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

December 18, 1846

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XI, Pages 411-415.

I, II & III - Religious Societies, Other Societies, and Associations incorporated for fourteen (14) years:

- Rocky River Christian Church in Anderson District,
- Spring Branch Church in Orangeburg District,
- Anderson District Farmers' Society,
- Yates Tent, No. 181, of the Independent Order of Rechabites in Charleston, and
- Port Republic Lodge, No. 10, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the town of Beaufort.

IV - Charters renewed for fourteen (14) years:

- Baptist Church of Christ in Georgetown,
- Hopewell Presbyterian Congregation in Pendleton District,
- May River Baptist Church in St. Luke's Parish,
- Presbyterian Church, of Bethesda in Camden, and
- Charleston Protestant Episcopal Domestic Female Missionary Society.

V - Villages of Greenville and Anderson - charters extended for fourteen (14) years.

VI - Shearitt Israel incoporated for fourteen (14) years.

VII - Grace Church in Charleston incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

VIII. That the charters of the Societies aforesaid shall continue in force for the term of fourteen years.

IX. That Mrs. Sarah Dehon and Sarah Rutledge, members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Mrs. Amelia Mitchell, ot the Congregational Church, at Charleston, Mrs. Eliza Cochran, of the German Lutheran Church, at Charleston, and Miss Ann Johnson, from the First Presbyterian Church, of Charleston, be, and are hereby, declared a body politic and corporate, in law, under the name of the Ladies' Charity Society, with all the powers and privileges usually granted to corporations, and that all the funds heretofore belonging to former body politic and corporate, known by the name of the Ladies' Charity School, and held by them, or either of them, in trust for the uses of the said corporation, to be vested in the said new corporation upon the same trusts, with power to increase the same to any amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars.

X. The said persons named in the foregoing Section, or a majority of them, shall meet within one year after the ratification of this Act, and shall elect an additional Trustee, from among the female members of some Christian congregation, in Charleston, of the protestant faith, and the said lady, so elected, shall become thereby a member of the said body corporate, with the same powers as any one of the original members, and the whole management and conduct of the said corporation, shall be under the absolute control of the said Trustees, or of such quorum of them, as by their by-laws they may direct; and a majority of them shall have full power to make by-laws. In case of the death, resignation or removal of any one of the five Trustees, first above named, her place shall be supplied by an election to be made by the remaining trustees, from among the members of the church hereinbefore named, with which she is now connected; and in case of the death, resignation or removal of the sixth Trustee, hereinbefore directed to be elected, her place shall be supplied by an election to be made by the remaining Trustees, from among the members of any Christian church of the protestant faith, in the city of Charleston. This charter to continue in force for the term of fourteen years.

XI - Sisters of Charity in Charleston re-incorporated as Society for the Relief of Aged Females for fourteen (14) years.

XII - Broadway Presbyterian Church and Midway Presbyterian Church, both in Anderson District, incorporated for fourteen (14) years.

XIII - Town of Cheraw incorporation amended to include an Intendant Pro Tempore when necessary.

XIV & XV - Town of Selma in Abbeville District incoporated.

XVI. That the Act passed on the eighteenth day of December, eighteen hundred and eighteen, incorporating the Chesterville Academy Society, be revived and continued of force for the period of fourteen years.

Charters altered for the towns of Edgefield and Pendleton for granting licenses on spiritous liquors.

In the Senate House, the eighteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and in the seventy-first 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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