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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies, and to Renew and Amend Certain Charters Heretobefore Granted.

December 18, 1844

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Pages 326-329.

I, II, III - Societies and Companies incorporated:

- The Social Agricultural Society of James Island in St. Andrew's Parish;
- The Washington Artillery of Charleston,
- Pacolet Baptist Church in Union District,
- Black Mingo Baptist Church in Williamsburg District.

IV - Methodist Benevolent Society of Charleston re-incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

V. That the Elizabeth Baptist Church, of Chesterfield, and the Trustees of Bethel Academy, of York District, be, and the same are hereby, re-incorporated by the name and style aforesaid, and are hereby invested with all the powers and privileges heretofore granted to the same, and all the property heretofore belonging to the said corporations, or acquired since the expiration of their charter, be, and the same is hereby, vested in said corporations. The charters to continue for fourteen years.

VI & VII - Town of Chester to elect new commissioners.

VIII - Grace Church in Camden re-incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

IX. That the fifth Section of the Act incorporating the Charleston Library Society, be so altered and amended as to confer upon said corporation the power to make by-laws, fixing such times for their meetings, and the election of their officers, and regulating the terms and durations of their respective officers as may be agreed on by a majority of the members of said corporation.

X. That all persons who now are, or hereafter may become members of the All Saints School Society, and those persons who have associated themselves together, in the city of Charleston, for the formation of a Mercantile Library Association of Charleston, South Carolina, together with all persons who may hereafter become members thereof; the several churches now composing the Charleston Baptist Association, be, and t»ey are hereby, declared bodies politic and corporate, by the name and style to each above respectively assigned. Their respective charters to continue of force for fourteen years.

XI. They are also empowered, respectively, to retain, possess and enjoy all such property as they may now be possessed of, or entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in any manner acquired by them: Provided, That the amount of property so held by the All Saints School Society, shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars; that held by the Mercantile Library Association, of Charleston, South Carolina, shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars; and that held by the Charleston Baptist Association, shall not exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

XII. The said societies and associations, by their respective names, shall have succession of officers and members, to be chosen and admitted according to their respective by-laws, and shall have power, respectively, to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land; to have, keep, and use a common seal, and the same to alter at will, to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in any Court of this State; and to have and enjoy every right incident to corporation.

XIII - Poplar Spring Church re-incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

XIV - Town of Cheraw elections moved one month.

XV - Town of Moultrieville election to be advertised ten (10) days ahead.

XVI. That all persons who now are, or hereafter may become, memhers of the Charleston Friendly Botanic Thompsonian Society, in the Parishes of St. Philip's and St. Michael's, and the Trustees of the Bennettsville Academical Society, in Marlborough District, be, and the same are hereby, declared bodies politic and corporate, by the name and style to each above respectively assigned; their charters to continue in force for the term of fourteen years; and they are hereby invested with all the powers and privileges conferred upon the several societies and companies mentioned in the second and third Sections of this Act.

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

ANGUS PATTERSON, President of the Senate.
W. F. COLCOCK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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