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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies and Companies, and to Revive and Amend Certain Charters Heretofore Granted.

December 20, 1850

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XII, Pages 11-24.

I & II - Religious societies and associations incorporated:

- The Antioch Baptist Church in Kershaw District;
- The Church of the Holy Communion in Cannonsborough;
- Roberts' Church in Anderson District;
- Red Oak Grove Church in Edgefield District;
- Mount Tabor Church in Edgefield District;
- The Church of the Advent in Spartanburg District;
- The Six and Twenty Baptist Church in Anderson District;
- Sandy Springs Camp Ground in Anderson District;
- Calvary Church at Glenn's Springs in Spartanburg District;
- Pee Dee Lodge, No. 12, Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Darlington Court House;
- Kershaw Lodge, No. 9, Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the town of Camden;
- Pine Grove Church and Trinity Church, both in St. Matthew's Parish;
- Morris Street Baptist Church in Charleston;
- Marion Division, No. 2, of the Sons of Temperance, and
- The Church and School at the Nation Ford,
- South Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
- South Carolina Floating Dry Dock and Marine Railway Company

III - Military and Fire Companies incorporated:

- The Richland Light Dragoons,
- The Roebuck Band,
- The Protection Company of Charleston.

IV - Congaree Jockey Club of Columbia incorporated.

V. That the charters of the several societies, companies and associations aforesaid, shall continue in force for the term of fourteen years.

VI - Companies, societies, and towns rechartered:

- The Protestant Episcopal Church in Columbia under the name of Trinity Church, Columbia;
- St. Matthew's Church in Orangeburg District;
- The Antioch Baptist Church in Darlington District;
- The Beach Branch Baptist Church in St. Peter's Parish;
- The Vigilant Fire Engine Company in Charleston;
- The Charleston Typographical Society;
- The Charitable Society of the Cadet Riflemen in Charleston District;
- The Village of Lancaster;
- The Town of Summerville.

VII - South Carolina Insurance Company charter amended.

VIII - Corporate limits of the town of Winnsborough extended.

IX - Magnolia Cemetery Company incorporated.

X. That Wm. Gregg, William Kirkwood, William M. Lawton, Edward C. Jones, L. A. Edmondston, Joseph Walker, George N. Reynolds, Jr., E. W. Edgerton, James H. Taylor, D. N. McIntosh, Lewis M. Hatch, Charles D. Carr, Henry D. Walker, Francis J. Porcher, Wilmot G. DeSaussure, C. Y. Richardson, William Lebby, and the other members of the South Carolina Institute for the Promotion of Art, Mechanical Ingenuity and Industry, and such persons as may hereafter become members thereof, and their successors, officers and members, shall be, and the same are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, in deed and in name, by the name of the "South Carolina Institute for the Promotion of Art, Mechanical Ingenuity and Industry," and by the said name shall have perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with power to change, alter, break and make new the same as often as the said corporation shall judge expedient; and the said corporation shall be liable and capable in law to purchase, have hold or receive, enjoy, possess and retain to itself and its successors, in perpetuity, any and every estate, real or personal, whether accruing to the same by gift, purchase, devise or conveyance, not exceeding in value fifty thousand dollars; and the same, or any part thereof, to sell, alien, demise or exchange, as often as the said corporation may deem proper; and by its 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 all such by-laws and rules for the government of the said corporation as may, from time to time, be deemed necessary: Provided, Such by-laws and rules be not repugnant to the laws of the land: And provided, The same be made by such majority or quorum as may, by the laws of the said society, be declared competent to make the same. That the principal end of the said corporation shall be the promotion of arts, mechanics and other industry and ingenuity, through an annual fair and other appropriate means, and according to such rules and regulations as they may see fit to establish.

XI - Rules for the creation of Plank Road companies.

XII - Sullivan's Island Rail or Plank Road Company and Moultrieville Rail or Plank Road Company, both incorporated.

XIII - Greenville Plank Road Company incorporated.

XIV - Camden and Munroe Plank Road Company incorporated.

XV - South Carolina Plank Road Company incorporated.

XVI - Moultrie House Company incorporated.

XVII - Savannah River Plank Road Company incorporated.

XVIII - King's Mountain Iron Company incorporated.

XIX - Marine Church of Charleston incorporated.

XX - Town Council of Beaufort authorized to make assessments.

XXI - Central Plank Road Company incorporated.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and in the seventy-fifth year of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America.

ROBT. F. W. ALLSTON, President of the Senate.
JAMES SIMONS, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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