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An Act to Incorporate Certain Societies, Associations and Companies, and to Renew and Amend the Charters of Others.

December 20, 1853

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XII, Pages 207-210.

I, II & III - Societies, associations, and companies incorporated:

- The Newberry Agricultural Society;
- The Catawba Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellow, of Lancasterville;
- The Oaks Club of Charleston;
- The Society Hill Library Society;
- The Eutaw Encampment, No. 2, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Columbia;
- The Hibernian Society of Columbia;
- The Sumter Lodge, No. 23, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; and
- The German Ladies' Benevolent Society, of Charleston.

III, IV, and V - The Port Royal Company incorporated.

VI & VII - German Colonization Society of Charleston incorporated as the German Settlement Society of Charleston.

VIII - The Charleston Philharmonic Society incoporated.

IX - Mount Pleasant Ferry Company charter amended.

X - Fire and Military companies re-chartered:

- Phoenix Fire Engine Company of Charleston;
- Marion Fire Engine Company;
- South Carolina Mechanics' Association;
- Charleston Ancient Artillery Society; and
- German Fire Company of Charleston.

XI - Charleston Fire Company of Axemen re-chartered.

XII. That this Act shall be taken and deemed a Public Act, and shall continue in force for fourteen years.

XIII - Charleston Gas Light Company authorized to increase their capital to $500,000.

XIV. That the charter of the Trustees and members of the Sumterville Academical Society be, and the same is hereby, revived and extended for the term of fourteen years, by the name of the Sumterville Academical Society, with power to possess and hold, subject to former grants, property heretofore or hereafter escheated or liable to escheat within the county of Claremont, to an amount not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, and with all the other powers heretofore conferred upon it.

XV. That J. J. O'Connell, L. P. O'Connell, Julius Posey, M. J. Ryan, Joseph O'Connell, and their successors, be, and hereby are, incorporated under the name and style of "The St. Mary's College," for literary purposes, and that the said J. J. O'Connell and others, and their successors, be, and hereby are, vested with full power and authority, from time to time, to make, constitute and establish such and so many by-laws, rules and orders as to them shall seem necessary and convenient, (which said by-laws, rules and orders so made shall be binding on all persons in anywise connected with the said college,) with full power and authority also to have and use a corporate seal, and to do and perform all other acts that corporate bodies may of right do, and also with full power and authority to hold, use and alienate property, real, personal or mixed, to any amount not exceeding the sum of fifty thousand dollars.

XVI - Carolina Gas Company incorporated.

In the Senate House, the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, and in the seventy-eighth 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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