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An Act to Incoporate Certain Religious and Charitable Societies and Societies for the Advancement of Education, and to Renew and Amend the Charters of Others Heretofore Granted.

December 20, 1856

The Statutes at Large of South Carolina, Volume XII, Pages 464-467.

I & II - Religious and charitable societies and societies for the advancement of education incorporated:

- Salem Presbyterian Church at Black River;
- Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church in Anderson District;
- Philadelphia Baptist Church in Spartanburg District;
- The Young Men's Christian Association of Charleston;
- The Hebrew Congregation, Berith Shalome (Covenant of Peace);
- The German Freundschafts Bund;
- Big Creek Church of Anderson District;
- The Trustees of the Washington Street Church in Columbia of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South;
- The Ladies' Calhoun Monument Association;
- New Prospect Baptist Church of Laurens District;
- Smyrna Church of Laurens District;
- Ridge Spring Baptist Church in Edgefield District;
- Grace Church at Anderson Court House;
- Liberty Chapel at Little Rock, South Carolina;
- The Palmetto Association of Columbia;
- Bethany Church of York in York District;
- The Cheraw Library Society; and
- Allen's Chapel, a Baptist Church in Barnwell District.

III - Greenville Baptist Church charter renewed.

IV - Charters renewed:

- South Carolina Friendly Society;
- The Protestant Episcopal Church of Saint Paul in Radcliffborough;
- The Trustees of the Cokesbury Manual Labor School of the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South;
- Saint Paul's Church at Pendleton;
- The Vestry and Wardens of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Saint Luke's Parish; and
- The Vestry and Wardens of Trinity Church in Abbeville.

V - Churches incorporated:

- Duncan's Creek Presbyterian Church, Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church, and Clinton Presbyterian Church, all three in Laurens District.

VI - Society for the Relief of Elderly and Disabled Ministers, and of the Widows and Orphans of the Independent or Congregational Church in Charleston re-chartered.

VII. That all such property as hath heretofore or may hereafter accrue to the State, in the District of Chester, on account of property, which by an Act entitled " An Act to appoint escheators and regulate escheats," hath escheated to the State, provided the same do not amount to more than ten thousand dollars, shall be, and the same is hereby, vested in "The Chesterville Academy Society," for the use of the Chesterville Academy; and the said corporation are hereby vested with all the powers necessary for receiving the said property, and for disposing of the same for the benefit of the said academy: Provided, nevertheless, That such escheats shall not affect any citizen or friendly alien, but that, in all cases, such citizen or friendly alien shall have liberty to plead the statute of limitations in all proceedings under the existing laws regulating escheats, in like manner as the said statute may now be pleaded in actions between citizens of this State: And provided, also. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to restrict the Legislature from vesting in any person or persons any escheated property within the said District, who may have an equitable claim thereto.

VIII. That the Fairview Academy, of Greenville District, be, and the same is hereby, re-chartered, with all the rights and privileges of its first charter, passed on the seventeenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and that John H. Harrison, Alexander Thompson, and James Dunbar, be, and they are hereby, appointed Trustees of the said academy, with the power of filling vacancies in their board.

IX - Flat Rock Church in Anderson District incorporated.

X - South Carolina Historical Society incorporated.

XI. That this Act is hereby declared to be a Public Act.

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

JAMES CHESNUT, Jr., President of the Senate.
JAMES SIMONS, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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