, of Charleston;
- The Charleston Light Dragoons;
- The Matlock Regular Baptist Church of Christ, on the east side of Hollow Creek;
- The Hebrew Congregation Sheyareet Israel, or Remnant of Israel;
- The Society of Working Men, Brotherhood of San Marino, in the city of Charleston;
- The Ladies' Benevolent Society for the assistance of destitute and orphan children in Columbia;
- The Hopewell Baptist Church, in Chesterfield District;
- The Trustees of the Furman Institute, near Winnsboro';
- The Cross Roads Baptist Church, in Anderson District;
- The Willow Creek Baptist Church in Marion District;

be bodies corporate and politic by the names to them respectively assigned.

II. The said Societies and Associations shall, by their respective names 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 the land; to have, keep, aud 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 are also empowered, severally, to retain, hold, possess and enjoy all such property as they may now be respectively possessed of, or entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in any wise 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 twenty thousand dollars.

IV - Phenix Fire Engine Company of Charleston and the Charleston Fire Engiue Company are re-incorporated.

V - Town of Camden authorized a capitalization tax on those liable for patrol duty.

VI. The Charleston Apprentices' Library Society, and the Charitable Society of Charleston Riflemen, are hereby re-incorporated with all the powers and privileges heretofore granted the same, respectively, and the said Charleston Apprentices' Library Society is hereby confirmed in the title of all such estate, real and personal, as may have been heretofore, and now may be in the possession of said Society, and to which it may have a just claim; and all conveyances and alienations of any real or personal property heretofore made by the said Society, be and the same are hereby confirmed and made valid to all intents and purposes whatsoever.

VII. This Act shall continue of force for the term of fourteen years, and from thence until the adjournment of the next ensuing session of the Legislature.

In the Senate House, the twenty-first day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, and in the sixty-fifth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

ANGUS PATTERSON, President of the Senate.
D. L. WARDLAW, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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